Set in an intimate basement venue along Sheen Lane in London’s East Sheen, close to Mortlake station, this is Isola Del Sole’s art gallery and jazz cafe, a sister to the renowned Putney restaurant. Guests are greeted with the same warm Italian hospitality, and treated to the same rare Sardinian food while they take in great art and live music. Entry is generally free, with an emphasis on mixing and mingling, glass in hand.
Putney’s Isola Del Sole has long been known as one of the few true outposts for Sardinian cuisine in London. The lesser-known regional traditions of this sun-kissed Italian island have found ample representation in the capable hands of Isola Del Sole, and now the down-to-earth proprietors have extended their reach and opened a sister venue in East Sheen. Located along Sheen Lane, which links Upper Richmond Road with Mortlake Green and station, this is Isola Del Sole’s more casual cafe and wine bar outlet.
While Isola Del Sole is known as a restaurant where Sardinian cuisine and fine Italian wine come together in a relaxed, unassuming atmosphere over in Putney, the East Sheen incarnation of the quietly famous brand is designed to offer London an even more laidback environment in which guests can sample unusual dishes, great drinks, and friendly service. Moreover, Isola Del Sole’s Sheen Lane basement premises promise a rotating roster of contemporary art and live music, with an emphasis, naturally, on performances by their Italian compatriots.
The food was excellent - we could not fault it. Very attentive service without it being overbearing. We have been before and will certainly return. Highly recommended.
Lovely food, friendly service and if the weather is good ask for the secret garden!