Readers’ choice for roasts – meat or vegetarian – and other Sunday treats across the UK
• Best Sunday lunch winner 2013: Eagle and Child
Bacchus Pub and Kitchen
Hoxton boxing club turned gastro pub with several roasts, fish and chips and good vegetarian options.
177 Hoxton St, N1 6PJ; 020 7613 0477, bacchuspubandkitchen.com
Always a high scorer, with seasonal British lunches that are a cut above – whole roast suckling pig for 10, or roast poussin with thyme bread sauce.
10 Thornhill Rd, N1 1HW, 020 7607 7450, the-albion.co.uk
Roast rump of longhorn beef with all the trimmings, in addition to the usual high-end meatfest at Hawksmoor, a previous winner in this category.
157A Commercial St, E1 6BJ, 020 7426 4850, thehawksmoor.com
Galvin La Chapelle
The Galvins’ Spitalfields restaurant offers superb value for money on Sundays, with three courses of modern French cooking and a half bottle of wine for £38.50.
35 Spital Square, E1 6DY, 020 7299 0400, galvinrestaurants.com
The Hole in the Wall
16th-century building, glorious East Anglian surroundings and traditional roasts with seasonal twists. Try the chicken Riesling and mash.
Primrose Farm Road, Little Wilbraham, Cambridge CB21 5JY, 01223 812282, holeinthewallcambridge.com
The Mistley Thorn
Seafood specials at this old coaching house include the North Sea’s finest scallops, squid and local beer-battered haddock with chips.
High St, Mistley, Manningtree, Essex CO11 1HD, 01206 392821, mistleythorn.co.uk
The Crown and Castle
The Sunday lunches at this coastal Suffolk pub have an emphasis on local provenance.
Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2LJ, 01394 450205, crownandcastle.co.uk
This 15th-century inn in the Domesday village of Hawkedon always nods to tradition – with plenty of pies and game.
Rede Rd, Hawkedon, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 4NN, 01284 789218, hawkedonqueen.co.uk
Runner-up for the fifth year. All ingredients are sourced from the Midlands, for slap-up roasts with local flavour.
Fox Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6AJ; 0115 981 9960, larwoodandvoce.co.uk
You’d never know you were only three miles from the centre of Birmingham: country-style roasts and a pretty wild flower garden.
21 High St, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9NT, 0121 427 3678, theploughharborne.co.uk
The Red Lion
With its sunny garden, spacious clubroom and classic roasts, this Birmingham pub mainstay is perfect for lazy Sundays.
95 Warstone Lane, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6NG; 0121 233 9144; theredlionbirmingham.com
The Lord Clifden
The Red Lion’s sister pub has a choice of five reasonably priced roasts, an impressive list of local brews, continental lagers and walls adorned with urban street art.
34 Great Hampton St, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6AA; 0121 523 7515; thelordclifden.com
Old-school pub that takes pride in tried-and-tested recipes and local produce.
60 Beech Rd, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9EG; 0161 881 4871; theparlour.info
Camp & Furnace
Warehouse arts and performance space with exposed brickwork, contemporary furniture and great old-fashioned roasts.
67 Greenland St, Liverpool, L1 0BY; 0151 708 2890; campandfurnace.com
The Northern Quarter
Changing roasts menu – they’re never the same as the week before.
108 High Street, Manchester, M4 1HQ; 0161 832 7115; www.tnq.co.uk
Superior roasts at this Harrogate farm shop café, where local beef is butchered in-house and arrives on your plate alongside a giant Yorkshire pudding.
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ; 01423 546111; fodderweb.co.uk
The Bar & Grill at James Street South
Beef charred on a josper grill, lots of vegetarian options in a varied menu with French flourishes.
21 James Street South, Belfast, BT2 7GA; 028 9560 0700; belfastbargrill.co.uk
The Bay Tree
A high scorer in several categories, the Bay Tree specialises in simple lunches that draw on Northern Irish produce.
118 High St, Holywood, BT18 9HW; 028 9042 1419; baytreeholywood.co.uk
Belfast’s answer to Polpo – expect topping polenta chips, outstanding pork sliders and other small plate Italian delights.
279-281 Upper Newtownards Rd; Belfast, UK BT4 3JF; 028 9067 3421 facebook.com/ilPirataBelfast
Eighteenth-century coaching inn with open fires and a bistro menu. Try the Guinness wheaten bread before your roast.
1 Comber Rd Killinchy, Newtownards, BT23 6PA; 028 9754 1210; ballooinns.com
Creative twists on the classic Sunday roast have included rump of local veal and bone marrow roast potatoes. Vegetarian specials too.
60 Henderson St, Leith, EH6 6DE; 0131 563 5293; thevintageleith.co.uk
The Gardener’s Cottage
Six-course set menu and long table communal dining, all set in a lovely a listed building.
1, Royal Terrace Gardens, London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 5DX; 0131 558 1221; thegardenerscottage.co
Family-run deli and cafe creates a home from home feeling.
5 Houston Sq, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, PA5 8DT; 01505 325772; papamacsdelibistro.co.uk
The Scran & Scallie
Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack’s pub collaboration mixing traditional dishes, such as scotch broth, and Scandinavian-inspired decor.
1 Comely Bank Road, Edinburgh EH4 1DT; 0131 332 6281; scranandscallie.com
Superior gastropub, serious about its beef, with a lovely market town setting.
29-30 Lower High St, Thame, Oxon, OX9 2AA; 01844 214340; thethatchthame.co.uk
The Pelham Arms
Oak-beamed pub on the South Downs Way makes for refuelling stop after a morning’s walking.
High St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XL; 01273 476149; thepelhamarms.co.uk
One of Henley’s best restaurants, Luscombes’ roasts stand out: try the duck with gooseberries.
The Golden Ball, Lower Assendon, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 6AH; 01491 574157; luscombes.co.uk
The Bull Hotel
Locally sourced ingredients and great views of Dorset’s Jurassic coastline..
34 East St, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3LF; 01308 422878; thebullhotel.co.uk
Inspired vegetarian menu to tempt the most committed beef lover.
213 City Rd, Cardiff, CF24 3JD; 029 2047 3150; milgilounge.com
The Potted Pig
Try Welsh topside of beef and Abergavenny steak in this cavernous Cardiff basement space.
27 High St, Cardiff, CF10 1PU; 029 2022 4817; thepottedpig.com
The Lansdowne Beautifully restored corner pub with excellent belly pork and all the trimmings.
Lansdowne Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1PU; 029 2022 1312; thelandsownecardiff.co.uk
All you want from a Sunday roast – thoughtfully sourced, expertly cooked and a relaxed environment.
1 Merthyr Rd Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 1DA; 029 2062 3017; theploughwhitchurch.com
Groups of six or more can share a whole joint and even carve it themselves at this Wiltshire pub.
The Street, Broughton Gifford, Melksham, SN12 8PN; 01225 782949; thefox-broughtongifford.co.uk
The Pony & Trap
Michelin-starred roast from a kitchen run by Josh Eggleton, who trained with American superstar chef Thomas Keller.
Newtown, Chew Magna, Bristol BS40 8TQ; 01275 332627; theponyandtrap.co.uk
Family-friendly country roasts in the heart of the city. You can even try cooking your own locally-sourced beef on a hot plate.
46 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2NH; 0117 973 3550; thecowshedbristol.com
The Kensington Arms
The Kenny offers clever cooking in an unpretentious environment.
35-37 Stanley Rd, Redland, Bristol BS6 6NP; 0117 944 6444; thekensingtonarms.co.uk
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