Roast

4.1
10275 reviews
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Sunday Lunch
  • 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

National Steak Day: 25% Off

– 35-day dry aged rib-eye steak (300g) and chips
– 6oz chimichurri flat iron steak, skinny fries
– 9oz fillet steak, skinny fries

Please note on Sunday 21st April, the 25% offer will only apply on the 35-Day dry aged rib-eye steak (300g) and chips. Offer for walk ins will be subject to availability.
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.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 18 April 2019

Ends: 25 April 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:00

1,000-Point Tables

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

The food was excellent, we had beef, lamb, chicken and the fish among us and all were equally good. The service was ok, but the biggest issue for us was we were so cold. The air con was blasting on us - it has been a warm day however at 6pm it had got chilly and in spite of asking to turn it down it stayed on and we were all very u comfortable which spoilt it somewhat. A shame

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was slow. I ordered a beer and had to remind the waiter to bring it. Also, I ordered the set menu, however, they were out of the nectarine desert. The waiter said the substitute was carrot cake, which I ordered. I was then charged separate from the set menu for the carrot cake.

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

Probably the best Sunday roast I have had out; the Sirloin of Beef was cooked to perfection and one had the choice of Medium Rare to Well Done. Roast potatoes and Yorkshire Pud were perfect too, although they failed to serve any greens as standard. Good Starters and Deserts also.

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JS
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food in a relaxed atmosphere with great views to boot

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

Easter Sunday lunch with the family - the Roast Pork was the best I’ve had! Lovely ambience, too!

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A
New England
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Easter Sunday Lunch. The food and service is always impeccable. Still one of my all time favorite London restaurants.

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Z
London
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The usual amazing experience.
Attentive staff and amazing food.

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S
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff and food.
Enjoyed the Sunday roast.
Pleasant and helpful staff. Quick service.

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GH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good overall experience. The service was good and not overbearing. We felt no rush and the restaurant atmosphere was a nice oasis from the bustle and crush of Borough Market. Have been before and will gladly return

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food in a beautiful location.

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CM
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were looking forward to going to Roast again having been there a number of years earlier and had an amazing experience previously, unfortunately we had a poor experience this time. Our waiter mixed up the order with one of the dishes and when pointed out, tried to push us into accepting the incorrect order so that we can have it for free, when we insisted on the order to be corrected, he kept negotiating on the basis that it would take 45 mins for the dish to be cooked, when we said we are happy to wait, somehow the dish was ready in 10 mins! He then tried to give a hug to one of the guests at our table to apologise for the mix up which wasn’t really appropriate... Despite our disappointment with this particular waiter, the manager handled our feedback very professionally.

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ER
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal. Good service. Very expensive wine list!
Disappointed to receive the bill and discover that they hadn’t applied the kids eat free offer that was on over the Easter holidays! On asking we were informed that only one offer could be used (fair enough) and that they had applied the lowest value offer! Instead of the kids discount of £31 they applied the 25% off steak offer which was £16.

They did rectify this, but it left us feeling is feeling like they were trying to rip us off.

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MG
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I have always really liked Roast, but there is no getting away from the fact that my recent breakfast there was a disappointing experience. It took 45 mins to deliver 1 English Breakfast, the food was cold, the waiter was sultry was asked to exchange the orange juice delivered for the apple juice actually ordered, and the poached eggs weren't cooked properly. I'll give it one more go to see if it was a one off, but frankly I expect more for the price.

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RR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue and service

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food, wine and service. We also appreciated that there wasn't too much banging and drilling (refurbishment of the bar) and it was only towards the end of the meal

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n
London
51 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Pros - you get a lot of food for your money; the serving staff are excellent; there’s an interesting wine list

Cons - the food tastes like mass catered school dinners; the lamb was tasteless the roast potatoes were so crispy, they couldn’t be cut with a steak knife and were eventually replaced; charging £4.50 + service for a small portion of veggies (only potatoes are served with the roast) is taking the p*** - it’s supposed to be a roast, guys

To sum up, with the exception of service, it’s inferior in every way to the Berners Tavern, which costs exactly the same

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TP
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing
Sunday set menu, starters very good
Lack of Vegetarian options, 3 of our group had vegetarian roast which consisted of 2 flat mushrooms and veg. Its sunday, traditional day of the roast, why not have more options?
Meat roast was very poor quality
Potatoes and Yorkshire pudding overdone
Total rip-off that you have to pay extra for veg!
Gravy had zero flavour
I was thirsty on more than one occasion when asking for a drink, it was forgotten.
Over an hour wait between main course and dessert, this was too long with 2 small children.
Table not adequately tidied between courses.
Very expensive for what you get, will not revisit.

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s
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a great time with fab service and food and a lovely table on the mezzanine which I had requested.
The only thing I would say is that the cheapest wine was £43 a bottle, it would have been good to see some more affordable wines on the list..., when we had our aperitifs we were not asked if we wanted single or double measures, and we were given doubles which were obviously more expensive, so when you are paying for 11 people to have a celebratory meal it made for a very expensive drinks bill which we were not quite expecting to pay.

