Fodor's Expert Review Barrafina
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.
10 Adelaide St.
London, Greater London WC2N 4HZ, England
- No phone
- Long lines starting at noon
- Intriguing offal dishes like milk-fed lamb's kidneys
- Top Cava and Spanish sherry selection