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Roast

English Restaurant and Modern European Restaurant££££
South Bank, London
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  • Slynky C.
    "The specials are always excellent, especially steak & pork belly."(16 Tips)
    Simon W.
    "The Full Borough breakfast is great, really good black pudding."(2 Tips)
    Jonathan C.
    "The roast pork with crackling butty is to die for."(2 Tips)
    Suzi E.
    "The pork, crackling and apple sauce roll is amazing."(6 Tips)
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  • Andrew O.
    Andrew OrOctober 20, 2013
    I’d recommend a seat by the window in the atrium. Generous portions and excellent service. Try the Roast sirloin of Galloway beef with a giant Yorkshire pudding or free range pork belly on Sunday.
  • Leo C.
    Leo C.February 15
    The poshest full English breakfast you'll ever find. Great location and you can have a nice walk at Borough Market. They serve great beef Wellington, and have a surprisingly wide selection of teas!
  • Julien G.
    Julien GorettiJune 9, 2015
    Surprisingly good. Meat was tender and we'll cooked. Recommend the Duck egg, very good surprise. A bit expensive but worth at least 1 try. Plus good location.
  • Slynky C.
    Slynky CatOctober 15, 2014
    Great location, good atmosphere & brilliant food. The specials are always excellent, especially steak & pork belly. Great selection of wines & cocktails too. Lovely staff. Definitely a favourite.
  • BarChick
    BarChickJanuary 26, 2012
    Roast in Borough market has one of the best looking BMs in town, and the seed infused vodka is just what you need to fight the hoards of fauxhemians pushing their bugaboos around the market beneath. Read more
  • James H.
    James HSeptember 13, 2014
    Get away from the hubbub on the mezzanine. Fillet of Cornish hakewith whipped sweetcorn, Bath Pig chorizo and Padron peppers. Quite an elegant dish.
  • Séverine G.
    Séverine GodetJanuary 9, 2014
    Great location, Nice view overlooking the market and traditional english meals, but way too fat! Duck grease in the crab starters, pig belly with grilled fat ok but fat inside was a tad too much \o/
  • WE ARE THOMAS
    WE ARE THOMASOctober 9, 2013
    Fantastic place for a work lunch. Food was great and the service even better. If you are seeking a venue that is impressive but not over stated then Roast gets our thumbs up!
  • Suzi E.
    Check out Roast To Go. The pork, crackling and apple sauce roll is amazing. Don't forget to add english mustard!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Liam T.
    Liam TaaffeDecember 21, 2011
    The best Pork Belly dish in London with fantastic setting in the heart of Borough Market. Good value for money too, book well in advance for a table as its always fully booked.
  • Jeffrey J.
    Jeffrey JamesSeptember 12, 2014
    The food was very good & fresh. The partridge is delicious & the wild duck was moist & tender. Service was quite slow & they forgot some orders. Otherwise a good place & nice ambience.
  • Steve S.
    Steve SimpsonFebruary 7, 2011
    Everything here is great, location, setting, service and food...the best produce London has to offer...you want to know what great english food is all about forget the fancy names. Its got to be Roast
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevisNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Just eaten pork belly sandwich with crackling and apple sauce. Expensive @ £6.50 but amazing. Really outstanding. Massive amount of pork and crackling in a medium sized baguette.
  • Tanya Z.
    Tanya ZMay 6, 2013
    Food is perfect! We had a rib-eye, rack of lamb, heirloom carrots, chicken broth and chargrilled asparagus with smoked salmon, all fantastic!
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    Gaze down on the fresh harvest while you plow through dishes that don't let the rump roast sideline all those ripe, glossy fruits and vegetables. Read more
  • Susie C.
    Susie ClarkeJuly 28, 2015
    Amazingly friendly, helpful staff. Fantastic brunch.
  • Alistair
    AlistairApril 18, 2015
    Touristy with prices to match. Food was tasty and portions large but came out a little too quickly. Extensive (and expensive) wine list but the English white was lovely. Basically, paying for location
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    Located right in the middle of Borough Market, Roast gets all of its produce from its neighbors. If you're a vegetarian, this restaurant is for you as it has a wide variety of meatless meals.
  • Julian H.
    Julian HJune 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a loyalty card if you are a regular visitor and do try the weekend burger very good indeed if that is your thing
  • Amber W.
    Amber Woodward2 weeks ago
    If you are after a vegetarian Sunday Roast beware! The roast potatoes are cooked in beef dripping with no alternative option offered, despite there being a separate vegetarian menu.
