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

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  • Bonfire - London
  • Bonfire - London
  • Bonfire - London
  • Bonfire - London
  • Bonfire - London
  • Bonfire - London
  • Bonfire - London
  • Bonfire - London
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

I liked it. It was friendly fast and good service. Nice food too. No cutlery or napkins but the waiting staff sorted this out.
I enjoy a meal there before the concert. It's chilled and nice.

Alice 06 May 2019
from London

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Bonfire is an industrial-chic eatery located on the first floor of the Barbican, London’s multi-purpose art centre. With a focus on seasonal, great quality ingredients, Bonfire’s menus offer the food everyone craves. Wholesome burgers, fiery chicken wings and indulgent milkshakes can be enjoyed in a relaxed, rustic setting overlooking the Barbican’s lakeside.

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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3.1 (((** (based on 288 reviews)
61% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (119)
  • lunch (82)
  • value (64)
  • views (58)
  • al fresco (43)
  • child friendly (38)
  • trendy (37)
  • large parties (30)
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  • private dining (9)
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  • (**** 12 June 2018 by Debbie from london

    poor service and average food, would not go again, waiter had to be asked three times for everything, when he did deliver food dumped it down and did not even ask us if we needed anything. we talked to him and he just walked away. we had to get up and get ourselves, so food was cold. then after when we finally got his attention he did not come back and again we had to go up and get things twice, was like we were a very lost after thought, made us late for our venue after and we had left one and a half hours to eat one course. really bad

  • ((*** 6 June 2018 by Doc from Barbican - London

    Food was good but service was absolutely terrible. They gave us the wrong burger (two different ones) when we clearly asked for the same. We showed the first server our Barbican Membership card to get the discount at the start and she said she would add it to the bill. It took 20 mins to pay at the end and we had to physically find someone three times to pay despite the place being only a third full and we were rushing for a concert. The bill came without the members’ discount so had to be redone. We did not tip and that is a first for us anywhere. The kitchen team were seriously let down by the front of house serving staff.

  • ((((* 30 May 2018 by Nigel from london

    Sunday afternoon on the terrace, food average, but child friendly, free table football to keep kids amused, friendly staff, good service.

  • (((** 16 May 2018 by Jane from London

    Three diners. Helpful staff. Limited menu with very few vegetarian options. Very slow service with the third meal produced about 20 minutes after the first two, and that only after a reminder. Very nice cheese burger, when it finally arrived.

  • (((** 14 May 2018 by Suzan from London

    Loved the terrace and being able to sit outside. The food was great (I had a caesar salad and sweet potato fries). Only niggly bits were finding the restaurant in the building (signage was poor) and the time it took for the food to arrive despite the restaurant being more than half empty. Not ideal if you only have 1 hour for lunch.

  • ((((* 1 May 2018 by Chris from london

    fast, efficient and very tasty. Salad was excellant and pulled pork burger very nice. Not sure why swapping chip for sweet potato should cost more?

  • (((** 28 April 2018 by Alex from London

    Friendly helpful service, limited menu choices, good chunky chips, but burger was over-tough and lacking in flavour.

  • ((((( 31 March 2018 by Paul from barbican

    Excellent service - good food - we arrived late, but in time for th concert. They were honest in the time
    they said it would take and recommended certain dishes to have time - they arrived in time.
    Well done and will definitely go back and highly recommend

  • ((((* 27 March 2018 by Christine from Clapham

    Really good customer service and the staffs were friendly. Delicious burgers and the milkshakes were awesome.

  • ((((( 8 March 2018 by Beckett from london

    I struggle with Barbican centre generally. However, I booked a pre-concert table at Bonfire and was really pleased with the restaurant - good service, delicious food and lovely environment.

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