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If we had to name our favourite thing to do in London, foodie or otherwise, it would probably be heading to the pub for one of the city’s many incredible Sunday Roasts. The combination of a cosy pub, the Sunday papers, stuffing yourself silly, and drinking a few pints is hard to beat. If you’re hungover, then then the best Sunday Roast in London is usually the closest one to your house. If you want to eat a truly spectacular Sunday Roast, however, then there are a few restaurants and pubs in London that set the bar very high.

Everyone has their personal preferences but there are some things that every Sunday Roast should get right: crispy potatoes, perfectly cooked tender meat, and, Yorkshire puds most important of all, a thick, rich flavoursome gravy – and plenty of it. Nothing worse than a place that brings you a tiny thimble of gravy. Non-meat eaters are well catered for in the city too, with lots of places offering both vegetarian Sunday roasts and vegan Sunday roasts, and you can also find some bargain lunches with cheap Sunday roasts in London too.

From there, the veg, presentation, cuts of meat is all up for grabs. One of the best Sunday Roasts in London for us is at Blacklock, in Soho or Shoreditch, where the only sensible choice is to go “all in” – you’ll be presented with a huge platter of beef, lamb and pork, giant Yorkshire puddings, perfectly crispy roast potatoes, heritage carrots and sprouting broccoli, plus copious amounts of Blacklock gravy.

Many of the best Sunday Roasts in London take a more traditional approach. Like everything at The Lanesborough, the Sunday roast is very bougie. From the expertly cooked joints of high-quality beef that are carved at your table from antique trolleys to the Champagne to pair with lunch – everything screams luxury. Brixton’s The Laundry is serving up some of the most classic Sunday roasts available to us in London, and you know how much we love a roast. Here, you can find classic cuts served with all the trimmings you need, including crispy roasties, minted peas, glazed carrots, seasonal squash and gravy.

It’s all too easy to get stuck going to the same place every week but take a look at our guide below and hopefully you’ll discover something new to check it out amongst the many brilliant Sunday Roasts in central London, from London Bridge to Covent Garden, and in all four corners of the city.


52 Haymarket, St. James's, London SW1Y 4RP
  • Monday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

After smashing a pop-up on Heddon Street, Fallow found a permanent home taking over the Duck & Waffle Local site in St James’s. With two chefs previously of Dinner by Heston at the helm, Fallow is big on sustainability and prides itself on sourcing the best ingredients. Sundays are quite the feast with a menu that displays a huge offering; snacks, big plates, sides and even a healthy amount of black truffle to accompany any dish (£10 a pop), as well as their Sunday roasts. Snacks are pretty fun with their corn ribs being a firm fave. Their smoked beef dandy ribs are also pretty impressive, super soft and damn tasty. Roasts involve prime cuts of meat, with venison, pork and beef being on the list for the carnivores and one option for veggies. All come with roast potatoes, an impressively huge Yorkshire pudding, glazed carrots, red cabbage, cavolo nero and a huge jug of gravy, which could only be bettered if it came with a straw. The produce is obviously excellent and this shows in how great the food tastes. The only neg is the price tag – you are paying for this privilege and the roast alone will set you back £30. Still foodies in a position to splash the cash will appreciate it.


199-206 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD
  • Monday: 7:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Rondo, the in-house restaurant at The Hoxton, Holborn is doing Sunday afternoons right with Sunday Sharers, featuring big roasts, wine on tap and live music. There’s only one way to kick things off and that’s with a round of rock oyster and mini Fords Gin martinis – a good roast deserves a good toast right? There are six roasts to choose from for the main event, including roast Longhorn rump, slow roast Middlewhite pork shoulder, brill, Swaledale lamb & potato hotpot, lobster pie, and celeriac steak, with sides of duck fat roasties, spinach, cauliflower cheese and roast carrots brought to the table for you to dive into – you’re defo not short of food here. You will wanna save room though for the giant apple & rhubarb crumble with custard, which is made to be shared, although it’s so good that you won’t be sticking to just your half. Keep the wine flowing for the music in the lobby and see out the weekend in style.


