The latest place Tim and I visited for our tour of local pubs and restaurants for Sunday Lunch was The Castle in Tooting, last weekend. This time we took my Mum, who was visiting for the weekend (and our first official ‘guest’ in our new home, which was exciting!) I was a little bit nervous – my Mum can do an epic sunday roast, and living in Yorkshire, I imagine she has a whole host of great Sunday Lunch venues on her doorstep.
The Castle was recently revamped and it looks pretty impressive now. It’s a big pub with various sections, including an orangery and very cool outdoor section with little alcoves that you can book out, each one with a different theme. Here are some photos from their website:
For Sunday Lunch, we all went for something different – I chose the lamb, Tim went for the poussin and Mum chose the beef. What I really liked about the menu was that every dish came with a Yorkshire Pudding, whether you ordered the beef or not. For me, the yorkie pud is really what makes a Sunday Lunch, and I usually order the beef just to be able to get it. So it was nice to have a change and order the lamb, while still getting my yorkie pud fix!
I also ordered some broccoli cheese for us all to share, washed down with a lovely bottle of red wine. Everything was very nicely presented.
The verdict from my mum? One of the best Sunday Lunches she has ever had! Praise indeed! We got onto this topic over lunch, and she said she has actually been quite disappointed by some of the Sunday Lunches she’s had in Yorkshire, and that London’s attempt was every bit as good, if not better! My lamb was gorgeous and just melted in your mouth, and I enjoyed all of the vegetables it was served with.
We would have stuck around for dessert, 1. if we had any space left in our tummies and 2. if we didn’t have to get up to Kings Cross for my Mum to catch the train home (typically the one day when the Northern Line was down!) Maybe next time!
If you’re interested in booking or would like to know more about the pub, you can visit their website here.