As winter approaches and temperatures drop, there is nothing more comforting than a gathering with family and friends around a hearty meal. Not sure where to go? We’ve selected some of the best Sunday roast venues where you can enjoy excellent roasts and friendly vibes.
Elegantly decorated with a relaxed atmosphere, the charming Lady Mildmay offers a truly satisfying roast that really hits the spot. The lamb and beef are both enticing options, and the cauliflower cheese side is a perfect accompaniment, but their entire menu promises great variety and interesting combinations. A place for chilled get-togethers of large groups, there is nothing but cheerful vibes here. The staff are welcoming and attentive, even if the kitchen gets very busy. A warming experience all round.
92 Mildmay Park, Newington Green, London N1 4PR
020 7241 6238
Jones and Sons
Nothing is left to chance at Jones and Sons where quality stands firmly at the forefront. In a league of their own when it comes to attention to detail, their knowledgeable staff will guide you through an outstanding Sunday menu that revisits traditional dishes by adding a unique twist, with delicious cocktails to match. The Hampshire pork belly is superlative, as is the rib eye roast. From their skilfully concocted starters down to the moreish sides, you’re in for a treat no matter what you order. Their meats are locally sourced and all ingredients are fresh as can be. Spacious and trendy with a buzzing atmosphere, this is a must try for Sunday roast lovers.
Stamford Works, 3 Gillett st, London N16 8JH
020 7241 1211
A cool, modern bar boasting a rich programme of gigs and events in the basement, Ryan’s N16 has a lot to offer beside a tasty roast. Luckily, they’ve taken their Sunday food offering seriously and you can expect very high standards for a reasonable price. Their meats are cooked to perfection and the side veggies are incredibly flavoursome, not to mention the top notch Yorkshire pudding. Friendly staff, expertly made cocktails and a lovely huge garden complete the experience.
181 Stoke Newington Church Street N16 0UL
0207 275 7807
The Adam and Eve
The Adam and Eve caters for every taste. Pork is the top roast choice, and when the food is prepared by a former head-chef at The Hawksmoor, you know you are in good hands. The managers are committed to cutting down food miles and offering fresh produce, and the staff lavish equal care and attention on the guests. Aside from enjoying a top Sunday roast you can catch the football action, play pool in the screen-free area or chill in the spacious garden. It’s hard to be disappointed.
155 Homerton High Street London E9 6AS 020 8985 1494 www.adamandevepub.com
The Jolly Butchers
Loved by the locals, The Jolly Butchers’ homely atmosphere makes it a great refuge on a cold day. Family and dog friendly, the most impressive feature is their wide selection of international craft beers. All the classic roasts are available here, but the lamb shank is the recommended choice. The vegan nut roast is also very popular. Ina nod to tradition, their gravy-rich roasts have a touch of the home made, which matches the cosy mood.
204 Stoke Newington High Street
London N16 7HU 020 7249 9471
By Mersa Auda