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29 July 2014
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Roast two stars

020 3589 2108

Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL

£53.00 British South Bank, Borough etc

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  • Wine: £22.00
  • Champagne: £49.00
  • Lunch: £25/30 (2/3 courses)
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7-11am Sat 8.30-11.30am 12N-3.45pm 5.30-10.45pm (Sat 6pm-) Sun 11.30am-6.30pm

Square Meal Review of Roast ?

‘Bold name, bold venue’, says one impressed diner, and there’s no doubt that this ornate, high-ceilinged space perched above Borough Market is a beauty. As soon as you enter you can feel a buzz, with breakfasting shoppers, power-lunchers, tourists and romancing couples all feeding off the hubbub – although cramped tables and boomy acoustics are the perhaps inevitable downsides of success. The kitchen majors on British produce, with a ‘roll of honour’ highlighting UK suppliers and much made of the kitchen’s ‘sustainability’ credentials. Daily specials such as rare-breed suckling pig with mash and Bramley-apple sauce keep company with the likes of gin-cured Loch Duart salmon and pickled cucumber or Pimm’s jelly with mint ice cream. Wines from Kent also fly the flag, alongside numerous organic and biodynamic bottles. On balance, Roast still offers ‘a little touch of luxury’ – even if the place has lost some of its early sizzle.

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  1. Roast

    Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL
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    Ayo H.

    Superb service

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 6

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  2. Roast

    Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL
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    Vanessa J.

    Sunday Lunch

        (2)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  3. Roast

    Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL
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    Rachel W.

    Attitude

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 6

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  4. Roast

    Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL
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    Mike B.

    Roast - very average

        (6)

     
    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 6

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  5. Roast

    Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL
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    Martin U.

    Great for sunday roast!

        (7)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  6. Roast

    Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL
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    Mark T.

    Surrey boy.

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 5

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  7. Roast

    Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL
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    Samantha E.

    Not as great for breakfast as it's been in the past

        (6)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 7

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  8. Roast

    Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL
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    Roxanne P.

    Business lunch

        (4)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 8

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  9. Roast

    Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL
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    Continental Diner

    Not-so-best of British

      Platinum Reviewer  (110)
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 2

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  10. Roast

    Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL
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    David Gerrish
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  1. Founded in 2005 by restaurateur Iqbal Wahhab OBE, the man behind the famous Cinnamon Club, Roast Restaurant sits within the iconic Borough Market. It’s a beautiful looking restaurant with its high ceilings and tall windows that usher in lots of lovely natural light. The arched window panels high above the dining room add a sense of the angelic to the restaurant, and there’s a sense of serenity and calm to it that makes for a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of the famous foodie market...
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  2. Published : Sunday, 2nd June 2013

    SamTheFoodFan :: Roast

    Roast is situated in one of the most famous food markets in the UK, if not the world! Borough Market was first mentioned in 1276, although the market itself claims to have existed since 1014 "and probably much earlier” according to Wikipedia. It is certainly my favourite market in London and a place I always take visitors. So it’s a wonder that it has taken me this long to visit Roast. The restaurant sits in the rafters of Borough market and is accessed via lift. Light is flooded in through the huge floor to ceiling windows, with absolutely stunning views over the City skyline. As you would expect, the clientele is mainly men in suits due to it's proximity to the City, but on the night I met my friends there, there was an 80’s pop star sitting at the very next table to ours! (I get so star struck!!)...
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  3. Roast restaurant serves carefully sourced British roasts and traditional dishes, has an extensive wine and cocktail list, great views over Borough Market in one direction or St Paul’s in another, and knowledgeable serving staff. It’s not cheap but you get what you pay for – a top quality experience. You can keep costs down by ordering from the Market Menu (three courses from a set menu for £30, or £35 on Sundays) or even by getting a take-away sandwich from the Roast To Go stall situated just outside in Borough Market itself (a pork belly and crackling sandwich with Bramley apple sauce is £6.50)...
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  4. Ever since we started working on the South Bank, we have always wanted to visit Roast. It’s been on our restaurant bucket list for so long, finally we went. Roast is perched above the lovely Borough Market, with views of not just the bustling market and Market Porter pub, but also of the Shard and St Paul’s. Serving up British food with produce from the handily located market below. It’s owned by restaurateur Iqbal Wahhab, who founded the Cinnamon Club and who also recently took over the Indian street food restaurant Mooli’s...
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  5. Published : Sunday, 1st July 2012

    Saying it straight :: Roast. Borough Market.

    Really, I hadn’t meant to stay for so long, but after the “SW19″ cocktail at the beginning and the unspecified, but very alcoholic cocktail at the end, I suspect that my sense of time was somewhat impaired...
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