Just a short walk from Borough tube station you will find The Roebuck Pub. It is a two floors pub with a spacious upstairs and offers a range of family favourite board games to play. It makes it an ideal place to gather with friends for lunch or dinner.
We originally had plan to try their Sunday roast, unfortunately it was only available during lunch and therefore had to choose to eat from their daily menu. But the choices was just as good and it was yummy!
We started off sharing a selection of snacks – sausage rolls (£3.95), rarebit (£3.95), Gilwing Farm Merguez sausages (£5) and Salt fish croquettes & sauce gribiche (£3.50). All tasty and they are not the usual snack food you would find in a chain pub.
My main I went for the braised beef cheeks served with pearl barley cassoulet and mushrooms (£15.00). A beautifully cooked and presented dish. The braised cheek had a tender texture which reminded of pulled pork texture but of course tasted different. It was a rich dish and compliment well with the separate side of buttered mash (£3) to help balance the flavours.
If you are not in to exotic dishes there are any other options. There are a range of burgers, such the steak burger, venison burger, chicken breast burger and a mushroom burger.
For a British classic then there is the fish & chips (£12.45), which is served with mushy peas & tartare sauce.
We didn’t order any dessert as we had a surprise birthday cake for a friend. Instead we finished the meal with Lorchidee mini cakes which were all lovely and moist sponge.
The Roebuck Pub
50 Great Dover Street,
(Prices correct at the time of dining)