|Monday - Saturday||12:00 - 23:00|
|Sunday||13:00 - 22:00|
|Budget||Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)|
|Nearest Station||Tottenham Court Road|
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Nearest tubes are Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus. All buses heading to Oxford Street, Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue and Tottenham Court Road are a short walk away.
Walk-ins welcome, Table service and Outdoor seating
arrafina is a Spanish tapas restaurant and bar, located in the heart of London’s West End. Our aim is to provide top quality Tapas, using the best ingredients we can obtain, in stylish surroundings and with friendly efficient service. There are no reservations but guests in the fast moving queue can order drinks and small plates.
Barrafina operates an egalitarian, first come first serve no bookings policy. Once the 23 stools are occupied there is a standing area where you can wait and be served drinks and nibbles. For those who are concerned about waiting our sister restaurant “Fino” has an excellent eating bar where they gladly take reservations.
Without a doubt THE best tapas in London. Since opening in 2007, Barrafina has seen queues out of the door for their perfectly executed Catalan small plates and relaxed vibe. Prop yourself up on stools and watch some of the best chefs in town plate up your meal in front of you. If I could try everything on the menu, I would, but a few dishes I definitely recommend trying are the Courgette Flower, Chicken Thigh with (incredible!) Romesco Sauce, and Crema Catalana for something sweet. Found in two locations, Covent Garden and Soho, both restaurants are always buzzing. You can’t book unfortunately but snack on some of the flawless ‘para picar’ with a glass of Spanish wine and you’ll forget you ever had to wait.