Barrafina Drury Lane

Spanish, Tapas·
Silver Award
London, WC2B 5AJ ·Website ·Call020 7440 1456

SquareMeal Review of Barrafina Drury Lane

Silver Award

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.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Spanish, Tapas
Fun, Lively
Special Features
Counter dining

Location for Barrafina Drury Lane

43 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5AJ

020 7440 1456


Opening Times

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

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5 Reviews 

adrain G

28 June 2019  
Always a good welcome and well worth choosing something from the specials board. Excellent food and entertainment from the chefs at work right in front of you.

Jacquelyn W

One of the best tapas spots in town!
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.
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Holly C

09 May 2017  
Very well known but just fantastic! Nice relaxed atmosphere and amazing watching the chefs prepare your food. They are all so knowledgeable, you can have great conversations with them and learn more about the food you are eating!

adrain G

05 May 2017  
Great value for food, wine and spanish beer. Great ambience and very friendly staff. Well worth the wait to get a seat.

Jacquelyn B

13 May 2016  
Food absolutely an explosion of flavour and the kitchen right in front of you.- wonderful experience.
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