Best For A Sunday Roast In London

Roast potatoes swimming in luxurious gravy; fluffy Yorkshire puddings so big they deserve their own postcode; perfectly put together veggies that scream of seasonal crops; that's right, London knows a thing or two about the Sunday roast, and so do we. From casual boozers where you can put your feet up with potatoes and a pint, to high-end restaurants with some of the finest cuts in chicken and lamb, these Sunday roast spots in London are the best of 'em. 

Meat-free? We've also got a guide for London's best veggie and vegan roast dinners.

Last updated on 7th September 2020

Ever enjoyed a 'Proper Northern Roast' amidst an eclectic interior of giant maypoles and wicker masks? You've obviously not popped round to this Hackney Downs favourite, then, where indulgent roasts in a colourful folk setting are the staple. Team your roast with a fine countryside cider or something from the Seven Deadly Gins cocktail menu.

The Three Compasses

97 user reviews 5

Not only does this East End watering hole offer up a top-notch food menu, but there's even a whole host of burger pop-ups, cracking local craft beers and some of the best veggie and vegan offerings around. Don't miss the Stack, which pairs Yorkshire puds with roast beef, roast potatoes, carrots, cabbage and gravy for only £12.

The Botanist

36 user reviews 4

The Botanist is a stylish restaurant and bar in the heart of Chelsea. Their classic British menu means they serve an extremely popular Sunday roast. The comfortable, lounge atmosphere makes for the perfect spot for a long, lazy lunch especially on the weekends. A great range of beers, wines and unique cocktails are the perfect addition to a hearty roast and the bar has all of your favourites. 

The Guinea

3 user reviews 4

If there's one thing this place knows well, it's quality meat. Think a classic affair all round at The Guinea in Mayfair, right from their huge range of Young's cask ales through to their best of British-inspired Sunday roasts - served with a selection of hearty accompaniments. 

The Depot

105 user reviews 4

A sophisticated pub in the heart of Kidbrooke Village, The Depot knocks up one heck of a Sunday Roast. Think succulent meats, fresh veg and fluffy Yorkshire puds as you sink into the cosy leather booth and wash it all down with one of their finest ales. 

The Gatehouse

164 user reviews 4

Treat yourself to a day out in one of London's most bucolic locales. Head to Highgate where the gorgeous Gatehouse pub offers a stunning Sunday roast designed to hit all your spots. Pair with a pint of continental craft beer or a tipple from their wine list for the ultimate weekend indulgence.

The Horatia

17 user reviews 5

Settle into one of London's most charming hideaways and enjoy as classic Sunday roast. The Horaita lies just a stone's throw from Highbury Fields and features cosy rustic interiors alongside a bar of craft brews that act as the perfect accompaniment. 

The Humble Grape is a welcoming retreat with various locations across the city, with contemporary furnishings and the perfect relaxed feel for a Sunday roast. Settle in and enjoy braised lamb shoulder, duck breast, or go all out with cote de boeuf to share.

Holly Bush

304 user reviews 4

Find Sunday perfection at this tiny Hampstead nook. Reward yourself after a romp on the Heath with Yorkshire puds the size of your head, butternut squash mash, and honey parsnips at this seriously cute North London pub.

The Narrow Boat

630 user reviews 4

Free round of Guinness on us!

A beauty of a pub tucked away from the bustle of Islington on the banks of the Regent's Canal, the Narrow Boat's pride and joy is the Sunday roast menu. The pub offers cosy and intimate vibes perfect for a relaxed roast with your nearest and dearest; expect to find all kinds of delicious roasted meats plated up alongside goose-fat roasties, majestic double-egg Yorkshire puds and as much gravy as you please.

The Duke's Head Putney

615 user reviews 4

Free round of Guinness on us!

