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Barrafina

Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Restaurant££££
Charing Cross, London
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  • Cenker K.
    "Ask for daily special dishes and must order halloumi croquettes!"(5 Tips)
    Ieva L.
    "Feels like a bit of Spain in London"(2 Tips)
    James H.
    "Graze on classic tortilla, ibérico short ribs, with a bottle of..."(2 Tips)
    minnie m.
    "Get the tortillas and razor clams!"(2 Tips)
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  • Mela M.
    Mela MelOctober 29, 2014
    Best food and best service ever, you'll feel like at home. Have a carabinero prawn and the croquettes, not to talk about the jamon iberico de bellota. It's my fav in London. And watch out for celebs!!
  • S P.
    S PDecember 5, 2016
    Super tasty tapas; fresh ingredients simply prepared but just right. As you would find in the best tapas restaurants in Madrid, Barcelona or Santander. Classic tortilla, croquetas de Crab & carabinero
  • Joyce C.
    Joyce ChengDecember 20, 2014
    Only had to wait for 15 mins at the covent garden branch on a sat night. Everything on the menu was delightful; my faves on the night were the mussels.Will definitely come back to try everything!
  • Gartzena
    GartzenaJanuary 23, 2015
    Efficient and friendly staff. Superb pinchos morunos & chipirones. Not impressed with patatas aliñadas & doughnuts though. Overall it's a good place. Bear in mind the only place to eat it's @ the bar
  • Matt T.
    Matt Ta-MinJanuary 6, 2016
    Amazing amazing food here. Calves liver on cauliflower puree (specials menu) was excellent. All complimented by excellent sherries.
  • Genevieve H.
    Genevieve HoJuly 24, 2016
    Extremely fresh mackerel. Simple preparation but great fresh flavors. Go for scotch egg too!
  • Emre K.
    Emre KaragozluSeptember 2, 2015
    Everything out of sea is delicious. And the tortillas and milhojas. Staff so friendly. Fun to watch them cooking in front of you.
  • Ronald D.
    Ronald DLApril 30, 2016
    Very busy place but worth the wait. Delicious tapas prepared with passion. Try the braised tongue or tasty cockles
  • Eric H.
    Eric HAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great staff - all passionate and knowledgable. Tapas is delightfully tasty. A taste of Spain at its best
  • The Times and Sunday Times
    The anemone was breathtaking. It was served as five little deep-fried nuggets in a paper cone and had the consistency, texture and even flavour of lamb’s brains... Read more
  • Matt T.
    Matt Ta-MinAugust 24, 2015
    Exceptional cooking here. Such simple but amazing dishes. Highly recommend the crab croquettes, lambs kidneys, skewers and the brain. Sherries are also superb here.
  • DRAZ
    DRAZApril 11, 2015
    The pork ribs are above the rest but anything with gambas was deliscious avoid the most expensive wine on the menu as the cheaper options are actually better. Service is exceptional!
  • James H.
    James HSeptember 14, 2014
    Graze on classic tortilla, ibérico short ribs, with a bottle of Priorat wine, and watch the show.
  • Yiwa W.
    Yiwa WangOctober 4, 2016
    Really like a little slice of Spain in London! Can't go wrong with anything, but definitely get the boudin noir and the octopus
  • Emma M.
    Emma McNivenAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This branch has a charcoal grill, so expect delicious meat, fish & seafood. Melt-in-your-mouth lamb's kidneys and succulent suckling pig.
  • Cenker K.
    Cenker KöseApril 5, 2016
    You can easily find a place during lunch time on Saturdays. Ask for daily special dishes and must order halloumi croquettes!
  • Utku T.
    Utku TopuzNovember 4, 2016
    My best in London. Brill and wine were fantastic. Friendly stuff and chance to chat to your neighbours is also marvelous...
  • Danyah I.
    Danyah IsmailMay 1, 2015
    Every dish in this restaurant is worth trying. So mouthwatering and satisfying!
  • Ozle
    OzleFebruary 14
    One of the best tapas I've had in London. Amazing food and fabulous staff. I'll definitely go again!
  • Merten W.
    Merten WulfertAugust 12, 2014
    All-round amazing place. Great seafood and tapas, fresh Estrella de Galicia cañas, awesome service.
  • Jason Tse
    Jason TseDecember 4, 2014
    No reservation policy so do arrive early or enjoy some cold meats and cava while you wait. It's worth the wait.
  • Tom M.
    Everything, especially the suckling pig. Although, the herb crusted rabbit shoulder had a bit too much herb.
  • Julia S.