24 Great Windmill St, London W1D 7LG

Located in the basement of an old brothel in the heart of Soho, Blacklock has been serving up piles of juicy tender meat for several years now. They’ve become pretty famous for their ‘all in’ Sunday Roast, which involves being presented with a huge platter of beef, lamb and pork, giant Yorkshire puddings, perfectly crispy roast potatoes, heritage carrots and sprouting broccoli, plus copious amounts of the excellent Blacklock gravy on the side. It’s a proper feast, but make sure to save room for the tableside white chocolate cheesecake.

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2 Bagley Walk, London N1C 4PQ
  • Monday: 5:30 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 5:30 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PM

Coal Office in King’s Cross is all about fusing influences from Jerusalem and London, and that fusion is most clearly showcased through the restaurant’s Jerusalem Sunday Roast. Just like the regular menu, everything on the Sunday menu is designed to be shared and they aim to feed – the starter selection of kubalah (a gorgeous Yemeni brioche), tahini with tomato & schug, labneh & sumac, fennel salad, and the herby, crunchy, yoghurty Nablus Gate salad is larger than most mains. The roast itself is beef, carrots and potatoes, done Middle Eastern style – tender Turkish coffee-braised brisket, Dunkirk harissa carrots and pink fir potatoes drenched in smoked butter – and again, there’s plenty to go around. You can get the first two courses for £30 a per person, which is fantastic value given both the quality and quantity of the food, but it’s worth adding on the dessert of hazelnut ice cream with buckwheat crumble, chocolate & feuilletine for an extra fiver, especially if you like praline. With plenty of counter seating and Middle Eastern pop covers on the stereo, it’s also vibey as well as good value.


25 Broadwick St, London W1F 0DF
  • Monday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM

They’re all about fire and meat so it’s no surprise that Temper in Soho is serving up a banger of a Sunday roast. Things start off with the Mexican influence that runs through Temper, with some potent margaritas and snacks like aged beef nachos and cheeseburger tacos. The it’s onto the main event and that’s where things get seriously meaty. There are four roast options – smoked pork belly, roast aged beef, smoked baby chicken and smoked & pulled lamb shoulder – all served with beef fat roasties, kale, roast carrots, smoked swede mash, Yorkshire puddings and gravy. But we highly recommend going for a sharer roast like the Three Beast Feast where you get pork, beef AND lamb with all of the trimmings. Naturally the meats are all perfectly cooked but the veggies get a good lick of the fire too – every element has been given due care and consideration, making for a belter of a dinner. Come hungry, leave room for the deep dish cookie.


157a Commercial Street, London E1 6BJ

They’re all about the steak of course and if you’re looking to splash out on beef, there’s really no better place to do it. Alongside the steaks are all sorts of other goodies including beef dripping fries, lobster mac & cheese and THOSE ‘Rolos’ for dessert. Breakfast is naturally a meaty one, with a smoked bacon chop, sausages, black pudding, short-rib bubble & squeak, grilled bone marrow, trotter baked beans, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and HP gravy. It’s meant to be for two but everyone likes a challenge, right? As you’d expect from somewhere that dishes up some of the best steaks in the city, Hawksmoor knows a thing or two about knocking up one of the best Sunday roasts in London, yes it’s beef and only beef here on Sundays. Rumps of beef are started over charcoal before going in the oven to re-create that traditional spit-roasted flavour and you get a nice, fat slice along with duck fat roasties, carrots, greens, roasted shallots and garlic, a big ol’ Yorkshire pudding and plenty of bone marrow and onion gravy to drown it in, and you will want to drown it because that sauce is something else.


41-43 Mount St, London W1K 2RX
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM

The Audley Public House is a classic boozer in Mayfair that’s had one hell of a makeover since being taken over by Artfarm (the hospitality arm of Hauser & Wirth). The place is looking absolutely swish, but is still unmistakably a quintessential London pub (although this one does happen to have a ceiling mural by artist Phyllida Barlow). The kitchen is headed up by Jamie Shears and on Sunday there’s a really excellent roast to get stuck into. The produce is top-notch, with some of it even coming from Artfarm’s own farm in Somerset. There are thick slabs of perfectly cooked beef; some of the best roasties we’ve had in a pub; seasonal veg; and a proper rich gravy. There’s also a Yorkshire pud that’s stuffed with short rib – a first for us! Top marks.


