54 Frith Street, London W1D 4SL
Latest critic review: February 04, 2008
Critics' score: 7 out of 10

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Mark Bolland ES Magazine
Reviewed on February 04, 2008
"It's brash and it's fun and it's different; and set in Soho, it can't fail. But authentic? Not really. But who cares? It works." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 7
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on June 23, 2007
"The quality of the food is staggering. Beautiful, golden, wet little eggy tortillas fried in their own pans; sizzling croquetas of cheese and ham, light and savoury and better than I have ever had in Spain..." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 9
Boo Murphy Vogue
Reviewed on April 17, 2008
"It might not be the most authentic tapas bar in the world, but it's the best I've ever eaten in." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 8
Terry Durack Independent
Reviewed on February 11, 2007
"So what's good? Most of it." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 7.5
Thomas Sutcliffe Independent
Reviewed on February 10, 2007
"There's nothing at all complex or elaborate here - just excellent ingredients and robust flavours that go very well indeed with the dry sherries and a short but intriguing wine list." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 7
Tessa Boase Telegraph
Reviewed by January 26, 2007
"The only conceivable drawback with dining at Barrafina in weeks to come will be waiting for a stool at the bar. Word is rapidly spreading that this is a class act." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
"Richard & Peter" Harden's
Reviewed on January 24, 2007
"Bottom line, though: all pretty good. If there is a catch – and we think there is – it’s that old chestnut, pricing." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on January 17, 2007
"Quality of ingredients and precision in the cooking were unassailable and with both Eddie and Sam behind the bar bolstering the staff count, service was quick and efficient. They won't always be there of course." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 6
Dos Hermanos Dos Hermanos
Reviewed on January 16, 2007
"My advice is save your pennies and take a weekend break in say Madrid or Valencia and see what tapas bars are really about." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 6

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Address54 Frith Street, London W1D 4SL
Telephone number 0207 813 8016
Michelin star 1 Michelin star
trainTottenham Court Road
Opening timesMonday-Saturday: Lunch 12pm - 3pm, Dinner 5pm - 11.00pm; Sunday: Lunch 12.30pm – 3.30pm, Dinner 5.30pm – 10.30pm

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