Barrica

4.4
62 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Casual
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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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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
30 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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

KN
London
23 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great place - brilliant tapas and lovely service

j
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance - friendly crowd

GL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little spot for some lovely tapas and fantastic wines

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LF
London
174 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

A
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
25 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
56 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service but a little pricey.

S
Chicago
189 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

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!

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a good Spanish restaurant in the heart of London. Food is authentic Spanish and always spot on. Such friendly staff too. If you love Spanish food then you will love Barrica.

EI
London
215 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Got here early for dinner with friends. We had booked a head but forgot to specifically request a table & chairs (which is important as most of the restaurant is high tables and tiny bar stools ) but the lady serving us was able to accommodate us after all. Food was good, especially the pulpo a la galega and the pimentos padron. The all Spanish wine list was extensive and staff was happy to advise and let us try different things, which we thought as wonderful. Great food, great drink, good service – but I still wouldn’t rush back simply because it was so incredibly noisy. I could hear other diners better than my friends and a four way conversation was out of the question. A real shame as it has everything else you’d want for a great night out.

GL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barrica never disappoints! Awesome service, delicious food and great wines!

E
Glasgow
12 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Quality food in a wine bar setting. All very tasty with lovely bottle of wine

NH
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here and we really liked it. The service was friendly and efficient. The table was a good size. The lunch menu was great and my sherry, elderflower and mint cocktail was terrific. Food was fresh and very tasty. So all very good ...BUT it was really noisey. The place was full and there were a lot of people having a lot of laughs and loud conversations. For two quieter people trying to catch up on news, it was a bit tricky to hear ourselves at times. But a minor issue for what was a great visit. Many thanks

C
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely meal with a friend. Food was lovely with classic dishes as well as some a little different. Service was impeccable

LL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just excellent. Lunchtime birthday treat. Not too busy, really good service. Food top notch.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Great location and top quality tapas (not too oily). Fab flavours.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is fantastic! Possibly one of the best Spanish/tapas meals I've ever had. A big statement I know. The specials were to die for. Firstly we had fish stock broth with squid, cod and prawns, the sauce was rich and flavoursome, perfect for dipping bread in. The Iberian beef with Caramalised onions was tender, juicy and packed with flavour - a real winner on our table. Another highlight were the pork croquettes, light, crispy and cheesy. The extensive wine list is also something to marvel, the waiter knew his wine and recommended accordingly to our tables taste and mood. The only criticism is that we waited a while to give our order, although the restaurant was fairly busy and only 1 guy was waiting tables. The food come very quickly as soon as it's ready which was perfect. If you are in Fitzrovia and love tapas, you must try this place.

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