49 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SA
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

The best thing about Sundays? The Sunday roast of course. The Jugged Hare is just the place to go to if you find yourself in the City, bringing London the roast it deserves. The pub serves up the most delicious seasonal game and produce, including Tamworth pork belly and lamb shoulder, all roasted to perfection and served up with a proper massive Yorkshire pudding, duck fat roast potatoes and buttery seasonal vegetables. Not to mention the rotisserie gravy that’ll leave you wanting buckets of it. Make sure you save room for dessert too, because that classic sticky toffee pudding is smothered in butterscotch sauce and comes with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. An absolute winner.


National Gallery, Trafalgar Sq, London WC2N 5DN
  • Monday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

If your ideal Sunday is a stroll round an exhibition followed by a roast, then Ochre is the spot for you. The restaurant at the National Gallery has the proximity to art nailed down, and with a new Sunday menu, they have lunch sorted too. There’s only one way to start and that’s with a visit from the Bloody Mary trolley, where you can get one made fresh in front of you with your choice of vodka, gin or tequila – a couple of their cheddar & Lyonnaise onion croquettes make the ideal snack pairing. You can choose from the same starter selection as on the dinner menu, including the likes of gin-cured trout with rhubarb & fennel, burrata with caponata, beef tartare, and sweet potato & pea samosa, before opting for one of three roasts. The quality of the aged Hereford beef is superb (and you get two thick slices of it), and comes with horseradish, pickled walnuts and watercress, so you get plenty of pepperiness and acidity to cut through the meat, along with the classic sides of Yorkshire pud, potatoes, glazed carrots, and greens. Then it has to be the sticky toffee pudding with gingerbread crumb to finish. Ochre is on the expensive side (that’s what you get for being on Trafalgar Square and inside a major attraction) but the restaurant really is stunning inside and it’ll defo impress if you’ve got parents visiting from out of town.


77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Townsend, the modern British dining room inside the Whitechapel Gallery, has built a rep for simple, seasonal, quality cooking and it’s something the restaurant is doing all week long thanks to the return of its Sunday lunch. As with the regular menu, which changes regularly according to what produce the kitchen has sourced, the Sunday offering features unfussy but extremely well-executed small plates such as Red Leicester croquettes & pickled walnut ketchup and crispy pig’s head with fennel salad, along with a handful of roast mains, like half a chicken to share between two and roasted lamb leg with carrots, chard, crispy roasties, gravy and green sauce. There are a selection of classic desserts to finish with, including treacle tart with clotted cream and sticky toffee pudding with creme fraiche, which, like everything else that comes out of the kitchen, are so good that you’ll contemplate whether you’ve got room for another round. All in all, a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.


Euston Rd., London NW1 2AR
  • Monday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 3:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

The Booking Office bar at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel re-opened in 2021 as Booking Office 1869 after a pretty exceptional revamp. Originally the St Pancras ticket hall in the 19th century, the space has been reimagined by celebrated French designer Hugo Toro, who has created a Victorian-style winter garden complete with eight-metre tall palm trees, huge pendant lights made from brass leaves and a 22-metre long bar. If that doesn’t sound like the ideal setting for a Sunday roast in London, we don’t know what is. Their three-course lunch is priced at £45 per person and kicks off with the likes of beetroot hummus & sea salt crackers and cured salmon with buttermilk, dill, pickled shallot & seaweed. That’s followed by either roast roll rib-eye, chicken or miso caramel glazed butternut squash – all served with roasted potatoes, carrots, greens & Yorkshire puddings. And to finish off on a high, there are some classic British puds (the likes of brown bread & treacle tart and rice pudding) as well as a cheese option. FYI: expect generous portions.


