Roast

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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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London Restaurant Festival: 3 Courses & a glass of sparkling wine £40

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-15:30 17:30-18:30 20:30-22:00

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Sun 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Mon - Wed 2:30PM - 3:45PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:45PM
Thu - Fri 2:30PM - 3:45PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:45PM
Sat 9:00PM - 10:45PM

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CW
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Since the last time we came 4 years ago, the quality of food has greatly diminished. Disappointing.

g
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Make sure the cocktails you get are on the 2 for 1 deal as ours weren't. Apart from that, Roast is always very good.

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, shame more tables don’t overlook the market, sadly we felt that the service let the place down

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It’s pretty good. Service wasn’t as good as usual though. Took a while to take our order and then the toast took a lot longer than the breakfast (and it was weird that it had to be ordered separately from a “full breakfast”)

p
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was an American visiting London, looking for roast beef and yorkshire pudding, and this seemed a likely spot. Not bad, but I was slightly disappointed. First off, it was pricey. Which I never mind if the quality is worth it. But for 35 pounds you get only two pieces of sliced roast beef, along with your yorkshire and some roasted potatoes. The potatoes were entirely mediocre, and I ate only about half of them. The beef was good, better with some of the fat along the side, and the gravy was okay but not great -- very salty. I am not an expert on yorkshire pudding but I've definitely had some I liked better. This was very much like a "popover," mostly crunchy outside with little of the chewy portion that I like. And desert was a cheesecake without much flavor. Oh well...

E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Love Roast, but on this occasion I felt my starter had been sitting under the hot lamp for a little too long.

ML
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wine list limited but otherwise was a very lovely night

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s an expensive meal, and nothing that special.
When spending £80 for chateaubriand they could have put some at least one other side with it, rather than just a lot of slightly over cooked potatoes.

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roast is in the London area of borough market. The restaurant is very spacious so you have ample room between each table. The food was excellent & cooked to a very high standard. The price of the meal is fair so it supports the quality of the food. Fantastic all round service. It was my partners birthday & without us knowing they presented her with a small birthday treat. Definitely go there again.

LR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything excellent but service sporadic. I had oysters and lamb chops and crumble with cream. All memorable.

TH
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Staff communication was poor, and the furniture is in need of replacement. Food excellent, but wines overpriced.

KN
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast and service, not cheap but you get what you pay for.

MH
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Hi Guys

I entertain clients roughly twice monthly at Roast , by far my favourite restaurant in London ( Palomar a close second )

However why Roast celebrates meat , I am a life lone vegetarian , the Vegetarian /Vegan options are for me fantastic and the venue and service allow me to entertain in comfort , the last few times the vegetarian menu has reduced to 2 options and not changed for several months

First I don’t want a giant Veggie Bugler for Lunch and second Your cauliflower gratin isn’t nice , this time around I just had sides as my main and why very pleasant it got me to book the Palomar for my next client lunch

As always my thanks and I hope to see you soon

SF
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

They were busy which seemed to surprise the staff. We were only 4 people and they managed to get the drinks order and the food order wrong !

I have had better meals in there and the location is good

M
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food, ambience was great.
Service was not bad, the restaurant was clearly busy and the service staff were doing their best.
The main host however was massively out of her depth. She was borderline rude to the people in front of us waiting to be seated (who had a reservation), and she had a pretty combative conversation with the people in front of them!
We had a in-joke about her etiquette with other customers in the line waiting to be seated.
Great food, but the host clearly wasn’t up to the task that morning when the restaurant was busy with breakfast diners.

FK
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Disappointing meal. Main courses and puddings were bland with the whole group feeling that their food had been re-heated or sat under a heat lamp for some time. The quality was a long way short of what we expected, this once reliable restaurant now feels like a churn it out tourist venue.

CC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Hi
I love Roast and the location. But it is expensive so you expect fantastic service. Both this and last time my side dishes were forgotten and the food was slow. My greens were also cold when they came. No one offered to take them off the bill - I was with a client so didn't want to make a fuss. When at the Bar - no one was checking when we wanted to go to our table. I just think the service could be more responsive and you could match the experience of the venue with great service.

BH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was great.
Unfortunately the service was slow

EM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was very poor and slow but food was pretty good!

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service excellent, but it was very noisy at our table so it was difficult to hold a conversation across the table. To be fair however we were seated next to a very large group, but I think the noise levels would still have been higher than I would have liked without that being a factor.

AN
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was ok. Good quality food and reasonable value. Would recommend for a special event or If someone is visiting from out of England but not for a general roast. I think there are great locals pubs that can offer a similar things for less of the price.

The location and venue is great. Very simple with good views.

