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The 10 Best Roast Dinners In London
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The 10 Best Roast Dinners In London

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Updated: 4 November 2016
It’s one of the most popular meals in London, yet we often complain that you can’t get it better than at home. Here is our pick of 10 of the very best Sunday roasts in the capital – they may even beat your mum’s, at a push.
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Jones & Sons | Dalston

Housed in an old Victorian textile factory in Dalston, now home to Cell Studios, Jones & Sons aims to offer a haven for the more discerning Dalston diner. It’s a space to meet, eat, relax, and also have the odd drink, where the speciality is quality, well made British food. The roast is to die for. The meat roasts come with Yorkshire pudding, exquisite carrots and parsnips, and roast potatoes that are cooked to perfection. If you are feeling ravenous make sure you grab a side of macaroni cheese or cauliflower cheese. Finish off with a melt-in-the-middle souffle chocolate pudding and you’ll leave this incredible restaurant feeling truly satisfied. The perfect antidote to the inevitable post-Saturday night hangover, you can sit in Jones & Sons for hours, leaving full, content, and ready to take on Monday.

Jones and Sons, 23-27 Arcola Street, London E8 2DJ, UK, 020 7241 1211

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Bistro Union | Clapham

Bistro Union has lovely high ceilings and chunky wooden furniture, flanked by a striking bar. The dish to try is the chicken roast, which has to be shared between two people. The chicken is surrounded by bread sauce and yummy veg. It’s poached and then oven-cooked so the meat is moist. If you’re extra hungry, order the chips.

Bistro Union, 40, Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9NG, UK, 020 7042 6400

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Bacchus Sundays | Hoxton

Hoxton Street’s Bacchus is now back with a new line of weekly Sunday pop-ups. If you’ve had a good roast at Bacchus before, rest assured that the chefs, ingredients, recipes, and staff are all much the same. If you haven’t, expect classy and carefully constructed roasts, generous portions, a cool crowd, and plenty of bloody Mary’s.

The George & Vulture, 63 Pitfield St.

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Beard To Tail | Shoreditch

It’s hard to beat the traditional roast dinner your mum used to cook, but if anyone is going to get a roast dinner right in London it’s a restaurant specialising in barbequed meats. The roasts come in generous portions with Yorkshires, roast potatoes, veg, and gravy. Try the Suffolk pork belly or 28-day aged topside of beef as a splurge.

Beard To Tail, 77 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BS, UK, 020 7729 2966

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The Smokehouse | Islington

A lover of all things smoky, this pub really do BBQ roast well. The restaurant knows its way around a piece of meat, so you’re in safe hands whether you opt for one of the more traditional options such as the roast rib of beef, or something a little more adventurous such as the mutton chops with anchovies and parsley.

The Smokehouse Islington, 63-69 Canonbury Road, London N1 2DG, UK, 020 7354 1144

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The Dean Swift | Bermondsey

Chicken, beef, lamb, and pork are available every week at this local craft beer haunt, but they’re more special than they might sound. The meats here are cooked slowly in order for it to become part of the dish, a behemoth of flavour in a pool of gravy. The starters and sides are also one to watch out for, so dig in and loosen those jeans buttons.

The Dean Swift, 10 Gainsford Street, Butler’s Wharf, London SE1 2NE, UK, 020 7357 0748

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Quality Chop House | Farringdon

This 19th-century working man’s ‘eating house’ is revamped as a modern British dining room and wine bar and does the most incredible roast dinners. Opt for the six course game menu with roast grouse and its crispy leg, bread sauce, parfait, game chips, and dried onion.

The Quality Chop House, 88-94 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3EA, UK

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The Albion | Nr Camden

This beautiful homely pub will set apart any roast dinner you’ve ever had. The Albion is packed to the rafters every Sunday or if you visit any other day of the week and if there’s a big enough group, be sure to indulge in the table sharing whole roast suckling pig with trimmings. Its £350, but it might just be worth it.

The Albion, 29 Argyle Square, London, UK, 020 7837 0571

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Blues Kitchen | Hoxton

Shoreditch Chefs at Blues Kitchen serve around 75 portions of their unlimited hog roast each Sunday. Pork from Great Garnett’s farm comes with creamed corn, BBQ pit beans, and slaw. This incredible idea is for those that need some indulgence and are ready to mix it up a bit with a variety of meats and sides. Don’t eat the day before, just so you can fill up.

The Blues Kitchen, 134-146 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AR, UK, 020 7729 7216

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The Duke of Wellington | Marylebone

On most Sundays, the option here is either beef or lamb, but don’t let the lack of choice deter you. The meat is delicious, and the roast potatoes are perfectly crisp on the outside, fluffy within. The Sunday special of three courses is £14.95 which for London and the quality of food, is a bargain.

Duke Of Wellington, 94A Crawford Street, Marylebone, London W1H 2HQ, UK