We may have made it through dreary January, but we're not out of the woods yet when it comes to cold, wet weather. So, where better to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon, than warm and dry inside a cosy pub, with someone else cooking lunch? Here are my top 4 pubs for Sunday lunch in the East Sheen and Mortlake area:
Whether you're a regular visitor or just passing by, this historic pub is inviting and friendly, offering open fires throughout the colder months and a garden to enjoy in the summer season. The Plough is a stone's throw from Richmond Park and easily accessible from the Upper Richmond Road. Their Sunday lunch menu has a great selection of roasts including a 'Duo of Sunday Roasts' and a 'Trio of Sunday Roasts' if you can't decide which meat to have.
Where: 42 Christ Church Road, East Sheen, London SW14 7AF
Voted '2nd Best Modern British Restaurant under £50' in the Hardens London Restaurant Guide 2013, The Plough is a great choice for a tasty Sunday lunch. Most diners get seated for food in the large conservatory, which is lovely on a bright winter's day. This friendly pub is very popular among locals and visitors to the area, and is child-friendly too. It's advisable to book ahead, as it gets very busy, especially on a Sunday.
Where: 10 West Temple Sheen, London SW14 7RT
Food served: Sundays from 12:00-16:00
Cost: During the winter they serve a set price Sunday lunch menu from 12pm until 4pm which costs £24 for two courses and £28 for three courses
Located on the busy Upper Richmond Road, the Hare and Hounds is perfectly located to dive into after a spot of shopping or a long Sunday walk. The menu offers a choice of delicious lunches including hearty Sunday roasts. The pub has a huge garden out the back, which is fantastic when the weather is a bit warmer. It's a great place for the family to enjoy Sunday lunch.
Where: 214-216 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen, London SW14 8AH
The Ship has all the offerings of a traditional English pub with a warming open fire, wooden floor and welcoming beer garden. It's in a fantastic location - directly on the River Thames - and offers picturesque views along the water. The Ship is also famous for being at the finishing line of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.