Barrafina (Drury Lane): where the third branch is a charm

I really, really, reeeeeeaaaaally love tapas. I think that’s been established on the blog. There’s a lot of good (and bad) tapas places around London but my favourite reeeeeeaaaaally has to be Barrafina.  With its Frith Street branch gaining a Michelin star last year, it’s become the tapas joint of choice for most Londoners (and…

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Barrafina (Adelaide St): where the sister (restaurant) struts off her stuff

I have mad love for Barrafina on Frith Street but the long queues can be quite off-putting. Admittedly, the food is worth the wait but sometimes a growling stomach can unleash a hangry potty mind. So when they set up a second restaurant on Adelaide Street (which is a stone’s…

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Barrafina: where tapas are worth the wait

My last trip to Barrafina was a hump day lunch threesome with a visiting Spanish friend and her husband eons ago. They both have impeccable taste for tapas and told me this was their favourite restaurant in Soho. I told them I’d come, except it had to be a quickie…

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Eneko at One Aldwych : a dinner of Basque pintxos

I’ve been meaning to go to Eneko at One Aldwych for a while now and having missed meeting chef Eneko Atxa (of Azurmendi, #38 in this year’s World’s Best Restaurants) last Summer, I vowed to visit before Autumn started. Having not read the menu before going, I was in a…

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The best ravioli in the world: Taverna Trilussa Trastevere, Rome

Trastevere is a quaint little area in Rome, south of the Vatican. It’s known for its cobbled streets and ancient houses and also for its many pubs and restaurants. There’s a lot of North American schools here so it houses a few expats as well. Lovely as the area is,…

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