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

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

Excellent for pre-theatre/-concert.

Neil 22 April 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

Contact +44 2075883008

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Customer reviews for Osteria

3.8 ((((* (based on 225 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (145)
  • views (87)
  • lunch (83)
  • business (41)
  • romantic (39)
  • value (37)
  • private dining (31)
  • luxury (19)
  • entertainment (15)
  • trendy (13)
  • large parties (11)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • al fresco (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • ((((* 27 April 2017 by Anita Zhuo from London

    Generally nice restaurant, but something seems to be missing.

  • (((** 27 April 2017 by Claire Tremeer from London

    I was a little disappointed with the meal.
    The fish main course was over cooked.
    The tart for desert had been heated in the microwave for too long so the filled was too hot and the pastry too hard.

  • (((** 26 April 2017 by Roger Phillimore from London

    Good, efficient, reasonably priced

  • (((** 26 April 2017 by Anne Nawas from London

    Lovely venue, friendly staff, food a bit of mixed bag - some very nice dishes, but the pasta with meat sauce was too salty.

  • ((((* 24 April 2017 by R b Parsons from City of Westminster

    We have visited Osteria for lunch and dinner as a couple. We have not had an opportunity of using it for other purposes.

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Jane Roscoe from London

    The food was wonderful - only had time for one course as we were off to the theatre, but I will be back! Service was good and the vibe relaxing.

  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by David Eldridge from Amersham

    We went for a pre-concert dinner and it was brilliant. A lovely view out over the Barbican fountains was matched by a meal that could not have been better, with excellent attention from the servers. The main course lamb was memorable for its high standard.

  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Bernd Filsinger from London

    Great food, great service, great venue !

  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Neil from London

    Excellent for pre-theatre/-concert.

  • ((*** 21 April 2017 by S from London

    Aside for the friendly guy waiting our table, the service was slack considering diners are watching a play beforehand. The bar staff were unprepared for customers post show and were not welcoming at all. They left people sitting, waiting for table service, leaving us to go to the bar to place orders and return to our table to wait for drinks (poor service and there was only 5 tables)! They should close the bar if they don't want people to come in and encourage theatre goers to use the Martini bar one instead.
    Food was good though.

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