Barrica

4.5
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£25 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates

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Barrica Tapas Bar is a labour of love, born out of many trips to Spain. We wanted to create an authentic tapas bar that would not feel out of place if it were on a busy street in Barcelona. The hope is that when you walk through the door you leave the congested streets of the West End behind you for a taste of Spain. Barrica has been awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand for the last 6 years. Imbibe best Spanish wine menu in the UK.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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GE
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely experience for an early evening meal. Staff were very helpful and attentive. The food was very good and authentic. The wine was very good if not a little expensive. Overall I would thoroughly recommend it.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Nice food but service could have been more attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything at Barrica was wonderful and spot on! The food was just perfect, the service was excellent and I’ll definitely be coming back.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had my 35th birthday dinner at Barrica with friends. It was lovely!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Will definitely return to try the rest of the menu!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, each dish was top notch

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious tapas and wonderful atmosphere. The staff were attentive despite the busy time of day. Would highly recommend for any special occasion and the vegetarian options were brilliant!

j
London
16 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic flavours from all dishes

OT
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and friendly owner. £100 for two. Annoying 12.5% service charge included. I like to choose my own tip value.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Been to this place before but this time it was rather disappointing. Booked a table but we've been seated at the bar.Except the croquetas de hammon, the food was good but not exceptional. I booked the place thinking it will be good to have a chill dinner, but ended up shouting at each other because the place was very noisy.

NM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite local place ... just the best food and service ... not cheap but well worth it ... acorn pork to die for and always good wine recommendations if you ask ... love it

MC
London
12 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Very nice flavours, especially the lamb shank dish and the croquettes. Quite a buzzy atmosphere, even on a Monday evening. However found the service to be a bit slow and some of the dishes were quite pricy for the amount on the plate. Not sure it’s better than other tapas restaurants I’ve tried.

HG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, and really helpful adapting menu dishes for dietary requirements. Great and friendly service

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. The atmosphere is always perfect and they serve Spanish tapas better than many served in Spain itself.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

This was the second time we have visited Barrica. The first time everything was really good, the squid, the meatballs, the ox cheek. The second time food was average. The food came cold and smaller portions than the first time. Not sure if we will visit again because we were disappointed.

LM
London
34 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Our group of four ordered a selection of tapas and the food is fabulous, authentic, clearly cooked freshly — absolutely bang on. If you're dining with veggies, there is a good selection, but carnivores are also well catered for.
The atmosphere is great, very buzzy, and the staff really know their stuff. They're friendly without hovering.
There is an extensive wine list, and again, the staff were great at talking us through the unfamiliar wines on offer.
Our only criticism was the cost — the food is faultless, but we thought the bill was on the high side for what we had eaten and drunk.

JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was excellent, service was slow, but the ambience felt authentic.

KN
London
23 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service, great food. We had a person who needed to avoid dairy and they were very attentive and helpful finding out what was suitable on the menu or not. I would recommend.

FH
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Atmosphere was very nice, perfect for a casual Saturday as the place is quite vibrant. Food was good but service could have been much better (felt rushed plus servings did not follow any order)

RC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited Barrica a number of times over the years. It has been outstanding every time. Friendly and genuine service, authentic food cooked and presented beautifully. The wine list is carefully curated; the sherry selection (critical for any Tapas restaurant worth it’s rosemary-salted-almonds) is, while not exhaustive, a great showcase of Spain’s finest fortified wine.

o
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I met a friend after work for food and drinks. We had booked in advance. The serving staff were really friendly & helpful, but not quick. This meant our meal took longer than expected. It took ages for them to take our desert order and then ages to deliver. When they were about to deliver, they asked us to vacate our table and sit at the bar (!), so we had to lug all our bags and gear to a small cramped bar area to finish our meal. I was not impressed. It was a poor end to what had been a nice meal. The prices were a little steep for the amount of food too. Won't be returning for the above reasons.

DY
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A great place - brilliant tapas and lovely service

j
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambiance - friendly crowd

GL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Food came strangely enough 2mins after we ordered and even before any wine or water was brought to the table. All 6 tapas were brought out at once, meaning half of them got cold quickly. Was used to better service in the past

PR
London
36 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very pleasant visit for a business meal. Some tried and tested options on the menu as well as some that were a little more interesting. Was recommended the Cod which was indeed very good, our other favourite being the octopus. Overall good quality tapas and some nice wines.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great little spot for some lovely tapas and fantastic wines

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

The Tapas dishes were quite small, much smaller than other Tapas restaurants my group has been too, so I wouldn't say it's the best value for money. Also the drinks were quite expensive. 1 Glass of red wine was over £8.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Barrica is always such a pleasure to visit! The staff are so amazing and the food is gorgeous!

LF
London
175 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Service a bit sketchy - female staff lovely, guy behind the bar in a tshirt very unfriendly and unhelpful. Food really delicious, with the exception of the mackerel dish. Chorizo and sweet potato and lamb dishes both outstanding. Yummy bread. Decent wine list. Would happily dine again.

FB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good selection of tapas with great authentic taste. The wine list is very comprehensive and the staff is helpful to find a nice Spanish wine than meets your taste. Given the outstanding quality of the food, the prices are fine for London standards. Definitely recommend it for anyone loving tapas.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Quality Spanish Tapas. Beautiful hams and cheeses. Particularly good if you are a fan of Sherry

H
London
42 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Really nice tapas, excellent service and great wine. All in all a very nice lunch - a bit dark inside but all good.

AC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Barrica is such a superb restaurant. Always great food with great service.

A
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went for lunch and were very hungry. The food was what we expected tasty and filing. The rib eye steak and the lamp were so good we asked for a second round. Great friendly stuff and atmosphere. Will be going again and again

KJ
London
28 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite tapas in London. Authentic food, attentive staff and nice ambiance. Recommended again and again (been about 8 times)

SK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Went here for a late lunch , not busy but not dead. The food we ordered was delicious ( 4 dishes between two ) and was sensibly priced. Good wine selection. The only downside was the difficulty in having a conversation as other customers loud voices echoed. Soft furnishings might help.

C
London
57 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and service but a little pricey.

S
Chicago
201 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this place! Went by myself while my friend was working. Sat at the back bar and felt very comfortable there. Server was knowledgeable about wine and recommended a glass I loved. Had octopus dish and also crab salad; especially loved the octopus. Delicious - a great experience and I'd definitely recommend.

OT
London
60 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Barrica always delivers. They are as far away from a chain as one could get - they are a family restaurant with first class ingredients, cooking and wine and service

J
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

Great food. Great service. Not terribly relaxing in there as the whole evening my friends and I had to shout. Too too loud in there. Eat and dash!