- Opening hours
- Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 16:30 - 22:00.
We enjoyed our three-course pre-theatre dinner. The restaurant was comfortable, the atmosphere relaxed and the service excellent.
21 May 2018
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
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Customer reviews for Osteria
((((* 22 February 2018 by Alex from Lewes
Excellent pre Theatre meal
((((* 20 February 2018 by Pamela from Barbican
((((( 19 February 2018 by Joyce from Barbican Theatre
Pre-theatre meal, the choices were very good and the meal was excellent. The service was quick but never rushed.
((((( 19 February 2018 by Lorraine from BARBICAN
EXCELLEBT all round, food superb and wonderful service
((((* 19 February 2018 by Martin from London
We were going to a concert and were concerned about time. Our food arrived promptly and we finished our dinner in plenty of time for the concert. The food was delicious and we enjoyed it.
Our waitress was most helpful and we very much appreciate this.
((((* 19 February 2018 by Diane from Barbican London
The restaurant, my second visit, is perfect for a visit to the theatre. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. I find the chairs uncomfortable, no back support, and was very impressed that a cushion was found for me. Not sure I like to be greeted by what water would you like - still or sparkling. I drink tap water which was no problem for them, but felt this was a sales gimmick. I prefer tap water to be put on the table and then asked about bottled water.
The food was very tasty - lovely to see rabbit on the menu and portion sizes just right for going and sitting in a theatre.
Overall I really like this restaurant and dining experience and when I next go to the barbican I will go back.
((*** 16 February 2018 by John from norwich
food was sent to the table cold, on cold plates.It was taken away to be reheated but no noticeable improvement.
((((( 15 February 2018 by Angus from Wokingham
Good food and service and lovely surroundings
(((** 15 February 2018 by S from London
The best thing about the restaurant is that it's not too busy, and the ambience is perfect for a civilised conversation.
The food disappointed this time however. The Cauliflower pasta was stodgy, and relieved only by two pieces of cauliflower. My colleague only ate half of hers. Also, the beans side dish was over-covered in oil: not sure why? Also, the service was remarkably slow for only having being half full. I had to wait nearly 10 mins for the bill after asking.
((((( 13 February 2018 by nicky from Cambridge
excellent - the food was delicous
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