Seven Best Places for a Sunday Roast

19 October 2021

Sunday roasts are definitely one of those British traditions you will want to tuck into. With so many pubs and restaurants serving this iconic dish up on a Sunday, it was a challenge to narrow the list down to just seven!

Sunday roast

A Sunday roast is hands down the most beloved meal by Brits, an it’s easy to see why. It’s like having a mini Thanksgiving feast once a week. It is a great way to get together with your friends at the pub for the plate piled high with comfort food and maybe even a cheeky pint or two. The meal usually consists of a piece of meat (typically chicken, beef, or lamb), gravy, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, veggies, and of course some type of potato. Every restaurant and pub have their own take on the famous Sunday roast and here in London we are spoiled with so many mouth-watering options.

The Pig and Butcher

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The Pig and Butcher is a beautiful pub located in Islington that dates back to the 1800s.They specialise in rare breeds of meat and source everything from local farms across the country. The pub has a daily changing menu which offers the most seasonal and fresh produce the UK has to offer. Their drinks menu boasts some of the best wines from family run vineyards and small co-operatives of growers, so you are bound to find something new and refreshing to drink. Most of their craft beers are from London and around the UK. The pub itself has a farmhouse-like rustic decor and a very warm atmosphere created by their incredibly friendly staff. 

This pub is well-known for their Sunday roasts so be sure you book weeks in advance, or you may risk not getting a table. Their menu will be different on any given Sunday, so be sure to check out their website to see what seasonal produce is currently on offer. 



Blacklock is an award-winning steak and chophouse with locations in Soho, Shoreditch, and Monument. This restaurant literally flattens out all competition as they are famous for cooking their chops over a charcoal grill and then searing them using an original 1800s Blacklock Foundry clothes iron. Blacklock searched across the UK to find the best possible meat until they stumbled upon Cornwall’s oldest third-generation farmers and butchers, the Warren Family, and work exclusively with them in order to provide you with the best quality at the best price. Blacklock offers a great selection of drinks to go with your yummy meal from wines, ciders, cocktails, and beers, some of which they brew themselves with the help of their friends down at Harbour Brew Co. down in Cornwall.

Blacklock is known to be the “holy grail” of Sunday roasts here in London, so you will definitely need to book your tables months in advance to be able to enjoy this award-winning meal. 

The Carpenters Arms

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The Carpenters Arms is an east end destination located in the heart of Brick Lane. This pub is steeped in history and was once owned and regularly frequented by the infamous gangster twins, Reggie and Ronnie Kray. This pub is a favourite in the area among the locals and serves up the best British cuisine all week long. They have an impressive drinks menu, notably with a large number of international beers so you will be able to enjoy brews all the way from Belgium to America. 

If you’re in Shoreditch on a Sunday and want to escape the hustle and bustle of Brick Lane, then make your way to The Carpenters Arms for a Sunday Roast. They have something for everyone, even vegans with their chestnuts and pumpkin seed roast. You won’t need a reservation, but it is first come first serve until they sell out, so you better make it there quick!

The Orange


The Orange pub is definitely the place for you if sustainability is big priority, as it has been awarded a Three Star Sustainability Rating, which is the highest possible rating you can get. This Belgravia-based gastropub offer a true farm-to-fork experience with their ever-changing menu offering the best seasonal produce. The Orange gives you that “proper pub” vibe and will make you feel all cosy inside, sitting by their open roaring fire while enjoying your delicious Sunday roast. To finish it all off you must try a pie of their famous Bramley apple pie with pecans, salted caramel, and vanilla ice cream for dessert, you will thank us later!

The Hero of Maida

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The Hero of Maida is a very traditional Victorian pub, which is named after a famous British general, Sir John Stuart (the Count of Maida) who battled the French army outside the town of Maida in Italy during the Napoleonic Wars. The pub is elegant with two dining rooms, a bar, antique mirrors, exposed brick accents, blue half-panelled walls, a charismatic retro picture wall and a gorgeous leafy beer garden where you can sit back and enjoy your food and drink. The menu at this pub offers a range of mouth-watering dishes with both English and French influences. Their Sunday roast is no exception to that rule and you should make it a point to order their roast beef.

Hawksmoore Seven Dials

Hawksmoor Seven dials

Located in the old Watney-Combe brewery in Covent Garden, the Hawksmoore Seven Dials restaurant will fulfil all your culinary needs and more. The Brewery’s first owner, Alderman Combe, hosted an annual steak supper in the 1800s for London’s finest, with guests including the Prince of Wales and Duke of York. The entrance is very grand with a dark reception area and a dramatic staircase which leads down into a dark bar, complete with original vaulted brick ceiling. It has the ambiance of a Prohibition-era speakeasy, and they have an amazing cocktail menu to match. The immense dining room is equally atmospheric with its brick walls and reclaimed fittings. The restaurant is well known for their delicious steak and seafood. 

The Hawksmoore seven dials was awarded Best Sunday Roast by the Observer and is definitely not one to be missed!

The Andover Arms

Andover arms

The Andover Arms is known for being “a proper pub with proper food” and has a menu that changes on the daily, in order to provide its customers with the best market produce available. Even their wine list is ever changing to reflect the flavours of the season. This pub prides itself on serving its patrons the best pints in London that are brewed only a mile away at Fullers, the family run London brewery. Pop in and enjoy the cosy atmosphere with crackling open fires, stunning Edwardian portraits scattered throughout the dining room and floors littered with gorgeous Persian rugs. They are well-known for their Sunday Lamb roast, and you will not regret giving it a try we promise!