Roast

4.3
9893 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • 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
Mon–Fri 07:00–10:30
Sat 08:30–11:30
Lunch
Mon–Sat 12:00–15:30
Dinner
Mon–Fri 17:30–22:30
Sat 18:00–22:30

Sunday
11:30-18:30 (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
Paul Shearing
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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 tube station.
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, 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 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Mon - Wed 2:30PM - 3:45PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:45PM
Thu - Fri 2:30PM - 3:45PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:45PM
Sat 9:00PM - 10:45PM

What 9893 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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CW
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Overpriced and food quality a lot less than I was expecting. Have had better and cheaper meals at Brasserie Blanc.

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TS
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience. Nice Location with good food and drinks. Service is professional. Noise level is really energetic.

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OT
London
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I have been going to Roast restaurant for years. I used to love this place & recommend it to my friends for a special occasion. However on this visit (Tuesday evening) the place was absolutely packed & very noisy. We could not hear ourselves speak & were crammed in. We asked what an Italian white wine was like (£27 the cheapest bottle) as we had not heard of it to be told it was aromatic ! My friend asked what that meant as we wanted a dry white, no reply but pointed to a wine in the glass / carafe section. We asked for a bottle & not carafe. I asked what my friend had agreed to & she didn't know. We both assumed a bottle had been suggested the same as we had been enquired about.A bottle of wine came, poured into our glasses & taken to an ice bucket across the room. When we checked the bill it was £52 nice but not worth that price !. The food was lovely & came out quickly. My friend asked for extra gravy & was charged £2.50 not usually on the bill (as asked for this on last 2 visits).Honestly i know it's expensive & only go as treat but for 2 of us - 2 mains, 2 sides, 1 bottle of wine & 2 glass of port to be charged over £150 is ridiculous. The prices far out weigh the experience now which is shame.

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NC
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our table was in a crowded area even though the restaurant was only half full. Drinks were offered on arrival but all further orders had to be prompted. A starter described as mackerel and eel consisted of a whole fillet of mackerel but only three tiny cubes of eel. The main courses were well cooked and tasty however the coffee was bland.
Overall a disappointing experience and likely to be our last visit. My husband’s reaction was ‘typical for Central London’ however I had expected better.

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G
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good for a group booking if everyone wants to eat a 3 course meal. Not so good for healthy choices it’s more of a traditional place that you can rely on for decent food. Lovely location can be coolish in the evening. Service was considerate. Everyone was happy with their plates. Yep decent.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice restaurant. Excellent food and very tender meat. One of the best Sunday roasts I’ve had

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K
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We enjoyed the food but were really rushed by the staff - the food came very quickly and with no notice we were expected to order all three courses up front. We didn’t really have the time to enjoy and digest what we were eating. It felt a bit turnover over quality of experience and for that reason I doubt I will return. Set menu was good value but drinks quite expensive.

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KS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Lovely food and fantastic service, however the ambience was a little off due to some extraordinarily loud people sitting beside us!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, excellent food, all be it fairly steep however to be expected in that location. Would go again!

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KE
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely meal and the service was excellent. The only down side was . When eating in twos the tables next to you are to close, and the couple next to us got up and left, it seemed like a four table had just been separated, and when you are paying a lot for dinner you don’t want to be able to touch the couple next to you or even hear their conversations.

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A
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Quick and friendly service. Food excellent quality.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service in a lovely location

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P
Kent
19 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good not great as ever but no complaints. Service was awful. 25 mins to order, 45 to get bread which was 4 tiny slices (one each). Command of English of waiter v poor which did not help. Still a fun place but not for special occasions anymore.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Roast. The food was delicious and service was leisurely in the best way with a friendly smile.

I was particularly impressed with the offer of a cushion for my chair, offered on arrival, as I am heavily pregnant.

Five out of five!

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AP
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I've been before and enjoyed it so much I recommend it for my cousins birthday breakfast. Unfortunately it didn't live up to its reputation. The service was slow, I had to ask for water 3 times, the food took 45 minutes to arrive with little explanation or apology. The toast arrived too late to be eaten with the meal and my vegetarian breakfast was obviously plated first some time before the rest causing the egg to dry out. When we asked for the service to be removed the waiter just stormed off in a huff with the bill, plonked it back on the table and walked off without taking payment. Overall very disappointing detracting from the day and the food.

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NE
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Was really looking forward to dinning at Roast but was underwhelmed as one our party is Vegan and her main meal was more less leaves and uncooked mushrooms. The Chateaubriand was raw in the middle even though we asked for medium. The deserts were OK but not memorable. The waiter kept filling our glasses with water without asking only to look at the bill and be charged 4 bottles of water. So much choice in London for good food Roast was a bit disappointing marks out of 10 I would give a 6.

