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Refined Indian Cuisine

Indulge yourself in our authentic Indian cuisine, enjoy secret family recipes passed down through generations and fulfil your appetite for exquisite taste.

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Established in 1989

ABOUT US

A family-run business since 1989, Sun & Sand foregoes cliché Westernized Indian dishes churned out alongside sitar-heavy tunes in lieu of a more authentic approach, but with a contemporary twist. Expect tantalizing family recipes passed down through generations, attentive service, and a sleek and trendy atmosphere.

Steeped in tradition, yet thoroughly modern, Sun & Sand presents a dynamic pairing of South Asian and East African flavours.

The owners are descendants of the Indian diaspora to East Africa during the time of the British Empire over 150 years ago. So, when they saw a void in the Finchley Central Indian restaurant scene, they sought to fill it with their love of Indian East African cuisine.

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Great Food

"The food at the Sun & Sand Lounge was really just brilliant. Booked a table for 14 people. The atmosphere had a great vibe and the service and food made for a very enjoyable and relaxed evening."

Jignesh Shah

North London

Great Service

"As always when we visit the Sun & Sand Lounge we weren’t disappointed. The food was flavoursome, no shortcuts taken here! This has definitely become my local favourite Indian not only for the food but the great atmosphere. Perfect for dining out with my family and friends."

Priya Patel

Finchley

Great Atmosphere

"The staff, very attentive to our every need given we were a party of 20! We were very well looked after and the food arrived hot. You could taste the food was fresh and it was also reasonably priced. Very good value for a very tasty meal."

Martin Eales

Barnet

Great Food

"The food at the Sun & Sand Lounge was really just brilliant. Booked a table for 14 people. The atmosphere had a great vibe and the service and food made for a very enjoyable and relaxed evening."

Jignesh Shah

North London

Great Service

"As always when we visit the Sun & Sand Lounge we weren’t disappointed. The food was flavoursome, no shortcuts taken here! This has definitely become my local favourite Indian not only for the food but the great atmosphere. Perfect for dining out with my family and friends."

Priya Patel

Finchley

Great Atmosphere

"The staff, very attentive to our every need given we were a party of 20! We were very well looked after and the food arrived hot. You could taste the food was fresh and it was also reasonably priced. Very good value for a very tasty meal."

Martin Eales

Barnet

Google Rating
4.3
Based on 267 reviews
Best Indian restaurant in North London. Great food and awesome service. For a vegetarian, the options are amazing and the dishes are flavoursome. Definitely coming back again soon.
ashish J.
ashish J.
Good food, generous portions and nice cosy seating.
Sapna T.
Sapna T.
Excellent cuisine and customer service
Salima H.
Salima H.
They offer a great variety of delicious food. I love eating here. Employees are always friendly, pricing is convenient and the spot is always kept clean.
Agustin G.
Agustin G.
The best Indian food money can buy! Staff are great and very helpful at choosing the best dishes.
Sabena M.
Sabena M.
Great service and a nice traditional Indian bar 👍
David T.
David T.
Great food, good atmosphere
Simon W.
Simon W.
Amazing food and I'm so glad that you have reopened after 18 months.Totally worth the wait!
Mikit S.
Mikit S.
If you like very good Indian food and good atmosphere then visit
solomon G.
solomon G.
Have been perhaps forty times now, and they consistently deliver a good experience.Table service is very very good, choice of drinks very good. Food is proper homestyle, so no shortage of spice if you don't understand that.They show most sports live on many screens viewable from all tables. When no sports on they show Indian misic channels.Only downside is it is quite small, if you want to go during a main event you need to book.Avoid the tables left side by the door in the winter, can be draughty when the Deliveroos and such come in and out.We love it overall.
Jim A.
Jim A.
Good service. Excellent food.
Andrew K.
Andrew K.
It was my first time to go back for dinner in 18 months, I was so looking forward it.The meal and the service was lived up to all my expectations...well done guys..I will certainly be coming back to see you shortly.Don
Don F.
Don F.
Nice food, good atmosphere.
Nic M.
Nic M.
Good atmosphereExcellent serviceWith good food
Harshadray K.
Harshadray K.
Absolutely wonderful. Incredibly welcoming staff, superb atmosphere, and above all else the delicious food make this quite possibly the best Indian restaurant in North London. Portion sizes are generous so factor that into your order if you visit this divine restaurant. I certainly hope to return soon to try many of the other dishes we couldn't order tonight
Nick D.
Nick D.
My favourite India restaurant! Such good food every dish is on point, friendly stuff and nice atmosphere.
Hadas L.
Hadas L.
I like this restaurant! They prepare delicious food, their menu is rich, The chief cook in that restaurant is an expert, I love very much eating all their dishes. The dishes are consistently of high class, the attitude towards the visitors is nice. I often eat in this restaurant and I was never disappointed. I highly recommend it.
polska P.
polska P.
Always a pleasure to order the crispy garlic mushrooms 😋
manish P.
manish P.
Great. Usual high standard
Ben D.
Ben D.
Great food, great staff, nice decor
MyFreakyd
MyFreakyd
Great experience and food and nice atmosphere friendly staff.
raj S.
raj S.
Excellent food and the customer service is great. Highly recommend!
Nimninj W.
Nimninj W.
Great food, immediate service and nice. Good prices also.
marius P.
marius P.
Absolutely fantastic food with an unrivalled depth of flavour. The staff are fantastic. I don’t think I’ve tasted a better curry in London.
Dan A.
Dan A.
Really great atmosphere and the food is amazing. I recommend the Chilli Paneer with butter Nan for an amazing meal for under £10. The other food is also really good.
Local G L.
Local G L.
Service was amazing as was the food. Really enjoyed it and will definitely be back
Shivanie B.
Shivanie B.
Great food and atmosphere since it changed ownership. I have missed takeaways from you for the last 18 months. The only restaurant I know that serves Amarula, my favourite South African liquor. My husband and I had our post civil wedding ceremony celebrations here in 2014. The service was excellent then too and our guests loved the food. I love their chilli chips, mogo, and kulfi. I cannot wait to go and dine there once lockdown restrictions are lifted...soon I hope! All the best
Prina S.
Prina S.
A Family Friendly Venue

Restaurant

The enticing menu features a wide variety — over 80 to choose from — of authentically prepared dishes and recipes passed down through generations. Meat, fish, and vegetarian options are available with a focus on the freshest herbs and spices.

