Sardine

15 Micawber Street, N1 7TB

WLC Rank : 220

Food Type Cuisine: French

Glass PriceGlass from : £ 4.50 (125 ml)

+44 (0)20 7490 0144

www.sardine.london

eat@sardine.london

BEST FOR

Organic/ biodynamic

Classic southern European cooking over a wood fire with an organic and low intervention-focused wine list is put together by Courtney Stebbings, formerly of Lyle's and The River Cafe. Some good gear to discover from Provence, Languedoc-Roussillion, Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily.

REVIEWS

Review 2016/17

Classic southern European cooking over a wood fire is the name of the game at Sardine, the new venture of Alex Jackson and Stevie Parle. The wine list is put together by Courtney Stebbings, formerly of Lyle’s and The River Cafe, in a final flourish on the London restaurant scene before returning to her native Canada. Plenty of beakersful of the warm south (of France) here, with a peppering of intriguing bottles from Italy. You can also get wine on tap, meaning by-the-glass options start from just £4.

A organic and low-intervention wine bias in apparent, with some with some good gear from importer Aubert & Mascoli –biodynamic producers like Domaine Vinci from Roussillon and Domaine de L’Ocre Rouge in the Vallé du Rhône, as well as St Chinian specialist Le Grange de Quatre Sous. Wouldn’t mind trying any of these with the meaty main of lamb à la ficelle with white beans and green sauce.

Pricing is very generous and, for a relatively short list, there’s a lot to discover. Nice to see some of Etna’s finest on there too, courtesy of I Custodi’s Pistus Nerello Mascalese.

By Darren Smith

WLC Overall Score 87.2

Value
89
Size
82
Range
83
Originality
93
Service
89

WLC Overall Rank : 220

Food Type Cuisine: French

Glass PriceGlass from : £ 4.50 (125 ml)

+44 (0)20 7490 0144

www.sardine.london

eat@sardine.london

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