57 Nunhead Ln, London SE15 3TR
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 6:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 6:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM

South African-inspired spot Kudu Grill (part of the same fam as Kudu and Smokey Kudu) is all about open-fire cooking on the braai grill and now the classic Sunday roast is getting the SA BBQ treatment. There’s only one roast on the menu but boy is it a good’un, with beef rump cooked over the fire to a perfect medium rare, alongside grilled carrots and broccoli, crispy fingerling potatoes, fondant shallot, an almost souffle-like sweetcorn cake (in place of a Yorkshire pud – it is a South African restaurant after all) and a rich smoked thyme jus. The roast is obvs the main event but you may as well go full hog – or should that be full cow? – by getting the Kalahari spiced biltong and the superb harissa beef tartare topped with crispy shallots to start, and the less beefy but no less tasty burnt cream ganache with malt ice cream & coffee to finish.


Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

Like everything at The Lanesborough, the Sunday roast is very bougie. From the expertly cooked joints of high-quality beef that are carved at your table from antique trolleys to the Champagne to pair with lunch – everything screams luxury. The set menu is priced at £70 for three courses, starting with the likes of buttermilk fried quail and Lindisfarne oysters, moving onto mains such as roast salt marsh lamb and line caught seabass, and finishing with desserts including a rhum and pecan brownie with praline ice cream and a lemon tart with candied citrus fruit and Earl Grey meringue. And with The Lanesborough Grill’s regency-era-reminiscent interiors, this is definitely one for Sundays when you’re in the mood for something decadent.


374 Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PL
  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Brixton’s The Laundry is serving up some of the most classic Sunday roasts available to us in London, and you know how much we love a roast. Here, you can find classic cuts served with all the trimmings you need, including crispy roasties, minted peas, glazed carrots, seasonal squash and gravy. You can knock it up a level with an array of sides like sautéed greens and cauliflower cheese with sage & truffle gratin – if you have any sense, you’ll order the latter. 


11a Station Wy, London SE15 4RX
  • Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Coal Rooms, the Peckham restaurant that’s right next door to Peckham Rye station (so you don’t have too far to trek to catch your train home), is doing Sunday right with an epic roast menu. You’ve got the classics – belted Galloway rump cap, miso butter half chicken and rosemary & garlic lamb plus seasonal gratin for the veggies – on there as well as a beef wellington if you’re looking to really push the boat out (although they disappear pretty quick so you best get in early if you want a welly). Whichever plate you go for, they’re generous with the meat and as well as several thick slices, you get roasties, buttered greens, orange & honey roasted carrots (which are so good they almost rival the meat for star of the show), a nice big Yorkshire pud and plenty of gravy. The portions are big enough as is you can add on cauliflower cheese on the side if you’re feeling extra hungry – make sure you’ve got your stretchy pants on though!


Cora Pearl, Henrietta Street, London

We were already big fans of Cora Pearl, the second restaurant from the team behind Kitty Fishers in Mayfair. And then we went by for the Sunday Roast and we fell even more in love with the place. Any visit to Cora Pearl has to begin with the ham and cheese toastie aka the best toastie in London. This little beauty has ham hock and pig cheek wrapped up in a cheesy bechamel sauce and sandwiched in toasted white bread. The walnut pickle that comes across as a drunk, posh Branston is the clincher. Then there’s the roasts, thinly sliced medium rare beef or tender pork belly served with crispy potatoes, broccoli, Yorkshire puds, cauliflower cheese, carrots and lashings of an excellent gravy. They’re not the cheapest roasts in London but they are worth every penny. Simply one of the best out there.


40 Commercial St, London E1 6TB
  • Monday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM

The Culpeper is an East End boozer with a difference. The menu here, for the roast and otherwise, is heavily focused on sustainability and their produce is locally sourced from minimal intervention and regenerative farms. They even get some of the herbs used from their own rooftop garden – it doesn’t get much more local than that. Highlights from the Sunday menu include goat’s cheese crottin, beetroot & puy lentil tarte; pork rillettes with pickles & toast; herb-fed chicken with roast potatoes & bread sauce; and the côte de boeuf (for 3-4 to share). Our top tip, save room for dessert.


