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Gin Joint by Searcys

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS +44 2035514813

((((* British
Main course: £15
Food spend: £24
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 17:00 - 22:15. Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:15 & 17:00 - 22:15.

Absolutely gorgeous, lovely staff and wonderful food. Great open atmosphere.

Pamela Nickless 16 October 2015
from Stafford

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Within the Grade II-listed Barbican Centre, Searcys Restaurant & Bar serves continental-style delicacies. Stunning views of London are framed by the stretching windows, and an expansive bar serves cosmopolitan blends.

Making use of sublime, regionally sourced produce, the Searcys menu offers classic British flavours with a contemporary twist. Succulent meat and fish dishes range from roast cod and Scottish surf clams with a warming saffron broth, or braised rabbit and Serrano ham croquette. An adventurous dessert menu offers tempting conclusions, like buttermilk pudding with cherry and elderflower soup, or chocolate nemesis with vanilla crème fraiche.

A tempting range from the drinks meny can be enjoyed perched on one of the trendy bar stools at Searcys London, or overlooking the Lakes at the Barbican from the clean-cut dining room. Rich gourmet coffees are offset by a tempting selection of international wines.

In an iconic setting, Searcys Barbican offers understated chic. Moorgate Tube Station sits a 7-minute walk away.

Gin Joint by Searcys

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Contact +44 2075883008
Reservations +44 2035514813

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Customer reviews for Gin Joint by Searcys

3.9 ((((* (based on 23 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • romantic (14)
  • dinner (10)
  • luxury (8)
  • business (7)
  • views (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • value (2)
  • (((** by from London

    The evening started out badly as there was no table booked in my name. The staff were not particularly helpful and told me that they had changed name the previous month. Given all the signage in the Barbican is to their old name, I noted that confusion all round is to be expected. We were seated at a high table with uncomfortable seats; when another table became available the waiter went off to check if we could move and never came back. This was post pre-theatre rush and there were more staff than customers, but the service was woefully slow and inattentive throughout. After going to the bar and complaining we were moved and given glasses of prosecco as compensation. The food was fine but expensive for the quantity and quality received. Overall I was disappointed - I was looking for a relaxed evening over dinner catching up with friends and the ambience was ruined for me by these problems.

  • (**** by from London BARBICAN

    This was an awful experience. Lamb served swimming in rancid oil. They made us sit at a table in the middle of the serving station when beautiful and empty tables sat by window. When we asked if we could sit there they said no. The bookings on those were for 740 and we were leaving at 645. This was horrible as waiters tripped over us and hit us as we ate the overpriced and oily meal. Managers could have made it nice but refused to do so. This is Orestia. We will never eat the garbage they served again.

  • (((** by from London

    Good quality dinner at a convenient venue for Barbican concert goers.

  • ((*** by from London

    .Overall the service was very good but the food was poor(from the per-theatre menu).It would have been very overpriced if we chose same items from a la carte.

  • ((((* by from London Barbican

    Nice range of dishes and reasonably priced.

  • ((((( by from Stafford

    Absolutely gorgeous, lovely staff and wonderful food. Great open atmosphere.

  • ((((* by from Oxford

    Excellent pre-theatre dinner - made for a most enjoyable evening!

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    We were warmly welcomed. The service was very friendly, very attentive - in fact first class. The menu was interesting and the food excellent. The portion size was just right for us - not too large.
    We have dined at searcy's a number of times over the last few years, and we will definitely be returning.

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