This excellent all-day bar and British Restaurant (in Fitzrovia), from the sister company who brought us gastropubs like The Orange and The Grazing Goat. The name comes from the Duke of Northumberland (Hugh Percy) who laid the foundation stone of the original Middlesex Hospital back in 1755. The contemporary décor has ‘a certain lightness of touch' with a modern and stylish feel throughout the social dining spaces. The contemporary 'pub' offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and an indulgent Sunday Roast, which you can upgrade with bottomless (well for 2 hours, anyway) wine (for just £16 per person) to accompany their delicious traditional Sunday roasts - rolled saddleback pork belly, dry-aged Lancashire beef sirloin, slow-roasted Lavinton lamb & Castlemead free-range chicken - with all your favourite trimmings.
Blakes Restaurant, the elegant dining room (designed by world famous Anouska Hempel) situated within the boutique Kensington bolthole, Blakes Hotel, serves an excellent Sunday Roast menu. Served every Sunday from 12pm-10pm, the traditional British menu showcases the classic elements of a British roast, but with an added Blakes flair. Choose from ‘Half Corn-fed Free Range Chicken’ or ’30-Day Dry-Aged Angus Rib Eye’, each accompanied by roasted potatoes, parsnips, heritage baby carrots, black cabbage and house-made Yorkshire puddings.
Corrigan’s Mayfair is home to acclaimed celebrity Irish chef, Richard Corrigan. Corrigan’s Mayfair sets about redefining the concept of quintessential British and Irish cuisine - fusing seasonal produce with his unmistakable flair and twists. The menus are inspired by Richard’s humble, rural upbringing - combining modern luxury and style with down-to-earth, home-inspired cooking in a timeless gentleman's club setting dished up by accommodating and charming staff. Meals on wheels is the order of the day for their exceptionally well priced Sunday Lunch. Order from a short (but perfectly formed) list of starters such as Cornish potted mackerel or cured salmon with heritage beetroot followed by either the dry aged roast beef with horseradish cream and Yorkshire pudding or the roasted pork belly with apple and braised cabbage amongst a fine selection. The Sunday lunch of 3-courses is priced at £27.
Hidden away in the back streets of Fulham, The Harwood Arms offers award-winning food and wine in a casual and relaxed setting. This long-established and popular gastropub (co-owned by two Michelin-starred chef Brett Graham from The Ledbury) is the only Michelin-starred pub in London. Justly famous for its proper Sunday roast - think thick-cut Hereford rib-eye served on a board alongside super-crisp roasties and all the trimmings. A real British treat. Make sure you book, The Harwood Arms fills up quickly.
Gordon Ramsay's maze Grill concept now inhabits two further sites across town (both in Chelsea), bringing the atmosphere of Manhattan grill rooms whilst specialising in a re-working of modern European cuisine, by giving it a slight Asian flourish. For their more traditional Sunday roast, they start cooking the mouthwatering 35 dry aged sirloin of rare breed beef on real charcoal and finish them in the oven - similar to achieving the flavour of roasting on a spit over an open fire. The (rightly deserved) popular Sunday lunch is served with slow braised shin of beef, Yorkshire puddings and a rich bone marrow gravy alongside unlimited (!) sides for the table - such as Wagyu fat roast potatoes, kale & confit shallots and cauliflower gratin. Priced at £25 per person. Our favourite branch is beside his eponymous 3-Michelin-starred restaurant at the former site of Foxtrot Oscar on Royal Hospital Road - a classy neighbourhood bolthole.
Steak restaurant Hawksmoor has built a deservedly 'beefy' and flawless reputation for being one of London's best steakhouses. As a carnivore's paradise, they aim “to serve the best Sunday Roast in London", with the star billing being the slow-cooked (and flavoursome) 55-days rump steak (cooked first over charcoal and then in the oven) served with giant Yorkshire puddings, goose fat roast potatoes, vegetables and lashings of rich bone marrow gravy. The slap-up indulgent roast is priced at £20.00 and available at their branches across London (from Spitalfields to Borough) and also an outpost in New York featuring their signature old-fashioned chophouse vibe.
Blacklock is the brainchild of Gordon Ker of Hawksmoor pedigree and specialises in chops and only chops. The Sunday menu at Blacklock plays host to gutsy, wholesome roasts (cooked over English oak) of lamb, rare-breed pork and Cornish beef, from their award-winning butchers - or you can go all in and get some of each for the all-in combo (priced at £20 per person). Roasts are presented on a hefty sharing platter with a bountiful bevy of seasonal sides, including goose-fat roast potatoes, giant Yorkshire puddings and bone marrow gravy. Lunch is served up on long sharing tables in the bustling industrial-chic interiors (think exposed brickwork & hanging lights etc.). Come hungry and make sure you save space for the signature dessert of white chocolate cheesecake served family-style at the table. Make sure to check out their latest restaurant in the City in a Grade II listed building on the grounds of London’s first meat market.
A good roasting, Sunday lunching