If there’s one thing that unites all Londoners, it’s the love of a classic British Sunday roast. We’re talking tasty slabs of meat, with all the delicious trimmings. The annoying thing about roasts though, is that they’re a bit of a ‘mare to make and when we’re suffering from a Sunday morning hangover, slaving away in the kitchen is not something we’re looking to do. Check out our guide to 5 Of The Best Sunday Lunches and see how you can get your Yorkshire pudding fix with minimal effort.
Cracking Sunday lunch in a historical setting
This place is full of some great history, which is perfect to impress your friends with. Francis Bacon and Ivor Novello are among the names that have propped up the bar. The Sunday lunch is pretty impressive, offering up the standard meat, potatoes and veg. Highlights include the cauliflower cheese in its own boat and the veggie beetroot hash cakes.
Where: 69-71 Dean Street, London, W1D 3SE, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road (0.4 miles)
Taking its name from the symbol of the Young’s Brewery, which until recently operated this backstreet Chelsea pub. The joint was recently redecorated and is cosy and homely…perfect aesthetics to accompany a Sunday roast. As well as Sunday lunch, the pub offers real ales alongside their grub, so this is the perfect place to bring your alcohol-enthusiast friends.
Booze and board games
This Sunday lunching spot feels like a traditional day at home with the family. This is because they provide board games for you to play while you tuck into your turkey, as well as real ales that could be straight from your granddads collection. It is just like being at home, except you don’t have to cook!
Music while you munch
Tramshed is open all weekend for brunches on Saturdays and mighty lunches on Sundays. Tuck into the classic Sunday Roast beef or chicken with those some massive, filling Yorkshire puddings served alongside! Weekend tipples include detox juices for those in need of one thing, and a range of Bloody Mary’s for those who need something else. Plus, they have live music each week from 1pm!
Where: 32 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3LX, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Old Street (0.3 miles)
Traditional Sunday roast
This restaurant takes inspiration from the traditional practise of roasting large joints of meat on a spit over an open fire. To achieve a similar flavour, the Hawksmoor chefs start cooking their beef on real charcoal and finish them in the oven. This cooking method results in a beautiful dish of Roast Rump of Longhorn Beef, served with duck fat roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, greens and lashings of bone marrow & onion gravy…tuck in!