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8 of the Best Sunday Roasts in Notting Hill

Nothing signifies the start of autumn better than getting bundled up in scarf and a winter coat on a Sunday and heading out to a London pub, with a massive roast dinner on order. Is there anything cosier?

To signal the change in seasons, writer and blogger Annie Wilmot, aka Little Miss Notting Hill, picks out some of the very best Sunday roasts on offer in Notting Hill and the surrounding area for your next fix of roast beef, goose fat potatoes and Yorkshire puds…

1 Parlour, Kensal Green
A local favourite in Kensal, Parlour offers a perfect spot for your next sunday roast. Sundays are an institution at Parlour – they offer a full all-day breakfast brunch menu and then their take on what they call ‘The Great British Roast.’ There’s beef, chicken and lamb on offer, along with ‘A little bit of Everything’ for the very hungry – and indecisive! But you can’t miss the Dick Whittington’s Knap Sack Chicken if you’re really in for a feast; trust us when we say you won’t be disappointed. True hearty food surrounded in gorgeous, rustic decor, make sure Parlour is on your list if you’re exploring North Notting Hill / Kensal Rise.
5 Regent Street, Kensal Green NW10 5LG; parlourkensal.com

 

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2 Maggie Jones, Kensington
Maggie Jones might just be one of the most beautiful spots in London. This rustic, romantic and homely spot is the perfect backdrop for Sunday lunches – which is a good job as sunday lunch at Maggie’s is a rather decadent affair. You don’t go here wanting a quickie lunch, it’s one to be savoured. Starters on offer include the likes of asparagus vinaigrette, duck liver pate or haddock or Stilton mousse – see, we told you it was decadent! Then you can move on to the mains, where Welsh Roast Lamb and South Downs pork belly are on offer. You can also plump for the fish options too if this floats your proverbial boat and the Seabream Fillets are particularly delicious. Desserts are the perfect balance of traditional with a twist; apple crumble or the stilton with celery is always a good bet.
6 Old Court Place, Kensington Church Street W8 4PL; maggie-jones.co.uk

 

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3 The Westbourne, Westbourne Green
In contrast to Maggies, The Westbourne is a great option if you want to get stuck in with the locals for a real, homely roast. With dogs welcome at the pub, Sundays here are bustling with friends, families and couples alike, where the slices of beef are as tasty as the huge oversized Yorkshire puddings. The terrace is packed in the summer, so we have our fingers firmly crossed for an Indian summer.
101 Westbourne Park Villas W2 5ED; thewestbourne.com

 

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4 The Windsor Castle, Kensington
The Windsor Castle’s old nooks and crannies make it a simply charming spot for a Sunday lunch – especially when it’s decked out with the Christmas decorations from November onwards! Right on the Kensington/Notting Hill borders, this pub does a cracking nut roast for the vegetarians among us and their glazed gammon joint with orange and whiskey is highly recommended.
114 Campden Hill Road, Kensington W8 7AR; thewindsorcastlekensington.co.uk

 

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5 The Hillgate, Notting Hill
When Sunday lunches come with Margaritas, Bloody Marys and Irish Coffees, you know you’re in for a treat. The Hillgate, tucked away a stone’s throw from Notting Hill Gate station among the rainbow-painted houses of Hillgate Street, offers an American-style twist on their Sunday lunch menu. Appetisers include sticky BBQ chicken thighs and nachos, which you can then follow up with one of their infamous roast lunch platters. All of the roasts are served with honey roasted root veg and Yorkshire puddings – but if you don’t quite fancy a roast lunch, why not plump for the mac and cheese with truffle oil?
24 Hillgate Street, Notting Hill W8 7SR; thehillgate.com

 

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6 The Mall Tavern, Notting Hill
Sundays at the Mall Tavern are busy and brilliant. A cosy, varied menu make for a delicious sundae lunch offering the classics alongside your Sunday roast. Their Scotch Egg starter is one of the best in the area and their spinach and artichoke dip should be award-winning, it’s THAT good. A lovely little outdoor area winds around the back of the pub, complete with heaters, if you want to sit outside and enjoy your long Sunday lunch with a nice glass of Merlot.
71 Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill W8 4RU; themallw8.com

 

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7 Britannia Kensington
The Britannia pub, tucked away off the bustle of High Street Kensington, serves up one of the best roasts in the area every Sunday. Offering traditional British classics, with goose fat potatoes and specific seasonal veggies, the pub has also recently started offering a new vegan menu to cater for all appetites.
1 Allen Street, Kensington W8 6UX; britanniakensington.co.uk

 

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8 The Whippet, Kensal Rise
This lovely little pub on the Chamberlayne Road offers speciality G&Ts and boasts a fantastic heated terrace too. The ‘Full Whippet’ roast offering comes with either beef, chicken or pork. The slow-roast mint glazed Devon lamb shoulder for two is particularly good, especially for the extra-hungry, and it’s matched by the roast mushroom and spinach turnover as a delicious vegetarian spin on the traditional Sunday roast.
64-66 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise NW10 3JJ; thewhippetinn.com

 

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Annie Wilmot is a writer and blogger. Follow @littlemissnottinghill on Instagram / @missnottinghill on Twitter and see littlemissnottinghill.com



 

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