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Barrafina

26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“octopus” (178 reviews)
“tapas” (416 reviews)
“tortillas” (118 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The pigs head lacked flavour and the classic tortilla lacked seasoning. Service quite poor. The waitress kept coming and going and was difficult to pin down. Our specials board was taken away before she returned to take the order and we weren't given the drinks...More

Thank 95,708
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Barrafina is currently one of the only 70 Michelin Star restaurants in London where you can walk out with change for 30 pounds. The place operates on a 'no reservation' based system and therefore receives sizable queues well before 5pm, when it opens its doors...More

Thank manderjones
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous lunch with extreme friendly and professional service! The tapas are delicious and also very original. Not to be missed by tapas lovers!!

Thank Shanij60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience, get there as the place opens, so you can get a seat at the first sitting around the bar. Watch your food, fish/meat/vegetables being cooked. Lovely selection of tapas dishes and superb Spanish wines.

Thank Castledrinkers
Reviewed 1 week ago

just say THANK YOU !!! I've been there with my wife the service was amazing end the food was absolutely great.....

Thank ivan r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Barrafina for a Saturday lunch with friends. The restaurant has two outside tables and only bar seating inside, upon entering we were told the wait would be around 30 minutes. You wait along the sidelines of the restaurant, which is not a comfortable...More

Thank Antonia_XY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! It’s a bar service tapas restaurant, with excellent service and very high quality of food. You can pick whatever suits you from the menu and I guarantee you will like it!

Thank majedk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly rude - we got to the restaurant, got offered a seat and we’re then asked to leave by a phenomenally indifferent waitress. Go here if: - you like rude waiting staff Avoid if: - you don’t like rude waiting staff Overall: - one to...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second visit to Barrafina Dean Street and it was as good as my first! I am from Galicia, NW Spain, and anytime my couple is in town we treat ourselves to some real Spanish food. We were lucky enough to have Fernando as our...More

Thank Guisantelmo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to try this place for such a long time, but there’s always a very long queue - specially for dinner. So I decided to take my mate out for lunch. Although had to wait for a table, but it’s ok. Your can order small...More

Thank DapLondon
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Questions & Answers
Sally L
30 November 2016|
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Response from nimbledolphin | Reviewed this property |
They will do - but from my experience you can't ever reserve tables, so if busy which it normally is you would have to either sit apart, or potentially wait in a queue quite a while until enough seats in a row become... More
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hoganzswing
15 July 2016|
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Response from Ross G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not answering your question, had issue with my app. I hope you managed to get seated. Such a great restaurant
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Seamus M
9 June 2015|
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Response from Sophie O | Property representative |
Dear Seamus1973, Thank you for your question. I'm afraid we don't have high chairs at our restaurants, we just have our high stools. Thanks, Connie Cooper (PR & Marketing)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$72 - US$72
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7813 8016
  • E-mail
Description
Barrafina is an authentic Spanish tapas bar located in London's Soho. It serves a traditional but contemporary, regional a la carte menu and there is a daily blackboard of specials, created by Executive Head Chef, Barragan Mohacho. Barrafina operates a first come first serve queuing system, and does not take reservations for their 23 stools. However, part of the fun of dining there is eating little bites and sipping on something delicious while making the line. The kitchen is open and guests are close to all the action and drama while their food is prepared.
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