Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dining in London: Pig and Butcher

One of the many things I love about living in London has been our long, lazy Sundays. When we lived in Florida, Beau worked a lot of weekends and late nights, so it is nice to now have our weekends together with Oliver and mornings spent at markets and parks. One of the best things about Sundays in England is the tradition of Sunday Roast! The closest thing I could possibly compare it to in the States is Sunday brunch, but it feels oh so different. 
Walk by any pub on a Sunday afternoon and you will see groups of families and friends of all ages dining around a roast, potatoes, veggies, yorkshire pudding and a pint...or two. A long leisurely afternoon, with a close group, over a big meal to end your weekend is the perfect thing to me! Let me introduce to you to our favorite spot for a Sunday Roast, The Pig and Butcher. 

Tucked away in Angel, on the corner of Liverpool Road and Theberton Street, lies The Pig and Butcher. I highly recommend making a reservation for Sunday afternoon {my parents are visiting in June, reservation complete!} as the restaurant is often packed with hipster twenty & thirty year olds outside and young families with little ones inside. The restaurant has a nice muted decor inside with funky pieces like the bulls head in the dining room and large huge windows that bring in natural light, unlike the old dark pubs you envision. 
We have been lucky to have friends visit and had a fabulous long lazy lunch 
with Elizabeth and her mom, ordering a feast for the table! 
The roasted chicken for two serves WAY more then two, however, its heaven. I have a thing with simple roasted chicken, and this wins! Yum! Served along side with veggies and Yorkshire pudding {Americans, it is kind of like a popover but with pan drippings added, delish!}
The bar has a fantastic selection of craft beers and on a Sunday splurge for a traditional Pimm's lemonade to start the day! 
Oh look! More friends, more chicken, more wine, more fun! Yes we do love it here!
 You would think after a two hour sitting of drinking wine, beer and roast that there was no room for pudding {Americans, desserts. Same thing. Not Jell-O pudding. hee hee. I will write about those differences in another post}. MAKE ROOM FOR THE PUDDINGS! Above is Parkin with toffee sauce and coffee ice cream, amazingggg. Parkin is similar to a gingerbread but more sticky and yummy. 
You can not go wrong with an Apple and Rhubarb crumble and homemade ice cream, especially served in a cute cast iron skillet. 
And because every leisurely meal should continue and never end, we have finished it off with an English cheese board and Port! See, isn't this the perfect spot for a Sunday! 

Cheers! xoxo ~ Becca

The Pig and Butcher80 Liverpool Rd, Islington London, N1 0QD: ph:020 7226 8304
Twitter: @pigandbutcher | Facebook: ThePigAndButcher

{all pictures taken on my fancy camera, my iPhone}

1 comment:

  1. Becca this looks AMAZING!
    Got to love a British Sunday Lunch:)
    And rhubarb crumble has been on of my greatest discoveries in the UK!
    Lulu x


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