Sparrow

4.6
328 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies

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Welcome to Sparrow. We look forward to serving you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday: 18:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 and 18:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Restaurant is closed for holiday from 24th December and reopens on the 9th January
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Phone number
020 8318 6941
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Public Transit
Lewisham station within walking distance
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent again - my 4th visit and food and atmosphere were again excellent. Really friendly as well !

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went here for our wedding anniversary. Some outstanding dishes, especially the duck leg, chick pea and squash salad and the chocolate mouse. I can’t wait to come here again. Panacotta slightly average. My husband had dessert envy.

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SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at this restaurant and just as good as the first. Great going as a group of 5 as we could try nearly everything on the menu. The staff are so nice and make it a great experience.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is now our 3rd visit to Sparrow and we love it. Very exciting to have somewhere so good for brunch so close to home. Keep meaning to try the Saturday evening dinner menu as the cocktails look great!

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DN
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food and great service, a bit of a gem for Lewisham

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JR
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service been for brunch and dinner loved it both times

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

such a great place for date night. Really superb service and really tasty food.

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SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A really friendly restaurant with exceptional food and quality cocktails. It is noisy and cramped but the food and the friendly staff make it special.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive friendly service, modern relaxed interior and vibe and delicious food that you might not expect to find beside the now-disappeared infamous Lewisham station roundabout.
Whilst not exorbitant, it's not cheap either and the food is broken down into just what it says it is on the menu (a delicious pork chop was just that - a thick, juicy pork chop on a plate. nothing else)

A delightful local gem that is clearly loved by those in the know.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sparrow is a great restaurant - friendly and informative service, food is delicious, perfect for a group of friends or date because of the fun of sharing food - if you want to. It's low key in atmosphere and who would think from the location that it would be as relaxing as it is. Love it.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This local restaurant would probably fit in better in central london given tbe quality of the food and service. Staff is really friendly and helpful. The concept is very intereating and almoat tapas like - all the dishes are small and made to be shared which is great as you can try lots! One very minor negative is that the wine selection is a bit limited but the cocktails are nice. Well worth a visit.

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough! We went for a slightly earlier dinner than we would have chosen due to their availability and their confirmation makes a point of how long we would have the table for. However we did not feel rushed at all, we had a leisurely meal that started with cocktails and then dish after dish kept appearing in front of us, accompanied by a bottle of Portuguese red wine. We were recommended 7-9 dishes for our table of 3 to share and the 8 we chose were divine. Whilst all meat eaters our favourite was the Jerusalem artichoke with radicchio and hazelnuts. Some of the dishes were larger and we ended up asking to take home our lamb leftovers which was very nicely obliged and even fashioned into the shape of a swan. We were very tempted by the dessert menu but were just too full to actually indulge - perhaps 8 was too many! Absolutely no regrets though - staff were friendly and knowledgeable, the atmosphere was lively but relaxing, drinks were interesting and tasty & food was creative and delicious. People should fly in from all over to this fantastic addition to Lewisham!

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brunch in lewisham. On the pricey side but worth it for a special occasion.

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MQ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favourite spot in south London. They simply could not pack more flavour into the food; every dish is a taste sensation and the imagination and creativity that comes out of the kitchen (diners can see the team at work) is wonderful.

Front of house are charming, welcoming, knowledgeable and efficient and the buzzy atmosphere makes for a lively ambience.

Delicious innovative cocktails including non-alcoholic options also use seasonal ingredients (eg blood orange) are a must.

Cannot wait for our next visit. It will be soon.

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I
London
18 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Portions more generous than I expected for small plates.. full of hits and misses.....hits crispy chicken, and beetroot/lentil dish. deep fried kale...looked good, but too greasy. Custard tart. Very plain looking but gorgeously nutmegy....

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JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice change for a local venue. We live in Bromley but easy to bus to eat. First time visit - small And very noisy but an enjoyable food experience. Have set sittngs times but we didnt het pressured to leave though I imagine that must happen due to popularity.
Look forward to another visit.

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JV
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sparrow is completely lovely, lucky Lewisham! The whole meal made me smile.

