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Sep 2, 2009 05:05 AM

Sunday Roast in London ?

Hi all

Being French and a great lover of British culture, I often go a lot to the United Kingdom. And for once and the first time, I'll be in London on a sunday, the 25th of October. Therefore, I would like to taste the traditional Sunday Roast.
I'll be in Central London, though. As a tourist, and a student, I can't afford much, but if it's good, why not ?
Do you know good pubs ?

Thank you for your attention and help.

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  1. The Morgan Arms in Mile End has a great Sunday lunch, or try the Anchor and Hope in Waterloo - also very good. Although I havent tried it myself, I would imagine the Harwood Arms in Fulham also does a pretty good Sunday roast.

    5 Replies
    1. re: pj26

      Thank you for your answer ! I've checked around the internet, and They're gastropubs, right ? "Normal" pubs don't make Roasts ?

      1. re: Keroval

        'Gastropub' should refer to a pub that is serious about its food - e.g. places like the Harwood Arms, the Bull & Last, etc. However, it is sometimes used as a catch-all term for any pub that serves food. 'Normal' pubs are for drinkers but most now serve food, but quality varies from fine to awful.

        TimeOut's gastropub feature might be useful for you. See if there are any listed near where you'll be staying / going out and then take a look at their menu online to see if it appeals (and most importantly if they're open on Sundays).

        This feature about the best Sunday lunches is also good:

      2. re: pj26

        The A&H is quite expensive on Sunday as it is a full set menu only. The Harwood does do a good roast beef rib, served very rare.

        1. re: loobcom

          Agreed loobcom. The Eastons pork belly rocks. All the accompaniments are spot on as well.