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Sonny's Kitchen

94 Church Road, Barnes, London, SW13 0DQ +44 2081281780

((((* British
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:30 - 15:00 & 18:30 - 21:30

Sonny's Kitchen always offers exceptional service and great food in a warm (literally, as there was a lovely fire going in the fireplace) environment. They are especially accommodating with young children.

Winifred Poon 13 February 2017
from London

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Dating back to 1986, Sonny’s Kitchen is a quirky and stylish London eatery from 2 Michelin-starred chef Phil Howard. Perfect for a whole range of dining demands, from bright and early brunches to supper clubs and dinner parties, the on-site food store makes it your one-stop-shop for all artisanal goodness.

Using the very best seasonal produce from the finest food producers, the Sonny’s Kitchen menu serves up contemporary British cuisine. Enjoy pan fried calves liver with creamed potato and bacon, or 35-day aged rib eye on the bone, served with fries and smoked bone marrow butter. Rustic plates include foie gras and chicken liver parfait on toasted sourdough, and slow-roasted Isle of White vine tomatoes with pesto on toasted ciabatta. The weekly-changing Sunday roast menu is undoubtedly a highlight.

A cool and contemporary dining space is the setting for these menu delights. With slick polished white tiles, stripped wooden floorboards and artwork adorning the walls, Sonny’s Kitchen restaurant is quirky and upbeat: the perfect venue for relaxed dining.

Rustic British cuisine from a 2-Michelin-starred chef, Sonny’s Kitche in Barnes sits 3minutes’ drive from Barnes and Barnes Bridge train stations.

Sonny's Kitchen

94 Church Road, Barnes, London, SW13 0DQ

Contact +44 2087480393
Reservations +44 2081281780

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4.1 ((((* (based on 137 reviews)
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  • dinner (87)
  • lunch (68)
  • value (27)
  • romantic (26)
  • business (25)
  • private dining (25)
  • luxury (18)
  • child friendly (17)
  • large parties (15)
  • trendy (14)
  • breakfast (10)
  • entertainment (9)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Cathal O brien from London

    Food was excellent, service impeccable and overall happy with pricing.

  • ((((* 19 February 2017 by Andrew Bacon from London

    Good atmosphere, service and food.

  • ((((* 16 February 2017 by Charles Lowdell from London


  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Winifred Poon from London

    Sonny's Kitchen always offers exceptional service and great food in a warm (literally, as there was a lovely fire going in the fireplace) environment. They are especially accommodating with young children.

  • ((((( 8 February 2017 by Abigail from London

    First time at Sonny's for a while, the food was excellent, should go more often, the baked cod was delicious, spot on for a chilly February day. Service - perfect balance of friendly & attentive without being intrusive - lovely team.

  • (((** 2 February 2017 by CC from London

    We have been to Sonny's Kitchen fairly regularly but at our last visit something went wrong. The service was all over the place. We were left for 30 minutes with menus but no one came to take our order - so nothing to drink either! One waitress, who I suspect was new, didn't take our order but wafted about moving and removing our cutlery and then asked us what we had ordered for dessert (when we hadn't yet ordered anything). When we did eventually order, we were served by a number of different waiters - they were very busy, the restaurant was packed - so there was no continuity and we felt neglected and un-cared for!
    The food was good, as it always is, although the vegetables we ordered had run out before we got our main course. The evening was disappointing and I don't think we'll be back.

  • ((((* 31 January 2017 by Harriet from London

    Great food as ever, only the service was patchy this time and, disappointingly, we had to bring our bill to the exit to move things along because staff weren't paying attention in a somewhat empty restaurant.

  • ((*** 30 January 2017 by Roger Miron from London

    I have been to Sonny's on several occasions (usually for dinner), and had a very good meal. This was lunch a la carte with my wife. We both had the soup which tasted nice though the quantity was miniscule, and hardly warm. I had the burger and chips with a glass of Rioja, but the burger was not very tasty and chips were equally bland and inferior to even McDonalds. My wife had the pasta and seafood dish, but the helping looked more like that for a fixed price menu rather than a la carte. This was followed by a cappuccino, which frankly was very poor quality and nearly tasteless. All this for over £70! With Clare Smyth soon to open her new restaurant having bought The Depot, I can't see myself eating at Sonny's for much longer.

  • ((((* 23 January 2017 by Philip Danby from Barnes

    It was a quite evening for the restaurant and pleasantly relaxed. We had the Sunday supper menu and it was excellent. Service was a little slow to start with but then improved.

  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by Mark from London

    Lovely food and excellent service as usual. Our children thought their pasta dishes were brilliant and ate it all.

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