2 The Polygon, London SW4 0JG
  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

All-female-led pub you say? That’s what we love to hear. The recently refurbished Rose & Crown (also known as Clapham’s oldest drinking establishment) is serving up some pretty decent Sunday offerings and let’s face it, if you’re going to have a decent Sunday roast, girls run the world. All jokes aside, if you’re down for a classic roast, give their pork belly or roast beef a whirl – they both come with Yorkshire puds, braised red cabbage, honey-glazed carrots, and beef dripping roast potatoes (!) all smothered in delicious gravy. If you’re feeling extra indulgent (and we advise you do this), add in a side of gratin cauliflower cheese and some hispi cabbage for good measure. 


4 Northcote Rd, London SW11 1NT
  • Monday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM

If you fancy a Sunday roast washed down with bottomless wine, head to Vagabond for ninety minutes of free flowing vino and all the trimmings. There’s four roasts on the menu – beef, chicken, pork belly and vegan nut roast – all served with Yorkshire puds, roasties and fresh veg. When it comes to wine, there’s a choice of Vagabond’s Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, or Dupont Rose to sip on. And if you wanna stay a while longer, there’s over 100 bottles on tap to work your way through. We’ll drink to that. 


The Prince, 14 Lillie Rd, West Brompton, Crossing SW6 1TT
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Part pub, part street food hub, The Prince is now serving up the classic Sunday roast and wow are we impressed. All options come with Yorkshires, braised red cabbage, seasonal veggies and rosemary roast potatoes. If you really want to go all out, get the baked cauliflower cheese and ‘pot of pigs’ – that’s The Prince terminology for pigs in blankets because no, they’re not just for Christmas. Take advantage and pair your roast with one (or two) of their favourite tipples including a spicy Bacon Mary made with chilli bacon vodka. Trust us, you won’t regret it. 


76-78 Paul St, London EC2A 4QB
  • Monday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Hidden away from the main Shoreditch strip is the quintessential British pub The Princess of Shoreditch. With bucketloads of charm, it’s quite a grown-up place with a formal dining room on the first floor, accessible via the cast iron spiral staircase. Sundays are a serious affair here and with Great British Menu’s Ruth Hansom as Head Chef, they are also truly glorious. The menu features Yorkshire Dales sirloin of beef, Norfolk Black chicken, and salt-aged pork belly, all served with a whopper of a Yorkshire pudding, unlimited roast potatoes and seasonal veg – yes we said unlimited, so yes that means you can literally keep eating until you embody the essence of a roast potato. There is also lashings of rich gravy and cauliflower cheese (with the option to add black truffle for those wishing to be a lil extra) available as a side. We love this roast and we know you will too, just remember to wear the slack pants.


22-28 Broadway, London SW1H 0BH

Previously Head Chef at Michelin-starred pub The Harwood Arms, Sally Abé has recently found a new home overseeing the restaurants at the Conrad London St James hotel. One of those is The Blue Boar pub and it does a belting roast. The potted Cornish crab with cucumber jelly and the corned beef & mustard croquettes with slaw and pickles are both ‘must order’ starters. The main event comes with all the trimmings including a bowl of roasties, Yorkshire puds, veg and jugs of the best gravy we’ve had in any pub or restaurant – thick and tasty. Don’t miss the super creamy, cheesy cauliflower cheese side either; it’s intense but it’s well worth an order. If you can fit in a dessert, the sticky toffee pudding with ice cream is the one to go for before rolling out the door to St James Park.


224 Homerton High St, London E9 6AS
  • Monday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM

If you like your roasts meat-free London’s first fully vegan pub has just launched a Sunday roast with not one but three different options. This is a rare thing if you’re plant-based, as normally you’d get fobbed off with a little-thought-about veggie side. There’s the beet wellington, a deceptively meaty beetroot and mushroom spin on the classic dish with a pink centre and encased in flaky pastry; a classic nut roast with walnuts and cashews wrapped in savoy cabbage; and finally the pot roast celeriac, served with groundbreaking vegan ‘crackling’ (dark & golden salty potato skins). Of course it wouldn’t be a roast dinner without all the trimmings and gravy, and there’s a fair bit of it too with carrots, parsnips and extra crispy potatoes. The vegan yorkie deserves a special shout out as it turned out brilliantly (and we know it’s hard to get right). Don’t miss out on their selection of vegan wines to wash it all down with either, we all know it’s not a proper Sunday roast til you’re barrelling out the door ready for an afternoon snooze.


