43 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5AJ
10 Adelaide St, London WC2N 4HZ
Barrafina is everything we love about the Med, done to Michelin star standard with cool Soho edge. The no-reservation policy is part of the bustily tapas tradition; that can be fun or it can be stressful. The key is to soak up the atmosphere with a Cava, reminding yourself that queueing is all part of delayed gratification.
Traditional values and fantastic ingredients unite vegetarians and non-veggies here (The commitment to Spanish authenticity means vegan options are sadly limited.)
Foodies love this place because the simple cooking is a celebration of great ingredients, allowing the flavours to speak for themselves. Pan con tomate and courgette flowers are memorable dishes to rival the signature seafood.
Best for a fun dinner date with impeccable taste. A great fine-foodie place to impress without seeming “try-hard”. V worth the hype, go!