I’m always in search of fabulous Sunday roasts. We normally visit local restaurants to us rather than travelling into Central London, but a couple of Sundays ago I was tasked with finding somewhere for a group of friends and I to go. Turns out trying to find fairly last minute availability for eight people for a Sunday roast in Central London isn’t easy – some of them couldn’t actually accommodate groups of this size! Eventually I struck gold with Blacklock in Soho. I’d seen some incredible instagram photos of their food and couldn’t wait to experience it with my friends.
The only availability was at midday (it’s a very popular place!) and when we arrived at 11.45am, people were already waiting outside for their reservations. There’s nothing to see from the street – you go through the door and straight down the stairs to the underground den of meaty goodness. It feels like a nice secret!
We were seated on stools around a long wooden table, with another group of people down the other end (I’ll explain why that matters shortly!) – we soon got the drinks in, and there’s a great range available, including a number of £5 cocktails. I went for a Bloody Mary which I was intrigued to see on the menu contained ‘beefy juice’ – it was indeed very rich as you might expect, but the perfect drink to get me in the mood for the rest of the meal.
In terms of the roast, you have the choice of beef, pork or lamb, or alternatively you can choose to go ‘all in’ and get a bit of each for just a few pounds extra. There are also a number of starters, which looked delicious – next time I visit, I’ll be ordering the bone marrow!
On this occasion we skipped right to the main event, and can you guess what we had? Yep, we all ordered the ‘all in’. As it said it was for a minimum of two people, we naively assumed it would be served between two people, so in our case, four platters. What emerged from the kitchen was the biggest plate of food I’ve ever seen – all eight portions were brought out on one wooden serving board. It was like a Tudor feast! And the reaction of the group next to us was priceless, as you get a glimpse of in the back of this photo!
All of the meat was beautifully cooked and there was a generous serving of veggies. At £20 per person, it’s not exactly the cheapest roast you’ll get in London, but it’s certainly worth it for the quality and variety of beautiful meat.
We also ordered some cauliflower cheese, which was heavenly!
So the next time you’re looking for a good Sunday roast, please do give Blacklock a try, you won’t be disappointed! Make sure to book in advance though! You can visit their website here.