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Osteria Restaurant at the Barbican

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 lunch menu is available between 12–2.30pm, and offers regularly changing dishes at £14 for one course, £16.50 for two courses and £20.00 for three courses, making it the ideal business lunch destination at a very affordable price.

A pre-theatre menu is available at £22.50 for two courses or £26.50 for three courses. Served exclusively between 5–7pm, 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.

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

Make a reservation

Phone us on 020 7588 3008 or email

Or, book online with OpenTable:

Christmas Parties for Groups

Christmas parties in Osteria

For groups of 8+

Every year Osteria transforms into a sparkling Christmas party venue and this year we have a choice of new and exciting Christmas packages to choose from. We can host a dazzling seated dinner for up to 70 or a standing reception for up to 100.

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Beyond Food: Inspiring a future beyond homelessness

Osteria are proud to announce their partnership with London charity Beyond Food, who are dedicated to helping those who are at risk of homelessness to gain employment. The restaurant is raising the charity’s awareness by inviting guests to donate £1 onto their bill. The funds raised will go to support Beyond Food projects and fight homelessness.

Cocktails, concrete and tonnes of charm

Pop into the Martini Bar for a pre-performance tipple, with Happy Hour from 5-6pm

Osteria Restaurant & Bar

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