Roast

3.9
10959 reviews
£26 to £40
British

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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 10959 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.8
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4.0
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Kris
Italy
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The meal was average, it was nice but expensive for what it is. We took the set menu (2 courses) but I wouldn’t recommend it and will not go back. Staff were friendly

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vipKezzy
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Thankful to get a table under the current climate. Delays getting attention as staff clearly overstretched which was a bit frustrating. Lovely atmosphere and food great. Will return

NJ
NiamhJ
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Waited 45 minutes between each course, ran out of roast chicken at 3 o clock on a Sunday. Customer service non existent

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Pavel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food was great but the service was very poor, from arrival until we left. Upon arrival there was no one to greet you, we stood for a while not knowing what to do or where to go. Eventually moved up into the restaurant area and was ignored. I tired to get someone's attention and the response was difficult to hear and garbled under a mask.

Eventually we were shown to the bar to wait and then to our table. There appeared to be far too few staff for the number of customers. The tables were also not distanced enough for Covid 19.

The food however was fantastic!

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Danny
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was also very good
Would definitely recommend

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Marz
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a very nice meal at Roast. Foid was delishous. Great atmosphere, we sat near the window with the view on St. Paul's Cathedral.

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Hils
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have returned to Roast several times and are never disappointed. Whether for a family Sunday lunch or a special combination the mix of the cool Borough Market location and the elegance of the Roast space, both combined with great food, always make a meal feel special. We will be back.

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Viva
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to go back to Roast restaurant.. Five starts

MB
vipMichaelB
London
15 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s a while since I’ve been in Roast. It isn’t the buzzing place it once was and the menu seems much more restricted. The food was good but not exceptional and way behind similar opposition these days. Maybe a casualty of Covid and let’s hope so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Roast used to be my go-to roast restaurant but since my last visit (almost a year ago) things have gone down hill. Food was hugely disappointing, service mediocre and the vibe in the dining room nothing like it used to be. The food looks and tastes like the Chef has given up and doesn’t care about the product he or she is putting out. Gutted :(

MG
MGLorJohn
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service were good. Food was lovely but a bit over priced. Overall the experience was good.

CM
CraigM
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was poor from start to finish. After being seated we had to wait 25 minutes to order our first round of drinks. Upon finally ordering we discovered they had run out of the roast beef so unfortunately No Roast @ Roast

Sunday @ 4pm

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Lara
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Rushed service and poor food quality Been left out to long under the heat, not the roast that we have been use to. Hardly any social distancing either very very disappointed in our recent visit. Such a shame

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Dinner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have been to Roast a number of times before, but this experience was very disappointing, Sunday Roast had “sold-out” alternatives were limited, Pork Belly was tough and with drinks it cost over £70 per head

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ASH1
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

After watching the covid video we were confident in eating at this restaurant, but on arrival we found little that made us confident the restaurant was keeping us safe. We spoke to someone asking them how they are keeping us safe. Were the menus cleaned? Were the salt and pepper pots cleaned? Etc. We were reassured they were but later I witnessed a table being cleared and the same unsanitised salt and pepper pots used on another table. We didn't feel confident when the waiter whose mask was under his nose kept picking up our glass to fill it with water and another waiter who took my credit card from me. We witnessed one waiter picking used glasses off the table by inserting his fingers inside, then proceeding to out clean glasses out without washing his hands, The restaurant was extremely busy and we felt crowded. People walking between tables at a foot away. On using the ladies toilets there were 4 ladies in there altogether. The food was excellent as usual. We felt nervous eating it in this restaurant but tried to relax. We will not be visiting again at this time even though we want to support our favourite restaurants.

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Mich
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

food was good quality although a bit overpriced as you have to pay extra for
vegetables, they don’t come included in the roast dinner which I think they should !

