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15 Micawber Street, London, N1 7TB

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Delicious food and excellent service from the young blonde chap. Perfect balance of service and familiarity. Thanks!

Alex Martin 22 April 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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4.5 (((() (based on 167 reviews)
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  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Ben Sparks from London

    Excellent service and delicious food, especially the lamb.

  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Alex Martin from London

    Delicious food and excellent service from the young blonde chap. Perfect balance of service and familiarity. Thanks!

  • ((((( 21 April 2017 by Suzie Bliss from London

    The food was absolutely delicious, there wasn't a bad plate! We especially enjoyed the crab linguine and the lamb! And the waitress who served us was fantastic!

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Sue Harvey from London

    We had a wonderful evening.
    Liked the small scale & inauspicious nature. Felt like we'd stumbled across a secret.
    Service was excellent. Friendly & attentive.
    Food was very very good. Lots of great flavours.
    Wine was good too.

  • ((((( 18 April 2017 by Karen Claber from Manchester

    Great use of seasonal ingredients in a Southern French inspired menu - nettle pasta to start was gorgeous as were the French cheeses & mille feullie. Interesting wine list - the Marcillac we had went perfectly with the hake & onglet.

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Kate Pothalingam from London

    We had a delicious meal - the Hake was a particular highlight, but everything was very good indeed. The meat was beautifully cooked, the vegetables were a delight, especially the purple sprouting broccoli. Rhubarb is always a great way to end a meal. Hope to return soon.

  • ((((( 9 April 2017 by Lynn Hand from West Midlands

    Have dined here twice now and I think it is excellent. I love the food - full of contradictions. Delicate & punchy, simple & complex, rustic & haute cuisine. The bouillabaisse was phenomenal as was the vegetarian dish of baby courgettes, onions & THE tastiest tomatoes I've ever eaten. The service was excellent, our waitress was lovely, friendly and informative. This is quite a pricey night out for us (£100 including wine), but we both agreed that it was money well spent.

  • ((((( 8 April 2017 by Muireann Okeeffe from Dublin

    loved Sardine, amazing crudites, starter soup nettle was great, cod was great main

  • ((((( 8 April 2017 by Alex Marshall from London

    This place is around the corner from my place, not sure why I haven't been here before! Will definitely be back.

  • ((((( 3 April 2017 by Nuria Martinez huelva from London

    Really good food, above expectations. Great combination of flavours and superb dressing. Really enjoyed the mozzarella salad, and the sole accompanied with a lemony sauce. The pear with ice cream dessert matched perfectly with the home fig liquor! The atmosphere was cool and casual and the service was very good.

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