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Level 2, Barbican Centre, Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS

((((* Italian
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 22:30

Lovely restaurant. Especially recommend the mixed beetroot and sheep's milk ricotta starter and the olive oil ice cream.

Martyn Duffy 18 February 2017
from London

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Showcasing Italian cuisine from multi-award-winning chef Anthony Demetre, Osteria presents a regularly changing menu of seasonal, regional produce. Look out over Barbican’s iconic lakeside and fountains whilst sipping on classic Italian cocktails and new generation wines.

In the centre of the restaurant find an old meat slicer, and table dedicated to house-made charcuterie. From the Osteria menu, try starters like carpaccio of sea bream, clementine, fennel and chilli, white onion and bread Soup, and buratta with artichokes, carrots and hazelnuts. Elsewhere on the menu, discover homemade pasta dishes such as rigatoni with Sicilian sausage, and ricotta gnudi with endive and apple balsamic dressing. Signature mains include suckling pig with sage potatoes and slow-cooked beef polenta with roast onions, whilst classic desserts of polenta cake with orange marmalade, and zabaione complete the menu.

From the Osteria bar come classic Italian wines and cocktails. Try a traditional negroni or bellini, or sample the wine list which includes an impressive array of bottles from throughout Italy.

Find Osteria London a short walk from both Barbican and Moorgate Tube stations.


Level 2, Barbican Centre, Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS

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Customer reviews for Osteria

3.8 ((((* (based on 193 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (124)
  • views (78)
  • lunch (72)
  • business (38)
  • romantic (35)
  • value (30)
  • private dining (29)
  • luxury (18)
  • entertainment (14)
  • trendy (13)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • large parties (9)
  • child friendly (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Bob Montgomery from Shaftesbury

    I had a table for seven after the concert in the main hall. Excellent friendly service. No pressure. Good menu. We were last out.

  • ((((* 20 February 2017 by Jacquie Aucott from Barbican London

    Excellent service from friendly and helpful staff, lovely food. A very enjoyable meal.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Martyn Duffy from London

    Lovely restaurant. Especially recommend the mixed beetroot and sheep's milk ricotta starter and the olive oil ice cream.

  • ((((* 18 February 2017 by Joyce Nettles from London

    The meal was very good and served speedily and courteously. I am aware that you can't have extensive choice on a pre-theatre menu, but it would have been nice to have 2 meat and 2 fish choices. The musak was very annoying (and, I would argue, unnecessary), but a very nice waiter very kindly turned it down!
    This text can be used, but without my name, please.

  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Bruce Lloyd from London

    Excellent food ... service a bit slow.

  • (((** 13 February 2017 by Julie Yeung from London

    Food was pretty good but availability a bit disappointing - they'd already run out of two of the side vegetables we ordered and a choice of dessert despite our booking being at 6:15 pm. A little but naughty also bringing bread to the table "would you like bread?" we were asked - of course we said yes - and then we were charged for it. We will give them another try next week but if they do the same again we won't be going back.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Michael Powell from London

    Excellent menu, good wine choices. Great restaurant

  • ((((* 12 February 2017 by Jane Clark from Barbican Centre, London

    Arrived at the Restaurant at 12.30pm and taken to a window seat which was excellent for overlooking the outdoor water fountain features of the Barbican complex. The lunch time menu was good with three choices in each starter/main/sweet categories. My friend and I opted for the pumpkin soup, lamb casserole and compot of rhubarb, all good choices and different for the taste buds. From the wine menu we decided on the prosecco which was pleasant and reasonably priced.

    There was a modern feel to the light and airy Restaurant, plenty of room between tables and everyone who was dining there enjoyed, I am sure, the experience as we did.

  • (**** 10 February 2017 by Nandee Stockler from London

    While the food is good, the service is TERRIBLE! 10 minutes after our party of five ordered we were told that the only one of the main courses ordered by two people remained. The meal progressed slowly. At the main course four of our party was served, we waited for the fifth dish to be served and waited and waited. We were then told that the fifth person choice was no,longer available. Since we had a concert to attend, he asked which course was available immediately. We then waited and waited to be told which main dish could be brought right out. In all we waited 15 minutes for all of us to be served a main course. And then there was the wait for the bill. The problem was obviously in the kitchen as the staff did try hard. Go there again before a concert NEVER.

  • ((((( 10 February 2017 by Katarina Dova from London

    Superb restaurant. Nice staff, great food and wine. I've got the best tagliata and dark chocolate sorbet ever. Highly raccomended

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