The Sunday Roast is one of our favourite British traditions. Whether it’s lamb, pork, chicken or beef, nothing is more satisfying than a stomach-bulging feast to see out the weekend. These are our favourite places to indulge at the weekend.
The Truscott Arms
The roasts at The Truscott Arms are something to behold. Order three courses and begin with the tasty roasted parsnip soup topped with baked parsnip wafers. Follow with the BBQ pulled pork and pork loin which comes with all the usual sides, and make sure to order a Yorkshire pud. The pulled pork is soft, sweet and perfectly porcine, and the loin is tender and sacchariferous. If you can stomach it, cram in a sticky date pudding and you’ll be ready to bid the weekend adieu.
Come Sunday, The Crooked Well bang out massive roasts. Opt for the roast chicken for two: the meat is succulent, juicy and full of flavour, while the skin is unctuous, crispy and salty. The roast potatoes are accomplished: a buttery, crunchy outer layer with a creamed fluffy inside. And the other sides – buttered Chantenay carrots and high-rise Yorkshire puds – are stuff of dreams. This is what Sundays were made for.
Sitting just off bustling Upper Street in Islington, The Albion pub, is a long-time favourite of ours. Head down on a Sunday and make sure to give the special board a once over, because if the Chateaubriand is up there, you’ve got to get it. The meat is lean, pink and moist, and impossibly tasty. A very decent alternative is the 28-Day Aged County Rose Fore Rib of Beef with Yorkshire puddings. Both come served with goose-fat roast potatoes – crunchy, salty mouthfuls of goodness – a bowl of buttery carrots, and light-as-air Yorkshire puddings.