(April 27, 2014) - New Yorkers may have their brunch (I should know… www.brunchuponatime.com), but in London, there is something else that feeds locals with food and drink on a Sunday afternoon: the roast. Traditionally, the Sunday roast is served at pubs and includes roasted meat, roasted (or mashed) potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, gravy, and veggies. As an added bonus, a highly anticipated football (soccer) game happened to be on, and watching is also a big part of the local experience.
After spending much of the morning wandering the city – another lucky sunny day – we ended up at The Water Poet for the roast, which is a huge pub in East London with at least six different rooms, each with its own unique vibe. Half the rooms are indoors and half are outside – and there are televisions all over.
Really an awesome bar and a great time! The only negative is that you can only order drinks and food from the main bar in the front room (unless you are in the seated dining room), which means walking in front of the football enthusiasts who are parked by the largest screen in the whole bar. (Good luck maneuvering through them without spilling a drop if something good or bad happens in the game!).
Hi! I'm Stacy, a 28 year old Manhattanite who quit her job to go on a 100-day journey across the world. Follow me as I hot air balloon in Turkey, hike the Todra Gorge in Morocco, horseback ride across Ireland, and take part in all the other active adventures I can find!
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