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Osteria

Christmas in Osteria

Osteria is a modern Italian restaurant, with spectacular views of the Barbican Lakeside and fountains.

Osteria's menu focuses on simple and generous Italian cooking, with an emphasis on produce and seasonality, paired with reinvented Italian cocktails and regional wines. 

The a la carte menu is available between 12–2.30pm and 7–10.30pm and offers a number of starters, main courses, sides and desserts, making it the ideal business lunch destination at a very affordable price.

A pre-theatre menu is available at £23.50 for two courses or £27.50 for three courses. Available between 4.30–7pm for parties up to 6 people, it has been specially created to offer the widest choice and ensure prompt service, so you can enjoy a relaxing pre-performance meal

In the Aperitivi bar, the cocktail list showcases traditional Italian offerings with a twist, including seven variations of Negroni, Bellini and their signature aperitivo, the 'Mezzoemezzo'. The wine list includes famous Barolos, Supertuscans, and indigenous grape varieties by new generation winemakers from Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia.

Located on the second floor, the restaurant offers diners stunning views of the Barbican's estate.

Please note: our chefs cook with fresh seasonal ingredients. This means some of our dishes may change from the sample menus shown here.

‘Voted one of the top 10 Italian Restaurants in London‘
Bookatable Awards 2017

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Phone us on 020 7588 3008 or email [email protected]

Or, book online with OpenTable:

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Barbican Member Deals

Barbican Members currently get 15% off all food in Osteria and Bonfire restaurants (does not apply to beverages). Applies to membership holder plus one guest only, whether the bill is being split or being settled by the member.

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Searcys Gift Vouchers

New for this year’s festive season: food and drink vouchers are now available for the Barbican’s favourite Italian restaurant and bar. Choose from a pre-theatre dinner or leisurely aperitivi. Our gift vouchers can be purchased online.

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Osteria Restaurant & Bar

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