Fodor's Expert Review Barrafina
One of London's favorite Spanish tapas bars, modeled after the famed Cal Pep tapas spot in Barcelona, has only a few raised bar stools within the open-counter kitchen just off Trafalgar Square. Lunchtime lines form from noon daily for a top-quality succession of impeccably sourced small plates, ranging from giant Spanish carabineros red prawns and Iberian pork cheeks to black squid ink risotto with cuttlefish. There's a neat selection of Spanish reds, whites, sherries, and sparkling white Cava, and be sure to leave room for noted desserts like the almond-based Santiago tart.
10 Adelaide St.
London, Greater London WC2N 4HZ, England
- Long lines starting at noon
- Notable offal dishes like milk-fed lamb kidneys
- Great Cava and Spanish sherry selection