Osteria, a modern Italian restaurant in London by Searcys, showcases regularly changing menus inspired by regional Italian cuisine. Located in the Barbican Centre, one of the UK’s foremost cultural institutions, the restaurant offers diners fabulous views of the Barbican’s iconic lakeside and fountains. Osteria specialises in bold, regional Italian food with a focus on seasonal, high-quality Italian produce. The cocktail list features Italian classics including negronis and bellinis, as well as more traditional cocktails. The wine list celebrates famous Barolos, Supertuscans and new generation Italian winemakers. At lunch the a la carte menu and set lunch menu are available. The pre-theatre two or three-course set menu is available from 5pm-7pm (available when there is a performance in the Theatre or hall.
We change our menus at Osteria seasonally. In the center 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.
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