By Laura Nickoll
Roast, overlooking the bustle of Borough Market, is somewhat of a stalwart having been on the scene for over a decade, yet it still frequently appears on ‘best Sunday lunch’ lists and – being bookable and large – is a welcoming prospect for families with youngsters in tow, particularly for the set Sunday lunch.
What to eat? The quintessentially British comfort food aims to please on all fronts, with breakfast on the go from 7am (eggs how you like them, kippers, or a Full Borough, perhaps), more formal offerings at lunch or – brace yourself – the ‘Roast’ burger (beef sirloin and all the familiar roast lunch trimmings in a bun), arguably either a work of genius or a culinary obscenity, depending on your predilections.
Pipsqueak tip Young diners have their own menu (2 courses £12.50) from which they can opt for fish fingers and chips with mushy peas, cheesy omelette, penne with tomato sauce or roast chicken breast with mash, with knickerbocker glory or another fiendishly sweet pud to finish. Kids eat free during school holidays.