A shared roast dinner makes the perfect Sunday afternoon. Over the last few years, roasts in central London have had a thorough upgrade, with some places increasing portions and others adding a delightfully contemporary twist on a true classic. This is our pick of the places serving the best Sunday lunch in central London.
Much of the perfect roast is in getting the meat just right, and that’s exactly what the kitchen does at Blacklock. In a former brothel, this cool basement chophouse in the heart of Soho turns its attention to perfecting the roast every Sunday. Your plate arrives piled high with beef, lamb or pork with duck-fat roasties, giant Yorkshires, vegetables and gravy. They have everyone’s favourite sauces and sides and are very happy to present you with sharing portions. All for an affordable price in the centre of London.
Cora Pearl, Covent Garden
From the team behind Kitty Fisher’s in Mayfair, Cora Pearl in the heart of Covent Garden perfects classics and adds a dose of glamour to proceedings. Here, you eat hearty British dishes in a sophisticated venue for a classic Sunday lunch in central London. Sunday meals include roast guinea fowl and dill, roast celeriac with black garlic, and roast sirloin and horseradish. Each one is ideal for a pre-theatre lunch or a family feast during your Covent Garden visit. This Sunday roast is worth booking ahead.
The Laundry, Brixton
This former Edwardian wash house is now a modernised bistro delight of bare brick walls and exposed plaster, giving this Sunday roast spot a heritage feel. Just a Yorkshire pudding’s throw from Brixton’s tube station, this is a mecca for locals and one of the best roasts in central London. Dip a forkful of roast pork belly in some apple sauce, lift the lid on a leek and mushroom pie, or cut into a juicy 28-day-aged roast Hereford sirloin. Minty peas and all the trimmings will ensure you stay full till supper time.
When you’re pleasingly full and have a hankering to drift into soft furnishings by a warm fire, then stay at The Clermont, Victoria or The Clermont, Charing Cross in central London where you can relax in style after your Sunday roast.