The walk there, from my Barbican place, that Sunday was incredible in the sunshine and I was amazed, & pleased, to see a Pride flag flying over the Bank of England on the way.
I had not booked but the front desk were welcoming and found me a table straight away.
A Perfect Venue for a Casual Sunday Lunch
The room is bright & airy with high ceilings and a brillinat venue for a relaxed Sunday lunch.
There was a singer there on my visit singing lazy easy listening that was just right for that afternoon.
The place was busy with young families taking grandparents to lunch etc I have been there with my own parents before.
The Three Courses
If you want the Sunday roast, you are really forced to have the three course option. The ladies at the table next to me asked about only having the main course but this saved just GBP7 of the GBP37.50 price.
I got a perfect very dry vodka martini while perusing the menu. They do not stock Grey Goose.
A Warm Runny Scotch Egg to Start
I picked the Scotch egg with Lorne sausage & piccalilli as my starter. The Scotch egg was warm, slightly runny and delicious. I like strong piccalilli but their version took your breath away & was almost too overpowering.
Sublime Welsh Roast Beef & a Yorkshire Pudding to Die For
Then it was the highlight. Roast sirloin of Welsh Black beef with Yorkshire pudding, hot English mustard & creamy horseradish. It was ironic that, having found the piccalilli too strong, I wished the horseradish had more of a bite.
The beef came with roast potatoes, carrots and cabbage. The vegetables were a bit disappointing but the Welsh beef and Yorkshire pudding both sublime. Exactly what I had hoped for that day.
Old School Puddings
I ended with banana bread & butter pudding with custard & caramel. This was warm, sweet comfort food with just the right gooey consistency and the caramel gave it an incredible sugary kick.
A perfect way to end the meal, even if it left me feeling too full. I needed a double espresso after this before I could face the walk home.
🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻 (5 out of 5 ‘teddies’) - Roast Restaurant hits all the right spots for a perfect Sunday lunch (eg a great room; music that puts you in the right mood; a beautiful atmosphere; a roast to die for; efficient staff etc). However, the vegetables, & slightly odd service, meant this meal did not 'break the teddy score'. My tip:- asked for a window table.