Foodie revolution blowing through the Barbican

TWO new dining spaces have opened at the Barbican Centre to help hungry visitors stave off those mid-show pangs of hunger.

The Barbican Foodhall offers a selection of foods at counter-top bars and deli-tables on the waterside at the Silk Street venue, while upstairs the Barbican Lounge specialises in small-plate menus themed around dairy, veggie, meat, fowl, fish or pudding.

General Manager Nikki Woods said: “The concept is to create a destination for people who have a genuine love of food. Our menu is filled with moreish small plates, so guests no longer have to suffer food envy or make any difficult decisions. You can try a little bit of everything and then just order a little bit more if you fancy.”

The interior design of the two new spaces was done by award-winning architects and designers SHH.

Sir Nicholas Kenyon, managing director of Barbican Centre, said: “we’re really excited about the transformation of our food offering. The spaces are being stripped right back to the original wall textures and fittings, so it really feels like a natural and organic development of our iconic centre.

“We’re confident regular visitors to the centre will enjoy the new experience and that this transformation will also help to introduce new people to the area.”