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Southern French Cooking over a Wood Fire,
by Alex Jackson, with Stevie Parle.

A neighbourhood restaurant and bar situated within Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art.

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Monday to Sunday 12pm - 3pm

Monday to Sunday 6pm - close

10am - 3pm

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We opened Sardine in July 2016 and focus on Southern French cooking over a custom-built charcoal fire.  Sardine is run by Alex Jackson, former Head Chef at Stevie Parle's Dock Kitchen and Rotorino restaurants.

Our 46-cover restaurant is located within the same building as Parasol unit art gallery, and we aim to offer simple, homely, Southern French cooking to the growing communities of City Road, between Old Street and Islington.

We're open for lunch, dinner and drinks throughout the week, and brunch, lunch and dinner at the weekend.  We change the a la carte menus on a daily basis and also host a monthly feasting dinner called La Grande Bouffe.

...sheer, grin-inducing enjoyment

Marina O'Loughlin, Guardian

Toulouse-Lautrec dinner

Join us on 26th March for a fabulous dinner inspired by the recipes of artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

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French flavours will lure us in shoals

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

Hyon Gyon - Exclusive tour & dinner at Sardine

Join us on 22nd March for a guided tour of the Hyon Gyon exhibition at Parasol unit followed by a four course dinner at Sardine

Upcoming events at Sardine


Get friends or family together over a lovingly cooked, seasonal, southern French feast.


My favourite restaurant of the year

Kathryn Flett, Telegraph

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