The Best Sunday Roast in London

Roast beef or lamb? Rare or medium rare? Extra gravy?

A Sunday roast is a classic British tradition, where everyone has an opinion on how to make the perfect dish.

Here is a list of some of our favourite Sunday roasts in London.


Hawksmoor has built a reputation for being one of London’s best steakhouses.

The original restaurant opened in Spitalfields in 2006 and since then, the team has opened five more restaurants across London and one in Manchester.

Hawksmoor Sunday Roast

Hawksmoor serves up rump of Longhorn, which is cooked to a rosy medium rare and charred on the outside.

The meat is served with an enormous Yorkshire pudding, duck fat roast potatoes, carrots, greens and lashings of bone marrow and onion gravy.


For one day a week, chops are off the menu at Soho chop specialist Blacklock, with the menu being devoted to a Sunday roast.

Choose beef, lamb, pork or “all-in”, a combination of the three, with a large sharing plate overflowing with meat and all the trimmings.

Blacklock Sunday Roast

Additional sides include cauliflower cheese and minted peas and horseradish, but save space for the signature dessert of white chocolate cheesecake served family-style at the table.

Blacklock features in our guide to the best restaurants in Soho.

The Coach, Clerkenwell 

Roasts at The Coach include a 48 day aged grilled côte de boeuf, grilled porterhouse steak, and a seven hour roast shoulder of lamb, all served with duck fat roast potatoes, roasted carrots, greens and leek gratin.

The Coach Clerkenwell Sunday Roast

The Coach gets the balance of proper pub and great food just right.

The Marksman, Hackney

The Marksman is a ‘proper pub’ with an excellent food offering in Hackney.

The Marksman, Hackney

Sunday lunch is a very reasonable £33 for 2 courses with main including whole roast chicken, Hereford T-Bone and a chicken, leek and tarragon pie, all to share.

The Coal Rooms, Peckham

Housed in the former Peckham Rye train station ticket office, The Coal Rooms is a refined yet relaxed bar, restaurant and café launched by Sam Bryant, formerly of the Smokehouse.

the Coal Rooms Peckham

The menu is a selection of meat and fish dishes cooked over a charcoal grill and oven:

Dry aged duck breasts, roasted cod heads and 40 day-aged sirloin and rib, all accompanied by a selection of unusual house sauces including red eye gravy, crab apple jelly, and greengage and mead ketchup.

Vinoteca City

Inspired by the wine bars of Spain and Italy, Vinoteca has a number of bars across London that serve simple dishes made with fresh seasonal produce paired with high quality, characterful wine.

Vinoteca in the City of London

The excellent roasts come with roast potatoes, Chantenay carrots, swede puree, Savoy Cabbage, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.

As you would expect from Vinoteca, the wine list is impressive.

Dean Street Townhouse

Since opening in 2009, Dean Street Townhouse has established itself as a Soho classic.

The restaurant exudes a Soho charm, combining vintage armchairs, cut glass chandeliers and wooden floors and contemporary British art that adorn the walls.

Dean Street Townhouse, Soho

On Sundays, they offer a Sunday roast menu – two courses for £25 and 3 courses for £29, which is excellent value and one of the best places to while away the day.

Choose from Hereford beef or Banham chicken with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese and seasonal vegetable.

The Drapers Arms, Islington

The Drapers Arms in Islington is a neighbourhood pub with a much-coveted terrace and garden.

At the entrance, the atmosphere is bustling and welcoming, with ample beers, ales and ciders on tap for the drinkers, which stand alongside the diners to the sides and upstairs.

Drapers Arms

It is a place where you feel at home immediately. There is a good selection of dishes available on the Sunday lunch menu, but we suggest going for the roast fore rib of beef with all the trimmings to share between 3 or 4.

Corrigan’s Mayfair

Corrigan’s Mayfair on a Sunday is for one thing, and one thing alone: a beautiful, British, Sunday roast. Aged Rib of Beef is wheeled to the table and carved with a princely amount of ceremony.

Corrigan's Mayfair

You’d have to go some way to find a more polished Sunday roast in London.

The Best Sunday Roast in London

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