Sunday Roast Pubs in London
Sunday roast pubs in London are perfect for some family time and for the rest of us to get over the heavy boozy weekend. Traditional home-cooked style roasts are advertised in many pubs in London. There are loads of them! How do you pick which gastro pub or traditional pub to have a Sunday lunch at? Well now you don't need go through the overwhelming range because here are DesignMyNight's recommended London pubs for a slap-up meal. If you're one of the few lucky ones who've already found your favourite Sunday roast pub in London, then here are some new ones that may also tickle your fancy.
Last updated on 27th October 2016
Wondering where you can get a Sunday roast in Chelsea? Hello, The Phoenix. A quirky gastropub with a few colourful and quirky streaks, pop down to Smith Street and survey a menu featuring roasted meats with all the trimmings. Obviously you’ll need to save some room for pud - you can’t miss out on a line-up of apple crumble, Eton mess and sticky toffee pudding - and there’s a drinks list featuring great ales, wines and Bloody Mary’s if you fancy a drink or two.
Jam Tree Chelsea's culinary experts really come into their element at the weekend, when they cook up their renowned roast dinners. Their Roast Rib, Beef or Roasted Corn Fed Chicken comes complete with Yorkshire Puddings, roast potatoes, broccoli, Pigs in Blankets, parsnips and is topped off with lashings of Rich Wine Gravy. Hungry yet? Us too...
This Kings Cross pub is a hub of entertainment, good beers and even better foods. Serving up a traditional Sunday Roast spread, The Star of Kings boast what Brits love the most. There's always something going on at this hangout, whether it be live music, quizzes, DJs or Karaoke so get your Sunday fix of meat and gravy at this lovely pub.
Headed on down to the beaming lights of Battersea this weekend and in search of the ultimate, Sunday dinner dose? Get your lips locked around the gastro fare at The Duke of Cambridge for a top Sunday roast in London.
How about munching down on a great quality, well executed roast whilst looking out at the spectacular Olympic Park? Sounds like a pretty cool experience doesn't it! Add in some awesome craft beers and a quirkily rustic setting, and you've got an unmissable experience. Better get down there this Sunday then...
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.
Offering its special brand of light and easy charm to classy Chelsea, The Surprise extends a warm welcome to passers by and weary wanderers. The inviting glass visage promises hearty roasts, plump sofas, quirky details and an endlessly warm ambience. Known for using the best produce to concoct the most satisfying pub grub, Sunday at The Surprise is sure to become a firm favourite in your weekly calender.
Beautifully decorated and with bagfuls of character, The Crown is a pub in Battersea that has something special about it. The walls are covered in vintage photographs and the elegant bar is full of all your favourite locally sourced beers and ales. Enhancing the venue's homely character, the chefs have worked tirelessly to produce an exquisite menu full of incredible burgers and fantastic roast dishes. Where better to spend your lazy weekends?
Looking for a roast steaming with London pride and loaded with traditional flavours? Head down to The Admiralty for an unforgettable roast in the HMS Victory steeped interior, clad with decking, balconies, rich woods and leather booths. Ahoy, matey.
Sundays at The Coborn are all about keeping it super-low key. A classic pub tucked away amidst the pretty Victorian terraces of Bow’s Coborn Road, take your time over Aberdeen Angus rump of beef, half a roast chicken, rare breed pork loin or a beetroot, fennel and mixed nut roast.
The Gorringe Park Pub fronts a little bit of everything; from uniquely themed dining rooms to a large beer garden, quiz nights to the best in craft beer; but one thing they're really known for is their Sunday roasts. Head over every week for delicious meats, fluffy Yorkshires and Bloody Marys to boot.
Three Compasses is a charming pub on Dalston Lane that doesn't conform to what you'd typically expect from a popular pub in zone two. It isn't a super-chic hipster parade with a microbrewery and a room for stroking cats; it takes a much more simple approach. This super-friendly pub focuses on providing a chilled-out space for you to tuck into a cracking Sunday roast and wash it all down with a pint of the finest ale.
