15 Places Serving Up the Best Sunday Roasts in Yorkshire
There's nothing quite like a long lazy Sunday lunch
No.1 York by Guesthouse
1 Clifton, York YO30 6AA
Inside this Regency townhouse hotel you’ll find hard-to-beat food in the restaurant and delightful drinks at the bar. The restaurant has a relaxed but elegant vibe and meals are made with ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Start with the Waldorf salad or corn beef fritter with crushed peas, followed by roast sirloin of beef served traditionally with a Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes, then round off your Sunday roast with the hot chocolate fondant with fig and mascarpone ice cream.
Three’s A Crowd
11 West Park, Harrogate HG1 1BL
This modern dog-friendly, gastro pub serving quality British food is one of our favourite lunch spots in Harrogate. The menu changes regularly, but you can expect to find roast porchetta with rosemary and pork stuffing, Nidderdale herb-fed chicken and 48-day-aged Hereford rump, all served with garlic and rosemary roast potatoes, stewed spring peas and smoked pancetta, maple and balsamic carrots and red wine gravy, all washed down with a glass of wine from the handpicked wine list. Don’t over indulge and miss out on the sticky toffee pudding served with rum butterscotch sauce and salted caramel ice cream.
The Brasserie at Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa
Bolton Bridge, Skipton BD23 6AJ
Enjoy fresh local produce, top-class cooking and gorgeous surroundings at The Brasserie at the Devonshire Arms. In the vibrant and contemporary Brasserie and bar, enjoy dishes such as pressed ham hock terrine, garden pea and mint soup or crab risotto, followed by stuffed chicken breast, panfried halibut or charred miso cauliflower – our choice though would be the beef sirloin served with a Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, Vichy carrot and a red wine jus. If you can manage a dessert, their Kitchen Garden currant cheesecake with mint sorbet will certainly round your meal off nicely.
Ripon HG4 3ET
Located among beautiful parkland and manicured gardens, there are a myriad of restaurants to choose from here, but for a whole new level of fine dining and a Sunday lunch like no other, head to Michelin-starred Shaun Rankin. Showcasing locally-grown and sourced ingredients, and taking advantage of the herbs and vegetables grown in their very own Kitchen Garden, dishes here are all about flavour and seasonality. Using hand-picked suppliers from nearby farms, seafood from the Yorkshire coast and cheeses from across the county, expect a taste of home with the set Sunday lunch menu – you can even choose a signature or prestige wine pairing to complement your meal, or try the brand new bespoke Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall Champagne.
Blue Bell Inn
Great North Road, Wentbridge, Pontefract WF8 3JP
Make yourself at home in this cosy country pub in the picturesque village of Wentbridge, near Pontefract. As well as having a reputation for excellent beers and wines, the food here is top notch. Using good, honest and seasonal ingredients, start with homemade soup of the day, beer-battered king prawns or creamy garlic mushrooms, followed by a delicious Sunday carvery served with all the trimmings – go small if you want to save room for dessert, the apple and rhubarb crumble with custard and ice cream is our choice.
The Homestead Kitchen
Prudom House, Goathland YO22 5AN
Relaxed fine dining with a moorland twist in the heart of Goathland village is what you can expect from The Homestead Kitchen. Run by Peter Neville (previously of The Pheasant, Harome) and Cecily Fearnley, the ethos at this 26-cover restaurant is all about seasonal and local ingredients, so expect an ever-changing Sunday roast menu which can feature the likes of soused Whitby-landed mackerel or pea and mint soup to start, followed by Radford’s roast sirloin served with a Yorkshire pudding, beef-fat carrots and seasonal vegetables. Non-meat eaters also have a good choice of mains, with dishes such as spiced cauliflower steak on the menu.
The Sun Inn
62 Barnsley Road, Flockton, Wakefield WF4 4DW
Found in the charming village of Flockton, tucked between Huddersfield and Wakefield, The Sun Inn has stunning views across Emley Moor. Head inside for a warming Sunday roast washed down with a craft or cask hand-pulled ale, or try a gin or cocktail from the extensive drinks menu. Main Sunday roast dishes include leg of lamb, topside of beef, turkey breast, and honey and mustard gammon. Feeling extra indulgent? Try the trio of meats, or add a side of pigs in blankets, cauliflower cheese or buttered mash.
