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La Barca Ristorante

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81 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AB, England
+44 20 7261 9221
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
81 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AB, England
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Our experience here was very pleasant, the food was well executed. First of they were very accommodating as we had kids and made us something off the menu. We had spaghetti bolognese which looked rather bland but upon tasting it I can honestly say that...More

Thank Ezra F
Reviewed 24 June 2017

It is always reassuring, when dining in a restaurant that serves food of a particular country or ethnic group, to hear the staff conversing in their native language, as it gives the food an air of authenticity. So it is with La Barca, where the...More

Thank JandJ67
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Dined here with a colleague and had a very good lunch. Service was prompt and professional, menu was interesting and varied, and food quality was high. Had a tomato salad and calamari to start, and I had Monkfish for main. The atmosphere was nice, clean...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We stayed at a new hotel around the block and didn't want to go long ways for diner and ended up in La Barca. We ha to starters: Bruschetta: excellent and sardines which were fresh and good. Our second plates were Spaghetti La Barca, a...More

Thank Uwe R
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

A good traditional Italian restaurant. We stuck to the set menu ( starter, main & coffee) at £21 per head, which with wine, service charge and cover charge came to £75 for 2 people. I felt this was value for money. The compulsory cover charge...More

1  Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Been here 40 years. That is saying something great Italian menu. Servers are knowledgeable. I ordered the mussels and the server warned me to not order my main course until I had them since the portion was big. He was right. I finished with an...More

Thank Rsanity
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The food is OK, but not more than that for the price that you pay. I didn't like the amount of oil left in my spaghetti plate after finishing it. It was like an oil soup, not to the standart I'de hoped for... Also, they...More

1  Thank DOT_EI_35
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We went for my Dad's 65th birthday recently. If you're looking for old school Italian cooking and dining experience, this is the ticket. Highly recommend the la Barca spaghetti cooked in a bag. Fresh tasting seafood as if you were beside the sea. Service is...More

Thank Grace H
Reviewed 1 June 2017

table for 2 - sat outside, atmosphere was ok, service was ok, but food was pretty poor quality and over-priced

Thank shrimper7
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent Italian restaurant. The food is top quality and cooked to perfection. We had five different mains and they were all faultless and everyone was happy. The lobster spaghetti was a dream with delicious sauce and perfect cooking. The waiters were attentive...More

Thank briancar22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7261 9221
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