Bars And Restaurants Near The Barbican

Boasting some of the city's most striking architecture, The Barbican is a must-visit spot whether you're new to London or a long-time local work bod. Home to a theatre, concert hall, art gallery and that conservatory, it's no surprise that this cultural hub comes surrounded by all manner of cool and exciting bars and eateries. To show you where to refuel if you're in the area, we've rounded up the best restaurants nearby for all your pre-theatre, post-show or after work needs.

Located inside the building itself, Osteria is one of the best restaurants in The Barbican if you're looking for pre-theatre dinner or just a few aperitivos to whet your whistle. A bright, windowed dining room offers unparalleled views of your brutalist surroundings, while the menu fronts decadent Italian eats to tuck into.


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A charming Italian spot just shy of Smithfield, Apulia is all about serving up those homely eats that really hit the spot. From delicious plates of risotto and warming pastas, to hearty grilled fish dishes and mouthwatering sides to boot.

Kitty Hawk

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A firm favourite for City drinkers, this laid back bar and restaurant just off Finsbury Square can sort your for cocktails, craft beer and a range of delectable dishes. If you find yourself in the area on a weekday, they're a dreamy drop-in for pre-show cocktails as their 'Kitty Hour' runs from 3pm-7pm every night.

Bad Egg

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Burgers, brunch and bottomless drinks are the order of the day at Bad Egg. Located so close to The Barbican you can almost smell the concrete, Fridays are when you'll want to hit this one up as their notorious Frunch (Friday-Brunch) offers free-flowing drinks and moreish burgers until 10pm.