Ok, so we’ve all heard of London’s famous Sunday lunch spots (we’re looking at you Blacklock), but such hyped-up restaurants often mean long waiting lists and queues out the door. That’s why we’ve decided to shine a light on some of London’s lesser known (but by no means less tasty) Sunday lunches. Read below to see where you should be spending your next Sunday.
What: Brumus at Haymarket Hotel is encouraging family get-togethers on Sundays, offering up the likes of rib of beef for the table, as well as Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese and seasonal greens, along with a glass of wine (for the adults, of course).
Where: Haymarket Hotel, 1 Suffolk Place, SW1Y 4HX
How much: £19.50
What: At this plant-strewn bar and kitchen, you can order a pint of Coin Laundry’s own lager, before settling down to enjoy a sumptuous roast. Pick from the likes of ribeye, slow-roast lamb leg or free-range chicken, all served with roasties, veg, Yorkshires and gravy.
Where: 70 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QP
How much: From £15
What: This cosy, family-themed restaurant is set in the beautiful Eccleston Yards. If it’s dry out, enjoy your roast on the alfresco terrace, with options including Ginger Pig roast beef, poussin chicken, or a nut roast, served with Yorkshire puddings, gravy and all the rest.
Where: 7-8 Eccleston Yards, SW1W 9NF
How much: £25
What: You'll find this restaurant and bar, which masquerades as a London house share, tucked away in Fulham. Here, you can enjoy a Sunday feast, where you’ll choose between chicken and beef, accompanied by a mass of trimmings, including roast potatoes, Yorkshires, stuffing, root veg and pigs in blankets.
Where: 871-873 Fulham Road, SW6 5HP
How much: £16.50
What: Feast like a royal at Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Club, with the indulgent sharing Raan – slow braised shoulder of milk-fed Herdwick lamb topped with nutmeg and black pepper sauce, and served with black lentils, pomegranate pilau burhani raita and coriander chutney.
Where: The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU
How much: £175 (serves three-four people)
What: Owned by Caprice Holdings (of The Ivy Collection fame), you can spend your Sunday at this modern brasserie enjoying the likes of a rack of lamb, which comes with gratin potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Don’t miss the treacle tart for pudding either.
Where: 178 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN
How much: From £15.75
What: At this Basque steakhouse in Shoreditch, the Sunday offering includes a great value set menu, featuring roasted pumpkin soup, followed up with twice-cooked pork ribs with Bramley apple sauce and pork gravy, before ending with a dessert of dark chocolate truffles.
Where: Cordy House, 95 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BS
How much: Two/three courses £26/30
What: You’ll be able to scoff and have some banter (geddit?) at this Canary Wharf spot, where Sunday lunch means 28-day aged beef or roast chicken, accompanied by Yorkshire pudding, duck fat roast potatoes, buttered carrots, greens and cauliflower cheese.
Where: Radisson Edwardian Hotel, New Providence Wharf London, 5 Fairmont Avenue, E14 9PQ
How much: £19
What: This Kennington boozer comes complete with a cutesy roof terrace, but we're more interested in its Sunday menu. All roasts here are served with Yorkshires, roasties, honey-glazed carrots and gravy, with the stars of the show including Scotch rump of beef, pork belly, and chicken. Veggie option also available.
Where: 111 Kennington Road, SE11 6SF
How much: From £15
For a more detailed take on this weekend ritual, check out our selection of the best Sunday roasts in London.