These are our favourite places for a top-notch Sunday lunch, but where do you go for a roast with the most?

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Pub grub at home: Mark Hix's roast rib of beef with salsa verde from Sainsbury's magazine

If you find the idea of a Sunday without a roast and all the trimmings too hard to handle, you've come to the right place.


If you need us, we’ll be in one of these pubs with a large glass of vino tucking into a gravy-soaked roast dinner. Mmm…

The Bull & Last

Where: Highgate, London
Why go: despite its reputation for good grub, it remains surprisingly pubby (in a good way): heavy wooden furniture, stuffed animals, velvet curtains. It’s also on the edge of Hampstead Heath so you can walk off that Sunday lunch goodness afterwards
The food: roast sirloin of beef with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, carrots and horseradish; roast pork belly with roast potatoes, pears, black pudding, greens and crackling. Cue dribbling.
The price: from £15

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The Bull & Last


The Parlour

Where: Chorlton, Manchester
Why go: the slap-up food
The food: are you ready? Roast potatoes, honey roast parsnips, carrot and swede mash, herb buttered leeks and cabbage and a giant Yorkshire pudding. Add roast topside of beef, roast pork loin with apple sauce and crackling or cashew, walnut and hazelnut roast and you'll have yourself a mega meal
The price: from £12.25

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The Scran & Scallie

Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
Why go: for Michelin-starred chefs Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack’s fancy pub grub
The food: it’s not classic Sunday fare but beef rib, roasted partridge or beef sausages and mash will do the job nicely, thank you
The price: from £9.50

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The Albion

Where: Islington, London
Why go: come Sunday, Islingtonians descend on this Georgian boozer. The roasts are worth the bustle and the beer garden is pretty spectacular in the summer, too
The food: roast Sussex lamb; slow roast Hampshire pork belly with apple sauce; whole roast free-range chicken  all served with a full complement of trimmings
The price: from £14.50

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The Pony & Trap

Where: Chew Magna, Somerset
Why go: this 200-year-old Michelin-starred pub serves classic Sunday grub and the veg comes from a nearby community farm
The food: There's a choice of rare roast beef served with a thyme Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and gravy; roast pork belly with roast potatoes, celeriac puree, apple sauce and gravy; or the veggie option: butternut squash, spinach and smoked Cheddar wellington. The veg accompainments include cauliflower cheese, braised red cabbage, bashed turnip and swede, sprout tops and glazed carrots. Phew.
The price: two courses for £26

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Larwood & Voce

Where: Nottingham
Why go: the pork is from their own herd of rare-breed pigs, don’t you know
The food: slow roast pork belly with creamy mash, pickled red cabbage and apple sauce, or half-roast chicken, sage and onion stuffing, pigs in blankets and all the trimmings
The price: from £12.50

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The Crabtree

Where: near Horsham, West Sussex
Why go: the weekly changing menu and biodynamic wines
The food: dry-aged beef or slow cooked pork belly with duck fat roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, local veg and red wine gravy
The price: from £15

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The Colonel Fawcett

Where: Camden, London
Why go: a traditional boozer with good food as opposed to a gastropub (there is a difference, promise). The chef used to work at St John restaurant and their gravy takes five days to prepare, which means it must be good, right?
The food: slow cider-roasted pork belly with black pudding and apple croquettes, apple and sage puree or rare topside of beef with beetroof puree, Yorkshire pudding and horseradish cream. Nom nom nom
The price: from £16

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The Colonel Fawcett


Queen o’t’owd Thatch

Where: South Milford, Yorkshire
Why go: who wouldn't want a cocktail with their Sunday roast? Hello apple juice, cinnamon and rum...
The food: roast rump of Yokshire beef, shoulder of Yorkshire lamb or veggie haggis served with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, roasted parsnips, black kale, crushed butternut squash and lashings of gravy
The price: £12.50 for one course, £16.50 for two

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Red Lion Urban Art Bar

Where: Hockley, Birmingham
Why go: for the proper gravy
The food: the choice of meat includes topside of British beef, braised roast lamb, chicken supreme and slow-roast pork belly, all served with roasties, seasonal veg, mashed potato (yep, that's two types of potato), Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Oh, and they do bangers and mash with Yorkshire pudding and onion gravy for vegetarians. Mmm
The price: from £10.95 

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Red Lion Urban Art Bar

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