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Top 5: Sunday Roasts

For when you need a meat and potato fix

  • Blacklock, Soho

    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.

  • Smokehouse, Islington

    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.

Originally published on
9th February 2017


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