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26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“octopus” (181 reviews)
“tapas” (421 reviews)
“tortillas” (118 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

My first time here, atmosphere lively and buzzing, food - amazing We had a brilliant time will definitely come back

Thank Vanessagomes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding Spanish tapas served in a lively restaurant. Interesting concept - no reservation taken, but drinks and light bites available while waiting to be seated. Great service and atmosphere!

Thank aroundworldin40years
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here we are again !!! After an exhausting day Wedding shopping we headed for Dean St and our favourite Tapas Restaurant. Yes we had drink a whole bottle of wine before we were seated BUT the staff kept us cheerful The food here is second...More

Thank RoseGarland33
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is authentic and delicious. Croquettas melt in your mouth. The octopus is sublime. I've never had octopus so tender - usually there is a bit of chew, but the octopus dish served here had basically the most perfect texture ever. Also had...More

Thank mookie m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been waiting to try this place for a long time. Was perfect place to catch up with a friend from overseas. Great selection of wines to compliment the dishes. The Courgette flower dish was out of this world!!!

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On 26 May We queued up for over an hour, and finally got a spot outside sitting in the open which was fine as it was a hot evening. However opeople who came after us were served before us by a young waiter, full of...More

Thank Nalismiranda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed thoroughly from start to finish. I didn’t like the idea of sitting by the bar with my friends by my side rather than facing them, but it proved to be no issue. Good food, decent service.

Thank EddieDuncan88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

7 seats free on the bar and 8 on the terrace and they refuse that people sit down 3 minutes it was actually 2 and 35 seconds to sit down. staff really unfriendly

1  Thank annickmaas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Barrafina on a friend's recommendation, joining the line at the door at 5pm. No reservations, small bar seating, first come, first served. Absolutely everything we ate was fantastic. Goat cheese croquettes, mussels, tuna tartar with avocado mousse. I would absolutely recommend, and would go...More

Thank Galilayo79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eaten here several times now and the food never disappoints, great lively atmosphere and knowledgable staff, worth the wait for a seat and if octopus is on the menu have it!

Thank Lilley_White63
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
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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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