On & Around the Street


One of the bright spots in a season where the days are increasingly dark is tucking into a Sunday roast once again after summer’s salads and bikini-prescribed menu selections. The cooler months are when Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings can be consumed with gleeful abandon, with a view to cultivating a nice little bit of winter padding.

So get ready to feast on ‘snips and extra-crispy roasties with our pick of the best Sunday roasts in Chelsea…

Adam Handling Chelsea


At Adam Handling’s eponymous restaurant within the Belmond Cadogan Hotel, you can indulge in an all-you-can-eat luxury Sunday lunch experience for £75 per person. There is a dedicated hot counter with traditional beef wellington and roast pork belly, plus lots of other treats like British charcuterie and English caviar – all kicked off by a welcome drink of croissant liqueur and Champagne.

75 Sloane St, SW1X 9SG; 0208 089 7070

Roast beef at Rabbit


Time Out voted the Gladwin Brothers’ Sunday roast at Rabbit as the best in London. Find out why, with a choice of roast sirloin or Nutbourne wood pigeon – reared on the Gladwin’s own family farm in West Sussex – both served with all the trimmings and “proper Sunday gravy”. 

172 King’s Rd, Chelsea, SW3 4UP; 020 3750 0172

Roast beef at Bluebird Chelsea


On Sunday’s, Bluebird serves up a perfectly cooked 40-day aged sirloin roast, accompanied by one of the best horseradish sauces in London and bottomless red wine for the ideal weekend wind-down.

350 King’s Road, SW3 5UU; 020 7559 1000

Roast pork at The Cross Keys


Thanks to a campaign staged by local residents, Chelsea’s oldest pub, avoided being converted into a private home and remains a wonderfully local institution. Join the ranks of former patrons such as Agatha Christie, Bob Marley and The Rolling Stones, and settle in for one of the Keys’ beloved roast pork belly lunches.

1 Lawrence St, SW3 5NB; 02073510686

The Chelsea Pig


The Chelsea Pig prides itself on its Sunday roasts, offering up three options to satisfy aficianados: leg of Ryland lamb, 35-day aged topside of Hereford beef, or a vegetarian-friendly chickpea and nut roast – all served with yorkies, spuds and seasonal vegetables.

35 Old Church Street, SW3 5BS; 020 7352 2908