10 Best Sunday Roast In London, England

best sunday roast in london

London has always had a unique reputation for having a stellar status in the restaurant scene. For example, in the city alone, there are 70 restaurants that hold Michelin star status. And yet, there is barely a specific definition of “British cuisine”. Well, let me introduce you to Sunday roast, a British term for Sunday lunch. Sunday roast has become a wide gastronomic tradition in London comparable to other countries’ popular dishes. And it might seem familiar to many too. The star of the dish is meat, either beef, lamb, chicken or pork, depending on your liking. Each comes with a unique sauce best paired with chosen meat. On the side, you’ll find some roast potatoes and vegetables plus a gravy made from the juices of your meat. Sounds mouthwatering enough? Read on to find out where you can have the best Sunday roast in London, UK.

1. The Pig and Butcher

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Once a pub on the outskirts of London, The Pig and Butcher has stayed true to its roots. The fields surrounding it were packed with cattle and livestock and they made use of such resources for their restaurant. Today, The Pig and Butcher continues to be a pub-style restaurant with a more modern feel specializing in rare types of meat and fish only from the freshest suppliers. The menu changes daily and can be seen on their website, so you can be sure of quality dishes. Many people come here for Sunday roast so expect long queues and be sure to book in advance!

The Pig and Butcher

Address: 80 Liverpool Rd, Islington, London N1 0QD, United Kingdom

Website: The Pig and Butcher

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 12pm - 11pm; Thu - Sat: 12pm - 12am

2. Hawksmoor Seven Dials

Hawksmoor, Covent Garden, London
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Hawksmoor Seven Dials is a little restaurant located in a quiet alley in Covent Garden in London. The highlight of their menu is the Sunday roast and steaks which are all made from the freshest produce. Their dishes are served with such quality that in 1807, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York were impressed with the dinner. Guests should note, though, that the Sunday roast may not be available after 5 pm, so be sure to check with them first before ordering. One thing can be guaranteed - Hawksmoor Seven Dials offers only quality dining with quality service.

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

Address: 11 Langley St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JG, United Kingdom

Website: Hawksmoor Seven Dials

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 3pm, 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Fri: 4:30pm - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 9:30pm

3. The Victoria

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Recognized as one of the best pubs in Paddington, London by Fuller’s, The Victoria is a popular pub because of the authentic pub food they serve. You won’t find anything on their menu that isn’t best paired with a good glass of beer. You can even customize your order based on dietary restrictions or allergies you might have. Their Sunday roast is a favorite because it offers a variety of options for guests to choose from and it goes great with a pint of beer. Previous guests also noted that they loved the ambiance and interior of the pub, having a lot of Victorian-era items decorated around.

The Victoria

Address: 10A Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 2NH, England

Website: The Victoria

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm

4. The Queens Arms

Queens Arms, Pimlico, SW
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The Queens Arms is one of those restaurants that specializes in Sunday roasts. They even have a separate menu for it along with the perfect wine pairings. Choose from beef, lamb or even vegan options to make your Sunday roast perfect for you and your family. Location-wise, The Queens Arms is quite the hidden gem because it’s not easily found unless your intention is to really go and visit. And you should do so because the excellent food is always served by their hardworking and friendly staff.

The Queens Arms

Address: 30 Queen’s Gate Mews, South Kensington, London SW7 5QL, United Kingdom

Website: The Queens Arms

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm

5. Blacklock

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Best known for its steaks, Blacklock has been considered one of the best places for Sunday roast in London. They even have a tagline for it - “almost as good as Mum’s!” It has three locations across the city, one in the heart of London, another in Shoreditch and their first one in Soho. Be sure to book your table in advance because this place tends to get full. And it’s no surprise why! The meat Blacklock sources and uses comes only from London’s best butcher. Many have commended the “fantastic service” of the staff which piqued them to return despite the usual full bookings.


Address: Multiple locations, please check their website for more details

Website: Blacklock

Opening hours: Hours depend on location, please check their website for more details

6. The Colonel Fawcett

Colonel Fawcett, Camden Town, NW1
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If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere type of restaurant that serves great food and drinks, look no further than Colonel Fawcett. Not only does it have an interesting history, but Colonel Fawcett also has classy rustic interiors that resemble it. Colonel Fawcett also offers many of its rooms as function areas for events. The real star of the place, though, is the Sunday roast, which has been awarded as some of the best in the city and best enjoyed with a cocktail while relaxing in their gardens.

The Colonel Fawcett

Address: 1 Randolph St, London NW1 0SS, United Kingdom

Website: The Colonel Fawcett

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 12am; Fri: 12pm - 1am; Sat: 11am - 1am; Sun: 12pm - 11pm

7. Ffiona's Restaurant

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Ffiona’s is a British restaurant in Kensington, serving only the finest British dishes to its guests. Every Sunday, especially, is a treat with their traditional Sunday Roast including free-range chicken and quality pork all with delicious gravy and roasted vegetables. They take pride in being located near Kensington Palace, so you can be sure that you’ll be treated like royalty in servings and service! This would also mean that the place tends to be jam-packed with crowds, so be sure to make a booking ahead of time.

Ffiona’s Restaurant

Address: 51 Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 4BA, United Kingdom

Website: Ffiona’s Restaurant

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 6pm - 11pm; Sat: 9am - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm; Sun: 9am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm

8. The Bull

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The Bull is a favorite pub among locals in Highgate, London. They serve excellent home-brewed beer and wine that goes well with their seasonal menu. People often drop by mainly because of the drink selections that match the ambiance for gathering and socializing. On Sundays, The Bull serves Irish beef and Norfolk chicken roast as part of their Sunday roast offering. The Bull also offers a laidback setting with a patio plus they welcome dogs so you can bring your furry friends along too!

The Bull

Address: 13 North Hill, Highgate, London, N6 4AB

Website: The Bull

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am

9. The Princess Victoria

Princess Victoria, Kensington
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The Princess Victoria is labeled as the most-loved pub in Shepherd’s Bush, London, and it’s no wonder why. Originally one of the first gin palaces from 1829, The Princess Victoria was transformed into an inn with a pub and restaurant. The different rooms are used for accommodation and events while the main pub area offers the best gins, beers and cocktails for its guests. Don’t forget their food menu, which offers delicious delights such as their Sunday roast, which you can fit into your dietary needs.

The Princess Victoria

Address: 217 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 9DH, United Kingdom

Website: The Princess Victoria

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun: 11am - 10:30pm

10. Carpenter's Arms

The Carpenters Arms, Seymour Place, London
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For a more laidback setting, check out The Carpenter’s Arms in Greater London. The atmosphere is very warm and friendly so it’s perfect for family lunches, social gatherings and drinking sessions. Sundays are especially favored because of their special Sunday Roast. You can choose from any of their meat selections or alternatively, vegan options are also available. Pair them with their fine selection of wine and you’re in for a treat!

The Carpenter’s Arms

Address: 68-70 Whitfield St, London, Greater London, W1T 4EY

Website: The Carpenter’s Arms

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

Taste the best of London

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Sunday roast is something London can proudly call their own. Throw in your favorite cut of meat, some roast potatoes and vegetables, yummy traditional Yorkshire pudding and top it off with some savory gravy and you’ve got yourself a real feast! What makes Sunday roast even more special is the people you share it with. In London, you’ve got many choices to do so, all you have to do is pick one!

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