We all love a roast, right? It’s the perfect Sunday afternoon ritual. London certainly isn’t short of pubs and restaurants offering Sunday lunch menus, so rather than being overwhelmed by choice, we’ve narrowed it down to three of the best.
Hawksmoor Seven Dials, Covent Garden
For: The Beef
Covent Gardens branch of the infamous Hawksmoor, Seven Dials, is one of the most popular spots in London on a Sunday – and there’s no guessing why. Their classic roast has everything you need to satisfy those Sunday cravings, known for their delicious British reared beef, paired with all the trimmings. For £25 you can expect beef dripping roast potatoes, yorkshire puddings, carrots, greens, roasted shallots and garlic, lashings of bone marrow and onion gravy. This warm, dimly lit basement provides the cosiest of settings for it’s guests, perfect for an afternoon of indulgence and over eating! If you still have any room left to fill, you might opt for the classic sticky toffee pudding, paired with clotted cream, to round up the ultimate British dining experience.
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Marksman Public House, Hackney
For: Real pub grub.
If looking for a traditional London pub, and a cosy corner to spend your Sunday afternoon, opt for Marksman. This Hackney favourite serves not only a banging roast, but all the best British pub ’feels’ with it’s polished oak bar and green leather upholstered benches. Its set menu offers everything your looking for, with bold, 0-fuss options from Hereford beef rump to a whole Roast Norfolk chicken for sharing, with all the classic mouthwatering sides. This award winning pub really is all about the grub! It’s on the spenny side, but well worth a visit. Who doesn’t love a pub that doesn’t skimp on gravy?
The Orange, Pimlico
For: A special occasion.
This smart gastropub can be found in the upmarket area of Pimlico, a branch of the Cubitt House, proudly advertised as supporters of British craft, sustainable and carbon free. Set over two floors, the stylish pub has a ’weathered’ but expensive feel, with muted tones, antique mirrors and grand mouldings. British ingredients have pride of place on the menu, with the roast options stealing the show – including rump beef, spatchcock chicken and lamb. All served, of course, with the important stuff; roasted beef fat potatoes, parsnips with honey mustard butter, winter greens, carrots, yorkshire puddings and gravy. You can expect to pay £25-£30 for your main, but we’d say this charming spot is well worth the price for a special occasion.