London's leading Sunday roasts

Roasts are perfect for unwinding after a long week or recharging for the next one. If you’re looking for an upscale gastropub or a home-cooked, laidback lunch, these places will be sure to satisfy your Sunday roast cravings. Here is the ultimate guide to the best roasts in London.

The Orange
locationMarker37 Pimlico Rd, London SW1W 8NE, UK
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The Orange serves up luxurious nostalgia in a chic farmhouse venue. This roast packs a punch, hearty and delicious from top to bottom. Dine in the pub for a bit more of an energetic feel, the dining room for an elevated style or the Pimlico Room if you’ve got a large party. But don’t forget to book in advance either way – it’s no surprise this place books up quickly.

Fish Game
locationMarker14 Water St, London E14 5GX, UK

Located in the thriving destination of Canary Wharf, Fish Game opened in summer 2023, bringing a slice of Italy to the area. Inspired by the produce of his adopted country, restaurateur Roberto Costa has created a menu celebrating the UK’s biodiversity by serving seasonal and sustainable British ingredients through classic Italian cooking. Most exciting of all, Roberto and his team have introduced a Sunday roast menu, showcasing the freshest seasonal game whilst celebrating the diversity of British produce. Menu highlights include mouthwatering Roast Mutton Leg with Yorkshire mutton and Roast Beef Striploin featuring Roast Aberdeen Angus striploin. To compliment the meal, guests can expect succulent roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, whiskey carrots, cauliflower croquettes, lemon cavolo nero and bone marrow gravy. The Sunday roast menu is available every Sunday and offers the perfect opportunity for a memorable family gathering or a leisurely weekend indulgence.

24 The Oval
locationMarker24 Clapham Road, London, United Kingdom, SW9 0JG
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Only a few minutes’ walk from Oval station, this market-style rustic eatery is a prime spot for meat-lovers and veggies alike. 24 The Oval’s venue is perfect for smaller groups and has a lovely terrace with outdoor seating for sunny Sundays. Grab one of their spicy Bloody Marys or a bottle of wine to enjoy with some bread and butter. And prepare yourself for their cauliflower cheese – no really, it’s absolutely dreamy. And if you really fancy it, grab a few kitchen bits and bobs from the counter on your way out.

cuisinesGluten Free, Locally Sourced, Vegan Friendly
locationMarker197-199 Rosebery Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC1R 4TJ
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Anyone with allergies knows it may be difficult to find a place where nearly everything is safe. Niche is one of those places. 100 per cent gluten-free with a menu that uses no nuts or sesame, this place is perfect for diners with strict diets. They even offer dishes that are vegetarian, vegan and dairy free. This simple, modern industrial eatery in Angel is a great London spot for roasts, offering dairy-free chicken and beef for meat-lovers and tasty chickpea and potato-based dishes suitable for vegans. Niche keeps it simple and offers something for everyone.

The Raven W6
locationMarker375 Goldhawk Rd, London W6 0SA, UK

Tucked away in one of the calmer corners of London, this simple and homely pub ticks all the marks for taste. From the perfectly cooked meat to the well-seasoned veggies, The Raven serves a fabulous classic roast. Relax by the fire when it’s chilly or take it to the garden when the weather warms up, but be sure to grab a pint or one of their tasty cocktails made by the friendliest staff. If effortless quality and comfort is what you’re after, this is definitely the place.

Kerridge's Bar and Grill
locationMarker10 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5AE
Image: Kerridge's Bar and Grill

Right. We’re going fancy straight off the bat here. Tom Kerridge’s venue is pretty upmarket, making it the perfect pick-me-up if you have the Sunday blues! Situated in the swanky Corinthia Hotel, it very much feels like a high-class gentlemen’s’ club, with low booths, mood lights, and gorgeous art. The Sunday roast here is legendary, with beef, lamb, quail and pork belly all featuring on the menu. It’s fancy comfort food and we couldn’t love it more.

Rock and Rose
cuisinesAsian Fusion, Cocktails
locationMarker106 - 108 Kew Road, Richmond, London, United Kingdom, TW9 2PQ

Sunday roast in London can often feel like you’re just faced with the choice of many pubs to go to. But with Rock and Rose, you get Sunday lunch in a really unique environment. This glamorous spot in Richmond serves up delicious roasts in pretty damn quirky surroundings. Choose from lamb, chicken, beef or nut roast options, and wash it all down with one of the impressive cocktails featuring unusual flavour combos.

cuisinesModern European
locationMarker1 Canada Square, London E14 5AB, UK
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The quintessential neighbourhood restaurant, Pedler is an unassuming venue (from the outside) in Peckham. Small and cosy, you’d be equally at home having a nice Saturday dinner as you would lazing around on a Sunday. And for you guys looking for a Sunday roast in London, Pedler is definitely worth heading to Peckham for. There’s a few options on offer, including picks for vegetarians and vegans, all served with veggies, roots, braised cabbage, roasties and Yorkies. The pudding selection is a delight too, with a really impressive cheeseboard that’s perfect for picking on as you while away the afternoon.

The Winchmore
cuisinesBritish, Gastropub
locationMarker235 Winchmore Hill Road, Enfield, London, United Kingdom, N21 1QA

The Winchmore serves delicious food that’s made from scratch in a kitchen led by an experienced team of chefs. The Sunday roast at this place is NOT to be missed! Choose from pasture raised roast chicken, Shropshire grass-fed sirloin of beef, Dorset Down leg of lamb, free range belly of pork or the vegan roast. Can’t decide which roast to have? Then we recommend you go for the ultimate roast: Roast Lamb, Beef and Chicken served with all the trimmings for just £22!

The Rugby Tavern
cuisinesPub, Bistro
locationMarker19 Great James St, London WC1N 3ES, UK

Take a trip to traditional pub, The Rugby Tavern, and its intimate and chic restaurant, Bistro Bleu, for the new délicieux Sunday
lunch. Bringing an inimitable cross-Channel charm to the streets of Bloomsbury, the French inspired bistro, and the cordial British pub it’s sat atop, are both serving up a roast to be remembered. Begin with Gallic gumption with starters such as the delicious Garden Peas Velouté with crispy parma ham and garlic croutons or the fresh Treacle Cured Salmon with pickled carrot and Granny Smith apple. Diners are spoiled for choice with the mains because all Sunday roast options come served with roast potatoes, maple roasted root vegetables, buttered greens, Yorkshire pudding, and rosemary and thyme gravy. We love the Scottish striploin beef for its flavour, as well as the slow roasted pork belly and apple sauce. Finish off with the unmissable classic of sticky toffee pudding or push the boat out with a dark chocolate brownie and you have yourself a perfect Sunday afternoon.

Mama Shelter London Shoreditch
cuisinesSunday Lunch, Brunch
locationMarker437 Hackney Rd, London E2 8PP, UK

Mama’s much-loved Sunday roast menu is back with a bang! Locals, guests and foodies alike will be very pleased to see the return of the much loved Beef Wellington especially, while the crusted Leg of Lamb, cumin scented free-range Pork Belly, half a roasted free-range Chicken and Butternut Squash Wellington all make mouthwatering options, too. Diners get to enjoy the finest traditional roast dinners with all the trimmings, a selection of steamed and roasted vegetables, and crispy roast potatoes. Bookings are available between 11:30am and 4:30pm!

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