Highly-rated, hugely popular, all-day British dining venue Dean Street Townhouse in Soho was the scene of Sunday lunch recently. Sunday Roast here is £24 for two, and £28 for three courses - definitely on the high side - but many a review suggested that the quality of food here was worth it.
I, in fact we all, had exactly the same menu, starting with a first course of Cured salmon, pickled cucumber and dill dressing, which was fairly standard issue.
The mains then arrived, complete with all the trimmings - Hereford beef with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, autumn greens, honey-roasted root vegetables. It was most enjoyable; the meat moist and tender and perfectly pink, the potatoes crisp on the outside and beautifully fluffy and creamy on the inside, the Yorkshire pudding just a tad heavier than the best versions but still an acceptable rendition.
For dessert, Bramley apple crumble was lovely, with a reassuring warmth that sat very well on a cold winter’s day.
Service was polite and adequate, but not the most effusive or endearing.
In a nutshell...
By all accounts a very successful Sunday roast lunch. Dean Street Townhouse did not disappoint.
Dean Street Townhouse
69-71 Dean Steet, London W1D 3SE
Average Price: £25-£35