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50 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9EJ

(((() Italian
  • Apulia - London
  • Apulia - London
  • Apulia - London
  • Apulia - London
  • Apulia - London
  • Apulia - London
  • Apulia - London
  • Apulia - London
  • Apulia - London
  • Apulia - London
  • Apulia - London
  • Apulia - London
Main course: £15
Food spend: £29

Good atmosphere at Apulia and friendly service. The food is southern Italian and lots of unusual items on the menu, particularly love the different focaccias and pastas

Shirley Cramer 05 February 2018
from London

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A true taste of rustic dining from the south of Italy, Apulia is a charming, rustic trattoria that's just moments from Smithfield Market. Specialising in Puglian cuisine, this is an intimate little spot with quirky design touches like vintage bicycles on the wall and weathered white wooden furniture.

Classic Puglian family recipes made with authentic ingredients using traditional methods are the focus on the Apulia menu, starting off with rustic appetisers like marinated beef tartare with fennel and sun-dried tomatoes, and oven-baked caciocavallo cheese with braised apple, raisins and honey. Freshly made pasta delicacies feature options like slow-cooked duck ragu, and spaghetti with sea urchin pulp, fresh tomatoes and coffee powder. Perfectly fired pizzas are made with a carefully guarded dough recipe, and topped with imported meats and other Italian treats.

All desserts at Apulia in Barbican are homemade, and include baked dough ball filled with custard cream and sour cherry, and the gluten-free almond and chocolate cake. The wine list offers up celebrated Italian vintages, and there are a selection of irresistible homemade breads served also.

A truly authentic trattoria in London, Apulia is seconds from historic attractions like the William Wallace Memorial, and only a 3-minute walk from Barbican Tube Station.


50 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9EJ

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Customer reviews for Apulia

4.4 (((() (based on 53 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (46)
  • lunch (25)
  • romantic (18)
  • business (13)
  • value (11)
  • private dining (10)
  • trendy (9)
  • large parties (6)
  • breakfast (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((((* 12 February 2018 by Gemma Christian from London

    Delicious food especially the duck ragu. Excellent service and a lovely space.

  • ((((* 8 February 2018 by Michael Robb from London

    Excellent authentic pugliese cooking at reasonable price

  • ((((( 5 February 2018 by Shirley Cramer from London

    Good atmosphere at Apulia and friendly service. The food is southern Italian and lots of unusual items on the menu, particularly love the different focaccias and pastas

  • (((** 3 February 2018 by Emily Lincoln-gordon from London

    Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, food came quickly. I am lactose intolerant, and there are only very limited options for someone with an intolerance - and when I ordered pizza without the cheese, staff was a bit startled, and the Pizza came out looking pretty empty and sad (which tells me cheese is a big filler). I wasn't offered any alternative ingredients to replace the cheese, and had to ask for something extra myself - and disappointingly they could've made it look less sad, as my dining partner's pizza was covered in rocket and mine just looked.. sad. Could do much more to cater to folks with intolerances, otherwise pretty nice place on the whole.

  • ((((* 28 January 2018 by Anthony Jones from wakefield

    Very good. Good service good food. Would use this restaurant again.

  • ((((* 24 January 2018 by Judith Bibby from London

    Good location. Nice atmosphere. Affordable prices.

  • ((((* 15 January 2018 by Tim Ward from London

    Have been here many times. Always enjoy the food and experience.

  • ((((( 13 January 2018 by Ann De savary from Wells

    Speed was important as we had a concert to attend and service was excellent

  • (((** 11 January 2018 by Confidential from London

    The food was fantastic but the service wasn't great. I ate a spaghetti dish with a courgette sauce, king prawns and toasted almonds on top which was delicious.

    However, when we arrived we were not offered a drink and when the waiter took the order we were still not offered a drink. Not the end of the world but quite strange as we had to actively ask if we could order some. In addition, we ordered olives (which are on the menu) and were told they don't do olives so it shouldn't be on the menu. Not a big issue of course but again, just a bit strange.

    We were also not offered any Parmesan when our meals came up either. Perhaps that is just not something Apulia does but it is something you just expect when eating at an Italian restaurant. Anyway, I asked for Parmesan and it wasn't an issue.

    All in all, not a terrible experience but it just didn't feel like they earned their tip at all (which was included on the bill).

  • ((((( 27 December 2017 by Emer from London

    Very welcoming. Great menu and lovely atmosphere.

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