14 Apr 2019

BARRAFINA          1 Michelin Star

Barrafina has moved to a new address in Soho, from Frith street to  

26-27 Dean Street, Soho, London.

We thought we would give the new venue a try on this midweek evening in March 2019.

As usual it was busy, so we had to wait 45 mins to be seated. Once we were, these are a few of the dishes that we tried.

Pimientos de Padron and Jamón croquetas.

 Paletila Ibérica

Lenguado en salsa de almendra (sole in almond Sauce)

Solomillo Rubia Gallega (sirloin steak from Galicia)

The food is still very good and the atmosphere is still very buzzy.

This visit is a follow up to...

8 Nov 2017


This new addition to the London tapas scene in Soho started off as a case of musical chairs. We began on a table for two, which would have been ok if we were not four!  At the third attempt we found a suitable table for four people.

Things thankfully improved after that in a busy and buzy atmosphere. The restaurant is named after the famous Las Ramblas street in Barcelona and serves up an excellent take on Catalan tapas.

There is an open kitchen with a bar and bar stalls surrounding it, which makes it suitable for walks ins.

The other tables are spread around the bar area, with som...

15 Aug 2017


Revisted 14/8/2017

Located in the ever busy Soho, Ember Yard serves up excellent Spanish / Italian tapas cooked over Basque charcoal grill (embers, get it?) from the people behind Salt Yard, Dehesa and Opera Tavern.

This is the latest in a mini-chain of London’s highly rated new-style Tapas bars. Setting this art deco restaurant and bar apart is the method used for cooking.

The Spanish and Italian plates are cooked over charcoal from the open kitchen. This not only adds a sense of authenticity, but also means that each dish has a uniquely smoky fingerprint.

Padrón Peppers

Stuffed and Deep Fried Gordal Olives wi...

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