Published on March 25th, 2014 | by Gavin0
Roast, Borough Market
Summary: As exquisite as the market it overlooks, British cuisine at its finest
Best of British
Borough Market on Saturday morning is one of the great wonders of London and if you haven’t been make sure you get down there this weekend (provided you aren’t too hung-over from Friday of course). If you have been then I’m sure you agree with me. But what you may not know is that above the lively stalls in a glass building overlooking the market, you’ll find Roast; one of my favourite traditional British restaurants in London.
Opened in 2005, Roast has been delighting diners for 9 years now and the quality is second to none. Using only the freshest ingredients (handy when there is a market just downstairs) and quality British meats, you won’t find many better places to enjoy a crispy spud or fluffy Yorkshire. My personal picks for mains are the slow roasted pork belly or lamb chop with bubble ‘n’ squeak; I’m still salivating thinking about them now.
The venue is modern and classy with a pianist in the lobby delighting guests in the bar with subtle lounge music and the main restaurant is made out of glass all round; beautiful on a summer’s eve, but a nightmare for their window cleaner. The food isn’t cheap, but it is well worth it for a special occasion; and anyone from your Nan to a toddler will love it.
Roast, The Floral Hall, Borough Market, Stoney St, SE1 1TL