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