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.
Roast dinners at The Flask are probably best enjoyed in the conservatory; the relaxed space where conversation flows and natural light floods in from above. All of the roasted meats are served alongside goose fat roasties, veggies, Yorkshire Pudding and gravy, and if you can’t make up your mind, go for the Chef’s Roast - a trio of beef, pork and chicken breast for just £20.
Whether you're trying to fend off a nasty hangover or just fancy a good feed, The Crown is the ideal spot for a roast. Positioned just beside Victoria park, perhaps go for a Sunday morning potter with a big plate of grub and a pint as your reward? Charmingly decorated with whitewashed walls, bookcases, stunning chandeliers and eccentric bits and bobs, there is also a spacious terrace to hang out in.
Get down to The Star of Bethnal Green for a tasty dose of your ritual Sunday Roast. Pick your meaty champ and help yourself to all the trimmings (of course). This will be one end of week feasting session where you'll find yourself suitably food comatosed. Fill your boots on their hearty grub and cruise the bar for some crafty beer booze at this East End resident.
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. This is the place to go to enjoy good music, delicious American style food and affordable drinks. The highlight of this pub though is by far the impressive Sunday Roast menu which features lots of different dishes to satisfy all needs and desires.
Located on a historic site just off the High Street (a pub has stood here since the 19th century), The Clayton Arms offers a traditional and indulgent Sunday pub lunch to the people of Peckham. Brunch includes two hours of bottomless drinks for £15 or you could come after 1pm, when head chef Simon Williams cooks up a delicious array of roasted meats with all the trimmings. De-lish.
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 after a long walk of the pup outside. 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.
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.
Concentrating on Great British fare with a seasonal twist, The Devonshire serves up one of the best Sunday roasts in Balham. Take your pick between slow-roasted beef sirloin, lemon & thyme half-roasted chicken or Dorset leg of lamb, with a fantastic range of ales, craft beers, spirits and wines to wash it down with and a lovely beer garden to unwind in afterwards if the weather is playing ball.
Forget that work is beckoning you tomorrow by heading to The Drift to relax with a paper in the quirky hidden alcoves as you look out over views of Europe's largest aquarium. Their Sunday Roasts are served right in the centre of the table so you can get all the feel of a home-cooked roast without having to slave away over the stove yourself. Indulge in a glass of wine with your feast or a hot toddy served in a retro thermos flask.
Satisfying the Sunday luncher to great esteem, The Fentiman Arms plates up some mighty meaty offerings to the sweet smells of half a grilled chicken, a roast marinated leg of lamb, hampshire pork belly and a rare roast rump of beef (all including the lustrous trimmings of course). Ooft. What a pubber's paradise.
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. Tucked away from the buzzing streets of Brixton, grab some respite at this secret spot and tuck into a traditional roast with plenty of quirky cocktail creations to wash it down.
Forget having to slave away in the kitchen on your day of rest, and head down to The Folly for their great traditional Sunday roast. Chow down a whole chicken roast with lemon and thyme, rare roast sirloin of British beef, or crisp roast pork belly; all served with beef dripping potatoes, glazed carrots, mashed swede, roast parsnips, buttered greens, red cabbage and Yorkshire pudding. There is also a selection of hot cocktails, fine wine, and premium beer.
Who does the humble roast dinner better than the British pub? Tuck into just that on a jolly down to Battersea as The Lighthouse churns out a stunning selection of gastro inspired plates on a Sunday afternoon. The roast? A stunning mix of seasonal favourites and top fare.
Retire to The Phoenix to discover a world of fresh British classics thrown into the barter alongside a litany of real ales and fine wines. It’s a cosy, comfortable place that attracts an eclectic bunch, especially on Sundays when their delicious Sunday Roast dinner comes out to play.
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.
Known for the legendary roasts come that sacred Sunday ritual, The Print House is a staple in Stratford for comforting dining and British gastronomy. Sitting riverside looking over the Three Mills Wall, this rejuvenated warehouse venue is as laid-back as they come where you'll find their Sundays stormed by hungry, roast-thirsty crowds.
