The perfect Sunday roast, and where to find it

We hunt out the very best roast dinners in London

We love a traditional Sunday roast here in the UK. It represents family, friends and loved ones - like no other British meal, although fish and chips is a serious contender. It’s the nation’s number one meal and if you want to fit in with UK culture, you'd better learn to love it too.

For the cook it can be quite a challenge, it comes without instructions, it’s something you learn from generations before you. If you want to avoid slip ups like putting cranberry sauce with beef or serving beef without horseradish and Yorkshire pudding, then our advice is to go out and eat rather than slave away in the kitchen for hours and get it all wrong.

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Rabbit Restaurant: roasted hay aged popes eye beef, horseradish curds. wild mushrooms, heritage carrots, oak smoked potatoes, red wine reduction

Here’s a list of our Sunday roast favourites: 

Settle into Sunday with Rabbit Sunday Roast

To chase away those Sunday blues, Rabbit restaurant is offering customers the chance to dine on one of the best Sunday roasts in town. With meat sourced directly from their family run farm in West Sussex and the finest British vegetables to accompany, this could be a serious contender as one of the tastiest dinners in London.Talented Head Chef and co-owner, Oliver Gladwin has created a weekly changing and seasonal Sunday lunch menu featuring an array of delicious dishes. A firm favourite on the menu includes the roasted hay aged beef with horseradish curds, wild mushrooms, heritage carrots, oak smoked roast potatoes and a robust red wine jus, the perfect way celebrate Sunday.Sunday's just became a lot more delicious.

Rabbit, 172 Kings Road, London SW3 4UP Sunday

12.00 – 18.00

From £16

www.rabbit-restaurant.com

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Mr Frogg's Tavern (photo credit: Johnny S Photography)

Mr Fogg's Tavern Superb Sunday Roast

Mr Fogg's Tavern, Covent Garden's quirkiest Victorian-inspired pub, serves a superb Sunday roast from 12.01. Featuring a scrumptious bill of fare, tuck into three delectable roasts including Dingly Dell pork belly with crackling and baked apple, a splendid Dedham Vale rib of beef with horseradish cream and gravy and a mouth-watering roast baby chicken in wine and herbs. Other delicacies include smoked sausages and a delicious beetroot, goat's cheese and pine nut rarebit. All roasts are served with fluffy Yorkshire puddings, beef dripping roast potatoes, roasted vegetables and buttered greens. To top off the Sunday roast on a sweet note, guests can indulge in Eton Mess or Victoria sponge cake. No roast at Mr Fogg's Tavern would be complete without his signature Restorative Gin Mary, a smoky and spicy concoction made with beetroot-infused Hendrick's gin with lemon, a splash of tawny port and Tavern Secret Mary Mix.  

Mr Fogg's Tavern, 58 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA

Sunday from 12.01 – 20.01

From £10

www.mr-foggs.com/tavern

hanger sw6 Brunch & Sunday Roast

All day weekend brunching never looked so good with takes on the American classics such as steak 'n' eggs with hanger steak, fried duck egg, hash browns, hanger relish and the brunch bap with venison sausage, fried egg, sticky onions on a potato bap or if you are looking for more of an English twist, the Florence eggs with toasted crumpets, poached eggs, spinach, avocado, hollandaise and either charred bacon or hanger steak to top it off.

In addition to the weekend brunch, hanger sw6 is also serving up an awesome Sunday roast complete with carved hanger steak, beef dripping roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, charred and ember roasted market vegetables, bone marrow gravy and horseradish cream.

For those looking to truly kick off the weekend (or continue it) the downstairs liquor bar have mixed up some refreshing and reviving cocktails such as the hanger-over, hanger's very own take on the Bloody Mary and the Crack Baby - a vodka based cocktail made with orange, passion fruit and Prosecco.

hanger sw6, 461 North End Rd, London SW6 1NZ

Sunday all day

Brunch from £4.50

www.hangersteak.co.uk

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Richmond Roast at the Bingham

Richmond Roasts at The Bingham

With the winter months fast approaching, it’s time to sit back, relax and tuck-in to deliciously traditional Sunday roasts. This autumn, head to Richmond's riverside retreat, The Bingham and enjoy a three course menu.

On offer are tasty dishes including smoked ham hock risotto and octopus with piquillo peppers and chorizo mayo to start, before choosing from weekly changing roast dinners including roast sirloin beef with seasonal vegetables and Yorkshire pudding, lamb shoulder or hake with a courgette puree. To round off the delicious dinner desserts include tiramisu with coffee soil and mascarpone mousse, orange polenta cake with almond milk sorbet or a selection of English and French cheeses.

To finish off the perfect Sunday, take a walk along the river or into Richmond Park, for a glorious autumn afternoon stroll, the perfect way to burn off your mammoth lunch. 

The Bingham, 61-63 Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 6UT 

Sunday 12.30-19.30

Three courses £38, main course from £13 

Words by: Colleen Monaghan