Overall very nice restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Dreadful - have had many better roast meals at a quarter of the price. The beef felt off, smelt bad, meat was cold as were the Yorkshire puddings which tasted like cardboard. Gravy was thin and bitter and afterwards we had to buy something to take the taste away. Sluggish unfriendly service. One of the worst dining experiences we have had in 25 years

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Awful!!!
Was so looking forward to going here. Love a roast dinner and truly expected the best I’ve ever had!
Ordered the beef. Almost £40 for meat, potatoes and a Yorkshire pudding... when the plate arrive it looked like something served from a mass kitchen... think old peoples home. The beef had so much fat around it, I wondered if there would be any meat to actually consume. It was dry looking, like it had been under a lamp for 40 minutes?? The Yorkshire pudding was ridiculous. So dry it was actually like cardboard. It makes me sad to think an aunt bessies frozen pud could be better!!! I’m not joking. Potatoes were burnt and full of oil. So burnt and overcooked 2 within the bowl of 6 (for two people) actually had no potato within the shell of the burnt skin.

Onto the veg we paid extra for.

Carrot cabbage and cauliflower.
Carrots were fantastic! Well done Roast!
Cabbage was over cooked. Cauliflower (1 floret) was so over cooked picking it up with a fork was impossible. It literally disintegrated! The veg was swimming in some sort of watery stock.

The gravy had the substance of say Andy Peters interviewing Adolfo Hitler... it was more watery than the great stuff my kitchen tap furnishes me with.

All on all this was a disappointment eying comparison. We knew a beef roast was going to cost £40 when we booked. We expected something fantastic for that money. The fact we could’ve booked a Toby carvery and had a better meal (yes I’m quite serious when I say this) is not just a disappointment, it’s disgusting.

When we received our meal we looked at each other with disappointment. We would have sent it back. Then the table to our left received their meal. It was sent back. The table to our left sent back 2 out of 4 meals... it was going on all around us.

Perhaps it was a bad fat for roast? They listened to our complaints and knocked about 40% off of our bill, thank you. But being asked to pay £37 for something that looked like a cafe put it together? No way!

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BarryM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really good food and a great place for a Sunday Roast, doesn’t matter what day of the week it is

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Ollie
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Over priced and over salted food. I would avoid at all costs in the future.

TD
TheDuke
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great food, lovely environment and ambience. The Waiter didn't know his stuff and mis informed us on the menu.

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Suzanna
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 4 out for a birthday roast. We had pork belly, beef wellington and 2x roast rib of beef. All were exceptional. Only slight criticism was that the pork was particularly fatty (I know pork belly is a fatty dish!) - otherwise couldn’t be faulted.

Excellent service including bringing out a birthday plate without needing to be reminded. All ran very smoothly and we had an excellent time.

The meal was great and deserves a higher price tag than your average, but this did turn out to be pretty expensive, so definitely one for a treat !

SF
SamanthaF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Birthday meal out as a couple!

Arrived on time to our table not ready so sent to the bar to have a drink and wait. We were giving drink menus and then left for ages waiting on someone to ask if we did wish to have a drink whilst we waited.

Eventually we were taken to a lovely table on the upper level and all our food was superb, but service could of been better and slightly more personable. One waited who served us didn’t even talk nor were we checked on half way through our main to check if everything was ok or required anything else.

Overall, lovely afternoon.

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devon1
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.
Was a bit concerned about the social distancing as I felt the tables were a little too close together.
We will be back but will wait until this pandemic is over.

PM
PaulM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The starters were pleasant (the prawn cocktail is mainly lettuce though!) but the main courses were very dissapointing, our local pub is better for a roast!. Meat was tough. We seemed to have at least 3 waiters/waitresses swapping, looking after us, one of which spoke no English, apart from the lady, who did her job, basically, the others showed no interest in us really! Have been to roast numerous times but think it’s time to move on!! Think they’ve forgotten how much competition they have! I’ll be booking elsewhere next time I’m in London. There’s some great roasts with great atmosphere and friendly staff out there guys!!!

CM
ChristineM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so rare to find a roast dinner than can beat mine!

At last I have it was absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to eat there again!

PR
PeteR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Excellent food, well served and presented, with wines to match. The final bill was quite expensive but all our party enjoyed a very good evening.

