Top 5: Sunday Roasts in London

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London Calling picks the best roasts around

Now that autumn is coming, Sunday roasts are back on the menu. London Calling has scoured London and brought you a roundup of some of the best roasts from across London, from great local pubs to places that are a bit more a treat. Take your pick!

The Bull & Last, Highgate

The Bull & Last is right next to Hampstead Heath, so it gets busy on a Sunday afternoon, but is also perfect to combine with a Sunday stroll. The Bull & Last’s impressive array of craft beer and beers on tap means it’s a firm favourite with locals. But the Sunday roasts attract people from further afield, with well-cooked, well-sourced meat served up in hearty Sunday roast portions. There are always a good variety of dishes on the menu, including vegetarian options. There are a few tables outside as well, with views over Parliament Hill, for balmy afternoons or if you’ve got a dog with you.

For a Sunday menu and details on booking, see the website.

The Princess of Shoreditch, Shoreditch

The Princess of Shoreditch is a beautiful pub tucked in behind the Kingsland road. Located in the heart of trendy East London, it’s the perfect place to combine with exploring Hoxton Square, Columbia Road Market and Shoreditch High Street. It may have bought in to the East London trends of craftbeer and upcycled wooden furniture, but the Princess of Shoreditch is bright and modern, and best of all serves great food. The Sunday roasts come in decent portions with options to share larger cuts or whole roasts. The meat is carefully sourced and beef sirloin, lamb shoulder and whole chickens are usually on the menu. Everything is slow cooked for extra flavour, with a good selection of trimmings, and there are usually a few lighter options or vegetarian options.

For a Sunday menu and details on booking, see the website.

The Jugged Hare, Barbican

The Jugged Hare is not a cheap, local roast dinner and is a real treat. But its reputation comes from the fact it offers Sunday roasts from the rotisserie or the grill. To really go all out, you can order a whole suckling piglet for two. Also on offer is a wide range of fish dishes sourced from nearby Billingsgate Market, and a good selection of well-sourced and less usual roasted meats like mutton and partridge.

For a Sunday menu and details on booking, see the website.

The Three Stags, Kennington

This local gastro pub has gained a reputation for great roast dinners that are also sustainably sourced, and decently priced. It’s committed to making the pub as sustainable as possible all round, and they even have beehives on the roof. Ask a member staff and they can tell you more about where all their ingredients are sourced from. With a wide selection on offer, with vegetarian and fish options, as well as the more traditional Sunday roasts, it’s an all round winner especially with a fussy crowd. There’s also a sharing option, including a lamb shoulder, which you can carve yourself at the table, giving a real homely feel to a Sunday roast out.

For a Sunday menu and details on booking, see the website.

The Rookery, Clapham

More of a restaurant than a pub, The Rookery is leafy and trendy Clapham at its best, right next to Clapham Common for a Sunday stroll. The focus is on modern takes on Sunday roast classics, so the menu is full of interesting spins on classic roasts. There are great sharing options including lamb hotpot, rabbit lasagne and steak pie, or more traditional options of pork belly or beef with all the trimmings. The Rookery is cosy with fireplaces and alcove-like seating, but is bright and modern too, a perfect one-up from your local pub.

For a Sunday menu and details on booking, see the website.