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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 126 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (101)
  • lunch (60)
  • romantic (36)
  • value (33)
  • business (29)
  • private dining (16)
  • large parties (14)
  • trendy (11)
  • entertainment (8)
  • child friendly (6)
  • luxury (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 19 February 2019 by Preetha from London

    Excellent food and service. Great selection of dishes, all delicious. Only downside is it is a little loud.

  • ((((( 19 February 2019 by Regina from London

    Had a fantastic time, food is always delicious!!!!

  • ((((* 11 February 2019 by William from London

    Nice setting and tasty food - great price for the lunchtime menu.

  • ((((* 27 January 2019 by John from London

    This is a very nice restaurant in the vicinity of Smithfield Market in the City. It specialises in dishes from Puglia which differentiate it from the run of the mill Italian Restaurants. The food was good and not expensive, and we enjoyed a very pleasant lunch. They offered 3 Italian craft bottled beers which were good, but it would have been nice to have a lighter Italian lager available as well

  • ((((( 22 January 2019 by Yuen-wei from London

    Excellent and authentic Italian cooking. Delicious steak, great seafood soup. Charmingly boisterous and a huge success in The Smithfield area.

  • ((((* 20 January 2019 by David from London

    Friendly, efficient service, authentic food. Reasonably priced.

  • ((((( 17 January 2019 by Tony from London

    Excellent lively restaurant with really good food!

  • ((((( 26 December 2018 by Marinos from London


  • ((((( 21 December 2018 by Peter from London

    Fresh pasta is fantastic. Genuine home cooked Italian. The best in London if you like food and wine!

  • ((((( 10 December 2018 by Aneliya from London

    The food is great!

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