35 of the best Sunday Roasts in London to devour in 2019


Sunday roasts are synonymous with English culture, and since the weather is getting colder, it’s time to settle into a cosy traditional pub steeped in history and enjoy a big traditional Sunday roast by the fire with your loved ones.

Picture your plate overflowing with tender meat cooked to perfection, comforting winter vegetables, homemade Yorkshire pudding, all topped with lashings of rich gravy…

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But where can you find London’s best roasts?

A great Sunday roast lunch or dinner is handcrafted with love by talented chefs, using local ingredients and techniques refined over generations – traditional, timeless and tasty, which isn't always easy to come by. 

Luckily, we’ve done all the hard work (and excessive roast eating) for you, which has resulted in our comprehensive list of where to get the best Sunday roasts in London, segmented by North, East, South and West. 

So, if you won’t settle for anything less than the best when it comes to a Sunday roast (and why should you?), be sure to visit one of the great places for a roast lunch or dinner below. Each of the places included also have a vegetarian or vegan roast available.

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View the best Sunday roasts in London by area

As this is a very comprehensive list, you can skip to a section by location if you have a particular area of London in mind:

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Where to get the best Sunday roasts in North London

If you’re looking for a fabulous roast in North London, you can’t go wrong at one of the great eateries listed below, which specialise in Sunday roasts in warm and relaxing settings.

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The Crown, Islington

The Crown in Islington is a relaxed Victorian pub with a wonderful atmosphere and an excellent Sunday carvery. With hearty English favourites on the menu, including its locally-famous Sunday roasts, it is a North London pub where tradition is taken very seriously.

The food is crafted from the finest seasonal ingredients and goes perfectly with a pint of real ale, and, the pub has such a great reputation for its food that booking a table is advisable.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Crown, Islington

The Flask, Highgate

The Flask is a North London institution with a history dating back centuries. It's been frequented by famous authors, playwrights and rockstars alike – including George Michael who resided nearby.

The pub does all the classics well, including tasty traditional Sunday roasts with all the trimmings, enjoyed in beautifully British surroundings with a great atmosphere.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Flask, Highgate

The Great Northern Railway Tavern, Hornsey

Built in 1897, The Great Northern Railway Tavern is a Grade II listed pub in Hornsey, which serves first-class Sunday roasts in stunning surroundings, accented by original features and award-winning beer. For a truly British Sunday roast experience in North London, The Great Northern Railway Tavern is worth the trip.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Great Northern Railway Tavern, North London

The Holly Bush, Hampstead

The Holly Bush is a beautiful pub and restaurant in Hampstead that has become famous for its food. While the menu is ever-changing, the Sunday menu contains a great selection of roasts which are easily the best in the area. The roast menu includes Sunday roast platters designed for sharing with loved ones – enjoyed in the cosy surroundings of the Grade II listed building.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Holly Bush, Hampstead

The best Sunday roasts in East London

East London has some marvellous Sunday roasts, served in stunning, historic settings. Here are some of the best places for a Sunday roast in the East.

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The Artillery Arms, St Luke’s

The Artillery Arms is perched at the edge of the City of London and is renowned for doing the classic British dishes well, teamed with perfectly conditioned cask ales.

Serving up a hearty Sunday roast with all the trimmings (including Yorkshire puddings almost the size of your head), it also has live sport, board games, and a relaxed atmosphere that amounts to the perfect lazy Sunday.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Artillery Arms

The Gun, Docklands

The Gun is a historic riverside pub and restaurant in Docklands with a stellar reputation for fine food combined with beautiful views over the River Thames. The menus showcase timeless pub classics with a fresh modern twist, incorporating an array of seasonal ingredients, and its ever-popular Sunday roasts continue to attract people from across the capital.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Gun, Docklands

The Astronomer, Liverpool Street

Located in one of London’s most vibrant areas and drawing style inspiration from the night sky, The Astronomer is known for its fresh, hand-crafted British pies, Sunday roasts, well-kept cask ales, craft beers and cocktails near Liverpool Street.

