A proper Sunday lunch, with all the trimmings, is a real British treat. We’ve rounded up a selection of roasts which you simply can’t miss…
The Crown, Cotswolds
High Street, Minchinhampton, Stroud, GL6 9BN. 01453 488160
Call : 01453 488160
Rally your friends and family and join us at The Crown, one of our latest openings. Set in the market town of Minchinhampton, we have renovated this Cotswolds country pub to an excellent standard, including a brand-new bar and restaurant plus a lovely outdoor eating space. With a focus on Best of British seasonal ingredients, enjoy locally-inspired flavours and a cellar stocked high with craft ales, fine wines and fizz. Settle down beside a roaring fire and tuck into our Sunday roast which features the finest cuts of locally-reared meats, seasonal vegetables and crisp roasted potatoes. We also offer larger-than-life Yorkshires, lashings of gravy, creamy cauliflower cheese and crunchy cracklings. Sticky toffee pudding or chocolate brownie provides the perfect finale to the feast.
The Harwood Arms, London
Walham Grove, Fulham, SW6 1QP. 020 7386 1847;
Call : 020 7386 1847
The only Michelin-starred pub in London, The Harwood Arms is a dab hand at roasts. The very best British produce can be found here including a sirloin of 55-day aged belted Galloway beef.
Game features strongly, too: joint owners Mike Robinson and Brett Graham (who is chef at two Michelin star The Ledbury) are keen deer stalkers, so venison is particularly fine. Then there’s the beef-fat-roasted potatoes, and glazed parsnips and carrots, Yorkshire puddings stuffed with braised beef and bone marrow and bone-marrow gravy. Portions are huge and the roasts are served on big sharing boards for two people to share. There are some wonderful wines, too. For something a little lighter, plump for a tumbler of game tea accompanied by game sausage roll and pickled walnut ketchup.
The Bridge Inn, Scotland
A few miles to the west of Edinburgh, on the banks of the Union Canal in the pretty village of Ratho, The Bridge Inn prides itself on its super local ingredients and its Scottish ales. Roasts vary from week to week, but a favourite is saddleback pork, reared just a few minutes’ walk away, served with crackling, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, and vegetables that come from the walled garden at Ratho Hall. The pub even has a full-time gardener. The restaurant itself is cosy with wooden floors, mismatched tables and tweed-seated chairs, roaring fires and stacks of board games. Dogs are welcome in the bar (where the full menu can be served). To work off your meal, the walk back to Edinburgh along the canal makes for a lovely amble, where you can soak up the tranquillity and the odd passing boat.