THE BEST SUNDAY ROAST DELIVERIES

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.

Coal Rooms

The Peckham joint is doing deliveries within a 3-mile radius of its famed Sunday roasts, including 40-day aged rump of beef, lamb saddle and whole chickens with all the trimmings.

Sabel

Used to supplying food for events, Sabel has now pivoted into offering food boxes for the public, including a Sunday roast box. There are boxes to feed between 2-4, and you can choose to have the chicken and veg unprepared or have the bird stuffed and the trimmings including potatoes, carrots, greens, cauliflower cheese and gravy ready to be finished off at home.

Madame Pigg

The Kingsland Road spot is back in action with a new takeaway service and it’s launching with Sunday roasts. You can get starters like chicken liver pate and tiger prawn salad, with chicken, porchetta and vegan nut roasts for the main event. They come with confit potatoes, parsnip puree, carrots, garlic greens, Yorkies and gravy, with extra sides and desserts available to order. It’s initially click-and-collect but a delivery service is planned for June.

Jones & Sons

Jones & Sons is now 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.

Townsend

The restaurant attached to the Whitechapel Gallery will send out meat ready to be cooked along with pre-prepared sides like roast potatoes, seasonal greens, carrots, stuffing and gravy. It’s £20 for two people or £40 for four, and you’ll need to order by 6pm on Friday for a Sunday delivery.

Cookout Club

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 and trimmings (including mash, seasonal veg and gravy) to serve four or quarter portions of the birds with watercress for an individual serving.

Tram Store

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.

Yardarm

The Leyton wine bar and restaurant is doing takeaway roasts of chicken or nut roasts with potatoes, carrots and cauliflower cheese. You can get delivery if you live in the Francis Road area or you can book a collection slot.