Roast dinner, is there anything better on a cosy Sunday afternoon? There's no denying there's nothing quite like the perfect roast, whether you prefer your potatoes dripping in gravy, your Yorkshire pudding as big as your plate or whether you believe a brussel sprout belongs on a Sunday lunch - there's always something comforting about a classic roast.
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Luckily for Londoners, there's no shortage of top tier roasts in the city. From homely family-run pubs to fancy gastro delights, we've rounded up our pick of the best roast dinners in London, packed into one handy guide. Read on to discover HELLO! writers' favourite spots in the city to warm your insides this winter with a wholesome, hearty roast.
Best roast dinners in London
A first glance at CoqBull's Sunday roast menu might appear simple with just one option on the menu. Yet we're here to tell you it's simply delicious. Gone are the days of dry and drab chicken with your roast dinner. CoqBull's mouthwatering British chicken soaked in tea brine is steamed for succulent juiciness before being rubbed with CoqBull award-winning Coq Rub and fire-roasted to perfection. Teamed with fluffy Yorkshire puddings, the crispiest chicken-fat roasted potatoes, tender stem broccoli and hearty, thick gravy, this is simple Sunday dining at its absolute finest. (And trust us when we say the herb stuffing is divine - you'll wish you had more!)
Equally tempting are the restaurant's 'Coqtails', with twists on all the classics and eclectic spins on British favourite desserts, these funky and fabulous drinks make a surprisingly perfect pairing for your roast dinner.
To book, visit www.coqbull.co.uk
You'll find Fallow tucked on the corner of St James's Market, just a stone's throw from Picadilly Circus. As soon as you walk in you'll be struck by the welcoming ambience, the heady glow of pendant lighting and heat of the open kitchen - you know you're in for a treat before you've even seen the menu.
If you're due to spend your Sunday at Fallow, expect buttery dairy-cow rump, monster Yorkshire puddings, zingy red cabbage, roasted piccolino parsnips from Fallow's plots and perfectly crisp roasted potatoes. Curated with innovation at their core, founding chefs Will Murray and Jack Croft have ensured every inch of the menu is crafted with sustainably sourced British produce. From using local vegetables to whipping the leftover Guinness from unused hops into a decadent Pump Street Chocolate soft serve, it's hard not to love the wholesome indulgence of Fallow's menu.
Don't miss the unforgettable caramelised cauliflower cheese topped with shavings of truffle - a real celebration of sustainably sourced British produce.
To book a table, visit fallow.co.uk
The Laundry, Brixton
South Londoners don't need to be told twice about this charming all-day bistro with a bustling vibe and welcoming atmosphere. It was packed to the brim with punters inside and outside when we visited on a chilly Sunday evening, a comforting foreshadowing to an excellent roast, I'd say.
The Laundry's Sunday menu is both timeless and tasty, with alternative options available for those who don't fancy diving into a bowl of their indulgent truffle cauliflower gratin (which trust us, is a must). The mushroom and leek pie is a divinely tempting vegan option, and their signature roasted butternut squash makes for a unique and satisfying roast dinner "with a Kiwi twist."
Set in a now-defunct Edwardian laundry, the space clings on to the charming characteristics that make it a truly special setting - ideal for brunch, dinner, date night or even just for a taste of their delicious cocktails.
To book, visit thelaundrybrixton.com
New Street Grill, Liverpool Street
You've heard of bottomless brunch, but how about bottomless sides on your roast dinner? New Street Grill is changing the capital's roast dinner game with its eclectic seasonal menu - and all the sides are bottomless so you can keep asking for more to your heart's content. We're all familiar with the dilemma of deciding which meat to go for at a Sunday roast. Luckily, New Street Grill has put an end to the indecisiveness with their new 'Return of the Roast' menu this season. For £28 per person, diners can feast on a gargantuan plate of three expertly cooked cuts of meat – beef, lamb and chicken which is served alongside seasonal vegetables, a Yorkshire pudding overflowing with roasties and an extra jug of gravy.
As expected from a grill restaurant, the meat was prepared and roasted to perfection, in particular the succulent beef. Make sure you try some of the special brunch cocktails; the elderflower bellini is an excellent pick-me-up.
To book a table, visit newstreetgrill.co.uk
Blacklock: London Chophouse, Various Locations
There's a reason Blacklock's roast dinner reservations on a Sunday come with a near two-month waitlist. With melt in the mouth cuts of beef, lamb and pork cooked over a charcoal grill, Yorkshire puddings the size of your plate and glazed, seasonal vegetables aplenty, dining at this London Chophouse is better than your average Sunday lunch.
This popular spot is a hit with Londoners and tourists alike, with the most five star TripAdvisor reviews for any roast dinner in the city.
To book, visit theblacklock.com
The Alma Pub, Wandsworth
This traditional British Victorian pub stands proudly in the heart of Wandsworth. Boasting relaxed, homely dining and delicious food, Sunday lunch goes down a treat at The Alma. With a selection of meats, crisp roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and thick homemade gravy, South West Londoners won't be disappointed with their roast dinner here - not the mention the giant Yorkshire puddings!
A seasonal veggie option can be enjoyed with all the same trimmings to keep your Sunday full and delicious, just how it should be!
To book a table, visit www.almawandsworth.com/
The Grange, Bermondsey
In our opinion, The Grange's roast dinners are easily one of Bermondsey's best-kept secrets. The perfect place to escape London's drizzly weather, independent local pub The Grange provides many a cosy corner to ride out your Sunday blues. Famed for their superb offer of modern British comfort cooking and roast dinners starting at just £14, you'd be hard pushed to find a better value Sunday lunch on the South side of the river- and trust us when we say the Cauliflower and blue cheese bake is to die for.
The Grange is also dog-friendly, ably led by the pub's maitre d’, Meryl the Irish Terrier. She’s usually on hand to greet other four-legged guests!
To book, visit www.grangepub.co.uk
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