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4.2 /6 Very Good 45 Reviews

Barrafina Tapas Bar

Sydney CBD Spanish, Tapas $$$ +100

About Barrafina Tapas Bar

Located right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, on the corner of Bligh and Bent Street, Barrafina Tapas Bar provides a exquisite tapas dining experience. Serving up small Spanish and Mediterranean inspired plate in a stylish setting, Barrafina is popular with city workers at lunchtime as well as being an ideal location for dinner and drinks in the evening. To guarantee a table, make a reservation in advance!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 07:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Barrafina Tapas Bar, Bligh Street 2, 2000 Sydney

Further Information

Whether its for lunch or dinner, Barrafina Tapas Bar is the perfect place for a Spanish inspired feast in Sydney’s CBD, located on Bligh Street. Here you can tuck into some chicken liver parfait with spiced orange caramel and crispbread, soft shell crab sliders with avocado mousse and chipotle mayo,pan-seared scallops with chorizo and sweet corn puree and bangalow pork and pistachio meatballs in tomato salsa.

You’ll also be able to choose from a selection of meats and cheeses to create your own charcuterie board, perfect for grazing on while catching up with friends over a bottle of wine, of which you’ll find a lengthy list. With its stylish decor, casual vibe and menu full of delectable Mediterranean cuisine, it's no surprise that Barrafina Tapas Bar is one of Sydney’s most frequented haunts for tapas. You’ll find it conveniently located on Bligh Street in the CBD – so book a table and head on over for a memorable meal!


45 Reviews

4.2 /6 Very Good 45 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Food: delicious
Noise: average
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: pleasant
Quality/Price: reasonable
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1 review so far 6
01.05.2017 09:45

Great food and great Ambience. Especially the mushroom croquettas ! Staff was nice and food arrived in a acceptable amount of time . Will be returning to the establishment .

1 review so far 6
17.02.2017 16:04

Service, food and sangria was both fantastic! Great tapas with good deals during the week. Will definitely be back again soon. Staff were very welcoming.

1 review so far 6
01.10.2016 11:55

Food is excellent and service was great too! Portions were on the small side but quality was great - would recommend to couples and friends who want to treat themselves!

1 review so far 6
23.06.2016 11:57

It was fantastic... We have been there with our friend which was an amazing experience. Lamb dish was generous and well cooked and prawn salad was mind blowing...We had a great night... Thanks

1 review so far 4
21.07.2016 11:35

Drink selection was very good and range of food menu was great. Service was friendly, although a little rushed, and a little irritating to be notified when ordering and after ordering that items aren't available on the menu, instead of notifying when being given the menu. Food service was prompt and all meals quite tasty, although some lacking seasoning. Overall, not mind blowing, but adequate food and service.

1 review so far 6
19.04.2016 10:14

The food was was amazing my favourite was definitely the braised lamb ribs... nothing else like them, they fell off the bone, and the service was very good, we had someone at our table every 5 - 10 minutes to see if we needed anything.

1 review so far 5
12.05.2016 06:25

Restaurant manager was very attentive and professional. Service was fast and all dishes were delicious and perfectly presented and cooked. Waitresses might need more training in organisation and knowledge of the running and serving of the restaurant... more communication and initiative. Above all it is a lovely, comfortable and delightful place.

2 reviews so far 5
22.10.2016 19:03

The staff really went out of their way to be kind and helpful when my partner was not being his best. The food was good, some of it excellent and the pricing is very reasonable - much cheaper than nearby Tapas places. I would really commend Barrafina

1 review so far 5
14.07.2016 16:35

I've been here several times and eaten both at the chefs table/bar and a reserved seating and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The staff are friendly and enthusiastic and the food is original and very tasty. Can't wait to visit again!

1 review so far 5
07.09.2016 16:17

Really enjoyed the food and the service is lovely and very attentive. Only complaint is the music was turned up so loud that we had to shout to converse with each other. Otherwise, will be back for more.

1 review so far 3
15.10.2016 11:15

Food was good, service was okay. One of the wait staff was quite offensive by asking my partner to provide ID after ordering tap water. I understand that there is legal requirements, but it was obvious that we were both over the age of 18, this made us both feel uncomfortable, especially since I was not asked to provide ID.

1 review so far 6
30.05.2016 13:11

We had a great night and the food was beautiful. It was also reasonably priced which was also good and added tot he overall vibe of the restaurant

1 review so far 5
17.06.2016 08:10

Very good value with the 50% off food on Wednesdays + happy hour on drinks. Some tapas were very good (calamari, happy hour entrees), while some others were uninspiring (meatballs & potatas bravas).

1 review so far 6
24.05.2016 09:15

The food was incredible and the staff were lovely. The scallop and chorizo dish blew us away and the portions were generous. Will definitely go back!