Stop in on Battersea Park’s charming neighbourhood local this Sunday to find The Prince Albert doing what it does best. Out comes their delicious roast dinner offering, with plenty of Bloody Marys to wash it all down with and a cosy fireplace to perch yourself next to once the festival of eating is complete.
With it's roots firmly placed in the early 18th century and with a number of original features still defining the venue, the Lamb is something of an institution in Holborn. The pub's wonderful food menu is full of gastro pub treats and classic British recipes, including freshly made fish & chips and hearty steaks, and the bar is stocked full of all the fine beverages you'd expect to find in a traditional tavern. Head down on a Sunday and be spoilt for choice with the selection of roast dinners on offer.
The traditional and friendly pub, Crutched Friar offers a delicious Sunday roast served from noon - perfect for feeding a hangover or ideal if you can't be bothered with cooking. At the fixed price of £9.45 you can choose from roast topside beef or roast chicken all made from fresh ingredients by a passionate culinary team. Your tasty roast dinner can be enjoyed in the venues great beer garden so you can soak up the sun while you eat.
Lock lips around some of the best gastro grub in the business as Young's promise good ol' fashioned pub grub with a forward thinking, seasonal approach. Head on down to Woolwich for a top Sunday roast at their dashing and ever pretty Guard House.
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. As you'd expect to find in a modern pub, the venue's chef work within the realms of traditional recipes. 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.
Crafty purveyors of all things delicious, those hankering for a Sunday roast in Hackney will be hard pushed to find a competitor against these plates. From dishes of free range pork belly with fennel, and spiced leg of lamb with all the trimming coming in from as little as £13 a pop, these piled high plates will satisfy any Sunday scoffing.
A traditional and welcoming East End pub, The Artillery Arms offers tasty, classic pub food, perfect for those wanting something to line the stomach before a big night. Or for those recovering, this cosy London pub serves up a delicious Sunday roast while you distract your hangover with their cool board games. This pub is a perfect place to sample some real ale in London and chill with mates.
Sunday roasts should be lingered over - devoured in a leisurely fashion in a cosy, tartan and leather clad pub. The Bull takes pride in providing the ideal setting for this most established of English traditions. Dedicate the whole day to the occasion, pick your sofa or armchair, and enjoy! Known for it's seasonal, good quality fodder; you can rest assured that the roasts will be hearty and delicious.
Championing the classic roast dinner on a Sunday set-up, Jackdaw & Star plate up heaps of the meaty good stuff with beef, lamb, pork and chicken all available for your munching pleasure. With Sugarshack behind the kitchen you know it's gonna be a tasty treat plated up and what's even more is the plethora of craft ales they have on tap at the bar! Think Camden Brewery, 5 Points Brewery and Brooklyn Brewery to name but a few.
Much like it's sister venue in Chelsea, Clapham's Jam Tree offers a Sunday roast dinner to be reckoned with. There's Rib, Beef, Roasted Corn Fed Chicken, Leg of Lamb and Slow Roasted Belly of Pork to choose between, and each dish is topped off with all the trimmings and generous helpings of Rich Wine Gravy. A true festival of eating.
A genuinely warm and welcoming pub around the corner from Highbury & Islington station, The Duchess is Angel’s go-to spot when it comes to a roast. They love a lazy Sunday lounging session here, with lots of delicious roasted meats cooked up and enjoyed alongside a Bloody Mary or two. Stick around afterwards to play scrabble and backgammon and soak in those laid-back Sunday afternoon vibes.
There's no better place to spend a lazy Sunday than lodged safely in the corner of a sofa at the delightful Chelsea Ram. Everything about this place invites ease, warmth and relaxation; giving quirky touches at every corner with jaunty wallpaper and vibrant artworks. Peddling contemporary yet classic pub grub, the emphasis remains on the highest quality ingredients executed to perfection. Roast day will be highly anticipated from now on.
