Searcys opens new Barbican Brasserie restaurant in London

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Catering giant Searcys has launched its new Barbican Brasserie restaurant at London’s Barbican Centre.

The new restaurant, located on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, will take over from the group’s Italian restaurant, Osteria.

The venue boasts views of the nearby lakeside and fountains and brings Searcys’ British classics and European dishes with a modern twist to the area’s brutalist surroundings.

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Led by head chef Clifton D’Souza, the menu focuses on simple and delicious dishes where seasonal ingredients take centre stage, with starters including pan-seared scallops with beetroot and tapioca crisps, charred mackerel with pickled ginger and homemade dill mayonnaise, and Ox heart tomato, olive purée with toasted pine nuts.

The mains feature signature pan-seared stone bass fillet with carrot purée and shaved fennel, Nduja stuffed chicken roulade with leek, borlotti beans, marsala, and a firm Searcys favourite – wild mushroom risotto.

Desserts include cheesecake with cherry ice-cream or dark chocolate and matcha cannoli and ice creams.

The food menu is complemented with a carefully curated wine list with a selection of bubbles including Searcys’ own signature Selected Cuvée Brut and Rosé, while for cocktails, the bar’s popular Newbie Negroni is created with Gin, Pimm’s No.1, red vermouth, orange juice, and a splash of soda.

Barbican Brasserie is now open for bookings from Monday to Saturday.

The restaurant’s menu offers two courses at £26 and three dishes at £31.

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