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G
London
21 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

This was a shocking experience. £35 for a roast that was terrible. Raw meat, sent it back, it came out covered in gravy, roast potatoes like leather. Staff poor. When I complained at desk then and specifically asked for no-one to come to my table with clients, the manager comes down and makes it worse. So in short - just pathetic. Ideal if you want awful overpriced food. Verdict - get a burger in Borough Market instead.

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D
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Wonderful, wonderful Roast Beef. Just splendid. I love this restaurant.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous roast with amazing service. Enjoyable evening all round. Thank you!

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AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Not as good as previous visits. I had scotch egg starter- far too much herb flavour. Tasted like you had ysef dry ingredients.
Same with belly pork roulade main course.
What’s wrong with the parsnips too?

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AE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent brunch - food delicious and beautifully presented - with a surprise birthday plate for my husband!

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LC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were left feeling quite disappointed. We had been looking forward to coming to Roast for several weeks. A much anticipated brunch date, which sadly left us feeling like it wasn’t what we’d hoped for. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t great at all.
The quality of the ingredients were good, it was lovely to be served Borough produce.

The menu was a shaven version of what we’d seen online, which was a shame as we were pretty excited by a lot of the choices prior to visiting. Were quite gutted to see much of it had been removed - there was an extensive vegan/veggie menu which wasn’t available on the day. And the breakfast burger had been taken off.
It felt like the emphasis was more about getting the food out quickly than taking the care to prepare each dish.

I sent my meal back as I was really shocked to receive poached eggs that had clearly come from a fridge, they were stone cold. The avocado dish was bland- no signs of orange or chilli. (Apparently this dish is supposed to have a cold poached egg- I’d probably mention that on the menu as I don’t think many people enjoy or expect cold poach eggs).
The Full Borough was fairly decent, no complaints, it just didn’t “wow” us. It’s just never a great sign when you spend at least £50 on a breakfast- and you are most enthusiastic about how nice the toast was.

I was quite disappointed by the service, the waiter seemed disengaged and despite me sending my cold eggs back, he failed to return to check if everything was ok and we were satisfied after that.

Although it wasn’t a “terrible” breakfast- we can safely say we’ve experienced much nicer elsewhere for a fraction of the price.

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BL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was good from start to finish, excellent service. Although roast potatoes were a touch well done, the only negative.....

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M
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had booked for a late table and were even later than we had anticipated. We rang in advance and were assured that we could still get a meal before closing time. The staff were very friendly and helpful, served us quickly and without fuss. There was no sense that they were trying to hurry us to finish. The food was very well presented and tasted delicious. We were impressed and will return when we have more time.

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s
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and myself were visiting from US and wanted to have dinner at Borough Market. We had a fantastic table at the window overlooking the market. Food was very good and great value. Very energetic atmosphere and great people watching. Overall had a memorable dinner. Not for a quiet date night, but for a fun evening out. Bar was good to and stopped by and had a drink there as well.

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RM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good experience as always with roast. Could be a bit better as some requests were ignored by staff, although they were minor things.
Food really good and very prompt serving.

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PB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The location is fun with views down to the market and across to the two train lines either side. The seating area is light and comfortable. The Full Borough Breakfast was a little disappointing, with tough fried bread and dry black pudding. Nevertheless my friend really enjoyed her pancakes and the tea, coffee and grapefruit juice were good. It worked as a good place for a breakfast work meeting.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Great traditional place with delicious food! We waited for our mains for 1.20hr to arrive though but the food was great and we were offered complimentary chips for our waiting time.

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PG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife’s Hake was excellent as was her soup. I had the roast rib of beef. The Yorkshire pudding was tough and over cooked. My beef was tasty but one slice was quite tough. All in all, one meal was great, the other not so much. The actual surrounding and service were very good.

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DN
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and services in a wonderful part of London.

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P
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent welcome and service. Wide choice of food and wine. The chateaubriand was delicious, as were the sorbets.

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AK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My favorite thing about Roast is the huge windows that make the restaurant bright and airy, as well as giving striking views of St. Paul’s Catherdral and Borough Market. It’s perfect for day or night eating. My second favorite thing is the excellent service. The wait staff are lovely and I hope they are looked after by the restaurant!

I have had both working lunches and celebratory dinners here. It’s one of my favorite places!

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M
London
35 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food, lovely atmosphere. Service could have been a bit slicker, but still good.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always an enjoyable experience although the wines are on the pricy side. Great atmosphere, friendly service and lovely menu.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very good Sunday roast in a beautiful setting!

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GH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The meal was nothing short of phenomenal. My wife wanted a “ Sunday Roast” while we were on vacation in London. We saw the reviews online and booked Roast. It was amazing. She had the roast , I had chicken. Both were extraordinary. The vegetables were first rate. I almost sacrificed finishing the chicken, to get more vegetables.Almost.😂😂 It was one of the best meals we Ever had. Next time we would request a table by a window. A fantastic experience.

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RK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice food, good menu choice with excellent service but too noisy.

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night for a friends 50th Birthday, the food was fantastic and the service was brilliant

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent food,service slightly on the slow side,overall a great place

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