Roast

4.3
9742 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: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday: 8:30am - 11:30am;





Lunch: Monday - Saturday 12:00pm-3:45pm



Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 6:00pm-11:00pm




Sunday 11.30am - 6.30pm (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
Stuart Cauldwell
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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 and Borough tube stations.
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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.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, 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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Special Offers

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 9742 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
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3.7
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JR
4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great view with a window seat looking over borough market and the Shard. Food was good, but thought it was over priced for the breakfast we had. Definitely contributing for the setting.

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OT
5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food. A unpleasantly noisy table near us slightly marred what was otherwise a perfect ambience.
One very small niggle:
Service was occasionally just a little ‘intrusive’. Seems ‘a la mode’ these days. service staff sometimes seeing fit to abruptly interrupt conversation with ‘everything ok?’ ‘How is the food’. very abrupt actually..., seemingly somewhat insincere we felt and certainly bordering on quite rude. I think it’s fine to check. But not repeatedly, loudly, interpret guest conversation. A matter of basic manners and respect for good service traditions. And have to note ; when needed; facing away from tables talking with a colleague; unable to know or attend to any table requests . Took repeated attempts to get attention in a very un crowded evening. A waiter from a far away section rushing over twice eventually. Surprising, very unusual at what is an absolutely excellent restaurant.
Overall still a very special place with faultless food.
Just a very slight niggle on the service.

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E
4.0Dined 3 days ago

Went for business breakfast. Service excellent. Food excellent...scrambled eggs and salmon. Wide-ranging menu. Service quick and efficient

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d
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent. Quality of produce great. Desserts were a surprise as they were brilliant too. Belly pork dish was standout meal of the night.

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L
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very good mealmmy fish was perfect only thing was wine choices were expensive when you add 12.5% on top of £48 just for opening an already expensive bottle of wine it all adds up

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TS
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful food, excellent service and tremendous venue.
This was an anniversary meal and we were made to feel very special
Thank you!

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VI
3.0Dined on 15 July 2018

Our starters were fine. However, our beef was extremely tough and chewy. Even our steak knives would not cut through the meat. We did inform the gentleman who we think was the head waiter of our disappointment which appeared to take him by surprise. Due to our disappointment we did not feel we should pay the service charge added to the bill. We had to ask our waiter, who was very helpful for this to be removed from our bill. We wouldn’t revisit Roast of a Sunday.

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HS
2.0Dined on 15 July 2018

Wonderful surroundings, stunning restaurant. However for £37.50 you get a tiny starter, hot held roast meat (hence lukewarm) and fairly nice dessert.
Service extremely surprised, I read out my sons choices for which I was asked to hold on the main to ensure the drink and starter was ordered for him. Strange as all restaurants we go to, will take complete order, but OK. The waiter placed the order, came back took mine and my husband's. Once our main courses arrived, he came over to ask what my son wanted. Now I assumed it was all pre made and hence reason why they wait until the adults food was there to serve the Childs. Half way through us eating our mains, for which we had to slow down, almost stop and my son was so hungry I was feeding him from my plate in the interim time his food finally arrives. No Apology and would like to add it was not busy, many chefs in the kitchen, plenty of empty tables. Secondly, my son accidentally tipped his drink over, happy to pay for another, however - not even an offer of a replacement - surely it doesn't hit their margins that badly, its a child fruit juice. Any restaurant where you are paying £150+ for a meal for 2.5 persons, would not have a problem in offering - just a nice thing to do.

I am disappointed as I frequent borough market quite a lot and always go to Roast to Go and the food is fresh, hot and I thought a small taste of what we would get upstairs. I was wrong. Another couple also sent their food back as it was warm, hot held and hardly any gravy. I imagined that ROAST would be a fine dining place and I frequent enough places to know. The cost of the food would have been absolutely fine if the service and food was spot on, that is what keeps customers coming back - otherwise, we all know a fantastic gastro pub somewhere that can offer the same standard if not better for less the cost.

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TF
5.0Dined on 15 July 2018

It was one of the best tasty roast beef I’v ever tried. The staff kindly gave us good suggestions how to order, such as volume of dishes.

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VG
3.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Shame the noise level was unbearable - my dining companions and I were shouting at each other to be heard and the one in the middle had to keep relaying messages between the two on either side. Why do restaurants think "unable to hear yourself think" equals "lively"? The food was amazing and the service impeccable - of course the setting is wonderful - but I could not in good conscience send anyone here.

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LH
5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

As usual we had a superb meal at Roast, with great service and surroundings.

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T
4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

I have always really liked Roast but this time for brunch we were disappointed with the service, we had two mistakes in our order, a very grumpy waitress who repeatedly forgot our drinks. The lobster benedict was not as exciting as we had hoped either either with the lobster slightly over done. Luckily the ambiance made up for it.

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a
4.0Dined on 13 July 2018

We really enjoyed out set lunch at roast. a number of choices for each course, we both found items to our taste. Nice view from table f the market and street.

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T
5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

We had a great lunch, excellent value for a 3 course lunch menu, food was delicious, staff were attentive and helpful. I would definitely visit again.

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SJ
3.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Food was ok nothing special but service was shocking. Waitress was clueless, didn’t manage to get a few bits we ordered. Table next to us got even worse service and waitress got a bit rude with them and loudly.

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T
4.0Dined on 10 July 2018

I like the food at Roast. It is exactly as described and, in my experience, always nicely cooked and presented if a little on the expensive side. Wine is well kept.

