Negroni Bar at Osteria 1

Barbican Centre, Silk Street , London, EC2Y 8DS

  • Osteria Negroni bar the Barbican London
  • Osteria Negroni bar the Barbican London

SquareMeal Review of Negroni Bar at Osteria

Snacks of arancini, crostini and salumi are served gratis with drinks ordered during the 5-7pm aperitivo ‘hour’ at Searcy’s Osteria bar-restaurant in the Barbican. That’s not the only draw, as the appealing cocktail list is packed with well-made Martinis, Bellinis and Negronis. The setting is a boon, too: a chic, low-key lounge overlooking the Barbican’s lake and the gothic splendour of St Giles Cripplegate. It’s a fitting location to savour £10 Martinis such as the fiery Hell’s Apple (pink-pepper gin, chillis, apple juice and elderflower syrup), or cooling cucumber and mint Bellinis. Negronis appear in various guises, including a Bianca (Bombay gin, Cinzano Bianco and orange bitters), and the classic version with a punchy Tanqueray 10 base. Can’t decide? For £15 (including snacks) you can try a flight of three baby Negronis. Italian beers, fine wines and polished service also make Osteria’s bar worth investigating if you’re in the vicinity. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Barbican Tube Station 253m

Moorgate Tube Station 343m


Address: Barbican Centre, Silk Street , London EC2Y 8DS

Area: Clerkenwell Barbican

Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-10.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Barbican Art Gallery 7m

The Barbican Arts & Conference Centre 83m


Telephone: 020 7588 3008


Cuisine: Bars

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