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Oct 7, 2010 03:10 PM

English Sunday Roast in NYC?

Hi all -
One of our friends, an English transplant living in Westchester County, NY, is jonesing for a traditional English Sunday roast. I know that Tea and Sympathy has it - any other suggestions in either Manhattan or (even better) Westchester?
TIA for your help!

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  1. I think the mutton chop at Keen's is very British. The thing that makes a traditional English roast is Yorkshire Pudding, I'm not sure if Keen's does one. Prime Rib is what you will generally find rather than roast beef. Does anyone know who does do Yorkshire Pudding?

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    1. re: bronwen

      Minetta Tavern has prime rib with yorkshire pudding for brunch on Suns.

      Minetta Tavern
      113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

      1. re: bronwen

        The thing that makes an English roast is that it's a roast. As in roast beef of some type. A mutton chop is not a roast. I like the mutton chop at Keens a lot - but it's actually not really mutton.

        1. re: gutsofsteel

          My girlfriend and I had Sunday roasts when we were in London this past August. Very good roast chicken with gravy and roast beef with gravy, not very fatty but moist and perfect comfort food. So anyplace that serves really good traditional roast beef and chicken would probably go a long way toward satisfying lilbit888's English friend. If they have excellent bread or rolls and a choice of very good sides of potato or/and vegetables, even better. And good ale would really go far.

          I'm sorry that I can't offer a suggestion at the moment, but if my slight amount of knowledge of what a Sunday roast is helps others to make suggestions, great.

          1. re: Pan

            Le Caprice has Roast Rib of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding on Sundays -- haven't tried it though.

      2. Not a restaurant, but my husband is British and cooks a wonderful roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. We live on the upper west side.

        In case you have other expat cravings, I hope you know about Myers of Keswick (Hudson St. bet. Horatio and Jane, near Tea and Sympathy). They make their own bangers, cornish pasties, scotch eggs and other savory pastries and have a large selection of British food products.

        Myers of Keswick
        634 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

        1. The Churchill Tavern at 45 E 28th does an excellent traditional English Sunday roast complete with Yorkshire pudding. They always have a choice and often seem to have chicken and beef, sometimes pork.

          1. GMT Tavern in The Village. PROPER Sunday Roast with all the trimming. Worth the drive and not too far from tea and sympathy. Johnno the owner is from Ireland and knows his stuff!