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Luxury Autumn Sunday Lunch in Central London

Published on September 28, 2022 by Rebecca Hinshelwood

dolphin house luxury serviced apartments london photoAutumn is a season to make you hungry. Not only is it traditionally harvest season, but the cooler temperatures make snug restaurants and hearty meals that much more appealing. And the Great British Sunday Lunch is a real institution when it comes to hearty meals! So where should you head to in central London for the best of the season’s luxury Sunday lunches?

Parkside View

The Game Bird at the Stafford – St James’s  

A stone’s throw from Green Park, you can refuel after an autumnal walk over at The Game Bird. Expect a luxuriously traditional and hearty Sunday lunch here. With top notch British ingredients, start with smoked salmon, followed by roast beef and finish with a sticky toffee pudding. All classic traditional dishes served with flair. The perfect selection to inspire another crisp walk around the Royal Parks.

Classic Roast Dinner

Savoy Grill – The Strand 

You can’t get more classic than the Savoy, and Sunday lunch is no different. So for for an autumn roast with extra spoonfuls of old school glamour, this is the perfect destination. Make no mistake, the menu may be hearty, but service remains absolutely fine dining at the Savoy! The restaurant’s restoration to its former 1920’s shine really makes this one of the most iconic places you can choose to eat in Central London. 

Seasonal Ingredients

No.Fifty Cheyne – Chelsea 

For a relaxed yet classic autumnal lunch, head to Chelsea’s popular haunt, No. Fifty Cheyne. This restaurant works closely with Lake District farmers to offer the best seasonal British ingredients. Sunday lunch is no different, with roasts on the menu, plus standard offerings from the grill. Inside, the trailing floral decor makes this an Instagram dream. If you dine in the Drawing room on the first floor, you’ll also enjoy views of Cheyne Gardens and the Thames. 

Autumnal Atmosphere

Dean Street Townhouse – Soho 

This pair of Georgian Townhouses in the heart of Soho bring all the vibrant ambience of the city. The interior is absolute elegance: white tablecloths, leather and velvet seating, and wooden panelling. It’s the perfect atmosphere for a sophisticated and low key Sunday lunch. The all day menu ranges from traditional Yorkshire chicken roast to Monkfish and prawn curry. For parties of up to 14 people you can enjoy a cosy, intimate vibe in the Snug, the restaurant’s private dining room.

Rest and Recharge

The Thomas Cubitt – Belgravia   

This destination is ideal for a long, relaxed Sunday. Upstairs and downstairs give two distinct moods. Stay downstairs for a casual gastropub feel, while the first floor dining room is cool and elegant. The Sunday roasts here have been voted in the top ten across the whole country. This could be down to the quality of the Angus beef, or maybe it’s the beef fat roast potatoes. For the longest Sunday recharge, just head down to the pub after lunch to further enjoy London’s hospitality.  

Something Different

Launceston Place – Kensington 

While Launceston Place feels elegantly, classically British, the menu offers something other than the traditional Sunday roast. The atmosphere is modern and fresh, with walls hung with contemporary art. The restaurant is committed to sustainability and ethical food sourcing. The menu is pared down to offer a fish, plant based, and meat option which goes to support the seasonality of the menu. With food that is dignified and attractive, autumn dining stays refined and delicious here.

There’s a reason that the Sunday lunch is such an institution in England – it rarely disappoints. And lunch in London is really the best way to enjoy the autumn season. From crisp, colourful park views to the best seasonal ingredients, Sunday afternoon can’t be better spent. And it’s all just a short walk from your luxury serviced apartment!

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