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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

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

David 19 July 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 71 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (61)
  • lunch (33)
  • romantic (25)
  • business (18)
  • value (16)
  • trendy (11)
  • private dining (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • child friendly (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 19 July 2018 by David from London

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

  • ((((( 14 July 2018 by Sneha from London

    Prawn and pistachio pasta + tirimasu are delicious. Favourite meal plus great atmosphere

  • ((((( 7 July 2018 by Peter from Wendover

    Really authentic Italian family cuisine with its own fresh pasta. Great food great wines and great value.

  • ((((( 4 July 2018 by Ian from London

    Great service, wonderful food, lovely airy feel to the place. Very pleased to stumble upon this place and will definitely go again.

  • ((((( 24 June 2018 by Christopher from London

    Excellent service, good value for money, delicious Italian food, amazing wine.

  • ((((* 24 June 2018 by Julia from London

    Friendly welcome. Good food

  • ((((( 18 June 2018 by Rachel from London

    I love this restaurant, a telling sign when I've visited somewhere in London more than 5 times. very relaxed setting amongst the buzz of Farringdon. recommend the Caciocavallo al Forno & carpaccio di manzo (if sharing starters) and always have the duck ragu!! beautifully paired with the brunello (which they have by the glass should you not want to share a bottle).

  • ((((( 30 May 2018 by Mark from London

    Lovely meal and friendly, helpful staff. Went for lunch on bank holiday Monday with my two young children. The staff were great with them, even offering to distract them while my wife and I finished our meals. The food was excellent (fish dishes) and the overall experience was a really enjoyable meal.

  • ((((( 30 May 2018 by Katie from Cheltenham

    This is my favourite Italian restaurant. I always book to come and dine here when in London. Delicious food, great wine selection and super service. Love it.

  • ((((* 21 May 2018 by Andy from Brentwood

    Good south italian cuisine - very different from the bog standard fare offered in most UK italian restaurants

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