The Best Pubs & Restaurants For Sunday Roasts In Islington

The Best Pubs & Restaurants For Sunday Roasts In Islington

Finish the weekend on a high and head to one of these fine pubs and restaurants in Islington for a slap-up Sunday roast…

Lead Image: The Baring

1 The Baring, Islington

Neighborhood boozer newcomer, near Regent’s Canal, this place comes with a high-calibre gastro-pub kitchen helmed by co-owner Rob Tecwyn (ex-Dabbous, The Henrietta Hotel, Morito, & Kerridge’s Bar and Grill). Go for a sharing roast, one you can keep to yourself, or break from Sunday tradition and order a smattering of superb small plates to share.

Address: 55 Baring Street, Islington, N1 3DS


2 The Old Queens Head, Essex Road

This Essex Road institution may now be home to Lucky Chip burgers – and mighty fine they are too – but don’t forget about the fab roasts you can enjoy while settled into one of the Chesterfield leather sofas. The menu is short and sweet, but all mains come with the full complement of trimmings, and there’s fried cheesecake to finish on. Oh, and if you fancy a burger, you can order one of those too.

Address: 44 Essex Road N1 8LN


3 The Canonbury, Canonbury Place

The food has always been good here. was always good and seems to have gone up a notch too. The Sunday restaurant menu, in particular, is a stand out. From your typical roasts (done very well), to the more eclectic offerings like harissa-baked cauliflower (for those trying to be good after a heavy weekend) to the pearl barley, butternut squash and mushroom wellington or. Great beer garden, too, for when the weather takes a turn for the better.

Address: 21 Canonbury Place N1 2NS


4 The Marquess Tavern, Canonbury Street

During the week The Marquess Tavern has a wide variety of dishes to choose from, and while its Sunday lunch menu may be more concise, the outcome is just as good. Whichever roast you go for, Yorkshire pud lovers you’re in luck – they’re whoppers.

Address: 32 Canonbury Street N1 2TB


5 The Bull, Upper Street

At one point, The Resident team spent many a lunch hour at The Bull and no surprise: you’ll feel at home with its traditional pub ambience, but one that has a touch of cool design. Picnic bench style tables are placed alongside open windows to make the most of any good weather. Enjoy your home-cooked roast with a Sunday newspaper, one of the craft beers from the pub’s vast selection or a Bloody Mary or two.

Address: 100 Upper Street N1 0NP


6 The Albion, Thornhill Road

The Albion, a Georgian gem, provides the perfect atmosphere for a Sunday roast, complete with log fires. With its wisteria covered façade and classic dining room inside, the setting complements the dishes perfectly. Their Sunday lunch menu features plenty of starters, mains and puddings and the pub carries a wide selection of beers and their wine list has been selected by one of the country’s leading wine experts to perfectly match the food. The whole experience will have you feeling satisfied and right at home.

Address: 10 Thornhill Road N1 1HW


7 The Pig & Butcher, Liverpool Road

It might look like your average pub from the outside, but to this day we will never forget our first meal at The Pig & Butcher and how it blew us away. With ingredients locally sourced from around the UK, The Pig & Butcher grills in the summer and brines, cures, smokes, and braises in the winter to create the perfect roast for any season. Considering the name, we shouldn’t have been surprised with the quality found here, and there’s food for the vegetarians as well.

Address: 80 Liverpool Road N1 0QD


8 Duke of Cambridge, St Peter’s Street

It may have the look and feel of a classic British pub, but it is in fact Britain’s first organic pub. part of the same group behind the Culpeper in Shoreditch and working with Riverford Organic farms, fruit and vegetables are the stars here, with meat and fish complementing the dishes. Their menu changes by season to ensure that the freshest, highest quality ingredients will be used.

Address: 30 St Peter’s Street N1 8ST


9 Smokehouse, Canonbury Road

Owned by the Pig & Butcher team, Smokehouse has a simple garden feel with wooden tables and pots of herbs and flowers, and outside garden furniture surrounded by trees. It is all about the food here and there are plenty of unique dishes that are not fixtures in your average Sunday roast menu.

Address: 63-69 Canonbury Road N1 2DG


10 The Drapers Arms, Barnsbury Street

The Drapers Arms is a neighborhood pub in Islington with a green-hued exterior and checkerboard floors and chandeliers inside. It also has plenty of delicious food on their packed Sunday lunch menu, which changes regularly. Try a traditional sharing roast, or go for something a little bit different, such as the suet crust beef bourguignon pie, and make sure you don’t skip the starters.

Address: 44 Barnsbury Street N1 1ER






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