Fodor's Expert Review Barrafina

$$$ Covent Garden Tapas Fodor's Choice

One of London's favorite Spanish tapas bars, modeled after famed Cal Pep in Barcelona, has only a few raised bar stools within the open counter kitchen off Trafalgar Square. Lunchtime lines form starting at noon daily for a succession of impeccably sourced small plates ranging from giant Spanish carabineros (red prawns) and Iberian pork cheeks to black squid ink risotto with cuttlefish. There's a slick selection of Spanish reds, whites, sherries, and Cava, and be sure to leave room for top desserts like the almond-based Santiago tart. 

Tapas Romantic Service Lunch Dinner Coffee Pre-Theater Brunch Dessert Quick Bite $$$ LGBT Fodor's Choice Best Bet Green Lively

Quick Facts

10 Adelaide St.
London, Greater London  WC2N 4HZ, England

- No phone

Known For:
  • Long lines starting at noon
  • Intriguing offal dishes like milk-fed lamb's kidneys
  • Top Cava and Spanish sherry selection
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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