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

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

Very good food and service

Paul Morgan 14 June 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 257 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (164)
  • views (98)
  • lunch (92)
  • business (42)
  • value (41)
  • romantic (40)
  • private dining (34)
  • luxury (19)
  • entertainment (15)
  • trendy (14)
  • large parties (11)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • al fresco (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • ((*** 14 June 2017 by Christine White from London

    Food very good - marred by clumsy service from maitre de

  • ((((* 14 June 2017 by Paul Morgan from London

    Very good food and service

  • (**** 13 June 2017 by Kim Sherwin from London


  • ((((* 13 June 2017 by Pathika Martin from London

    Excellent service, good pre-theatre menu. We ordered extra potatoes with the fish but it came with potatoes so this was a waste. Papardelle distinctly stodgy.

  • (((** 13 June 2017 by Darshna Dhokia from London

    The food was of average standard. The duck salad would have been better if served abit rare. It didn't look particularly appealing and presentation wasn't of the standard I was expecting. The hake was delicious and well cooked. Lamb was well cooked but a lot of fat on the meat.
    Service was good but too many different staff serving us.

  • (**** 9 June 2017 by J from London

    Disappointing. Only offered pre theatre menu and would have liked to see a la carte as well. However, we were going to a concert, so went with pre theatre - told them we had concert to go to. First course arrived for two of us after a long delay and was almost cold. Had to ask for the third person to be served. Their starter, the same as ours, was hot but all of us considered the vegetable tempura to be disappointing. There was then a very long wait for the second course, which again we had to request. Eventually served 1 hour 10 minutes after our arrival and 20 minutes before start of concert. Had to eat so quickly that can't really comment on quality of food but probably no better than average. After we complained, our bill was modified but that offer took a while and, in any event, we prefer to enjoy our meal than save money.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Jane Duffelen from Peterborough

    A lovely dining experience. Food was delicious and the service was the perfect combination of friendly and efficient.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Ian Charman from Stevenage

    We thouroghly enjoyed our dinner here. Food was excellent, service very good with an overall welcoming and friendly ambience. For visiting the Barbican it will be our 'go to' place for the future. We had pasta starters and the fish main. All 4 were very good.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Claire Bygrave from London

    Lovely atmosphere and great, friendly service.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by John Mansfield from Winnipeg

    Excellent pre-concert menu, service, view, etc.

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