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by Praneel Lal (subscribe)
'I'm a foodie, fashionista and freelance copywriter. Follow me on twitter and instagram @neelsmcgee email on praneel_lal@hotmail.com'
Published November 3rd 2012


Sunday is usually known as a relaxing day, common terms like 'Sunday Session' and 'Sunday Roast' are testament to the day, the latter of the two is steeped in English culture and is usually the catalyst to begin the 'Sunday Session'.

If you are looking for a Sunday Roast, why not try the popular Spitalfields area and head to The Water Poet located on Folgate Street.

Sunday sees an eclectic mix flock in for a pint and a late lunch, which the venue runs from midday through until 4pm

The Sunday Roast menu consists of lamb pie, cod, angus beef, chicken, shepherd's pie, pork pie, or a simpler selection of vegetarian sausage, fish cakes or linguini.Each selection comes with carrot and swede puree, sprouting broccoli, cauliflower cheese and Yorkshire pudding with gravy.

I decided to be a little indulgent and tackled the Rare Roasted Rump of Angus Beef on my lonesome (only to pass on the remains to a friend to polish off). Satisfying and quite sufficient, the rare roast did live up to its name being quite rare. A little too rare for my liking, but filling as you expect for a roast. The roast selection from the menu ranges from 9.50 -14, making it an easy option if funds are low.

The seating at The Water Poet is both outside and inside, with the inside dining room's decor in par with that of a dated English pub, quite homely.

The atmosphere is relaxing and is best enjoyed with friends, as you can easily get caught up in the transition after the roast menu has concluded to carry on drinks into the night.
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Why? Sunday Roast without the cooking
When: Midday to 4pm for Sunday Roast
Where: 9-11 Folgate Street Spitalfields, London E1 6BX
Cost: Sunday Roast ranges from 9-14
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