Sands End

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"GOOD"

5 reviews

135-137 Stephendale Road , London, SW6 2PR

Sands End November 2015 1

SquareMeal Review of Sands End

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"GOOD"

“Still the epicentre of ‘rah’ in suburban Fulham”, the Sands End is a neat fusion of buzzy local boozer and candlelit dining room. Everything is in the best possible taste, from the muted colours and refectory tables to the sophisticated menu of cracking pub food. The kitchen combines hearty grub with a touch of culinary ambition – a starter of seared chilli-spiced beef with truffle ponzu, spring onions and garlic chips displays real expertise from the off. The seasons generally have their say, which might mean cep velouté with potato emulsion followed by oxtail and stout pie with glazed carrots in deepest winter. If ale is what you're after, you can also hang out at the bar with a pint of Black Sheep and some nibbles: snacks such as Scotch eggs are top-drawer. They do “the best Sunday pub lunch” too, according to one regular.

Sands End Location

135-137 Stephendale Road , London SW6 2PR

Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-3pm (Sat -4pm) 6-10pm (Sun 12N-9pm)

Sands End's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 6.8

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Service: 5.2

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Atmosphere: 6.8

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Value: 4.8

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 1

08 December 2013

We went for a birthday , expected a bit of TLC but the place was obviously over booked and there was a lack of communication between waiters and managers of the place/bar/kitchen. We were ten people and did not manage to be served at the same time (food was not ready), then they ran out of wine glasses. Then they ran out of the different wines we had started ordering and could not really offer anything else. Then the plates we got were dirty, and we ended up eating birthday cake with a soup spoon…all of this for more than £50/head (which did not include the cake). Not very happy overall, will not go again which is a shame as I live locally.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 3

Bronze Reviewer
20 July 2012

Have visited the Sands End several times as it is local to me. It is a lively and friendly venue, usually very busy with a great atmosphere. A lot of Made in Chelsea types (including the staff) but none the worse for that! Consistently excellent food which is a notch or two above the general gastropub fare. The menu changes frequently and, while not extensive, typically has good variety and choice. The cooking and presentation tends to show good flair with some inventive and unusual creations. The trade off is prices which are perhaps slightly higher than the average gastropub but, in my opinion, well worth it. Wine list is reasonable – again not overly extensive but a good selection with enough variety. Being a pub there is also good beer on tap. Service is friendly and competent, remembering that it is a pub more than a restaurant. Waiting staff are generally well informed about the menu. Also worthy of note are the bar snacks. A small selection of tasty home made classics such as scotch eggs.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 3

07 August 2011

This place is known for its scotch eggs but the rest of the menu is great. Always a good selection of specials. What makes the place for me is the vibe. Some great staff and a very well produced product. Slightly off the beaten path and with a committed local following. A well known venue – everyone I've spoken to seems to have been there and speaks highly about the place. If anyone had a bad experience here then they must have been very unlucky (but no one is perfect – not even them).

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