(462 Reviews)
Level 2 Barbican Centre Silk St, London, London, EC2Y 8DS

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Pre-theatre menu (the only menu served exclusively 4.30pm-7.00pm)

Please note that due to high demand at our restaurant between 4.30-7.30pm once ordered we need for service accordingly -minimum 30 min for 1crs menu, 60 min for 2crs menu, 90 min for 3-crs menu. Contact restaurant on 02075883008.


Main course: £18
Food spend: £30

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 462 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (14)
  • al fresco (6)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (65)
  • child friendly (7)
  • dinner (274)
  • entertainment (19)
  • large parties (16)
  • lunch (153)
  • luxury (29)
  • private dining (54)
  • romantic (57)
  • trendy (19)
  • value (72)
  • views (170)
  • By Alison D from London
    1 February 2020

    We didn't know what to expect, it was our first visit. We found the service, food, and atmosphere excellent.

  • By Paul H from Hounslow
    24 August 2019

    Everything about the experience was outstanding! The service was perfect-attentive but not intrusive.The food was exceptional and the ambience of the restaurant was excellent. Friendly and welcoming!

  • By Auriol A from London
    11 June 2019

    Excellent service, nice food, calm atmosphere BUT no set meal menu as there were problems with the kitchen equipment and health and safety rules.

  • By Bernard C from Cork
    24 May 2019


  • By Sergey K from London
    15 May 2019

    This is one of my most favourite restaurants in the City, and it has never disappointed me...

  • By Chris B from Dunmow
    1 May 2019

    Fish dishes were excellent.

  • By Michael S from London
    3 April 2019

    Good food, nice suit atmosphere and polite helpful dtagf

  • By Petrina M from London
    13 February 2019

    We had a wonderful lunch. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the service excellent. I ordered wild mushroom risotto and it was delicious. I would highly recommend Osteria and am like the king forward to my next visit. Great view over the Barbican too.

  • By Sergey K from London
    9 January 2019

    This is one of my favourite restaurants in the City and this restaurant has never disappointed me

  • By Dr John H from London
    13 December 2018

    Excellent Italian cooking, excellent staff, excellent ambience, excellent value.

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

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