111 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NT
0114 270 6160
In the heart of Sheffield, Silversmiths serve modern British cuisine with a strong Yorkshire influence and a hint of fine dining. Don’t let that put you off having an easy-going Sunday lunch though, as Silversmiths create a relaxed environment the everyone can enjoy. Their three-course lunch kicks off with iberico pork and cured salmon with fennel, followed by half roast chicken or 32-day-aged topside beef, served with roast potatoes, greens, carrots, a Yorkshire pudding and lots of gravy. There are plenty of extras to order too – think more roasties, Yorkshire puddings, veg and cauliflower cheese.
Coach House at Middleton Lodge
Kneeton Lane, Middleton Tyas, Richmond DL10 6NJ
Inspired by their walled garden, the chefs here work closely with the garden team to bring food from the Estate straight to your plate, and what they can’t grow onsite they source locally from some of the best producers. They whip up delicious dishes such as garden white onion soup, aged Hereford steak tartare or smoked salmon caesar salad to start, followed by 45-day-aged sirloin of beef, roast Yorkshire chicken or old white pork rack with apple sauce, all served with mash, seasonal greens, roast root vegetables, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings. Feeling extra indulgent? Add a side of cauliflower cheese but don’t over do it and miss out on a dessert – the garden berry Eton mess here is a must!
Shibden Mill Inn
Shibden Mill Fold, Shibden, Halifax HX3 7UL
After kicking up the autumn leaves and exploring the Shibden Valley, head to Shibden Mill Inn, a multi-award winning 17th century country pub which serves fresh, seasonal dishes using the best locally-sourced ingredients combined with produce from their kitchen garden. With plenty of choice for roasts (think nut and date roast, pork loin and Waterford Farm beef), as well as other plates such as fish of the day, chicken and ham hock pie, and garden herb gnocchi, there is something for all palates at this Yorkshire inn.
Louis House, Princes Avenue, Oakwood, Leeds LS8 2FA
0113 226 0660
Known for exceptional steak and wine served in their contemporary restaurant on the edge of Roundhay Park, Chophaus is the perfect place to relax and enjoy Sunday lunch. Choose from roast Yorkshire beef rump served in a red wine, garlic and herb marinade, half roast Yorkshire chicken, slow-cooked pork belly or nut roast with porcini gravy. Roasts are served with all the trimmings – think root mash, steamed greens, cauliflower cheese and red wine and herb gravy, plus meat eaters can indulge in beef-fat roasties and pork sausage, onion and sage stuffing. Make sure to sample one of their bespoke cocktails while you’re there.
The Pipe and Glass Inn
West End, South Dalton, Beverley HU17 7PN
This former coaching inn in the beautiful surroundings of the Dalton Estate has been run by James and Kate Mackenzie since 2006, and since opening the restaurant has gained an international reputation and won many awards, including a Michelin star (which they have held since 2010). Here for Sunday lunch? Start with the guinea fowl and ham hock ballotine, followed by Yorkshire-reared duck three ways, before rounding off your meal with the baked dark chocolate millionaire pudding – plus there’s an award-winning wine list with a selection of house wines taken directly from their family-run vineyard in France.
The Rattle Owl
104 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX
On one of York’s most historic streets, The Rattle Owl is housed in a renovated 17th century Grade II-listed building. Offering a causal approach to dining, whilst maintaining high standards and high-quality food, this independent restaurant serves Sunday lunches including beef sirloin, mutton rump, roasted celeriac and hake. Choose to finish with a delicious dessert (our favourite is the treacle tart) and better yet, each course has a wine pairing for the perfect Sunday dining experience.
The Star Inn The Harbour
Langborne Road, Whitby YO21 1YN
Andrew Pern’s The Star Inn The Harbour is known for using world-famous North Yorkshire Moors produce and seasonal ingredients to create exciting dishes – and Sunday lunch is no exception. Starters range from chicken liver parfait and Shetland mussels to deep fried calamari and mulligatawny soup, while main courses include braised brisket of Yorkshire beef or chicken breast served with all the trimmings you can imagine, including cauliflower cheese, homemade Yorkshire puddings and duck fat roast potatoes.
The Three Acres Inn
Roydhouse, Shelley, near Huddersfield HD8 8LR
Set in beautiful Pennine countryside, this charming inn has been owned by the Truelove family for more than 50 years. Inside, you’ll find a warm Yorkshire welcome alongside excellent food, full of flavour. If you want something extra special, you can sample a range of apéritifs or oysters before you settle down for your main course. Served alongside duck fat roast potatoes, buttery mash, honey roast parsnips, seasonal vegetables and creamed horseradish, the dry-aged Yorkshire beef sirloin is our pick.