13 Feb Roast Restaurant
Roast Restaurant is a fabulous restaurant located in London’s iconic Borough Market. It uses the finest seasonal produce from British farmers and producers, with many of their ingredients coming from Borough Market’s own stalls. Roast Restaurant is the perfect place for couples, families and friends to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal together.
I visited the restaurant with my husband and we had a wonderful time, both the food and service was excellent. The ambience of the restaurant was fantastic and all the staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient.
The food at Roast was superb. For starters I had Pan-fried chicken livers with pickled onion barley risotto and lovage pesto. This starter was delicious and the chicken livers were cooked perfectly. My husband had Chorizo Scotch egg with piccalilli and this too tasted delicious. The Chorizo added something extra special to the scotch egg and the piccalilli was the perfect accompaniment.
There was a wide variety of main dishes to choose from so there was plenty of choice for us. I chose 48-Day dry aged roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, rosemary roasties and horseradish cream, with a side of winter vegetables. This dish was wonderful. The beef was cooked medium rare which was perfect and the Yorkshire pudding and potatoes were deliciously crisp. The winter vegetables were also a lovely addition to this traditional British roast dinner. I thoroughly enjoyed this meal and thought this dish was outstanding. For his main dish, my husband chose Hereford sirloin steak on the bone (400g) with chimichurri and chips and a side of creamed spinach. The steak was cooked perfectly for him and the accompaniments were also delicious. We both thought the portion sizes were excellent and there was definitely enough food for us both.
To accompany the meal the sommelier chose a wonderful wine for us. The wine chosen was Unoaked Chardonnay 2014, Chapel Down, Tenterden, Kent. This wine is a pure English Chardonnay made entirely without oak to showcase the freshness and vivacity of the fruit. This wine has lovely aromas of apple, lime, apricot and pineapple.
The desserts we had were just as delicious as the starters and main dishes. I had a comforting Bramley apple crumble with Yorkshire forced rhubarb and hazelnuts with an English vanilla custard. This dessert was the perfect end to the meal and was an ideal dessert for a crisp cold winter’s evening. My husband had Warm chocolate pudding with salted peanut mousse and black cherry yoghurt ice cream. This too was a wonderful dessert to end our meal.
Our evening at Roast Restaurant was fabulous. The atmosphere in the restaurant, the service and the food was outstanding. This restaurant is perfect for any occasion whether you are meeting friends after work, celebrating with family or if you want a date night with a loved one, this restaurant is perfect. Roast is also a family friendly restaurant and runs a Kids Eat Free offer throughout the school holidays, where each child under 12, who dines with a full paying adult, eats free. I would definitely recommend a visit to Roast Restaurant.