Baracca

4.5
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58 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Quiet Conversation
Situated just a 3 minute walk from the Barbican Centre, on London oldest market road, Whitecross street. This family-run Italian Restaurant has served the Locals and theatre goers for over 25 years.
The Family prides themselves on friendly service, good food at reasonable prices.
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PS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good welcome, some nice options on the "Specials" chalkboard, food lovely, attentive and prompt service. Cannot recommend too highly .

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a really good meal. Not the largest of menus. Traditional Italian food but no pizzas. Service was very prompt and friendly. Ideally situated for show at the Barbican.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely family feel Italian restaurant in the heart of the Barbican. We selected it for its location but the food was lovely. Simple and fantastic value too. We would go again!

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Italian food and excellent service! Carbonara was exceptionally good, surprisingly enough, as many Italian restaurants in London don't actually achieve a simple good carbonara!

J
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family run bistro. Great food and friendly service. Excellent for pre-Barbican meal

SS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a pre-theatre meal and the service was prompt and friendly. Our food was lovely too.

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great meal and service but on a particularly quiet Tuesday just lacked ambience. I’m sure when busy this would be a great place

MH
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed an excellent meal before a concert at the Barbican. Prompt service and attentive waiter.

MD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal for us and two granddaughters. Great service. We are lucky to have such a lovely place so near.

SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening, as it is on all the occasions we have visited this restaurant.

RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent family-run restaurant. Tasty, good quality food. Kind, accomodating, low key service in a calm, relaxing atmosphere. It was easy for them to cater for our party of seven.

AK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, amazing value for money, food was excellent. Family run, I read that it has been open for 45 years and it certainly feels like not much has changed in that time - Just simple and delicious Italian food. Great service all round and the food was out on the table extremely fast - ideal for a pre-theatre/show meal!

JC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Small family restaurant, excellent staff and good food at a very reasonable price.

DA
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Handy for the Barbican. Looks a little basic but service friendly and food good. Good portion sizes. Desserts were unimpressive.

GS
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable and warm restaurant with lovely service. Good value too. Only a couple of minutes walk from the Barbican, so very convenient. Thank you!

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food and great service in a family run Italian.

SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere - will be visiting again.

DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is so lovely to have proper tasty food in a family run Italian restaurant interacting with both the mother, the father and the son. I can thoroughly recommend this place so much better than going to those large chain restaurants were the only value to the people serving is their hourly wage. Try it, you’ll love it. A small run independent restaurant offering daily specials.

CC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, no noisy background music so perfect for conversation. The food was delicious and excellent value.

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and tasty food!

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great night out. Very friendly staff, and very attentive. Food very good.

SJ
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly service, good food and good value for money. Handily placed for the Barbican.

CA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Baracca is a great place for some good quality italian food before a Barbican concert.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baracca is a wonderful family-run restaurant with excellent food and wine and superb service. We have eaten there frequently since it opened nearly thirty years ago and it has never disappointed.

RT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Quiet spot for a very tasty pre-concert meal. Staff very attentive and friendly.
Very close to the Barbican Centre.

RS
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, I would recommend to everyone not just my friends! Lovely friendly service - good value for fresh, home cooked proper food. We’ll be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great traditional Italian food, friendly service and open late enough for us to attend after a concert.
Highly recommend

KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, friendly venue close to the Barbican Centre. We arrived at 5.30 on a weekday evening and were first customers but it was virtually full by the time we left just after 7. Good service, clear menu and speed of service gave us ample time to eat, chat and leave for a concert.

AN
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been dining at Barraca for many years and the family running the restaurant have always been very friendly, they provide good service and very tasty food.

n
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

good food - friendly service - convenient location - to be recommended

JO
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice little gem in the centre of London. A nice change from all the chain restaurants.

Good size menu, tasty food and friendly service.

All six of us loved it.

PL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely, friendly family restaurant. Very convenient for Barbican. Efficient service for pre- show dining at ood prices.

Haven't been here for a few years will be back soon.

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming, good situation and ambience with good, flexible service. Desserts particularly good as were the fries.

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, friendly family-run authentic Italian restaurant. We always eat there when we go to the Barbican (except on weekends as they are closed on weekends)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the meal was perfect. The feel of the room was really nice and warm, great attentive service, reasonable prices and quality food. We were asked if we were attending the theatre/a show and from then on everything arrived so quickly. Very slick and professional.

I'm already planning my next visit. Probably the best Italian meal I've had in London!

T
London
18 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent, inexpensive Italian in the City. Great for early evening dining

OT
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good Italian restaurant both in terms of quality of food and service. The place itself is functional
In style but that’s fine given its value and position so close to the Barbican. Good experience overall.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family run restaurant...vey friendly efficient service. Very good food...I had the best cooked skate in a long while. Will always come back

PW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We met friends here who were going to an event at the Barbican. We booked early supper & were not disappointed with our choice.
Staff were welcoming and happy.
Food was really tasty & enjoyable & service was great.
Nice place to go before theatre!

S
London
16 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Warm, friendly and efficient service - and delicious pasta!

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