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 15th August 2018




Offering one of the best Sunday roasts in central London, The Marquis of Westminster roast dinner experience offers your choice of beef, lamb, pork belly, chicken or cheesy nut roast, complete with duck fat potatoes and all the trimmings.

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Easily one of the best 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.

The Flask

75 user reviews 4

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.

Spread Eagle

191 user reviews 5

Hidden amongst the hustle and bustle of Camden, Spread Eagle is a vibrant Victorian pub that's perfect for a catch up with mates or a laid-back after work drink. The simple decor clashes with the brightly-coloured furniture to create both a traditional and quirky vibe inside. On top of that, the chefs pull out all the stops on a Sunday to create a roast-dinner feast capable of competing with any. 

The Mall Tavern

407 user reviews 5

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.

The Bull & Gate

244 user reviews 4

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.

Hand Of Glory

28 user reviews 4

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 Narrow Boat

269 user reviews 4

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 Star by Hackney Downs

84 user reviews 4

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? 

The Cow - Geronimo Inns

351 user reviews 4

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 Drift

149 user reviews 4

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 Folly

391 user reviews 4

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. 

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 Devonshire

10 user reviews 3

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.

The White Bear

197 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. 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 Crown - Geronimo Inns

95 user reviews 4

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. 

The Lamb

144 user reviews 4

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. 

People's Park Tavern

153 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. 

Richard The First

97 user reviews 4

Richard The First in Greenwich is a cosy pub that's famous for its stunning beer garden and carefree approach to things. The bar is stocked with all the usual suspects, alongside a range of local ales and craft beers. Better still, the food menu completes the homely feel of this pub, serving traditional dishes that we've all grown up eating. Anyone for a Sunday roast? 

The Little Blue Door

75 user reviews 5

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.

The Jam Tree Chelsea

23 user reviews 4

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...

The Green Man

12 user reviews 4

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.

The Black Dog

202 user reviews 5

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.  

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. 

The Duke's Head Putney

252 user reviews 4

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. 

The Botanist

4 user reviews 5

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 Roebuck

135 user reviews 4

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. Head down on a weekend and tuck into a hearty Sunday roast, featuring seasoned cuts of meat, fresh vegetables and explode-off-the-tongue gravy.  

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. 

The Old Queen's Head

25 user reviews 4

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.

 

The Imperial Arms

157 user reviews 4

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.