Even though we’re only just getting over the copious amount of chocolate and treats from the Easter weekend, we just can’t get enough of London’s delicious Sunday lunch offering.
From golden crisp potatoes and seasonal greens, to the staple Yorkshire pudding with lashings of gravy. The English tradition of a Sunday roast has been embraced and reinvented by many London chefs. However, there is nothing like a fuss-free, perfectly executed roast, so here are some of The Sybarite’s favourite Sunday restaurant destinations.
Dean Street Townhouse, Soho , W1D 3SE:
In the heart of Soho, Dean Street Townhouse is home to lavish settings and all things quintessentially British. From it’s Georgian history and traditional furnishings to the modern collaborations Soho House is known for. Whether you’re spending the weekend in town or simply looking for a watering hole, Dean Street Townhouse has something to tempt every taste and craving. The menu boasts traditional and healthy dishes and a list of beverages to quench any thirst. Start your Sunday right with a Bloody Mary in-hand and find yourself a cosy corner. When it comes to a good Sunday lunch, for many keeping it classic is always a winner. Choose from Hereford beef or Banham chicken with stuffing, served with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, vegetables and Yorkshire pudding - Need I say more?
Hack & Hop, City of London, EC4Y 8BH:
It’s a known fact that “Joey doesn’t share food”. However, Hack & Hop Beer House; a short walk from Blackfriars, has the perfect reason to gathering together this Sunday. Sit down to sharing board (3-4 people) of slow roast belly of pork, medium-rare beef, ½ Chicken with lemon and garlic, thyme and pork scotch egg, Yorkshire pudding, red wine jus and all the trimmings (what more could there possible be?). Advice - Arrive hungry..
Hawksmoor (Across London):
Awarded Best Sunday Lunch in the UK - Observer Food Monthly Awards and Heralded to serve the best steak in the country, it's only natural to go in with high expectations and lucky for us we are in agreement with Hawksmoor statement - ‘It's all about the beef’. In support of local British farmers, Hawksmoor source their beef from London’s most fashionable butcher - Ginger Pig.
OXBO Bankside, Great Suffolk Street, SE1 0UG:
OXBO Bankside plates up a contrast of authentic ingredients with exotic flourish. Giving the old English favourites an innovative twist. With Chef Paul Bates at the helm, this local neighbourhood eatery is a vibrant addition to the capitals thriving culinary scene.
The Sunday lunch menu changes weekly, so if you’re happy to stray from the common place beef or chicken, then OXBO has plenty to offer. Set amongst the favourites are Josper roasted cod, served with curly kale and parmentier potatoes, or a delicious Thanet cauliflower, broccoli, lentil dhal, served with sweet potatoes and garlic flat bread. Special occasions call for bubbles and a bottomless sunday roast with three courses and unlimited prosecco sounds like the perfect way to celebrate!
Ceviche, Old Street, EC1V 9NU:
If you’ve had your fill of traditional, then perhaps Ceviche is the next Sunday lunch destination for you. Bringing the Peruvian wow-factor to your sunday lunch, in the form of a whole suckling pig in a Peruvian-Japanese style marinade (serves 10 to 12 people, £290), along with a selection of bottomless cocktails. This is guaranteed to make your sunday a party of gastronomical scale, warranting whole day of rest just to digest this fabulous spread.
One of our highly recommended restaurants for Cantonese fare is MOTT 32. With global outposts in Las Vegas, Vancouver, Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai, Cebu and Seoul, we sampled their tasting menu at their original restaurant in Hong Kong, and it did not disappoint.
"Our cuisine is all about making the best use of seasonal ingredients. Because of this, we always strive to find the best ingredients according to the time of year,” explains Daisuke Hayashi, chef and owner of the first Kaiseki restaurant in London, Roketsu.
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