Whether you're a Chelsea local or paying the area a visit, if you're in the mood for hearty roast, these are the best pubs and restaurants in Chelsea and Fulham plating up Sunday lunches with lashings of gravy and all the trimmings. Words by Victoria Purcell and Zita Whalley. 

1 Le Petit Beefbar, Cale Street

Sophisticated and intimate, Le Petit Beefbar serves up fine cuts of Black Angus beef alongside double baked Yorkshire puddings, beef fat potatoes and seasonal veg. There's also horseradish cream, bone marrow and red wine jus to pour over your meal and a Kobe Mary to swill, which is basically a Kobe-infused bloody Mary.

Address: 27 Cale Street, Chelsea SW3 3QP

Website: beefbar.com

2 The Lillie Langrty, Lillie Road

Preparing elegant riffs on British classics, the Sunday lunch menu comes with plenty of choice. Roasts come family sized or as indiviudal portions, and with yummy sides and starters too. Banger and mash, cheeseburgers and fish and chips are also on the menu, should you fancy this instead. 

Address: 19 Lillie Road SW6 1UE

Website: thelillielangtry.co.uk

3 Duke on the Green, New King's Road

On New King’s Road, overlooking Parson’s Green, this dog-friendly convivial locals gaff serves up traditional Sunday roast fare, with vegetarian options too. For hungry, indecisive meat lovers, there's a roast that offers a trio of carvings as well. If you're not in the mood for a roast, there's stuff like burgers and fish and chips to scoff too. 

Address: 235 New King’s Road, Chelsea SW6 4XG

Website: dukeonthegreen.co.uk

4 The Fulham Arms, Stephendale Road

Once The Sands End, now The Fulham Arms, this pub's kitchen is led by its provenance ethos. The considered menu offers up zhooshed-up, elegant Sunday faves, and a short menu of elevated pub grub alongside. 

Address: 135-137 Stephendale Road, Fulham SW6 2PR

Website: thesandsend.co.uk

5 The Chelsea Pig, Old Church Street

Formally the Pig’s Ear, this award-winning gastropub has undergone a luxurious makeover and is now swanky, as well as warm and welcoming. The short Sunday roast menu is as considered as the pub's interiors, and appropriately sophisticated too - think superb British cuisine done well.

Address: 35 Old Church Street, Chelsea SW3 5BS

Wesbsite: thechelseapig.co.uk

6 The Admiral Codrington, Mossop Street

Called the Ad Cod by locals, this casual pub serves up traditional beef, pork and chicken options, and non-meat eaters can order off the pub menu. They’ve also got aperitif and digestif suggestions which might leave you feeling slightly less stuffed.

Address: 17 Mossop Street, Chelsea SW3 2LY

Website: theadmiralcodrington.co.uk

7 The Rose Fulham, Harwood Terrace

Hidden just off of King's Road, The Rose Pub is a bit of a find and a local’s secret. Inside it’s cosy and classic, exactly the kind of place to enjoy a good long lunch. If, on the off chance, London delivers a beautiful sunny day, venture into the garden which is scattered with fires and heaters. As with the interiors, The Rose’s roast is the quintessential traditional meal you’ve grown up with. There’s no shortage of gravy and portions are generous.

Address: 1 Harwood Terrace, Fulham SW6 2AF

Website: therosefulham.co.uk

8 The White Horse, Parson's Green

The quality of the food at The White Horse is a delight all week and come Sunday it’s no different. The menu is a modern take on the traditional roast with slow-roasted pork belly, pigs in blankets, cauliflower cheese and a nut roast for the non-meat eaters. Pair it with a beer from their wide selection, and if the weather is nice then enjoy your meal on the patio seating area. Oh, and get there early.

Address: 1-3 Parson’s Green SW6 4UL

Website: whitehorsesw6.com

9 The Cadogan Arms, King's Road

A a long-time favourite for those who frequent the famous King’s Road, The Cadogan Arms is the place to go if you’re in the market for a good hearty Sunday roast. Everything on the menu looks delicious - the gardener's pie or the Sundy sharere board for example. 

Address: 298 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 5UG

Website: thecadoganarmschelsea.london

10 The Harwood Arms, Walham Grove

With a Michelin star, this pub knows quality but it’ll come at a price. However, you won’t feel slighted as the portions will keep you full for a week. The Sunday mains are designed to be shared between two and several prime cuts of meat, as well as a fish main are on offer.

Address: Walham Grove, Fulham SW6 1QP

Website: harwoodarms.com

11 Hawksmoor, Yeoman's Row

This iconic steakhouse isneither Chelsea nor Fulham, however it is close enough and the Sunday roast is a must-have. Large joints are cooked the traditional way, with real charcoal and it's served with all the trimmings, gravy, Yorkshire pudding, veggies and roasted potatoes. The meal will also be well worth its cost, as dishes at the restaurant are notoriously large.

Address: 3 Yeoman’s Row, Knightsbridge SW3 2AL

Website: thehawksmoor.com

12 Lots Road Pub, Lots Road

While on match days this pub is a sea of blue, come Sundays things are a little more civilized. The menu is concise and to the point, focusing on small tapas style plates and roasts, which are top quality. While portion sizes aren’t as generous as elsewhere, it's a case of quality over quantity. The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff are really friendly and there’s a good stash of Sunday papers to work your way through.

Address: 114 Lots Road, Chelsea SW10 0RJ

Website: lotsroadchelsea.co.uk