Roast

4.3
9703 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 9703 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
service
4.2
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3.7
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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3.0Dined 3 days ago

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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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very tasty. (Gravy could be improved and potatoes could be a bit crispier)

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service & great food!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Best roast I’ve had in London. Service was great, this was my second visit and I will Definitely be going again.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

It’s so lovely at Roast. The service is top class but the waiting staff are very friendly.
The food is simply delicious.
Even though we were told we had a 90 minute slot we never felt rushed and in fact we were there for almost 2 hours.
I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Lovely staff, lovely meal, lovely location! Will definitely be returning.

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3.0Dined on 16 June 2018

It is not as good as it used to be

Prices higher and quality lower

Staff excellent but clearly trying to up the margins so reducing quality of the breakfast instead of increasing price and maintaining quality

Used to be our favourite but now searching for a replacement

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3.0Dined on 15 June 2018

General ambience was good but several things made it a poor experience. Table service was mediocre (given the price), and the tables themselves (we sat at the top corner of the restaurant) were extremely close together. We were joking with the people next to us that it felt like we were all eating together.

The biggest disappointment was the food. The Wagu burger was very over cooked and completely dry and the gravy that came with the Roast burger was so salty it was almost inedible. The wine was also overpriced.

Lastly at the end, the bill arrived and a tip had been added to the bill. I cannot understand why restaurants do this, especially when the food and service has been so poor. I asked for it to be removed and the waitress was clearly upset.

I’m afraid we will unlikely to return.

Rob

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2.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Even though it was a meat restaurant the best thing was the dessert...

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

We had an excellent lunch at Roast, food was delicious and the service perfect.

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

This was my third visit and was just as good as before. The food and wines were delicious, the staff are friendly but unobtrusive and the atmosphere is very comfortable. I also love the setting. The tables for two are quite close but we were not aware of our neighbours’ conversation. I will be back again.

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3.0Dined on 12 June 2018

The soldiers were too big to dip in the egg. Make them thinner, then I can dip.

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4.0Dined on 11 June 2018

Great location and atmosphere would recommend for a small group or couple

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5.0Dined on 11 June 2018

Fantastic vegetarian breakfast in gorgeous surroundings! I would like every Monday to start like this! Thank you!

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2.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Overpriced and very disappointing. Multiple waiters for our one table and still left to pour our own wine as none of them really seemed to care. Food was mediocre and overpriced.

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2.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Have eaten at roast many times but very disappointed this time.
I was unable to finish the main course as it was extremely salty.
My complaint was dismissed with the comment that the lady in the next table has not complained about it!
Would be reluctant to return.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

The food was delicious , the service fantastic and the atmosfere glorious

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

The food was excellent, the service charge a bit extortionate but I guess that’s London? The staff were attentive and were very accommodating of some of our requests.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

We went for my husbands birthday, after visiting the shard, and had the tasting menu as it was a special treat gifted to us. Amazing good quality food and fantastic service. Not so fancy that you would feel intimidated by the menu or dress code etc, but fancy enough that you feel you’ve had a special night. Would highly recommend and we will visit again.

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Chose for an early evening meal, attracted by the vegetarian option, we were seated with a great view of Borough Market, the food was good, the wine flowed and we enjoyed an unhurried evening.

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3.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Normally I rave about Roast but it fell short this time and for £175 bill for two with only 4 drinks for a lunch I’d expect perfection!

My roast had clearly been under the lights too long, warm not hot and a soggy Yorkshire pud!! We struggled to get a drink and any service, the main guy spent most of his time preoccupied on his mobile!

I’d go back because I’m a fan and am hopeful this was a one off but come on Roast fix up!!

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

I love Roast. The food is fabulous and the cocktails are adventurous as well as classic and classy. You can sit and watch the comings and goings of borough market. The staff are attentive and the ambiance is welcoming and fun. I have eaten here several times and never yet been disappointed. It is not the cheapest place but worth it.

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2.0Dined on 4 June 2018

Good service, decent sized portion of mediocre to average food. Terrible value for what you pay and what you get.

Salad and soup were great. For mains, fish was slightly overcooked and dry. Braised beef ribs fell off the bone easily but once again, dry and poorly flavoured. Pork belly almost nicely done, skin was crunchy but some areas of the meat was nearing tough and dry, while areas near the skin was done just nice. Mashed potato was way too salty. Lamb chop was quite good, but came a little over medium well despite ordering medium, so outer areas was slightly dry. Seasoned overly salty. Dessert was a saving grace, good but not fantastic.

At this price, we definitely expected better food. Will not recommend if you are looking for good food. But for the ambience and people watching, this is a good place to be. Worth a shot for afternoon tea. Would have been a great dining experience if there was better food. Grab a sandwich from their Roast to go stall on the ground floor instead and save the £.

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

We had a really lovely lazy Sunday roast at roast, delicious food from starters through to main course. We will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Simply perfect !! Like usual
Food and service were fantastic

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3.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Great food and service but unfortunately my advance request that the restaurant do something a little special to mark my husbands birthday was completely ignored (or possibly forgotten?) Given the amount spent I would have hoped they could have done something!

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the evening

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Love the restaurant, the food and menu choices are outstanding. The only slight negative is the wine menu, although extensive, is very expensive, I would prefer to see a wider choice at the lower price bracket.

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3.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Very disappointing experience. The food was mediocre at best, the service was slightly irritating and the restaurant was really noisy.

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Excellent food and service. Amazing location above Borough Market with views of the Shard and St Pauls. Background noise bit too loud for my parents who are finding it hard to hear.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Excellant food and very good staff , we were moved to a quieter table as I am very deaf Great atmosphere, will definitely go again

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Great evening at Roast as always. Super cocktails, food & wine. Bonus of kids eating free during half term!

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Great menu choice for food and drinks and great service. I asked for a quieter table but was not given one as the restaurant is too noisy for a really effective business meeting.

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4.0Dined on 30 May 2018

I've been to Roast for different meals a number of times, and I'm never disappointed. The food is always perfectly created, and offers a solid option for the London Bridge area - especially for a business breakfast.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Sunday Lunch 27 May. Excellent meal and service. Great ambience. Will be back

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Fabulous, wonderful, great service, great food, great lunch - Thank you!

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Everything was splendid. Wine was quite expensive

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

We took a late lunch - prior to an evening at the theatre. We ate from the lunch menu and the food was outstanding. I had the pork belly, which was the best I'd ever had. It was my wife's birthday and i'd left a note on my booking. The staff turned up with a candle on the dessert plate, which was a really nice touch. I recommend it very much. A bit pricey, but worth the money.

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3.0Dined on 23 May 2018

ordered poached egg on toast for breakfast. I received 2 small eggs and 2 very small pieces of toast. i would say the 2 pieces were about half a normal piece of toast. So then they ask if we would like any more toast-clever! So you have to spend more on toast when really it should come with 2 pieces or at least one whole piece. Very poor.

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