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26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“octopus” (170 reviews)
“tapas” (376 reviews)
“razor clams” (53 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took quite a bit of time to get seated, but it's worth the wait. They had specials of the day and the mussels was to die for.

Thank ABAdriano
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous small plates, great service with cool vibes. Staff were very knowledgeable and gave good advice re choices. Place was packed but is so well lit you didn’t feel hemmed in. Everyone sneakily eyed up everyone else’s delicious looking dishes and it created a talking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it ,was long que as they don't take reservations , but is worth it , if love good food and friendly service , go for it

Thank Fooddairies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes you have to wait for a table. However once you're inside you can eat croquettas while you wait. And they are bloody delicious. Lovely place to eat with friends. Bit difficult for larger groups as the seating is minimal. Delicious tapas. Loved the octopus,...More

Thank Charlotte w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 4:50pm for a 5 o’clock opening. Within two minutes of opening the restaurant was full. Good food in a friendly engaging atmosphere.

Thank fearthemac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best tapas in years. The squid croquetas are to dye for. I went there twice in a row because I was craving more. The navajas were perfectly cooked, super tasty and so was the risotto. Everything was beyond delicious. It's a very casual restaurant, with...More

Thank sheilafajl
Reviewed 1 week ago

And I agree with most of the reviews that this has got to be the best Spanish place in town with the exception of Brindisa of course. The prices are a tad on the high side probably because of the quality of ingredients but I'd...More

Thank debsanyal2806
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barrafina is one of those must-try restaurants in London. There have been so many great reviews about this tapas restaurant and I simply could not restraint myself from not trying it when I am in town.   As they do not take reservations, we tried...More

Thank imran a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A huge amount of hype surrounds this restaurant, after my first visit, i am very disappointed. After a 55 minute wait, my appetite would probably have been satisfied with dog food, however - the wait continued....... 5 tapas sharing dishes and an hour and a...More

Thank travellingmork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Barrafina at 26-27 Dean Street | Soho is my absolutely favorite in London to have a authentic super tasty mediterranean dinner - the quality is just outstanding, superbe and fresh - the service lovely, so warm hearted and supportive - folks, you do such...More

1  Thank mschrofe
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Sally L
29 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
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
9 June 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 72 - US$ 72
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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