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“What’s not to like about ‘meat and vegetables’?” quips an admirer of Roast – a determinedly patriotic eatery dedicated to the glories of traditional British cuisine. Built on a mezzanine floor in Borough Market’s iconic Floral Hall, it promises “fantastic views” from its handsome, light-filled dining room. We’ve been many times for breakfast and never been disappointed, although booking ahead is essential. If you’re more interested in lunch or dinner, you’ll find “reliable” and expertly sourced dishes prepared with a fair degree of dexterity, from Portland crab salad or Scotch eggs with piccalilli to braised ox cheek on creamed onion sauce or whole grilled sea bass with fennel and capers. The menus are keenly seasonal, so also expect spring lamb, summer fruits and game too (“this is the only place to eat grouse after the Glorious 12th”, insists one fan). “Always enjoyable” Sunday roasts naturally get the nod, and the Brit-accented drinks list is also on the money.

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Sunday market menu - 3 courses £37.50 per person

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Roast

Floral Hall, Stoney Street ,London SE1 1TL

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why don't i visit more often!?

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Jul 2016

Roast is one of only a few restaurants in London that always makes me think the same thought; why don't I visit more often? The staff are always friendly, the cooking is reliable. yesterday was hot, but they turned up the a/c and everything was fine. My guest was nearly one hour late arriving, but we never felt hurried. I really must remember to visit more frequently!

Graham J.'s rating

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

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Floral Hall, Stoney Street ,London SE1 1TL

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lunch at the roast

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Oct 2015

On Monday I have decided to visit the roast once again. Myself and a work colleague decided to choose the roast as I remember having dinner there 3 years ago and on that occasion we had a fantastic meal in an amazing atmosphere. This time we decided to order from the set menu, but we still enjoyed a lot our lunch. We arrived around 2 PM without reservation but the host was very helpful and got us a nice table within 3 minutes.. On the set menu we were slightly confused as it shows the daily...

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

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Floral Hall, Stoney Street ,London SE1 1TL

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Aug 2014

Roast turned out to be a small disappointment as I was expecting to be wowed following some of the reviews I had heard / read. When we arrived, the reception couldn't find my booking for 11am brunch… Once it was finally found, I was told that I had booked for 12noon (which I hadn't after checking the booking on squaremeal.com). Then we were told that they did not take booking before 12noon, so why was it available on the website I wonder…?? The service was a bit of a hit and miss. We were offered...

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Patricia F.'s rating

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

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Floral Hall, Stoney Street ,London SE1 1TL

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Aug 2014

Went with a Japanese client for dinner last night – 5 of us. Loved the airy room and view over the market. Early on when the place was full it was particularly noisy, this is just an acoustic issue I think with the atrium style of the room, but as the evening went on it quietened. The vibe was good, buzzy, light feeling…the menu was really interesting. One of those where you struggle to choose a dish as there are so many that appeal. Some ingredients that were new to me, mainly organic/local…I had...

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

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Floral Hall, Stoney Street ,London SE1 1TL

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Jul 2014

Crossed the river especially to try Roast again and was very glad that we did. Plenty of choice between the set menu, daily specials and the a la carte. Great section of biodynamic wines. Quality produce skilfully prepared. Some inspired touches (preserved lemon coarsely grated into pea & mint soup) and impeccable classics (a peerless bearnaise with really tangy tarragon.) Above all the table service was perfect – efficient and almost invisible. No irritating over-filling of your glass here. Why...

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Ayo H.'s rating

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

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Floral Hall, Stoney Street ,London SE1 1TL

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by   (1)

Jun 2014

Don't get me wrong; the food was great. Unfortunately our evening was ruined at the coffee stage. Two Irish coffees and a latte were stone cold, when this was pointed out to our waiter, he offered to take them off the bill, not replace them with hot coffee, but merely take them off the bill! The two replacement Irish coffees came to the table without the key ingredient – whisky. The waiter disputed our claim, so we asked for the manager. What an attitude. He didn't go as far as calling my friends...

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

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Floral Hall, Stoney Street ,London SE1 1TL

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Jun 2014

Such a lovely place to go on a Sunday. For £35 the Sunday Roast is value for money with a good selection of meats. While we were dinning there was a lady singing some real classic songs whilst playing instruments. Another group also played while we were there. Music wasn't too loud so you were able to have a converstion with people at the table. Overall a good experience would return for their breakfast

Vanessa J.'s rating

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

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May 2014

Hmmmm… I have been to Roast many times – for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If I’m looking for a City South venue it’s always a default option with a good chance of a table, above average food, and prompt service catering for the City chaps on a schedule. I went for dinner with a couple of old friends and it was distinctly…average. Given its location in the Borough Food Market the menu was rightly seasonal and went with a starter of asparagus and soft-boiled duck egg. Yes it was fine but it was...

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

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    Taking the lift up from the centre of Borough Market, you walk out onto the reception desk already hearing the buzz from the restaurant. Walking through the bar area and past the kitchen we are led to our table next to one of the windows. It so lovely and bright in here even on a grey day.
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  • Address: Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL
  • Telephone: 0203 006 6111
  • Email: info@roast-restaurant.com
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sat 7-11am (Sat 8.30-11.30am) 12N-3.45pm 6-10.45pm Sun 11.30am-6.30pm

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