[dropcap]A[/dropcap]word of warning. The following photos might induce extreme hunger, or at the very least food envy. Last weekend, I had the pleasure of having a lovely Sunday Roast at No 11 Pimlico Road, near Sloane Square. It was huge. It was meaty. The Yorkshire pudding looked like a nuclear explosion cloud. On a scale of one to amazing, this roast runs away and taunts ‘beepbeep‘ at all other Sunday Roasts.
That Sunday was also the day that the Spring teaser we had been treated to all week disappeared, and was instead replaced with chilly, grey rain. In short, perfect weather to hole up with a hot, cosy meal. Our table in the corner by the window was a good spot to people watch both outside and in. Even as the pub grew busier, our small corner felt private- all the better to nurse those hot cups of tea.
Both Robin and I wanted a roast dinner- there was no doubt about that! He ordered the roast pork shoulder and I chose the 28 day aged rib of beef. So far, so good sounding. And then it came…
My roast beef was medium rare, tender and full of flavour- served with duck fat roasted potatoes, creamed cabbage, buttered purple heritage carrots, topped with a nicely caramelised roasted red onion…and of course the gigantic fluffy Yorkshire pud! It came with a side of horseradish that I skipped- I found that the meat didn’t need anything else to accompany it, it was perfect on it’s own.
Robin’s roasted pork looked equally impressive.
His came with parsnip mash (I love parsnips, and may have stolen more than a few tastes…) as well as the same vegetables and gigantic pudding that mine came with- although he got a pot of apple sauce to accompany his pork.
You’d think that having polished off most of our meal, we’d skip dessert. But no. I had not put on my stretchy jeans that morning for no reason.
Robin ordered a lemon posset- sharp, creamy and refreshing…
And I chose an apple and cranberry crumble- not only was it the most lactose friendly pudding on offer (Robin gets the ice cream all to himself, lucky boy) but it happens to be one of my favourite desserts. So win, win really!
I admitted defeat before I could even put a dent into the crumble; I just wasn’t anticipating the enormous portion of our main meal! The whole juicy cranberries had a nice sharp tang against the chunks of apple.
Sadly, the rain didn’t show any signs of easing up so it meant a drizzly walk back towards Sloane Square, but the chance to walk off some of that dinner!
Roast dinners start at noon; and judging by how busy it got, I’d recommend booking a table just to be on the safe side. My roast beef was £18.95 and the roast pork was £16.95- but honestly, worth every penny.
No 11 Pimlico Road – the address is in the title! handy!
020 7730 6784
Thank you for the hospitality guys, service was flawless!
^^My meal was complimentary, but every word and opinion my own!^^