Roast

4.2
10590 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.

Offers

  • 2 for 1 Market Menu

    Oct 5 - Oct 26, 2021

    Diners can enjoy 2 for 1 on our Market Menu priced at £29 every Monday and Tuesday during the summer. The 2 for 1 offer applies only to the food menu, drinks and bottomless options will be charged per person.

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 10590 People Are Saying
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vipJEFoodie
London
80 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went with a friend on a last minute choice. The starter of scotch egg and black pudding hash was tasty. Chateaubriand was ok maybe slightly over done. The waiting staff were not the friendliest which did impact the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Quite posh interiors, food was really good but it’s really loud.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Almost back to pre-pandemic levels; great meat and service good, despite very busy. We don’t like the screens - spoil the views of the trains- also no longer Roast Malbec, what a shame, but overall excellent and we’ve been long time customers who would return anytime

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Izzy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Order Hake fish, looked lovely and was fresh. Shame - got to the centre and it was undercooked. There was brown meat (cooked) and pink where the brown meat section had not cooked through. Sent it back. The chef said that was normal. Ridiculous. Needs to check food safety standards. They charged me for it. Will not be going back and will not recommend. Waiting Staff were polite but won’t retain customers where chefs cannot admit to a fault in their cooking.

MW
MickW
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Location, Excellent food & would recommend the "Beef Wellington" accompanied by excellent customer service

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KenF
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very noisy. Not possible to hold a normal conversation with guests. Excellent service and fine quality ingredients. But some of the food had dried out which spoilt what otherwise would have been a really excellent meal.

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martinb
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time eating here, it’s a very nice place, really good location in the market. Food was excellent as expected, 3 of our party went for the 2/3 course menu with bottomless Prosecco which kept flowing.
The only slight downside was that the service was slow and they were a little inattentive, some of our group hadn’t realised they needed to order veg/chips/spuds until their food arrived. Would’ve been nice if someone could’ve pointed out their omissions when they ordered. They may have been a little short staffed and the place was busy. The chips when they arrived were incredible.
On the whole a very enjoyable meal if a little £££.

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Teenqueen
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Roast. Food and staff always impeccable. Amazing market menu 2 for 1 offer at present. 2nd visit in 3 weeks. Hockey recommend

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JonathanG
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Perfectly good food, however for the prices I would expect better execution. Multiple different waiters also meaning no continuity.

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LYNNB
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really good but not cheap! Very noisy but good atmosphere.
Waiters were efficient but somewhat lacking in charm.
Wouldn’t go back but enjoyed it.

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XandyN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

If you are looking for a traditional Sunday roast, I would not recommend Roast. We were very disappointed in the quality of the food verses the price. Find a local pub for ambiance and better cuts of meat.

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SidTheLondonSquid
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My soup starter was bland, if you told me it was Campbell’s I would have believed you. Main course yummy but ordered expensive bottle of wine, did not finish it, yet Roast kept it. Why?

KC
KC11
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Been to this place a few times before. The ambiance and food are good but the issue of service remains the same. No one seems to really know or care what they are doing. Wine pouring happened even if you said no. You were given white even if you were on the red. This kept happening even though we made our requests clear. It was a strange experience given how the restaurant places itself.

JW
JayneW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food. Will return 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It’s not what it used to be and so don’t go there expecting very much. Grubby and tired looking with toilets that are filthy. One of the toilet cubicles had the biggest cobweb I’ve ever seen, looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in months!

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LorraineS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was amazing as always. The lamb was out of this world and a good portion too. My daughter and I too my sister for her Birthday at the end of our meal she was presented with a Birthday surprise dessert with a candle! So thoughtful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have used Roast in the past and have to say it never disappoints! My London restaurant of choice especially when Borough Market is in full action on a Saturday! Probably the best châteaubriant and beef Wellington any of us have ever had! The Big Ben Cocktail is a new must - pure theatre! Thank you

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Stevepallett
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The market menu is always wonderful. The service especially from Sarah is very very good.
We will be back.
Steve&Val

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KiranV
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great setting over Borough market.
Service was fine.
Food above average.
Prices High.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
58 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Met up for a friends birthday. My favourite breakfast venue in London but not the best of experiences sadly.

It was not very busy and the service was very slow: they got our drinks orders wrong and also our food orders so had to send a couple back.

It was a shame as it was a birthday celebration breakfast.

JU
JULIES
Spain
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit - took friends, party of 6 - was as good as the first visit - superb food, service, atmospher

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Bevs
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so looking forward to trying this restaurant, didn't disappoint.
Everything was perfect, can't wait to come back

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vipFoodie
London
50 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good but the service could be better. The dining area was very noisy and echoey so it was difficult to converse.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from well informed courteous staff, food was brilliant,

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Meeting up with friends

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RovingReporter
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and an outstanding waiter who is ex-Ritz and it shows!
A great place for a proper lunch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Just what was ordered. Everyone very happy with every dish.

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ElizaH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was cold and meat was very fatty after being told a few times how good this restaurant was meant to be we weren’t impressed usually I wouldn’t pay for food this poor but we let it go

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4friends
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good value market menu on a Monday/Tuesday.
Generous pork belly and hake dishes that were very delicious.
Noise levels quite high and I am getting deafer.
Service was very prompt and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing wine and sommelier. Roast was good but lacking decent seasoning. Pricey but the view and the venue makes it worth it. Great service

See photo for an incredible wine on the menu

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Becs
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great afternoon dinner with the family. The food and ambience was excellent.

TB
ThomasBall
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and has earned the glowing reviews online. Quite pricey but would happily go again - lamb was delicious and the Wellington was wonderful too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Only cauliflower cheese was hot rest was warm.

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ClareP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and portions - family friendly Sunday lunch

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AnnieW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, ask for a table in the main dining area though as we were at a table right by kitchen so had staff constantly walking past.

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Emily
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous venue within Borough Market, the roasts were delicious as was the wine and we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Thanks Roast!

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bobb
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Staff and everything was superb.

Will be back again.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Understaffed which meant very slow service. Waited 10 minutes for a drink order to be placed a day 20 minutes for drinks to arrive. The food was hit and miss and inconsistency is unacceptable. Very poor starters (prawn cocktail was underwhelming and I make better myself by some stretch and a TINY portion of soup which was lukewarm) but a good main course and an excellent sticky toffee pudding which was gluten free - big win for me. The ambience was ok but the lighting is nothing short of horrible. Bright lights in the evening is absolutely awful and because of this alone I would not return. Who wants to be sat under fluorescent lighting at dinner?!?!

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LouisaC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meals to provide a bit of your Sunday roast fix outside of a Sunday. Really enjoyed the beef Wellington. Lovely cocktails too!
Definitely recommend.

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Emitchka
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable dinner with friends. A little overpriced and puddings were slightly disappointing. Lovely atmosphere though.

FAQs

Roast is rated 4.2 stars by 10590 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.