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Sparrow

4.6
322 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

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About

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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Great service been for brunch and dinner loved it both times

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 3 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

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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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

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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3.0Dined on 30 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 29 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

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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2.0Dined on 24 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

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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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

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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4.0Dined on 22 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

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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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Fantastic! Great menu, food and knowledgeable staff.

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 14 March 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

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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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Really enjoyed it - interesting food and friendly staff

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4.0Dined on 8 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

We went here on Saturday evening at 7.00 pm and were seriously impressed. Lewisham has been crying out for somewhere decent to eat for ages and Sparrow ticks all the right boxes.

The food was excellent as was the service - location overlooking busy road network isn't ideal but area is generally changing generally and this place will be seriously popular!

we will be going again!

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Really lovely food and atmosphere. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming if the service was a little slow (due to the place being full). Overall a really enjoyable and delicious brunch. Thank you

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Absolutely love the food at sparrow, always amazing and the service and atmosphere is always great as well. Wish I could come here everyday for brunch!

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Amazing like always, the food is always well thought out and the atmosphere is great.

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5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Great food and service. Had a great e evening. Worth trying out

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