Where is the best roast dinner in London?

And where is the worst roast dinner in London?

I present to you – The League of Roasts.

Venue Rating
1. Blacklock, Shoreditch 9.29
2. Madame Pigg, Dalston 9.14
3. The George, The Strand 9.02 Temporarily Closed
4. The Fox & Pheasant, Chelsea 8.75
5. The Little Blue Door, Fulham 8.72 Stopped Doing Roasts
6. The Gipsy Queen, Kentish Town 8.68
7. Wood Street Bar & Restaurant, Barbican 8.65
8. The Old Red Cow, Farringdon 8.62 Closed Down
9. Mac & Wild, Fitzrovia 8.53 Temporarily Closed
10. The Dove, Hammersmith 8.51
11. Smith’s Of Smithfield, Farringdon 8.50
12. Blacklock, Soho 8.48
13. The Blue Boar, Westminster 8.46
14. Osteria Wolf, Stoke Newington 8.45 Temporarily Closed
15. Dessert Deli, Clapham Junction 8.43
16. The Duke Of Wellington, Notting Hill 8.40
17. The Albany, Twickenham. 8.38
18. Bar & Block, King’s Cross 8.34
19. The Alma, Canonbury 8.30
20. The Beast of Brixton, Brixton 8.26
21. Rotunda, King’s Cross 8.25
22. The Selkirk, Tooting 8.24
23. Temper, Soho 8.21
24. The Coal Shed, Tower Bridge 8.20
25. Leman Street Tavern, Aldgate 8.18
26. The Abbeville, Clapham 8.16
27. The Footman, Mayfair 8.15
28. The Bull & Last, Dartmouth Park 8.14
29. The Bobbin, Clapham 8.12
30. Oblix @ The Shard, London Bridge 8.11 Stopped Doing Roasts
31. Clutch, Shoreditch 8.10 Closed Down
32. Smokey Tails @ The Star Of Bethnal Green, Bethnal Green 8.08 Closed Down
33. Fed & Watered, Acton 8.07
34. The Lighterman, King’s Cross 8.06
35. Ben’s Canteen, Earlsfield 8.05 Closed Down
36. Skewd Kitchen, Cockfosters 8.05
37. Heidi, Balham 8.05
38. The Horseshoe, Hampstead 8.04
39. The Alexandra, Wimbledon 8.04
40. The Hereford Arms, Gloucester Road 8.03
41. Wheatsheaf, Borough 8.03
42. The Narrowboat, Islington 8.02
43. Coal Rooms, Peckham 8.01
44. The Prince’s Head, Richmond 8.00
45. The Gun, Docklands 8.00
46. The Harrison, King’s Cross 7.99
47. The Mall Tavern, Notting Hill 7.99
48. The Grazing Goat, Marylebone 7.98
49. The Laughing Gravy, Waterloo 7.97
50. The Jugged Hare, Barbican 7.96
51. The Albert Arms, Elephant & Castle 7.95
52. The Princess of Shoreditch, Shoreditch 7.94
53. Hatched, Battersea 7.91
54. The Flask, Hampstead 7.88
55. The Snooty Fox, Canonbury 7.87
56. Hanger, Fulham 7.86 Closed Down
57. Knife, Clapham 7.85
58. The Hand Of Glory, Dalston 7.82
59. Pedler, Peckham 7.80 Stopped Doing Roasts
60. The Princess Victoria, Shepherd’s Bush 7.79
61. The Dean Swift, Tower Bridge 7.78
62. The Holly Bush, Hampstead 7.77
63. The Cow, Westbourne Park 7.76
64. The Ship Tavern, Holborn 7.75
65. Fox And Anchor, Barbican 7.72
66. Malt & Pepper @ Simon The Tanner, Bermondsey 7.71 Temporarily Closed
67. Riverford @ The Duke Of Cambridge, Islington 7.70
68. Oslo, Hackney 7.69
69. The Cat & Mutton, Hackney 7.68
70. The Conquering Hero, Upper Norwood 7.67
71. The Royal Oak, Marylebone 7.66
72. Lady Mildmay, Stoke Newington 7.64
73. The Pig & Butcher, Islington 7.63
74. The Colonel Fawcett, Camden 7.62
75. The Dartmouth Arms, Gospel Oak 7.61
76. The Enterprise Public House, Camden 7.60
77. The Three Crowns, Shoreditch 7.58
78. The Quality Chop House, Farringdon 7.57
79. The Broadcaster, White City 7.53
80. Mr Fogg’s Tavern, Covent Garden 7.52
81. Bunch Of Grapes, London Bridge 7.50
82. Ye Olde Rose And Crown Theatre Pub, Walthamstow 7.48
83. The Windmill, Clapham 7.47
84. The Albion, Islington 7.44
85. The Foresters Arms, Hampton Wick 7.41
86. Buckingham Arms, Westminster 7.40
87. The Happy Man, Egham 7.37
88. Black Dog Beerhouse, Brentford 7.36
89. The Royal Oak, Harlesden 7.35
90. The Bridge, Barnes 7.33
91. The Crabtree, Fulham 7.32
92. Black Star Kitchen @ The Star by Hackney Downs, Hackney 7.30
