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Barrafina

#85 of 17,712 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
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26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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Today
13:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a spiffy, bright and popular tapas restaurant. We arrived just before opening time for lunch and there was just one party in front of us. But 5 minutes before opening a long line of about 40 people had formed behind us. We ordered octopus tentacles, grilled green chilli on sea salt, slowed cooked lamb shank and grilled sardine.... More 

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London
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although I've been many times I don't think I will ever tire of coming here or the other two venues. Today the oxtail croquetas and the chicken thighs with romesco were my quick lunch...outstanding. But its not just the food, its the welcome, the service with cheer and knowledge and the vibrant bustle that makes me smile...every time. Just like... More 

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Thank QSLondon
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My 1st ever visit with my beautiful Julie,at her suggestion,and I'm clean out of superlatives to describe the quality of ,well,everything about this place.

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Thank gravesend58
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my brother decided to get there early as We've been wanting to go for a long time but it's always too busy which is a great thing. It's obviously good, successful and worth the wait. It's great to see businesses succeed in such a tough market. When we arrived we were sat at counter facing the chefs. It's... More 

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Thank Jranda11
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to Barrafine on Dean St last Friday night. The service was great and all the staff were lovely / helpful / attentive but we were really disappointed with the food! I would say the tapas was "above average" but certainly nothing special compared to the Salt Yard, Condensa (Maiden lane) - we had the octopus (tender, but stringy... More 

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Cowden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this much anticipated Michelin starred tapas restaurant in January. You certainly need to get here well before it opens to get a seat as the queue was already formidable 15minutes before opening! The restaurant is small but nice and bright and airy and excedingly clean. The staff are friendly, polite and efficient but we were a little disappointed... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good food and atmosphere.. Sit along the bar a see your plate prepared. Enjoyed every mouthful, and the Cava is very good too!

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Thank Nweeks
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tapas in a relaxed atmosphere. The large prawn and the octopus were really amazing! In summer sitting outside is just perfect

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Thank Shore4262
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58 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best tapas restaurant in London...... Atmosphere, very cosy Service, very friendly Food, amazing !!!!!!!!!!! Place to go See you soon !!!!!!!!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived by 7ish and were seated by 8ish. The queue was fairly long but you could order snacks and drinks whilst you waited. We were seated at the bar along with everybody else. You could see food being prepared which personally I love! It makes the whole experience more unique and personal, like someone is cooking a private meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 72 - US$ 72
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7813 8016
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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