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George
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food is fairly good but not cheap for the quality. Good space and ambience. However very average / poor level of service. Ingredients substituted in orders without notification from waiter / kitchen. Two of us ordered steak and chips and once main courses arrives we are told kitchen is out of chips so steak served with roast potatoes. Also tills not set up properly to automatically calculate set menu deals nor certain special wines - had to send bill back twice.

4 people, £335 for 2 courses plus wine / aperitif. Not crazy for London but you would expect a level of service to match. Left the tip on the bill because I am sympathetic to the hospitality sector right now and appreciate it is strained.

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EmilyS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal to celebrate our 2nd Wedding anniversary. Fantastic service! I am a vegetarian and my Husband isn’t, we both really enjoyed the food.

JG
JanetG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service slow, struggled to make a basic drink and the food was not worth the money

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suet
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable lunch. Food was great and service was good. Would definitely revisit.

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vipSalami
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was reliably good. We had to ask for a bread basket twice as it was not offered before the first course. I found it rather difficult getting the attention of the waiters on more than one occasion. I used the rest room once and finished the last of the toilet paper. Fifteen minutes later I returned and it had not been replenished so I had to go and request some at the bar. This was disappointing.

MH
MrsH
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great. We went for bottomless prosecco option and service was unfortunately quite slow. We had to request all top ups of our glasses
Restaurant was busy, but bottomless should mean bottomless 🥂
Otherwise, lovely

TP
TimP
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We ordered at 17-15 2 Beef Wellington to be told they none left also sold out of Fillet steak so 20% of menu was off, we should of been told this before we sat down.
We had the roast chicken and beef which was very good and taste, but rather dear for just a roast dinner.

LH
LeeH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Shocking place , rude staff ! Ordered drinks waited ages then ordered food , 10 minutes later got told by a rude waitress that they didn’t have what we wanted so we re ordered only to be told after another 10 minutes of waiting that they didn’t have any of that left ! Ended up leaving very hungry , thirsty and frustrated ! Not even an apology

MD
MarkD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We always enjoy Roast however service on Sunday was not as good as usual. We had to wait nearly half an hour for our prebooked table and then waited more than half an hour between our starter and main course

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our meal did not live up to expectations.
My partner was served the wrong meal and so my food sat getting cold whilst they corrected his order and brought out the side dishes. The meal was very overpriced.

SM
StephanieM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We arrived for a 2pm booking and was told our table was not ready so to sit at the bar and have a drink. At the bar there were already 5 people with 2 seats remaining which were all next to one another and no social distancing. We were not provided a drink menu by the host and the bar staff ignored any attempt we made to get their attention to ask for a menu to be able to order.

After a further almost 30 minutes the host took us to our table which again did not appear to be socially distances from those around us. If I was to pull my chair out to move I would hit the chair behind me which compared to other venues seems very close in the current scenario.

We were then asked if we wanted still / sparkling water and bread we said yes and still, this was at the same time as being given menus so you are unaware of the cost - they are not complimentary which is relatively standard for London but would have preferred to have time to at least make an informed choice.

No issue with the starters, the scotch eggs were very nice. The main then took a further hour which given there are maybe 5/6 options on the menu is really just not acceptable. There was no apology for the delays. The food itself was average at best the meat and roast potatoes were bland and small portions, the mixed vegetables were undercooked and overly salted. Given the venues name and the price you would expect much more.

We asked for another water when our main meal arrived and this was never brought to us. At no point until whilst we were paying were we asked how the food was and it was extremely difficult to get the attention of any staff during the meal.

Also, it was my partners birthday and I notified of this on the booking but no acknowledgement. Our bill was also incorrect with the market menu offer not applied to the bill.

Overall a very disappointing experience with bland overpriced food and poor service on what I hoped to be a nice birthday treat. Would avoid!

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adele
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. The team who looked after us were amazing. It was a very long lunch. We were the last to leave that’s how much we enjoyed it.

MM
MajellaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Started with the scotch egg and then the chicken roast. The food and service was lovely. Tiny bit noisy but didn’t mind that. The table places were quite small though. Apart from that can’t fault it. Will be back 😊

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Roast is rated 3.9 stars by 10959 OpenTable diners.

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