Roast

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Sunday Lunch
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.

Private Dining

Seasonal British restaurant and bar situated in the heart of the iconic Borough market with spectacular views of the stall traders, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Shard. Available for semi and exclusive hire.

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Special Offers

3 courses & a glass of sparkling wine: £40

From our Market menu, not available in connection with any other offers. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Terms and Conditions: For parties of 4 guests and above we require credit card details to secure the reservation. Please note that for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice or no-shows we will charge a cancellation fee of £30 per person. Please note that the final numbers must be confirmed 24 hours in advance. Should the party decrease numbers on the day, we will charge a cancellation fee of £30 per person.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 3 February 2020

Ends: 27 July 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 13:30-18:30 21:00-22:00

National Steak Day: 25% Off

25% off from Monday 20th April to Sunday 26th April on:

-35-day dry aged rib-eye steak (300g) with French fries (GF)

-170g flat iron steak, skinny fries

-250g dry aged fillet steak Skinny fries (GF)

Please note on Sunday 26th April, the 25% offer will only apply on the 35-Day dry aged rib-eye steak (300g) with French fries

Pre-booking for the offer will be required.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. CC details required for 4 guests or more, with £30 cancellation fee Monday to Saturday.

CC details required for all bookings, with £30 cancellation fee on Sunday.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 20 April 2020

Ends: 26 April 2020

Availability: Sun 11:30-18:00
Mon-Tue 12:00-15:30 17:30-21:00
Wed 12:00-15:30 17:30-22:45
Thu-Sat 12:00-22:45

Treat your mum this Mother's Day

Mother's day Three course set menu 39.50 per person

Sunday, 22 March, 2020

What 10836 People Are Saying
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VH
London
4 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointing all round. Didn’t feel special at all, whereas we used to love eating here.

SA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Professionally run place. Great quality good and fab venue.
A bit noisy though at breakfast time.

M
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had heard rave reviews about Roast so was very excited to dine there. Unfortunately the service was very slow (probably due to the sheer number of diners in the restaurant) and when our meal arrived my Beef Wellington was cold. The staff were very polite when I asked for my meal to be reheated and brought me a fresh dish.

The table next to us had a terrible time - unfortunately the waiter mixed their wine up and poured another table’s into their half full wine glasses and when they realised the mistake it led to a Fawlty Towers scene of running waiters, panicking and apologise NG profusely.

LW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Seriously good breakfast!
We had the full Borough breakfast and I was seriously happy with what came out; amazing sausages and delicious bubble and squeak. Great venue and ambiance to add.
I’d definitely go back.

W
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Dinner was good, what we expected. The atmosphere was far from that, we expected something a bit more cozy and not a big loud hall where you are a they push to get as many couverts a night out as they can

AS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were 2 friends having mid week dinner, the food was delicous the service was great. It's not cheap but it was worth it

CB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again this year I’m celebrating my birthday in London with a birthday treat at Roast 🇩🇰🛫🛬🇬🇧

DE
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Booked for 2.45 ... seated at 3.30 ...
Has always been a favourite restaurant .. but a bit off form on this occasion.
The bar area is now set up for afternoon teas so nowhere 'easy' to wait for your table!

M
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious unfortunately the service was really slow and the waiters appeared very disorganized. But I would go for sure again if I have the chance to do so.

SL
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We went for Sunday lunch. It is £40 for the three courses and you have to pay on top of that for vegetables. It just isn't worth it. When you add on wine and service it came in c. £75

I have been a few times before and I don't recall it being so mediocre or expensive for something that you could get in a local pub for half the price. Really nothing special.

SW
Cancun
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with excellent service, would definitely return.

H
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I did call to inform we were 5 min late and all I got was that I had the table booked for 1h and 30min, it felt like a count down started since we went in.
Literally 1 min after siting down we were already been asked for the order not having even time to look properly at the menu. We felt 100% rushed by the service people, checking on us every 3 min to see the status of our plates.

GH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I hate giving poor reviews, but it was not at the level it used to be add. It was just the little things that were missing. Hopefully it was a bad day for them.

BM
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

For a restaurant with its name suggesting its an expert in a certain field of cooking, ie Roasting, then this place should be fined for false advertising.

I'm fully prepared to spend good money on good food, this place offered mediocre food at no-so mediocre prices. In this sense it offered bad value for money. It was gastro-pub calibre with fancy napkins.

Upon arrival, we waited 5 minutes at the check-in desk for the maitre-d to check us in. She casually strolled to the un-manned desk, zero apologies for keeping us waiting, plus others in-line behind us. We were shown to the table, but there was only 1 chair, so stood there while her colleague went to find an additional chair.

After sitting down, we didn't get a drink in our hands until around 30 minutes after arriving, the bread we ordered failed to turn up and the bottle of wine we ordered was not available - on the plus side, they did offer an alternative higher priced option at the same price as the one we wanted.

But this small consolation did not change the fact this once aspirational venue has certainly lost its shine unfortunately.

MG
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have visited Roast on a number of occasions but not for some time.

The staff were friendly but obviously stretched, as such the service was not great, not their fault. I also felt as though our table was shoehorned into a space not really designed to be used.

