Red Roasts bring bottomless wine to Sunday lunch at Paternoster and Butler's Wharf Chop Houses

BEN NORUM
Meat of the matter: roast beef at Paternoster Chop House

Why should brunches get all the bottomless love? This month the crew at D&D London are out to redress the balance, serving up a series of Sunday Roasts with limitless red wine - available at both Butler’s Wharf Chop House and Paternoster Chop House.

When is it available? The roasts are available at the two restaurants each Sunday until October 29. While Butler’s Wharf boasts a scenic waterside setting by Tower Bridge, at Paternoster in the City you can pretend you’re a contestant on Channel 4’s First Dates, which is filmed there.

What’s it like? The roasts are the main attraction, so let’s start there. There’s the choice of lamb leg, chicken or beef strip loin, each served with all the trimmings including supersized Yorkshires, crisp duck fat roasties and seasonal veg.

Each of the meats is carefully sourced from British farms and all the more robustly flavoured for it - which only makes choosing between them harder.

Let's call it a date: Paternoster Chop House, where First Dates is filmed

Worry not, though. The meal’s pièce de résistance is a sharing plate heaving with lamb, beef, pork and chicken along with all the trimmings - the size just means you just need to be a group of at least four to order it. It’s worth roping some friends in for.

And then there’s the wine. The restaurants have teamed up with Vins de Bordeaux to offer free-flowing red throughout your meal for the fairly bargainous price of £15 a head.

For best effect, go long and lazy, soaking up the atmosphere (and the wine) over three courses.

Paternoster Chop House’s menu kicks off with options including a sprightly Devon crab salad with watermelon, fennel and cucumber; plump native oysters from Colchester; and hearty roasted bone marrow with a parsley breadcrumb crust.

Puds include a suitably gooey sticky toffee pudding or - if you’re filling up - a lighter option of roasted peaches with lemon and thyme.

Verdict A wonderful but wallet-friendly way to wine and dine your weekend to its end - get in while you can.

Find it Visit Paternoster Chop House in the City or Butler’s Wharf Chop House in Shad Thames.

Read our full guide to the best Sunday Roasts in London.

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