London's Sardinian restaurants have roots that go back centuries, which may be one reason for the large number of superb Sardinian restaurants in the British capital. In the 18th century, the Kingdom of Sardinia set up a chapel for immigrants to worship in near Lincoln's Fields (in modern day Holborn). It isn't known whether there were any Sardinian restaurants in London back then, but there are certainly plenty today. Quandoo makes it easy to book all of them.
Sardinia is one of Italy's culinary hotspots. In recent times, this Mediterranean island has become famous for its roasted suckling pig, pasta balls served with seafood (fregola), oven cooked meat and fish pies (panada), and distinctive forms of pasta like lorighittas. If you want to try any of these specialities, London's Sardinian restaurants allow you to do so. It's a great way to find out that there's more to dining Italian-style than run of the mill pizzas, tricolore salads or pasta dishes.
One of the main aspects of Sardinia's gastronomic culture are the ingredients used by the island's chefs. For starters, many pasta sauces and pies use pecorino sardo - a kind of sheep's milk cheese with a rich, powerful taste. You can only make it using sheep from a particular breed found in Sardinia, and the capital's chefs know how to turn it into exceptional dishes. But the Sardinian restaurants in London are about more than fine cheese. Rocket, tomatoes, olive oil, rice, hand-formed pasta, and fresh Mediterranean seafood all contribute to some fantastic dishes. The best thing about it (aside from the taste) is that the food of Sardinia is healthier than almost any other culture. So there's no need for any guilt as you tuck in.
You may well be surprised by the sheer number of Sardinian restaurants in London. There are trattorias all over the city, from Stoke Newington to Fulham and from Regents Park to Kennington. South or north of the river, there are restaurants showcasing the island's roasted meats, pastries, desserts and seafood. And there will also be plenty of fine wines like Albaranzeuli or Giro. So, for a healthy, delicious dining experience, check out Quandoo's selection of London's best Sardinian restaurants.