Sunday lunch at The White Cross is an event in itself. Come by this gem of a riverside pub and you’ll find all kinds of delicious roasted meats on the menu; we’re talking 21-day aged beef, Dingley Dell pork belly and delicious chicken, all served with goose fat roasties, seasonal veg and, wait for it, double-egg Yorkshire puds. There’s an equally impressive line-up of drinks and great views of the river to boot!
Vowing to stock up your plate with food “prepared with love and attention to detail” is The Old Ship, a grand and historic boozer that’s been serving refreshments on the banks of the Thames since 1722. Secure yourself a riverside table and survey a menu featuring beef brisket, chicken, lamb and pork shoulder - and for goodness sake save some room for the sticky toffee pudding and apple crumble desserts afterwards.
Mix up your Sunday lunch with a Peruvian twist. Mommi in Clapham are putting on a Sunday roast complete with delicious dishes such as roast Achiote Chicken, Andean Herb Chimichurri & 24 Hour Roasted Suckling Pig with Huancaina Salsa. If that weren't tempting enough you can add bottomless wine and Prosecco.
Fancy a Sunday Roast in London somewhere a little different? The Stoke Newington Tea House not only promises delicious traditional roasts every week, you'll also find a secret basement bar, over 100 different types of tea, bespoke cocktails a hearty selection of craft beers.
The Sunday roast is unequivocally British, so why not get it in a truly British London pub? A favourite amongst those in Liverpool Street, head on down for a hearty roast at this wood-clad, traditional boozer alongside dining room and draught beers alike.
Boasting one of the best slap up roast dins south of the river, The Roundhouse in Wandsworth dishes up Victorian charm and architectural heritage to bring you one classic boozer. Go beef, pork belly or half a roasted chicken for your roast ritual of choice and find solace in some homemade goodness.
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.
This beautifully restored Victorian pub sits pretty on King's Road as a charming destination for any London pubbing ventures. Taking on the outfit of a chic, gastro pub The Imperial is both sophisticated and relaxed churning out lovely grub and plenty a pint o' beer. Sink back into rustic interiors and enjoy a dose of British nosh.
Sunday lunch really is an almighty event at Mulberry Bush, a wonderfully inviting gastropub moments from the Southbank. Using nothing but the finest ingredients, the team in the kitchen crack on by serving favourites like the 21-day aged treacle cured sirloin of beef and the slow roasted shoulder of Dorset lamb, all served with goose fat roasties and a double-egg Yorkshire pudding. Absolutely mouth-watering, right? There’s a full menu of main courses and classic plates to consider as well.
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.
This is the perfect place to wallow in gravy come the weekend. In fact, Sundays are reserved for private hire only so you can enjoy a big old knees-up without the unwelcome presence of the general public. Serving good quality, seasonal gastro pub fare; the roasts are well executed and hearty. Surrounded by peculiar and charming little features, this will be a meat and two veg experience a little out of the ordinary.
This Putney favourite does a Sunday Roast that legends are made of. Find your new local wrapped up in this charming beauty of contemporary interiors and classic pubbing ventures. Tuck into one of their hearty Sunday Roasts in London and enjoy all of the trimmings for a special end to your weekend.
The Abbeville is a great Gastro Pub in Clapham serving one of London's best Sunday Roasts. You can have your Sunday roast outside on their terrace or inside by the fireplace. A traditional English pub like the Abbeville is one of the best in London for a traditional British roast.
The Builders Arms in Kensington is an old Georgian gastro pub that’s still going strong. We love devouring our traditional English roast in their beer/dining garden. For a relaxed Sunday Roast with good service in London The Builders Arms is highly recommended.
The Carpenter’s Arms is a traditional English pub where you can enjoy your Sunday roast in their rooftop beer garden. Located near Tottenham Court Road this gastro pub proves you can get an excellent chicken, beef or vegetable roast in central London. It's a Sunday lunch favourite that also stacks plenty of odd and original drinks.