Sunday roast is a big deal.
Especially when it’s this cold outside.
The best ones are made by your mother, obviously.
But if, like me, you don’t have a roast-proficient mum (and can’t bring yourself to do all the roasting yourself), I know just the place.
Tucked away at the very end of my absolute favourite street in London, The Quality Chop House is a gloriously old school British restaurant with Grade II-Victorian-decor to match!
Get a group of 3-6 together and book yourself a booth.
Order up a bottle of something nice (a lovely Côtes du Rhône in our case)…
And tuck into the delightfully light smoked cod roe with pickled onion while you peruse the menu.
Especially delightful atop the Quality Chop House’s own sourdough, still warm from the oven.
The selection of starters is quite lovely, but on Sunday, it’s all about the roasts…
Belted Galloway beef (sirloin & brisket).
Tamworth pork shoulder with crackling and apple sauce.
(There’s also a vegetarian option and a fish dish on the menu).
All served with all the trimmings and a selection of seasonal vegetables.
And when at the Quality Chop House… add on a side of those confit potatoes.
You simply have to.
Pile everything up high onto your (already heaving) plate, top with a bit more gravy and tuck into your Sunday feast.
Try to save a little bit of room for pudding…
Sticky date sponge with Christmas pudding ice cream and pear, paired with the most exquisite Loupiac I’ve ever had.
Truly the most wonderful way to spend a Sunday!
The Quality Chop House, 88-94 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 3EA
Make sure you book ahead – especially on Sundays!
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