Looking for a hearty and delicious Sunday roast in London? Look no further than Pillow’s top picks for the best meaty feasts in the city. From the finest cuts of rare breed beef to perfectly crispy roast potatoes and billowing Yorkshire puddings, these restaurants offer the ultimate Sunday dining experience.
Cora Pearl, Covent Garden
Smack bang in the heart of theatreland sits the sister to award-winning Kitty Fisher’s in Mayfair, Cora Pearl is headed up by chef Alex Kalaitzidis and is named after the infamous 19th century courtesan. Serving elevated British comfort food, the roast here is one to savour sat surrounded by the Covent Garden Townhouse, famous for its crispy roast potatoes. Tuck in with a mellow, jazz soundtrack whilst sipping a Bloody Mary and tearing open a billowing Yorkshire pudding.
Address: 30 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8NA
Close by in bustling Soho, Temper is known for its collection of bespoke vibrant smokehouses with open fire pits, but it’s the Sunday lunch we go back for. The beef is rare breed from selected UK farms with high welfare practices and all are grass fed as standard. The restaurant refuses to use any produce that they feel are mass produced or has a large environmental impact. The family style roast is perfect for two people sharing, with the three-beast feast taking the limelight: aged beef roast, roasted pork and smoked lamb shoulder.
Address: 25 Broadwick St, London W1F 0DF
The Castle, Walthamstow
Towards East London, The Castle is a traditional pub in the heart of Walthamstow Village with local ales, fine wines, and of course traditional Roasts every Sunday lunch, stretching into the evening. The Castle is all a good local should be – dog friendly with a snug fire when it’s cold outside and a garden in which to linger on those warm days and long summer evenings.
Address: 15 Grosvenor Rise E, London E17 9LB
The Bull and Last, Highgate
With menus tailored appropriately to season and availability, The Bull and Last focuses on the highest quality of produce, cooked with care. Think roast lamb rump served with mint Relish, sat beside seasonal greens, fluffy roast potatoes and the staple Yorkshire pudding. Can we get some extra-cheesy cauliflower cheese to go with that?
Address:168 Highgate Rd, London NW5 1QS
Set in an old furniture factory in the heart of London’s East End, near to Old Street and Shoreditch High Street, Blacklock offers a heady mix of beef, lamb and pork roasts with all the trimmings. If you’ve had a big Saturday or need a little booster to kickstart your Sunday, begin with a breakfast Martini or Beefy Mary and prepare for a piled-up Sunday roast with whole joints roasted over open coals and English oak the traditional way. Served with Yorkshire pudding, duck fat-roast potatoes, a selection of seasonal vegetables and an unsparing amount of Blacklock Gravy.
Address: 28-30 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DZ