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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Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

For dinner on New Year's Eve, Roast will be serving a special New Year's Eve A La Carte menu with festive recipes. Please note the restaurant requires credit card details on this date. Reservations cancelled with less than 72 hours’ notice may be subject to a cancellation fee of £30 per person.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

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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

What 10612 People Are Saying
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MG
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had to wait 35mins for our booked table to be ready. Bar staff very slow and not very friendly. Food came out cold. The nicest thing about the evening was the managers response to us & considerable discount- but we went for nice food & a nice experience. This place is too expensive to have such poor service & poor quality food.

RE
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food arrived at all different times for our guests. Short on sides. Not cooked to request - asked for well done arrived medium

RM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Really disappointed, this was for my friends birthday and although they did a nice birthday candle at the end ... the food was really poor. The steak was really chewy and the lamb was fatty. Service was slow!

The table was nice but I certainly won’t be coming back or recommending to my wider circle.

RG
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Brunch venue overlooking Borough Market with top quality food at reasonable prices!

d
London
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The steak my daughter ordered as medium was more rare so she didn’t enjoy it. We asked for mash instead of fries but got fries then got mash as well. Service was slow and was so busy the servers were struggling. When the bill came we had been charged for drinks we didn’t have. Food overall was nice but it’s over priced and way too busy and noisy overall.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with amazing service and food. Varied menu and the room itself is amazing.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fabulous Sunday Roast . Absolutely delicious . Wine is a bit pricey but great quality

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had a fab time at Roast a 18th birthday treat for my son . Food was fab

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Sadly the quality of the food did not meet our expectations, we had to send the potatoes back because they tasted like frozen potatoes reheated and the Yorkshire pudding was over cooked. The meat was lovely but overall not the quality you expect at those prices.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was OK but the ratings are mainly driven by the price / quality equation in that the service was OK but not great and the food was similar but it felt a bit mean with no bread, smallish portions and the xpensive sides. If you want to be expensive you have to just try a bit harder than they did.

GP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely wine and a bustling lively room. Great fun for a family meal!

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Breakfast was delicious. Good portion sizes, fair prices and fresh food. The dining room is beautiful and the staff were all very friendly. I ordered a side of avocado which unfortunately was forgotten and it proved difficult to get the attention of staff as they were all very busy but other than that everything was great.

h
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad food, terrible service and awful follow up from the GM.

SC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We loved the atmosphere and particularly the location.
The service at the reception and the bar were superb.
The service at the table was good - perfectly timed food and waiters were polite and perfectly attentive.
It was a little bit more pricier than I expected - my cocktail was £14 - but it was the alcohol that pushed up the cost.
Very enjoyable.
Thank you.

k
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal, good service, a little on the expensive side but would go back

MM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre dinner cocktail was very nice. Food was very good and decent sized portions. We opted for the '3 courses for £35' menu and asked if we could swap the desert for a coffee instead; we were told that was fine but charged £35 plus the price of the coffee - not on. I would recommend the restaurant, the food and service were definitely some of the best I've encountered.

JO
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I had to wait an hour and a quarter for my table and after that another 30 minutes to be served

LR
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I’ve been previously and Roast has lost its way on service. Table 20 minutes late and no apology. Ran out of cauliflower cheese with Sunday lunch and also ran out of our wine choice. Very slow service. Won’t be going back

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Having waited and heard such good things about Roast I was very disappointed.
More so since actually taking the time to write to the restaurant before leaving feedback but not received an acknowledgement.
Table booked for 2:15 had to wait in the very packed bar area for over 45 mins where everywhere you stood you were in someones way! - was seated at gone 3pm. They did not meet our specific requested seating requirements even though I had called and confirmed.
Roast run out of specific side orders by 3:30pm and out of cheeseboards and deserts by 5pm.
The food we ate was very nice - but obviously would have been better with a full menu available.
It is not cheap to eat at Roast and I believe you should get what you pay for - in this instance we certainly did not.
Staff were nice, worked very hard.

KP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Must say we've been to Roast before and had an excellent experience, unfortunately this time wasn't so good, my request for a round table by the window was nor fulfilled, so instead we were in the lower section quite close to the kitchen, it was very noisy so hard to talk as a group, the food ok, but my soup was warm not hot, the mains was good quality meat but they only served us 4 individual portions of roast potatoes for 5 of us, so we had to request the missing portion, unfortunately two of the desserts (crumble) were only partially cooked and cold, so had to be returned & replaced. The wine we first ordered we were told was out of stock but the waiter managed to locate a couple of bottles but at a price of £60- per bottle, therefore, it was a pretty expensive Sunday roast for not great food and lack of attentive waiting staff as they were all extremely busy.

AB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious meal and our waiter was utterly fantastic. I was rather surprised though when the man who seemed to be in charge of the arrivals desk came over to us as we had just received our deserts to say he wanted our table back. We were well aware of the two hour rule and had, as requested, given our desert orders with our starters and main course orders. We had not asked for any delays through the meal therefore it seemed a bit rich to be asked Ford our table back when we had not even started our deserts. Frankly this spoilt what had been a lovely meal. Our waiter apologised profusely. But there was no chance to have coffee or finish our wine without standing at the bar. I understand that time limits are required but if you are insistent that they need to be kept to then you need to speed up the service and not make guests feel like it is their fault.

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal, the only thing that let it down was the chicken was very dry, but other than that everything was delicious.

P
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have dined at Roast a number of times and always liked it until my experience last Saturday. While the food was good, the service was poor. It seemed that there were not enough waiters. My friend and I also witnessed a disturbing scene. The gentleman who appeared to be the maitre de bumped into a young lady who was serving sparkling wine to a large table near ours and treated her as if it was her fault not his. I also thought the wine pour for the price was meager. In all, not that great of an evening.

k
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely!

