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15 Micawber Street, London, N1 7TB

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Great food as always. Miss your steak though !

Edwina Fok 20 May 2017
from London

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Cooking southern French dishes over a wood fire, Sardine in Islington is led by head chef Alex Jackson, and Stevie Parle, the man behind a host of top London restaurants. An uber-cool, laidback venue, expect flavour-rich dishes using the best quality, finest ingredients.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, begin the day with the likes of ham with fried egg and lovage, or pain d’épice with salted butter. At lunch and dinner, the Sardine restaurant menu begins with sharing snacks and rich starters like black cabbage and chorizo soup or veal and pork stuffed onion. Enticing main dishes include rabbit with sausage, chicory and white beans, and grilled pork chop with salsify gratin.

Amongst the classic desserts at Sardine in London, savour the likes of apple and almond galette, and pannetone bread and butter pudding. Focussing on regional French bottles, an impressive wine list is also on hand to compliment your meal.

Tucked away by the canal in a quiet corner of east London, Sardine on Micawber Street is a 9-minute walk from Old Street Station.


15 Micawber Street, London, N1 7TB

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Customer reviews for Sardine

4.5 (((() (based on 180 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (90)
  • trendy (70)
  • value (33)
  • romantic (29)
  • large parties (21)
  • breakfast (18)
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  • ((((* 24 May 2017 by EC resident from London

    I have always enjoyed this restaurant but on this occasion I was slightly disappointed that the prix fixe menu -- different since my last visit -- offered only 2 choices of main course and one dessert. Since I was with a friend who was going to pay, I didn't feel that I could order a la carte. What we had was very good (braised lamb and strawberry ice cream, since you ask), but I had expected to spend longer over the meal and it didn't feel as much like an occasion as it usually does. I was also surprised that no vegetarian main course was offered. As they said when I booked that they wanted our table back in 1 hr and 25 minutes, it may be that everything was really geared to some other, more important, event later on. Anyway, this doesn't affect my generally high opinion of the restaurant.

  • ((((* 22 May 2017 by Lucy Davidson from London

    Unexpected location however once inside, brilliant staff, good menu, lovely flavours, great space and vibe. Would happily return and recommend. Thanks!

  • ((((( 20 May 2017 by Edwina Fok from London

    Great food as always. Miss your steak though !

  • ((((* 19 May 2017 by Helena from London

    Nice atmophere, great service and amazing homemade sweet wine!

  • ((((* 17 May 2017 by Alice Woudhuysen from London

    Really great, buzzy atmosphere (though quite noisy for a Tuesday evening!) The waitress was very bubbly and friendly though she and others kept trying to clear our plates away when we hadn't finished mopping the very delicious sauce up with lovely fresh bread. The food was fantastic, though portions are relatively small for the price (the snacks are quite generous though). Everything tasted great, though, and I will definitely be going back after payday!

  • ((((( 15 May 2017 by Oliver from London

    Great meal and very child friendly for Sunday lunch!

  • ((((( 13 May 2017 by Alex from London

    Perfect little place, great atmosphere, wonderful, friendly, savvy staff offering super service and advice, and really outstanding food! Incredible that it's taken us so long to drop by... we'll be regulars now!

  • ((((( 9 May 2017 by Gavin Elliott from London

    This was the second time we've been to Sardine - and it was every bit as good as the first...!

    Great food, a great (relaxed) atmosphere and excellent service. All in all, a terrific experience.


  • ((((( 6 May 2017 by Jim Parle from Irmingha

    Super staff
    Excellent food
    Including good choice for veggies and pesxatarians so. In problem for our colleague who eats halal
    The sweetbreads were excellent

  • ((((( 6 May 2017 by Helen Asquith from London

    Brilliant local restaurant. Delicious food.

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