Osteria at The Barbican by Searcys reopens Tuesday, 20 July26 July 2021
A modern Italian restaurant in London by Searcys, Osteria showcases regularly changing menus inspired by regional Italian cuisine. The restaurant will reopen on 20 July, serving pre-theatre dinners from 4.30pm-7pm, Tuesday to Saturday. It will also reopen for lunch from 12-2.30pm on select dates when the theatre has matinee performances, starting from 24 July.
Osteria is located within the iconic Barbican Centre, one of the UK’s top cultural institutions and most controversial pieces of Brutalist architecture. With large glass windows, the restaurant offers diners fascinating views of the Barbican’s leafy walkways, lakeside and fountains.
Osteria specialises in bold, regional Italian food with a focus on seasonal, high-quality produce. The cocktail list features Italian classics including Negronis and Bellinis, as well as an exciting array of Italian sparkling wines in our new Negroni Bar. On the face of it, the Negroni is equal parts gin, vermouth and bitters, but beneath the bright red surface lies a whole world of delights to explore and enjoy.
The curated wine list celebrates Italy’s classics from Franciacorta, Chianti and Valpolicella as well as fresh young wines from Puglia and Sicily.
In the heart of the City of London, Osteria offers a set menu, which has been specially created to offer a wide choice and ensure prompt service, so you can enjoy a relaxing pre-performance meal.
Burrata Pugliese, heirloom tomato, balsamic vinegar, basil
Pan-fried fillet of salmon, crushed new potatoes, fennel, spinach cream
Tortellini Italian sausage, nduja, tomato and basil ragu
Pea and mint risotto
Apricot and almond frangipane tart, vanilla gelato
Selection of handmade gelati and sorbets
WHAT TO DRINK
The Negronis, from £10 (in ten variations including The Classic (Gin, Red Vermouth, Campari), Newby (Gin, Pimm’s No.1, Red Vermouth, orange juice and a splash of soda), Old Pal (Whisky, Cocchi Americano, Campari) and Negroni Royale (Gin, Campari, Martini Rosato, Grapefruit Bitters, topped up with sparkling wine)
The restaurant will reopen on 20 July, serving pre-theatre dinners from 4.30pm-7pm, Tuesday – Saturday.
Tuesday: 4.30pm -7pm
Wednesday: 4.30pm -7pm
Thursday: 4.30pm -7pm
Friday: 4.30pm -7pm
Saturday: 4.30pm -7pm
Osteria will also be open for lunch 12-2.30pm on days when there are matinees in the theatre.
July: 24th, 29th and 31st.
August: 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th and 28th.
September: 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th and 30th.
October: 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th and 16th.