93. The Walmer Castle, Notting Hill 7.29 Temporarily Closed
94. The Lamb, Bloomsbury 7.28
95. The Elgin, Maida Vale 7.28
96. The Star, Belgravia 7.27
97. Boxcar, Marylebone 7.26 Temporarily Closed
98. The Old Brewery, Greenwich 7.25
99. The Drapers Arms, Islington 7.23
100. Nanny Bill’s @ The Abbey Tavern, Kentish Town 7.22
101. The Vine, Kentish Town 7.21
102. The Oxford, Kentish Town 7.20 Stopped Doing Roasts
103. The Bridge Hotel, Greenford 7.20
104. The Spread Eagle, Camden 7.19
105. The Green, Clerkenwell 7.18
106. The Case Is Altered, Eastcote 7.17
107. Yorkshire Burrito, Soho (Now in Camden) 7.15
108. Hack & Hop, City 7.14 Closed Down
109. Thatched House, Hammersmith 7.13
110. The Woolpack, Bermondsey 7.12
111. Gaucho, Tower Bridge 7.11
112. The Red Lion, Barnes 7.10
113. The Prince Bonaparte, Notting Hill 7.09
114. The Rose, Fulham 7.08
115. The Old Queen’s Head, Angel 7.07
116. The Spaniard’s Inn, Hampstead 7.05
117. Prince Of Wales, Putney 7.04
118. Dean Street Townhouse, Soho 7.04
119. The Eagle, Ladbroke Grove 7.03
120. The Guinea Grill, Mayfair 7.03
121. York & Albany, Camden 7.03
122. Crown And Anchor, Brixton 7.02
123. The Sun Inn, Barnes 7.01
124. The Hunter S, Dalston 7.01
125. The Florence, Herne Hill 7.00
126. The Clockhouse, Peckham 6.96
127. The Culpeper, Whitechapel 6.95
128. Brasserie Blanc, Southbank 6.94
129. Hawksmoor, Spitalfields 6.93
130. The Swan Inn, Isleworth 6.91
131. Percy & Founders, Fitzrovia 6.90 Temporarily Closed
132. Palmer’s Restaurant, Bethnal Green 6.89
133. The Hoxton, Holborn 6.88
134. The Orange, Belgravia 6.85
135. The Anglesea Arms, South Kensington 6.85
136. The Express Tavern, Brentford 6.82
137. The Duchess Of Kent, Islington 6.81
138. The Castle, Harrow 6.80
139. The Devonshire, Balham 6.78
140. The Ivy House, Nunhead 6.76
141. The Ship, Wandsworth 6.73
142. Punch Tavern, City Of London 6.72
143. The Carpenters Arms, Shoreditch 6.70
144. The Morpeth Arms, Pimlico 6.69
145. The Greyhound, Kew 6.65
146. The Stag, Belsize Park 6.63
147. The Farrier, Camden 6.61
148. The Flask, Highgate 6.58
149. Parlour, Kensal 6.55
150. The Gun, Spitalfields 6.51
151. The Narrow, Limehouse 6.48
152. The Woodman, Highgate 6.47
153. The Grove, Balham 6.44
154. The Distillers, Hammersmith 6.42
155. The Marlborough, Richmond 6.37
156. Metro Garden, Clapham 6.31
157. 24 The Oval, Oval 6.24
158. Paradise by way of Kensal Green 6.22
159. Toby Carvery, Snaresbrook 6.20
160. The Herne Tavern, East Dulwich 6.18
161. Rabbit, Chelsea 6.15
162. Bull & Gate, Kentish Town 6.03
163. Eat Lagom @ Hackney Church Brew Co, Hackney 6.01
164. The Brown Dog, Barnes 5.99
165. Florentine, Lambeth 5.98
166. The Chelsea Pig, Chelsea 5.93
167. Balham Bowls Club, Balham 5.88
168. The Duchy Arms, Kennington 5.75
169. Paternoster Chop House, St Pauls 5.66
170. The Avalon, Balham 5.60
171. The People’s Park Tavern, Hackney 5.52
172. The Honor Oak, Honor Oak 5.23
173. The Jolly Gardeners, Putney 5.20
174. Stoke House, Victoria 5.15
175. The Junction Tavern, Kentish Town 5.11
176. The White Bear, Ruislip 5.08
177. Tattershall Castle, Embankment 5.07
178. East Dulwich Tavern, East Dulwich 5.05
179. The Hand In Hand, Wimbledon 4.98
180. The Northcote, Clapham Junction 4.96
181. The Grocer, Spitalfields 4.94
182. Heirloom, Crouch End 4.88 Closed Down
183. No 32 The Old Town, Clapham 4.82
184. The Three Jolly Wheelers, Chigwell 4.79
185. Treehouse, Croydon 4.50
186. The Red Lion, Westminster 4.38
187. Poplar Cafe, Poplar 3.85
188. The Bedford, Balham 3.40
189. Job Centre, Deptford 2.81
190. London Business School, Baker Street 2.30
191. The Islington Town House 1.60