The food whilst being fine was not as good as I have experienced in my previous visits.

An ok evening in which the table enjoyed themselves but it felt as though the restaurant was a little tired and the staff overstretched.

OT
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really slow service.
Too many people seated which meant it took ages to be served, to get starters. Had to chase for mains.

Food was excellent however as was the wine. Would be 2/3 Star otherwise.

A
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was nice, however several items on the menu were unavailable which was surprising given it was a late lunch sitting. Different sides were delivered without consulting us first and service overall was slow.

Roast
Responded 5 days ago

Dear guest I am sorry regarding the several items missing on the menu, this should not happen really. we will ensure this does not happen again. Bruno Zuliani general manager

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good ambiance.
Went for the afternoon tea, date cake no so good, sandwiches regular, the rest amazing.

s
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Despite the nice setting the service generally was really poor - it took 20 mins to get a coffee, and 3 attempts to ask for milk to go with the coffee. We asked for a sauce for our food and it didn’t come at all.

w
London
15 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious breakfast with the added bonus of 25% off until the end of the month. Scottish breakfast was great, shame there's no Lorne sausage anymore, but you definitely don't leave hungry!

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

A bit overpriced, we had the wellington and both the wellington and the potatoes with it tasted like they had been sat around a while, rather than freshly made. Service just too forever to take orders even though restaurant was mostly empty. Staff very friendly though and the atmosphere is nice

EC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was very overpriced for its quality. I had the half chicken and lentils, all I could taste was salt (a lot of it!) and nothing else. One of my friends had the same and he said the same. My son’s mash was gritty and the sausage was left on the plate. I will never go again and would not recommend.

LA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food & Great value with Market Menu. Service was excellent. Would visit again!

B
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Waited 30 mins for dessert.
When full it is extremely noisy
If you get a window table overlooking market I imagine it is better

N
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Only downsides: Wrong starter delivered but quickly resolved.
Had to keep calling waiter to bring our wine
Food delicious

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Restaurant was totally passable. Nothing egregious or outwardly bad. However, this place is a certifiable tourist trap. Get each cover in and out quickly with as little friction as possible. Food was fine. Cocktails were poor. Lighting was way to bright and made it feel like eating in an operating room. Our server was nice enough and def did the best with what he had. Def not worth the cost.

ME
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Was a good venue with good food but has become almost a fast food (poor) restaurant

G
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I looked up Roast on open table and saw wonderful reviews, so we thought we would try it. It was cold and rainy on our way there,, but the hostess gave us a warm welcome, took our jackets and seated us right away. Our drink order was taken right away and hot bread and butter brought to the table. The food was great and we had a wonderful time.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Ok food good and so was the service

GS
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always excellent for a business lunch - good food and good service

LM
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was terrific. But service was really odd. We had booked a table at 18.30 on the app a week prior. Welcomed in to the restaurant and then told by the waiter that we had to order immediately because the kitchen closes at 18.30. Restaurant was really cold, two of us kept our coats on the entire time. £39.00 for the roast meal doesn’t include veg (an extra £9.00 for three dishes) bill ended up £72.00 per head with a glass of wine each which is top end for a Sunday lunch, particularly where you feel you are being swept out of the door. Would be better if they stopped taking bookings at 18.00 if service stops at 18.30.

RN
London
29 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was quite a long wait for our table and the waiter wasn’t very attentive with our table, we had to wait a while for most things, however the food was fantastic and full of flavour, apart from the truffle mac and cheese missing the truffle flavour, it was based just on the food I would highly recommend it.

AH
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The main course was great but the starter and desert were poor - so it felt like a very overpriced meal.
The service was poor. The service was quick but the staff we’re not attentive or friendly.

SD
London
47 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went to Roast for Sunday lunch, choosing from the Sunday Market Menu. Experience was quite disappointing really. The venue was packed and rather chaotic. Food was generally good: my carrot, ginger & orange soup was lovely. I had roast beef which was nicely cooked. Roast potatoes were a little hard suggesting they’d been pre-cooked some time ago. Pudding was very nice - sticky date pudding - great comfort food for a rainy day!
Wine was very expensive for rather standard wines. The restaurant has different glasses for red/white and in different areas of the venue, but this policy was muddled, therefore we were served our white wine with two types of glasses on the table: poor presentation and lack of attention to a policy they have. If they can’t manage different glasses they should just have them all the same. Filtered tap water was charged for - always a rip off I think - and no alternative mineral.
Service was adequate but not worth the 12% they charge for it.
The place needs to up its game.

J
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Starter was poor

Main was just ok

Service was good

Overall overpriced for very standard food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Terrible, the food was terrible, presentation was terrible, the atmosphere terrible, and the cost for terrible food was appalling although they did deduct £22 for the terrible food

b
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is not our first visit but we had an excellent meal, Beef Wellington as the main course. the meal came with a sweetheart cocktail and we also had a glass of a Roast red wine. Service was good.

CS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great breakfast with 25% off.
Love the setting. Table was a little squished up by the window. Nice pot of tea! Must do!

GC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Roast 4 or 5 times now and I've never left dissapointed! Great food, great service and would highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews