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Carnevale

Barbican · Vegetarian · ££££
Excellent
4.8/6
92 Reviews

About Carnevale

Vegetarian dining at its best: Carnivale offers great Mediterranean food from Tabouleh to salads and sandwiches. Trust us: This is some very inspired cooking taking place on Whitecross Street. No surprise that Carnivale were able to quickly gain a loyal following among the many that are looking for light and healthy food in London. Come by and try some of the best Mediterranean food you’ve had in a long time. Or, even better, have it delivered to your desk: There’s a delivery service during lunchtime.

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Address

Carnevale
135 Whitecross Street, Barbican
London EC1Y 8JL

Opening Times

Closed today
Sunday
Closed
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Chef's Choice

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Starters

Soup of the Day

£4.50

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Spinach in Roasted Garlic Cream

£6.25

Savoury Pancakes filled with Spinach and Ricotta, topped with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan

£6.25
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Mains

Ravioli Stuffed with Goats Cheese and Butternut Squash, Balsamic glazed Cherry Tomatoes, Puy Lentils

Served with Parmesan and Rocket
£12.50

Falafel, Aubergine and Red Pepper Harisa Casserole

Served with home made Houmous topped with Coriander and Sesame seeds
£12.50

Homemade Sausage and Colcanon

Served with mashed potato with a Red Wine Rosemary Gravy
£12.50
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Specials

Valentines Set Menu ♥ 2 Courses £28.50 3 Courses £34.50 + free bottle of water

Starters: Red Lentil Soup (v) (gf) or Tuscan Bean Soup (v)

Asparagus with Lemon Butter Toasted Almond and Manchego Cheese

Fried Haloumi with Baby Spinach, Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, Honey & Balsamic Dressing

Main Course

Ravioli stuffed with Goats Cheese and Butternut Squash, Balsamic glazed Cherry Tomatoes, Puy Lentils

Risotto with Wild Mushroom served with Mixed Leaf salad and Parmesan

Breaded Aubergine stuffed with Ricotta and Smoked Mozzarella with Romesco Sauce and Green Beans

Dessert:

Raspberry Vanilla Crème Brûlée

Apple and Pear Crumble with Elderflower Custard

Manchego Cheese with Catalan Quince Jelly & Organic Oatcakes

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Desserts

Chocolate Roulade

filled with Raspberries, Earl Grey Truffles and Vanilla Soya Cream
£5.25

Bread and Butter Pudding

Fused with White Chocolate and Apricot Compot
£5.25

Manchego Cheese

Served with Catalan Quince Jelly & Organic Oatcakes
£5.25

Further Information

Easily one of our favourites: Carnevale on Whitecross Street is a charming and quiet vegetarian restaurant, quite a rarity in a City full of flashy chains, distinguished by some of the best cooking, whether it be vegetarian or carnivorous, in the area. The use and combination of ingredients is imaginative and brings out the most delicate of flavours. Lemon gives a tang to goat's cheese tart, passion fruit adds a sweet freshness to a sensuous chocolate mousse.

At Carnevale you may well encounter the most delicious artichokes you’ve ever tasted, in another of their savoury tarts. Excellent organic wine complements the food. The smallness of the interior space is off set by the tiny glass-roofed courtyard. Unspoilt by taped music, Carnevale on Whitecross Street is a natural meeting-place for talking to friends while savouring the food.

92 Carnevale Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Jeremy B.7 days ago · 1 review

This is a most delightful restaurant. The food is very good, well presented and very tasty. It demonstrates how much flavour is non-meat based. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy. The service is excellent. I think this is a very good restaurant and ideally placed for a post-Barbican Centre meal. I thoroughly recommend it.

"Excellent"6/6
Julian C.12 days ago · 1 review

Lovely food and wine in a really homely setting. Can't quite believe how quiet this place was, it deserves to be much busier. Highly recommend visiting.

"Excellent"6/6
Robert P.22 days ago · 1 review

The restaurant is understated. The food is wonderful and fresh. The menu is small but complete. The service is very friendly and flexible. I struggled to decide what to eat because it all sounded so interesting. And I could have ordered all of the desserts. Really enjoyed this place - it’s a favourite now!

"Excellent"6/6
RICHARD T.2 months ago · 1 review

I started with pumpkin gnocchi in roasted garlic cream, which was the most delicious sauce of its type that I have ever tasted. My main course was a chickpea, lentil and spinach curry which was exactly the right intensity, Washed down with an organic red wine and followed by Americano coffee with soya milk. A perfect meal, reasonably priced and attentively served, in delightful premises.

"Great"5/6
Cristina L.18 days ago · 1 review

The restaurant was completely empty at lunch which I think was due to the food market happening just outside (and Carnevale was fully participating in it with their own stand, so emptiness was definitely not a bad thing). Service was a bit slow but that's probably due to the food market again. We had felafel and risotto, and it was delicious. The aubergine sauce would melt in my mouth. Will be back for more.

"Good"4/6
Julie C.11 days ago · 3 reviews

The food at Carnevale is still pretty good, the bread and butter pudding is outstanding. I first went to Carnevale about 20 years ago and very little has changed in decor or menu. It needs a little tlc to make it a warmer, more welcoming ambience. The staff were friendly and accommodating.

"Excellent"6/6
Samuel T.9 months ago · 2 reviews

Another wonderful experience at Carnevale. The staff were friendly, humorous and charming. The food, as ever, was absolutely delicious - this time it was a Valentine's menu that was both affordable and varied. I can't recommend this place highly enough, and we make a point of visiting regularly!

"Great"5/6
Ben N.3 years ago · 1 review

Carnevale is one of those restaurants where you realise (usually) only when the food arrives what a great decision you made to eat there. It's a place where substance trumps style: the focus on flavours is what makes it so good.

"Great"5/6
Jo H.a year ago · 1 review

This is a really lovely little veggie restaurant, great food, friendly and attentive service, with several GF options which really suited my friend who is both veggie and needs GF. Only disappointment was that there was no separate GF bread, ie needed to be separate from the other bread as if it touches ordinary bread it is no good for my friend. A small point but only thing to be improved.

"Great"5/6
Kristy R.2 years ago · 5 reviews

Cosy little restaurant with a great selection of meals. The food reminded me of almost a home cooked style. Plenty of vegan options as well as gluten free. The meals were good sizes and served quite quickly. The desserts were the highlight of the evening. The staff were friendly and free bread is offered with olive oil and balsamic. The meals are reasonably priced.

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