There are many British food traditions I have discovered after moving to London and fell in love with: eggs and bacon for breakfast, scones with clotted cream for afternoon tea, a pint at the pub before supper, frosted multi-layer cakes and Sunday Roast.
Sunday for me is a day to spend with your family, having a long lunch together. In Italy this means a three-course meal with pasta, meat and dessert. I’m happy to swap the Italian tradition with the British one and go for a nice roast!
I recently had the opportunity to try the Sunday Roast menu at The Grill, a restaurant in the iconic Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane.
First opened in 1931, The Grill re-opened at the end of last year after having undergone a redesign by Bruno Moinard. Over the years, The Grill has famously been the home of culinary greats and the meeting place of celebrated personalities, world business leaders and royalty.
I have been to some fancy hotels in London over the past few years, but let me tell you that stepping into The Dorchester gave me goosebumps! Just thinking about all the celebrities that through the decades have sat in this room!
The Sunday Roast at The Grill is fabulous. Chef Christophe Marleix has created new seasonal menus for the restaurant, but the Sunday Roast is as classic as it should be.
I had the roast Angus beef from the Rhug Estate organic farm in Denbighshire – which was brought to our table and cut on a carving trolley. It was served with gravy and of course with all the traditional side dishes: roasted seasonal vegetables, crunchy roasted potatoes and Yorkshire pudding.
The Grill uses the finest, locally produced ingredients possible and meats from the best of British terroir.
I was at The Grill with a group of bloggers, so we decided to order all the desserts to share: Pastry Chef Ludovic Cuny’s own Cheesecake was my favourite dessert, but the Bread and Butter pudding and lemon meringue were also fantastic.
The Sunday Roast menu at The Grill costs £48 and is available from 12.30 – 2.30pm every Sunday. I would definitely recommend trying the restaurant for a special occasion, such as Mother’s Day today. The Dorchester truly is a spectacular location and so you won’t be disappointed!
Disclaimer: I was a guest of The Dorchester. All opinions are my own.