Barrafina Drury Lane 22

43 Drury Lane , London, WC2B 5AJ

1 reviews

44 Spanish Tapas Covent Garden

  • Barrafina Drury Lane restaurant London tapas
  • Barrafina Drury Lane restaurant London tapas

SquareMeal Review of Barrafina Drury Lane

The West End is slowly becoming a Barrafina barrio with this 23-cover site joining Barrafina Soho and Adelaide Street – and as far as we’re concerned that’s no bad thing. Siblings Sam and Eddie Hart have sprinkled Michelin stardust over the former site of Osteria Dell’Opera, replacing Italian with their trademark Spanish tapas, red leather bar stools and marble-topped counters. Choose from new dishes such as piquillo croquetas alongside the Barrafina favourites, and a daily specials selection. Highlights on our last visit included pan de coca generously layered with intense slices of anchovy and sweet roast pepper, soft morcilla topped with golden-yolked pheasants egg and the crab bun – soft brioche stuffed with moist buttery crab meat in a bisque-like sauce; so good you’ll want to order another one straight away. Spanish staples such as chorizo tortilla are flawlessly executed, while a short wine list boasts the Hart brothers’ own brand of manzanilla sherry, as well as a cracking Spanish selection that’s pretty much all available by the glass. As ever, expect to queue for those first-come, first-served seats. The private dining room, with room for 28, is one option for those who hate to wait.


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Barrafina Drury Lane is recommended for

Buzzy | Fun | Dates | Counter Dining

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Covent Garden Tube Station 354m

Holborn Tube Station 389m


Address: 43 Drury Lane , London WC2B 5AJ

Area: Covent Garden

Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-3pm 5pm-11pm Sun 1-3.30pm 5.30-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

Fortune 92m

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 99m


Telephone: 020 7440 1456


Cuisine: Spanish Tapas


Food & Drink: 7.0

Service: 6.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 6.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 3.0

Jacquelyn W. silver reviewer 04 February 2018

It’s safe to say that Barrafina is one of the best tapas spots in town. All the tapas were similar to the ones you would have at any good tapas spots in Spain, in terms of flavours, presentation and cooking style. However, be prepared to wait in long lines to get in - we arrived at 5:30 pm and waited for half an hour to get in, but people who came after 6 pm generally had to wait for 1 to 1.5 hours to get in.