80 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AB
  • Monday: 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM

For Sunday roast with a Singaporean twist, head to Straits Kitchen inside the Pan Pacific London hotel opposite Liverpool Street station. The restaurant is serving up a summer Sunday roast with Asian roast meats taking centre stage. The set menu includes half a bottle of prosecco per person plus three courses, starting with the likes of wu xiang ru, black pepper prawns and Vietnamese summer rolls, before you head up to the impressive carving station laden with crispy pork belly, roast duck, soya chicken, barbecue pork and the veggie soya braised mushroom & spinach wellington – Toby Carvery this is certainly not. Once you’ve loaded up on meats, pak choi, choy sum, Thai salad and either fried rice or stir-fried noodles are brought to the table to complete the spread. The experience is rounded out with a trip around the dessert buffet, created by the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef Cherish Finden, which includes everything from chocolate tarts to mango puddings to coconut pandan mousses, handily all in small portions so you can easily try a bit of everything.


44 Barnsbury St, London N1 1ER
  • Monday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 4:00 PM, 7:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 8:30 PM

The Drapers Arms has one of the best Sunday Roasts in London and often gets booked up early so book a few days in advance if you want to be sure of a spot. Whether you choose the smart light-filled dining room or the sunny beer garden out back, it’s best to come here with a group and go for one of the big sharing roasts. The slow-cooked shoulder of lamb, roast forerib of beef, or whole roast chicken will all easily serve three people and come with perfect roasties, veg, Yorkshire puds and gravy.


35 York Rise, London NW5 1S

The Disappearing Dining Club has taken over the Dartmouth Arms and the boozer has been given a new lease of life. With dark walls, cosy lighting, comfy seats, an open fire, dogs roaming about the place, a spectacular sound system made up of retro British and Japanese gear, and an 18-strong draft beer selection, it’s a proper little local. On Sundays, the roast is the star of the show; the pig’s head on toast with house pickles is a hell of a way to start, with the soft meat spread nice and thick. The half Orpington chicken is a generous size and served with seasonal veggies, some lovely roast potatoes, a golden crisp Yorkshire pud and a boatload of gravy. The best way to round it off is with the chocolate brownie, which comes with popcorn parfait and salted caramel. You’ll be pretty stuffed after a starter and a main but you’ll wanna find room for this one. DDC always smash the food and this here roast is up there with our faves.


1-8 Russell Square Corner of Guilford Street and, Russel Square, London WC1B 5BE
  • Monday: 5:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 5:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 5:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 5:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Friday: 5:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Saturday: 5:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Sunday: 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Michelin starred brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin are doing Sunday right with their elegantly classic Sunday lunch at Galvin Bar & Grill. These guys have elevated the traditional British roast, with sparkling wine, oysters and steak tartare to kick things off. For the main event, you’ve got the likes of Cotswold White roast chicken, roast leg of lamb and Torre Meadow roast beef served with all the trimmings – we definitely recommend getting some of their grilled hispi cabbage with bacon and cauliflower cheese on the side too. No roast is complete without a spot of pudding after too; you simply can’t go wrong with a tarte tatin with crème fraiche or a sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream ice cream.


The Royal Oak, 74-76 York St, Marylebone, London W1H 1QN

The Royal Oak is found off Marylebone High St sitting on the corner of York Street – a nice backstreet boozer in the middle of London. Smoked haddock Kedgeree Scotch egg with mango and coriander chutney is the first item on the menu, and was the first thing we ordered too. All roasts are served with a whopper of a Yorkshire along with seasonal veg and red wine gravy. Rump cap of Herefordshire beef comes with three beautiful slices on the plate, bathing in a warm pool of gravy. The slow roast Lake District chicken, which you can also get for two, is soft, juicy and succulent with a generous portion of breast and leg. If we had to be critical, then more green veg would have been nice but nevertheless, the roast is extremely decent at The Royal Oak, with friendly service and a cosy room we could have comfortably sat in all afternoon.


