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 25th May 2017
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.
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.
Hailed by many as Fulham's 'Village Pub', there's no better place for a Sunday roast in London than at The Rose. Booked out in a flash and heralded for its nod to British flavours, this is a roast dinner that promises only the finest ingredients and hearty portions.
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.
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.
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.
London Bridge may be a hot destination for commuting, but it's also a hot destination for roast dinners. Not only can you indulge in some of the finest cuts of beef sirloin and goose fat potatoes, Tanner & Co offer a bottomless option for those looking to pair with drinks.
Rotorino is putting their delicious Italian take on Sunday Roast. Head to the Dalston spot to munch on homemade pasta and wood-grilled fish and meats for an East London Sunday lunch that will leave you more than satisfied.
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.
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.
Celebrating all the beauty of the traditional weekend roast dinner, Hanger SW6 open their doors every Sunday to London's many food enthusiasts. Serving each guest a hearty cut of steak, cooked over coals and served with roast trimmings, and a traditional British dessert, guests are guaranteed to leave this West London venue with a smile on their face and a belly full of delicious grub.
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.
Despite having been a favourite for London's Highwaymen in centuries gone by, the Green Man in Putney Heath is now a warm, welcoming venue in South London. With the finest cuts of British meat on offer and a handful of traditional recipes on show, guests will be able to enjoy all their favourite gastro pub cuisine; expect ale battered fish and chips and homely roast dinners come Sunday. The bar is stocked full with everything you'd expect to find in a traditional British pub; some of the city's most famous breweries have their finest craft beers and flavoursome real ales on show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anyone considering a Sunday roast in the City should have Jugged Hare at the top of their dining list. Heralded for their roster of game inspired bites and seasonal British plates, these are some of the biggest, and most certainly some of the best in London.
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. Head down on the weekend and enjoy a belly-filling Sunday roast created by the expert chefs in the kitchen.
Where’s the best place to have your Sunday roast in London? A pub that welcomes each of its guests like they’re a regular, even if they’re new. The Colton Arms will fill your roast dinner-needing belly, give you a pint of beer and let the conversation flow like you’ve been there your entire life.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Based in North West London, Royal Oak is a family-friendly pub that was built with those lazy weekends in mind. Head down on a Sunday and make the most of their stunning roast dinner, accompanied with a few bloody marys and fun board games.
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.
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 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 Spread Eagle Croydon not only plays host to some great theatre, comedy and film in their very own playhouse, they also have one of the best Sunday lunches in Croydon. And if the traditional roast doesn’t quite suit you, they also have tonnes of homemade pies made with the finest ingredients, featuring tasty twists on traditional recipes.
When it comes to a classic roast dinner in London, there's a name in Westminster that's gathered up the best gravy, vegetables and meat in the business to give you just that. From piled-high plates to classic flavours, The Loose Box does this British staple proud.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 trimmings, these piled high plates will satisfy any Sunday scoffing. Need an alternative? Why not try Star of Kings instead?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...