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  • Old Street
  • Supper
  • ££££

Southern French wood-fired cooking with an outstanding wine list to match.


15 Micawber Street, London, N1 7TB
+44 (0) 20 7490 0144
Opening Times
Mon 18.00-22.00
Tue-Fri 10.30-15.00 & 18.00-22.00
Sat-Sun 10.00-15.00 & 18.00-22.00


  • Evening Standard

    Evening Standard Says…

    Tucked into a corner table — rather content not to be sitting communally — an exuberant bunch of wild flowers including sweet peas, pre-mixed petit aperitifs featuring most impressively an Aix Dirty Martini with olive oil-washed gin, noble bread and a list of snacks (that canny add-on favoured by restaurants nowadays) to roam among, spurs us to ask for radishes with crème fraîche sprinkled with bottarga (how clever is that?) and onion and anchovy tart.

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  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph Says…

    Quite aside from the restaurant’s name (just call me Herlock), these smells tell me that we’re in the Med: there are top notes of Provence and Catalonia, base notes of Corsica and (inevitably) Sardinia... my man knocks back a quite astoundingly delicious – not to mention dangerously moreish – gin and tonic. Sardine’s mixologist reveals only that it contains a “secret” syrup – plus gentian; after a single sip I recognise that I will not be able to drink just one of these, so settle for a glass of marcillac (red, southern French, excellent). In fact, entre nous, even in late October I’m confident enough to say that Sardine is my favourite restaurant of the year.

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  • The Guardian

    The Guardian Says…

    Sardine’s identity is based round the cooking of southern France, but it’s a flexible brief expanded to encompass a kaleidoscope of fresh, vibrant, sun-soaked flavours – a toasty-edged Swiss chard gratin served with beautifully blackened onglet; mullet with pastis; lardo; bottarga; vast, ruby bulls’ heart tomatoes in an uber-Niçoise laced with artichokes... Sardine manages to be contemporary without relying on the ubiquitous millennial restaurant formula (apart from its open kitchen): the design is as fresh as lemon spritz. Staff are wonderful – we’re all embarrassingly smitten by our smiley French server, Fanny.

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