Monday – Saturday 12pm – 10.30pm
Looking for cocktails, lunch or dinner near The Barbican? Osteria is a modern Italian restaurant in London created by Searcys in collaboration with award-winning chef Anthony Demetre. Located in the Barbican Centre, one of the UK’s foremost cultural institutions, the restaurant specialises in bold, ingredient-focused Italian cooking in the bistronomy style that Demetre has helped to pioneer. The menus change regularly, with a focus on Italian produce and seasonality. The bar is separated from the restaurant and serves a selection of classic, Italian inspired cocktails alongside a carefully selected list of wines and beers. A neon sign above the bar says “Amore Bibo”, Latin for “I drink with Love”.
We change our menus at Osteria seasonally. In the centre of the restaurant, we have an old meat slicer and table dedicated to house-made charcuterie. Alongside starters of burrata with tomato and basil, beef carpaccio, mustard dressing and parmesan shaving, expect to find sharing dishes such as prosciutto di San Daniele with Charentais melon.