Everyone loves a bottomless brunch; London is so full of them now I really cannot keep up. Something new is rearing its head though, and I’m so on board with it I can no longer keep it to myself. Having planned to try Tanner & Co in Bermondsey for brunch for some time now, I stumbled across the golden information that whilst they run a brunch (which sounds great, by the way) on Saturdays, Sunday sessions come in a different form: the bottomless roast.
Serving up a set roast dinner and dessert, it’s wanting in choice but certainly solves the problem of hangover ordering and the ever dreaded food envy. Besides, at £35pp all in, you really cannot go far wrong. The booze options are fantastic though: Bloody Mary’s (beware, they are particularly spicy at Tanner & Co), mimosas, processo, red and white wine, cider and pints of lager – there is truly every hair of the dog going here. Bottles of prosecco are left in ice buckets with a jug of orange juice to make your own mimosas, which adds to ease for both customers and busy wait staff, and this casual nature gives Tanner & Co the warming feeling that you’re sitting around a mates’ kitchen table for a roast
Roast beef was offer of the day when we went, and it was perfectly cooked, pink in the middle but not too rare. Potatoes were crispy, veg cooked very well (i.e. still crunchy as is the only way to serve veg) and the Yorkshires were great too. A solid roast, and paired with a few mimosas, the perfect antidote to kick any remaining hangover from the Saturday night to the kerb. Dessert was apple crumble with vanilla ice cream: the crumble topping was lovely but the apple filling was just okay and nothing to write home about, passable but not among the best crumbles I’ve had. It would be nice to see a selection of desserts to choose from, and different meats on offer for the roast, but the beef was fantastic and is always my go-to roast order, so fine by me.
I’d definitely return to Tanner & Co for another bottomless roast, and also can bottomless roasts just be a thing now? A lazy roast with endless wine, and I don’t have to do any cooking for hours on end? I am all in.
50 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD
+44 20 7357 0244
Sunday Roasts run from either 12.00 – 14.00 or 15.00 – 17.00, £35pp.