Alternative Sunday lunches in London

Sunday is all about relaxing and indulging. And there’s no better way to end the week on a high note than to enjoy a great Sunday lunch. Since the winter chill has set in we’ve been treating ourselves to good old-fashioned roast dinners on a weekly basis, but sometimes it’s nice to skip tradition and enjoy some variety.

If you are looking for delicious Sunday fare but fancy something a bit different this weekend, read on for our guide to the best alternative options in London.

Maze, Mayfair

If you’re looking to escape from the traditional, Gordon Ramsey’s Maze restaurant in Mayfair offers bottomless sushi and prosecco between 12pm-4pm. Enjoy an authentic Japanese experience as you watch the chefs prepare sushi from your table and sample a selection from the menu including California rolls, spicy salmon rolls and nigiri plates. With endless bubbly and a sushi feast, this is a Sunday treat with a difference.

Cinnamon Club, Westminster

There’s a great selection of Indian food available across the capital and thanks to Indian fine-dining restaurant The Cinnamon Club, there’s no reason you can’t incorporate your favourite fragrant dishes into a Sunday lunch.

Their restaurant is located in the Old Westminster Library, a Grade II listed building where shelves of books line the walls to create a gorgeous historic setting. The ‘Lazy Sundays’ set menu offers a champagne cocktail alongside three courses of delicious Indian cuisine, all of which has taken inspiration from British Sunday classics. You can enjoy roast saddle of lamb paired with a saffron rogan josh sauce, and opt for saffron poached pear to finish.

M Restaurant Victoria

If you’re treating loved ones to a special Sunday lunch, you have to try the steaks at one of M Restaurant in Victoria. There are actually 3 M Restaurants in London but if the modern and stylish Victoria restaurant is perfect for those catching a show who want to find a restaurant near the Apollo Victoria Theatre visit M Restaurant Victoria.

Speciality steaks are sourced from six different countries: USA, Argentina, France, South Africa, Italy and Australia. If you’re in the mood for something else, there’s a range of high quality options on the menu, from duck and watermelon to Ikejime octopus. Meat and seafood lovers will love it here, and you’ll never want a pub lunch again!

Farang, Highbury East

Farang serves some of the most amazing Thai food in London, with chef Seb Holmes having brought his tasty street food indoors at the Highbury residence. On Sundays, restaurant-goers are in for the full experience as a fixed-price Thai ‘feasting’ menu is served. Groups can share a range of small and large plates between themselves, with the Sunday deal offering a chance to sample everything on the menu. Thai food is meant for sharing and here you can enjoy a range of plates with family and friends. Smaller dishes include crispy squid with chilli and lime and wontons with burnt chilli dip; large plates include the tasty curried egg noodles with smoked chicken. Rice, roti and pickles are served alongside seven dishes, with ice cream and sorbet for dessert.

Oklava, Shoreditch

For another take on the sharing platter, visit modern Turkish restaurant Oklava and order their lunch menu for your table. The menu changes daily, but you can enjoy a range of authentic Turkish snacks including hummus on toast and grilled halloumi with lemon, honey and oregano. You can choose two dishes per person from a range of Turkish mezze plates, with options such as spiced chicken shish, fried Cyprus potatoes and chilli roast cauliflower. The smoky kebabs at Oklava are grilled in their custom-built oven and make for some serious Sunday afternoon satisfaction.