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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

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John 08 June 2019
from London EC1

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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 123 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (99)
  • lunch (58)
  • romantic (36)
  • value (32)
  • business (29)
  • private dining (15)
  • large parties (14)
  • trendy (11)
  • entertainment (8)
  • child friendly (6)
  • luxury (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 20 August 2019 by Jean-pierre from Nieuwpoort


  • ((((( 13 August 2019 by Paul from London

    Great food, good service, buzzy atmosphere.
    Polpo my favourite

  • ((((* 13 August 2019 by Nick from Worcester

    Visited for second time. Excellent customer service. Really good location. Food was good but not excellent.

  • ((((( 11 August 2019 by Deep from London

    We have been to Apulia before and love the simple and complex dishes which are authentic. The atmosphere and service were just right as always.

  • ((((( 5 August 2019 by Paul from Saxmundham

    Super meal. We were very well looked after by the staff and the food delicious. Loved the Abruzzo wine too!

  • ((((( 19 July 2019 by Hannah from London

    Delicious, authentic Italian - had the black cod with courgette and it was cooked to perfection.

  • ((((* 11 July 2019 by Simon from London

    The food here is excellent and it works very well as a venue for a business lunch. We were a party of 6 and everyone had a good meal - service was prompt and friendly. I will definitely be back. The waiting staff should perhaps have mentioned that service was included in the bill as I tipped them again using the card machine - but I didn't begrudge them that really.

  • ((((( 8 July 2019 by Tim from Braunschweig

    Very nice place to eat.The service was very friendly and we had a perfect dinner with the family.

  • ((((( 10 June 2019 by Natasha from London

    Friendly staff and even though the restaurant was full, we weren't rushed and service remained excellent.

  • ((((( 8 June 2019 by John from London EC1

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