24 Great Windmill St, Soho, W1D 7LG
It’s not surprising that everyone’s favourite subterranean chop house does an exemplary sunday roast. With Gordon Ker of Hawksmoor at the helm, Blacklock is a meat lover’s paradise. Most roasts are a compromise between quantity and quality, but that’s not the case here. Choose between a sharing plate of beef, lamb or pork for £20 each, or opt for the all-in combo. Come hungry.
63–69 Canonbury Rd, N1 2DG
With meat king Neil Rankin of Pitt Cue in charge of the food, Smokehouse is another shoe-in for a good roast. Naturally, things here are a little different. The beef option is either buffalo topside or rare-breed beef, but the pork and lamb options are both smoked. If you have room for dessert, there’s sticky toffee pudding and white chocolate peanut butter cups.
The Bull & Last, Highgate
168 Highgate Rd, NW5 1QS
Regularly touted as the best sunday roast in London, the Bull & Last in Highgate is a must-visit. Conveniently located right by Hampstead Heath, it’s the perfect post-stroll stop off place. Time to get those calories back. Here, it’s not just about the meat; the trimmings are top-notch too.
The Marksman, Hackney
254 Hackney Rd, E2 7SJ
If you haven’t been to the Marksman yet, go. Pubs don’t get much better than this: it’s the first ever London pub to be awarded Michelin pub of the year, it’s run by St. John alumni Tom Harris and Jon Rotheram, and they do a cracking sunday roast.
The Jugged Hare
9 Chiswell St, EC1Y 4SA
Nestled at the end of Whitecross Street Market, right by the Barbican, the Jugged Hare provides a cosy respite from its brutalist architecture. This is a classic gastropub through-and-through: oak floors, red leather seating and pints of real ale. An open kitchen with a rotisserie means the meat is top notch, and the gravy (made with drippings from the rotisserie) is even better.
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