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

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

Great experience

Nicole Nobyn 15 November 2017
from City of 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 359 reviews)
76% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (212)
  • views (135)
  • lunch (119)
  • business (55)
  • value (54)
  • romantic (46)
  • private dining (43)
  • luxury (21)
  • entertainment (17)
  • trendy (15)
  • large parties (14)
  • afternoon tea (12)
  • child friendly (7)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • ((((* 10 October 2017 by Melodie Ebner-joerges from Barbican

    All six guests were happy with the food and wine selection.

  • (((** 6 October 2017 by Adrian Webster from London

    Food's ok. Wine's ok. Service is very clunky & betrays a lack of training. It's just a Searcy's restaurant parading under a chef's brand. But it is obviously convenient for the Barbican and food came out in time for us to get to the theatre comfortably.

  • ((*** 6 October 2017 by NL from London

    The food was decent (pre-theatre menu) BUT the service was very, very slow. With only 5 tables filled in the restaurant, it took forever to get our main course, coffee afterward and the check.

  • ((((( 3 October 2017 by David Hanson from London

    Really nice, club-like atmosphere with views over the lake. Staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The Tour of Italy set menu was great value and the food was superb.

  • (((** 8 September 2017 by Jane from London

    This restaurant trades on its location which is lovely. The food tries to be interesting. I had the cod which was tiny and had 2 fatty slices of bacon on top and some leathery pork crackling! I couldn't really taste the pesto. The vegetable garnish was nicely done. You need to order a couple of extra veg for a full dish which makes it expensive for what it is. It's a useful place pre cinema or concert but otherwise I wouldn't go there. The service was good and the wine was fine too.

  • ((((( 25 August 2017 by Paola Perotti from London

    Amazing food in a increasingly rare restaurant where you can follow s conversation

  • ((((* 22 August 2017 by Peter Maloney from London

    Decor slightly dated but nice experience. Quick and efficient service. Very helpful in fact.

  • ((((( 18 August 2017 by Charles from Pulborough

    Really very good

  • ((((* 17 August 2017 by Angela Bridges from London

    Pre theatre menu. Very prompt service. Delicious food, main course roast cod with veg portion very small.

  • ((((( 17 August 2017 by Sylvia Weiss from Bromley

    The pre theatre menu was delicious

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