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Level 2, Barbican Centre, Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS

((((* Italian
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  •  - London
  •  - London
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Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 22:30

Amazing food in a increasingly rare restaurant where you can follow s conversation

Paola Perotti 25 August 2017
from London

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Showcasing Italian cuisine from multi-award-winning chef Anthony Demetre, Osteria presents a regularly changing menu of seasonal, regional produce. Look out over Barbican’s iconic lakeside and fountains whilst sipping on classic Italian cocktails and new generation wines.

In the centre of the restaurant find an old meat slicer, and table dedicated to house-made charcuterie. From the Osteria menu, try starters like carpaccio of sea bream, clementine, fennel and chilli, white onion and bread Soup, and buratta with artichokes, carrots and hazelnuts. Elsewhere on the menu, discover homemade pasta dishes such as rigatoni with Sicilian sausage, and ricotta gnudi with endive and apple balsamic dressing. Signature mains include suckling pig with sage potatoes and slow-cooked beef polenta with roast onions, whilst classic desserts of polenta cake with orange marmalade, and zabaione complete the menu.

From the Osteria bar come classic Italian wines and cocktails. Try a traditional negroni or bellini, or sample the wine list which includes an impressive array of bottles from throughout Italy.

Find Osteria London a short walk from both Barbican and Moorgate Tube stations.


Level 2, Barbican Centre, Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS

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Customer reviews for Osteria

3.8 ((((* (based on 325 reviews)
79% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (198)
  • views (122)
  • lunch (111)
  • value (50)
  • business (49)
  • romantic (43)
  • private dining (38)
  • luxury (20)
  • entertainment (17)
  • trendy (15)
  • large parties (13)
  • afternoon tea (11)
  • child friendly (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • (((** 8 September 2017 by Jane from London

    This restaurant trades on its location which is lovely. The food tries to be interesting. I had the cod which was tiny and had 2 fatty slices of bacon on top and some leathery pork crackling! I couldn't really taste the pesto. The vegetable garnish was nicely done. You need to order a couple of extra veg for a full dish which makes it expensive for what it is. It's a useful place pre cinema or concert but otherwise I wouldn't go there. The service was good and the wine was fine too.

  • ((((( 25 August 2017 by Paola Perotti from London

    Amazing food in a increasingly rare restaurant where you can follow s conversation

  • ((((* 22 August 2017 by Peter Maloney from London

    Decor slightly dated but nice experience. Quick and efficient service. Very helpful in fact.

  • ((((( 18 August 2017 by Charles from Pulborough

    Really very good

  • ((((* 17 August 2017 by Angela Bridges from London

    Pre theatre menu. Very prompt service. Delicious food, main course roast cod with veg portion very small.

  • ((((( 17 August 2017 by Sylvia Weiss from Bromley

    The pre theatre menu was delicious

  • ((((* 16 August 2017 by Karen Ruffles from Cambridge

    The meal was delightful but the portion size a little on the small side (I had the plaice). The service was exemplary.

  • ((((* 16 August 2017 by John Gentleman from Newmarket

    Everything was very good

  • ((((* 16 August 2017 by Penelope from Witney

    We had an excellent and considerate waitress, though since our numbers kept increasing we got anxious that our order was not taken until 6.30 for a play start of 7.15. However, all was served in time for us to eat leisurely. The food was delicious, as we wd expect of the Chef. The ambiance was nice

  • (((** 14 August 2017 by simon from LONDON

    Great service-not great main courses-a small chicken breast and rocket( you can call it a Palliard all you like!) on the pre theatre menu-£17.Poor value at best.
    Only partially redeemed by excellent front of house

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