The Best Roasts in London

Nothing soaks up a heavy night like a big fat roast


Hawksmoor Air Street

The King of all roasts! These guys are the biggest meatheads in town which means that the Hawksmoor roast is probably the best the goddamn city’s got to offer. They cook their beef on charcoal and serve it with duck fat potatoes, bone marrow and all the rest of that roast-y goodness but if you’re feeling less carnivorous then this Hawksmoor specialises in seafood so take a look at those lobsters. By all means, whatever part of town you’re in, hit up the nearest Hawksmoor for total roast perfection.

5a Air Street, London, W1J 0AD 

Sea Containers 

We’re talking Clay Oven Roasted Leg of Lamb with mint yoghurt and coriander seeds and a f*ckton of crispy roast potatoes, steaming veg, meaty gravy, the works. Plus you’ll be right on the Southbank… insane riverside view, tick. Post lunch stroll when you feel like you’re gonna explode, tick.

20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD


Our favourite place for a chops fix, the guys at Blacklock are now taking on Sunday roasts. Built above their in-house charcoal grill is a meat suspension bridge that slow-roasts whole cuts of beef rib, middlewhite pork and Cornish lamb legs served alongside massive yorkshires, duck fat roast potatoes and marrow gravy all for just £20! Sip on Bloody Marys, Breakfast Martinis and cold-pressed juices with mini gin bottles too. Sundays never tasted so good. 

24 Great Windmill St, London W1D 7LG

The Game Bird at The Stafford Hotel

Who doesn't love a Game Bird, that's what we say - especially ones that are tucked inside ultra-elegant five-star hotels & serve the kinda roast dinner Her Majesty would be happy with (she's practically a neighbour). The space is gloriously chic (opulent adornments in a relaxed environment is just our Sunday vibe) and their Bloody Marys are on point. But it's the three-course roast menu you're here for - or take a gander at their British classics. The Beef Wellington is a thing of pure perfection.

16-18 St James's Pl, St. James's, London SW1A 1NJ

Dean Street Townhouse 

This is the place for simple straightforward feeding. Soho on a Sunday is a whole different vibe to any other day; it drops the weekday hardcore hustle and late night debauchery and, just like us, spends the whole of Sunday recovering. They keep it pretty simple at the Townhouse with straightforward beef or chicken which is pretty perfect for hungover days when you need to keep the energy levels to a minimum. Two courses are only £24 too so it’s winning all ‘round.

69 – 71 Dean Street, London, W1D 3SE


Corrigan’s Mayfair

Hit this place after a brisk walk in Hyde Park; it’s got a mean roast that isn’t all about the meat. With beef and lamb on the menu they’ve got some great variety and for those feeling fishy you can order up hake, cod or brill instead. They have the perfect Bloody Mary and a great wine list too. Also, their exceptional sommelier advocates free pouring, our hero!

28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7EH 

Riding House Cafe

Banging brunch meets Sunday lunch . These guys do a serious brunch/lunch all rolled into one, It’s the perfect spot to kick back in if you’ve decided to brave the hectic hoards on Oxford Street. They’ve got roast chicken for two and a rib of beef as well as small plates, salads and soups which we’d just eat as extra sides - poutine chips? Hello! If you’re feeling the effects of last night’s booze, we say just get back on it and order up one of their four Negroni options.

43-51 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PQ 

Coq D'argent

Perched on the roof of No. 1 Poultry is this City brasserie doing Sunday lunch proper. Whether you want a traditional roast or something a bit more adventurous, they've got you covered. We're talking roasted leg of lamb, Yorkshire pudding, roast veg, rosemary and garlic sauce; corn-fed chicken supreme, Gruyere cheese and black truffles, artichoke and celeriac puree and Cep risotto, artichoke, mascarpone and parmesan crisp. Noice.

1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ


The Albion 

This beautiful Georgian building draped with wisteria and weeping willow houses a roast of champions. Literally. It’s won awards. Their lamb rump, pork belly, fore rib and whole Sasso chicken are all kindsa good but we’re desperate for a chance to round up 15 people order their whole roast suckling goddamn pig. Yeah, baby. 

