If someone said to me a few years ago Lewisham would be the place to go for food, my response would have been “really”?. But that’s all changed now because Lewisham is going through a massive renaissance and redevelopment. Not only has the area got its very own Street Feast (Model Market) with the likes of Mama’s Jerk and Mother Clucker keeping people happy but there’s now a restaurant, Sparrow, that beckons to be the word on the streets of South East London.
As for the menu, Sparrow aims to bring the best out of local and seasonal ingredients as well as to not be pigeon-holed into a particular cuisine. Moreover it’s all about the sharing of plates and getting stuck in.
We went for five dishes starting immediately with the bruschettas-a duo of mushroom duxelle and courgette- perhaps a tad small but taking nothing away from it, it’s delicious. We even ordered them twice.
If that wasn’t enough an order of the crab came along and with no regrets, was demolished in no time. Spread it thickly on the sourdough with the parsley butter, it’s yummy stuff.
|Bruschettas Of Mushroom and Courgette Trifolati|
|Soft Boiled Eggs, Pork and Anchovy Relish, Crispy Shallots|
|Grilled Lamb Leg, Lemon and Parsley Salad|
|Green Risotto, Hazelnut Crumb, Goats Cheese|
|White Crab, Parsley Butter, Sourdough Toast|