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survey result

Summary

£82
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “family-owned Italian restaurant” is a well-known landmark behind Waterloo Station “that feels like it hasn’t changed in 50 years” – it even “seems the same staff has been there” since its 1970s opening. But “they’re friendly and cheerful” and ensure this is “the place to go after performances at the Old Vic”, almost opposite – as thespians including Sir Ian McKellen, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino have done in the past.

Summary

£68
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A lovely and cosy, family-run Italian”, “handily placed near Waterloo”, which “has been a feature of the area for years” (well over 30). It’s always been “quite expensive”, but for traditional trattoria fare it’s a “go-to” for some diners, including as a business lunch spot.

Summary

£68
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A lovely and cosy, family-run Italian”, “handily placed near Waterloo”, which “has been a feature of the area for years” (well over 30). It’s always been “quite expensive”, but for traditional trattoria fare it’s a “go-to” for some diners, including as a business lunch spot.

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La Barca Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of La Barca Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of La Barca restaurant.
Julia D
We ate here recently and even though the pr...
Reviewed 1 months, 10 days ago

"We ate here recently and even though the prices seem to have gone up considerably since our last visit a few years ago (because of covid interfering) the food was very good and the staff lovely"

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Jimmy S
Old fashioned Italian food. Very friendly. ...
Reviewed 1 months, 12 days ago

"Old fashioned Italian food. Very friendly. Would definitely return"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.30 £28.90 £4.90 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.50
Filter Coffee £3.70
Extras  
Bread £2.50
Service 12.50%
80-81 Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7AB
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday6 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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