Sardine | Pan-European Cuisine From Stevie Parle's Protegé
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Sardine

Sardine

Sardine | Shoreditch Restaurant

You know the story.

A youngster is initiated into the family cooking tradition, goes off to a prestigious cookery school, cuts their teeth at a string of Michelin-starred restaurants abroad and returns home to open a place of their own.

Well, this is not that story.

This is a story about a guy who “fell into cooking in a truly random way”, starting out as front of house in Stevie Parle’s Dock Kitchen, where, after a time, he accidentally found himself dabbling in the actual kitchen. And we’re glad he did.

His name is Alex Jackson, and after landing a gig as head chef at Parle’s second venture, Rotorino, and a brief spell in cheesemaking, he’s returning to his (now obvious) true calling. His first venture, overseen by mentor Stevie, is Sardine – an airy space annexed to the Parasol art gallery in Old Street, hosting relaxed all-day dining influenced by a broad spread of Mediterranean countries.

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The menu features a supporting cast of light, fragrant dishes like the grilled trevisse with lardo and walnuts, and a hake and saffron stew, scattered around meatier pièces de résistance – like the whole stuffed rabbit to share, and the leg of lamb roasted à la ficelle – a fancy way to say “dangling dramatically above a roaring, spitting open fire”.

Drinks, meanwhile, can be found in the form of a sharp and concise wine list featuring Southern French and Italian wines, all hand-selected by ex-River Café and Lyle’s sommelier, Courtney Stebbings.

Trust us. This one’s a shoal-stopper.

NOTE: Sardine is open for lunch and dinner daily, 12-3pm and 6pm-close. They also serve brunch on weekends, 10am-3pm. Reservations can be made HERE.

Sardine | 15 Micawber Street, N1 7TB


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Sardine


Sardine, 15 Micawber Street, Old Street, East London, N1 7TB

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