Start with slow-cooked small plates, such as chicken tikka or tandoori mushrooms, followed by flavourful curries, like karahi lamb and mutter paneer. Dishes range from mild to extra hot but can be adjusted depending on palate and preference.

Stylish Decor

Meanwhile, the restaurant’s design highlights stylish décor with touches that include plush brown leather circular booths, silver-pedestaled wood tables, wood floors, gold pendant lamps and slatted wood walls for a sophisticated and upmarket vibe.

Large Capacity
Catering to any occasion from romantic dinners for two to birthday parties and corporate events, Sun & Sand accommodates up to 100 guests in its bar and restaurant areas. In addition to sit-down meals, the restaurant offers Indian delivery and takeaway menu options in the Finchley Central area of North London.

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A Family Friendly Venue

Restaurant

The enticing menu features a wide variety — over 80 to choose from — of authentically prepared dishes and recipes passed down through generations. Meat, fish, and vegetarian options are available with a focus on the freshest herbs and spices.

Start with slow-cooked small plates, such as chicken tikka or tandoori mushrooms, followed by flavourful curries, like karahi lamb and mutter paneer. Dishes range from mild to extra hot but can be adjusted depending on palate and preference.

Stylish Decor

Meanwhile, the restaurant’s design highlights stylish décor with touches that include plush brown leather circular booths, silver-pedestaled wood tables, wood floors, gold pendant lamps and slatted wood walls for a sophisticated and upmarket vibe.

Large Capacity
Catering to any occasion from romantic dinners for two to birthday parties and corporate events, Sun & Sand accommodates up to 100 guests in its bar and restaurant areas. In addition to sit-down meals, the restaurant offers Indian delivery and takeaway menu options in the Finchley Central area of North London.

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Generations of Tradition

HISTORY OF OUR FOOD

Indians in East Africa

The presence of Indians in Kenya and Uganda can be traced back to the 17th century, but British colonial rule prompted mass migration and expanded business opportunities for Indians in East Africa. While a wave of mainly Sikhs and those from Punjab were brought over to help build the Kenya-Uganda Railway, the majority returned to their home country after the contract ended.

However, the introduction of the railway opened East Africa for trade, and an influx of emigrants, both Hindu and Muslim, and mainly from Gujarat, arrived after the railway laborers had left. Industrious as ever, they set up trading posts and became traders and merchants of East Africa.

Indian & East African Cuisine

The Indian influence could be seen in many aspects of Kenyan and Ugandan culture and particularly in the cuisine, which became a vibrant intermingling of flavours. Even today, many North and South Indian classics—such as chapati, samosas, curries, and chutneys—are staples in the Kenyan and Ugandan diet. Sun & Sand brings this slice of home with dine-in, takeaway and delivery options to not only the large Indian East African population in Finchley Central but to all those who delight in mouth-watering flavours.

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Our Food Philosophy

the chef

With the appointment of their much sought-after head chef, Sun & Sand has developed a reputation for producing Indian food in Finchley of striking quality and taste. Chef Ramesh was born in Mumbai, India and worked his way up the line in high-end hotels and restaurants in India’s City of Dreams before moving to the UK 10 years ago.

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SPECIALTIES

His attention to detail and love for authentic Indian cuisine is apparent in every bite. For a taste of Chef Ramesh’s specialties, try the spicy marinated chili chips, succulent jeera chicken and the clay oven-cooked Hyderabadi fish.

Our Food Philosophy

the chef

With the appointment of their much sought-after head chef, Sun & Sand has developed a reputation for producing Indian food in Finchley of striking quality and taste. Chef Ramesh was born in Mumbai, India and worked his way up the line in high-end hotels and restaurants in India’s City of Dreams before moving to the UK 10 years ago.

Recommendations

SPECIALTIES

His attention to detail and love for authentic Indian cuisine is apparent in every bite. For a taste of Chef Ramesh’s specialties, try the spicy marinated chili chips, succulent jeera chicken and the clay oven-cooked Hyderabadi fish.

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Sun & Sand Lounge offer a take-away and delivery service.

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For Every Occasion

Event Catering

Sun & Sand Lounge is available for all your catering needs—from weddings to corporate or commercial events to private fine dining affairs.

From planning and preparation to impeccable food and catering service, Sun & Sand Lounge provides a highly professional and seamless experience from start to finish.

Savour distinctive Indian cuisine crafted from delectable ingredients tailored to meet the individual needs of each and every client.

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Meet Family & Friends

Bar & Lounge

For dining or for drinks, Sun & Sand’s bar area is the place to enjoy new Indian music hits, Indian and international cricket on the television, and a lively scene any night of the week.

The full bar boasts an array of liquors and cocktails, a robust wine menu, and a selection of non-alcoholic lassis and fruit juices. Traditional Indian and Kenyan beers, including Kingfisher and Tusker, are also available on tap and bottled.

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      Opening Hours:
      Mon to Fri – 5pm to 9:30pm
      Sat & Sun – 3pm to 9:30pm