1 review so far 4
12.04.2016 06:21

Food is great as always, service enthusiastic as always, the wait staff just need to brush up on the menu - had to ask twice for several items we ordered. Still, will absolutely go back, its an old favourite

1 review so far 5
20.07.2016 10:31

I love this restaurant, we experienced great food as always! The Happy Hour specials let you experience lots of different tastes at great value. I never eat without ordering the Tuna!!

1 review so far 6
03.05.2016 20:32

Food was fantastic & reasonably priced. Staff were very prompt and helpful. We would definitely come back again. Thank you for a great night .

2 reviews so far 5
13.06.2016 13:36

Good food and friendly service in a funky fitout in the heart of the city. The service was relaxed but efficient which was perfect for a lunchtime meeting.

1 review so far 5
16.09.2016 08:20

The food is great, the sangria is very fruity! the staff is very friendly. I suggest you're the scallops and the waffles for desert! It's a must!!

1 review so far 5
31.05.2016 14:46

Nice set menu. Great for our group of 10 and were able to cater for the one vegetarian. Good wine list as well. Will definitely go back.

1 review so far 2
02.05.2017 09:57

They did warn us that the food would come out at different times but didn't think we would receive the special (!) after everyone had finished their meals. The special - paella was exceptionally salty. Its as though they ran out of ingredients with mine and tried to supplement that with salt. all others had chorizo and a baby octopus. I couldn't eat it to be honest.

1 review so far 5
22.06.2016 14:42

Service could've been more attentive, a bit inconsistent (one great waitress others not so good) but overall food was amazing. Would recommend and come here again.

1 review so far 5
18.10.2016 06:38

Barrafina is a great option for lunch in a central location. Staff were efficient and the food was just what we needed for a light lunch.

1 review so far 5
15.06.2016 18:33

Quick and easy set lunch menu was a good option for when you have little time but want to sit somewhere other than a food court

1 review so far 5
02.08.2016 10:11

Great for a relaxed friday lunch. Food was all good. Servings were generous for tapas. Really filling. Wine was flowing. Definitely recommend to anyone. Go!

1 review so far 5
31.05.2016 08:01

I took a staff member there for a thank you lunch. The food was delicious food and the service was great. Will definitely go again.

1 review so far 5
03.05.2016 10:05

Food was good and came out quickly. It was a nice and cosy place. Our group had a great time, we will return. Thank you.

1 review so far 5
11.04.2017 18:24

Very good place for lunch. Quick, pleasant service and really tasty cuisine. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a quick lunch in the City.

2 reviews so far 5
29.08.2016 08:50

good food and service. this is my second time coming back here and it is still good quality food and atmosphere. will come here again

1 review so far 4
19.09.2016 08:21

Food was fantastic, but sadly the music was too loud to have a good conversation. Also not a fan of the new patatas bravas - bring back the cubed potatoes :)

2 reviews so far 4
18.05.2016 14:11

Food portion for the main paella was too small. We thought it was a main but it wasn't. The food was good tasting but the size was disappointing. Dessert was good

1 review so far 4
30.05.2016 11:10

Yummy food and was a quick service. Although staff we're not very friendly, and fussy about where we were sitting even though there were plenty of seats available in restaurant.

1 review so far 4
27.05.2016 08:24

It was my first time going to eat there and we had to wait awhile as the food was coming out late. taste of the food was ok

1 review so far 4
06.04.2016 08:46

Food was good, seemingly fresh. The only downer was the squid, some of the serving didn't have that fresh firmness, but rather a thawed chewiness... service was ok.

1 review so far 4
10.06.2016 19:16

Food good service good would go again. Loved the 'fish and chips' great fun idea which worked really well. Nice buzz not too busy at lunch.

1 review so far 3
02.04.2017 07:11

Poor service - greated by waitress with the grumpiest face, food isn't great - patatas bravas were like a packet of chips empties into a bowl - dirty bathrooms - would not recommend

1 review so far 3
06.09.2016 07:09

After we were sat down it took 10 minutes to be served and no one said the paella had been sold out. Disappointing only one waiter came to talk to us

1 review so far 3
30.04.2016 11:24

food was lovely but the head waitress was very disappointing and rude and gave no time to explain the voucher deal which had been given to us a gift.

1 review so far 3
21.10.2016 02:36

Food was not great- Patatas Bravas was not authentic at all. Service was ok though. The desserts were better than the mains. Wasn't terrible but wouldn't go back.

1 review so far 2
29.05.2016 21:40

Lunch specials weren't very impressive and not worth the cost. Everyone left still hungry because only 2 sets of each item came for 6 people.

1 review so far 1
03.05.2017 09:10

cold food, cold service, tiny portions even for Tapas size plates. The express lunch is a rip off at $20 as the apparent 4 course is actually 4 bite sizes, not kidding it's actually one single bite size of each option . Not going back for sure.

1 review so far 1
03.06.2016 19:05

Terrible service all night. Had staff come over once in the 3 hours we were there and only ever came when requested to do so.