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We are staying in the Westminster area, but can travel pretty much anywhere in the city.  Where is your favorite place for a Sunday roast (lunchtime?)  We plan to visit the Columbia Road Flower Market that morning, so something in that area would be awesome, but not required!

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aheape1979 ~

 

I noted in the previous conversation that you had booked a table at the Marksman.  As others noted, it's now a gastropub rather than a traditional London pub.  Frankly, being an old stick-in-the-mud, I'm not at all a fan of gastropubs.  The best Sunday roasts I've experienced have all been far afield from London, in countryside or small-town pubs in Yorkshire, Shropshire, Cornwall...   

 

That said, there are still a few pubs in London that maintain some traditional charm and haven't entirely succumbed to the modern gastropub mania.

 

Take a look at the following.  I'm familiar with all of these pubs and have enjoyed a fair few pints and the occasional meal in each of them over a long period of years.  I haven't experienced their Sunday roasts, so can't vouch for the quality of that meal in these establishments, but I would happily give any of them a try:  

 

The Lady Ottoline:  https://www.theladyottoline.net

 

The Lamb:  https://www.thelamblondon.com

 

The Holly Bush:  https://www.hollybushhampstead.co.uk

 

Also see the following web page.  It's basically a promotional page for Sunday roasts at various Fuller's pubs in and around London; but in my experience, Fuller's houses rarely disappoint.

 

https://www.fullers.co.uk/blog/pubs-articles/best-sunday-roasts-london

 

Incidentally, John Bull will be horrified to learn that the going rate for a basic Sunday roast in the big bad city is £18.😵😱  But various 'Spoons around town do a nice lasagne meal for £8.95, or five-bean chili with chips for £7.45 !😁

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, aheape1979 said:

Where is your favorite place for a Sunday roast (lunchtime?) 

On the posher side of things (and assuming you are more focused on red meat) you also have Simpson's in the Strand at The Savoy as well as Rules Restaurant a few blocks away. Both serve traditional Sunday roast meals 7 days a week for both lunch and dinner.

 

Simpsons has a very old school trolley tableside carving service with all the traditional accompaniments. Rules claims to be the oldest restaurant in London and just oozes old school Edwardian atmosphere. Rules is very game focused, so in addition to a traditional beef roast with yorkshire pudding etc they also have an extensive menu of wild game roasts available. 

 

As an honorable mention, the bar upstairs at Simpsons has a not very well publicized small food menu that includes their beef roast made into a sandwich in the middle of a yorkshire pudding and its just delicious.  

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7 hours ago, princeton123211 said:

Simpsons has a very old school trolley tableside carving service with all the traditional accompaniments. Rules claims to be the oldest restaurant in London and just oozes old school Edwardian atmosphere. 

I have to say that my old school served a pretty mediocre Sunday Lunch, and not from a trolley. 🙂

 

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On 1/10/2020 at 2:11 PM, Post Captain said:

aheape1979 ~

 

I noted in the previous conversation that you had booked a table at the Marksman.  As others noted, it's now a gastropub rather than a traditional London pub.  Frankly, being an old stick-in-the-mud, I'm not at all a fan of gastropubs.  The best Sunday roasts I've experienced have all been far afield from London, in countryside or small-town pubs in Yorkshire, Shropshire, Cornwall...   

 

That said, there are still a few pubs in London that maintain some traditional charm and haven't entirely succumbed to the modern gastropub mania.

 

Take a look at the following.  I'm familiar with all of these pubs and have enjoyed a fair few pints and the occasional meal in each of them over a long period of years.  I haven't experienced their Sunday roasts, so can't vouch for the quality of that meal in these establishments, but I would happily give any of them a try:  

 

The Lady Ottoline:  https://www.theladyottoline.net

 

The Lamb:  https://www.thelamblondon.com

 

The Holly Bush:  https://www.hollybushhampstead.co.uk

 

Also see the following web page.  It's basically a promotional page for Sunday roasts at various Fuller's pubs in and around London; but in my experience, Fuller's houses rarely disappoint.

 

https://www.fullers.co.uk/blog/pubs-articles/best-sunday-roasts-london

 

Incidentally, John Bull will be horrified to learn that the going rate for a basic Sunday roast in the big bad city is £18.😵😱  But various 'Spoons around town do a nice lasagne meal for £8.95, or five-bean chili with chips for £7.45 !😁

 

 

 

Thank you!  I think I will cancel the Marksman and choose something more local.  That's why I love the CC boards!  I get good advice!

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