Roast

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Silver Award

“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.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
British
Ambience
Fine dining, Glamorous, Lively, Luxury, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Great views
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions

About

Situated in the heart of Borough Market, close to some of London’s most iconic landmarks, Roast offers a contemporary take on traditional British dishes.  

The first thing to note about Roast is it’s beautiful setting. Located on the mezzanine floor of the market’s former floral hall, the high ceilings and large windows provide fantastic city views, giving diners a glimpse of the nearby Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral.  

Whether you’re stopping by for breakfast, afternoon tea or Sunday dinner, the menus at Roast are put together using seasonal ingredients, with a real emphasis on fresh British produce. 

The Breakfast menu includes all the cooked favourites including a full English, smoked salmon and eggs Benedict. If you’re after something a little lighter, you could opt for smashed avocado, granola or porridge. Add something a little special to your breakfast with one of their ‘morning boosters’, which include Bloody Mary, Bucks Fizz and their signature Breakfast Martini!  

The a la carte menu offers a range of British favourites, with starters including Jersey Rock oysters, ham hock and caper terrine and seared Orkney Island scallops. The mains feature beef wellington, pork belly and roast hake, as well as a selection of steaks, sourced from the Lake District.  

On Sundays, Roast comes into its own, with the addition of a traditional roast dinner, with a choice of beef, chicken and lamb with all the trimmings.  

In addition, Roast also offer an afternoon tea menu, starting at £35 a head, including three courses of cakes, scones and finger sandwiches. You could always opt for the bottomless prosecco afternoon tea, for £55.  

 


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Does Roast have a children's menu?

Yes, roast offers a children's menu, with one course for £7.50 and two courses for £12

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Location

Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 1TL

020 3371 3120

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Opening Times

Breakfast
Mon Closed
Tue 07:30-11:30
Wed 07:30-11:30
Thu 07:30-11:30
Fri 07:30-11:30
Sat 08:30-11:30
Sun Closed
All day
Mon 11:45-22:00
Tue 11:45-22:00
Wed 11:45-22:00
Thu 11:45-22:00
Fri 11:45-22:00
Sat 11:45-22:00
Sun 11:45-18:30

Reviews

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54 Reviews 
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Jason H

15 February 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 3
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Great venue for a power-breakfast

Close to both the City and and conveniant for London's busiest station for commuters, Roast is an ideal venue for a power-breakfast meeting where you can actually still hear your guest speak, unlike the so many London venues which have noisy accoustics. Roast offers a great range of choices, from both full-English and full-Scottish options for traditionalists with big appetites, kippers, smoked salmon and scrabbled eggs, eggs benedict and a wide range of healthy options for the calorie conscious.  

Ken D

05 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3
Service 3
Atmosphere 3
Value 3

Anon

04 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 2
Atmosphere 1
Value 2
Disappointing

Food was good, cocktails not great and dessert disappointing. Service below standard and the atmosphere in the restaurant was awful... bright lights, no ambience, dated, just not nice at all. Despite the food being good overall, the whole experience just wasn't worth the money so I won't be going back. Nor would I recommend. There are plenty of other restaurants in the area for the same price but are much nicer. 

Sanna C

20 June 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Lovely meal

The ambience was good; very relaxed atmosphere. The staff was attentive. The food itself was delicious and the portion sizes we more than enough, I didn't leave the restaurant feeling hungry. It's not cheap, but the quality of the food and the generous portion sizes are definitely value for money.

Steve D

18 May 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Great place for a client lunch

From the momement we walked in and had the view across the market, it was exceptional

The food was excellent and the ambiance was lovely.

Steve D

18 May 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Great place for a client lunch

From the momement we walked in and had the view across the market, it was exceptional

The food was excellent and the ambiance was lovely.

Steve D

18 May 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Great place for a client lunch

From the momement we walked in and had the view across the market, it was exceptional

The food was excellent and the ambiance was lovely.

Steve D

18 May 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Great place for a client lunch

From the momement we walked in and had the view across the market, it was exceptional

The food was excellent and the ambiance was lovely.

Philip B

09 May 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Need to turn up the air con on a very hot Sunday afternoon as our table was like sitting in a greenhouse

food was amazing

Lisa S

25 October 2019   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 3.5
Wonderful Roast!

Took a client here - a bit on the expensive side but overall a great experience. 

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