Restaurant Review: Roast Restaurant. If you’re looking for the best places to eat in Borough Market, Sunday lunch near London Bridge or the best Sunday roasts in London, you must book a table at the Roast Restaurant, it’s a Borough Market institution.
“Feast on a superb British Sunday lunch featuring quality produce at the respected Roast Restaurant located in the historic Floral Hall overlooking Borough Market,” Homegirl London
I first wrote about the Roast Restaurant in March 2018 when they kindly invited me for lunch. I had just moved to the area, so the meal was a lovely welcome. It was on my list to go back and check out their Sunday lunch. Our friends were visiting, and they requested dining there, so we returned at the weekend. We had a wonderful time and I’m glad to say that it was as fabulous as I remembered.
Roast Restaurant Sunday Roast Market Menu
We all ordered from the Sunday Roast Market Menu which is three courses for £39.95. You need to add sides to this which are three for £9 and then service charge plus any drinks you have. The ingredients used are the best the British Isles has to offer. For example, the Pork is from Wick’s Manor Farm, the Eggs form Clarence Court, Cheese is from Harvey and Brockless in Battersea while the Fruit, Veg, and Bread are all from Borough Market.
Bread, Butter and Sunday Lunch Menu
You get some Bread made by Bread Ahead and creamy butter delivered to the table as you peruse the menu. Homeboy and Anna opted for the Roast Iron Bark Pumpkin Soup for their starters which were a vibrant orange colour decorated with a scattering of seeds, sage, and oil. Richard and Ellis tried the Clarence Court Scotch Eggs with a piccalilli and herb salad, those didn’t last long! I went for the vegan option of Potato Dumplings (Gnocchi) with black garlic and a few celery leaves for decoration.
For mains Homeboy and Ellis opted for the Fillet of Bream which was presented in a butter sauce with baby gem and samphire. It was succulent and a joy to eat. Richard decided on the Roast Wicks Manor Pork Belly with a sweet apple sauce to smoother over the top.
Fillet of Bream
Meanwhile, Anna tucked into the Roast Sirloin of Hereford Beef, so she got a stonking big Yorkshire pudding (lucky her!). I was left with a vegan option, the Cauliflower and Almond Nut Roast which was okay, if you are there for the Sunday lunch then the meat options are going to be the star of the show! The Roast Potatoes arrive in separate dishes.
Roast Wicks Manor Pork Belly
We added a few sides for the table to share which included Buttered Peas with Onions, Parsley Carrots and Black Pepper Cabbage. The other option was the Broccoli with Toasted Almonds. We added the Roast Truffle Cauliflower Cheese which was for two people although we did manage to divide it up for five.
Roast Truffle Cauliflower Cheese
Between us, we managed to try all the puddings. The Bramley Apple, Pear and Cinnamon Crumble was delicious, and the little jug of vanilla custard was heavenly. The Treacle Tart was served with milk ice cream and a malted biscuit. Homeboy enjoyed his Sticky Date Pudding; I had a little taste and it was very sweet and very sticky!
Bramley Apple, Pear and Cinnamon Crumble
Richard devoured his Cheese Board, crackers and pear chutney very quickly indeed.
If you want wine with your meal, you may want to ask for advice because the list is very extensive. We had gin and tonics which were refreshing.
Roast Restaurant Borough Market Interiors
The interiors are stunning thanks to the historic setting of Floral Hall which is perched overlooking Borough Market. If you are there for Sunday lunch the Market is closed on that day but on other days, you get to see the hive of activity below through the arched windows. The walls are whitewashed as to not detract from the amazing architecture. There was a display of music icon photographic prints hung on the walls when we visited. It’s a pleasant setting to spend your Sunday eating a tasty meal.
Roast Restaurant Borough Market Information
For more information visit the Roast Restaurant Website. The location is The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL. London Bridge is the nearest station, or you can walk from Borough which is close by. Sunday lunch opening times are between 11.30 am and 6.30 pm. You do need to book the table in advance, and they do need to take a note of your credit card. They take £30 per cancelled guests if you do not give them 24-hour notice. Enjoy your Sunday lunch, cheers!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London, the interior and exterior images are from the Roast website. Thanks: Homeboy, Anna, Richard and Ellis for dining with me.