Review on Sardo
Sardo is on a mission to promote the cooking of the Mediterranean island outpost of Sardinia, and it works its magic in a light, airy dining room with fashionable artwork on the walls, groovy light fittings and bare minimalist touches, just off Tottenham Court Road.
The Sardinain presence shows itself in thin, brittle carasau bread, mosciame di tonno (sun-dried fullet of tuna), bottarga (dried mullet roe) and monthly specials like quails glazed with balsamic dressing and served with prunes. Like the rest of Italy, Sardinia also has its own pasta specialities - especially malloreddus (made from 'hard wheat') and spaghetti with a sauce of crabmeat, olive oil and chillies.
Among the main courses, look for salsiccia sarda (spicy homemade sausage) served on a bed of cabbage or grilled Scotch beef topped with Ovinfort (Sardinian blue cheese). Sebadas (a traditional puff pastry filled with cheese and topped with honey) is the island's contribution to the desserts - otherwise it's back to old faithfuls like pannacotta and tiramisù.
Authentic Sardinian food deserves authentic Sardinian wine, and the list is peppered with rare regional bottles, along with a more recognisable contingent from the Italian mainland.
Sardo is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Sardinian / Italian
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express