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

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Friendly service great nachos and bonfire burger excellent

Sue Hayes 13 February 2018
from St albans

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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 263 reviews)
60% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (108)
  • lunch (74)
  • value (58)
  • views (50)
  • al fresco (35)
  • trendy (35)
  • child friendly (32)
  • large parties (30)
  • entertainment (18)
  • business (12)
  • private dining (8)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • romantic (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • ((*** 14 February 2018 by Debbie Hunter from Barbican

    We waited 10 minutes before anyone came to take us to our table. We were then seated with menus. 30 minutes later our orders for drinks and food were taken. 1 hour later our food was served. Water was requested 4 times. We were advised that they were short staffed due to 2 staff not turning up for work. Fortunately we had left ourselves plenty of time to eat prior to the show. Food, when it arrived was very good. Collection of bill money however was taken very quickly!

  • (**** 14 February 2018 by maria from enfield

    Dreadful service and cold food.

  • ((((* 13 February 2018 by Susan from BROMLEY

    A pleasant pre theatre meal. Not as crowded or noisy as I was expecting from looking at the pics on the website.

  • ((((( 13 February 2018 by Sue Hayes from St albans

    Friendly service great nachos and bonfire burger excellent

  • ((*** 7 February 2018 by Tom Banks from London

    Not really our kind of food or ambience but on a Sunday at the Barbican there's little choice.

  • ((((* 29 January 2018 by Martin Owen from Luton

    The meal was very good. The chicken was cooked nicely. The staff were very helpful. We found the location of our table to be a little draughty at times, but otherwise very good.

  • (((** 28 January 2018 by Jack L from London

    Really good burgers. Pretty good value spot in the Barbican. Service turnaround was quick so ideal for a pre-show feed. Nice selection of local beers too.

  • ((((* 24 January 2018 by Amanda Mccall from Bridgend

    Easy to book table online. Simple menu but all good good, vegetarian options good plus good portions. Cost reasonable. Quick service, always good when pre Theatre.

  • ((*** 22 January 2018 by Caroline Atkinson from London

    The restaurant building / interior was lovely. Food was good but nothing special. Service was well meaning terrible - took 3 hours and several reminders to get starters, main and 2 rounds of drinks.

  • ((((* 22 January 2018 by Matt Lucas from London

    Great for a quick pre-theatre dinner. And very good value.

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