9 responses to “League Of Roasts

  1. The Crown & Goose in Camden used to do the best roasts on the planet. Their gravy was red wine, red onion with strips of red onion in the gravy.
    Is there a pub anywhere in London that makes this divine gravy recipe?

  2. The best roast I’ve tasted was in The Claddagh Ring in Hendon. Absolutely unbeatable home cooked food and the best service ever.
    Consistently amazing on every visit. So good it’s spoiled the ‘sunday roast’ experience for us. Never beaten, fabulous food.

    1. It feels curveball enough to interest me! I actually tried to order from them via Deliveroo in lockdown 1 but they kept cancelling my order.

  3. I must say, ‘Dartmouth Castle’ in Hammersmith, has been by far the best roast I have even had and that was 8 years ago. I’ve been to so many during that time and nothing has even come close.
    Everything from the meat, gravy, the potatoes, down to the greens. Usually there’s always one thing that they will bugger up but, there was not one thing to complain about. Saying that, that was 8 years ago and perhaps the chefs and owners have changed. Need to return there to see if it’s still as good as the one I had 8 years ago.

    1. Never heard of it before! Well do let me know if it is as good as 8 years ago…my to-do list is a tad overwhelming at the moment and government seems to keep closing the pubs 🙁

  4. You don’t get out to the South east very much it seems. Nothing in Greenwich, Blackheath, Lewisham, Lee, Bromley or most of the surrounding area. Any plans to start covering it?

    1. It’s a good point. But another good point is that I live in Harrow so getting to places like Lewisham, Bromley, etc takes 1.5 hours each way – if the Met line is working! It can be painful enough travelling to central London!

      Hangovers, masks, it being more difficult to persuade accomplices to travel further – there are lots of reasons that put me off, but I will try to make the effort again at some point…soonish…very ish!

      If there is one place I should review, where would you say?

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