    Julia SandlerJuly 30, 2015
    Absolutely amazing. I especially loved the crab on toast and the pork ribs. Sensational!
  • Tommy K.
    Tommy KMay 9, 2016
    Simply fantastic range of dishes. One special with herb encrusted rabbit was divine!
  • James D.
    James DanielDecember 6, 2015
    Amazing food and service. Make sure you make a reservation. Wine is Excellent too
  • Yuval Z.
    Yuval ZukermanFebruary 16, 2016
    Phenomenal tapas. The suckling pig, fennel/pear/radish and croquette are all to die for.
  • 'Mista Montana C.
    Ask for the italian snowflake shocker . Its delicious with bread and butter and a plate of falcon's thoughts
  • minnie m.
    minnie mJuly 18, 2014
    More space than the soho location. Get the tortillas and razor clams!
  • Lucie Š.
    Fresh and flavoursome food. Great atmosphere and huge choice of tastes.
  • Ieva L.
    Ieva LekaviciuteNovember 18, 2015
    Amazing place, simply loved it!! Feels like a bit of Spain in London, will surely come back.
  • Nostaljik Kedi
    Nostaljik KediMay 27, 2016
    Asparagus was very fresh and tasty
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteJuly 1, 2016
    Every dish was absolutely brilliant. Service fantastic. Prepare to eat too much :)
  • Luica M.
    Luica MakJune 24, 2015
    Excellent chargrilled meats and seafood
  • Özgür Ö.
    Özgür ÖzganMay 17, 2015
    Be there before 17:30 if you don't wanna wait for 1-2 hours. Great food.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DevennyApril 19, 2015
    Pigs head and arroz de marisco were fantastic
  • Davide
    DavideDecember 6, 2016
    Good, but not for groups or to chat. Sitting at the bar is so 80s...
  • Bonnie W.
    Bonnie WongNovember 13, 2016
    Favourite branch of Barrafina!
  • Su Y.
    Su YoonDecember 19, 2015
    The clam on the special menu is amazing !!!
  • Tara P.
    Tara PulgaOctober 7, 2016
    Everything
  • Lana D.
    Lana DJanuary 6
    Arroz marisco and tortilla prawn👌🏼
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BassinderFebruary 18, 2015
    The pork ribs are absolutely amazing
  • James H.
    James HApril 5, 2015
    Freshest anchovies.
  • Tommy Kaivyn S.
    Tommy Kaivyn S.August 31, 2015
    Long waiting queue!! But hey that because the food and service !!
  • Nabil B.
    Nabil BazzariAugust 29, 2016
    dover sole with dill vinegrette...yummy
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DewachterOctober 18, 2014
    Try the Chicken Wings, Mojo Picón
  • Darren G.
    Darren GreavesAugust 14, 2016
    Keep some bread back to mop up sauces from other dishes.
  • Nabil B.
    Nabil BazzariAugust 26, 2016
    Amazing spanish food. Have different locations in London. Razor clams, rice with seafood, spare ribs, etc. Only have bar stools...no tables. Go to nice covent gardens square after
  • Leyla T.
    Leyla TabriziOctober 10, 2015
    Everything !
  • Levent M.
    Levent M.April 23, 2015
    Best Spanish Restaurant in town
  • Matt B.
    Matt BrowneApril 16, 2016
    Frit Mallorquin is excellent
  • Miri A.
    Miri Araujo2 weeks ago
    Croquetas de jamón, bacalao a la Vizcaina, lo que sea es garantía 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 mi mejor comida en Londres 🇬🇧🎉🎈🙏🏼
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MFFebruary 5
    Prix élevés mais tapas de qualité!
  • Levent Y.
    Levent Y.March 2, 2015
    1 saat keyifle sıra bekleyip, on numara yemekler yediğim İspanyol mutfağı..daha iyisi yok!
  • James H.
    James HApril 4, 2015
    Arroz de Marisco.
  • Nostaljik Kedi
    Nostaljik KediMay 28, 2016
    So delicious 👍😍
  • Taras S.
    Очень вкусно,отличная атмосфера)
  • Özgür Ö.
    Özgür ÖzganMay 17, 2015
    Burasi Soho'daki subeden daha buyuk. Yer bulma ihtimaliniz daha yuksek. 5:30 da aciliyor. Gec kalirsaniz 1-2 saat bekleyebilirsiniz.
  • Noha A.
    Noha AlRajhiDecember 25, 2016
    الجلسات كلها على البار مافيه طاولات، ونوعية الأطباق تناسب الأجانب أكثر.
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