Located inside a stunning, Grade II listed building with nearly 150 years of history, there aren't many more idyllic places to enjoy Sunday lunch than at this riverside pub. The Duke's Head prides itself on the use of fresh produce from home-grown suppliers, cooking up a choice of Aberdeen Angus striploin beef, Dingly Dell pork belly and Creedy Carver chicken with a generous helping of veggies and Yorkshire pudding. Yum.

The Bull & Gate

508 user reviews 4

Free round of Guinness on us!

A beautiful and historic pub in the heart of Kentish Town, Sunday would be a great day to visit the Bull & Gate for the first time. You'll find mouth-watering chicken, pork and sirloin on the menu, with double-egg Yorkshire puds stealing the show and plenty of proper gravy and all the trimmings to round off your plate. Cancel all plans for the afternoon and get stuck in at lunchtime.

The Old Queen's Head

29 user reviews 4

All cocktails are £5 every Wednesday!

The Old Queen's Head in Islington is anything but old. In fact, it is a bustling hub of contemporary entertainment - with live music or DJ sets every evening till the early hours - a plush interior and infectious party vibe. Nab one of their tables come the end of the week for a sociable dinner, with many of the meal choices coming in at under £15.

The Wheatsheaf

61 user reviews 4

Traditional British pub decor is given a swish update at this Tooting boozer. Tuck into their Sunday offering, which includes a bumper three-meat option, or for fussy eaters, there's still a full menu of lunch classics. Stick around once you've mopped up the last of the gravy for a fun quiz night.

Percy & Founders

2 user reviews 5

For a luxurious roast in city-centre London, look no further than Fitzrovia based Percy & Founders. Choose from slow-roasted Waveney Valley pork belly, grass-fed Galloway beef, East Anglian herb-marinated lamb shoulder or Windsor spit-roast chicken, all served with huge Yorkshire puddings, seasonal veg and fluffy roasties, with the option to add bottomless fizz or bloody marys for only £18.


20 user reviews 4

Bottomless Bubbly Brunch and 1 other offer

Bringing out one of the best roast dinners in Clapham, Mommi is home to a speciality Peruvian roast in London that features roast antichucho spatchcock chicken, yuzu glazed carrots and quinoa yorkies. And if you're looking to take the nippers along with you, there's a special kids menu, as well as a designated Kids Table where the little ones can do some supervised arts and crafts while you chow down in peace.

The Black Dog

432 user reviews 4

The Black Dog is a venue that's firmly rooted in Vauxhall's history. Based in the former residence of a glass factory, the venue is now a family-friendly pub that draws in revellers from all over with its stellar selections of craft beers, real ales and fine wines - keep an eye out for the gorgeous stained-glass window behind the bar.

People's Park Tavern

298 user reviews 4

This Victoria Park pub is a real gem in the heart of East London; perfect for a full Sunday Roast with all the trimmings after last night's booze up, or even for a family orientated late afternoon relaxing session. They offer a menu of meaty delights, which you can enjoy in the warmth and cosiness of their quirky indoors seating, or if the weather holds up, in their massive beer garden. 

The Cyclist

149 user reviews 4

Head down to Balham favourite The Cyclist as they serve up a killer roast every Sunday in London. With a delicious array of meat and vegan roasts available, they're a top spot if you're looking to soothe your hungover soul with roast spuds, Yorkies and fresh veg.

The White Bear

429 user reviews 4

Having been created in 1780, just as the British lost their grip on the American colonies, the White Bear on Kennington Park Road is full of vintage antiques, and the walls are covered in grainy photographs and satirical newspaper cartoons. Come Sunday, roast dinners are all the talk about town. With beef, chicken and rolled pork belly all available, each is served with mouth-watering sides, light Yorkshire puddings and delicious roast vegetables.

The Heathcote and Star

328 user reviews 5

You're in the more than capable hands of We Serve Humans when it comes to Sunday roasts at The Heathcote and Star in Leyton (order the cauliflower cheese and thank us later). Add in ping pong tables, craft beer and Insta-worthy decor, and that's your weekend in East London sorted.