The Sager and Wilde Restaurant, Bethnal Green, London E2, is a relaxing haven for a leisurely lunch or cosy dinner. The menu features Italian-style rustic dishes with a contemporary twist. Expect to find favourites like Focaccia, Burrata, Ragu and Spaghetti. We were exploring Bethnal Green, so we booked a table for two. You’ll love Sager and Wilde if you’re looking for the best places to eat in Bethnal Green, intimate dinners in London E2 or a weekend lunch in East London with your friends.
“Treat yourself to lunch or dinner At Sager and Wilde, where you’ll experience delicious rustic Italian food with a contemporary twist. I get the feeling that the chefs like to experiment with ingredients and flavours, sometimes it will work out perfectly and at other times, maybe not as well, but it will be interesting!” Homegirl London
Sager and Wilde Restaurant Menu
We ate weekend lunch at Sager and Wilde and chose vegetarian dishes to share from the Al La Carte Menu. The starter of Fior Di Latte with Soused Tomatoes, Chilli Oil and Pangrattato, was a hit. Roasting the tomatoes brought out the flavour, and with a hint of Chilli Oil, it became a memorable starter. If you’re wondering what Pangrattato is, it’s breadcrumbs!
Even if I swear I’m giving bread a break, I always give in when I notice Focaccia on the menu. I thoroughly enjoyed the Focaccia, thanks to the hints of Rosemary and the drizzle of Olive Oil. Other starter options were Charcuterie, Honey Melon with Barrel Aged Feta and Cured Trout with Fennel Seed Crème Fraiche, Watermelon, Macadamia, and Dill Oil.
We shared the Girolle Mushroom Ragu for our mains, which is delicious, thanks to the Celeriac and Macadamia Veloute. The Grilled Corno Pepper Spaghetti with Marjoram and Salted Ricotta was super tasty and had a lovely red colour with a thick consistency.
Meaty mains include Tuscan Sausage Ragu with Tagliatelle, Pork Broth Fregola with Clams and Spring Veg, Lamb Neck with Summer Squash or Steak with Roast Endive. Monkfish is the fish option.
They had a couple of desserts, and we shared the Chocolate Ganache with Yoghurt Mousse, Coconut and Coco Nib. It wasn’t what we expected, and it looked like a homemade tiramisu scooped out of a tray. The texture was odd, with a foam-like topping and the gooey ganache underneath. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it. Other dessert options are Almond and Mascarpone Semifreddo, Hackney Gelato or a Cheese Board.
To give you an idea of prices, the Starters are £12-14, Mains £14-28 and Desserts £8.50. If you’re drinking, look at the extensive wine list and the cocktails. Also, check the Set Menu with 2-3 courses at a reasonable price.
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Helpful Information About The Sager and Wilde Restaurant
To find out more, visit the Sager and Wilde Website. The restaurant address is 250 Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, London E2 9LE. Bethnal Green and Cambridge Heath are the closest stations. Please refer to the website for the current opening.
The restaurant is inside a railway arch with industrial-style décor. You’ll find tables and chairs on the terrace should you wish to dine outside. Paradise Row has a collection of bars and restaurants, so it’s a buzzy spot just behind Paradise Gardens. While in the area, you may like to read my Ten Things To Do In Bethnal Green feature.
There is a Sager and Wider Wine Bar on Hackney Road, and they have a restaurant called Fare on Old Street. I’ve eaten there and read my Fare Old Street review.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience. I recommend you do further research as restaurant standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the restaurant is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.