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About Sparrow

Welcome to Sparrow. We look forward to serving you soon!

2 Rennell Street
London, SE13 7HD
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary British

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 8318 6941

Website:
http://www.sparrowlondon.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Lewisham station within walking distance

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Sparrow Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighbourhood Gem (127)
Fit for Foodies (121)
Creative Cuisine (112)
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Good for a Date (95)
Brunch (87)
Casual (81)
Special Occasions (55)
Authentic (54)
Cosy (49)
Handcrafted Cocktails (49)
Lunch (49)
Seasonal (49)
Tapas (46)
Fun (44)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Romance (43)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Hot Spot (32)
Good Vegetarian Options (32)
Local Ingredients (30)
Worth the Drive (30)
Comfort Food (27)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Healthy (21)
Child Friendly (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
People Watching (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Quick Bite (13)
Group Bookings (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Organic (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Spicy (7)
Great Beer (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Business Meals (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Vegan (3)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
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food5
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value5

 
 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Really delicious food and lovely informal service. We went for brunch and I had the duck leg with lentils which was great, just the right amount of food. The marmalade mimosa was also delicious. The only thing I found with the menu that day was that there were a lot of dishes with eggs. I know it's brunch but some of us hate eggs (and there are vegans of course!), some of the sample menus have had more variety, so maybe it was just this one occasion. The food I had was delicious so haven't marked it down.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good, especially for the price! Service is perfect, menu was well explained and very attentive!

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vip
 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing brunch. Can't wait to return.

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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic food and atmosphere. A real neighborhood gem!

Tags: Organic, Great Beer, Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

What an amazing find! Far exceeded all expectations. Imaginative and complex flavour combinations and quality ingredients which could match any Michelin restaurant.

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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Reliably brilliant food in a wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined 7 days ago

Quite simply unbelievable food that was beautifully cooked and the service was first class.

The waiter we had was very informative about the menu and recommended us some lovely dishes.

Highly recommend the Monkfish and Lamb. Will most definitely come back for another feast very soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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food5
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 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

Please don't come here, I don't want to make it harder to get a table. The food is exceptional, the wine is very good. The prices are reasonable - it's a Central London-standard restaurant, in South East London, and they price things accordingly. The service is friendly but professional. I couldn't be more delighted to be local to this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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service4
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 (Tampa)·Dined on 14 January 2018

Had a fantastic brunch last Sunday for my boyfriend's birthday - the menu was well thought out with some innovative dishes (I had the egg appam which I would definitely order again!) My coffee took some time to arrive, however the restaurant did seem quite busy with drinks orders. On the other hand, the service was attentive. Can't wait to return to try the dinner menu!

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·Dined on 13 January 2018

Excellent experience from start to finish. Booked Saturday brunch as a special as my son was off back to uni. Came up trumps with my request for a good table by the window. Spoilt for food choices - all looked super. Settled on the kiwi burger - delicious & beautifully presented. Waiter was great & sparked up a conversation with my son about his uni. Apart from a wait for coffees at the end of our meal, all was superb. We'll be back :-)

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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value4

 
·Dined on 10 January 2018

We had heard really good things prior to going and we were not disappointed. Lovely place, great atmosphere and really delicious food.
Really like the sharing plate idea as we often eat that way anyway.
Really happy with the experience

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 23 December 2017

I really loved the experience at sparrow. It’s a cute little restaurant that popped up in lewisham and was always packed. We finally got a weekend booking and it was well worth the wait. It’s a small plates restaurant - recommended you order 4 or 5 plates for two people. All the food was beautifully presented and tasted like a dream. And the service was fantastic. Friendly and welcoming staff. No complaints.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Organic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2017

The food was excellent, as ever. Massaman beef cheek and char sui pork were definite highlights. It's clear why it is always so tough to get a table. Service was a bit slow though, but this is a minor quibble in what was a very good experience.

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 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2017

Perfect! Amazing food, amazing price!definately going back

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 20 December 2017

This was our third visit and, once again, the food was superb.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Outstanding food, wine and service! Would recommend it highly. Definitely going back soon just for the ice cream!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

Our third visit, and by far the best. Love the casualness of the atmosphere along with dishes they must enjoy cooking.

