If you can’t go to Spain, just let Spain come to you.
And there’s no better place for that than Barrafina (trust me, I checked!)
The drinks, the atmosphere, the decor… It all seems straight out of one of Barcelona’s most sought after tapas bars.
And the food, oh the food.
The food is even better and absolutely faultless.
Making your choice might be a bit of challenge; many a dish are worth a taste.
And then there are the daily specials…
But then agin, I’m pretty sure whatever you go for, it’ll be stellar!
Micro piquillo peppers with brandada.
Crunchy ‘n’ melty Crab croquetas.
A true thing of beauty (and probably more addictive than any drug!)
Gorgeous crisp fried artichokes served with mustard aioli
The very best way to have your five a day!
Cuttlefish and chickpea ragout with squid ink.
Intensily saline and one all fish lovers must try!
Calçots and romesco.
Things don’t get more seasonal than that!
Finger-licking good Iberian pork ribs.
A sticky, deep and absolutely irresistible cracker of a dish that’ll have you lick the plate (which we may or may not have done)!
So good in fact we considered getting seconds…
But ended up listing to the voice of reason and went for dessert instead!
And not just any old dessert (ooooooh no!): Doughnuts and chocolate sauce.
Cinnamon dusted, churros-like doughnuts
Dipped in some excellent, warm, bittersweet chocolate sauce
And washed off with the most delicious of dessert wines: Alameda Sherry!
London’s best tapas for sure and definitely one worth braving the queues for any day of the week.
If you’re looking for me, you know where I’ll be…