Sunday Roasts at The Old Queens Head, Angel

Well and truly diving head first into the Autumn season I've been trotting around town filling as many Sundays as possible with an epic roast dinner. So much so my pals and I even have a Whatsapp group aptly named 'Roast Club / Fight Club'. Trust me, there's many lengthy conversations on gravy alone.

So when an email dropped in my inbox claiming to be offering 'London's best Sunday roast', I could not resist the opportunity to give it a try.

Warm and welcoming, The Old Queen's Head in Angel is the ideal Sunday hang out. Complete with traditional Sunday roasts, burgers, board games, live music, a roaring fire and of course a bloody great selection of Bloody Mary's.

In true Sunday style, we went straight to the traditional roast menu where choices include: 32-day aged longhorn beef with marrow gravy (£15.50); old spot belly pork with crackling (£14.50); roast corn-fed chicken with garlic aioli and smoked gravy (£13.50); and a mushroom wellington served with vegetable gravy (£12.50). All come served with roast potatoes, carrots, parsnips, seasonal greens and a yorkshire pudding.

We opted for the beef, served gorgeously pink and the pork with an incredibly perfect serving of crackling. Whilst the beef's marrow gravy was a little lacklustre, the pork's was significantly better and I thoroughly enjoyed dunking my yorkshire into the lashings of it.

Which leads me to the yorkshire pudding. Giant in size, homemade, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. Need I say anymore?

Alongside, we opted for a side of cauliflower stilton gratin (£4.50). Growing up each Sunday my mother would pile our plates high with dozens of different vegetables claiming to be 'preparing' us for the week ahead. And so, just like my Mumma taught me, I added some extra veg to the pub's generous offerings. But only because it was laden with oozy grilled stilton.

All in all, we enjoyed a generously portioned roast at The Old Queen's Head and would definitely return. Particularly to stick around long enough to catch the live house band from 5pm.

Find out more and take a look at the rest of the menu, here.

Note: I received a complementary meal in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

1 comment

  1. Those Yorkshire puds do look seriously epic. But were there only three potatoes? I am a greedy piggy, I need a lot of potatoes!


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