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

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Shakespeare
2 Goswell Road, Barbican
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


Shakespeare Burger

28 day hung beef from Mathers farm, Aberdeenshire, Scotland served with tomato, gherkin, red onion, lettuce

Fish & Chips

Ale battered cod fillet ( approx. 120 - 130g ) with fries and tartare sauce

Rib Eye Steak

225g 28 day hung grass fed beef from Mathers farm, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Rocket, cherry tomato, and parmesan shavings, served with chips. Cooked at the table on a sizzling volcanic stone


Prosciutto e funghi

tomato, mozzarella, mushroom, Italian cooked ham

Shakespeare - The Bard's special

tomato, mozzarella, Parma ham, rocket salad, Parmesan shavings, cherry tomato

Scarrafone Bomba

Fresh cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto cotto, parmasesan shavings, Italian sausage, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil - all added fresh inside after the dough is cooked. This is no ordinary Pizza!

5 The Shakespeare Reviews

5 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Reasonable value
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Jacek M.3 months 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.6 months 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 😊