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The Best Roasts to book now

As winter approaches, so does the promise of cosy pub lunches. Is there anything better than spending a crisp Sunday afternoon tucking into a delicious roast dinner with a drink in hand and a Yorkshire pudding toppling over the edge of your plate; and London sure knows a thing or two about a standout roast dinner. We have rounded up a few exceptional places that you will definitely want to have on your list.

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The Pig and Butcher

Opening its doors in 2012, The Pig and Butcher has become somewhat of an Islington institution. Offering craft beers and seasonal meats, this is a definite one to have on your radar for a delicious Sunday roast. Sourcing their meat from the best farms in the UK and with a butcher on site, they offer a Welsh lamb shank with balsamic glaze, Tamworth pork loin as well as a celeriac nut roast. Believe us, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

thepigandbutcher.co.uk

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The Crabtree

The Crabtree is a traditional pub with a country feel. Situated on the quietest and most picturesque stretch of the Thames between Hammersmith & Putney bridges. The pub has a large beer garden adjacent to the river, making it the perfect spot to end you Sunday walk with that well-earned home-cooked style roast dinner. The Crabtree is also home to an award-winning comedy club, an acclaimed restaurant and the largest pub quiz in West London, so there really is something for everyone. They also offer their signature ‘trio of roast’ for those that can’t decide which meat to go for. Do we need to give you any more reasons to visit?

https://www.thecrabtreew6.co.uk/

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The Harwood Arms

The Harwood Arms perfectly encompasses a laid-back gastropub with an upscale, modern British menu and is currently the only Michelin-starred pub in London. The kitchen specialises in wholeheartedly seasonal British fare, including homemade scotch eggs the size of your fist and a variety of game (roast Yorkshire grouse with creamed root vegetables, stuffed cabbage, and elderberries, for example). They also have a full-length bar offering real ales and a smashing Bloody Mary, making it the perfect destination for anyone that may have woken up with a slightly sore head on a Sunday morning… We’re not looking at you.

https://harwoodarms.com/

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The Smokehouse

Just a short walk from Highbury & Islington station, Smokehouse is a lovely pub opened in 2013. The menu focuses on barbecued meats with global influences ranging from Argentina to Korea. They champion using the best produce and ingredients they can and buy from small family-owned companies whenever possible. Their infamous Sunday roast menu offers an array of delicious dishes including a 30-day dry aged Hereford striploin and smoked Texel lamb shoulder as well as a lentil and buckwheat slice. There’s no doubt this will be a popular spot for Sunday feasting, so be sure to get your booking in quick!

https://smokehouseislington.co.uk/

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