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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

Excellent. Simple, well-chosen and distinctive menu, fine ingredients and service

John 02 October 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

4.5 (((() (based on 80 reviews)
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  • dinner (67)
  • lunch (38)
  • romantic (27)
  • business (21)
  • value (19)
  • private dining (11)
  • trendy (11)
  • large parties (9)
  • child friendly (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
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  • ((((( 19 October 2018 by Russell from Glasgow

    Have only been once but first impressions were very positive. Good service, great food and the lunch menu of two courses was extremely good value. I asked for a quiet table and was given one. Restaurant is close to the City, but in a less frenetic environment.

  • ((((( 15 October 2018 by David from London

    Very nice food

  • ((((( 2 October 2018 by Rachael from London

    Warm & cozy, authentic and delicious.

  • ((((( 2 October 2018 by John from London

    Excellent. Simple, well-chosen and distinctive menu, fine ingredients and service

  • ((((* 13 September 2018 by Tara from London

    The pasta is really good and the pizzas are a big hit even with picky eaters!

  • ((((( 7 September 2018 by Niamh from London, UK

    Light Italian cooking, full of flavours and good portion sizes. Excellent service from friendly and efficient staff. A lovely evening topped off with sparkling dessert wine.

  • ((((( 29 August 2018 by Thomas from London

    Apulia is a delightful Southern Italian restaurant. It's rustic and characterful inside (a lost art these days, seemingly) and the staff are attentive and friendly. The menu centres around proper, hearty Italian food. There is a level of care and attention to detail; simple things like focaccia is fresh, seasoned, hot out of the oven.. Seafood and pasta dishes are flavoursome, and the wines are great too. All in all this is a restaurant I highly recommend.

  • ((((( 17 August 2018 by Antonio from London

    Nice atmosphere, fast and educated attention of the personnel and dinner was delicious. We took the three-course menu that has several options.

    Highly recommended.

  • ((((( 17 August 2018 by Andrew from London

    Excellent food, service and value for money.

  • ((((( 19 July 2018 by David from London

    The food was excellent, the staff were attentive and friendly, and the restaurant was very accommodating.

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