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On a Sunday afternoon, there’s nothing quite like sitting down to a traditional roast dinner.
If you’re heading to London, you’ll have plenty of choices of places to indulge in this quintessential British meal.
So, you’ve booked a hotel in London for a weekend and want to know where to go for the best Sunday roast. We’ve got a few suggestions to help you on your way to finding a plate full of meat, roast potatoes, vegetables and Yorkshire puddings.
The Jam Tree
541 Kings Road, Chelsea
This trendy eatery is a top place to go for a Sunday roast. Among the mains you can choose between are a slow-roasted belly of pork, braised lamb shank or roast rib of beef all served with full trimmings, including Yorkshire puddings, duck fat roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables. There is also an impressive list of starters and the puddings are a mixture of old favorites (jam roly poly) and slightly more unusual options (strawberry jam and peanut butter cheesecake).
The roast options start from £14, but there are also some non-roast dishes on the mains list – such as Jamaican chicken curry and cod and prawn fishcakes – that are a bit cheaper, priced at around £10.
Paradise By Way of Kensal Green
19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green
This place excels when it comes to Sunday roasts, offering classic meats like beef, lamb, pork and chicken alongside a decent vegetarian option – butternut squash nut roast with puy lentils. You’ll get all the trimmings when you order one of the mains, and the potatoes have the perfect crunchy exterior and fluffy centre. Prices vary depending on what meat you choose – the nut loaf comes in at £12.50, while the trough of Bowland beef is the most expensive at £17.50.
If you think you’ll have room for a starter or dessert (or both!), you won’t be disappointed by the choice. Kick off with something basic like a mushroom soup or be a bit more adventurous and try the oyster cocktail. Round off your dinner with a classic dessert like blackberry and apple crumble or sticky toffee pudding.
The Duke of Wellington
94a Crawford Street, Marylebone
The Duke of Wellington sources much of its meat from the Rhug Estate, an organic farm that sells its goods at the Borough Farm Market each week. Tuck into a slow-roasted shoulder of pork, a roast leg of salt marsh lamb or the roast sirloin of beef with trimmings like potatoes roasted in duck fat, various vegetables and gravy, as well as the appropriate sauce for the meat you choose.
Again the mains are around the £16-£18 mark and, if you have room in your budget (and your stomach), you can splash out on one of the scrumptious desserts like champagne rhubarb and apple crumble or banoffee pie with a chocolate-coated peanut butter cup.