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Barrafina

#79 of 17,547 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Soho
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54 Frith Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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London UK
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

haven't moved very far but nothing has changed... still superb .... the biggest win is better outside deating with heating that meant we turned up at 7 and got a table with no wait as people inside rather wait over an hour for a bar stool!! Fun happy service, quality food .....

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Thank JSMLondonUK
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Since the restaurant moved to Dean Street, it has gained a few more seats and more (queuing) space. The food is as excellent as ever. The service uber busy and friendly. The place just has great vibe and is still worth the wait. Long time favourite had become even better in the new location. Thumbs up!

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Thank Oliver G
london
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best tapas I've had in town. Tried to go a few times and too busy, found myself in soho on a Sunday lunchtime and popped in for a snack. Amazing chorizo amongst other dishes. Really cool atmosphere and very friendly host, also very informative about where to buy Spanish ingredients in London. Believe they are moving location soon

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Thank chauveau_10
Barranquilla, Colombia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great selection of Spanish wines, and all plates were perfect, flavors you can't find in other place. Service could be better but too much work for them.

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Thank Jose S
hemel
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860 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a review of the new Dean Street Barrafina Superior tapas Loved it Just come back from Spain This compares favourably

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Thank davethedrill
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good quality tapas, everything we tried from the menu was delicious. Tuna tartare, artichokes and octopus were mind blowing. We arrived at 5.45 on friday, waited about 30-40 mins. Service is great, and very cozy, and friendly atmosphere. Would definitely go again

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Thank toastandcoffeee
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After an hour wait for a seat in the new location on Dean st we ordered food and as the first dish arrived, octopus with capers, the final orders for mains was called. We ordered a further dish on top of our original order and sat and sat. Watching other people devour their dishes we began to get a little... More 

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Thank toothache2013
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to wait 1 to 1/34 hours to be seated. There are better places to eat in the area unless you're desperate for Tapas, of which it seems that there is a big gap in the market for in central London.

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Thank Berwyn C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Barrafina is a wonderful tapas restaurant. Be warned - no booking so get there 20-30 minutes before it opens at 17:00, otherwise you could find yourself waiting for 90 minutes for a seat in this very small restaurant. There are many delights but try the Tuna Tartare and the Baby Artichokes (if they are in season).

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Thank eddiedick
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Barrafina in Adelaide St a few times before. Today, we popped into the new Dean St SoHo location (moved from Frith St). The food was good, however the service was terrible. After being seated, we got served drinks pretty quickly. However, food orders were not taken for another 45 minutes and the first cold dish did... 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: 54 Frith Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, 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 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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