The best news i heard earlier this year was that Barrafina was opening two minutes away from where i work. The new Drury Lane branch was mentioned by a colleague and ever since i have been reminiscing about my visit to Barrafina on Adelaide Street on my Birthday. When would my next visit be, when can i try all their amazing food? Well yesterday was the day.
Oh my it is good. I have to reiterate my love for Barrafina, it is definitely up there in my top ten UK restaurants. This is probably one of a few restaurants where everything you order would be amazing. I could go tomorrow and order ten completely different dishes and still be in love with it.
For my Drury Lane adventure we ordered between the three of us: Paletilla Iberica ( melt in your mouth Jamon), Pimientos de Padron (green peppers), Bocadillon de Calamar (squid sandwich), Wild Rabbit Shoulder, Pork Belly, Jersey Royals with scrambled eggs and some of the lovely Jamon and a tomato, fennel and avocado salad. Oh my!
The food is amazing. Sat on the bar you can see the food being prepared and readied for you. The care shown by the chefs and the head chef in particular makes you feel extra special as it seems personal. From the waiter to the chefs, there is excellent service and quality shining throughout the establishment. Barrafina will always deliever quality. A great restaurant and the chain was correctly called the best UK restaurant. Awesome.