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The Sands End is a fine example of what a gastropub should be. Head Chef Oliver Marlowe produces a delectable menu of British cuisine accompanied by a selection of fine wines.

Ranked #681 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
"Welcome to the Sands End Pub and Kitchen where we bring a slice of the countryside to a small corner of South West London.

With seasonal food and real ales served among friendly locals enjoying our famous scotch eggs with their dogs lazing at their feet, the Sands End is the perfect location for a great meal and a few drinks."

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

12:00 - 00:00

TUE

12:00 - 00:00

WED

12:00 - 00:00

THU

12:00 - 00:00

FRI

12:00 - 00:00

SAT

10:30 - 00:00

SUN

10:30 - 23:00

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Sands End reviews



By Kate S.

I've been going to the Sands End for years and feel that too often people forget to leave reviews when a bar is consistently good. As both a local watering hole and fantastic place to eat the Sands End ticks all the boxes. The staff are always friendly and up for a chat, the food seems to go from strength to strength with a great mix of classic pub grub and more daring seasonal options. It's well worth the trip for anyone who doesn't live around the corner (while I'm sure a lot of locals like myself would like to keep it as a hidden gem).


By Jumbo S.

Returned to the sands end pub after being away for work and once again the food and service was brilliant,love this place! The place is pumping on the weekends,!Seriously cant find better around this area.I dont usually rate anything but these guys deserve a good rap..


By C.

I was so excited to go as the food is supposed to be great and it is my local! What a disappointing evening! Food was ok, overpriced and we were not all served at the same time. Service was really bad on top of this, no real try from the manager to make our evening better, so management of customer service was just not great. I would not recommend it friends....


By Louise B.

The Sands end is a charming, quirky pub hidden away from it all perfect for a relaxing Sunday lunch. That is exactly what we had. The staff were friendly and chatty and we were well looked after by our waiter. The food was fantastic my roast beef was beautifully cooked and I was impressed with how tender it was at 3 o clock in the afternoon. i then had a good hearty crumble to follow all accompanied with a good well recommended bottle/s of red. My only jibe was were informed at 5 that they would need the table back for dinner at 6. This may have been more helpful if we had been informed this when we booked. Although on that point they did organise a table at the front for us to move to and carry on into the evening. Myself and my guests really enjoyed ourselves and I was happy and impressed with the food and service, I would definitely recommend this pub to anyone.


By Stephanie P.

Tucked away in the fancy residential folds between Fulham and Chelsea, this pub blends cute and cosy country-style hospitality with contemporary chic and high-class vibes.

The Venue
This pub and restaurant is small and super-swanky, with a scattering of small wooden tables in the front bar area welcoming among black and white photographs and giant, decorated chalkboards. Beyond the bar, a separate restaurant area makes for fancier surroundings and candle-lit dining. There's not a lot of room inside, and a busy evening can begin to feel a bit cramped, with staff struggling to squeeze between guests and their canine friends. However, outside, guests can relax on picnic benches in the sun, or snuggle under heaters when the chilly season sets in.

The Atmosphere
While it's not exactly lacking in atmosphere, it's hard to put a finger on exactly what this bar does bring to the table. The team are incredibly friendly, greeting everyone on arrival and helping guests find themselves a seat, while there's space at the bar, wooden furniture, and a warm welcome for dogs too. Neither drinks nor dining come in cheap here, and it's busy with the ritzy clientele that you'd expect of the area. A lack of soft furnishings can make everything feel a bit echoey, and any music is easily drowned out by booming chatter. However as a bustling spot to enjoy a bottle between friends, the atmosphere is friendly and the service is nice and slick too.

The Food
A gastro pub to its core, The Sands End offers a menu of elegant and carefully crafted food in its restaurant area, with mains ranging from £12.50 to £21. This is not your average pub grub. From foie gras starters to a £7 Eton mess, it's fine dining rather than hearty hangover food. However, for a more casual affair, the bar showcases a range of bar snacks, too. The team are proud of their 'famous' Scotch eggs, and rightly so. The huge snacks – we're talking plus-size tennis balls – are whisked upstairs to be heated, quartered and sprinkled with black pepper, appearing again with gooey yolk oozing over warm, spiced sausage meat, while the breadcrumbs are pleasantly salty and just the right level of crispiness. While neither menu offers much choice for a vegetarian diner, those who enjoy a bit of meat can benefit from themed months of food, where the kitchen could be stocked with pheasant and grouse for the season. Of course, there's also a sweetie jar stuffed with Bonios for the most discerning of visiting pups.

The Drink
The house red here is something quite delicious; full bodied, deep in colour, thick, dry and oaky. Weighing in a £4.70 for a small and £6.60 for a large, tipples are a little dearer than average, even for Fulham. However, the bonus is that they come in extra-large glasses, making the drinker feel somewhat special and a little bit sophisticated, and causing pinkies to outstretch with a will of their own. IPA is more of a standard investment at £3.60 per pint, and visiting ales, lagers and fancier wines are up for grabs, too – including a ‘wine of the week’ with foodie suggestions to match. There’s no masquerading as a cocktail bar, but there are Bloody Marys available for Sunday brunching, plus other cocktails for cheeky girls' nights and the like. Meanwhile, the standard array of spirits and mixers will keep most drinkers happy and evenings bubbling along nicely.

The Last Word
This is undoubtedly a very nice pub, bar and restaurant all rolled into one, but 'very nice' is about all the description it manages to muster. The atmosphere is pleasant, but it misses the cosy country pub image that it's aiming for, and the cuisine is certainly more central London than countryside chic. However, that's not to say that it’s a bad spot for a Friday night, Sunday brunch, weekday, or any day of the week, for that matter. This is somewhere that you could easily bring your visiting family, other half or best buddies. It’s well-maintained and flawlessly clean, even if it is at the expense of a little cosiness. It's also fully booked and bustling, while still maintaining great service and plenty of friendliness. At the end of the day, there’s a good glass of wine to be had here, and you can't ask for much more than that, can you?

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