10 Thornhill Road, London N1 1HW

Pig & Butcher 

It's all about in-house butchery and bigass sharers at this place and with a name like that there’s gotta be some good meat on the menu, right? Not only do they butcher all their own meat on site but they’re big into brining, braising, smoking and curing. All their veg is fresh from Kent and their fish swims in from the south coast, if you want quality then you’ll get it here. Share a Special Reserve chicken for two or go big with a 35-day aged roasted Hereford sirloin. Your veggie mates won’t be disappointed either, their roasted Potimarron squash and poached egg could tempt the most hungry of carnivores. 

80 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 0QD

Red Lion & Sun 

This pub is surrounded by so much greenery that you’ll probably rock up after a lengthy walk with mud on your shoes and someone else’s dog in tow. Luckily, pups are welcome. Their roast is mega with loads to choose from braised lamb shank to a veggie nut roast, you can even get it all to take away if the hangover’s *that* bad. Booking is essential. You have been warned. 

25 North Road, Highgate Village, London N6 4BE

The Princess of Wales 

Calling the people of Primrose Hill. Passing this pub on a Sunday is like passing an actual people magnet - you’ll be pulled inside before you know it. Not only do they have a jazz band tapping their toes for the afternoon, but you can hang downstairs in the bar, fill your face on the second floor and then, weather permitting natch, freshen up in their little garden (complete with original Banksy, y’know). Their food is all locally sourced and tastes amazing so take a wander around Primrose Hill then finish off here before the Monday fear hits. 

22 Chalcot Road, London NW1 8LL

The Bull & Last 

Taxidermy and trimmings. If you’re on the hunt for British pub grub at its best then this is your spot. Work up a sweat on Parliament Hill and make your way here where a taxidermy moose and bull hang high above the punters down below. Lunch here will last you the day, especially if you squeeze in some starters first - you should. Their roast sirloin and roast pork belly come with more than your average trimmings, and the veggie option of sheep’s cheese gnocchi is damn good too. It’s time to go big. 

168 Highgate Road, London NW5 1QS


The Crooked Well 

Probably the most famous roast south of the river, you’ve gotta be really dedicated to this cause ‘cos you need to book in mega advance or be prepared to queue. But with brick walls, low lighting and proper gastro pub vibes as well as chunky cuts of beef, all the trimmings and epic meaty homemade gravy, it’s totally worth the wait. Make sure you check out their ‘secret mix’ Bloody Marys too, it just wouldn’t be Sunday without one.

16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY


The Trinity 

Somewhere along the line this place has been voted ‘Best Sunday Lunch’ so it’s definitely worth getting to. Not just any old roast, their organic rump of beef is totally killer, as is the leg of lamb and chicken with trimmings to die for. The veggie Wellington and butternut risotto has got it going on for those herbivore mates too. This isn’t your chill and fill your face kinda place though, the glasses are polished and napkins are pressed. This treat is not one to drag the hangover crew to. 

202-206 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JX

House of Tippler 

Fancy Manhattans with your mutton?  With a helping hand from Tim Maddams (the dude from River Cottage) team Tippler rustle up a damn good roast in that neighbourhood cocktail joint of theirs. We’re talking pork belly with crackling, topside of beef or a mix of both when you just want damn well everything. Chuck in a roasted vegetable pithivier to keep the veggies happy and stick around for the desserts. Wash it all down with South London’s best Manhattan. Sundays don’t get much better than this. 

123 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8HU

Powder Keg 

PKD are all about British produce so you know their roast is gonna be epic. You can take your pick from sirloin of beef with creamed horseradish, slow roasted pork belly, rosemary and garlic lamb or roast chicken with bacon crisp and bread sauce as well as a shallot tartlet for veggies; all ridiculously good and only £20 for two courses. Team it up with a damn good beer or one of their many cocktails - Tequila Maria, come at us - and you’ve won Sunday. 

