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Level 1, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Loved the restaurant. Lovely staff. Excellent food and good value.

Eileen Reece 15 August 2017
from London

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A funky industrial space inside the iconic Barbican Centre, Bonfire specialises in burgers, rotisserie chicken and all manner of U.S. comfort foods. Outside there is a huge terrace space overlooking the mini lake, perfect for an evening cocktail.

The Bonfire menu really packs in a great selection of flame-grilled treats. On the burger side, there is the classic cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce option, or diners can choose patties packed with truffle mayo, BBQ pulled pork and green chillies, or even a vegetarian choice of portobello mushroom, grilled halloumi and smoked paprika. There is spit-roast chicken from the rotisserie, and sides like fries topped with blue cheese.

Desserts at Bonfire restaurant at the Barbican are just as indulgent – there is salted caramel brownie with vanilla bean ice cream, and even gluten-free options like white chocolate cheesecake. On the drink menu, there are rich milkshakes, a choice of craft beers, and cocktails like classic mojitos and negronis.

Bonfire in London is 5 minutes' walk from Barbican Tube Station.


Level 1, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

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Customer reviews for Bonfire

3.1 (((** (based on 221 reviews)
61% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (62)
  • value (49)
  • views (48)
  • al fresco (33)
  • trendy (29)
  • child friendly (28)
  • large parties (27)
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  • breakfast (1)
  • (((** 19 August 2017 by Andrew Jowett from London

    Started really well; greeted warmly and served quickly for our starters and main course and the food was excellent. Unfortunately it went downhill from there when we kept being told our desserts were on their way and nothing appeared. We were going to see a show so ended up leaving without any dessert or coffee which was a shame as it spoils what had been a really pleasant evening.
    The waitresses were very good and very helpful but it appeared to be a problem in the kitchen as lots of other guests seemed to be waiting or leaving before being served like us.

  • (((** 16 August 2017 by Jess Johnson from Kent

    Loved that it was on site, So we could dine before the performance however didn't enjoy our salads at all. Should have had a burger! They looked Amazing!

  • ((((( 15 August 2017 by Eileen Reece from London

    Loved the restaurant. Lovely staff. Excellent food and good value.

  • (((** 14 August 2017 by Morag from London

    Food was good but service was painfully slow.

  • ((((( 9 August 2017 by Alice Cheater from London

    Amazing service! Treated like queens. Drinks came really fast and overall a great view and a nice vibe.

  • ((*** 7 August 2017 by Kate from Barbican

    This restaurant was conveniently located for theatre visit, but was not as good as we'd expected. The food was expensive and not very nice. The toilet facilities were not clean. Overall, not a very enjoyable experience.

  • ((((( 29 July 2017 by Nicholas Coates from london

    We thought the burgers and French fries were excellent with a good choice of wine and beer plus the waitress service we received was top notch; friendly, efficient and helpful.

  • (((** 28 July 2017 by Janet from London

    The restaurant itself was pleasant and clean. The staff were very polite and helpful Although the burger was well presented the actual patties were hard and dry. The fries were good. The glass of white wine was a little warm.

  • ((((* 28 July 2017 by Melisa Davies from Barbican, London

    Food was very good but menu online was more comprehensive than the one in the restaurant. Appeared to be fewer choices in the restaurant.

  • ((((( 28 July 2017 by Jane Kembery from Worcestershire

    Fab staff - I lost an earring & Laura & the team couldn't have been more helpful in trying to find it (which I did later on!).
    Food was hot, tasty & great value.

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