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Roast Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roast-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 0845 034 7300
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday: 8:00am - 11:30am;

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 12:00pm-3:45pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 6:00pm-11:00pm

    Sunday 11.30am - 6.30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Marcus Verberne
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can cater for any occasion with a month's notice.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Roast is a fully licensed wedding venue. With views of the famous Borough Market as well as through to St. Paul's, the Floral Hall is the perfect setting for your special day. Please call to discuss your requirements.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stoney Street, Park Street, Southwark Street
  • Public Transit: London Bridge and Borough tube stations.
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: NCP Kipling Street
A word from Roast
Deliciously British, Roast is aptly situated in Britain’s oldest food market.

We are dedicated to classical British cooking and using the finest seasonal produce.

Our dishes wines and cocktails are constantly evolving and, wherever you sit, there is a view- either into our open kitchen, over Borough Market or onto St. Paul’s Cathedral.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBritish
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBusiness Meals
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSunday Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Having heard good things about Roast, we took some Australian visitors there for dinner. First impressions were favourable - it's a very nice room with big, handsome windows overlooking Borough Market. The food was OK but the prices were very high for this sort of thing (steaks, roast beef, scotch egg etc) which is now done very well at a hundred local gastropubs. Service was efficient but geared to selling more wine, water and side dishes (all very pricey). A case of the emperor's new clothes?"
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "A pleasant enough breakfast experience, but almost entirely in the company of business breakfast meetings. Good value with OpenTable offer for the quieter August season, but would be on the expensive side otherwise."
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "A wonderful experience in the heart of South London. The food and service were first class and the waiting staff polite and attentive, but not intrusive. The special lunch time menu was excellent value for money. I will definitely return!"
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "Roast never disappoints, better than michelin star restaurant that Ive been to"
    dined on 17/08/2014
  • "We had a fantastic meal it was just a shame that the service didn't match the quality of the food"
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "Once again a lovely lunch @ Roast. Service was superb and the food brilliant. We will be back"
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "I went with a friend to celebrate a birthday and the meal was just amazing. Everything tasted superb and the staff were first calss"
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "Great buzz and perfect for catching up with friends over good food."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "I ate here with my partner for a late breakfast/ brunch on Saturday, we were sat by the window and the view accross borough market was wounderful, the service was good and the food definatly hit the spot! We both had 'full english' breakfasts and breakfast cocktails and they went down a treat, I would highly recomend Roast, but ask for a seat near the window when booking."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "Undoubtedly the worst dining experience. A birthday meal for my friend who loves roast meat. We ordered roast beef. For this main course alone we paid £35 each. When it came to our table it was beyond a joke. On a large plate we had horseradish, 4 halves of roast potatoes, a giant Yorkshire pudding and two tiny slices of roast beef. If I had held the pieces up to lthe light you could have seen through them. My partner had the same paltry amount too. The pieces measured 10 centimeteres by 6 or 7 centimetres. Ludicrous for £35! And to top it all this restaurant charges extra for vegetables! Complained and waiter said yes I guess it is a lot of money for what you get. Exploitation on a grand scale. We shall never return."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "Lovely setting and ambience. Nice for a great breakfast before heading off to a day at the cricket. My reason for choosing was that they can source halal meat. I was slightly disappointed that sausages were all that could source and I felt the halal full English breakfast had less than a regular full English. All in all very tasty though and good service"
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "Nice lunch - good atmosphere and great British ingredients on the menu."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "we visited The Roast with 4 adults and 3 children. One of us is a vegetarian. Vegetable meals were not on the menu. But the waiter offered a good variety. All meals were delicious. The price is fair. The service is good. The flair of the restaurant is outstanding. We love the atmosphere of the market around. The only negativ point is, it is crowdy and loud."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant for a business lunch. Although we took a few minutes to decide what to order once we had it took ages to come (both on main course and desert). I had the Pollock (flavourless) with pancetta (I've had better tasting pancetta from a supermarket) with a small piece of lettuce a few peas and a very runny sauce. my two guests went for fish chips and mushy peas. It would have been good if the waiter had advised there was so little accompaniment to my fish so I could have ordered a side. It was very bland, I wouldn't go back and believe I could cook this dish better at home."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "Took my son for breakfast on his 21st what a great start to the day, excellent fresh food, well prepared and presented with very friendly and helpful staff Will definitely be returning!"
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "The Belly Pork is an absolute must have. The portion size is above average and the service and quality was of a very good attentive standard."
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "Third experience of Roast at Borough Market and wasn't disappointed. Delighted with the choice and quality of food, tasting each other's and enjoying the ambience and attentive service. The scotch egg haggis starter was soooo tasty. Couldn't decide on the mains so all ordered something different. The roast pork and lamb came out on top but the roast beef was very close. Cheeseboard and apple and black currant crumble were exquisite. We must return for more another time. Oh..... Just remembered the cocktails......what a selection. Bloody Mary's, Cosmos and Martinis to die for.... We had to have seconds. Definitely a place for special occasions as rather pricey for Sunday lunch but would definitely recommend to family and friends."
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "Would definitely recommend Roast, food was delicious, service was excellent had a table overlooking the market. Will definitely be returning."
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "Really don't get the fuss. It's a noisy canteen with beautifully served average food. A little overhyped."
