Osteria at the Barbican

Silver Award

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Silver Award

Situated in the Grade II-listed Barbican, Osteria serves innovative and classic Italian dishes, with a focus on fresh and seasonal ingredients. The restaurant is a perfect setting for couples, with guests being able to enjoy romantic window-side views of the Barbican water gardens

The bar and restaurant have an intimate and relaxed decor, with low-level lighting and subtle music. The drinks selection includes a diverse range of Negronis and Bellinis, from which we sampled the Kingston, which had a sweeter taste than your standard Negroni thanks to the addition of high-quality Jamaican rum, expertly mixed with Campari and Cinzano Rosso. From the food menu, we were impressed by the grilled sardine dish, which contained a variety of different textures and flavours, the sweet raisins and flaked sour pickled shallots sitting atop the crispy and fresh fish.

To finish, there’s a selection of refreshing boozy sorbets, flavoured with Negroni, Aperol Spritz and Prosecco, and served in a Martini glass. Osteria will appeal to both theatre goers looking for a pre- or post-show meal, as well as those seeking quality Italian food and drinks in a quiet, informal setting.


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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cosy, Fine dining, Quiet conversation
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Waterside
Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic
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Location for Osteria at the Barbican

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

020 7588 3008


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 12N-10.30pm

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Julia S

Perfect pre show supper
12 January 2020   - Verified Diner

First time i have been to the Barbican in ages and so opted for this as it was close and had good reviews - but it exceeded them, and even with the show at 7.15 we had lots of time without feeling hurried. The service was great, food tasty, well presented and authentic. thank you

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