Four must-haves for my birthday lunch this year were:
1) Great food 3) Bright lunch space
2) Gorgeous view 4) Beautiful Interior
Roast in the heart of Borough Market has exactily that.
Roast restaurant sits above the bustling Borough Market and is famous for its British cuisine with seasonal and local produce bought from the famous foodie market on the floor below.
The large open layout and industrial architecture transports every visitor to a skyline where views of The Shard, St Paul’s and even the market below can be admired. For the curious there are sightlines into the kitchen.
Drooling over the menu, we opted for a variety of fresh starters, meaty mains and classic desserts. The in house sommelier offered us the perfect Italian wine to complete our feast; Ciu Ciu Bacchus 2016 Rosso Piceno. His wine of choice offered soft, lightly spiced berry fruit and fine tannins which was a perfect choice for our feast to come.
The first dishes to arrive from the kitchen were a Chorizo Scotch egg with piccalilli (a twist on a British Classic), Baby mozzarella salad with heritage tomatoes, watermelon and lovage pesto and lastly seared squid and octopus with romesco and asparagus. All emphasising fresh flavours with unique compositions.
It is not a birthday meal without blowing out a birthday candle, which the staff at Roast made sure of with a little sing along.
Roast is perfect for all occasions. It is popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a wide range of events, from meetings and corporate entertaining to spectacular weddings and civil partnerships.
In addition to the above, Roast is continuing to develop exciting and innovative dishes so if you are not interested in a take of the classics try out one of new successes such as the Ultimate Roast Burger.