Barrafina is everything we love about the Med, done to Michelin star standard with a cool Soho edge. The no-reservation policy is part of the bustling tapas tradition, which can be fun or stressful. The key is to soak up the atmosphere with a glass of cava, reminding yourself that queueing is all part of the delayed gratification. Traditional values and fantastic ingredients unite vegetarians and non-veggies here, but the commitment to Spanish authenticity means vegan options are sadly limited. Foodies love this place because the food is simple, but is a celebration of great ingredients, allowing the flavours to speak for themselves. Pan con tomate and courgette flowers are memorable dishes to rival their signature seafood dishes.
Family, Date, Friends
Best for a fun dinner date with impeccable taste. A great fine-foodie place to impress without seeming “try-hard”. Worth the hype, so we say go!