It’s been a while since my last Sunday Roast Diaries post, this series hasn’t been as frequent as I had hoped. Fingers Crossed there will be a few coming over the next couple of Sunday’s. I’ve already got quite a few planned. If you haven’t seen my previous instalments in the series, I did a post on The Star Inn, Sancton and a pretty unique take on the Sunday Lunch at Yard & Coop. This Sunday, we are keeping it very traditional with a Sunday Roast Dinner at The Flask in Highgate Village, London.
Two weeks ago, I went down to London to stay with my friend El. Our aim for the weekend was to visit completely new places. We kicked off our Sunday by going to the Columbia Road Flower Market. Whilst it sounds lovely, the whole of London must have had the same idea. There were thousands of people there pushing and shoving! Although the flowers were lovely it’s not a place you want to be if you don’t like crowds. Another place I’ve never been is Hampstead Heath or Highgate Village area which is where my friend has booked a table for our Sunday Lunch at The Flask.
We caught a bus which would take about an hour from Old Street. I love travelling by bus and seeing all these different areas of London. When we finally got there, we had a little wander around the few shops of Highgate before checking out the nearby park and walking down to Hampstead Heath. It’s a beautiful area with some gorgeous houses – you can tell is quite the upmarket area.
El had booked us a table at The Flask which is just off the Main Street of Highgate. It actually turns out it’s a very popular destination for celebrities; especially Kate Moss. Even later on in the day, the pub was absolutely buzzing and I’m not sure you’d get in without a reservation although there was a lot of outdoor seating. I believe that The Flask is a Fuller’s pub but it certainly had a charm.
We were eventually seated in a small side room. The pub is actually huge with lots of different side rooms and basically, nooks and crannies. We both decided to pass on starters although they did sound amazing with dishes such as Smoked Salmon and Red Pepper Hummus. Moving straight on to the main course, I, of course, was going for the Roast Beef Lunch and it didn’t disappoint. El went for the vegetarian option of Chesnut, Stilton, Leek and Mushroom Wellington. Both of our main courses were served with a selection of vegetables and a side of cauliflower cheese. I really enjoyed my Roast Beef, it was absolutely cooked to perfection and the selection of vegetables was bang on for me.
Overall, I was really impressed with the meal and it was well worth the trek across London. The Roasts were priced between £15-£18.50. I’m guessing this is a pretty reasonable price for London, especially in quite an upmarket area. I certainly thought the meal was worth the money and if a Roast dinner isn’t your thing there actually was some other options.
We decided to pass on desserts just because we were so stuffed from the main. The nearest tube station is Archway which is all downhill from Highgate. We then made our way back across London stopping off at the Winter Lights Festival in Canary Wharf. I’m hopefully going to try and upload a few more Sunday Roast Diaries over the next couple of Sundays. I’ve got a few already to publish so keep your eyes out for them!
Do you have any Sunday Roast Recommendations?