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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.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- 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)
14 November 2018
Nice dinner before the concert in the Barbican Hall. Attentive service and delicious sea bass. Unfortunately, sardines were over cooked!
8 November 2018
Extremely good value excellent Italian cuisine, friendly helpful staff, outstanding ambience.
26 October 2018
A pleasant dining room. Food overall was disappointing - two starters and two mains. All the food was rather bland.
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.
13 July 2018
Nice service, decent value. Starter read tomatoes, when reality was one slice of large tomato.
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.
19 May 2018
We enjoyed our three-course pre-theatre dinner. The restaurant was comfortable, the atmosphere relaxed and the service excellent.
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!
17 May 2018
Food and service were excellent
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.