The quintessentially British Sunday Roast is one of the most popular dishes in the UK, and no wonder. It's tasty, it's filling, it's damn well delicious. So when it comes to finding the perfect Yorkshire Puddin' in London, how are you supposed to weed out the good from the bad in the name of a good roast. After all, the capital is home to some of the fluffiest potatoes, the finest veg and the tastiest gravy in Britain. So to make things simple, rather than choosing, here's a where's where for the best Sunday Roasts in London, no matter where you are staying! It’s high time to eat your way across the city anyway, one Yorkshire pudding at a time. Enjoy!
Central London: Hunter 486
Hunter 486, the glamorous restaurant located within five-star boutique hotel The Arch London in Marylebone, offers guests a taste of classic British cuisine with a modern twist. The crowning glory of the menu is the use of the stone oven. As it operates at a very high heat, meat is produced with astonishingly succulent results. Priced at £22.95 the two-course Sunday Roast menu features traditional roast meat dishes with all the trimmings with Baked spiced pineapple or White chocolate cranberry bread and butter pudding for dessert.
North London: The Duke of Cambridge
The Duke of Cambridge is Britain’s first and only certified Organic pub and is located in the heart of Islington. The Organic pub’s menu changes by season to ensure that their quintessentially British Roast features only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Guests can choose from a variety of organic wines as well as soft drinks, all made with natural ingredients.
West London: Smokehouse Chiswick
Smokehouse Chiswick is a neighbourhood gem which serves a comforting Sunday Roast with all the trimmings. As the restaurant’s name suggests all of the meat is smoked in-house. Sunday Roast dishes include Mutton croquettes; Venison carpaccio; Lincoln red topside of beef and smoked beef shin and Slow-smoked Yorkshire dry-aged mutton shoulder. All dishes are served with Yorkshire puddings.
East London: The Princess of Shoreditch
This chic bar and restaurant serves a traditional British Roast with a contemporary twist. Exquisite dishes include Treacle and beer cured roasted pork rib eye with apple ketchup and Roasted crown of Yorkshire chicken with brown bread sauce. Room must be saved to try one of their signature desserts such as Princess toasted s’more & dark chocolate sorbet or Sticky toffee pudding with beer caramel and nut brown butter ice cream.
South West London: Harwood Arms
The Fulham based gastropub has been dubbed as ‘not your average gastropub’ with its 200-bin wine list (with a dozen available by the glass) and lavish dishes. Feast on large sharing boards of roast meat, Yorkshire puddings and cauliflower cheese croquettes with bowls of veg and smoked bone marrow gravy. But you’ll need to book in advance as there’s a high demand for a Sunday Roast at this Michelin-starred venue.
North West London: Parlour Kensal
This shabby chic hidden gem in Kensal Rise is the perfect place to sit back on a Sunday to read the papers and tuck into a Roast. The comfy leather chairs and homely decor will have you wanting to stay for the rest of the afternoon, and take advantage of the free-rein bread station. Finish your Roast with one of Head Chef Jesse Dunford Wood’s intricate desserts including the ‘Painter’s Palette’ of ice creams and sorbets or Thai Green Curry or Hubba Bubba flavoured Arctic rolls.
Various locations, Hawksmoor
You might think that Hawksmoor is all about the steak, but the clever team can whip up a mightily impressive roast dinner, too. As you might have guessed, it’s all about the beef. But while it’s the top notch meat that really makes it a winner, a gutsy onion and bone marrow gravy, tip-top tatties roasted in duck fat and pleasantly chewy Yorkshires all have a role to play.
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