Few things are more beloved than a Sunday roast. It’s the perfect way to round off a lazy Sunday with friends and family. With a plethora of options, finding the perfect spot for your Sunday roast can be a minefield. House of Coco have done all the work for you and we are sharing our top picks for a roast in London, to help you find your perfect match.
If you’re looking to mix up your Sunday roast then head to Kudu Grill for a South African twist on the Great British classic. As the door pings open a heartwarming scene of deep greens, wood paneling and exposed brick welcomes you in. It’s a lively hubbub of conviviality and there’s barely a table free in sight, testament to the venue’s immense popularity. The Kudu Grill experience is centred on a traditional South African barbeque, also known as a braai where everything is cooked on open flames.
Kalahari spiced biltong feels like the appropriate starter to this unique experience and the flavorsome grilled potato bread with lardo and garlic is the reason tear and share was invented. You can literally taste the spirit of South Africa in the Grilled prawns drenched in peri peri sauce.
Then it’s onto the roast itself. On a sizzling hot braai where everything is fire roasted to perfection, slabs of beef are beautifully charred and served alongside South African inspired accompaniments in all their smoky glory. Yorkshire puddings are swapped for sweetcorn bread, roast potatoes substituted for fluffy fingerling potatoes in this stunning Sunday Roast mash up. Grilled carrots, broccoli and sweet fondant shallots complete the plate, with a smoked thyme jus replacing traditional gravy.
Pudding is equally delightful. The delectable, MelkTurt choux bun with candied kumqats and jasmine ice cream is the perfect round up to a Sunday Roast that you won’t be forgetting about any time soon
The Coachmakers Arms
Situated in the heart of Marylebone, The Coachmakers Arms offers a luxurious space in their upstairs dining room to enjoy a Sunday lunch. Undoubtedly an elite strain of pub, the Coachmakers Arms Sunday lunch is as impressive as you’d imagine. The menu covers everything from devilled eggs with exmoor caviar, to breaded scallops and duck liver parfait as starters.
Lunch sees punters given a choice between elevated mains such as grilled monkfish tail with Shellfish sauce and salt baked celeriac with truffle aioli. But It’s the stellar Sunday Roast that makes it a destination for foodies. Go classic with the roasted angus beef rump with horseradish and creme fraiche or the roasted leg of lamb with fresh mint sauce. Accompanying your perfectly pink meat is a crunchy Yorkshire pudding, horseradish, crispy roasties, red cabbage, honey mustard carrots and parsnips, buttered greens and and winter squash and lashings of gravy. There’s also an “all in” option for the famished (or the indecisive) with the mixed roast which includes Pork, Lamb And Beef.
Make a full feast of it and stretch your stomach one final degree for the signature apple, plum and oat crumble served with piping hot vanilla custard
The Cadogan Arms
There are few things that are as quintessentially British as a dog friendly pub with a roaring fire and killer Sunday Roast. The Cadogan Arms is the Sunday snuggle fest that delivers all this and so much more. With Two-Michelin Star Chef, James Knappett purveying a modern menu of simply prepared seasonal dishes that confidently straddle comfort and class, it’s not hard to see why The Cadogan Arms continues to cement its 200 year reputation as a much loved Chelsea institution.
A formidable culinary harbour, The Cadogan Arms has an impressively curated gourmet Sunday roast menu that includes delectable dishes such as Longhorn Rump served with bone marrow sauce and horseradish cream, or the popular half Herb-Fed Chicken served with brioche and truffle stuffing.
All of this can be enjoyed in the opulent dining room perched on their comfy velvet seats surrounded by striking wall art and beautiful flower displays. Best of all, the food offering adapts as the months unfold and from October the pub menu continues to be a celebration of seasonal British fare with the popular roast leg of lamb served with crispy garlic and boulangère potatoes making an appearance. Each dish is served with butter glazed vegetables, roast potatoes, and Yorkshire puddings. For bigger groups, The Cadogan Arms Offers winsome Sunday Sharer Boards for a minimum of 3 people which includes a selection of their best roast meats with all the trimmings.
The dessert list is full of tempting choices including the hearty Rhubarb and Blood Orange Trifle, and Sticky toffee pudding but the show stopper is the Chocolate Tart served with shortbread, hazelnut and buttermilk ice cream.
If you like your Sunday lunch big and bold, and slightly left of center then Macellaio with its 6 london outposts serving their Italian inspired Sunday roast with all the trimmings is sure to impress. Visit the Store Street branch with its marvellous, slightly scuffed and unstudied charm that runs through the rustic industrial chic aesthetic, glossy tiles, corrugated steel features and walls that are warmly festooned with Fiat related paraphernalia.
The menu kicks off with a selection of Italian influences for starters. Go for the 24th month aged San Daniele charcuterie and Aoulian Buratta served with a bountiful basket of thick fluffy garlic bread coated with lashings of garlic infused olive oil. Be careful not to fill up too much on starters as you’ll need plenty of space for the main event.
The kitchen at Macellaio comes up trumps serving a big hearted, British Sunday roast that has been given the Piedmontese treatment . A hunk of Italian Fassone beef, aged to purplish splendour is served lightly charred on the outside and a juicy shade of pink on the inside. It’s topside of beef that is as rich in flavor and as sumptuously juicy as you could ever imagine it could be. The presence of all the traditional trimmings is what grounds it in the tradition of British Sunday Roast. Crispy little roast potatoes scented with garlic and rosemary, parsnips, roast carrots, savoy cabbage, brussel sprouts and lashings of gravy complete what is a plateful of deliciousness. The Yorkshire pudding is enormous and threatens to eat you before you eat it.
If after all that, sweet temptation beckons, you can sate your cravings with the superb basil infused panna cotta with meringue, its creamy rich and gloriously moreish. Or for something more traditional, finish your dinding experience with the dense and creamy homemade gelato.