Osteria is a modern Italian restaurant in London created by Searcys and showcases menus inspired by classic regional Italian cuisine and offers diners fabulous views of the Barbican’s iconic lakeside and fountains. Located in the Barbican Centre, one of the UK’s foremost cultural institutions, the restaurant specialises in bold, ingredient-focused Italian cooking in a bistronomy style, with a focus on Italian produce and seasonality.

 Lunch is served from 12pm Monday to Saturday and alongside the A la Carte menu we offer an accessible and regularly changing Lunch Menu from £14.

Our pre-theatre menu offers a generous choice of dishes at £22.50 for two courses or £26.50 for three courses. Served exclusively between 4.30-7pm (when there is a performance on in the Theatre or Hall), it has been specially created to offer the widest choice yet ensure that your food is served promptly, so that you can enjoy a relaxing dinner before the performance.

Amore bibo, Latin for ‘I drink with love’ is the neon sign that greets you as you enter the bar. Cocktails focus on Italian classics such as Negronis and Bellinis but Osteria’s fine mixologist also does a knock out G&T! The wine list includes famous Barolos, Supertuscans and indigenous grape varieties with new generation winemakers from Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia.Located on the second floor of the Barbican Centre.


  • City of London
  • Happily Affordable ££


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 22:00
Tuesday 12:00 22:00
Wednesday 12:00 22:00
Thursday 12:00 22:00
Friday 12:00 22:00
Saturday 12:00 22:00
Sunday - -



Osteria, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS


City of London

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Private Dining Room 18 18 - £1000 £1000
Whole Venue Hire 100 100 - £4000 £4000

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Osteria - London Restaurant Review

Osteria - London Restaurant Review

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