A typical Sunday well spent, is a Sunday filled with food, family and friends. For the Brits, the one classic thing that is not to be missed is the ultimate Sunday Roast. A glorious feast accompanied by a nice bottle of wine or pint of cold beer to perfect your day off. As an ode to an important meal, we want to introduce possibly the best place to grab a Sunday Roast in London, ‘The Harwood Arms’.
The only Michelin star pub in London, The Harwood Arms is tucked away on the back streets of Fulham, and prides on serving up fantastic food made from quality British products. Originally built in 1840, the exterior of the building still retains its old world charm, whereas inside, the casual setting provides a warm and relaxing ambience, enhanced by the natural bare wooden tables and chalk boards filled with the day’s specials.
The pub is lead by Mike Robinson, Edwin Vaux and Brett Graham of the infamous fine dining restaurant The Ledbury. With experienced foodies behind the story of this pub, it is no wonder it has become a roaring success since it’s opening in 2008. Chef Alex is at the helm of the kitchen and produces gastronomic dishes as well as utilizes the variety of vegetables such as courgettes and heritage tomatoes from the pub’s private rooftop garden. The wine list is impressive and the menu is thoughtful and promising, with dishes highlighting the provenance of each product.
The Sunday roast is a popular favourite and comes as a sharing platter for two. Warm homemade Irish soda bread is served alongside freshly churned butter as you peruse over the choices between succulent roast beef, lamb, or the 55-day aged rib of Hereford steak. The meat is served on a large wooden platter, accompanied with light and peppery horseradish cream, puffy golden Yorkshire puddings, crispy roast potatoes, steamed greens, cauliflower cheese croquettes and a generous amount of smoked bone marrow gravy. A special twist is added to the Yorkshire puddings, once you cut through them, inside is hidden with a rich braised meat concoction, a new spin on the classic Sunday roast accompaniment.
The Harwood arms also whips up proper puddings too, so be sure to save room for dessert. We recommend the toffee custard with sweet caramelized apple and homemade hazelnut ice-cream or the freshly made rhubarb and custard doughnuts. Their dessert menu changes every now and then since it depends on which seasonal ingredient is available.
Although the Harwood Arms may be infamous for it’s Sunday roast offering, it’s weekly changing menu is also very attractive. Therefore if copious amounts of meat is not your ideal meal, then do not fret for their innovative menu promises to satisfy every taste bud.
Written & Visual Editing By: MINK YONGSAKUL
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