Best Pub Sunday Roasts in Westminster
There is quite possibly nothing more quintessentially British than a Sunday roast – we’re famous for it. Crispy roast potatoes, fluffy Yorkshire puddings, tasty vegetables and lashings of gravy, all accompanied by your choice of perfectly cooked meat (or veggie option). As the autumn weather rolls in, we can’t deny that we’re looking forward to cosying up in our favourite spots for a leisurely Sunday roast with family and friends.
Our favourite Spots for a Pub Sunday Roast near Westminster
Here, we’ve rounded up our favourite pubs and restaurants in and around Westminster that serve some of the best Sunday lunches in town:
Blue Boar Pub – Westminster
Blue Boar Pub, 45 Tothill St, London SW1H 9LQ
Yes, we’re putting ourselves first – but why wouldn’t you pick an award-winning pub as your go-to Sunday roast spot? We’ve been named ‘Best Pub & Bar in Greater London’ at The National Pub & Bar Awards 2022, ‘Greater London’ County Winner title in the 2022 National Pub & Bar Awards, and won the ‘One to Watch’ Award 2022, Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs. So, if you ask us, you’re in pretty safe hands – especially when our Sunday roast has been put together by our award-winning chef, Sally Abé, who has years of experience from her previous role running a Michelin-starred pub. Starting from £22.00, think ‘Roast rump of 56 day aged Cumbrian beef’, ‘Loin of Berkshire pork’, or ‘Veggie toad in the hole’, served with all the trimmings and optional sides of ‘Cauliflower cheese’, ‘Mini cottage pie’, and ‘Clapshot croquettes’. If that wasn’t enough, we’ve got a dedicated Bloody Mary menu to accompany your roast as well as a host of craft beers and handpicked wines, and we’re conveniently located a stone’s throw from London’s most famous landmarks for a post-lunch stroll.
The Game Bird – St. James’s
The Game Bird, The Stafford, 16-18 St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NJ
The Game Bird’s Sunday lunch menu is simple and elegant with three options for starters, mains, and desserts, but you can rest assured the quality is second-to-none. Executive Chef Jozef Rogulski has worked with the renowned chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen to create a delicious menu that includes the likes of ‘Coronation chicken’ and ‘Seasonal Cobb salad’ starters and ‘Roast British grass-fed beef’ and ‘Crispy Plaice’ mains. The Game Bird Sunday Lunch menu is priced at £50.00 for two courses, or £55.00 for three courses.
The Phoenix – Victoria
The Phoenix, 14 Palace St, London SW1E 5JA
If the autumn weather is favourable, head over to The Phoenix in Victoria, which has its own pub garden and roof terrace to soak up those rays. Offering the best of British, The Phoenix’s Sunday menu has a generous number of options for starters and sharing plates, and of course, the Sunday roasts, which include ‘Roast rump of beef’, ‘Roast Dingley Dell pork belly’, ‘Half roast chicken’, and ‘Wellington’, with prices starting from £20.00.
St Stephen’s Tavern – Westminster
St Stephen’s Tavern, 10 Bridge St, London SW1A 2JJ
St Stephen’s Tavern is a favourite Westminster watering hole, located opposite the Houses of Parliament with a great view of Big Ben. The food is inspired by home cooking created with simple, fresh ingredients. On Sundays, there are a number of roasts available, from ’21 day aged British beef’ and ‘Rare breed roast pork’ to ‘Half roast chicken’ and ‘Parsnip & cranberry nut roast’, with prices starting from £16.25.
The Clarence – Whitehall
The Clarence, 53 Whitehall, London SW1A 2HP
The Clarence is a traditional, elegant pub with real historical charm, located just moments from Trafalgar Square and Downing Street. The food and drink menus are filled with British favourites, from fish and chips, pies, proper ales, and, of course, a Sunday roast. Alongside a number of starters and sharers, the roast mains feature ‘West Country rump of beef, ox cheek croquette, horseradish cream and gravy’, ‘Thyme, garlic and paprika roast Shropshire half chicken’, ‘Dingley Dell belly of pork and apple sauce’, and ‘Spinach and ricotta Wellington’, priced from £16.00. Please note, The Clarence will be closed for refurbishment from Sunday 24th September until late October.