You can’t beat a roast dinner with all the trimmings – especially if it’s in a cosy London pub and washed down with a glass of red wine. Here’s five of our favourite Sunday feasts you simply have to try…
The Pig and Butcher, Islington
The roast dinner at The Pig and Butcher is one of life’s great pleasures. The portions are hearty, the beef dripping roast potatoes are perfectly crispy and you’ll struggle to find better quality meat at any other pub in London. Other trimmings include Yorkshire puddings, greens, carrots and creamed leeks.
Blacklock vows to serve a proper roast dinner that’s ‘almost as good as Mum’s’ – nothing pretentious, just delicious comfort food. Think piles of succulent meat (beef, lamb or pork – or all three), lashings of silky gravy and creamy cauliflower cheese. If you’ve got the room we recommend the white chocolate cheesecake for pud.
Hawksmoor, Covent Garden
The one thing you need to know about the Hawksmoor? It’s serious about steak. For £22 diners receive a huge hunk of slow-roast rump with a bevy of sides including fluffy Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and veggies. The bottom line: it’s brilliant but spendy.
The Bull and Gate, Kentish Town
For a long and leisurely lunch in a beautiful Victorian pub, make a beeline for The Bull and Gate. Its Sunday roast is a piled-high plateful of a meat of your choice accompanied by goose fat roast potatoes, a ginormous Yorkshire pudding, kale, caramelised parsnips, carrots and braised red cabbage.
Tell Your Friends, Fulham
Herbivores fear not – we’ve got you covered too. Tell Your Friends, a stylish vegan restaurant owned by Made In Chelsea stars Lucy and Tiffany Watson, offers not one but three tasty meat-free dishes with all the usual trimmings. Choose either a seitan roast, mushroom and walnut wellington or a butternut squash and chestnut loaf.
Main photo: Hawksmoor
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