It’s Sunday and you’re feeling blue, why yes, you’ve got a case of the Sunday Blues. Well, we’ve got a remedy for that, in the form of food of course. Be it a classic roast or a spread of kebabs, Sunday is all about feasting, banishing those blues and prepping you for the week ahead. Below: some of our favourite feasts London has to offer. Knives and forks at the ready.
Roasts for 4-5 to Share
There’s no feast quite like a sharing feast. With the option of near limitless portions (choose your friends wisely), visit The Orange on Sundays and choose between Cardington grass-fed beef rib eye; Waveney Valley pork with crackling and apple sauce and Norfolkk Horn lamb with a dollop of mint sauce. The roasts are advised for 4-5 people to share, served with all the trimmings, just give them 48 hours notice so they can prepare your feast on time.
Whole Legs of Lamb
Whilst most of us silently dread Sundays, Rotunda pretty much live for them. Not only is brunch available all day and drinks are available bottomless, but they do a mean roast. Order your own or opt for the sharing platters which are available for 2, 4 or 6 diners. Beef and lamb come from their farm in Northumberland, or go with a whole leg of lamb, rack of pork or lemon and tarragon chicken. Happy Sunday indeed.
Where: Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London St Pancras (0.3 miles)
Sunday Comfort Food
Not only does Clapham’s Bistro Union have a Michelin Bib Gourmand but their Sunday roast is a favourite of Michel Roux Jr. Served whole, the chicken is just how your mum used to make it, only it comes upright with the carvers stabbed in on each side and with pigs in blankets. And the restaurant has an award… But other than that, it’s strong competition. The Sunday supper menu changes weekly, but expect the likes of chicken, bacon and leek pie, January king cabbage and russet apple pie with cinnamon ice cream. Served Sundays, 5.30 – 8.30pm.
Suckling Pig for 12 Hungry Diners
Beef? Done. Chicken? Tick. Lamb? So over it. If that’s the case you’ll want to be carving in to a whole suckling pig then. Luckily for you that Ceviche Old St serve exactly this each Sunday. Recommended for 10-12 hungry diners (that’s definitely a party) it comes marinaded in miso, chilli, soy sauce and pisco quebranta but requires 5 days notice so they can whack that marinade on. A whole pig seem a bit much? They have a weekly rotating roast of the day and rotisserie chicken so either way, if you visit on a Sunday you won’t leave hungry.
Not only do OXBO Bankside do a mean bottomless brunch, but they extend this to the Sunday roast too. There’s nothing humble about this, which begins with unlimited starters from the Chef’s Table (sashimi, ceviche and chorizo) before the main event; roasted sirloin of Gloucestershire beef, josper roasted cod, grilled corn fed chicken with all the trimmings. Still hungry? You also get unlimited desserts.
Sunday is Now Pie Day
If there was ever a time when you could hide away from the elements, catch up with your friends and eat beef bourguignon pie with duck fat roast potatoes, spinach wilted in butter and nutmeg cream, carrots, broccoli followed by legendary chocolate mousse and a good bottle of wine it would be now. Oh, and would you look at that, Petit Pois have just that, banishing the Sunday dread, soothing the Saturday night hangover and keeping the winter blues at bay – Sunday is now pie day and we can’t wait.
Bloody Mary Collection
Sundays at Dickie Fitz are all about short rib burgers, pulled lamb flatbreads, Full Fitz (their take on the Full English), banana bread, pancakes, juices, smoothies, coffee oh and a whole Bloody Mary Collection including a Yuzu Bloody Mary and an Aussie BBQ Bloody Mary. Or to simplify it for you: a veritable feast. It doesn’t matter what happens with the rest of your day when you’ve eaten as well as this.
Where: 48 Newman Street, London W1T 1QQ, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Goodge Street (0.3 miles)
Forget Monday is happening by heading to Rotorino for a Sunday roast. Each Sunday the Dalston restaurant cracks open the wine and serves up a choice of three different roasts with sides all for just £15. Expect to find the likes of slow cooked beef shin with warm polenta, herb-infused porchetta, burrdia (a fish stew) and slow-cooked lamb with honey. Add in extra antipasti to start or pudding to finish. It is Sunday after all..
All Day Sunday Roast
Sundays at The Lighterman are all about their Sunday roasts – served all day, you can choose between chicken, pork belly or dry-aged beef. Of course, they all come with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and all the trimmings. Round it off with sticky toffee pudding or apple and quince crumble and then roll yourself home.
Better than your mum?
Blacklock claim that their roasts are almost good as you Mum’s, if your mum can cook up something like this then how do we get the invite? Start with scallops or bone marrow whilst you drink a Breakfast Martini, Bloody Mary or Gin and Juice before choosing between Cornish lamb leg, Middlewhite pork loin or 55 day-aged rump. Joining them will be Yorkshire puddings, duck fat roasted potatoes, heritage carrots, sprouting broccoli and bone marrow gravy. Our mums couldn’t do that.
Development Sunday Sessions
Sunday doesn’t just have to be about Sunday roasts – if you want something different, something not tried before and save money and then head to Le Bab for their Sunday Development Sessions. Their menu only uses only wild and free-range produce sourced predominantly from the UK so it’s constantly changing and need people to come and sample it. So, you get to try new dishes and it’s 50% off! The next session takes place on the 26th February and will be centred around seafood with dishes such as mackerel kebab made with barbecued fillet of Cornish mackerel, fennel and dill dressing and mesclun leaf salad.