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "Good atmosphere, lovely and light in summer, great food, good vegetarian menu (not presented as standard, we had to ask), good service (and flexible about mix and match between set menu and a la carte), nice views across to St Pauls from the window seats on the river side of the restaurant, lots of English wine on the menu as well as English produce."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "We booked a table and requested a window table, but did not get that (which wasn't the end of the world). We booked a 6:30pm table as you could then get 3 courses for £30. This really is excellent value, as the food is excellent. My only criticism was that 3 of us ordered Eton Mess for dessert and it was basically strawberries and cream as there was just 1 tiny piece of merraigne (which was a bit of a disappointment). This is the second time I have eaten at Roast and the food has been excellent both times."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Have been to Roast on a number of occasions for family celebrations. Great cocktails and good quality food. Nice service and good atmosphere in the restaurant."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Great atmosphere on a lovely clear sunny day sitting by the window (a must to get the best out of the place). The staff were friendly and attentive. Very tasty food and huge bar menu. Will definitely be back."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Have been at The Roast few years ago and was impressed back then. Having said that my last visit will be my last visit at the venue. Noisy atmosphere , quality of people attending sub-average (I.e. Oblivious to the fact they are loud and taking snaps of their food as if they have never eaten in their past life). Waiting stuff to busy to pay attention to the guests. Food was ok - but nothing special for the premium price paid. Good luck to them , but I am not going to venture there again. Been in corner pubs with better service and food and price"
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Meal was very nice with a good range on the menu and nice wines. Service was professional and attentive. The only thing that was not good was the level of the live jazz singer who was very good but just too loud. The restaurant was already full so had a good buzz about it but the singer was more at a performance volume rather than a background one. The amp was also distorting which made it uncomfortable to listen to at times."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "I took a guest from the States and they were ever so impressed with the quality of the food and the overal ambience. A great evening."
    dined on 07/08/2014
  • "I was pleased that I was booked a table here, the food was enjoyable and the staff were polite. I will be returning!"
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "We had our 25th wedding Anniversary meal at Roast and had a superb experience. The service was attentive, professional and not intrusive. The table was positioned by the window and gave a great view over Borough Market nightlife. The food was excellent, we opted for the Chargrilled Whitestone Cliffs Longhorn porterhouse which was delicious. The portions were very generous and we asked for a "doggie bag" to take home what we were unable to finish. I would recommend Roast without reservation."
    dined on 05/08/2014
  • "Would highly recommend Roast! The food was outstanding and we received the highest standard of service from our waitress. The location of the restaurant was lovely and atmosphere inside was amazing!"
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "We have now had breakfast, lunch and dinner at Roast above the Borough Market and we have not been disappointed yet. The setting is modern and stylish with views of St. Pauls and the City from the large windows. The food is delicious and service is professional. It is not inexpensive but worth splurging on."
    dined on 03/08/2014
  • "Went to see this restaurant with high expectations. I wouldn't go again. The food was average, the waiting staff were excellent but we waited a long time for our food. The kept apologising and telling us it was coming but it was very slow. I was hoping for something special but I just think it is over hyped."
    dined on 03/08/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable dinner at The Roast. The food is very good. Lovely atmosphere with live music."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "We have been to Roast a few times and have always had good service and great food. 6 of us went for lunch on Saturday to celebrate my Birthday. The Starters were delicious. When the mains came out the main dish and the side dishes were all cold. We told the waiter and he took them back to the kitchen. We waited 10 minutes the mains returned still cold and then we had to wait another 5 minutes before the side dishes came out and they were still cold. We didn't want to make a fuss so we just eat it. We sent the food back in the hope they could put it right. they didn't."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "My starter of smoked salmon was well, smoked salmon....could have been a bit more exciting but the mains of pork belly made up for it. Wine a bit pricey but I guess that is the norm for London Overall a great restaurant in a great location"
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Impeccable service, all-round very good to excellent food at very high prices, but all of it taken down several notches by what can only be described as unbearably deafening noise. Atmosphere, excitement, buzz? Well, up to a point. But this exciting atmosphere too often spills over into an unpleasant experience when everyone at every table (and there are many) must yell to be heard, with yelps and screams and necessarily shrill, loud voices reverberating and echoing from that high, beautiful glass ceiling, wood floor and polished surfaces. Too bad that a great venue with a great view is cheapened to the point of unexpected unpleasantness."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • " Taste of food was disappointing. Very pricey. Table waitress was excellent. Greeting was poor. Location is interesting."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "We were having the set £30 per head 3 course offer for lunch. We were treated wonderfully and given a window seat after a few drinks at the excellent ( but a bit pricey) bar. There were 3 options per course which included things that both of us liked so that worked out well. The sardine starter and the sole main were excellent but I found the side dish roasties a little dry. The deserts were very good too. The service is spot on. Not too fussy but there when needed, topping up our glasses and giving excellent advice on wine and food when asked. Even with the special £30 deal our bill was still quite expensive as the pre drinks, wine and coffees etc are pricey but as the service is so good I would definitely recommend for a special occasion."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "food was truly shocking, service the same, used to eat here a lot but clearly the place has dived, never again"
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "Booked Roast for a breakfast with work colleagues to celebrate a retirement as it was the retiree's favourite and it lived up to expectations. The venue is lovely - light, bright & airy - and the food really good, tasty, satisfying and done exactly as you desire. Service was fantastic, attentive but not overbearing. Price wise, it's not cheap but it is worth the spend to celebrate something special. Overall I would thoroughly recommend a visit"
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "Great food, good views and good service. we always love to eat at Roast."
    dined on 28/07/2014