SA
London
35 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was a little underwhelmed to be honest as I was really looking forward to a special lunch. Food was ok, we had roasts which were ok. Gravy was thin and sparse, wine never came so we cancelled it towards the end of the meal and it just wasn’t special in any way.
I’ve been for dinner and that was much nicer so maybe it’s an evening spot rather than lunch.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t fault Roast we had an amazing breakfast, the staff were attentive and the breakfast cocktails are a must.

Roast
Responded on 4 November 2019

Dear guest Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is so very rewarding to receive positive feedback, and for you to take the time to put pen to paper to let us know. Your review will be shared with the whole team. Thank you. We look forward to welcome you back soon, Bruno Zuliani general manager

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P
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Lukewarm overpriced food failing on a flavour front. To be fair the staff replaced my lamb Barnsley chop when I complained it was luke warm but generally disappointed given price, reputation and precious experience (although that was a very long time ago with a different chef and gamier menu). Much better places in that area at that kind of price.

Roast
Responded on 4 November 2019

Dear guest Thank you for your feed back. I am sorry to hear your experience did not match our usual food standards we are so well known for by all our regular guests, I am pleased to hear we reacted very quickly, but I agree we should have got it right the first time. My sincere apologies for the shortfalls. We hope you will give us the opportunity to put things right by returning soon, bruno Zuliani general manager

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G
London
45 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

There weren’t any pasta dishes on the main course menu this time. I had liver which was quite good. The restaurant was quite noisy and because I have hearing problems I couldn’t easily hear the person sitting opposite me. I realise this isn’t the restaurant’s fault, I mention it so others can consider if this is the place for them. I came just with one person last time and it was fine.
Staff were friendly.

MG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The service was a little bit distracted. I mentioned we were celebrating a birthday and we had a person with severe allergies and gluten intolerance, and the waiters were unaware. I had to mention a couple of times.
Hasn’t been as outstanding as it has been in many other occasions. Also, the restaurant was a bit too loud for comfortable conversations

JE
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Been here numerous times before - food is always very good and service attentive but not intrusive.

Two points of feedback
- make the font size on the menu a little larger and darker as those of us with ageing eyes struggle to read the description below each dish;
- this applies equally to the wine list as I wouldn't have spent £68 on bottle of House Red (the list offers a 375ml carafe for £35 but the 375ml is hard to read so the natural assumption is that it's a bottle) but gone to the main wine list as there were arguably better wines available for comparable money.

L
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Haven't been here in some time. Food matched expectations and was delicious. Service was courteous and the sommelier very helpful and provided us with out-of-this-world wine choice. Less noisy that I recall, which was good.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Roast is in a great location. The food is basic and the chef can’t get a poached egg right. The service is lent great. I’d never come back if there were more breakfast options nearby.

Roast
Responded on 4 November 2019

Dear guest please contact me at the restaurant Bruno Zuliani general manager

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

the service was very poor we asked for water 3 times!!
the starters came at separate times !!
felt we had to ask for everything and then it was slow.
so bad didn't have dessert or drinks

Roast
Responded on 4 November 2019

Dear David Thank you for your feed back I am sorry and apologise for the shortfalls in our services during your last visit, please let me know when you visit the restaurant next so we can put things right. Bruno Zuliani general manager

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

There was a lot of things missing from the menu. The main one there was no bread!!

Roast
Responded on 4 November 2019

Dear Suzanne Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear there were many items missing from the menu, however I am confused about the bread? we always have so much bread here please contact me to discuss Bruno Zuliani general manager

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KS
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Yorkshire puddings were overcooked, beef was quite fatty. Got given the wrong thing twice and then they were still on the bill when we tried to pay. Drinks took a very long time to come- even just a beer. I thought overall the actual roast was average but the dessert and scotch eggs were delucious!! And the ambience and actual venue fantastic

K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service. Great location. Perfect for a special occasion!

Roast
Responded on 4 November 2019

Dear guest Thank you for your lovely review Parvez will be rewarded accordingly for going the extra mile. We are looking forward to welcome you very soon, Bruno Zuliani general manager

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RC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good for groups but too hectic and noisy for two people. Food was very nice but felt quite stressed after leaving.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Great food but poor service. Too many customers and we were served by too many different staff who weren’t sure what or when we had ordered
Very noisy and also hot as it’s like a greenhouse

TB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We booked a meal at Roast after seeing it featured on Nick Helm's "Eat your Heart Out". The restaurant itself looks beautiful with loads of windows with views of Borough Market and beyond. Though it was very busy, it still felt intimate and friendly. The food was absolutely excellent. I had Calves liver (a personal favourite) with roast beetroots and creamed kale. My husband had beef wellington and the kids had steaks. We had charcuterie to start. My youngest son had the flat iron steak and didn't enjoy his meal because there was pesto on the plate which was unexpected and tainted everything for him. But he loved the pudding. Cocktails were also excellent. The white chocolate martini was particularly good as,, I am told was the Borough Market sour. A meal for 5 came to over £400 inc service charge. It was, however, an excellent meal as the food, the drink and the ambiance were all great.

SW
London
21 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We had booked for brunch for two people. Ordered pancakes and avocado on toast with a poached egg.
The pancakes were raw in the middle with mixture just oozing out. The Avocado on toast was a small square of toast with avocado and a single poached egg. Very poor quality of food for a place that was renowned for being a foodie fixture.

Roast
Responded on 28 October 2019

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your feed back with us, I am sorry we did not meet with our usual standards, we have since spoken with our chef who took immediate action to avoid this from happening again. We hope to see you again very soon in the future, regards, Bruno Zuliani general manager

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