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

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

A quick pre-theatre was a real treat.

Michael 07 April 2018
from London

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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.


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

Contact +44 2075883008

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Customer reviews for Osteria

3.7 ((()* (based on 442 reviews)
76% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (260)
  • views (160)
  • lunch (144)
  • value (65)
  • business (63)
  • romantic (52)
  • private dining (51)
  • luxury (25)
  • entertainment (19)
  • trendy (18)
  • large parties (16)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • child friendly (7)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • ((((( 2 April 2018 by Damien from Bicester

    A very pleasant surprise. Views over water in the middle of London. Service was great

  • (((** 2 April 2018 by Sally from Ripon

    Relaxed and enjoyable set lunch, good wine. Pleasant and efficient staff, elegant setting.

  • ((((( 1 April 2018 by Jonathon from London

    Excellent service, great food, great view over the lakes in the City

  • ((((( 31 March 2018 by Claire from London

    Very good meals and very good service. Advised waiter we were given dessert we did not order, and he gave us a free bottle of wine as a goodwill gesture. Left as happy customers!!

  • ((((( 29 March 2018 by NK from London

    Booked Osteria for a pre-concert meal. To say we were impressed is an understatement! So much variety on the set menu, great wine list & exceptional value for money!!! Each dish was full of flavour & cooked to perfection. Top Mayfair restaurants would struggle to compete with this place. To top it all a charismatic Manager & pleasant staff.

  • ((*** 28 March 2018 by Caroline from Farnham

    The setting was lovely, and the menu promising. We were a little disappointed with the service. We were told that our ordered dish (chicken) would take 20 minutes. We agreed to order olives and bread which then arrived at the same time as our mains. Beside water, no attempt was made to take our drinks order either. Staff were friendly but not always effective.

  • ((((( 23 March 2018 by Susie from London

    We had a delicious meal - the staff were very attentive and helpful. We will certainly go there again !

  • ((((* 23 March 2018 by Jenny from London

    V good, only criticism.... Veg arrived long after main dish!

  • ((((* 23 March 2018 by Barry from London

    Very enjoyable

  • (((** 19 March 2018 by Jane from London

    The staff were friendly, but the service was very slow.

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