Sitting down to a roast meal on a Sunday is a satisfying experience. Whether you’re eating on your own, dining with a friend, or have multiple family members in tow, a roast lunch with all the tasty trimmings is often just what the doctor ordered.  

The Sunday roast tradition goes back generations, and it’s one we still embrace, even if more of us are choosing to walk to a pub for a meal at weekends, as opposed to cooking a roast meal at home. By partaking of a roast lunch at your favourite local on a Sunday, you’ll be able to enjoy all the flavour without having to spend all evening in front of the sink washing up a seemingly bottomless pile of roasting trays, plates, glasses and saucepans.

Wimbledon town

Wimbledon has a strong selection of pubs and restaurants which serve up a good meal on a Sunday. Here’s a handful:

The Fox & Grapes

If you’ve been out walking on Wimbledon Common of a Sunday morning, and you need somewhere to sit for a bite to eat, this is the place. An independent pub on the edge of the Common, its Sunday roasts are legendary among locals. There are always three different Sunday roast options available, and each is served with roast potatoes cooked in duck fat, seasonal greens, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. If you fancy a hearty Sunday lunch in a convivial setting, head here. We guarantee it will fast become your go-to destination for a Sunday roast.


Cau’s Sunday roasts are generous in size and packed with flavour. For roast rump of beef lovers, call in on Cau. Sunday roast is served from Midday to 6pm every Sunday, so if you don’t rise too early, you can still guarantee a hot meal come 4pm. The menu embraces Buenos Aires cuisine, and beef is what they do best.

The Dog & Fox

You can sample a Sunday roast here between Midday – 4pm (or until they run out). There’s a superb brunch menu for those who haven’t even had breakfast when they arrive let alone lunch, while the traditional fare will prove a hit with adults and children alike.

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Lu-Ma Café

For any vegetarians or vegans out there, it doesn’t get much better than Lu-Ma. This establishment describes itself as ‘a healthy eating café with vegetarian and vegan options’. It sticks to serving food which contains no diary and no refined sugar, and you won’t find red meat on the premises either.

As well as an impressive brunch menu on weekends, the lunch menu is equally mouth-watering. There’s a red lentil curry with ginger brown rice, vegan meatballs, and a selection of open sandwiches on sourdough – as well as jacket potatoes with freshly-made fillings.

The Crooked Billet

Come Sunday lunchtime, this pub will be heaving with people, especially families. We recommend arriving early if you want to be sure of securing a table. The menu celebrates seasonal British produce, while the pub itself has a distinctly ‘country feel’, situated as it is right by Wimbledon Common.

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Nicolas Holmes

Nick joined Robert Holmes to inject fresh ideas and help grow the New Homes department of Robert Holmes as well as helping to inject technology into the business and to grow its client base. Together with one of the Directors Nick is in charge of all Development opportunities that Robert Holmes deals with along with sales. Aged 40, he provides succession together with the two existing directors. Nick has always been focused on building client relationships and sales. He built up his own gallery in Chelsea, where he had a loyal following of customers and artists.

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