Food Guides

Sunday Roasts In London

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 toast 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 and vegan Sunday roasts. If you’re on a budget but don’t wanna sacrifice flavour (or portion size) 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 roasts in central London, from London Bridge to Covent Garden, and in all four corners of the city.

CLARIDGE'S RESTAURANT

Claridge's Restaurant, Brook Street, London

Looking for a bit of luxury with your Sunday roast? Claridge’s Restaurant delivers it and then some. The menu offers a modern twist on the classics, with starters like ham hock terrine with pickles and brioche, French onion soup, and seabass & crab fishcake with tartare sauce. You’ve got plenty of options for the main event, including Norfolk black leg chicken with truffle stuffing, roasted rib of beef with horseradish purée and Yorkshire pud, porchetta with burnt apple purée, and celeriac & mushroom pithivier. Sides come for the table so you get plenty of roasties, glazed carrots, seasonal greens, cauliflower cheese and gravy too. And if you’ve still got room, indulge in a baked meringue tart or apple crumble with ice cream and custard, served family style. Given it’s the flagship restaurant of a five-star hotel, the service is exceptional – it’s the definition of hospitality – so prepare for a very special Sunday.

ACME FIRE CULT

Abbot St, London E8 2JP

Acme Fire Cult, the live fire kitchen from Andrew Clarke and Daniel Watkins, is putting its own spin on the classic Sunday roast. Expect grilled and smoked meats, as well as innovative veg-led plates, all designed to be shared feasting-style. Kick things off with a coffee (it’s Sunday morning after all) and by coffee, we of course mean the coffee kombucha (made using next-door neighbour Dusty Knuckle’s coffee grounds) and bourbon cocktail. Then, split some small plates like char siu beetroots, coal roast leeks and cauliflower ‘Aslam’s Butter’-style before diving into the main event: the grilled and smoked meats platter. Inspired by Dalston’s Turkish food culture, this is Acme’s answer to Blacklock’s ‘All In’, featuring a whole lotta meat on bread with delicious dips.

SUSSEX

63-64 Frith Street, London, Greater London W1D 3JW

Sussex, one of the five London restaurants from the Gladwin Brothers, is bringing a bit of the family’s West Sussex farm to Soho with the ‘Sundays From The Farm’ menu. Filled with wild, foraged and locally grown produce, it’s Sunday lunch done countryside style. For the main event, you can choose between rolled leg of lamb, beef rib on the bone with horseradish caramel jus, Saxon chicken with bread sauce, pork rack with crackling, partridge with liver parfait, and beef wellington, each of which comes loaded with trimmings, including Yorkshire puds, roasties, seasonal veggies and plenty of gravy. Richard Gladwin has curated the Sussex wine list, so you can pair your roast with a juicy vino or banish any of those Sunday morning hangovers with a Sussex Bloody Mary.

THE CULPEPER

40 Commercial St, London E1 6LP

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 the burrata, wild nettle, pickled kohlrabi, nuts; broccoli hummus, crispy chickpeas, radish, croutons; bavette, horseradish cream with *that* Pommes Anna; and golden beetroot, mushroom, spinach & onion Wellington for the veggies. Our top tip, save room for dessert.

BÉBÉ BOB

37 Golden Square, London W1F 9LB

There’s lots of places to get chicken in London but none are as glamorous as Bébé Bob, the rotisserie chicken-focused spin-off restaurant from Bob Bob Ricard. The Golden Square spot is filled with Art Deco detailing, geometric patterned carpets, a circular bar with a gold granite top, and a red and blue colour scheme. You can’t visit a Bob Bob joint without a glass of champagne (there are no ‘press for champagne’ buttons here though, so you have to ask for it the old fashioned way), which is the perfect accompaniment to classic starters like caviar, egg mayonnaise with anchovy and prawn cocktail. Chicken is at the heart of the menu, with Vendée or Landes birds from France being the main choice you have to make, and it’s served tableside along with the most gorgeous chicken jus – not that you need it because this chicken is seriously juicy and tender. If you’re doing Sunday lunch, you can order up chicken fat roast potatoes, roast carrots and parsnips, sautéed kale, and an indulgent truffle cauliflower cheese on the side, and you won’t wanna miss out on the honey cake for pudding either.

THE BARING

55 Baring St, London N1 3DS

Islington isn’t lacking in great boozers but there’s always room for more, especially when they’re of the calibre of The Baring. Sustainability, seasonality and provenance are central to the operation here for both the drinks and the food and it’s a superb menu that goes beyond standard gastropub fare by effortlessly incorporating different cultural influences into the dishes. And that’s no different on Sundays, where popular starters from the a la carte menu are joined by roasts like Simmental beef bavette and Yorkshire pudding, Rhug Estate venison with creamed kale, charcoal grilled Vendée chicken with romesco sauce, and a grilled Normande beef rib for two, all served with roasties, hispi cabbage and gravy. And no, it wouldn’t be wrong to get an order of the pub’s epic chips on the side as well.

FALLOW

52 Haymarket, St. James's, London SW1Y 4RP

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.

ORIGIN CITY

12 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9JR

Opened by the same family team behind wine bar and shop 56 West Smithfield, Farringdon restaurant Origin City is an expression of their love for British fine dining, Scottish produce and the Provençal way of life, with a menu that showcases pasture-to-plate and nose-to-tail dining. All of the meat used at Origin City, including many heritage breeds, comes from the owners’ organic farm in Argyll in Scotland and it’s butchered in house, so whether you go for the Texel lamb, Tamworth pork or Black Angus beef (or all three if you’re feeling particularly hungry/ambitious) for your roast, you can be sure it’s going to be top quality. All the roasts are served with Yorkshire pudding, beef-dripping potatoes, glazed heritage carrots, sprouts and cauliflower cheese, and there’s sticky toffee pudding on the dessert menu so you’ll want to leave room for that too. If you’re looking for somewhere to take your parents for Sunday lunch, Origin City is the spot.

