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“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.

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Sands End

135-137 Stephendale Road ,London SW6 2PR

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Good food but awful service!

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Dec 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...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 3

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Sands End

135-137 Stephendale Road ,London SW6 2PR

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by   bronze reviewer (13)

Jul 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....

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Andrew H.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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135-137 Stephendale Road ,London SW6 2PR

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Aug 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).

Jeremy C.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 7

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135-137 Stephendale Road ,London SW6 2PR

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by   gold reviewer (40)

Jun 2011

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The Sands End Public House & Kitchen will always hold a special place for me… at the end of my road. Out the door, turn left and left again. It’s my local bar and restaurant. My escape. My drop-in. My boozer. Hidden on a quiet residential Fulham road, the low-built, two-storey Sands End caters to the locals: that mix of builder-bar leaners and toff-slumming, pink shirt and chino wearers (I class myself in that catchment area somewhere inbetween the two. I’ve never pulled off making a pink shirt...

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David J.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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135-137 Stephendale Road ,London SW6 2PR

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Mar 2009

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Very unimpressed. Yes, other reviewers refer to a calmness at Sands End. We too were sucked in by that apparent attribute. In reality, it is quite different. What masquerades as simplicity, manifests itself as high prices and poor service. We arrived for Sunday lunch. Greeted by polite public school boys, we were shown to our table right by the ladies room. Ignoring that, the politeness soon ebbed away. These are just kids. The table service was incompetent, and when things started to go wrong...

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  • Food & Drink: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 1

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Essential Details for Sands End

  • Cuisine: Gastropub
  • Area: Fulham
  • Price: £45.00
  • Wine: £17.50
  • Champagne: £30.00
  • Lunch: £12.50 (2 courses)
  • Private Dining: 24

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