What better way to spend Sunday lunchtime, than in a pub having a Sunday roast with your loved ones! Last Sunday we headed on over to The Punchbowl for a roast, after all it did win ‘Best Pub in Mayfair’ at the TimeOut Love London Awards 2015, so naturally we had to see what all the fuss was about.
The Punchbowl certainly oozes charm and beauty, which is split into four sections, on the ground floor is the pub where we dined, it pulls in a mix of people, but mostly locals, as it’s tucked away in the backstreets of Mayfair, (it’s one of those places you need to be in the know).
To start we had the Avocado, chilli & lime on charred sour dough bread, we love a bit of smooshed avaocado so having this dish on the menu lit up our eyes, just the right thing to get us ready for a big roast! The Punchbowl offers 3 different roast, to please all taste buds, the three bird roast, pheasant, turkey & duck, the roast silverside of South Devon beef and the grilled lamp chop.
We choose the three bird roast, which was served with duck fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding & red wine gravy. The three roasted birds were of high quality and cooked tenderly, the roast potatoes had a nice crisp to them along with the well-roasted carrots and parsnip. The pub gets five stars for the generous size. Desert consisted of a chocolate brownie and sticky toffee pudding; both deserts were baked to perfection and scrumptious.
If you haven’t been to the Punchbowl don’t just stop at the ground floor pub… upstairs, you will find the first floor dinning room which is adorned with art deco canvases of Kate Moss and other beauty icons, with a Marie-Antoinette deco feel.
Wonder upstairs some more and you’ll find a private room, called The Club, with a luxury antique feel, it has a rather vast mahogany dinning table for 14 people, with a menu of rare culinary treats. All around the room you’ll find historic oil paintings and prints, this opulent room, will make you feel like royalty the moment you step into the doorway.
So don’t forget to explore when you come in for your Sunday Roast…
41 Farm St
London W1J 5RP
Written by Nyla Sammons ¦ @nylasammons