With four different roasts to choose from, including a vegetarian roast, made using locally sourced ingredients delivered fresh to the kitchen at the start of each day, your Sunday roast can’t get much fresher than this.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Astronomer, Liverpool Street

The best Sunday roasts in South East London

South East London has no shortage of top-notch Sunday roasts. Here are a few of the tastiest the area has to offer…

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The Wellington Hotel, Waterloo

The Wellington Hotel in Waterloo is a legendary London pub and hotel opposite Waterloo station, which makes it ideally located to pop in for a traditional Sunday roast and a drink between sightseeing in London. Choose from roast beef, chicken two ways, lamb or vegetarian roasts served with all the trimmings – the perfect way to spend a Sunday in London.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Wellington Hotel

The White Hart, Southwark

Long-established as one of the finest pubs in Southwark, The White Hart blends 18th century heritage with smart modern style. The pub prides itself for having the best Sunday roast in Southwark, which can be enjoyed upstairs in the dining room or downstairs in the bar or restaurant areas.

Choose from all your favourite roast meats, with lashings of gravy and freshly made Yorkshire puddings, as well as a vegetarian nut roast option for a tasty meat-free roast in Southwark.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The White Hart, Southwark

The Ship, Southwark

Another perfect spot in Southwark for a Sunday roast is The Ship, a traditional pub known for its seasonal cask ales, regular live sport and a menu of home-cooked British classics, including a tasty Sunday carvery. Be sure to try the roast leg of South Coast lamb, followed with pudding (if you still have room) and a game of darts or one of the pub’s many boardgames.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Ship Southwark

The Barrowboy & Banker, London Bridge

While The Barrowboy & Banker is famous for its delicious British pies, it also does a fantastic Sunday roast. A former bank building, it has been lovingly restored and has a stunning dining room overlooking Southwark Cathedral, where you can enjoy a roast lunch or dinner of beef, pork, chicken or meat-free, served with Yorkshire pudding and all the tasty trimmings one could want.

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The Windmill, Lambeth

The Windmill is a traditional local in Lambeth that draws a lively crowd due to its proximity to Young Vic and Old Vic, which has earned a reputation for doing the traditional English classics right. 

Its Sunday roast is no exception – roast pork, beef, chicken and vegetarian are among the options for the pub's delicious traditional roast lunches, which, teamed with live sport on-screen and a pint of cask ale or craft beer, adds to a perfect Sunday indeed.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Windmill, Lambeth

The Half Moon, Herne Hill

The Half Moon is an alluring pub, restaurant and hotel set in a Grade II-listed building that has been delicately restored to its former glory, combining classic charm with elegant modern sophistication. The food menu is British with international flare, and the popular pub is always humming on Sundays because its roast lunches and dinners have grown a dedicated following.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Half Moon, Herne Hill

The Pilot, Greenwich

The Pilot is a traditional, yet modern, pub, restaurant and hotel in Greenwich that dates back more than 200 years. Originally built in the early 1800s to serve the local coal workers, a painted stone tablet on the wall of the pub reads “Ceylon Place New East Greenwich 1801” – making The Pilot one of the oldest surviving buildings on the Greenwich Peninsula.

Delicious pub classics take centre stage on the menu, with a popular carvery on Sundays, which includes four delectable roasts to choose from, as well as a vegetarian version, making it the perfect spot in Greenwich to spend a lazy Sunday with great food and drink.

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The Lord Northbrook, Lee

Situated in the heart of leafy Lee, The Lord Northbrook is a stylish Victorian pub serving first-class beers and tasty homemade food. Long established as a community favourite, the pub is a magnet on Sundays due to its traditional roast, which is rival anything in the city. An absolute must-try from the Sunday menu is the pub’s trio of roasts, which includes sirloin of beef, half a chicken two-ways, and a loin of pork.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Lord Northbrook

The best Sunday roasts in South West London

Head South West for some of the best Sunday roast lunches and dinners the capital has to offer. Here are some of the top places for a hearty and delicious roast in South West London.

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The Mason’s Arms, Battersea

Sunday roasts are particularly special at The Mason’s Arms in Battersea, which boasts a Sunday menu where traditional roast platters designed for sharing are at the heart. Perfectly cooked roast beef, lamb, pork, chicken or vegan roast is served on a large platter with all the trimmings – catered to the size of your group.

The pub itself has recently undergone a large refurbishment to restore it to its former glory as a traditional pub, but it has a modern drink offering with 28 different beers on draught and cask at a time.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Mason's Arms Battersea

The Red Lion, Barnes

A Great British pub with traditional values, The Red Lion in Barnes prides itself on serving classic British food, including delectable Sunday roasts, and perfect beer. In fact, the pub won Fuller’s Master Cellarman Award for 2019 for maintaining excellence in cellar and beer quality. Settle down in front of the roaring log fire for a wonderful Sunday carvery dining experience when the weather cools.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Red Lion, Barnes

The Jugged Hare, Victoria

The Jugged Hare serves up great food and beer in grand, stylish surroundings, with high ceilings and chandeliers offering clues to the building's opulent past as a branch of the National Westminster Bank.

