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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

Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

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

  • Closed: Christmas
  • Days closed: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 11

Chef

  • Chef(s): Robert Chambers

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Italian
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 3
  • Wines over £30: 147
  • Wines by the glass: 20

Price guide

  • Starter from: £11
  • Main course from18
  • Dessert from: £8
  • Tasting menu from: £65
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 10

Getting here

Nearest train station

Farrington, Barbican
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