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
Lively, Unique
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Brunch, Sunday roast
People
Child friendly, Special occasions

About Roast

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 the 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 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 for Roast

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

020 3371 3120

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Opening Times

Breakfast
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 08:30-11:30
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
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 of Roast

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45 Reviews 
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Lisa S

Wonderful Roast!
25 October 2019   - Verified Diner

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

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Colin M

26 July 2019  
Traditional English cooking at its finest.

Anon

08 July 2019  
The food was mouth watering and presented very well. The price was justifiable.

Anon

24 April 2018  
Unbelievable thai food, amazing spices and excellent value for money.

Anon

09 June 2017  
Amazing food, great knowledge and advice given, great location.

Anon

04 June 2017  
Always good.

Graham J

why don't i visit more often!?
26 July 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!
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Anon

24 May 2016  
Easy to get too and good quality food and wine.

Angelica O

16 May 2016  
The only place to eat Grouse after the Glorious 12th, however all the roasts are delicious here. Great cocktail bar too. Fantastic views of Borough Market. Great for a date night or dinner with the parents! I had an espresso martini here once with bits of golf leaf floating around in it. Dreamy...

nuno D

lunch at the roast
14 October 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 specials but that is not part of the set menu. Our waiter was a nice young man, I presume Italian as he seems to be a Roma supporter :) Hopefully I will return soon but for dinner. Thank you for looking after your customers Regards Nuno da Silva
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