No Holding Back – The Top 10 Places for Sunday Roast in London
Sunday Roast in London
– it’s a British staple on the menu enjoyed by people all over. If you’re in London and looking for a cracking Sunday Roast, here are our suggestions for ten of the best!
Note: We compiled this list before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. While all were closed in 2020, we checked back in April 2021, and Sunday roast in London is on the table (all ten of them) once again!
The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe
21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT
The Swan is an old English pub serving old English Sunday classics, whilst you are looking out over the River Thames. You will have the choice between Pork Loin with baked apple sauce, or a sirloin of Ayrshire beef, both selections coming with a great range of trimmings.
For dessert, you will have a selection of quintessential British puddings to choose from before the curtain finally falls on Sunday Roast.
Price – ££-£££
Kerridge’s Bar and Grill
10 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5AE
For meats that are cooked on an open rotisserie, beef served with a Yorkshire pudding stuffed with gravy-soaked pork mince, or pork with a thick slice of Boudin Blanc sausage, Kerridge’s is your place to go for Sunday Roast in London. With an excellent selection of sides and drinks, you can even have a sommelier-selected wine should you wish.
Price – 2 courses @ £40pp; 3 courses @ £50pp
Stoney Street, London, SE1 1TL
Named after the Sunday Roast itself, you will not be surprised to find out that Roast does them very well. A selection of meats is available for you to choose from, with a personal favourite being the thinly sliced sirloin beef. Good portion sizes, excellent food. Be aware that this is a restaurant and not just a pub, so the pricing reflects this, as does the atmosphere you will encounter.
Note: Roast closed in March during the COVID-19 shutdown and, as of August it has yet to reopen. So, be sure to check their website before making plans.
Price – Three Courses for £39.50pp
Hack and Hop
35 Whitefriars Street, London, EC4Y 8BH
If you love craft beers and you love a good Sunday Roast then you’re certainly in the right place here. Hack and Hop is an excellent city pub serving excellent grub, including pork belly, beef, chicken, a scotch egg, four Yorkshire puddings, sweet potato mash, buttery green vegetables, lots of fluffy and crisp roast potatoes, and plenty of rich red wine gravy, you will be blown away. With the craft beers on offer, you’ll want to spend the rest of your day enjoying the atmosphere here.
Note: Hack and Hop closed in March during the COVID-19 shutdown. It has since reopened for lunch and will resume Sunday Roast in September.
Price – £15.50
5 Regent Street, London, NW10 5LG
You’ll find Parlour to be a beautiful gastropub, run by the excellent Chef Jesse Dunford Wood.
At Sunday Roast, you’re able to choose from Chicken Breast with Bread Sauce, Pork with Apple Sauce, Sirloin of Beef with Fresh Horseradish, or even perhaps Dick Whittington’s Knap Sack Chicken (salt-crusted). Yorkshire puddings aplenty, and lots of gravy to dash over your roast. You’ll be back for more once you’ve been, we guarantee it.
Vegan options are available.
All meals are served with Roasties, Yorkie Puds, Carrots, Greens, and Gravy.
Price – £17.00 – £21.50 pp OR Sharing platters for 2-4 people available for £55.00 – £65.00
The Dean Swift
10 Gainsford Street, SE1 2NE
A proper pub is an ideal place for Sunday Roast in London. That’s what you’ll get with The Dean Swift. The pub is set just back from the river near the Tower Bridge, and you will find it hard to get these views in many other places.
The slow-cooked beef makes the most of all of the fatty parts and is an excellent choice here. But you can also select from Lamb, Butternut Squash & Carrot Nut Roast, or ½ Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme Chicken.
Plenty of beers and desserts are available to accompany your meal, there is something for everyone here.
Price – £14.00 – £19.50 per person plus drinks
The Three Stags
67-69 Kennington Road, SE1 7PZ
A local pub serving excellent Sunday roasts, what’s not to love about The Three Stags? Especially when it is in a pub that Charlie Chaplin’s father used to frequent for an alcoholic beverage or two.
It’s a very eco-friendly pub, and your meat and veg will be locally sourced (including some grown on a plot right next door!). If you have a dessert with honey, the honey is made from their own rooftop hive – how cool is that?
Lamb, Pork, Chicken, and Vegan Nut Roasts are available. NO beef, as they are paying homage to the rainforests.
Price – £16 – £16.50
The Spaniards Inn
Spaniards Road, London, NW3 7JJ
One of the oldest pubs in London, The Spaniards Inn, was once immortalised by none other than Charles Dickens in ‘The Pickwick Papers.’ Rumours are that this place is also haunted!
Don’t let any of this distract you from visiting though, as you will have a choice of meats to choose from during Sunday Roast. A roast rib eye beef, loin pork with crackling, a whole chicken with bacon and stuffing, and more!
You can purchase sides to accompany your meal, including cauliflower cheese and seasonal vegetables.
Price – £17-19.50 pp; Sharer – £39.00
The Harwood Arms
Walham Grove, London, SW6 1QP
The only Michelin starred pub in London that also serves Sunday Roast!
You got it, it’s the Harwood Arms. So, it’s not a surprise to learn that their Sunday Roasts are to die for in London. Excellent portions mean it would be well worth turning up very hungry to eat otherwise you may not get through 3 courses.
Mains available on Sundays include pan-fried cod, Cornish monkfish, red-legged partridge, roast sirloin of 45 days aged Shorthorn beef.
An excellent array of desserts and drinks to compliment your main are available.
Price – £49.95 for 3 courses
Adam Handling – Chelsea
75 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW1X 9SG
If you’re after what is possibly London’s most decadent Sunday Lunch – here it is at Adam Handling Chelsea.
More of a feast rather than a traditional Sunday Roast due to the food being laid out for you on open kitchen counters, you can get everything you could think of ranging from oysters and salmon through to charcuterie, caviar, beef wellington, and pork belly. Puddings are also amazing and almost too good looking to crack in to!.
A pricey affair, but well worth the investment. Add a classic bottomless drinks package for an extra £25 to your meal and you’re total will be £100.
Price – £100 (£75 for lunch; £25 for bottomless drinks classic package)
Beyond Sunday Roast in London
We’ve shared ten hotspots for Sunday roast in London. But we’ve got ideas for the other six days as well. You can bookmark the London City Guide and check out the top five on the London pubs list (roast or no roast!).
Oh, and if you’re looking for things to do besides eating, why not be a seat filler in London? You get free pairs of tickets to incredible community events!