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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
4.4
Based on 338 reviews
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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.
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
Nice setting for good Indian food
Good food, generous portions and nice cosy seating.
The best Indian restaurant in London!
Very good food, and good atmosphere!
Great food, good atmosphere
Excellent food, great service waiter was very helpful.
Good atmosphereExcellent serviceWith good food
Dined in with my family for my sister's birthday yesterday! The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was delicious! We will definitely be coming back again and recommend you come try. Even a bonus, they sang happy birthday and brough dessert for my sister, which was super sweet❤️
I absolutely love this restaurant! The best service and Indian in Finchley! The food is sensational! Highly recommend 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽
My experience was awesome, I ordered takeaway and chose to pick up, I had to wait for my meal and I decided to buy a drink, I wasn't charged for the drink because I had to wait, that was so lovely of them... the meal was delicious and I shall be returning ...
If you like very good Indian food and good atmosphere then visit
Always been a favourite, excellent food and drink. Advisable to book a table beforehand especially around the weekend!!
Great portions, superb quality and good verity on the menu. Will be back! <3
Enjoyed the food .very nice staff
Fantastic food, reasonably priced, and generous portions. A great atmosphere, busy without being too loud. Waiting staff are attentive without being intrusive. I absolutely can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.
Lovely curry which was donated to the Scout fundraiser. Thanks very much, it was delicious!
Delicious flavoursome food as always.
Excellent food and the customer service is great. Highly recommend!
Great. Usual high standard
wow amazing food. A must try place you won't be disappointed.
Delicious and fresh Indian food
Possibly the best place to have curry. When I returned to Finchley after almost 3 years this restaurant was the very first place I wanted to go. And thier signature chilly and garlic mushrooms just blew me away🤩
Great experience and food and nice atmosphere friendly staff.
Excellent experience with great staff.
Great food and quick service! They also have Tusker beer!
Best Indian restaurant. Went last night and it was as fantastic as always. Staff are friendly, portions are very generous and everything we ordered was delicious. My boyfriend didn't understand why I would travel from far all the way to Finchley but now we will be traveling there together and more often. Thank you Sun & Sand for a lovely evening ❤️
Been here several times over the years. We love this place. It has a Kenyan Indian food taste which we love. 100% recommend this place!
Just WOW!!!!I Love a Curry and this was just PERFECT, I enjoyed it immensely, I highly recommend.
Delicious beautifully spiced tasty food!
Good place for our family birthday get together, maximum numbers in pandemic of course. Strange hours; opens at 3pm on Sunday. Really comprehensive menu, mainly Northern Indian I think; and Indian lager available. Comfy seating and friendly helpful service. We shall go again.
Good service. Excellent food.
Great food and servuce
An amazing place with great ambience and delicious food. Make sure you book as it is a very busy and popular restaurant. Parking is also free after 6.30 pm.
Great food and service. Will be back
Our new NW7 favourite x
Service was amazing as was the food. Really enjoyed it and will definitely be back
I recieved the wrong order when ordering via Uber Eats, I called the restuarant up directly and once they realised what happened, they delivered my order to me personally which was appreciated. The food arrived hot and was tasty. Will order from again 🙂
Went in for takeaway and I will come back to eat in the restaurant. The ambiance seems really nice and the place is really neat. I ordered the chicken korma and the chili naan and it did not disappoint at all! Quick, flavourful and the chicken was so tender it would fall apart easily.
My fave Indian restaurant in Finchley
Excellent cuisine and customer service
Very good food with polite service
Dear Sun and Sand, thank you for hosting a wonderful, finger licking delicious wedding lunch. You treated us like family, prepared special dishes for us and made our special day sparkle with sizzle and flavour and flawless service. Fabulous food, sensational service and lovely ambiance. You have to come here!!!
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.
Authentic Indian food. Good service. Screens dotted around for music videos and sports events (football mainly I believe).
Excellent service, great food. Tha ks for a lovely evening, well be back.
Great food, great staff, nice decor
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
Really good food and service.
Top top restaurant. My favourite Indian cuisine in North London
Great food, immediate service and nice. Good prices also.
Best food I have ever had
Great service and a nice traditional Indian bar 👍
Great friendly staff. Genuine Indian cuisine
Great food, good range of vegetarian options too. Bright modern ambience with reasonable prices.
Staff are great, food is great, atmosphere is great...what else do you need!
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.
Lovely food, they always deliver. Friendly team and now doing deliveries too!
Amazing food and I'm so glad that you have reopened after 18 months.Totally worth the wait!
Food was really good and the service was excellent. Has a nice atmosphere and a easy place to chill and have a great family meal.
Always a pleasure to order the crispy garlic mushrooms 😋
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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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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.

Order Online for a 10% Discount

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:
      Monday to Friday
      5pm to 11pm
      Saturday
      3pm to 11pm
      Sunday
      3pm to 10:30pm