Pork or lamb spit roasts are the ideal catering option for events of just under 100 people. At Big Roast, we specialise in making succulent slow cooked spit roasts for events across London. Whole spit roasts are generally a cheaper alternative to a traditional hog roast and cook quicker.

A spit roast is a perfect way to cater for a smaller party and is by far our most popular option. The spit roasts are cooked over charcoal and ready to in just four hours, far quicker than a full hog. A spit roast allows us to serve a mixture of meats – lamb and pork – at the same time.

All of our spit roast packages include an experienced chef to ‘Cook, Carve & Serve’, bread rolls, sauces, serving tables, a gazebo and most importantly your choice of meat.


Package type:Includes:Serves:Price:
Five pork loinsFive pork loins with one side covered in crackling, rolls and saucesUp to 120 portions£675
Four pork loinsFour pork loins with one side covered in crackling, rolls and saucesUp to 100 portions£625
Three pork loinsThree pork loins with one side covered in crackling, rolls and saucesUp to 75 portions£575
Two pork loinsTwo pork loins with one side covered in crackling, rolls and saucesUp to 50 portions£525
One pork loinOne pork loin with one side covered in crackling, rolls and saucesUp to 25 people£500


Package type:Includes:Serves:Price:
Four lamb loinsFour lamb loins, rolls and sauces served by our experienced chefs.Up to 80 portions£825
Three lamb loinsThree lamb loins, rolls and sauces served by our experienced chefsUp to 60 portions£725
Two lamb loinsTwo lamb loins, rolls and sauces served by our experienced chefsUp to 40 portions£625
One lamb loinOne lamb loin, rolls and sauces served by our experienced chefsUp to 20 portions£550


Package type:Includes:Serves:Price:
Three pork + Two lambThree pork loin, two lamb loin (crackling on one side), rolls and sauces.Up to 115 portions£775
Two pork + Two lamb loinSingle supervising chef, rolls and sauces, gazebo, serving table and utensilsUp to 90 portions£725
One pork + Two lambTwo lamb loins, one pork loin (crackling on one side), rolls and sauces.Up to 70 portions£675
Two pork + One lambTwo pork loins (crackling on one side), one lamb loin, rolls & sauces.Up to 70 portions£625
One lamb + One porkOne lamb loin, one pork loin (crackling on one side), rolls and sauces.Up to 40 portions£575

Some customers holding an event in a residential address without side access to the garden opt for the smaller spit roast machine since the full-size hog/lamb roasting machine is too large to transport through to the garden. A spit roast can provide all of the flavour of a whole hog event in a quicker more convenient time frame. A spit roast usually takes the following format:

Although the major benefit of the spit roast is its ability to be adaptable a normal pork loin event would take the following structure

  1. We arrive about 4 hours before serving.
  2. After our initial set up, the loin takes about 2.5 hours to be cooked on the spit roast.
  3. Our experienced chef serves for approximately one hour.
  4. We serve our Pork Loin Roasts with fresh rolls and apple sauce. Our Lamb Loin Roasts are served with fresh rolls and mint sauce.
  5. After serving, our chefs then clear away everything and leave guests to enjoy their event.

The photos below show one of our typical Pork Loin roasts – 3 large pork loins (complete with crackling), cooked on a charcoal spit roast machine.



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Well done, we would highly recommend Big Roast.

Sep 16, 2015 by Jackie Reeves

Thank you so much, we found the whole thing very efficient, and couldn't fault it
Thank you for your time to get order right for the day and efficient arrival, timings, and leaving garden immaculate.

The food was good and salads delicious.

Response: Many thanks for your kind words Jackie

Many thanks again for the superb food and service,

Jul 23, 2014 by Jackie and Duncan Bowie

The spit roast was delicious and our guests were full of praise, for your excellent staff, too.

Response: Pleased that you had a great night

Thank you once again for a great service.

Jun 17, 2014 by Anne McGowan

The men arrived and set up very promptly with no fuss or mess and served the roast perfectly on time and cleared away very tidily afterwards. Everyone commented how delicious the roasts were: both the pork and the lamb and people very much enjoyed the bbq style set up.

We will def recommend your company!

Nov 20, 2013 by Angelika Holler

Everything went extremely well and smoothly and the roast was fantastic! Nothing could have been done to improve the experience!

private party

Sep 13, 2013 by nick priestley

all went to plan and our guests will book again loved it

Oct 22, 2012 by Kirsten

Gary, a big thank you to Will that did a super job last night! The food went down a treat and all went completely smoothly.
Appreciate the great service you and your team provide.
Many thanks indeed!

