When I was asked to review the Roast Resturant in London's Borough Market I was quite excited as I have heard so many great comments about the restaurant and its deliciously British food. My Dad in particular is a big fan of the Roast and used to eat there on a regular basis so I knew I would be getting a high quality meal and service.
The Roast is located in the heart of London's Borough Market, it is spaciously set over two levels and seats 120 people with views of their busy kitchen, St Paul's, Borough Market Below and the Shard. Alongside the dining room is the bar. The Roast is popular for its breakfasts, lunches and dinners and uses the finest fresh meat and produce.
I attended the Roast with Abigail, Sophia and my Mum's husband which was a real treat for him. We were greeted when we walked to the front of house, where our coats were hung for us and there was a separate part for Sophia's pushchair which was great, there is nothing worse than a restaurant full of pushchair's.
We were taken to our table which had a fab view of the market below which was buzzing, we went on a Saturday so was one of their peak days.
Our main waiter was lovely, he made sure we had drinks when we were seated. The girls had an apple juice and Brian and I were given a complimentary glass of bubbly which was a lovely treat.
The menu was just amazing.
For starters I had Pan Fried Braddock White Duck Egg with Bath Pig Chorizo & baby Squid. Brian had Scotch Burford Brown Egg with haggis and piccalilli, I ordered the girls food to come with our starters as I knew they would probably take longer to eat!
The starters were absolutely amazing, the mix of Duck Dgg with the Shorizo & Squid tasted divine, Brian loved his too.
Then came the main, we both had the Beef Wellington with Roasties and gravy then ordered our sides of Carrots, Mash, and Broccoli. Abigail & Sophia had from the children's menu omelette, chips and salad, I have to say the Children's menu is fab there is such a great selection of lovely simple food which any child would love (and during half term times children eat free!)
Main courses were amazing, the Beef Wellington was cooked to perfection along with the rest of the sides. The girls really enjoyed theirs although I think one children's portion was slightly too much for Sophia, but she still enjoyed what she could eat.
Then came the delicious desserts, the girls both had bananas and custard, again another great choice from the menu. Brian had Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble, I had the Chocolate Mousse cake with Caramelised Orange and Clotted cream. I was feeling pretty stuffed after the main course but I couldn't not have dessert which again tasted fantastic.
The service we had at the Roast was great, our waiter was very attentive, and swiftly sorted Abigail's little accident when she knocked over her drink, he immediately changed her chair and cleared up the mess so she wasn't left standing around. Service was prompt and we were never left waiting too little or too long for our food.
The Menu was great and had a wide selection of delicious foods for everyone, I was really impressed with the Children's menu.
Overall we had such a fabulous time at the Roast and I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Borough Market to pop into the Roast for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
You can view the menu online here.
*I attended the Roast in exchange for an honest review