Barrafina provides stylish surroundings in which to enjoy great Spanish tapas, wines and sherries at a reasonable price – as inspired by Sam and Eddie’s love of Spanish food, and in particular the cuisine of the famous Barcelona restaurant Cal Pep.
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54 Frith StreetLondonW1D 4SL
- +44 (0)20 7813 8014
I'm surprised this place is rated so highly on Yelp and that it has a Michelin star. Both are reasons why I decided to try it. We waited about an hour to get seated which was fine; it was the time the mustached hipster guy (MHG) estimated we would wait. That was the last positive thing about our experience - the fact that MHG estimated the correct wait time. Everything went downhill from...more
Quite unimpressed by this place, in some ways.
The drinks selection is quite good, the pedro ximenez is a super sweet dessert accompaniment, but the Alameda is an excellent option for well-rounded, easy-drinking.
If you don't mind waiting for 2 hours, to be sat in a pressurised thoroughfare with other diners breathing down your neck, than perhaps this is the place for you.
Some advice on...more
You only live once, EAT WELL.
Pulpo alone was life-changing, unspeakably delicious grilled morsels of perfection - impossibly tender, incredibly flavorful.
Pane con tomate was mouthwatering - a must.
Beetroot salad was beyond fresh and gladdens the palate with a thoughtful touch of dill.
Grilled quail was quite oily and unfortunately bland - not a standout.
Neighbors enjoyed the...more
All I can say is wow. If you love fish and especially Spanish fish dishes come here. My brother just treated me to a meal here and it's fantastic.
I didn't see the bill but I can imagine not that cheap but I'll defiantly be returning.more
Whoever said London is not known for their food has never been to Barrafina... authentic Spanish tapas that blow similar places in New York out of the water can be found here.. even the wine they suggested was outstanding.. I would describe each dish separately if it weren't for the fact that each plate we ordered was phenomenal.. can't go wrong here.. everything is fresh and delicious.. there...more