The Sunday roasts on offer, sitting alongside an extensive menu of pub classics including British pies, include beef, pork, chicken and a veggie option – served with tasty sides. And, located just moments away from Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the King’s Road, it’s a prime spot for a sightseeing stroll afterwards.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Jugged Hare, Victoria

The Star Tavern, Belgravia

The Star Tavern is a historic London pub in Belgravia known for its great service, beers and hearty home-cooked food – including an amazing Sunday roast. Interestingly, the pub won infamy during the fifties and sixties as the hangout for London’s inner circle of master criminals.

In fact, the pub is where most of the planning took place for the Great Train Robbery, netting the 18-man gang £2.6 million – about £40 million in today’s money…

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Star Tavern, Belgravia

The Antelope, Belgravia

Another great Belgravia pub for a traditional Sunday roast in special settings in The Antelope – a beautiful pub with a history dating back to the 17th century. The pub prides itself for having top-notch

Sunday roast lunch and dinner every weekend – made using the finest, freshest ingredients and served in a particularly relaxing and homely setting.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Antelope, London

The best Sunday roasts in West London

Is West the best? It certainly has some of the best roasts in London… here are the best places for a traditional roast in West London.

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The Victoria, Paddington

For a traditional Sunday roast in a stunning 180-year-old Victorian pub, head to The Victoria in Paddington. Steeped in history and with a friendly team, the pub easily has the best beer and roasts in the area, which can be enjoyed downstairs in the main bar, upstairs in the stunning library dining room or the theatre dining room. Perfect for lovers of literature, rumour has it that Charles Dickens wrote part of Our Mutual Friend there.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Victoria, Paddington

The Swan, Bayswater

The Swan in Bayswater provides the gateway to a great day out in London’s iconic Hyde Park, serving-up traditional British pub fare crafted fresh in-house from the finest ingredients.

Pork, chicken, beef and vegetarian roasts are on offer on Sundays, best enjoyed from the first-floor dining room with views over the park. Be sure to save room for pudding, though, as The Swan has a particularly devilish Sunday dessert menu.

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The Dove, Hammersmith

A charming, much-loved pub with an incredible history, The Dove has been a fixture of London life since the 17th century. Set right on the River Thames, it's the best pub in Hammersmith for great atmosphere, a pint of ale, and a perfectly cooked traditional Sunday roast.

Sit inside by the fire and watch the boats pass by on the River Thames – The Dove is a magical spot for a roast on Sundays.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Dove, Hammersmith

The Blue Boat, Hammersmith

The Blue Boat on Hammersmith's stunning riverside offers stylish pub dining, with an open-plan kitchen where you can watch the passionate team of chefs preparing some of the best roast dinners in the area.

Served with all the trimmings, take your pick from beef, chicken, pork belly, vegetarian Wellington or a huge lamb roast to share with the table. Be sure to ask for bottomless gravy – as the wait staff will be more than happy to oblige! After your food has settled, be sure to take a picturesque stroll along the Thames Path which is right on the pub’s doorstep.

London's best Sunday roasts- The Blue Boat in Hammersmith, London

The Pilot, Chiswick

The Pilot pub and restaurant in Chiswick dishes-up an extremely high standard of food and ale in a friendly, relaxed environment. It has earned a great local reputation for its fine food. Fresh, locally sourced produce brings out the best in its best of British dishes – from light lunches to classic Sunday roast lunches and dinners.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Pilot Chiswick

The Admiral Nelson, Whitton

A friendly local, The Admiral Nelson has everything you’d wish for from a local establishment and much more. Expect gourmet dishes, an unbeatable drinks selection, a lively events calendar plus a great atmosphere on match days, not to mention a brilliant Sunday roast.