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n
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It's nice to see a restaurant with at least some ambition in Lewisham but it really isn't that good especially for the price. The portions are all small even the ones that are £16 and the starter size pork belly had 7 small cubes of pork - hard to share equally between 2. The website says that if there are 2 of you you can only have the table for 1.5 hours which I don't like and in fact the food was slow in coming so we couldn't have finished in that time anyway. They automatically pour tap water but then take the jug away so it's hard to get enough water. They seemed to be struggling although it wasn't full. I probably won't go again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, perfection. We absolutely love Sparrow - the staff, food and drinks are fantastic. The space itself is cool, a very welcome addition to Lewisham, and cozy at the same time.
The changing menu never fails and there are too many favourites to mention. My latest obsession is the chocolate mousse that was on special, ahhhmazing, never knew mousse could be so good!!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

not great - we left feeling disappointed and severely out of pocket.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and interesting menu. Cocktail was splendid. Everything was well presented. We haven't had such good food and drink in a very long time. Service was also brilliant. We went in the evening and will go back now to try breakfast menu. A restaurant to recommend.

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y
London
327 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal at Sparrow though not cheap cheap! Small but interesting menu with gray veggie mixes. Sea bass and beef heart very small portions but tasty none the less. Wine at reasonable price. Very buzzy friendly restaurant

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LP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been here for brunch before which was also fantastic! But really wanted to try the dinner menu.
It's amazing!!! We were a table of 6 and decided to just order the whole menu! So we could share a bit of everything! There wasn't one dish we didn't like.
It's a local gem in lewisham!

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DS
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very imaganitive cuisine especially given the number of vegetarian dishes. Pleasant relaxed atmosphere, friendly and well paced service. A very nice addition to Lewisham,

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CC
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful gem in an unlikely setting. Original menu, fantastic food, great service. Well worth a visit.

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food: creative built on a solid foundation and great ingredients (look out for the specials!) The cocktails are very good too; the list is quite limited but the aperitif is always spot on. The service is attentive and helpful, never overbearing.

It's a small place and it looks like it's getting a lot of attention of late... book in advance, especially for the Sunday brunch! :-)

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MM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great night at Sparrow - could eat the Beef Cheek Suet pie every night from November to March. Warm puy lentil and carrot dish was lovely - buttery, aromatic. Really friendly staff

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OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As normal we had great food and great service. If anything the place was a little cold even though I was sat next to one of the radiators

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this neighbourhood gem in Lewisham. The best bunch mimosas I've ever had - that marmalade flavour is delicious. I've enjoyed both brunch and dinner here, and the menu is always well thought out, unique flavour combinations, unusual wines and great value for money. It's always busy, with a great buzz, and the staff are lovely. We come here a few times a month, and it suits date night, or a catch up with friends. Really pleased we have something like this in our corner of SE London!

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CL
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic! Great menu, food and knowledgeable staff.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal at Sparrow - the mocktails were up to their usual high standard, mains were really delicious and pudding was exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in London, so unique and just divine. Absolutely brilliant service

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SE
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It is a reasonable priced restaurant and the food was of a good standard.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very tasty. Staff were friendly. Nice and relaxed vibe.
The portions were a little on the small size which didn't reflect the price.

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TM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch, Food was tasty and well seasonned, drink was fresh, staff was friendly.
Will definitely come back

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal at Sparrow. Great attentive service without being in your face. Food is devine - roasted artichoke and bitter leaves was superb!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed it - interesting food and friendly staff

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing and innovative food with a man interesting menu of fusion modern tapas style dishes. The place is intimate and rustically basic and service friendly. Nice succinct wine list too though they serve wine in stemless glasses which is ok for some I guess. Order three dishes each at minimum if you are hungry. I’ve been here a couple of times and other tables seem disappointed and left wanting more when they order two dishes each. A gem in Lewisham!

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O
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food and good service. Only disappointment was that even though they knew it was a special birthday occasion, they made no reference to it, much less offered anything in celebration.

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SV
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, a little gem in Lewisham that I’d been meaning to try for a long time. I will absolutely be back!

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