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareNovember 25, 2013
    Simon and Elizabeth go for an awkward date at Roast in Trance (2013), where Simon has a strange feeling he's been there before. Of course he has been before and we see this later in the film.
  • Rob N.
    Rob NunnMay 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The pork belly sandwich is delicious piggy fun. Being a pork sandwich, it is always best with extra apple sauce. Devils on horseback (Thu-Sat only) are lovely as well.
  • Ronald D.
    Ronald DLNovember 10
    Enjoy views of the market and delicious British food. High quality in service and product
  • Antonia K.
    Antonia KrastevaFebruary 2, 2013
    Really good food and service. Pork belly is a must. Rib eye was so delicious ! Going there again!
  • Jackie S.
    Jackie S.February 16, 2012
    Gets extra points at breakfast for serving tremendous black pudding as a side, try it with the eggs benedict.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooMay 9, 2012
    The roast pork with crackling butty is to die for. Well worth the long queues.
  • Jo A.
    Jo AldousFebruary 21, 2015
    The breakfast was a bit dry. It was served very quickly after ordering so you could tell everything had been kept warm. Hot chocolate was good though. Generally prefer breakfast at Brindisa.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McGuinnessOctober 10, 2013
    Great spot on the #londoncocktailweek tour. Very tasty cocktails.
  • Matt T.
    Matt Ta-MinJanuary 15, 2015
    Fantastic english food. Great service and a really nice open and airy light setting.
  • Amrita L.
    Amrita LangbourOctober 12, 2013
    Good food. Although a bit overpriced for what is on the menu as it's all easily accessible all over london for 2/3rds less. Nevertheless I would recommend the steak.
  • W Scott W.
    W Scott WilsonApril 23, 2013
    Great London experience! A must! Outstanding food, drinks, and an axing staff!
  • Monika
    MonikaMarch 9
    Superb British, seasonal food. Beautiful setting in the heart of Borough Market.
  • Odo
    OdoSeptember 9, 2012
    Amazing pork belly sandwich, one of the best of the market. Full review... Read more
  • Nino
    NinoAugust 1, 2012
    Bacon butty is great. Piled with thick dry cure bacon, not just one or two piddly rashers.
  • W Scott W.
    W Scott WilsonApril 24, 2013
    Best cocktails in London. Try the Ol' Fashioned or the Tequila Twighlight!
  • Christina F.
    Christina ForniDecember 15, 2014
    It does exactly what it says on the door. The roasts here are incredible.
  • Oliver O.
    Oliver Op de BeeckMarch 14, 2014
    Definitely don't drink the Pilsner. Weakest beer I have ever tasted! But I'm from Belgium so..
  • Alla A.
    Alla AltuninaNovember 28, 2012
    The best place for Saturday lunch! And the cocktails are super delicious!
  • Sam O.
    Sam O'HaraMay 24, 2014
    Beautiful pork belly. Shame about our waiter!
  • Dermott
    DermottDecember 10, 2010
    Awesome for breakfast as well as lunch and dinner - can't go wrong with the Full Borough!
  • Kaylie M.
    Kaylie McKelveyJanuary 18, 2014
    Sticky date pudding comes with creme fraishe, it would be better with clotted cream.
  • Alfredo U.
    Alfredo UreñaJanuary 8, 2015
    Excellent pork. Good flavor
  • John S.
    John SinclairFebruary 10, 2013
    Had Pork Belly and Fish and Chips, top stuff.
  • Nick V.
    Always amazing for breakfast. Though don't go to work after - you'll need a nap.
  • Dave S.
    Dave StainesSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The long queue moves very fast and the pork belly is well worth the wait.
  • Benny W.
    Benny WongApril 23, 2012
    The pork belly + cracklin + applesauce sandwich at the stand downstairs is out of the world. Get. It.
  • Simon W.
    Simon WillisonNovember 12, 2011
    The Full Borough breakfast is great, really good black pudding.
  • Kaylie M.
    Kaylie McKelveyJanuary 18, 2014
    The burger is very good. Very soft and juicy.
  • Swarmstrong
    SwarmstrongSeptember 27, 2014
    Roast pork and crackling sandwich with apple sauce exists on another plane of taste
  • Merlin G.
    Merlin GriffithsJuly 30, 2010
    Ask Esther at the bar for a dry Bombay Sapphire martini, excellent. Or one of her more creative libations. :-)
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