Sure we all love spicy street food and decadent afternoon teas - and South Bank definitely has plenty of these on offer! But sometimes... the only thing that really hits the spot is a proper roast dinner with all the trimmings.
Fluffy Yorkshire puddings, lashings of gravy, crisp roast potatoes, piles of veggies and the finest roasted meats - you can't go wrong with a classic Sunday roast. Here’s a quick rundown of the best places to enjoy a Sunday roast in South Bank.
For one of the best pub Sunday roasts in the area, look no further than The Mulberry Bush, a cosy neighbourhood pub on Upper Ground just behind the Gabriel's Wharf courtyard. Their famous Sunday plates are piled high with a large choice of veggies and massive yorkies and there's the option of 21-day aged Angus rump of beef, roasted pork belly, roast Somerset chicken or for vegetarians a roasted butternut squash and feta tart.
If you want a view of the Thames with your Sunday lunch, head to the Doggett’s Coat & Badge, the Nicholson’s pub next to Blackfriars Bridge. This expansive pub has multiple areas to sit and relax over your roast dinner. There are stunning riverside views out over St Paul’s Cathedral from their upstairs dining room, cosy little booths and even a beer garden in the back that's ideal for this bright sunny Sundays. A classic pub experience for enjoying Sunday roast and a pint of English ale. Choose from roast beef, chicken or nut and vegetable roast. Find out more and book.
This lively gastropub on Stamford Street, not far from the Oxo Tower Wharf, is known for its excellent selection of draught ales and beers and bottle craft brews. On Sundays roast lunches are order of the day. Choose from 28-day aged Sirloin of beef, Suffolk chicken crown with sage and onion stuffing or for a mear-free option the butternut squash, cashew and chestnut wellington with vegan gravy. If Sundays mean sports for you, then you'll also be pleased to known that the Fountain and Ink pub has three widescreen TVs showing all the biggest matches. Find out more and book.
For when you really want to treat yourself, the Sea Containers Restaurant on the ground floor of the luxurious 5-Star Sea Containers London hotel is the perfect choice. On weekends their sumptuous Sunday Brunch menu includes the option of enjoy a Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Choose from roast chicken, whole grilled sea bass or Boston rib of beef served with horseradish gravy. If you want to push the boat out event more you can also add in bottomless prosecco or Bloody Marys! Find out more and book.
For a slightly different vibe to the classic Sunday pub experience, we love The Green Room behind the National Theatre. If the weather is in your favour, their huge garden is a great place to kick back and enjoy a long lazy Sunday lunch in the sun. When it comes to the food, their roasted meats are beautifully prepared (choose from roast pork belly, chicken or beef), and their vegetarian offering – a rich Beetroot, mushroom and walnut Wellington served with lashings of vegan gravy – is among the best around! Find out more and book.
Set back behind Royal Festival Hall on Belvedere Road, the elegant French dining spot Brasserie Blanc prides itself on serving up classic dishes that make the most of the best British seasonal ingredients. Their Sunday Roast offering is no exception. You can expect perfectly roasted meats supplied by their award-winning butcher paired with cauliflower cheese, savoy cabbage, roasted seasonal vegetables, bottomless roast potatoes, Yorkshires and gravy. Choose from roast beef, chicken or for vegetarians a beetroot and smoked cheddar parcel. Find out more and book.
Standing high above the hustle and bustle of Waterloo Station this spacious contemporary pub sits right on top of the station's historic Victory Arch and pays homage to the station's 175-year history while also maintaining a fresh and youthful air. The Sunday lunch menu is a classic. Choose from Herefordshire beef, Suffolk chicken, Mr Bosworth's of Ongar pork belly or a beetroot and butternut squash Wellington, served with all the sides including roast thyme carrots, maple swede, Cavalo Nero, sticky red cabbage, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Find out more and book.
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