147 St. Johns Hill, London SW11 1TQ

The Avalon 

Clapham’s still got it. You’re gonna need to get here early to score a table because this is where most of Clapham comes to pig out. Serving up all the usual mega suspects like roast beef, pork belly and chicken with bread sauce alongside some epic trimmings but they’ve also got burgers, steaks and pizzas for those mates who aren’t feeling a roast. Get involved in the cocktail menu or order up a bottle of wine and if you’re lucky you’ll snag a seat by the fire. 

16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB

The Calf 

Board games? Check. Booze? Check. Yorkshire puddings so big you could wear them as a hat? Check. The Calf in pretty Clapham Old Town ticks all the boxes. For bigass roasts of beef, pork and chicken, parsnip nut roasts and Bloody Marys to spice up your life, this place is a popular haunt for couples and groups of scrabble-lovin’ mates. Bring your dog and score the armchairs by the bar or take a huge group and reserve a long table in the back room. Best bit? They serve roasts all damn day, ideal for sleeping off the hangover post-gravy fix. 

87 Rectory Grove, London SW4 0DR

The Palmerston 

The roasts here are award-winning and totally repping all the British seasonal ingredients that you want for a heartwarming feeding. All family vibes (you are in Dulwich after all) cosy fireplaces and fine Sunday dining, the Yorkshires in particular are outta this world and if you’re here for the booze good luck navigating that wine list. Less hangover central, more gourmet feasting, the food here is worth dropping the extra cash. 

91 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8EP 

The Canton Arms

This Sunday sesh bolthole is a 10-minute walk from Stockwell tube, this place does a mean Sunday session. You can’t make a booking but the wait is softened by their Bloody Marys. It’s full of south London families and groups of mates so it’s all local, friendly, lazy Sunday vibes. Serving up either chicken, lamb, beef or pork to a pretty damn high standard and some great plates to share, the only difference between the roast here and cooking up a banging one at home is you have to pay up at the end - but when the food is this good it’s worth every penny. 

117 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1XP


Mama Shelter Shoreditch

Want a roast with the most? And seriously, we mean the most you can handle, cos this baby is all you can eat. Yep, you heard right. For less than £30 you can enjoy a starter, as much of your main course as you'd like & then - if you've been sensible & left room - a dessert as well. Main choices include crispy pork belly, beef wellington or butternut & goat's cheese pie. All served with Yorkshire pudding, roasties, cauliflower cheese, greens & gravy, obvs. Slipped into a Sunday food coma? Never fear, Mama Shelter is also a hotel with casual, no-fuss room so if you really need a snooze it's just a case of heading upstairs...

437 Hackney Rd, London E2 8PP

The Gun

With a wicked live band playing some proper swing music, this place really gets going on a Sunday. It's pub meets chic bistro, with gorge copper piping bringing you a wicked selection of beers. But it's the roasts you're here for, and while you could plonk for just one meat, you know BarChick doesn't do things by halves. Nah, you want The Feast to share. It's £20 per person and covers it all. We're talking a full spread of slow roast rib of beef, herb roasted chicken and slow roast lamb shoulder served within a large yorkie pud with all the trimmings and PROPER gravy.

54 Brushfield St, Spitalfields, London E1 6AG

The Hemingway

This place is nearly always booked up for a roast so make sure you get in there quick. It’s decked out with some cool furniture; art deco mirrors sit alongside buffalo horns. Their roast is just what the doctor ordered on a Sunday, their Scotch eggs are a must and with most of the meat coming from the green fields of Devon, you can expect the perfect grub.

84 Victoria Road, London, E9 7JL // From 12-9pm

The Royal Oak

Columbia Road ain’t just about flowers.  Sundays at Columbia Road Flower Market wouldn’t be complete without a dip into The Royal Oak, bang smack in the thick of it all. The fun bit is getting busy downstairs but no one likes an elbow in their face when they’re eating… head upstairs for less noise and a feast! Designed for “those who dine in packs”, you can order up a whole chicken, lamb shoulder or sirloin so round up your mates, it’s feeding time.

