We’ve certainly got the time to knock up a Sunday roast from scratch but between finding all the ingredients and knowing how to cook it all properly (some people just aren’t meant to be in the kitchen and no amount of lockdown will fix that), it’s easier said than done. Fear not though because you can now get restaurant quality roasts delivered and these places are doing it best.
The Peckham joint is doing click & collect and deliveries of its famed Sunday roasts, including 40-day aged rump of beef, rosemary & garlic leg of lamb and seasonal vegetable gratin with trimmings of roast potatoes, orange & honey roasted carrots, buttered greens, Yorkshire puds and gravy.
Vegans can get in on the roast action thanks to allplants, who have launched a feast box containing cranberry & walnut loaf, roast potatoes, red cabbage, truffle cauliflower cheese, rosemary roasted veggies and either tiramisu cheesecake or sticky banoffee pudding for dessert. The’ve also teamed up with Choose Love to donate £5 from every box to the charity.
Jones & Sons
Jones & Sons is doing Jones at Home, a delivery service running from the Dalston restaurant and that includes Sunday roasts. You can choose from Herefordshire ribeye, leg of lamb, crispy Old Spot pork belly, whole roast chicken & stuffing, spinach & ricotta wellington or stuffed squash with vegan cheese. And all roasts comes with potatoes, carrots, greens, parsnips, confit shallot, Yorkshire pud and gravy.
Blacklock have brought back the Blacklock at Home boxes, including a Sunday roast one. It’s got everything you need – beef, roasties, veg, Yorkshire puds, gravy and that white choc cheesecake – to recreate their famous roast at home but you’d better be quick as these boxes sell out in a flash.
The restaurant attached to the Whitechapel Gallery will send out meat (beef, chicken or pork belly) ready to be cooked along with pre-prepared sides like roast potatoes, seasonal greens, carrots, stuffing and gravy.
Roasted by Jack & Scott
Jack Blumenthal (yes Heston’s son) and Scott Perkins, both Michelin trained chefs, have teamed up to launch Roasted, which delivers a boil-in-the-bag Sunday roast. All the elements, including a sirlion of beef or nut roast with roast potatoes, pickled red cabbage, honey & orange carrots and gravy, come vac-packed and ready to reheat, and it takes just 30 minutes to pull it together.
Chef Philip Britten, who received Michelin stars during his time at both Chez Nico and the Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge, is back doing fine dining but this time from the delivery-only Cookout Club. You can get a whole roast chicken, cote de boeuf, and slow cooked pork or roasted sea bream and trimmings to feed a crowd, with individual servings of chicken and pork also available if you’re solo.
The Sunday Roast Club at Clapton’s Tram Store is a joy to experience in person but during these tough times, a home delivery will do the job just fine. There’s three meat – Norfolk corn-fed chicken, Scottish prime ribeye and Redhill free-range pork leg – and three vegan – aubergine encased nut roast, roast squash with pistachio stuffing and wellington nut roast – options, all served with roasties, carrots, parnsips, greens, creamed leeks, gravy and Yorkshire puds. Whatever main you choose, do not skip the sticky toffee pudding with muscovado whipped cream.