Ok, so we’ve all heard of London’s famous Sunday roast 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) restaurants who have come up with Sunday roast ideas that offer a little something different to the usual menus. 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 Jones Family Kitchen's 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: The Little Blue Door is a 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 Rivington, a 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 Sagardi, a 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 Canary Wharf's Scoff & Banter, 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 the Sunday roast ideas at The Tankard. 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.