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

Address

The Shakespeare
2 Goswell Road, Barbican
London EC1M 7AA

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Soup of the Day

Served with toasted bread
£5.50

Mediterranean Antipasto Platter

Tomato, mozzarella, mushroom, Italian cooked ham
£7.00

Whole Melted Camembert

Cheese served with toasted bread and homemade chutney
£5.95
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Mains

Shakespeare Burger

28 day hung beef from Mathers farm, Aberdeenshire, Scotland served with tomato, gherkin, red onion, lettuce
£9.95

Fish & Chips

Ale battered cod fillet ( approx. 120 - 130g ) with fries and tartare sauce
£10.50

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
£16.95
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Pizza

Prosciutto e funghi

tomato, mozzarella, mushroom, Italian cooked ham
£11.25

Shakespeare - The Bard's special

tomato, mozzarella, Parma ham, rocket salad, Parmesan shavings, cherry tomato
£12.50

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!
£12.50

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5 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Reasonable value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Food:Good
Service:Great
Atmosphere: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!

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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 😊