60th birthday party

Oct 17, 2012 by Derek Barker

“We had the pleasure of using Big Roast for my 60th birthday party where 90 friends and family turned up in our garden. It was fantastic; Ricky the chef was excellent and couldn't have been more obliging or professional and his timekeeping was perfect. The spit roast was superb, for the entertainment as well as the quality of the meat - our guests were raving about how good it all was. The event was a huge success and my decision to use BIG Roast because they cared about the sourcing of the meat proved to be spot on. Thank you and see you again!” Derek Barker, Chiswick.

My 60th was a great success!!!

Oct 09, 2012 by Maggie

Hello Gary,
Just a quick line to say that the meat roast for my 60th was a great success and your chef was on time, efficient and did a very good job
for all my guests. He cleared up so well and inconspicuously that several people wanted to say thank you to him, but he had already
gone, leaving some delicious left-overs for the next day!
Thanks once again - it was well worth it!
Rgds Maggie

The pork was superb

Oct 05, 2012 by Sharon

Hi Gary. Just wanted to let you know that the pork was superb, and the service excellent. Thanks

The pork spits were everything you promised and more

Oct 01, 2012 by Anne

Dear Gary and Big Roast team,
Oh my word, what a party!
The pork spits were everything you promised and more!!
Ricky was brilliant, and a true pro!
The birthday boy was in his element, LOVED the food, and had compliments from all his hard to please friends, so a complete success!
The rain held off, the moon was full, the music loud, and the drinks flowing. What more could we have asked for?!
So, a million thanks, for everything, and it will certainly be on my birthday wish-list!(mines the next to happen!!)
We even had a perfect plateful of meat and crackling(out of this world!) left for breakfast butties, which made the clear up kick off to a great start.

All the food was excellent.

Sep 25, 2012 by Pam

Thankyou so much for ricky and our party.
Despite the atrocious weather he was calm and wonderful...all the food was excellent, meats, salads and bread...much appreciated. He was a lovely presence, and even helped us when our own gazebo got stuck. he sorted out the serving, and was charming and people are sending us lots of appreciative emails about the food and we have passed on your details to people who are interested in using big roast after their experience with us. Please do use us as reference if it would be helpful.
Best wishes

The food and staff were excellent

Sep 21, 2012 by Matt

The food and staff were excellent - couldn't have asked for anything more. They turned up on time and cooked through the day. Hope they didn't mind the music!

The team were so professional and friendly

Sep 21, 2012 by Tara

Hi guys, just wanted to say a massive thank you for your help at our wedding on the 11th august, everyone loved the food (we couldnt believe how big the burgers were!). Gary was amazing in setting up the booking and putting me at ease in assuring me our day would be perfect and the team phoned me on the morning of the wedding to reconfirm arrangements. I am still waiting for all our pictures to come back from the day, but if I have any decent ones I will email them across to you. The team were so professional and friendly, if I have another party of any sort, I will certainly book BIGROAST again."

The quality of the food was absolutely incredible.

Sep 12, 2012 by Allie

I definitely want to give feedback because we were so pleased with the service you gave us.
\"I hired the Big Roast for my mum\'s 60th birthday party and can\'t recommend them highly enough. They responded to my initial enquiry quickly and gave me really helpful advice on the right package to cater for the number of guests we had. Their booking and payment system is simple and their customer service is fantastic.
\"On the night of the party the chef we had (Will) was brilliant - really friendly and cheerful. He turned up exactly when he said he would and set up quickly and easily. The quality of the food was absolutely incredible and all our guests commented on it, and Will\'s service was excellent as well.
\"I would certainly hire the Big Roast again and recommend them to any of my friends who are looking for a delicious, reasonably priced catering package.\"
Once again a huge thanks to you and Will for all your help in making my mum\'s party such a success!

The best hog roast they had ever had.

Sep 06, 2012 by Margaret

Dear Gary
We had a lovely party last Sunday for Richard’s 70th birthday thanks to you and your wonderful chef Rikki. He arrived bang on time and without any fuss got started on the cooking. The food was delicious and everyone thought it was the best hog roast they had ever had. Lots of people came back for second helpings so I was glad there was plenty! Thank you and I will not hesitate to pass your details on to friends, someone has already asked me for your details.
Thanks again and many thanks to Rikki.
Best wishes Margaret

The food produced was excellent.

Aug 29, 2012 by Phillippa

Dear Gary, Just a quick email to thank you and the team at Big Roast for making my Sons christening a fantastic experience.
I shall be passing on your details to all I know and cannot recommend enough th services of the Big Roast team.
Ricky & Christian were extremely professional and helpful on the day and the food produced was excellent, with many of my guests commenting on how delicious the meat was!Once again thank you.

Our chef William was fantastic

Aug 22, 2012 by Carole

Hi Gary, Just wanted to say a very big thank you for all your help from start to finish .........made the whole task seem very easy indeed and our chef William was fantastic......the pork was delicious and there were no leftovers which is always a good sign! I would recommend your service to anyone and feel sure we will use you again. Thanks again and best wishes for the future.

