After a long, hot summer of beer gardens and sweat patches autumn is finally settling in. With the World Cup a distant memory, coats are being dusted off ready for the colder times ahead. Fulham, the wonderful borough that it is, is a place for all seasons, and its residents are spoilt for choice for watering holes in all types of weather.
One of the cornerstones of winter living that can be agreed upon universally is the Sunday roast. Luckily, Fulham’s excellent pubs offer up some of the best Sunday lunches in the city, and we’ve compiled a guide to showcase some of the best. Get ready to book.
Wedged between Dawes and Bishops Road, The Mitre is always busy because it’s always excellent. The pub has an excellent atmosphere without queues for drinks, and service is snappy and friendly. The roasts are straight to the point and top quality, and really worth booking ahead for. Try the whole roast chicken to share.
As Fulham’s only Michelin-starred establishment, The Harwood Arms is a serious Sunday lunch spot. They focus on game and top-end British produce, combining creativity with traditional dishes and techniques. If you can get a table head there as soon as possible, or book ahead for a special occasion.
Right on the New Kings Road, Duke on the Green’s central location serves all of Fulham with ease. They offer modern smaller plates, alongside large roasts and great drinks. The interior’s stylish yet comfortable, and the cured salmon starter is superb.
The late AA Gill said he’d be ‘jolly pleased’ if he lived near the Sands End, but you don’t have to be a food critic to love the pub. The Sands End offers bold dishes in a traditional setting, reminding diners of their favourite countryside haunts. If you don’t live in Sands End then don’t worry; it’s worth the trip.
The Brown Cow’s a sister pub of The Sands End and definitely not an ugly one. Serving up the same style of dishes, the glass fronted pub is the perfect place to relax and tuck into a great meal. Many of the tables resemble old butcher’s blocks and worktops, but what appears on them is nowhere near as messy, and frankly pretty brilliant. The only problem with this pub is that you won’t want to leave.