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Top 10 Restaurants for Sunday Roast in SW London and Surrey 2023

Top 10 Restaurants for Sunday Roast in SW London and Surrey 2023

Succulent meats, rich gravy and all the best trimmings – here are all the top local restaurants for the ultimate Sunday roast.

1 Fat Badger, Richmond  

Just a short walk from Richmond Park lies Fat Badger, an all-day British drinks and dining room that aims to bring a touch of the quintessential English countryside to the busy London life. For a fab roast, join them for a “Sunday on the Farm” when you can enjoy small plates washed down with some Bloody Mary or wine of the week before moving onto the roast with meats sourced from a family farm in Sussex. Choose between Aberdeen Angus topside beef, Dorset lamb saddle, chicken, honey-glazed gammon or terrine, accompanied generously by Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, carrots, winter greens and gravy.  

2 The Bobbin, Clapham 

With its very many pubs (we’ve got the whole list of the best!) Clapham may be as well a capital district of Sunday roasts. The Bobbin, your human-and-dog-friendly neighbourhood pub, normally boasts a menu filled with all the flavours of the Med but on the weekends, they also add a touch of British-ness with the roast rump of beef, horseradish, and Yorkshire pudding, accompanied by roast potatoes, mashed potato, carrots, sauteed greens and jus. Yum.  

3 The Abbeville, Clapham 

Another of Clapham’s favourites, charmingly rustic The Abbeville has roasts galore. Hunker down in its cosy nooks by the open fire and choose between beef with Yorkshire pudding, pork belly with apple sauce (that’s the gluten-free option), chicken with bread sauce and the veggie roast of mushroom and nuts! The Abbeville also shows all the best action if sports are your thing.

4 The Lillie Langtry, Fulham

With delightful twists on classic British dishes, The Lillie Langtry brings shades of elegance to the gastropub experience. Found in the heart of north Fulham, it’s a charming experience of stylish decor, with a garden home to gorgeous flower trees. Their Sunday roast menu offers a delectable selection, from sous vide pork belly to a vegetarian option of roasted sweet potato, spinach and Portobello mushroom, with a choice of sides such as pork and apricot stuffing balls and truffle parmesan frites. Absolutely mouth-watering choices.

5 Half Moon, Putney 

Your typical pub on the outside and the iconic music venue on the inside, Half Moon is a Putney stalwart. Relax in its leather wingbacks to some banger tunes by the top established and up-and-coming musicians from across the genres (this was the place of Kate Bush’s first public show!) and tuck in roasted 21-day aged Angus rump of beef, lemon, garlic and thyme roasted half chicken with pigs in blankets or Dingley Dell rolled pork loin with pork and sage stuffing. 

6 Queen Adelaide, Wandsworth 

Priding themselves on using only the freshest British product, Queen Adelaide is conveniently located just a stone’s throw from the tranquil Wandsworth Park. Head there after a leisurely Sunday stroll to dig into a selection of the best roasts, including buttermilk half chicken with cranberry sauce, West Country rare rump of beef with horseradish cream, rolled pork belly with apple and tarragon sauce, and a veggie option of a wild mushroom, spinach and hazelnut wellington, served with all the traditional trimmings: herb-crusted roast potato, savoy cabbage, maple roasted carrots, tenderstem broccoli, diced root veg, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Finish it off with a sticky toffee pudding or a crumble.  

7 The Crooked Billet, Wimbledon 

A firm favourite with Wimbledon locals, The Crooked Billet has been serving up delish Sunday roasts since 1881. All the traditional pub grub is there, and Sunday offerings include West Country aged rump of beef, beer-brined half-roast chicken, and twice-cooked pork belly, plus a vegan pithivier made of roast butternut squash, spinach and mushroom. Or opt for an all-encompassing option: The Ultimate Roast consisting of a rump of beef, chicken breast, pork belly, braised ox cheek, and ham hock croquette.  

8 601 Queens Rd, Wimbledon 

601 is stylish and trendy, has an awesome circular bar and is a great vegetarian option for your Sunday roast: quinoa and spinach falafel with veggie gravy. But the carnivores won’t be disappointed either, as 601 welcomes them with the roast 28-day aged topside of beef, free range chicken and belly of Dingley Dell pork – or an all-in-one option for the really hungry.  

9 One One Four, Teddington 

In the heart of Teddington lies One One Four, a small but mighty neighbourhood restaurant cooking up a mix of the traditional and the innovative in a relaxed environment. Head there to try out a sirloin of beef from a Surrey farm, roasted Sutton Hoo chicken, or a cauliflower steak with herb crust for a veggie version. They also have some fabulous booze, including Dia De Los Mustard, Centre Court Punch and a surprise Cocktail of the Day.  

10 Wych Elm, Kingston 

A wonderful pub with friendly neighbourhood vibes (log burners to keep you warm during these long winter months!), Wych Elm serves a whole range of goodies, from stone-baked pizzas to burgers to steaks. And naturally, a fab Sunday roast accompanied by rosemary roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and delicious homemade gravy. Choose between medium-rare slow roast dry-aged Scottish strip loin of beef, lemon and rosemary free-range chicken crown and slow-cooked Suffolk pork belly with crackling, or opt for vegetarian lentil, quinoa, mushroom, pine nut and pumpkin seed roast.  

Wild Card


Not exactly a Sunday roast but a Sunday lunch – in prison. A working prison, HMP High Down. The Clink does an incredible job providing inmates with training towards qualifications in Food & Beverage Service, Professional Cookery, Barista Skills and Food Hygiene, and thus actively reducing reoffending. They have four locations now but High Down is the original – it was, in fact, the very first restaurant to open within the walls of a working prison. Do keep in mind that the security measures are airport-level strict, there is a dress code and you have to book beforehand – but the menu is worth it, with pan-fried sea bass, braised beef brisket and roasted cauliflower as available main options.