It’s named after a song by The Strokes, there are vinyl sleeves on the walls and the tables are all scuffed up, but it’s quality all the way at this near-flawless solo venture from chef James Cochran (ex-The Ledbury and the Harwood Arms). Sunday lunch consists of just one mighty plateful – 60-day dry-aged sirloin and brisket of dexter beef with roast potatoes, roast carrots, chargrilled hispi cabbage, cauliflower cheese, yorkshire puddings, truffle mayonnaise, smoked bone marrow, horseradish cream and beef gravy (ring in advance for a veggie option). It doesn’t serve this meaty extravaganza for singletons, so team up with a mate or a date.
Sunday lunch. There’s nothing quite like it. An elemental meal, one that Londoners take incredibly seriously. Debates about what constitutes the ‘perfect’ Sunday roast have been known to last for hours.
There is no shortage of top roasts in London. We’ve rounded up the city’s best Sunday meals from a host of homely pubs and restaurants all around town. From snug neighbourhood staples to more bijou gastropubs, we’ve got something for every taste (if that taste is for comforting mounds of roast meat, lashings of gravy and carbs that’ll see you through winter).
A lot of these places get quite busy, by the way. So you’re always advised to book ahead to avoid disappointment.