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Carnevale

BarbicanVegetarian
Excellent
4.7/6
117 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.

Opening Times

Closed now
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

Address

Carnevale
135 Whitecross Street, Barbican
London EC1Y 8JL

Menu Highlights

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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
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More about Carnevale, London

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.

117 Carnevale Reviews

Excellent
4.7/6
117 Reviews
Food:Great
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
Service:Great
Atmosphere:Pleasant
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"Excellent"6/6
Amy M.a month ago · 1 review

Fantastic food! The pumpkin gnocchi was amazing. Nice and quiet on the weekend so easy to get a reservation. Not too expensive and easy to find. Highly recommend.

"Excellent"6/6
Amanda G.2 months ago · 1 review

A charming hidden gem with delicious food at reasonable prices. One of very few places that has been there for many years and deserves to be there for many more.

"Excellent"6/6
Bobby B.4 months ago · 1 review

Delicious, especially the artichoke hearts for starters. Lovely little cosy restaurant perfect for either a date or a business lunch, will definitely come again when I'm in the area.

"Excellent"6/6
Anthony M.4 months ago · 1 review

A well thought out menu with tasty choices. Our meals were delicious and well presented. The staff kind and courteous and the prices very reasonable. Whether you are a vegetarian or not you will not be disappointed.

"Great"5/6
Barry C.4 months ago · 1 review

My party of eight were well pleased with our experience, enjoying a range of tasty and well presented dishes and a good choice of soft drinks. Main courses were quite generous so we found those sufficient with just coffees or hot chocolate to finish. The waiter was pleasant and unobtrusively efficient. The staff were unphased by the fact that several of us were rather late arriving. The room is very simple and not particularly spacious, but this didn't spoil our enjoyment. Pricing seems appropriate for the high-quality fare on offer. Some of us said we would happily return to Carnevale individually .

"Great"5/6
Cristina L.7 months 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.

"Excellent"6/6
wayne m.6 months ago · 1 review

Very friendly and helpful staff explained the vegan options on the menu perfectly to me. Great food - I had the stuffed young artchokes followed by the home made sausages and Colecannon. Finding the later on a vegan menu was a real result as getting vegan potato based dishes is quite challenging. The white wine (house was a little to sharp and crisp for my tastes, so I'd try something else next time. The restaurant is also very cramped, but if you like the intimate dining experience with your partner (and others!), this place is for you. All in all - hand crafted, great tasting veggi and vegan food at a reasonable price.

"Good"4/6
Julie C.6 months 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.a year 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
Danielle F.2 months ago · 3 reviews

Carnevale is a lovely, intimate restaurant tucked away down a street near Barbican. The service was friendly and the food was really very good. We had the ravioli starter which was delicious and then shared the felafel with harrisa and hummus and the potato cakes. We left full and very happy!

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