Waterside Cafe, EC2Y 8DS
- Level 0, Barbican Centre, Silk Street
Now closed; was a cafe in the Barbican Centre. The food options at the Barbican were rejigged in September 2010, and the Waterside was turned into a new food hall (see the Barbican Centre page for info on that).
The information below is retained for people who want to know what it was like as the Waterside.
There are counters selling a selection of hot meals (usually three, including one vegetarian option) for about £7. The food is okay but can be cold. There are also separate counters with desserts. Sandwiches, salads and other cold food options are in a chiller near the door.
You can sit outside by the fountains which is nice photo. Beware of the pigeons though — you basically can't leave your table.
secretlondon visited in June 2008 with someone who gets discounted food as a staff member. She isn't sure she'd pay full price. Ewan was perfectly happy with the hot meal he had when visiting in November 2008 (but received a discount via his work).