As England’s pubs reopen this week, here’s a look at its best spots for a mean Sunday roast
For Londoners, Sundays mean a late start and, traditionally, a roast – not brunch. Sunday roasts (or “Sunday lunch”) are a quintessential British tradition; its star dish: the roasted meat served with crispy potatoes, fresh greens, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Here are the best spots in London for a scrumptious – and sumptuous – feast.
1. The Quality Chop House, Farringdon
This showcase for British ingredients has a top Sunday menu too (three courses for £35, or RM188). Start with crab and fennel, followed by a roast meat, fish or vegetarian main and a traditional pudding.thequalitychophouse.com
2. The Hero of Maida, Maida Vale
The scrumptious offerings at The Hero of Maida are more refined than your typical pub roast, but everything is present and correct. Plus, if you go with a friend or two, there are joints to share, whether it’s roast chicken and bread sauce or treacle- cured chateaubriand.
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3. Blacklock, Soho and Shoreditch
You’ll have to book for the coal- and oak-roasted meats at Blacklock, but it’s worth it for the “all in” option with all the trimmings: duck-fat potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and their famous bone-marrow gravy.
4. Lagom at Hackney Church Brew Co, Hackney
It’s Sunday service with a difference at this community brewery in Hackney: a leisurely roast cooked over coals. Charred and smoked vegetable sides are a standout, and pie for pudding.
This story originally appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of Going Places magazine.