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G
4.0Dined on 9 July 2018

The restaurant is a lovely open space above Borough Market. The food was delicious. I thought there might not be much to choose from except meat. How wrong I was. Tender scallops to start then lemon and ricotta tortellini. I loved it.

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f
4.0Dined on 8 July 2018

I cannot fault this place, my first visit and definitely not the last. Food was first class, as was the service, very efficient. Overall - perfect!

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OT
5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Great experience, food and views

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CH
4.0Dined on 5 July 2018

Good menu choice and food was well cooked as ever. Service was a little patchy, albeit it did seem to be a busy breakfast service.

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G
3.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Tasty and well-presented garden salad. Over cooked sea bass. Delicious English Bacchus white wine recommendation

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l
5.0Dined on 3 July 2018

I went to Roast with my daughter for her 21st birthday. The food was fantastic, the flavours exploded in the mouth. The service excellent with no point where we could not get the immediate attention of staff, but they remained unobtrusive throughout. They acknowledged my daughter's birthday by writing 'happy birthday' on the bowl her pudding came in and I did not remind them of the occasion, I simply wrote it on the booking form several months back. I could not recommend it more!

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ND
2.0Dined on 2 July 2018

Disappointing is the only word that comes to mind. The service was robotic completely impersonal. Young lady didn't even tell us her name, seemed annoyed anytime we tried to get her attention. No welcome, no thank you. Charging the prices you do for the exact same food you can get in any pub in the UK for a fraction of the price you would expect spectacular service.

Overall the food was bland and overpriced. The roast beef was overcooked as were the hard rubbery roast potatoes that were clearly under the heat lamp for half the evening. Pork belly was good, Roast burger was tough and underwhelming. Mixed grill was fair.

The desserts however were amazing. Apple Crumble, Jammy Dodger, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Pina Cola Panacotta were all amazing. Kudos to the pastry chef!

Overall a really disappointing experience. I would not go again.

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L
4.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Sumptuous British Food and very good English wines, generous main course and very good all round

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GL
4.0Dined on 1 July 2018

The chateaubriand was the best I have tasted and cooked to perfection. I just think the menu was a little pricy. Especially £18 for apple pie and custard.

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AW
5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

We celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary at the roast[ We did not inform of this ] and where very delighted with the whole experience we do travel extensively and rate this restaurant right up there with many excellent restaurants that we have frequented around the globe on our travels
We have decided that the Roast will be one of our go to places for dinning in London

Thank you to all the staff at the Roast

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OT
4.0Dined on 29 June 2018

We had seen the restaurant on earlier visit to the market but had never had the opportunity to dine there until now.

We arrived with an extra person in tow but Roast had no problem in fitting us in for our first visit.

The service pace and food were very good considering the restaurant was very busy.

Nothing was too much trouble and the food flavoursome and good portions too.

We enjoyed it so much that decided to book again for the Sunday Roast That they offer.

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OT
2.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Food was good but service appalling

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g
5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Excellent food and wine and very friendly and sincere service

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T
3.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Probably best for breakfast - dinner was a bit disappointing. However the staff were attentive and didn't rush us out. Lovely ambience, good position and airy feeling. Fabulous and unusual English wine options. So overall good if over priced - but food average this time.

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OT
5.0Dined on 25 June 2018

Roast is arguably one of the most consistent and best value for money restaurant in London. The quality of product is strong, the surroundings are comfortable and unpretentious, with a fabulous windowed surrounding of Burrough Market.

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L
4.0Dined on 24 June 2018

We really enjoyed our Sunday lunch at Roast - excellent food and extremely helpful and friendly service. They were great with our teenage kids - treated them like adults. A tad overpriced for what we got but a pleasant experience and we would go again.

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YW
5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Our second trip to Roast but this time we were having lunch. It was amazing - great food, healthy portions with fabulous wine. Had three courses for £30 - definitely worth the money. I'd recommend this to anyone - great place to eat, drink and people watch at Borough Market.

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FM
4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Dined here on a Saturday with three girlfriends and went for the set lunch, which at £35 with a glass of fizz, was good value. The wine is more expensive but had a good selection. The cocktails were great. Great atmosphere with the bustling Borough street market down below. All in all, a lovely lunch.

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JP
3.0Dined on 23 June 2018

The food was nothing special and the portions were extremely tiny. Be careful as the will overcharge you on the service charge, we were charged an additional £11 on top of our £70 meal which was over the 12.5% advertised, very dishonest practice aimed at squeezing every last penny out of you. Save your money and get a roll from their stall downstairs.

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TD
4.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Overall very good -waitress could have been more attentive Food good well presented and flavours well balanced

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GE
4.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Our first visit to Roast and we were very impressed with menu options and service provided. The waiting staff were very attentive and we were not rushed at all and would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends. We will most certainly have another meal there. This restaurant was recommended by a chef, we are glad we took his advice!

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S
5.0Dined on 21 June 2018

Vibrant atmosphere in the heart of Borough Market, a busy and popular restaurant, so booking is essential. The food was wonderful, my charcoal cheddar soufflé was a revelation and so delicious. We both had the suckling pig, which was succulent, tender and absolutely delicious, crispy crackling, and a very generous portion. Our waiter was very helpful, friendly and looked after us very well. We had a lovely evening and would definitely come again.

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AM
3.0Dined on 21 June 2018

Menu, food, variety and presentation are good. Service was sourly and even though I had asked for a circular table still got a rectangular one. Hostess not interested. Waitress was not very engaging and struggled with her English. I would go for the food and set lunch menu but do not expect equally good service to match!

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DF
4.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Excellent food in a brilliant setting amid the buzz of Borough Market. A great start to the day.

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