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21 Mouthwatering Sunday Lunches In London

All the Yorkshires please.

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There's only one option after a walk on the Heath, and it's a roast at the Spaniard's Inn. Expect to jostle for a table inside, but if you're a hardier sort, there are plenty of tables outdoors too. That chicken on the right should entice meat-eaters, and there's a delicious nut roast (left) for veggie fans.

Just take a look at the roast at the Jolly Butchers. Don't deny it, you feel something. It's often busy, but handily, you can book a table for a Sunday lunch. If you can't get a table, walk a few minutes to the Rose and Crown on the top of Stoke Newington Church Street, which is run by the same team, and is a slightly bigger space.


Work up an appetite on the marshes and then take on this roast. With cabbage, carrots, parsnip, two types of potato, meat and a monster Yorkshire, it's well worth the money. Be advised that they often run out, so get there early.

Seasonal, all-organic produce, served in Islington, means this meal is a little pricier (around £18). But the portions are huge, and field-to-plate dining is never going to be cheap.


Served at their Seven Dials, Spitalfields and Air Street locations, the beef in this roast is roasted on charcoal, and then finished in the oven. Served with "duck fat roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, carrots, greens and lashings of bone marrow & onion gravy", it's well worth the almost-£20 price tag.

This Canonbury restaurant takes their meat seriously. I mean, just look at the dish on the left, which features not only pork shoulder, but pork ribeye too. Keep an eye out for their venison roast too.


Because "vegan" doesn't have to mean "nut roast". Go to Primrose Hill and order that crispy tofu with blackbeans, mash and vegan gravy on the left. Or the vegan bangers and mash on the right.

Does your local serve a smashing roast? Let us know in the comments.

The Rose and Crown is affiliated with the Jolly Butchers. An earlier version of this article said that the Three Crowns was affiliated with the Jolly Butchers. The Three Crowns' roast is still pretty good though.