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26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“octopus” (178 reviews)
“tapas” (382 reviews)
“ham croquettes” (51 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For some time I kept intending to go here, but the queues were so long, I just couldn't justify waiting. Anyway, one night I did wait and it was definitely worth the wait. The stools were surprisingly comfortable and watching the chefs at work was...More

Thank sui_generis_man
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely Tapas restaurant for a different dining experience. Had to wait 30 minutes for a seat but had a drink and some nibbles while we waited. Seated at a bar arrangement around the cooking area meant watching the chefs work was different. Enjoyed ordering and...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazingly delicious and creative tapas dishes. It’s bar seating around the open kitchen and there are limited spaces so try to go early, unless expect to wait at least half an hour. I know what you’re thinking, but you can’t reserve a spot. It’s all...More

Thank LondonsDiningCouple
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ordered several dishes and they were all excellent. Highly recommend the octopus, grilled brill, mussels and FRIED CHICKEN! Probably not ideal for a large party as seatings are bar seats, unless you sit outside. Even then there are only a few tables outside. We...More

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Can't say enough good things about Barrafina restaurant on Dean street. I have been to the one on Drury lane also and it ranks up there with some of the best tapas I've ever had. Even in Spain. I was a little worried the Dean...More

1  Thank JayBarber1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a disappointing experience- had been looking forward to visiting this tapas bar and it is hugely popular. More style over substance - rubbery octopus, more batter than squid, and all round terrible tapas. Only highlight was great table on the street on a clear...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is delightful! It is small and only bar seating available. There’s a bit of a wait but they make sure you can order drinks and appetizers to munch on while waiting for a seat. food is fresh and a total delight! Wine is...More

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You should definitely try this place, the people are so friendly but really this is about the food. The food is just amazing! I would guess this place only seats about 30 or so people, all overlooking the bar and open kitchen. You order directly...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious tapas in a buzzy atmosphere with helpful, friendly staff. We particularly enjoyed the plaice, the salt cod fritters, the courgette flower and the classic tortilla. We miss Fino so it was great to have the runny centred tortilla again. We visited on a Saturday...More

Thank Sherard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For two people on a Thursday eve we had to wait just under 1.5hours. They bring the queue inside for part of your wait so it's not all in the cold, then you can also have a drink whilst you wait on the side, seeing...More

Thank Karen J
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
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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
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
Seamus M
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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