LAGOM

17 Bohemia Pl, London E8 1DU

Elliot Cunningham has nailed live-fire cooking with Lagom, which is in residence at Hackney Church Brew Co, and now he’s applying his skills to the Sunday roast. As per the concept’s name, which translates to “just enough” in Swedish, the Sunday roast menu is short and sweet with the choice of smoked chicken, coal roasted beef rump, smoked pork belly and coal roasted celeriac. The meat, perfectly cooked and infused with smoke from the grill, is the real star here and the kitchen knows it because you get an absolute whopping portion – three thick slices of perfectly pink beef and a slab of pork belly, with a crispy crackling top, that’s almost half the plate’s circumference. They come with Lagom’s beloved crispy potatoes, cabbage, carrots, fluffy Yorkshire puddings and gravy, so all you need to add is a fresh pint from the brewery’s taps.

STORY CELLAR

17 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP

Once the dreary choice on Sunday roast menus everywhere, chicken is now back in a big way, becoming the star of the show in many new restaurants across town. Tom Sellers’ new Story Cellar offers superlative rotisserie chicken on its regular evening menu and it’s also the centrepiece to one of the best Sunday roasts we’ve had in ages. Take a seat up a the kitchen counter to see the chickens slowly rotating in the rotisserie and kick off with some house made charcuterie, pickles and a glass of Gusbourne English fizz to start. Then it’s the main event, a juicy succulent chicken with golden skin, served with some truly excellent crispy roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, carrots, buttered greens, and smashed swede – a perfect substitute for Northerners who like (demand) mashed potatoes with any roast. Beef, pork, and beetroot wellington is all on offer too, but really you’d be mad not to get that chicken. Top marks. 

BLACKLOCK

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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COAL OFFICE

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.

TEMPER

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.

HAWKSMOOR

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.

THE AUDLEY PUBLIC HOUSE

41-43 Mount St, London W1K 2RX

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.

THE JUGGED HARE

49 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SA

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.

TOWNSEND

77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

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.

BOOKING OFFICE 1869

Euston Rd., London NW1 2AR

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.

KUDU GRILL

57 Nunhead Lane, London

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.

THE LANESBOROUGH GRILL

Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA

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.

THE LAUNDRY

374 Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PL

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. 

COAL ROOMS

11a Station Wy, Peckham, London, Rye Station SE15 4RX

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

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.

THE ROSE & CROWN

2 The Polygon, London SW4 0JG

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. 

THE PRINCESS OF SHOREDITCH

76-78 Paul St, London EC2A 4NE

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; the menu features Yorkshire Dales sirloin of beef, free-range chicken, and salt-aged pork belly, all served with a whopper of a Yorkshire pudding and plenty of roast potatoes and seasonal veg. There is also lashings of rich gravy and cauliflower cheese available as a side. We love this roast and we know you will too, just remember to wear the slack pants.

THE CAMBERWELL ARMS

65 Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8TR

If you want a top Sunday roast make a beeline for The Camberwell Arms. It comes very highly rated (number one by the Guardian in 2017 in fact) and is the perfect place to head for a big group feast as mains like roast chicken with creamed cabbage & roast potatoes; roast pork with braised carrots, roasties and apple sauce; roast lamb with creamed cavolo nero and roasties; and dry-aged beef rump with garlic butter, creamed cavolo nero and roast potatoes are all designed for sharing. The rest of the food coming out of the kitchen is also top notch, with as much made in-house as possible. The Camberwell Arms is still a pub though, and in fact there are two bars inside. Downstairs is the place for a pint and a snack, whilst the upstairs keeps it going until late.

THE BLUE BOAR

Blue Boar Pub, Tothill Street, London

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.

THE SPREAD EAGLE

224 Homerton High St, London E9 6AS

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.

THE DRAPERS ARMS

44 Barnsbury St, London N1 1ER

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.

STRAITS KITCHEN

80 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AB

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 impressive carving station laden with crispy pork belly, roast duck, soya chicken, barbecue pork and barbecue sweetcorn – Toby Carvery this is certainly not. Once you’ve loaded up on meats, the likes of pak choi, choy sum, Thai salad and either fried rice or stir-fried noodles are on offer to complete the spread. The experience is rounded out with a trip around the dessert buffet, 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.

DARTMOUTH ARMS

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.

THE ROYAL OAK

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. 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 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.

THE CLEVELAND ARMS

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 and when it comes to Sundays, things are kept very traditional. Both the beautifully cooked and pink roast beef topside served alongside carrots and horseradish and roast chicken with carrots and parsnips. 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.

1251

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: 42-day-aged sirloin of beef, served with all the veg. Everything is seriously tasty; the cauliflower cheese is now a breakfast snack we want for our elevenses every day of the working week. There is also carrot puree, beef dripping roast potatoes, chargrilled cabbage, Yorkshire pudding and smoked bone marrow gravy. BOOM. Even though the food for us is hands down amazing, it’s slightly on the spenny side at £32 although you do get a lot of bang for your buck.

THE PRINCE

14 Lillie Road, London

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. 

KERRIDGE'S BAR & GRILL

NO.10 NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE LONDON WC2N 5AE

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. It’s on the pricier end of the spectrum with mains around the £40 and above mark but Tom works wonders with meat and you’d be a fool to pass up on the beef rump cap, served with stuffed Yorkshire pudding and horseradish.

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