Soho, Fitztrovia, Covent Garden



Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Critics' score: 7 Mark Bolland ES Magazine Estimated score
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

Critics' score: 9 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

Critics' score: 8 Boo Murphy Vogue Estimated score
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

Critics' score: 7.5
Terry Durack Independent
Reviewed on February 11, 2007
"So what's good? Most of it." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7 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

Critics' score: 8 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

Critics' score: 6 "Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
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

Critics' 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

Critics' score: 6 Dos Hermanos Dos Hermanos Estimated score
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


Restaurant details

Address: 54 Frith Street, London W1D 4SL

Telephone number: 0207 813 8016

Cuisine: Spanish

Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road

Opening times: Monday-Saturday: Lunch 12pm - 3pm, Dinner 5pm - 11.00pm; Sunday: Lunch 12.30pm – 3.30pm, Dinner 5.30pm – 10.30pm


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