I do love a good roast dinner on a Sunday, and normally try and cook one every week. To me it’s a real home comfort, and I have a serious love for gravy (so it’s just an excuse to eat that)! Although, I do enjoy going out for a nice traditional roast and this week I had the delight of divulging in a scrumptious roast dinner at The Castle, in Tooting.
I have been to The Castle before for drinks, so was familiar with the layout and warming ambience of this pub. The decor is chic, with a neutral colour palette mixed with cushions and exposed brick. What I love about this place is the constant buzzing atmosphere, it is a popular socialising spot in Tooting which is always worthwhile knowing.
I love all the Christmassy touches, with the hanging baubles and foliage throughout. Wherever you go around this time of year always seems so magical when decorated, but then again I am easily pleased and love Christmas!
The unique hanging lights and leather sofas, really add to this pub and bring it into the modern era. There are multiple tables ranging in size, as well as these gorgeous booth areas if you want something a bit more intimate.
Hmmm, so now the food. For those of you who don’t know, I am a pescertarian therefore a meaty Roast is off the menu for me. Although, I have included it so you can have a look!
I had the most scrumptious vegan puff pastry tart of swede, caramelised red onion & sweet potato & thyme velouté accompanied by rosemary, garlic & thyme roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Oh wow! It was seriously scrumptious. The pastry tart was like nothing I had ever had before, the filling was all gooey and full of taste. The whole dish worked really well, and I think it was supposed to come with gravy – but to be honest it really did not need it. This was definitely not the ‘normal’ roast I had in mind, but was a really good alternative. The price of this delectable meal was £12.00.
Here is a meaty roast. This was the Turkey, which was accompanied with everything mine was as well as a Yorkshire pudding and gravy. The portion sizes are great and there is definitely enough to fill you up (but there are side options available such as cauliflower cheese which is a winner in my eyes). The price of this Turkey Roast was £15.00. There was also the option of chicken, beef, lamb and pork.
Ok, well the portions were big but there is always a little bit of room for dessert right?? Especially when they are these cute little sweet shots. At £2.50 each or 3 for £6.00, they are mouthfuls of goodness that are perfect after a big meal. There are loads of options ranging from sticky toffee pudding to chocolate brownies and ice-cream, but these ones were the Rhubarb crumble and Banoffee shot. Hello heaven.
Just thought I would show you some more of the wonderful interior…
Take a look at this pub for yourself here www.castletooting.com/ .
The address is: 38 Tooting High St, London SW17 0RG
The only down side for me, was the lack of vegetarian options. There was 5 options of meat and one vegan. I think it would have been nice to have a choice or a fish option, as I feel menus are often limited when you are vegetarian/pescatarian. Luckily what I did have exceeded all expectations, so I will definitely be back.
Let me know any places you recommend for a Sunday roast in London in the comments below, or if you have been to The Castle and what your thoughts were…