28 Chilworth St, Bayswater, London W2 6DT

The Cleveland Arms is a proper pub and it knows what it’s doing, having been a local in Paddington since 1852. Besides the interesting decor that will ignite your curiosities, you have Elisabeth Passédat in charge of the kitchen. The former Masterchef: The Professionals contestant knocks up banging French-influenced food, but when it comes to Sundays she’s kept things very traditional. Both the beautifully cooked and pink roast beef topside served alongside carrots and horseradish and the thyme roast chicken leg with braised leeks are winners. Spring greens, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings and a pot of gravy are sharing additions to the table. These roasts are mega, generous in size and rich in flavour; it’s exactly what you want one of the best Sunday roasts in London to be and you’ll leave 100% satisfied. Starters and desserts change frequently and feature that French flare from Passédat. Top marks.


107 Upper Street, London N1 1QN

With Great British Menu chef James Cochran behind the menu, this is a pretty special roast. There’s just the one roast on the menu for the Sunday main event: Ayrshire 50 day aged Cote de Boeuf and slow braised short rib of beef, served with all the veg. Everything is seriously tasty; the truffle cauliflower cheese is now a breakfast snack we want for our elevenses every day of the working week. There is also Holwood Farm honey glazed parsnips, beef dripping roast potatoes, coal roasted cabbage, Yorkshire pudding, smoked bone marrow, gravy. BOOM. Even though the food for us is hands down amazing, it’s slightly on the spenny side at £25 although you do get a lot of bang for your buck. A slight readjustment could be considered given the desserts come in at £10 too, though again these are pretty faultless… mauled hobnob with dark chocolate, cocoa nib and banana – de-bloody-lish.


Galvin La Chapelle, Spital Square, London

A three-course Sunday lunch inside a Grade II-listed building that sets you back just £42.50…that’s exactly what you get at Galvin La Chapelle. The restaurant holds a Michelin star, so you can expect things to be on the swanky side, except for the price that is. The delicate salt cod and lobster brandade, bisque and rouille is a must and the pavé of hake with grenobloise and crushed ratte potatoes is also worth a shout, not only for the crunchy lemon infused croutons but the mammoth portion of fish. The star of the show though is the Cumbrian sirloin of beef, served medium rare with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and veg. It’s an old school roast more than it is a posh one so no need to worry that the portions won’t be on point. Make sure you get that Yorkie though – ours was forgotten and we were too engrossed in the food to notice until it was too late. Still, it’s a great roast and we’ll go back for that soon enough.



Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, the first London restaurant from acclaimed chef Tom Kerridge (the clue’s in the name) is located in the Corinthia Hotel London. Famous for his elevated pub grub and epic British comfort food, the Sunday lunch offering is no different. We kicked off with an oozing salt cod scotch egg with chorizo and red pepper sauce and duck leg terrine with black pudding, homemade pickles and truffle mayonnaise. Tom works wonders with meat and you’d be a fool to pass up on the dry-aged rib of beef, served with Yorkshire pudding, seasonal veg and a portion of perfect roasties. If you can manage a dessert go for the trifle; it’s not heavy and a good enough size to share.


73 White Hart Ln, London SW13 0PW
  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM

Anthony Demetre, the chef behind the now closed Arbutus and the newly Michelin-starred Wild Honey 2.0, has consulted on the menu at The Crossing in Barnes alongside head chef Alessandro Carulli following a refurb by new owner Christian Arden. The Crossing has a great wine list, a cut above what you’d usually find in a pub. We can especially recommend the English fizz, sparkling rose brut from Ambriel in West Sussex, and the Château Penin Merlot for your roast beef (if that’s what you’re having). On the Sunday food menu there’s some crossover with the dishes that feature on the main menu during the week plus roasts of course. And on those roasts, we loved the 48 day-aged beef sirloin and the porchetta, which both came with roasted carrots, cabbage, gravy, Yorkshire pudding and – controversially – pommes anna. Purists may balk at the sidelining of roast potatoes, but we thought it actually made a nice change and pommes anna surely isn’t too far behind in the potato dish league table.