Buon Natale with Osteria

Buon Natale with Osteria – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Welcome to the sparkle and excitement of Christmas at Osteria.  We are inspired by the Italian festivities anticipating the great food and drinks that ‘Natale’ festivities bring. Friends and family gatherings are the most important element of this time of year, whether big or small, we can host your special celebration at Osteria. It’s the time of year when you enjoy spending time with those you care about most, so let us look after you Italian style with an indulgent meal gathered around our table—or, a tavola— where you can come together and enjoy a celebration.

Our Festive Menu includes that most Italian of aperitifs – a glass of Prosecco is available from £29.50 and includes a choice of starters, mains and puddings including a stunning slow cooked pork belly.

At Osteria we recognise the special food traditions of each individual region as they all have different dishes that represent Christmas for them. In Southern and Central Italy, baked pasta is a must. In Northern Italy, Lasagne Bolognese and filled pasta like manicotti and ravioli are traditional Christmas fare – we have featured these regional varieties in our menu. Other regions are famous for the braised beef and the baked cod and both of these classic Italian festive celebrated dishes feature.

Don’t forget the fantastic drinks too – we offer a huge Italian wine list to suit every dish with classics such as Chianti, but also some new and more unusual choices such as a fresh white Pecorino.  We also love our cocktails, and our stunning festive cocktails are sure to delight guests as a special treat while enjoying their festive meal.

We are also able to create bespoke festive celebration menus for our guests, so let us know what you would like and we can help make your occasion one to remember.

Click here to make a booking enquiry  osteria@barbican.org.uk

An Italian Christmas


Three courses with a glass of Prosecco



Classic farmhouse terrine, mustard fruit relish, toasted sourdough Ribollita – Tuscan bread and vegetable soup

Ravioli of butternut squash, warm mozzarella, pine nut crumble

Main Courses

Slow cooked short rib of beef, potato and pancetta cake, winter vegetables

Tagliatelle with heritage cauliflower, brown butter, truffle brioche crumbs

Roast fillet of cod, rosemary baked potatoes, sweet pepper and salsa verde


Citrus semifreddo with Berkshire berries

Valrhona chocolate and hazelnut praline fondant, milk ice cream Clementine and masala zuppa Inglese

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