Being from a non English family, the Sunday Roasts have never been a big draw for me.
I used to and still have Kebabs on a Sunday as a family meal.
Since I met my wife, I too have begun to fall in love with the English Roast. Putting all the different components together, it is difficult to see a reason why one wouldn't love a Roast.
I have said it before; I am happy to travel for food. London is actually quite a small city and going from north to south doesnt take too long. So from Enfield to Balham in an hour is okay for me.
Balham Bowls Club was the reason for the roast this Sunday. Our friends were about to venture on some far east travels. So as a chance to say hi and bye we had a Roast.
About the Club, by the club:
"Honouring its reputation as a social hotspot, BBC (as it is known to the locals), is a warren of spacious rooms and cosy hangouts. Boasting a stunning restaurant, two bars, three grand hire spaces and beer garden at the rear, the BBC is perfect for every social occasion. The bar offers a wide variety of spirits, rotational wines, bottled beers and ciders. With our four real ales hand pumps serving Cask Marque certified local and regional ales, expect to be kept on your toes.
Our kitchen offers a snacking Bar Menu throughout the pub and sit-down Dining Menu, serving fresh seasonal British pub fare. Sunday’s are very much a family occasion."
I went for the Roast Lamb with all the trimmings. The included Yorkshire pudding, carrots, cabbage, roast potatoes and a pool of gravy (as above).
Below is a picture of the Pork Roast, also with all the trimmings.
Both roasts were filling and tasty. I have to be honest and say that after a few bites of the lamb and then one of the pork, I was slightly jealous. The lamb was tasty enough, but I was spoiled a few weeks earlier with an amazing lamb and this just didn't come up to that level. The pork here though, had the nice crispy crackling and juicy belly.
The trimmings and the gravy were all at a good level and the ambience and service matched this too for the most part.
Worth the journey and a good venue. The BBC Is definitely a location and destination for many locals. With the footy on the TV, I could have easily stayed there all night too.
GOOD TIMES: sunday roast = winner winner.
WATCH OUT: time it well or youll be waiting a while.
OMG: crackling is something to be cherished at any and every time
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