Roast

4.3
9835 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 07:00–10:30
Sat 08:30–11:30
Lunch
Mon–Sat 12:00–15:30
Dinner
Mon–Fri 17:30–22:30
Sat 18:00–22:30

Sunday
11:30-18:30 (lunch only)
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Phone number
020 3006 6111
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Paul Shearing
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Catering
We can cater for any occasion with a month's notice.
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Cross Street
Stoney Street, Park Street, Southwark Street
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Parking Details
NCP Kipling Street
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Public Transit
London Bridge tube station.
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Mon - Wed 2:15PM - 3:45PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:45PM
Thu - Fri 5:30PM - 8:45PM 9:00PM - 10:45PM
Sat 9:30PM - 10:45PM

What 9835 People Are Saying
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M
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and good food but very pricey and I have had better food for cheaper elsewhere.

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

Great food nice staff. One comment I have is that the wine list seemed an the pricey side. a bigger selection at the bottom end of the range would be good. Fine for the occasion but would make me think about going for a not so special occasion.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

To be absolutely honest, I have been to Roast before, but on this occasion, Maximum customers present was around 16 people, they forgot the bacon for my wife’s full English, also they forgot my toast for my veggie breakfast....... I can totally understand if the Restaurant was busy and the staff over run, BUT a totally of 16 customers, no restaurant is over run.... Roast is a great location but needs to pull it’s socks up fast due to a number of quality restaurants within the area.

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MD
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was very impressed with the service, right from being greeted at the door. Everyone is attentive and friendly, and we never had to flag anyone down if we needed anything. I expected this to be an issue during Sunday lunch with a large table, but everything arrived promptly. We had two gluten free guests, and our servers were helpful with making food choices. The food, however, doesn't live up to the service. It was good - nothing special, and not as nicely done as places we have locally. Everything tasted fine and we didn't complain, but you pay a premium for the location. My son had a steak that was large and came with chips, but £38.75 for a rib eye seems excessive. The three course set menu is much better value and the portions were huge. Overall, we did enjoy our lunch and the atmosphere was lovely (if a bit noisy, which is understandable during Sunday lunch service.) I think you can get a better roast dinner elsewhere, though.

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CY
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A truly outstanding meal. Both the food and service delivery were of the highest standard. We had the beef wellington which was cooked to perfection followed by the pina colada panna cotta which was also excellent. While prices are on the high side they still represent good value for money because of the sheer quality of the food although I would acknowledge that the cost of wine is very expensive and needs to be looked at. A great place to visit for special occasions. One minor concern for couples is that some of the tables are far too close together. Overall however we had a fabolous evening.

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SF
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Been here a number of times for Breakfast and Brunch food was great as normal. Service was poor, barely a smile from staff, difficult to get someone to take an order, empty glasses and cups left in the table. I wouldn’t be able to recommend.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Lovely looking restaurant however our waiter was not very warm and there was a mistake on the bill at the end... the waiter’s attitude ruined the experience somewhat for me.

Also the Chef refused to create a side dish (I requested a hash brown, was told the restaurant didn’t do hash browns, I pointed out that this was on the menu as part of other dishes, the waiter asked the Chef who refused... I understand that this may be annoying at times but the attitude + the refusal was just another thing that made the experience that little more disappointing.)

That said I love the food, the ambiance of this restaurant and it’s proximity to Borough Market. I’d go back again for those things!

Sarah

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Booked for breakfast meet, didn’t disappoint. Recommended *

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SK
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, great service, really enjoyed the dinner. It was quite a noisy restaurant though.

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ES
Kent
33 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great outing to Roast where sticking to the steaks and scallops ensures excellent food-chateaubriand was first rate.Sommelier was fantastic this time round as we had a special ask about some whisky.We ate early but get very full so quite noisy but tables by the windows are better and quite fun watching the London Bridge quarter night life.

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A
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Set your bar high, push it up two more levels, multiply it by three and that is your experience at Roast.

I normally don’t write many reviews (busy life) but here I am, a few hours after finishing the best dining experience I’ve ever had (and I’m not that young!) with a smile on my face and trust me, I’ve been to many places (throughout EU, Japan, NY, S Francisco, LA, Chicago, Argentina...you name it!). Got there on time, my table was ready (this was a solo dinner as I’m visiting from overseas). Service is superb, professional, meticulous. Attention to detail is their mantra, you feel like you’re the only customer in the entire place (and it was packed!). It was impressive. Now for the food: I had the corn soup, well balanced flavors, delicious. For main course got the lamb, cooked to perfection, juicy and delicate. Courgette and hoggit cottage pie were amazing; as well as the broccolini with nuts. I finished with an espresso and a digestive (courtesy of the House). I wished I had shared my experience with my husband (lucky him, he’s back home working!). Bottom line is: if you’re visiting London and want to experience what it feels to be treated like royalty while eating an absolutely amazing meal, look no further: Roast IS YOUR PLACE TO GO! If you live in London and hadn’t been to Roast, there must be something wrong with you, this should be the place where you go over and over again!!!

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LY
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I always really enjoy eating at Roast. The food is consistent, the service is very good and I love the setting. My one piece of negative feedback is based on my most recent experience. When you have a table booked for 5 it doesn't work to place those 5 people on an oblong table for 6 because inevitably someone is sitting at the end facing no one and that makes for an uncomfortable experience. This is very much the case if your booking is for a business dinner. When I arrived at the restaurant I asked if we could be moved to either a round table or a table with a seat at the end but we were told that wasn't an option. Its things like this that seem small but make a difference to the experience of the diner.