The pork was cooked to perfection

Aug 21, 2012 by Lucia

Hi Gary, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for the wonderful roast loins that you provided for my father's 80th birthday celebration this August. The chef Andrew was really professional and just fantastic. The pork was cooked to perfection and all our guests enjoyed it. There was very little left so thank you once again for all your guidance as the 4 loins were just the right amount for our 72 family and friends.
Thank you for ensuring that this important occasion went without a hitch. I look forward to recommending your company to anyone wishing to throw a successful party.
Best wishes for your continued commitment to delicious hog roasts!

The food was absolutely delicious.

Aug 21, 2012 by Kaye

I contacted seven companies for our party.
We have a very large terrace which easily accommodates a party and caterers. On sharing this detail with many of the companies I was immediately told they could not help us. On speaking to Gary at Big Roast I was delighted when he kindly talked through alternative options that Big Roast would accommodate to ensure we were able to cater for our 90 guests. They also came to visit the same day, measured the terrace and talked through what would of be possible. Without doubt the service and customer focus were head and shoulders above their peers.

The event itself was a huge success the food was absolutely delicious, the two staff were efficient, tidy and friendly and our guests raved about the roast for days afterwards. Good food , good value and I would without doubt recommend the Big Roast team to anyone wishing to use them. We will certainly use them again! Five Star!

It all went like clockwork

Aug 15, 2012 by Andrew

Just to let you know what a brilliant job Ricky did for us yesterday.It all went like clockwork and we were lucky with the weather .
Thank you also for your help throughout which I very much appreciate.
I shan’t hesitate to use you guys again or to recommend you to others.With very best wishes

The crackling was the best they had ever tasted!

Aug 03, 2012 by Emma

We had an Olympics -themed party on Saturday 28th July and the Hog Roast really was a fantastic focal point of the party. The guests enjoyed watching the food being cooked and the gorgeous smells wafting from the roast made everyone anticipate the serving time all the more! When the food was served, it was absolutely delicious. The servings were generous, the rolls and sauces were fresh and delicious and several people commented that the crackling was the best they had ever tasted! All the guests were very complimantary and several enquired about Big Roast and took business cards. Will, the chef, was very polite and organised. He set up and cleared away efficiently and with no mess. He was pleasant and friendly with the guests and was a pleasure to have serving at the party. He kept us informed about timings and left-overs, etc and served the food bang on schedule. He also made a huge effort to get here in the heavy Olympic traffic with several roads having been blocked off by the races, so a big thank you for that - and for ringing on the way to let us know he was running a bit late.

All in all, my husband and I agreed that having Big Roast cater for us really made our party! It made things so easy and completely stress-free for us so that we could enjoy our party (and the food) alongside our guests. We had so many positive comments from everyone and, all in all, were extremely happy we chose to book you! Thank you very much - we would definitely use Big Roast again!

Kind Regards

A definite 5 stars from me!

Jul 26, 2012 by Shirley

Dear Gary, Sorry I couldn’t work out the google link!
I would like to thank you and your team for a fantastic 60th birthday party for my husband. The chef, Ricky, was brilliant. He arrived on time and set up very efficiently. He served exactly on time and the pork baps were delicious. The 60 or so guests were all very complimentary. The whole process was very easy from the quote to the packing up. Thank you again. A definite 5 stars from me!

Seriously impressed from start to finish.

Jul 19, 2012 by Olivia

Seriously impressed from start to finish. Our local forum recommended you so we booked on that basis. Personally I prefer using a recommendation by someone I know, so was a little nervous we would be disappointed, especially given it was my husband\'s 40th. I was under pressure to perform!
However, this was a huge success, not only from making all the arrangements and you helpfully suggesting we book a spit rather than hog roast but to Andreas being a great chef. He set up seamlessly and timed it to perfection to our agreed serving time. He asked for all the names of all the salads I prepared so he could help our guests make their selection - so professional and a great touch! Everyone thought the spit roast was fabulous - the sauce an absolute winner. We had a great party, but a key factor was the success of the food.
It\'s our 10 year wedding anniversary next summer and we\'re probably going to repeat everything - huge success.Thanks so much!

Yesterday's Hog Roast was everything you said it would be

Jul 16, 2012 by Cherry

Dear Gary,
Yesterday's Hog Roast was everything you said it would be and it rounded off a perfect wedding weekend.
Andreas was absolutely handsome, nice and friendly and we couldn't have wished for anyone better to turn up on the morning after the night before.
Thank you and I have a feeling there will be more bookings because everyone was so impressed.

