Let’s Get Gravy, Baby, 11 Of London’s Best Roasts

By Chris Zacharia |
14th March 2018

If there’s one good thing about the winter months, it’s the warmth of a good roast dinner. There’s no better way of bracing yourself against the cold and the rain. And while no roast will ever be as good as your Mum’s, there are some top quality options in London these days – here are London’s 11 top roast dinners…

Mews of Mayfair

Mews of Mayfair

Bottomless Sunday Lunch

Combining the best part of a London staple, bottomless brunch, with the British institution of Sunday Lunch, Mews and Mayfair have produced Bottomless Sunday Lunch. Enjoy a feast starting with a selection of dishes including butterbean soup and hot smoked salmon; building to a roast dinner featuring beef, pork, turkey, cod or mushroom gnocchi; and culminating in desserts like sticky toffee pudding or berry and apple crumble, all washed down with an unlimited supply of Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas or Bellini’s. Hungry?

Where: 10 Lancashire Court New Bond Street W1S 1EY
Nearest station: Bond Street (0.3 miles)
Website: www.mewsofmayfair.com

The Jones Family Project Restaurant & Bar

The Jones Family Project Restaurant & Bar

Traditional Roast

When it comes to a Sunday Roast you can’t beat the classics. It’s one of the only meals which isn’t improved by ‘gourmet’ or ‘decadent’. The Jones Family Project are more than aware of this and are unwavering in their approach to delivering a traditional roast – be it Ginger Pig roast beef, poussin chicken or even nut roast. Top quality ingredients, traditional methods; a winning combination in anyone’s books.

Where: 78 Great Eastern Street Shoreditch EC2A 3JL
Nearest station: Old Street (0.2 miles)
Website: www.jonesfamilyproject.co.uk

The Gun Docklands

The Gun Docklands

Historic Riverside Gastropub

The Gun take roasts seriously. Choose between roast rump of Cumbrian beef, roast belly of middle white pork and Suffolk free-range chicken, partnered with the kind of top-notch trimmings which cuts like that deserve. And the sage gravy is to die for!

Where: 27 Coldharbour, Docklands, E14 9NS
Website: www.thegundocklands.com

Parlour

Parlour

Popular Neighbourhood Favourite

Popular with the locals, Parlour’s growing reputation as an oasis of great food in north London is drawing the crowds. And no wonder. Their Sunday lunches are as good as you’d hope, with a generous slab of sirloin on offer, and a whole roast chicken with a succulent salt-crust. Tuck in…

Where: 5 Regent Street, Kensal Green, NW10 5LG
Website: www.parlourkensal.com

Hunter 486

Hunter 486

Old-Fashioned London Glamour with a Contemporary Twist

Hunter 486’s incredible stone oven is the crowning glory of the restaurant, allowing the meat and fish to be cooked at a very high temperature and producing incredible results. Braised lamb shanks, a new addition to the menu, are a must; but look out for the ‘Best of Butchers’ board, bringing mini burgers, rib-eye steak and braised short ribs together with Yorkshire puds and veg.

Where: The Arch London, 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, W1H 7FD
Website: www.thearchlondon.com

The Hour Glass

The Hour Glass

Foodie Pub in the Heart of Kensington

A country pub in the city, The Hour Glass has already received rave reviews. Given that the founders also own the Brompton Food Market, it’s a given that the food is excellent. And with mains such as Scottish grass fed hanger steak or roast lamb rump also available in children’s portions, it’s also perfect for families. Oh, and the dog is welcome too!

Where: 279-283 Brompton Road, Chelsea, SW3 2DY
Website: www.hourglasspub.co.uk

Roast

Roast

Smart Spot in Borough Market

Roast have built a fine reputation on serving the best-quality seasonal meat, all sourced through named suppliers working closely with the restaurant. It’s as good a roast as you’re likely to find in London. The setting, too, is splendid with high ceilings and lots of light from the enormous windows. And once you’ve finished, you’re by the river at London Bridge, so perfectly placed for a nice postprandial walk.

Where: The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, Borough, SE1 1TL
Website: www.roast-restaurant.com

The Princess of Wales

The Princess of Wales

Relaxing Country-Style Pub on the Green

We all want to escape the city sometimes, and The Princess of Wales’ picturesque location in leafy Blackheath manages to bring the feel of the countryside to the city. Best of all, there’s a very good slap-up Sunday lunch to be had, with all your favourites available. And afterwards, you can kick back by the fireplace and wash it down with a fine ale. Perfection!

Where: 1a Montpellier Road, Blackheath, SE3 0RL
Website: www.princessofwalespub.co.uk

The Pig & Butcher

The Pig & Butcher

Impressive City Pub with a Focus on Meat

Boasting meat straight from the farm, butchered and smoked on site, The Pig & Butcher take their roasts seriously. This attention to detail and in-house craft make all the difference on the plate. Succulent roasted leg of Saltmarsh lamb and 35-day aged roasted Hereford sirloin are sure to get you salivating.

Where: 80 Liverpool Road, Islington, N1 0QD
Website: www.thepigandbutcher.co.uk

Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor

Steak Specialists with a Dab Hand at Roast Beef

Hawksmoor is the last word on steak, and so you’re right to trust them with roast beef. Their slow roast rump and all the trimmings includes a delicious combo of duck fat roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and all the usual trimmings including their amazing bone marrow & onion gravy, and all for £20.

Where: 11 Langley Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9JG
Website: www.thehawksmoor.com

Smokehouse Islington

Smokehouse Islington

Barbecued Meat

These guys have been wowing N1 for a while now, so if you haven’t tried it now’s your chance. Specialising in smoked and barbecued meat, Smokehouse Islington’s Sunday lunch might not be the most traditional, but it’s so hard to resist. The pork rib eye will have you coming back for more.

Where: 63-69 Canonbury Street, Islington, N1 2DG
Website: www.smokehouseislington.co.uk


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