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j
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Standards have slipped. Let’s hope just an off day

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DP
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It may be that I was unimpressed with the food as it didn't live up to the hype I had read on line regarding their Sunday Roast. I was disappointed that the Yorkshire Pudding was not hot or at least warm. In addition, the hostess tried to sit us at a table where direct sunlight was beaming on the table through the glass ceiling/windows making it extremely hot. When we asked to be seated at the empty table next to it which was in the shade, she said she couldn't and instead would sit us at a table downstairs at the bar. We made the reservations maybe a month or more in advance and wanted to sit in the dining area to have the full experience of Sunday Brunch. After much persistence on our part, she finally agreed. It was the beginning of a not so good experience.

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JC
London
56 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gorgeous and good value Sunday lunch at Roast. Service was excellent. We had our 6 month old with us and whilst he was quiet 90% of the time when he did kick off we didn't feel uncomfortable as there was plenty of noise...staff were lovely with him also.

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect, wonderful staff, attentive without being overbearing and attention to detail is great.

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Saturday special was sold out despite it being only 8.30pm. One of our party's steaks was undercooked and had to be sent back to be taken from rare to medium. The halibut another party member had was very overcooked.

Prices were very high for what turned out to be a fairly poor quality meal. Nobody bothered to ask us how our meal was at any stage during the night.

One the plus side the roast beef was excellent but the portions were small.

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PB
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and well presented. The service was excellent.Looking forward to going back.

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DJ
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food as great as ever - our waiter not so much

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately I can only give Roast 4 stars, due to the very disapointting treacle tart, however if not for that I would of happily given them 5*'s. Its a fantastic location, upon arrival we enjoyed having a drink at the bar watching the hussle and bussle of Borough Market. The staff where all charming and the food deliscious, you could really tell the quality and the freshness of the ingredients. Was a very good lunch and definitely worth a visit!

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B
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sorry that you no longer serve food in bar area. We loved to sit and watch market action while dining.

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MW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Roast is an ideal location to bring non-UK colleagues. Good English food, excellent ingredients and a great view over the vibrant Borough Market.

All together an excellent dining experience!

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AI
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roast is a place I keep returning to! The location in Burrough Market is fun, food is always amazing and their plating is gorgeous. Highly recommend!

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DS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I decided to take my clients to Roast for lunch. After waiting for over 40 minutes we asked the waiter where our food was and he said he could see it on the counter awaiting service. We was then told that the chef was not happy with one of our dishes and decided not to serve it to us. Despite the other 2 dishes being ready, they was not served to us until we asked. The food was cool and the burgers were well-done rather than the medium that we asked for. My client had to wait for another 10 minutes while they made an entirely different dish for him. I had to complain to the manager in front of my clients and the whole experience was very unprofessional.

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l
London
34 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Very disappointed. Usually packed now 1/3 full. Breakfast an adjunct to lunch prep. Boring menu and the fab sparkling breakfast cocktails I loved - no more. I won’t go back

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good breakfast in a smart setting, ambience lively but business like.

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AB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food, attentive service. As a couple we were squeezed inches from another couple also having a date. More space needed between tables as it made conversation and privacy difficult. We might as well have been on the same table.

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KL
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Booked Sunday lunch at Roast for three of us to celebrate my daughter's A level results. Service was attentive and ambience was great but the food was very disappointing indeed. Seemed like they just weren't trying - surprising for an upmarket place located within Borough Market, London's foodie magnet. Every dish was at best 'nothing special' and at worst 'quite bad really'. And it was expensive too.... I wouldn't have minded that if it had felt like value for money. What a shame.

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Great but over priced food, poor service, loud environment

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WB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Want to say thanks to the gentleman who served us. He was so attentive and knew what we needed, and arranged everything in details. Excellence!

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service. Staff were extremely friendly and professional. Didn't want the meal to end as it was delicious.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Sorry to say that although our main course was very nice the service was slow and they ‘lost’ our dessert order, failed to tell us and just left us waiting. We had a limit on how long we could wait as we had tickets to a show and had to go and ask the waitress for our bill. Should have just been up front and apologised or some sort of explanation! When eventually she brought the bill
She muttered that they hadn’t charged us for our soft drinks!
Don’t think we will return as there are many good quality restaurants in the area.

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SA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and very attentive service! Fabulous experience.

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S
London
17 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really good experience with traditional food served well.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I was discapointed with the service. I like it when waiters know what has been ordered by each guest and puts the correct meal in front of them with out asking. It would have also have been nice to have our serviettes laid across our laps for us, which i think you can expect from a restaurant of that leval. Expensive wine.

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SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was an informal business meeting and Roast was the perfect venue with it's balance of great food in a very nice setting and at a reasonable price. The location is always a great talking point too

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F
London
63 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As you would expect, the roast beef was outstanding, perfectly cooked to our preference and full of flavour. The Lirac we drank with it was pretty good too. Staff were helpful and on the ball.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Would have given 5* but had to wait ages for our dessert as it was forgotten and had to ask twice for the Bill and then find someone to take payment as no one cane back to table. Can't fault the food it was delicious!

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OT
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saw this restaurant on a travel show. Easy to make reservation. Mother/Daughter special vacation. This restaurant has it all!! Great food, Great location, Great Service. Perfect meal with my favorite Girl!
You will love it !! Thanks for our "proper English Sunday Roast"

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The moment we stepped into the lift to be greeted at the desk was the start of a lovely relaxing experience.
The staff were very attentive and made the afternoon pleasant without being overbearing.
The food was fantastic and very well cooked.
We will definitely be returning sometime soon in the future.

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