73 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG 

Jones & Sons

Deep in Dalston you’ll find this old Victorian textile factory that now houses Jones & Sons. If you want a piece of their roast action, you gotta book ahead; this place is popular and not just with the trendy East End crew. People are rolling in for all over town to get their hands on the roast here. Order up and you’ll see why.

23-27 Arcola St, London E8 2DJ 


Saatchi Gallery Bar & Brasserie by Searcys

Kicked back with some Sunday culture at the Saatchi Gallery & keen for some nourishment? Hey, museums give us the munchies too. You're in luck - Saatchi Gallery Bar & Brasserie by Searcys have an epic roast dinner that showcases the very of autumnal British ingredients. Tuck into Slow roast quarter Suffolk Chicken and Aged Hereford Sirloin, or plump for the vegan option of Smoked Aubergine caviar with braised Puy lentils. Don't miss the starters - the smoked salmon is presented as beautifully as some of the art in the gallery. There's also live jazz nights at the weekend along with a gold-leaf cocktail special - well, you are in Chelsea dhaling. The space is relaxed yet stylish, the food is delicious & the staff are all super friendly. A masterpiece of a Sunday roast, if you ask us.

90 Duke Of York Square, King's Rd, London SW3 4RY

The Hero of Maida

It’s all gravy, baby. In its own words, “this is a pub worth travelling for”, and we can’t help but to agree with it. This five-storey Victorian pub happily lends itself to any occasion, from settling in at the bar with a pint (or even a cocktail), to enjoying a formal dinner with friends in the restaurant upstairs. Whatever your flex, it’ll do you proud but it’s their Sunday roast that we book in for. From lamb, to pork, to beef rump with seasonal roasted veg, potatoes, puddings and crazy good gravy, it truly is a roast of champions. We dream about that gravy.

55 Shirland Road, London, W9 2JD 

Princess Victoria

What used to be a Victorian gin palace is now Uxbridge Road’s best spot to hit if you’re roast hungry on a Sunday. They have over 400 wines to choose from, a cigar and wine shop, a herb garden courtyard and some seriously good food. They’ve got beef, pork belly, lamb and roasted poussin all served with dripping roast potatoes and hella good veg. If you’ve still got room after that, hit the cheeseboard, sticky toffee pudding or gelato. There’s always room for gelato.

217 Uxbridge Rd, London, W12 9DH

The Scarsdale Tavern

Location-wise this spot is perfect if you’re jamming in some Sunday shopping/Whole Foods perving as it’s only two minutes from High St Ken. Down one of the quieter streets, this pub’s the one literally covered in greenery. Inside it’s all rearing horses framed by heavy gold frames, chunky tables and a crowd that lunches here on the reg. They don’t serve the world’s best roast but what does appear from the kitchen will fill you to the brim and satisfy your Sunday hunger cravings.

23a Edwardes Square, London, W8 6HE 

The Idle Hour

This is one for the Barnes locals.  Hidden down a small alley in the far away hideout that is Barnes, it’s the locals’ best kept secret. Of the many clocks that line the walls, there is not one that tells the right time so you can lose a couple of hours here. The roast is a big event for these guys (as are the burgers, but that’s another story); they make sure their meat is from one of the best butchers in town. The choice is either a whole roast chicken or a roasted leg of lamb served with goose fat potatoes, veg and gravy. For a minimum of two people, rally your pals and get carving.

62 Railway Side, Barnes, London, SW13 0PQ

The Harwood Arms

If your name’s not down, you’re not coming in. It’s no secret that the Harwood Arms does a banging roast, so make sure you book ahead because rocking up on a Sunday, mates and hangovers in tow, is not gonna go down. The Sunday menu changes with the chef and the season but whatever’s on the menu will come with a side of the whole shebang whether you’re into meat, fish or just banging veg.

Walham Grove, London, SW6 1QP 

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