Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Sardine

Bronze Award

Hidden down a side road in a rather unassuming part of Islington, Sardine’s classic, rustic Southern French cuisine jars with the industrial interior – the uninitiated wouldn’t know what to expect when walking in. With an 18-seat sharing table taking up most of the space, expect an intimate meal, cooked over a wood fire in an open kitchen. The too-hard butter that came with our bread wasn’t a great start, but a very enjoyable starter of tomatoes stuffed with pork and veal made up for the lack of spreading. For mains, onglet steak with Swiss chard gratin was beautifully tender, but dessert was the highlight: gorgeously thick ice cream studded with nougat chunks, served with fennel biscuits. The wine list is concise but well-curated, while prices are reasonable. On our visit the staff were friendly and the restaurant was bustling; a solid testament to the great food being served. Sardine is worth a visit for the inspired French cuisine, it’s just a shame the setting doesn’t reflect the menu. 

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££££ - £30 - £49
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Location for Sardine

Parasol Art Gallery, 15 Micawber Street, Hoxton, London, N1 7TB

020 7490 0144


Opening Times

Tues-Fri 9-11am 12N-3pm 6-10pm Sat-Sun 10am-3pm 6-10pm

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4 Reviews 

Adele L

08 July 2019  
Wonderful special events (la Grande Bouffe) very good value and ingredients.

Adam L

27 June 2018  
Beautiful French provencale restaurant near Old a Street. Menu changes daily and they do these amazing monthly dinners too. Eaten Aligot, Le Grand Aioli, Bouillabaisse and so much good stuff here.

Ryan L

21 March 2018  
Indian food at the next level.

Linda C

04 May 2017  
Wonderful little restaurant, just off the beaten track. Delicious food and great wine selection. Staff are super friendly.
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