Harden's survey result
“It’s a lovely room, and fantastically well located, but the food never quite lives up to expectations” at this Borough Market fixture, picturesquely perched above the market in a glazed portico that was once part of the Royal Opera House. The culinary theme is British, er, roasts, and even though most diners do actually like the results, “the prices are a bit of a fantasy”. Top Tip – breakfast here gives you all the benefit of the location, and is better value. (There were plans a couple of years ago for a spin-off near Broadcasting House, but these seem to have hit the backburner.)
This Borough Market showcase for traditional British food enjoys a “great location” (incorporating a glass portico that was originally part of the Royal Opera House) with “wonderful views north to the City, east to the (bottom of the) Shard, and over the market itself”. But every report of exceptional results (“best pork-and-crackling sandwich”; “amazing Chateaubriand”) is matched by gripes about “very average” fare (“burnt Yorkshire pudding”; “the meat may be of a good quality but the cooking is not!”). It’s also “on the expensive side”. Top Tips: “excellent breakfast option – very filling”; “nab a window seat”.
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Roast Restaurant Diner Reviews
"End of summer market lunch a bargain! 2 for 1 a good deal. Scotch egg started disappointing but the smoked salmon generous and yum! Likewise the cod with chorizo and beans, excellent, opportunity to try Macedonian wine a bonus. Staff friendly efficient and professional. "
|Wine per bottle||£27.00|
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||11:45 am‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||7:30 am‑11:30 am, 11:45 am‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||7:30 am‑11:30 am, 11:45 am‑10 pm|
|Thursday||7:30 am‑11:30 am, 11:45 am‑10 pm|
|Friday||7:30 am‑11:30 am, 11:45 am‑10 pm|
|Saturday||8:30 am‑11:30 am, 11:45 am‑10 pm|
|Sunday||11:45 am‑6:30 pm|