Bacchus Sundays, London


Sunday roasts, a humble British tradition that is consumed all year round. Wait, you don't know what a Sunday roasts is? Think combined roasted meat carved and served with roast potatoes/mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables and topped it off with some nice gravy. Before you say anything, it tastes better than it sounds. The question is now, where for the best Sunday roasts in London?

Located in Hoxton, the new cool prime area of East London. It shouted more of council estate where Bacchus Sudays is based at the lion & lamb pub. Bacchus Sundays, a roast dinner pop-up restaurant from the team from behind the now closed Bacchus Pub and kitchen. As voted by the guardian, it is one of the best in London for roasts. It's not easy to find this place, prepare to use you Google map.

Burford brown haggis scotch egg, whiskey mustard sauce

Fried mozzarella sticks

Smoked salmon and horseradish purée

The menu changes each week with limited choices. We had one of each for the starters. I chose haggis scotch egg packed full of flavour, when cut into it the yolk was oozing out. Prefect. Mr T had the fried mozzarella sticks with the melted cheese being very stringy and Mrs T had the smoked salmon, a tad bit salty.

12 hour roasted sirloin of Angus beef, Yorkshire pudding
Roasted leg of lamb, Yorkshire pudding

Gloucester old spot pork belly, wild boar stuffing

For the mains, you simply pick from beef, pork, chicken, lamb or nut roast, and there's even a "bit of everything" option for the indecisive. We opted for beef, lamb and pork. I had the pork belly and I wasn't that impressed with it, the crackling was burnt and on the tough side, wasn't exactly crispy and the meat was not tender enough. The lamb was constantly complained being very chewy, it didn't look that pleasant when the waiter brought it to the table. The best was the beef, still pink in the middle. Personally, I felt that the accompaniments over-shined the star of the show. Loved the roast beetroot and glazed carrot, the Yorkshire pudding is good. The portion size is big, you're unlikely to want to eat for the rest of the day. I'm greedy, as will all girls you have to finish with a dessert.

Apple and pear crumble, custard

For dessert, we shared a apple and pear crumble with custard between three people. It was good, not amazing and nothing special about it. 

Sadly, Bacchus Sundays does not live up the expectation as being one of the best Sunday roasts in London. It does serve good food (strangely the starters better than the mains), but there are many mistakes in the roasts which needs to be improved. I'm sure there are many better Sunday roasts for me to discover. I do hope Bacchus can return to its former highly praised gastropub standard (not that I been to when it was a gastropub, but many rave reviews on Internet). 

Score Rating: 3/5
Price: 1 course - £15, 2 courses - £20, 3 courses - £25 (with £5 supplement for the undecided)

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