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M
London
22 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Very slow - it took an hour to get any course on the table, at a time when the restaurant was less than half full. Overpriced - we were even charged £4 a bottle for still water!!! Neveragain

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MM
Munich
37 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Returned to Roast after many years. Have always liked it - love the concept - and it was ok. Kinds of pricey, but the food was good. The menu is a bit less varied that it used to be. I recall more options for roasts, etc.

The space is cavernous and the acoustics are terrible. Seems to be a place for large expense account dinners out.

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m
Buckinghamshire
7 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings and in the heart of Borough Market. The suckling pig special looked fantastic but was sold out by the time we got there.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an absolutely lovely lunch here on Thursday.
Lovely atmosphere and food was really good. Best roast beef ever!
If I had to think of something it would be to make the horseradish hotter!
We had a window seat which was lovely to start with but actually we had to ask to be moved as it was just too hot whilst eating. Can’t imagine what it would be like in the height of summer?

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We’ve to Roast before and really enjoyed it. However this time we were very disappointed. There were three of us and we eat from the set menu. Our starters were ok but we all had Duck Leg Wellington which was definitely not good. The duck was ok, slightly over cooked but not bad, however the gravy was revolting so over salted that spoilt the whole dish. We did mention it to the waiter, who told the chef who said we were not the first to complain. No other comment, apology etc was made. My husband mentioned it to the receptionists on the way out - who just said what a shame - nothing else. Sadly that has put us of returning.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had an excellent dinner here with a great view down into the bustle of the market. Only gripe - incredibly noisy

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KA
London
73 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious lunch. Friendly service. Super venue. Have been many times and will be back

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The Sunday roast was quite over priced.
The roast beef was thin cut - I was expecting something thicker but it was thin and dry.

Sticky date pudding was amazing tho !

Waiters are not the most attentive - looks like they are understaff - only very few waiters in such a big space !

Overall it was ok but I probably won’t go back again

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food quality and service were both good but the wine prices were extortionate and would put me off coming again as I can get much better elsewhere as there are now so many excellent restaurants in London

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RG
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely service with a warm welcome. A lovely spot in the heart of the market, we had a great evening. Thank you

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MR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant certainly lived up to my expectations. Faultless!

The Pork Belly was outstanding - so much crispy crackling!

I will definitely return.

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M
Staffordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent if a little expensive. Service was very good and we had a good table with plenty of room. Overall an excellent experience and would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends.

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g
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food average. Service fine but not personal. Prices not high but expected more.

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D
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to breakfast this past Saturday, as we do each Saturday we are in London. On this holiday, that represented five separate breakfast trips.
I write primarily to let you know what a great asset Giovanni is. He's attentive without being fussy, really knows his stuff, and gets things done well and efficiently.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food arrived after 40 minutes cold, had to send it back. Waitress didn’t really understand what we we’re talking about but continued to serve sides while we got the manager. Overpriced. Would have been happier in Flat Iron. Won’t bother again.

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B
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

A friend and I were having a bit of a reunion as the last time we were at Roast together was almost 10 years ago. We were with his small child and ordered her the fish finger starter and a chicken wrap for her main. Her kids starter was HUGE - we questioned if they'd given us the correct dish and the waiter confirmed it was indeed a starter. They'd had to make it bigger after people complained about it being too small. Goes to show you really can't please everyone! There was a lot left so we asked the waiter to take it away and bring the wrap instead. There was definitely a miscommunication here somewhere. After a while the leftovers still weren't gone and there was no sign of a wrap. When we questioned this the waited explained he thought we'd asked for the main course to be delayed so he'd essentially cancelled it? NO idea how that could've been taken from our conversation. But he genuinely seemed annoyed and hurried off in a bit of a huff. He left us feeling confused and a little annoyed. Thankfully - there was a second waiter who was damn good at his job. He sorted it all out and looked after us for the rest of the meal. He was super friendly and a credit to the restaurant. The food was good as usual but i'd save this place as a 'Special Occasion' kind of venue.

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D
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our evening was wonderful. I’m still dreaming about the food and the set menu was outstanding for the price. I had items from all menus- the duck leg wellington was a treat!!

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a
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went to Roast for a Mother’s Day celebration. The restaurant was very busy and service suffered slightly as a result; less attentive, and more abrupt than on previous visits, it also took 15 mins to order a round of pre-meal cocktails. Still the best roast beef in town though.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We love Roast and have been numerous times, however I feel this time was a bit of a let down really. We went for Mother’s Day and I can appreciate that it’s a busy day however both starters and mains were cold and service was pretty poor. I won’t let one bad experience deter me from returning however I would probably avoid going for a celebration such as Mother’s Day / Father’s Day.

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RR
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent variety of options on menu.
Lovely cocktails and wine list.
Service was attentive but not intrusive.
A great evening!

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HL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience. Staff as polite and attentive as always. Food and wine top class. Took 80 yrs old parents for a treat. They absolutely loved it

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H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Great location and ambiance nice staff average to poor food - tepid mash and bland pork. V expensive. Overall we had a nice time but was not good value - have had better food in cote

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