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Barrafina secures second site

04 December 2013 by
Barrafina secures second site

Barrafina, the Spanish tapas restaurant in London's West End, is to open its second site, on Covent Garden's Adelaide Street.

Opening in April 2014, the new restaurant will see long-time Barrafina stalwart Nieves Barragán Mohacho as executive head chef, while Jose Etura will oversee front of house. Basque-born Barragán Mohacho has worked with founders Sam and Eddie Hart (pictured) for more than 10 years.

The site will also operate the same non-booking policy as its existing restaurant, and instead offer its Spanish-Mediterranean menu to guests on a first-come, first-serve basis, with anyone waiting for a table invited to order drinks and introductory tapas at the marble-topped bar.

There will also be 29 stools, high ceilings, "wrap-around" windows and an open kitchen with its own plancha.

Sam Hart said: "Covent Garden is a great location, it's vibrant, cosmopolitan and it means we get to take Barrafina to a brand new audience."

His brother Eddie added: "After five years of waiting we could not be more excited about heading to Covent Garden."

It had been rumoured that the group was looking to open the second site on Drury Lane, also in Covent Garden, but there was no mention of these earlier plans in today's announcement.

The Hart brothers also own Fino in Fitzrovia, and Quo Vadis in Soho. Along with BarragÁ¡n Mohacho, they published a book in August last year, simply titled Barrafina, detailing the group's Spanish philosophy and some of their most popular recipes.

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