Start with the relaxing atmosphere and contemporary casual look of the restaurants. Whether in Blackheath or Bromley, Croydon or the newest branch in Petts Wood, the mood is pitched at Sunday lunch best --warm, welcoming and cheery, with spacious, comfortable seating for large gatherings.
Chef Dasos and team prepare a mouth watering medley of luxurious and subtle flavours. Starters that tease and thrill, like smoked duck and pear salad served with rocket, or mussels in white wine, doused with garlic, shallots and parsley cream sauce.
The mains, hearty and seductive, remind why the Sunday Roast is a ritual worth keeping. Tucking into the rich prime roast of beef served with roast potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding, with seasonal vegetables and red wine jus, brings back memories of family meals past. As with every plump morsel of the roast leg of lamb or the divinely slow-roasted belly of pork, with creamy mash and veggies on the side.
For lighter diners, the oven-roasted chicken supreme is a sound and healthy choice while the seared fillet of salmon, with sautéed asparagus, sun-blushed tomatoes, new potatoes and rocket offers a friskier alternative The enchanting roasted butternut squash and goats cheese risotto appeals to non-traditionalists.
Deciding on which dessert is heroic, all vie mightily for one's favour, from the classic tiramisu, dreamy and delicate, to the hallowed sticky date and toffee pudding topped with vanilla pod ice cream, to lush vanilla panna cotta with poached strawberries and silky petit pot of chocolate.
To many, Sunday lunch remains an ode to family and the joys of a shared meal. If you're in or near Bromley, Blackheath, Croydon or Petts Wood.