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

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2-course lunch £16.50, 3-course lunch £20 per person

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Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 16:30 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

A sophisticated spot for cocktails, lunch or dinner near The Barbican, Osteria is a modern Italian restaurant in London brought to you by Searcys. Enjoy fabulous views of the Barbican’s iconic lakeside and fountains from inside the landmark Barbican Centre.

The Osteria menu features bold, ingredient-focused Italian dishes served in a bistronomy style, with a focus on Italian produce and seasonality. 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.

Customer reviews for Osteria
(based on 451 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • luxury (27)
  • child friendly (7)
  • breakfast (4)
  • lunch (148)
  • al fresco (5)
  • large parties (16)
  • entertainment (19)
  • trendy (19)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • romantic (54)
  • value (68)
  • dinner (266)
  • views (165)
  • private dining (52)
  • business (63)
  • By Shelley H from London
    14 November 2018

    Nice dinner before the concert in the Barbican Hall. Attentive service and delicious sea bass. Unfortunately, sardines were over cooked!

  • By Dr John H from London
    8 November 2018

    Extremely good value excellent Italian cuisine, friendly helpful staff, outstanding ambience.

  • By Andrea W from London
    26 October 2018

    A pleasant dining room. Food overall was disappointing - two starters and two mains. All the food was rather bland.

  • By Owen A from London
    18 July 2018

    Food and service were both excellent. Sadly I didn't get the name of the gentleman who served us, but he was attentive without being overly-so. I had the salmon, and my companions had the chicken and the asparagus pasta -- everyone enjoyed their food very much. I can't fault it on any level.

  • By Sara M from London
    13 July 2018

    Nice service, decent value. Starter read tomatoes, when reality was one slice of large tomato.

  • By Denise L from London
    19 June 2018

    Brilliant. Lovely welcoming staff. Great pre-Theatre menu choice. Absolutely delicious food. Good value. Osteria looks terrific and relaxing views over the Barbican Lake and Fountains.

  • By Anne B from Maidenhead,
    19 May 2018

    We enjoyed our three-course pre-theatre dinner. The restaurant was comfortable, the atmosphere relaxed and the service excellent.

  • By Pat M from Lechlade
    19 May 2018

    We arrived slightly early for our table, were seated promptly and well looked after by Thomas, who ensured our every need was meet. The food was delicious. Thank you to all staff at Osteria, we will return!

  • By Andrew H from Shipdham
    17 May 2018

    Food and service were excellent

  • By Stuart M from London
    15 May 2018

    Great menu, good value, excellent location but oh, such slow service, especially when I had a show starting at 7.30. I was finally served my main course 20 minutes before showtime after two requests and had to gulp my food down. Such a shame.

Restaurant Location Map
Level 2 Barbican Centre Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS

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