Barrafina Adelaide Street

Barrafina Adelaide Street

| Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

One thing you know you're going to get at any branch of Barrafina is great food. The counter seats might be gone minutes after service opens, but that only proves that the early bird catches the milk fed kidneys.

Restaurant details

10 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HZ
Nearest tube: 
  • Covent Garden
  • Leicester Square
More info: 
  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area
• No bookings


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10 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HZ


Critic reviews - total score 9 out of 10

Critics' score: 9
Leah Hyslop Telegraph
Reviewed on January 17, 2015
"There can’t be too many places in London where you can wolf down a plate of ortiguillas, a type of sea anemone more usually enjoyed in the Balearic Islands, for not much more than a fiver." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on October 04, 2014
"Still, the anemone and the kidneys, I will say without fear of contradiction, were the two best dishes I have eaten this year." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
Chris Pople Cheese & Biscuits
Reviewed by September 29, 2014
"It is true that you can rack up a bill of fairly frightening proportions at the Barrafinas, in fact at any Hart Bros place (they also run Quo Vadis) but that's not technically because anything they do is overpriced. It's simply a direct result of the fact that from the moment you sit down you have such a good time you never want to leave, and will try any trick in the book to prolong the happiness." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Marina O'Loughlin Guardian
Reviewed on August 29, 2014
"I've had Madrid's famous bocadillos de calamares at their natural home, El Brillante, across the road from the Atocha train station. But Barrafina's tiny versions are so much better, the tender, unbattered squid trailing a fragrance of smoke, the bun cushiony. Add caramelised onions and a mound of fresh shoestring fries – like elves' chipsticks – and it's a crack snack." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on July 16, 2014
"I urge you to queue patiently for Barrafina Adelaide Street. It can stand as an admirable example of achieving ideal Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF&E) or just a fabulously good place to have a vivacious, ambrosial and, incidentally, healthy meal." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on July 15, 2014
"These little snacks are tempting and delightful, but watch out if you’re properly hungry, as the bill adds up fast. A solitary courgette flower, stuffed with soft white cheese and drizzled with honey, was a seasonal treat and winning combination of savoury and sweet, but is no bargain at £7.80." READ REVIEW