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15 Micawber Street, London, N1 7TB

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  • Sardine - London
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  • Sardine - London
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  • Sardine - London
  • Sardine - London

Fantastic restaurant, service and food. Always delivers great food and service.

Jeremy Smith 11 July 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, pain d’epices or a wondrous breakfast cassoulet. At lunch and dinner, Sardine's menu begins with sharing snacks and rich starters like radishes, crème fraîche & bottarga, stuffed courgette flowers and grilled octopus, potato capers & fennel.

Enticing main dishes include the signature dish of lamb a la ficelle, cooked slowly over a custom wood grill and served with fresh borlotti beans, Green beans, oregano & olives. As the name suggests, fish is a specialty with turbot, red mullet, mussels and Hhake often featuring on the menu.

Amongst the classic desserts at Sardine in London, savour seasonal delights such as grilled white peach, raspberries & brandy cream. Focussing on regional French & Italian bottles, an impressive wine list is also on hand to compliment your meal, whilst renowned bartender Clotilde Lataille brings her expertise to the fore with a specially curated French aperitif cocktail menu.

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 209 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (161)
  • lunch (108)
  • trendy (79)
  • value (37)
  • romantic (32)
  • breakfast (24)
  • large parties (24)
  • private dining (15)
  • business (14)
  • entertainment (12)
  • child friendly (7)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • ((((( 23 July 2017 by Julia Hoskins from Stamford

    A warm welcome, unpretentious service, a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, impeccably sourced ingredients, unfussy, utterly delicious southern european food.

  • ((((* 20 July 2017 by Rosalind Smyth from London

    Nice food and great staff! Ambiance is fab.

  • ((((* 13 July 2017 by Kevin March from London

    Excellent meal with friends at this great French influenced restaurant just off City Road. Very buzzy place with great wine selection.

  • ((((( 13 July 2017 by Pamela Hardenburg from London

    Excellent - well considered menu and wine list - food professional and imaginative without being an any way 'show off'
    My favourite dish was the green bean and poached egg starter - light and yummy - but this was closely seconded by a remarkable lentil and pork chop main course - the only less than 5 star rating was noise - it is not a quiet venue.

  • ((*** 12 July 2017 by deb from london

    Food good with odd outstanding dish. Lovely fit out. V poor service - under resourced. Dishes were forgotten, no drinks orders were taken, bread didn't arrive, had to ask for things lots, chase staff. Far too long waiting between courses. Other tables served far quikcer. We were a family of four celebrating a birthday on Monday - not a full restaurant. One of two waiting staff sat smoking outside. Real shame. Charming waitress apologised, took off cost of deserts

  • ((((( 11 July 2017 by Jeremy Smith from London

    Fantastic restaurant, service and food. Always delivers great food and service.

  • ((((( 8 July 2017 by Rebecca Johnson from London

    Exceptionally delicious. Best meal I've had in a London restaurant in ages. GO! Grilled rabbit and pork dishes and almond garlic soup with melon particular highlights.

  • ((((( 5 July 2017 by Laura Curry from London

    Sardine is a charming friendly restaurant with excellent food. The menu is succinct - which I like very much. This ensures seasonal, well though out dishes. I will definitely go back.

  • ((((* 4 July 2017 by Cathy Osborn from London

    Great food, and service. Seating a bit crowded

  • ((((( 4 July 2017 by Jonathan Zenios from London

    We had the grande bouffe menu which was very tasty and the service was particularly friendly

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