The Handbook
The Handbook

We’ve gone on about missing London’s restaurant scene, and of course we do, but the feeling doesn’t come close to our yearning for a proper Sunday lunch. We’re fed up of living off frozen Yorkshire puds, inedible roasted ‘meat’ and Bistro gravy, we want to get our hands on one of London’s mouth-watering Sunday roasts, which is why we’ve scoured through all of the delivery sites to find the very best for you to enjoy at home too. 

Here’s seven of London’s best Sunday lunch deliveries to get stuck into, no Aunt Bessie’s in sight.

No. Fifty Cheyne

We love you, No. Fifty Cheyne. 

Despite being open just over a year, this Chelsea neighbourhood restaurant has become rather a hotspot for diners looking for exquisite food, breathtaking interiors and prime location. While their doors remain closed currently, head chef Iain Smith has mastered a way of bringing his culinary expertise to your dinner table with their new delivery service.

With a weekly changing menu, you can settle in for a fine-dining experience at home with No. Fifty Cheyne. On Sunday’s you can expect an expertly cooked, flavoured and presented Sunday lunch for two. Last week’s menu included roast chicken (or, a vegan roast cauliflower for plant-based diners), served with glazed vegetables, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Top it off with an apple tarte tatin with honey creme fraise and one of their bottled cocktails, and you’re onto a real Sunday treat.

Yardarm

Those isolating out in east London will know all about Yardarm and their roast takeaways. The menu rotates weekly so you’ll have to keep up to date with their offerings on their website and socials, but there’s no denying this little neighbourhood deli-cum-shop won’t serve up delicious treats each and every time.

Hide at Home

Steer away from the frozen roast potato aisle of Asda and head to Hide at Home to get your Sunday lunch fix this weekend.

Hide, the Michelin-starred restaurant residing in Mayfair, has turned its hand to fueling Londoners at home during this strange, strange time and we couldn’t welcome its arrival more. Who wouldn’t want to munch through Michelin-star food in your PJs?  

You’ll find a weekly changing weekend set menu but expect it to be filled with only the finest roasted duck fat potatoes, slow roasted joints and crisp veggies.

Sabel: Boxes With Benefits

Catering experts, Sabel, are another business who have had to pivot their trading to coincide with the current climate, but we are sure glad they did because we can’t wait to get our hands on one of their ‘Boxes with Benefits’ this weekend. We, of course, want to bring your attention to Sabel’s roast box selections.

Whether you’re looking for a fully blown feast that’s prepared for you, they’ve got a box for that, or if you like putting in the hard grafting yourself, they’ve also got a box for that. Choose from their Cornish red chicken and all of the usual trimmings, including cauli cheese, greens blanched with caramelised onions, roast spuds and heritage carrots confit and glazed, or go all out with their half lamb shoulder, served alongside comte, truffle and potato gratin, greens and 48 hour lamb gravy. Sounds delicious if you ask us.

Jones & Sons 

Dalston resto and cocktail bar, Jones & Sons, is known for its quality British food, and luckily for east London dwellers, they’ve continued to bring this quality in their delivery since having to temporarily close. Sunday lunch is no exception and you’ll find these guys busy working away to satisfy your Sunday roast cravings. We’re dreaming about their crispy old spot pork belly, served with all the usual trimmings and apple sauce.

Casa do Frango

Okay. This one might not technically be a roast but during these crazy times you can’t be picky. Casa do Frango’s signature meal is tender charcoal roasted chicken and it’s absolutely divine. We managed to get our hands on the stuff pre-lockdown and we haven’t looked back. Choose from a piri-piri, oregano, lemon and garlic or plain rub, pair it with a couple of their sides and you won’t be able to resist it’s tender goodness.

Colette 

Sunday roast deliveries never looked so good and we all have gourmet traiteur and delicatessen, Colette, to thank. 

As it’s the weekend why not go all out and feast on Colette’s whole roast black leg chicken, served with seasonal roasted asparagus and new potatoes, broad beans and leafy carrots, or mix it up and delight in a traditional beef wellington, served alongside gratins dauphinois and smashed heritage carrots. It’s Sunday lunch done the right way.