The Shakespeare

City of LondonEuropean, British, Italian££££
Very Good
9 Reviews
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About The Shakespeare

Located in the heart of the Barbican, The Shakespeare brings together the best of Britain and Italy, serving up British and Italian favourites in a quintessentially English setting with traditional decor and a cosy vibe. Whether its for a family meal or to enjoy some live music paired with a few pints in the evening, The Shakespeare provides the perfect location, equally as popular with tourists and Londoners alike. Tuck into dishes like the ale-battered fish and chips, The Shakespeare burger and an array of pizzas and gourmet sandwiches, paired with some craft beer or a glass of wine. To guarantee a table at The Shakespeare on Goswell Road, making a reservation in advance is recommended.

Opening Times

Closed now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Shakespeare
2 Goswell Road, City of London
London EC1M 7AA

Menu Highlights



Soup of the Day

Served with toasted bread

Mediterranean Antipasto Platter

Tomato, mozzarella, mushroom, Italian cooked ham

Whole Melted Camembert

Cheese served with toasted bread and homemade chutney
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9 The Shakespeare Reviews

Very Good
9 Reviews
Value for money:Reasonable value
Waiting time:Good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Linda T.a month ago · 1 review

Really good! Lovely pub and great food and service. We had fish and chips, pizza and chicken burger. All freshly cooked. Sensibly, the pizza came in 3 sizes so no waste from being given a huge one that you haven't got room for. Would certainly recommend.

Jacek M.a year ago · 1 review

I love Shakespeare and for its unique atmosphere. I enjoy both, the relaxed early hours during the week day and more busy evenings at the weekend. Shakespeare is also so great thanks to its amazing and friendly staff!

ALISON W.a year ago · 1 review

Excellent food, brilliant staff and well mixed G&T! This was our second visit, the first was quite by accident. Close to my other halfs office so brilliant for dinner before heading home. Will be back again soon 😊