Sunday Lunch at Alexander House

You can't beat a classic

Did you know that the nickname for the Royal Guard, "beefeaters", comes from a tradition of King Henry VII's guardsmen sitting down to a dinner of roast beef after church on a Sunday morning? Find out more about the history of the great Sunday lunch in our blog post or have a look through the information below for a flavour of what to expect from Sunday lunch at Alexander House.

Throughout the Industrial Age, almost every household would pop a roast on before heading to church on a Sunday. It had become an all-inclusive act with a kind of religious and social importance to it, and as playwright Henry Fielding exclaimed, “it ennobled our brains and enriched our blood”. The nobility would hang an entire animal on a spit in front of a huge fireplace and slowly roast it, while those who could not afford the larger cuts of meat, let alone a fireplace, would drop off a more modest cut to their local baker en route to church. The baker would use their empty bread ovens to cook the meat and hand it back to the villagers in time for lunch. No doubt in those times this was the best meal anybody had all week, and why the Sunday roast became such an important part of the week.

Served in our award-winning AG's Restaurant, our Sunday lunch is a succulent three course feast created around traditional favourites with contemporary twists. Private dining rooms are available if you're looking for a quieter occasion with close friends and family. Incredibly popular with residents and locals alike, Sunday lunch is best booked in advance.

Due to the popularity of Sunday Lunch we recommend booking in advance.

If the date of your request is fully booked please do contact us directly and we would be happy to add you to our wait list.