Simple and delicious

Jul 16, 2012 by Sue

Hi Gary - Just wanted to add a massive thank you to you and the Chef Will for making my husbands birthday party a huge success. I received loads of comments about the food including "the best crackling we have ever tasted'. Very impressed with the service provided and will look forward to booking you again. Regards Sue

The Hog Roast was fanrastic

Jul 13, 2012 by Pam

Hi Gary. Just to say a very big thank you to you, Ricky and Christian. They were both amazing and the hog roast was fantastic. Everybody loved it. It was a great party, despite the weather – with the added bonus of cold pork today …… So thank you sooooooo much again. Kind regards to all – and we’ll no doubt be in touch again!

We had so many compliments about the food.

Jul 12, 2012 by James

What a great Spit Roast on Tuesday evening – we had so many compliments about the food. Much appreciation for your help, and also to your excellent chefs, who were incredibly friendly and hard-working even in bad weather. James

Response: Thank you James for your kind words which I will of course pass on to the chefs who will be delighted.

A great success for the second year running

Jul 11, 2012 by Olga

Tried to fill your Google review, but it did not work. Just to say Sunday’s BBQ was a great success for the second year running, mostly due to the high quality of your meat, the efficient and most charming chef Thomas and the general service and attention we received from your company.
Wishing you much success and I shall definitely recommend you to others,
Kind regards

Response: Many thanks Olga - very pleased that the event went well.

the chef was fantastic

Jul 06, 2012 by Ruth

brilliant. The chef was great. I will use Big Roast again.

Cooked to perfection

Jul 03, 2012 by Ben

Big Roast recently catered a 30th birthday for me. I went for a lamb and pork spit roast. Both meats were cooked to perfection, and everyone absolutely loved the food. Most people had second helpings. Would definitely highly recommend them for a party or special occasion..Ben 03/07/2012

Absolutely Superb

Jul 03, 2012 by Jean

Hi Gary I intended to e mail you Monday but family illness stepped in. The spit roast was absolutely superb and everyone was delighted with it . Sebastian took care of it all perfectly I was thrilled it all went so well. Sorry I cant really get the hang of the google feedback but hope you can use this I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your service best regards Jean 30/06/2012

The Hog Roast was seriously delicious

Jul 02, 2012 by Ruth

The hog roast was seriously delicious and all our guests raved about it. I think you got the fennel rub spot on as the meat had a lovely flavour, but not overpowering. Sebastian did a great job (and also kindly helped Tim lug a few bits of furniture around which we really appreciated) and contributed to a really fantastic evening. I’m sure you’ll get a few new jobs out of it as the general consensus was that it was the best hog roast anyone had ever had, so well done and huge thanks from Tim and I.Please pass our thanks on to Sebastian. Ruth June 30th 2012

Definitely the best hog roast we have ever had

Jun 18, 2012 by Hannah

Yes the weather was awful so windy – I really felt for Steven and Ricky as they were desperately trying to keep everything from blowing away!

But everyone commented on how great the food was and our client was really pleased. Steven and Ricky were brilliant, so helpful and kept updating me which was great. Just wished they could have told me what was in the sauce! The food was amazing, definitely the best hog roast Linsey and I have ever had!! So thank you so much.

We will definitely bear you in mind for future events.

Thank you for being flexible in your approach

Jun 13, 2012 by Matthew Eades

I realise it has now been a month since my brother's wedding, but I just wanted to send you a quick message to say thank you for the service you provided for us on 12th May. Your chefs were very organised, efficient, friendly and created exactly the atmosphere my brother had hoped for at the church, and transporting the meat to the reception venue seemed to happen effortlessly. At the Town Hall, the chef who arrived with the meat was very couteous, and waited patiently until we were ready for him to cut the loins and present them with the crackling on the carving boards for service. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the meal, the pork certainly being the centrepiece, especially with someone on each table having a go at the carving! Thank you for being flexible in your approach and being willing to do things a little bit differently, from receiving the meat from our supplier to providing the additional bbq for us to use.

People loved the pork roast

Jun 11, 2012 by Carole

Meant to write earlier to say that Ricky and the roast were both excellent! He turned up on time was efficient and very nice to deal with and people loved the pork roast with its special sauce. We’d certainly recommend you to others!

1977 Punk Themed Jubilee Party

Jun 11, 2012 by Richard

I used Big Roast for a 1977 Punk Themed Jubilee Party catering for over a 100 guests, adults and children. The staff were excellent – they were reliable, courteous and efficient. Their contribution to the smooth running of the event was greatly appreciated and guests have commented on how delicious the food was. I would definitely use Gary’s services again in the future. A great experience. Thank you.

Excellent Spit Roast for my Sons Birthday

Feb 07, 2012 by Glyn Heatley

We had an excellent level of service from Gary when we were organising and from Steve and his team on the evening in question. Thoroughly enjoyable and economical way of catering for a large group of boys

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