Roast

4.3
9772 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 9772 People Are Saying
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4.2
service
4.2
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere, delicious food. Was a wonderful experience being your guest.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Best roast ever clue is in the name why does the review be 50 characters

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service, great location and lovely ambiance. Food great quality if a touch on the pricey side for what it was - but over all top class.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We had the Sunday market lunch menu, which was good value, but I don’t feel it was of a significantly better quality than other restaurants, particularly given my expectations of the restaurant. The potatoes for the roast beef were particularly underwhelming, and the whole thing felt like there was just a conveyor belt of Sunday roast components being slung out of the kitchen, rather than (for example) brilliantly crispy, fresh goose fat roast potatoes (which I was expecting).

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Visited for my 50th birthday. Nice service and food was very good. Had a birthday plate with a candle presented for dessert and waiter took our photograph. Will definitely visit again when in London.

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5.0Dined on 10 August 2018

Excellent food and service. Great night out.

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3.0Dined on 10 August 2018

Although food was tasty and service was good, I wasn’t as impressed this time round. The party generally thought the food was slightly overpriced for what it was.

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3.0Dined on 10 August 2018

charcoal cheese souffle was excellent. Riccotta was ok, but not special.

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5.0Dined on 10 August 2018

Fantastic birthday breakfast with my 78 year old mother!
Quite possibly the best full English breakfast we have ever eaten. The staff were so kind and made it such a special occasion.
We were so grateful for the complimentary Buck’s Fizz such a kind gesture. We look forward to next year thank you so much.

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5.0Dined on 10 August 2018

Great breakfast at Roast. Lovely views and amazing service as always

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5.0Dined on 8 August 2018

It is always a pleasure to visit Roast. Perfect place for that one hour lunch with great food.

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5.0Dined on 6 August 2018

Was my first time here. Really nice place. Beautifully set up with a delightful view over the Borough Market. Great service, great food, great ambience. Will definitely be coming back! Thank you

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4.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Great Food and value for money from the 3 course Sunday Lunch.

Good measures were pored and it had a decent selection of spirits available. The “Roast Malbec” was also an excellent Red Wine but it was very expensive.

With this said, we all had a thoroughly great time and we would happily recommend it plus look forward to our next visit!

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

The food was fantastic. They don’t have a gluten free menu, but they were able to accommodate my request with several options. We would definitely recommend it.

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4.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Great place to celebrate a graduation in a relaxed environment with great food and wine.

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4.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Celebrating our engagement.

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2.0Dined on 2 August 2018

To be honest, it was massively overpriced and the service was no where near attentive enough. When you’re paying 45 quid for a steak, you expect it to be good and frankly it wasn’t. I never understand a ‘high end’ restaurant, that can’t bring a table of 4’s food at the same time. Overall poor. Sorry.

Good location and i’m sure tourists like it- but there’s much better out there.

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4.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Very enjoyable evening. However most of the wines were not available

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Visited on a Thursday lunchtime with my daugter who had not been before. As usual we received a friendly greeting and were shown to our window table requested when booking. The waiting sta werettentive and friendly throughout.

There is an excellent choice to suit all tastes - for our main course we chose a chteaubriand which was beautifully cooked and presented. Portions are generous - we shared the cheese platter and we certainly left full.

The restaurant has views over bustling Borough Market so great for people watching on a busy day.

Our bill came to £197 which included two aperitifs and a bottle of medium priced wine somit’s Not cheap but the quality of the service and food made it worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Tasting menu is superb. Matched perfectly with wines. Excellent service - staff taking a steer in whether to serve fast or slow. We opted for slow! Cannot recommend more highly. Thanks to all at Roast

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Had a really lovely time, would definitely come back!

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3.0Dined on 29 July 2018

We ordered the chateaubriand for 2, would have been better if we had complimentary veg with this dish instead of having to pay extra, a lot of money just for meat and potatoes. We also requested coffee however the waiting staff appeared to ignore us once we had finished eating.

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4.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Very good all round except maybe the quality of the beef which just didn’t seem to be quite as good as in previous visits.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Wonderful evening celebrating my brother's 70th birthday. Great food. Lovely ambience. Attentive staff. All contributed to a very special evening. Thank you Roast.

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4.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Food was excellent. Surprised you had run out of king prawns at 8.45. Your wine is very good but not good value for money. That’s some profit margin. Appreciate this London and above normal prices. Still a lovely place

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Amazing food, very very good staff, drinks prices too high

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

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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2.0Dined on 20 July 2018

The food was amazing and really lovely bottle of melbec. Quite pricey but you get what you pay for. We had the chateaubriand steak what was lovely, the gravey was incredible!

Negative - our waiter seemed to take a strong dislike to my date for some reason which made her and myself feel uncomfortable. Did ruin the vibe but apart from that i had a lovely time.

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

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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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018

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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4.0Dined on 19 July 2018

Took my mum for her birthday lunch, arrived early (12:15) which was good as the restaurant was quiet and we got a window table.

My mother ordered a salad which was huge - very filling and I had ravioli which was excellent.

Would recommend - earlier bookings better if you want to have a quiet lunch

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 16 July 2018

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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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

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

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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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