Perched on top of Haverstock Hill is The Belrose; a friendly, neighbourhood pub welcoming all sorts of characters – particularly, a crowd of lively rugby boys and girls on the Sunday we visited. Rugby roars aside, the main attraction did not disappoint and we ended up having one of the best roasts we’ve had in London in a long time.
We may have joined in on a cheer or two during the game too…
We were ready to dive straight in to the Sunday roast. They offer Ribeye of Beef, Roast Chicken Breast and a Nutroast all at £18. There is no Vegan option on the menu, however the kitchen were more than happy to rustle up a Vegan Nutroast plate for my animal loving friend.
Arriving at the table bit by bit, building on the excitement of the iminent feast the roast was accompanied by roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, herbed breadcrumb cauliflower cheese, braised red cabbage, Chantenay carrots, peas, horseradish cream and a white onion cream. All served with as much gravy as you like!
I opted for the Roast beef which was beautifully cooked a vibrant, blushing pink. I dolloped horseradish cream on every bite and washed down with a large glass of Malbec.
The atmosphere was a buzz as England defeated France in the Six Nations. Before we knew it, our table was swarmed by a pack of rugby enthusiasts shouting at the screen whilst drinking pints. A respectful bunch all the same, no beer was spilt in our direction.
Nonetheless, it added a touch of excitement to our visit, and to the punters who’d popped in for a quiet Sunday afternoon drink too!
The Belrose has an energetic atmosphere whilst still having a relaxed feel that any classic London boozer needs. Better still, they serve up a damned tasty Sunday roast. It’s also of prime location for a stroll around Belsize Park post gorge. To find out more, visit their website here.
94 Haverstock Hill