Saturday, 26 October 2019
With the crunch of the autumn leaves comes a voracious desire for a British institution: the Sunday roast. Sequestered in cosy pub corners or perched at an elegant brasserie bar, stomach-satisfying Sunday lunches can be found all along the King’s Road. Whether you’re a Veggie or craving a roast with all the trimmings, here’s our pick of the best – with some twists to the traditional thrown in for those seeking Sundays with a difference.
This stylish Chelsea favourite is on a mission to banish the Sunday blues with its Red Roast.
Available until the last weekend of October, Bluebird’s autumnal spin on the classic bottomless brunch offers unlimited red wine alongside their roasts on 13, 20 and 27 October. Cosiness, culinary excellence and a bottle of Clarendelle Rouge to boot? It’s a yes from us.
350 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UU. Website here.
Famed (and frequented) for its seasonal approach to menu making, Rabbit’s ‘Sunday on the Farm’ lunch makes the most of foraged produce and local livestock. Run by the hugely knowledgeable and passionate Gladwin brothers, meat is sustainably sourced from the duo’s own family farm in West Sussex. An interesting twist on the traditional roast, their current Sunday menu is suited for sharing, with two to three dishes recommended per person. Wash it all down with a Bloody Mary, if you so desire, choosing from fiery horseradish or chilli infused vodka with your tomato juice.
172 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4UP. Website here.
Nestled in residential sideroads just off the King’s Road, the Phene is a little urban oasis – a three-story pub at the centre of the community since 1853. The carnivorous amongst us can opt for mouth-watering traditional roasts, served with garlic potatoes and a delicious selection of vegetables, while vegetarians needn’t feel they are missing out; the likes of roasted squashes and mushroom Wellington on offer ensure you’ll leave feeling full.
9 Phene St, Chelsea, London SW3 5NY. Website here.
A Chelsea institution, home-from-home brasserie Beaufort House makes Sunday lunch a real occasion with its indulgent menu. Choose from Prime Strip Loin with Horseradish Cream & Red Wine Jus, or go for Corn Fed Chicken Ballotine with Thyme & Onion Stuffing & Burnt Lemon Gravy. You won’t be disappointed when it comes to sides: both are served with roasties, honey-roasted chantenay carrots, cauliflower cheese and Yorkshire pudding.
354 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UZ