Where to find the best Sunday roasts in Yorkshire
From 25-day aged sirloins of beef to scrumptious nut roasts, fluffy roasted potatoes and of course plump Yorkshire puddings
The Pine Marten
The Pine Marten is a premium pub, bar and restaurant located in the heart of Beckwithshaw, serving up a modern twist on traditional pub food. Sunday lunch lovers can head here for a relaxing afternoon of refreshing drinks and tasty food, including perfectly-plump Yorkshire puddings. All of the roasts are served with smoked beef dripping roasted potatoes, roasted vegetables and bottomless gravy. Options include roast beef, chicken or belly pork, or have all three if you can’t decide. A fig and Dolcelatte roast can be enjoyed by those meat-free diners.
Otley Road, Harrogate HG3 1UE
Three Acres Inn
Set in the beautiful Pennine countryside, the Three Acres Inn is the perfect location to relax and enjoy a freshly-cooked Sunday lunch. If you want something extra special, you can sample a range of delicious apéritifs or oysters before you settle down for your main course. Served with Yorkshire puddings and duck fat potatoes as well as mash, honey roasted parsnips, seasonal vegetables and sage and onion stuffing, the Piercy Farm roast pork loin with apple sauce is our favourite. If your can manage a dessert after all of that, try the hot banoffee pudding which comes with stem ginger caramel and vanilla ice cream.
Roydhouse, Shelley, Huddersfield HD8 8LR
The Star Inn at Harome
Situated just outside Helmsley, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, The Star Inn serves Michelin-starred Yorkshire food made primarily with locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. With so much on offer on the Sunday menu, there is sure to be something for everyone. Classic roast dishes include beef sirloin or Yorkshire-reared pork, both with the option of adding a Yorkshire pudding or two to your meal, as well as suggested wine pairings which have been carefully selected to accompany each dish. Thirkleby duck, North Sea red mullet, wild halibut and spiced Ryedale reared lamb are also on the menu.
High Street, Harome, York YO62 5J
The Rattle Owl
Based 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 cauliflower and cod main dishes. Choose to finish with a delicious dessert (our favourite is the sticky toffee pudding) or go all out with three courses – you won’t be disappointed.
104 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX
Chophaus Bar and Grill
An alternative option for an indulgent Sunday roast is Chophaus Bar and Grill in Leeds. Known best for their exceptional steak and wine pairings, this stylish and contemporary restaurant also offer a fantastic roast option. Choose from salt-aged sirloin, leg of Yorkshire lamb, corn-fed chicken, or the five beans and blue cheese Mexican-style wellington. Each roast comes with thyme and garlic roast potatoes, balsamic and honey carrots, cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire puddings and homemade gravy.
Louis House, Princes Avenue, Oakwood, Leeds LS8 2FA
0113 226 0660
In the heart of Sheffield, Silversmiths produce 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 meal out though, as Silversmiths create a relaxed environment the everyone can enjoy. Sunday lunch is the main attraction at this location with their 32 day aged salmon-cut beef served with Dauphinoise potatoes, greens, oven-roasted onions and a large Yorkshire pudding stealing the show. Vegans can also indulge at this Sheffield favourite with the pot roast cauliflower dish followed by a delicious carrot cake made with sour marmalade, dates, toffee, lime and walnuts.
111 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NT
0114 270 6160
Ox Club is an award-winning contemporary British restaurant, showcasing the best Yorkshire produce in their tasty dishes. On Sundays you can indulge in an appetising roast starting with Wye Valley asparagus with burnt cream and cured egg yolk, or try the Swaledale lamb ribs served with mint and wild garlic sauce. For your main course the roasted rump cap of beef, which comes with Yorkshire puddings and seasonal vegetables, is the dish to choose, alongside an order of truffle cauliflower cheese or smoked mash.
Ox Club at Headrow House, 19a The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PU
The Worsley Arms
Sunday lunch is a bit of an institution at this popular inn in the heart of the Howardian Hills. Served in the two AA-Rosette restaurant and the more relaxed Cricketer’s Bar, expect to find the usual roast Yorkshire beef, served with all the trimmings, alongside slow-cooked pork belly with black pudding and caramelised apple, or opt for the classic delicious beer battered fish and chips, or sausage and mash. Lighter options include a platter of special cheeses from the Courtyard Dairy, or a selection of sandwiches, but definitely round it all off with Helmsley ice-cream or the heavenly fruit crumble and custard.
Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LA
The Punch Bowl Inn
True to their ethos of food provenance, The Punch Bowl Inn craft delicious meals using only the freshest seasonal ingredients that are locally sourced from farmers around the area, or taken from their kitchen garden. Offering three Sunday roast options including roast loin of pork, Yorkshire Wolds chicken, or 21-day-aged sirloin of beef, each roast is served with tasty Yorkshire puddings, roasted potatoes, smashed carrot and swede, seasonal vegetables and cauliflower cheese, finished off with proper gravy. End your Sunday right with an indulgent dessert – the apple and berry crumble with custard is our favourite.
Marton-cum-Grafton, Boroughbridge YO51 9QY
Shibden Mill Inn
This picturesque 17th century inn nestled within the deep fold of Shibden Valley near Halifax is the perfect location to enjoy a delicious Sunday roast. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients in their dishes as well as locally-sourced produce, diners can enjoy a true taste of Yorkshire at Shibden Mill Inn. With plenty of choice for main roast dishes such as a nut and date roast, lamb, pork loin and sirloin of beef, as well as other plates including fish of the day, chicken and leek pie, battered haddock and beetroot gnocchi, there is something for all palettes at this Yorkshire inn. For those looking for something sweet after their Sunday roast, try the strawberry, apple marigold, yoghurt and white balsamic Eton mess.
Fold, Shibden, Shibden Mill Fold, Halifax HX3 7UL
01422 365 840