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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Regional British produce gets the Italian job

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At a glance

Private dining

Another sizeable venue on the bustling entrepot of St John Street, Luca is that quintessentially millennial proposition, a restaurant using regional British produce in menus that look to Italy. Sharing plates for mixing and matching, and a boisterous, well-stocked bar are also in the now, and the food delivers. Spaghetti with Lancashire's finest Morecambe shrimps and mace butter inspires confidence from the off, and then comes a fillet of sea bass alla puttanesca, all olive and anchovy pungency, offset with wilted spinach, or Cornish lamb chops coated in rosemaried breadcrumbs with crushed veg. A filo pie of dried fruits and chocolate is not quite crostata, as advertised, but tasty enough.

Opening hours

  • Days closed: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: close

Chef

  • Chef(s): Isaac McHale

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Italian

Facilities

  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 10

Additional information

  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 10

Getting here

Nearest train station

Farrington, Barbican
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