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Barrafina: Tapas Bar Review

Barrafina: Tapas Bar Review


Adventure Roll Call:

FLS (Fearless Leader Sam)
DP (Doppelbock Pete)
NCN (Night Cap Nat)
R&R (Rum & Rania)
BWS (Baking Wizard Subha)

I am not really one for midweek drinking (as previously documented) but the idea is growing on me. Unlike the the weekend you can actually go to bars and not spend half your evening in a queue (either lining up to get into a bar or lining up to get a drink from a bar). Barrafina is a relaxed tapas bar located on 2 Bligh St and a short walk from Circular Quay or Martin Place.
We arrived and were seated alfresco on a Wednesday night on the quiet corner where the bar is situated. It was very pleasant sitting outside especially to take advantage of their secret (not-so-secret) happy hour. Hint for you guys before you go: go to their website and print out the page which says 50% off all tapas on Wednesday because this is not readily apparent when you are seated there.
 *Prices listed are full price prior to 50% discount

Soft shell crab slider, avocado mousse, chipotle mayo $9

Not so much a slider as a full blown sandwich.
Awesome. Saltiness offset nicely by the avocado mousse and chipotle mayo on a soft brioche bun.

seared yellow fin tuna, black sesame, tomato vinaigrette, citrus, herbs $23.

Clean delicate delicious

all day braised lamb ribs, membrillo, rosemary, sherry vinegar $27

Meltingly soft and unctuous

Tastes from our garden $27 Polenta fritters, romesco, parmesan roasted beetroot, beetroot puree, sherry vinegar, Pintxos of mint + cucumber yoghurt, baby radish roasted pumpkin, corn puree, crumbled feta goats cheese, seasonal greens, pinenuts

A very impressive looking grazing plate but did not really do it for me.

twice cooked potatoes with salsa brava and aioli $11

Carbalicious. Could be a little crispier but no complaints.
All up a few drinks and a range of tasty dishes that came up to $30 a head (incl. tip) after the 50% off applied.
Not a bad way to get over the Wednesday blues.

Barrafina Tapas Bar
Address: 2 Bligh St Sydney
Telephone: 02 9231 2551

Monday: 7am-5pm Tuesday – Friday: 7am-10pm Saturday & Sunday – Closed

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Dilettante. I had to look that up.

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