Let’s not write off summer just yet, but we can think more seriously about what may well be our national dish – the roast dinner.
Neighbourhood bar Coin Laundry, on Exmouth Market, celebrates British producers and lets seasonal ingredients sing. Take a seat it the homely, plant-strewn bar, order a pint of Coin Laundry’s own lager and settle in for a sumptuous Sunday lunch with friends and family.
The selection of meats includes a choice of Shropshire ribeye (£18), slow roast lamb leg served with mint sauce (£16.50) or ½ free range chicken crown with wild garlic stuffing (£15), alternatively try the Beetroot and Woodland Mushroom Wellington with porcini gravy (£13.50).
All roast dinners are served with glorious golden roasties, seasonal veg, and Yorkshire puddings in shimmering puddles of gravy.
Roast dinner is not solely reserved for Sundays at Simpson’s in the Strand; the historic London restaurant serves roast meat daily, theatrically wheeled to the table on an antique silver-domed trolley and carved by the restaurant’s ‘Master Carver’ in front of you.
Diners can choose from the signature 28 day dry-aged roast rib of Scottish beef, with Yorkshire pudding, slow roasted carrots, beef fat roasted potatoes, gravy and horseradish sauce (£35) or Daphne’s Welsh lamb with potato gratin, English fine beans and mint gravy (£35). The magnificent Grand Pan, with beautiful dark green banquettes, ruby red dining chairs, mirrors and crystal chandeliers, is an elegant spot to enjoy the finest Sunday roast in London.
OSLO is tucked away in the redeveloped railway station at Hackney Central and after a walk through leafy London Fields it makes the perfect spot to settle in for a Sunday Roast.
Dig into a hefty portion of roast beef, roast chicken or a nut roast with all the trimmings including roasted parsnips, goose fat potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, kale, carrots, and gravy.