Roasts include dry-aged beef, lamb shoulder and chicken two ways. Just be sure to leave enough room to try the apple pie… There's also a delicious vegan nut roast with all the trimmings for non-meat and dairy eaters.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Admiral Nelson, Twickenham

The Prince Blucher, Twickenham

Step inside the beloved rugby pub The Prince Blucher and you’ll discover a beautiful beer garden and spacious bar and restaurant with real ales and traditional pub food. The pub is extremely popular on game days, due to its proximity to Twickenham Stadium, but Sundays are reserved for traditional roasts with all the trimmings – with a popular dish being the roast pork blade to share.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Prince Blucher, Twickenham

The Anglers, Teddington

The Anglers has existed since the mid-18th century in various forms – mainly as an inn, hotel and public house, and was popular among local fishermen which inspired its name. Acquired by Fuller’s in 2010, the pub underwent a huge refurbishment in 2018, transforming the pub and restaurant into a stylish riverside retreat with a huge beer garden equipped with a children’s playground.

Six amazing roasts sit alongside an extensive Sunday menu, including a selection of roast meats for those that can't make up their mind, and a large roast chicken to share.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Anglers, Teddington

The Plough, Ealing

An award-winning pub, The Plough in Ealing is a real country charmer that offers a fresh take on the traditional British pub. With chic décor, an eclectic drinks list and a menu centred around pub classics and fan favourites, it also features a great garden bar, which is a magnet on sunny days.

But the Sunday roast at The Plough is one of its greatest attractions. The pub offers an array of traditional roasts with all the trimmings in a sharing size – so get a group together and the team of chefs will create a large roast platter you can tuck into with your friends. Vegans and vegetarian roasts are also available.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Plough Ealing

The Duke of Kent, Ealing

With one of the best beer gardens around, The Duke of Kent is a hive of activity in the summertime, but when the winter cools down everyone retreats inside and tucks into the pub’s locally famous Sunday roasts.

With almost every roast meat one could imagine on the menu, as well as a vegetarian Wellington, all served with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, honey roast carrots and parsnips, sticky red cabbage, peas and runner beans. If dining with a group, the ‘trio of roasts’ option allows for thrice the deliciousness.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Duke of Kent, Ealing

The Rose & Crown, Ealing 

The Rose and Crown is a traditional pub in South Ealing bursting with English charm, community spirit and superb pub food and real ales.

Visit on a Sunday to tuck into its traditional roast lunch or dinner – with aged beef, chicken, lamb, pork and vegetarian roasts available – served in a stunning setting for a real British culinary experience.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Rose and Crown Ealing

The Scarsdale Tavern, Kensington 

The Scarsdale Tavern is a popular pub in Kensington adorned with beautiful flowers in the warmer months and boasting a roaring open fire inside in the winter. With great pub classics on the menu and a drink offering including cask ales, it’s a traditional pub with a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.

Sundays are all about traditional Sunday roasts by the fire. Be sure to try the Cornish Orchards braised South Coast pork belly roast, or the large chicken roast to share.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Scarsdale Tavern, Kensington

The Prince of Wales, Surrey

Set in the heart of suburban Surrey, The Prince of Wales is a well-loved local pub on the south west fringes of London. Out the back of the pub is a secret beer garden with family-friendly garden games which is a magnet in the warmer months, while inside is the main attraction in winter, drawing a crowd for its delicious Sunday roasts.

All your favourite roast dinners are on the menu, as well as a vegetarian option and plenty of hearty pub classics.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Prince of Wales, Surrey

The White Horse, Richmond

The White Horse is a relaxed and homely pub in Richmond that makes for the ideal spot to enjoy a perfect pint, glass of wine, and an exceptional Sunday roast with family and friends. There are five different roasts to choose from, including a whole roast chicken to share, served with all the trimmings.

Best Sunday roasts in London at The White Horse, Richmond

The Prince's Head, Richmond

At 300 years old, The Prince’s Head is a historic spot to enjoy a traditional Sunday roast. The history of the pub building dates back to the 1705, when it first became licensed premises. Some famous cricketers have held the license there, including the Surrey, Somerset and England Fast bowler Thomas Richardson, whose name appears in directories from 1908 until his death in 1912.

A large selection of roasts are on the Sunday menu, with a vegetarian homemade nut roast available for non-meat-eaters. If you can't choose between them, order the roast platter which features beef, chicken and pork. Make sure you save some room for pudding because sticky toffee pudding and apple and blackberry crumble are on the menu…

Best Sunday roasts in London at The Princes Head, Surrey

Enjoy London’s best Sunday roasts

If you’re searching for the best Sunday roasts in London, any of the great eateries mentioned above specialise in roast lunches and dinners with their bespoke Sunday menus.

After you’ve enjoyed one of the best roasts in London, be sure to continue the best of British culinary experiences by checking out our recommendations for the best fish and chips in London and London’s best pies

London's most amazing Sunday roasts

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