We’ve heard alot about the Pride of Spitalfields and its £6 two course Sunday Lunch which is why we had to try it out. The pub is located just off Brick Lane down a dodgy little alley. Inside it looks like its still the 80’s, the lemonade is served out of bottles, the decor is dark wood, the toilets are chain flush and there’s a fair share of old men propping up the bar.
The“dining room” is a separate room just off the bar which seats 12 with tables covered in old school table clothes. Once you sit down your dinner is served, no menu, no options just whatever the roast is on offer. Ours was beef served with all of the trimmings – yorkshire pud, carrots, cabbage, peas, roast potatoes and two slices of beef. If you’ve ever eaten a roast at your nana’s then you know what to expect. A plate of tasty stodge served with some well cooked beef and full-flavoured gravy.
Once your done your plate is cleared and dessert arrives, the same deal as the main no menu and no other options. The dessert was apple tart served with cream, not the best apple tart in the world but homemade, stodgy and comforting. If you’re looking for a Sunday Roast and you’re strapped for cash then head along to the Pride of Spitalfields, £6 for two courses can’t be wrong. Don’t go here expecting red wine gravy, crackling or roast butternut squash though you won’t find it and you won’t find the £15 price tag either.
Pride of Spitalfields, 3 Heneage Street, E1