The Sunday roast may be the most quintessentially British meal but that hasn’t stopped Le Comptoir Robuchon, the Mayfair restaurant that celebrates the French cooking pioneered by Joël Robuchon, from putting a Gallic twist on it. The Sunday roast “a la Française” is a rich and refined take on the long Sunday lunch. It kicks off with a Bloody Mary and the restaurant’s excellent bread basket, although if you’re really hungry it’s wise to order a couple of starters too as some of the mains are large and take a while to cook. There’s a whole roast chicken, côte de boeuf and whole grilled sea bream, filleted tableside, which are designed to be shared or braised lamb shoulder and honey & lavender glazed pork shank, which work as individual portions. The sides here are seriously luxurious – not surprising considering this is the home of that famous buttery mash potato. There’s the pomme banane, a French take on roasties; fennel and roasted red peppers, which goes very well with the sea bream; and in case you haven’t carb-loaded enough, mac & cheese with truffle. Yes mac & cheese now belongs on a roast, spread the word. Then the patisserie trolley, which is stacked with cakes and tarts – the lemon meringue one is particularly good – gets wheeled over for you to pick out your pud. And you get petit fours after that. All of that will set you back £49 per person but they feed you up real good.