Keep your CBD supplements and your Yoga With Adriene: a good Sunday roast is one of the best, and most efficient, ways to fight off the Sunday scaries. Whether you’re someone that’s grown up in the UK or not, it’s difficult to ignore the allure of a meal where a good 80% of the ingredients are roasted and/or slathered in butter. It’s simple human chemistry to have the synapses of your brain light up at the smell of roast meat in the oven.
I’ll be the first to admit that it’s difficult for a Sunday lunch at a restaurant or pub to ever match your family’s roast at home. If I ask you to think about the best Sunday roast you’ve ever had, it’s likely you’ll be picturing one that you consumed around a dinner table where an awful framed photo of you – captured at that awkward braces-and-acne age between child and adult where you felt nothing but uncomfortable in your skin and bones – was bound to be placed on a mantelpiece or shelf somewhere within a ten foot radius.
The nostalgia associated with eating a Sunday roast can put blinkers on the actual quality of the food but also, like eating fish and chips at the seaside, it’s often the setting in which you consume a roast that can make or break it. All things considered, there’s some excellent Sunday roasts in London. We've already written about the best British restaurants and best French restaurants in London, so it only felt fair to give Sunday lunch the same respect.
Not only do the pubs and restaurants in this list have access to expensive, primo ingredients (the difference between proper British shorthorn rump and whatever’s available at your Sainsbury’s Local is nothing short of staggering) but you don’t have to do the washing up afterwards, either. These are the cream of the crop – the best Sunday roasts in London which we’ve presented in no particular order. Bon app.