Sunday, 17 September 2017

Roast, Borough Market


There's nothing I love more than a good date night in London Town, especially when it involves trying a new restaurant with a menu that looks positively drool-worthy (classy I know, but trust me, it's amazing). So, I was very eager to try Roast, a lovely little spot lurking above Borough Market that specialise in...you guessed it, roasts. All kinds of roasts, as it turns out. 

We popped in for a visit this weekend and I immediately fell in love with the restaurant. Big, open windows in a conservatory style meaning loads of natural light (perfect for a blogger!). It also meant I could take my favourite red dress out for a spin. 


The Wine Sommelier started off with a crisp glass of white wine for Tom while we browsed the menu. 


For starters, Tom went for the chorizo scotch egg with piccalilli; complete with perfectly runny yolk.  It's not a proper scotch egg without a runny centre, in my opinion!


While I chose the Wiltshire burrata with spiced damsons and mint. I mean, a ball of cheese and cream? Hell yes. Burrata is one of my favourite foods and this one was fantastic, especially with the addition of the damsons. 


Tom chose his main based on recommendation by the waiter; the Sussex Wagyu Burger with chips and truffled mayonnaise. As I don't eat red meat anymore, I can't give a personal account of what it tasted like, but come on. Just look at it! 

He said it was fantastic, by the way. 


Roast also do daily specials that are only available on certain days of the week. As we visited on a Friday, the specialty was Roast Pilsner battered cod and chips with mushy peas, pickled onion and perhaps the best tartare sauce I've ever tasted. If you happen to be in there on a Friday, this is one to go for. Perfectly crispy batter and thick, white cod flakes. 


The Wine Sommelier chose a lovely glass of red wine for Tom to enjoy with his burger; a specialty Malbec blended exclusively for the restaurant. 


Then came my favourite course, dessert. Now I definitely had a bit of trouble choosing just two desserts here because I would have happily had one of everything. It all looked so tempting! In the end, though, we went for the Blueberry Cheesecake, which as it turns out was totally deconstructed but still very good. 

It consisted of blueberry sorbet, compote and jelly, as well as cheesecake filling, biscuit crumble and meringue pieces. I could so eat this again right now. 


We also ordered the apple and blackberry crumble with custard and it was seriously good. The perfect ratio of fruit to crumble is a matter that is very close to my heart, and they totally nailed it. 


Roast is 100% worth a visit if you're around the Borough Market area. Good old-fashioned, British food that tastes fantastic and great for a special occasion. From what I've heard they also do a fabulous breakfast spread. 

Book a table via their website here! You won't regret it. 


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