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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Had a really great time at Sparrow. The food was delicious, the service was attentive, and the restaurant has great ambiance.

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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

I loved sparrow , the food was fantastic and the staff were lovely. Would definitely recommend to anyone! We had the Sri Lankan brunch dish it was sooooo good! Can't wait to return for a Dinner!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on 15 December 2017

in the gastronomic desert of SE London Sparrow is so welcome.Brilliant food-imaginative,fresh and tasty.Influences from many parts of the world give Sparrow's cuisine a range of flavours that are a delight.The staff are informal,friendly and well informed.Long may it continue.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Cozy, Organic
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Had brunch on a Saturday. Unique dishes filled with flavour - gourmet food in a relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely recommend - can't wait to try the dinner menu!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 6 December 2017

It's not often that you get excited by a whole menu but we just wanted to try everything. From the welcome to paying the bill all our needs were taken care of and the food was SO good! Special mention to the Scallop and Crab tortellini and the bourbon sour cocktail.

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 (London)·Dined on 3 December 2017

Visited again for brunch. Service very attentive, food rapidly followed our ordering. Can highly recommend the eggs beni with bacon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 28 November 2017

So nice to have such great place to eat in the neighborhood!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Casual, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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food5
ambience3
service5
value2

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 November 2017

Beautiful food and servers tried hard. Manager was a little intense and no real flow to operation fr9m his point of view. Three staff view you from entrance and nobody really takes charge to greet and welcome. Menu on an a4 (considering price) serviettes on standard paper ones (considering price) food wait times were perfect and drinks menu was good and balanced. Servers were outstanding as was the kitchen and chef team. Manager seemed to argue with some members of his team and this did not go unnoticed by two or more tables. Don't try and put a "discretionary service" on already absorbed food prices.

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 (London)·Dined on 18 November 2017

Wow, I am seriously impressed with Sparrow! The food was excitingly different and utterly delicious. The service was friendly, down to earth and on point. Loved it and will be back very soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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food4
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 18 November 2017

We are so happy to have this quality restaurant in our neighbourhood. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 15 November 2017

A gem of a find in Lewisham! Ideal for a family birthday dinner with very attentive and personable staff, great cocktails and good choice of sharing small plates.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 12 November 2017

Great service and food, fab buzzing atmosphere for a Sunday morning brunch, with delicious food! Will definitely be coming back, I think it may become our new go to!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 10 November 2017

100% Solid - Great all round - kitchen, ingredients, flavour and staff. Looked after us despite a last min 10pm booking cheers all!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Authentic, Fun
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food5
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

The waiter was lovely, very attentive and we had such an enjoyable evening. Barman was also lovely! Food was delicious! Will be coming back very soon

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 9 November 2017

Fabulous food! We had ten dishes to share and all of them were delicious. Great service and cocktails too

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

Lovely food & friendly service! Highly recommend!

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 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

Delicious food and great service. Will be going back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

Overwhelmed by the quality of the food here. Every plate we ordered was delicious and there was a twist in the flavour combinations. Best Apple crumble you will ever taste!

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 (London)·Dined on 5 November 2017

First visit. Great food, excellent, friendly service. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Tapas, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 5 November 2017

Visited Sparrow for a birthday brunch, having previously been there for dinner. The brunch menu was not over long (a good thing) and it didn't take us long to decide what we wanted. The drinks (fresh apple juice and a smoothie) came quickly and tasted great. Our meals were both really tasty and filled us just right (we had an appam as well which tasted as good as those I had on South India)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Delightful local restaurant run by people who care about the food, ambience and service. Imaginative cocktails - they made a couple of off-menu, less common cocktails for the demanding lady on the next table. Very impressed! Food also delicious and varied. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Seasonal, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

Great food in a lovely setting. Worth making an effort to get to. Also great, friendly service. Will go back...

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on 1 November 2017

Very enjoyable. Friendly, great atmosphere, tasty fresh food. Will return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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