C
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

SW
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Based on our research and some reviews we had read, we were expecting a different experience than what we received. Our waiter laughed when we chose to share a starter and tried several times to talk us out of our order. Our potatoes were so hard we had difficulty cutting them with a steak knife and the Yorkshire was dry, crusty and empty

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Service was shocking, had to tell the waiter to get my drink 3 times.
The food was good, but served cold.
Did complain to the manager and he did give us a free drink. And did knock off the service Charge.
Will not be eating here again.
Good points, the venue was really nice.

L
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a lovely evening catching up with friends. The food was delicious and well presented, and good value using the Market menu ( limited options and time availability. Roast was less busy than I have experienced before, and so lacked some atmosphere. Service was polite as ever but a little slow.

IS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had breakfast here - just decided to go the night before. Our booking was at 10:30am. Very prompt service, our Bucks Fizz arrived within about a minute of sitting down. Wife had pancakes and bacon with maple syrup. Pancakes were ace, but very lacking in syrup so she asked for more which was delivered seconds later. I had the Borough breakfast (regular size FEB). Eggs were good, as were mushroom and tomato and bubble & squeak (an extra). Bacon was ok but sausage was distinctly under par. I think this is because they’re baked not fried. Coffee was great, tea was what my mother would have called “water bewitched”. We had a good time, but this is not a cheap experience- I think it came to £66 in all, including service. £28 of that was the cocktails to kick off. I’d go again, but it’s not a every day thing unless you’re *very* rich.

p
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Been lots of times. Usually good. But this time the attitude of staff was weird. I asked 4 times for a place setting to be changed but it seemed the most difficult request. We asked to have our order taken twice. Cocktail order was taken twice. Wine order wasn’t put through Can’t have a medium burger it can only be medium rare or medium well because it’s the law. What nonsense. And the food want up to much and the mark up on the wine is ridiculous. So a poor night out and I am now dropping Roast off my list of places to entertain clients and international colleagues. There are too many other places that are better. Bye bye

CT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best roast I have had out for a very long time, if ever. Everything was spot on; great taste, good portions and every course was good. Shame you can't have the roast as one course though as cant manage 3 courses x x will be back for sure xx

EW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. A bit surprising that the roast doesn’t come with any vegetables and that you have to order these separately.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unique location with view of Borough Market from above. Traditional dishes - well executed and a great wine list. Perfect for a weekend lunch or dinner.

r
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Little atmosphere on a Saturday evening. Service very abrupt and uncooperative, wine eye-wateringly expensive, and food rather average

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service, will definitely be back. It was just a shame the restaurant was so empty... I can’t believe that it isn’t full every evening, it was so lush.

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at 12.30pm. Had a drink at bar first and impressed with friendly service, excellent Strawberry Martini and Virgin Mohito. Staff were very attentive with perfect level of consideration, not interrupting our conversation. The Pork Belly and Lambs Liver were excellent, as always. The cheese board was plentiful with large variety of cheeses and different types of crackers. Butter was not given with cheeese board but staff were happy to supply. Least expensive Chardonnay was very good. Great food and service provided where we could talk without excessive noise, despite busy restaurant. Thank you for a very positive experience. Only two mins walk from London Bridge tube.

TK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sumptuous food, wonderful service, a real treat. Enjoy!

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

The food is average. Very overpriced for what it is. Some stalls at the Borough market have tastier food with less fuss and half the price. And they need to stop using plastic straws on everything.

TE
Buckinghamshire
17 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, but very warm due to no blinds as the windows, excellent lunch as long as you don't deviate from the set menu, if you do then the price ramps up somewhat. Nice food though

N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Generally we enjoyed it, the £30 per head cancellation charge is a cheek though. Food was good enough and wine good quality but expensive.

DD
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the restaurant setting with the view over borough market. The service was great and the ambience was just right. The food was good but over-priced for what you get, no doubt he London effect. At £35 a head for the roast beef I’d have expected it to either be amongst the best beef I’d ever tasted or a substantial plate. By comparison a Sunday lunch at Hawksmoor is £25, the serving of beef is cooked to perfection and tastes amazing and you get more of it in 1 plate than we did in 2 at roast. I’d say it was probably a slice of beef short and a couple of roast potatoes too many of being a really good meal. However, it was a really good all round experience and I certainly wouldn’t want my review to put anyone off going, I would definitely recommend people to give it a try. The free kids meal offer during the summer is a definite plus and good to see some effort put into a kids menu.

MH
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a nice afternoon out at Roast , however on this occasion I picked wrong and had the vegetarian main Cauliflower gratin , not a great meal but more down to my choice over experience as the vegetarian options are normally excellent

Looking forward to my next visit

j
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with just a missing peppercorn sauce distracting from our business meeting

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