Something of a hidden gem on Brixton's Acre Lane, join an in-the-know crowd for one of the Beast's banging Sunday lunches. Homely is stamped all over this South London pub, from wooden floorboards to a roast potato that's nearly as good as your mum's.
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.
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.
If you find yourself hungry in Angel come Sunday afternoon, make for Upper Street where the Upper House is serving up the goods. Get stuck into heaving plates of chicken, pork or cauliflower, complete with roasties, Yorkshire pud and delicious gravy.
The Roebuck in Hampstead is a friendly gastro pub that perfectly blends the peculiar with tradition. Decorated with colourful wall hangings and lounge furniture, the revolving food menu features a range of traditional gastro pub treats.
Along with their sister venue in Shoreditch, Jones Family Project is a top-notch spot for high quality and delicious meat - that extends to their legendary Sunday roast. With an outside terrace when the weather's sunny, try this Victoria restaurant for a smart West London option.
Not a million miles from Crystal Park, The Faber Fox has is bringing neighbourhood vibes to South London. The pub is on the more affordable scale of roasts, with two courses coming in at £20, or three for £25. And if you're a sports fan, there's screens dotted about for you to catch the action.
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 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.
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.
Moments from London Fields and Broadway Market, Martello Hall is an all-day, all-night sort of venue that serves homely Italian plates and refreshing drinks. On Sundays they take things up a notch, with Sunday roasts, bottomless bar and jazz in the evenings.
From the team behind The Draft House, The Tankard is a historic spot that adds cracking craft beer to their London Sunday roast offering. Grab a spot on the roof terrace, which overlooks the Imperial War Museum Grounds, or snuggle up in the stripped-back interiors.
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.
A wine bar serving a slap-up Sunday lunch? That's right, this Southwark spot is all about the delicious food and wine, in charming surroundings. A labrynth of bars and dining rooms, you might just be enchanted by the stunning interiors and relaxing ambience.
Not far from the Barbican, The Jugged Hare is a traditional pub and tavern, that's keeping things a little different with their Sunday roast in London. Sure, you could stick the traditional roast - or you could try the eponymous jugged hare dish, a goat curry, or even beef kidneys.
With award-winning design, No 29 Power Station West is one hell of a sexy spot. Located in Battersea Power Station, the slick restaurant is an interior designer's dream, with plush blue velvet booths, neon signs and views over South London. If you're not already in love, then the roast chicken with truffled cabbage will win you over.
Head to Forest Hill as The Honor Oak pub add a little something extra to their mouth-wateringly good Sunday roast. With piles of roasted potatoes, tonnes of veg, and lashings of gravy, their carvery is epic - make things bigger with a 3-person sharing chicken. Add in live jazz and a jam session in the evening and you've got a perfect Sunday.
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.
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.
Easily one of the most musical Sunday roasts in London, Boisdale of Canary Wharf presents its Swinging Jazz Lunch, an afternoon of slow-cooked beef rib and some of the finest jazz classics to tap your toes along to.
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.
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.
Get down to Greenwich, where Davy's Wine Vaults is supplying the south with mouth-watering dishes and equally quaffable wines. Work your way through the wine cellar (there's over 100 bottles!) as you tuck into a traditional Sunday roast at this modern day boozer.
Looking for an exceptional Sunday roast in South London? Look no further than The Market Porter, which places classic British and modern European fare at the centre of things. For total enjoyment, pair with one of their impressive ale selection and nestle into the rustic interiors.
Home to one of London's finest roast dinners, Paradise By Way of Kensal Green is all about the weekend treats with a stunning line up of roasts to choose from, including mushroom wellington and crispy pork belly, and a great selection of craft beers and wines to sip on.
One for you cool kids, Jones & Sons in Dalston is set in a former textiles factory and stuffed with Skandi-inspired pieces. When it comes to meat, they source from Well Street Butchers, meaning you can guarantee excellent quality with your roast chicken.
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.
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.
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.
There's few things better than a Sunday roast with your flat mates, so make sure the quality's up to scratch with Little Blue Door, your flat-away-from-flat, where you can feast on a traditional Sunday roast, enjoy great drinks, all while appreciating those flat vibes.
Head over to Battersea this Sunday for the chance to dig into one of the best roast dinners in South London. Fronting rare breed beef, pork belly, corn-fed chicken, vegan roasts and, of course, all the trimmings, this sleek pub and restaurant is all about giving you those home comforts with a little extra luxury.
Beer can chicken? Mouthwatering vegan parcels? Slow-roasted pork belly? Head to Highbury where the Brewhouse & Kitchen is cooking up a delicious roast menu each and every Sunday. Paired with cocktails, ciders, ales, IPAs and more, you can't go wrong with this one.
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.
An East London gem, The Coach & Horses is a recently refurbished space that comes with a fine-ding chef. Expect homely pub touches with lots of polished wood and old features, alongside a smart menu that brings British dining to the forefront.
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.
The Cat and Mutton are treating the good folk of London to a real people pleaser. With the view that Sundays are for two things - roasts and hangovers - they bring you the Sunday Recovery Session. Allowing you to plop on a sofa, mainline a bloody mary and indulge in an absolute feast of a roast, you won't be seen anywhere else come Sunday.
In need of some decent Sunday scran in south London? We've got just the thing. Head to this Peckham boozer for sustainably-sourced British produce. Think veggie roasts and meaty dishes served with all the trimmings and ice cold pints.
The Mall Tavern is known, among other things, for being good at both beer and their delicious British dishes. Sample some of their 28 taps on tap, serving both local brewers and those from around the world, and tuck into a Sunday roast made from the freshest ingredients for the ultimate satisfaction this Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.