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Looking for a sunday roast… but on a tuesday? Or a even a thursday? Then Winter Stream Farm has you covered as they serve freshly prepared coveries 7 days a week! Choose from a wide range of meats (and meat free / vegan options) as well as gluten free and a kids menu… there is something for everyone at this affordable, super family friendly pub on the outskirts of Bristol. There are also lots of non carvery options should you fancy something different such as a curry, pasta or a burger.
A classic pub stop in Bedminster, The Spotted Cow is renowned for its legendary Sunday lunches with all the trimmings! During the warmer months, too, you can enjoy a Sunday lunch in their newly renovated garden - they have a wide range of meat, vegetarian, vegan, and fish option every week for you to choose from, sourced from local suppliers. Prices start from around £6.50 for a starter and £12.95 upwards for a main. The menu changes regularly, and it’s a popular stop, so you will need to book well in advance to secure a table
You can’t think of quality roasts without thinking of Pasture, situated opposite St Mary Redcliffe church. This is a more upscale venue, so it might not be friendly to all budgets, but it assures to deliver the best quality food, time and time again. This is 100% targeted towards meat lovers, so veggies… don’t expect much in the way of options. If you ARE in the market for meat, you can choose from Rump of beef, Pork Belly or Lamb shoulder along with the usual wide range of steaks (some of them are sold per 100 g, so the price can add up quickly). Veggies, you do have a nut roast, but that’s it. Prices for a main roast start from around £20 upwards. Pasture books up very quickly, so it’s highly recommended to book far in advance!
The Star & Dove
The Star & Dove, formerly known as The Cumberland Hotel, stands in the heart of vibrant Totterdown, Bristol, and dates all the way back to the mid-19th century. Fast forward to 2023, and you will find a dog-friendly, classic British pub offering authentic and high-quality pub grub. The Sunday menu changes often, so it’s worth checking with the venue directly for an up-to-date version, but you can find sample menus on their website featuring Rib of beef, Salt baked pork belly, and roasted celeriac. There is then a long list of trimmings you can add to totally customise your plate, including roast potatoes, glazed carrots, and the infamous cauliflower cheese (it is very good). Wash this all down with one of their wide range of on-tap, local beers or even a spiced merlot bloody mary.
In the heart of Clifton, within an old bank, you will find Bar 44, offering its very own unique Spanish and high-quality twist on Sunday classics! The prices for the Sunday roasts are higher than most, starting at around the £40 mark, but these are sold as “platters” and designed to be shared between two or more people. You can enjoy 35-day dry aged pincanha of Hereford beef with a horseradish alioli or even an overnight slow-roaster Duroc pork belly with a burnt apple sauce. Veggies and vegans can look forward to a Celeriac steak with gluten-free options available upon request. We can’t think of many places you can enjoy a Sunday roast with a Patatas Bravas on the side, but Bar 44 pulls it off perfectly!
Steak and cocktails, anyone? - then The Ox, one of Bristols worst kept secrets, has you covered! In the same family as Hyde and Co and The Milk Thistle, you can expect the same fun, quirky, rock n roll aesthetic but with the added bonus of some utterly incredible food cooked to perfection in their famous jasper oven. Starting at around £18 for a main (and £8 for a kids version), you can feast yourself silly on Buxton’s dry-aged beef rump, Slow roasted porchetta or a glorious butternut squash nut roast. If there are two or more of you, there are always the “sharing roasts” with the option of including an £87 30oz T-Bone steak for good measure.
Booking in advance is essential.
Situated in the heart of Montpelier, within the old site of the legendary Bells Diner, Bianchis is an explosion of Italian Heritage. On a Sunday, you can experience 3-5 courses of a classic Sunday roast with a beautiful Italian twist. Start with some antipasti, such as soft-shell prawns, crab aioli, and lemon, to get your taste buds going. Then, dive into a beautifully presented Italian-style roast, including free-range chicken with crispy sage, Pumpkin, and roasted onion, or perhaps a whole grilled plaice with lemon. If you have room, you can finish with perhaps a fig & almond frangipane with mascarpone. 2 courses will cost £28 with 3 coming to £32 pp. This really is a fantastic example of fusion food at its best in the heart of a food-rich city.
The Bank Tavern’s legendary roasts have been the talk of the town for several years now and have been crowned the home of “Bristol’s best Sunday Lunch” at the Observer Food Monthly Awards in 2019 and the Bristol Good Food Awards in 2018! Serving from 12pm every Sunday, their roasts are plentiful, and all ingredients are sourced locally from trusted suppliers in and around Bristol. The menu, as most places do, changes seasonally (as any good eatery should). Still, you can expect 30 days dry aged, rare topside of beef or a vegetable and lentil loaf to be accompanied by roasties, Yorkshire puddings the size of the plate, and a beautiful parsnip puree amongst other trimmings. Bookings for the Sunday roast are no joke, around 12 months or so long, and are in such demand the waitlist is currently closed! You can try to get a walk-in or cancellation if you’re lucky, but currently, you have more chances of getting tickets for Glasto!
Keep an eye on their social media and website for updates on the bookings re-opening.
Combining the best in British pub hospitality with individuality, character, and quirky charm, The Clifton is situated in the heart of the Bristol village suburb from which it gets its name, nestled amongst 18th-century terraces and independent boutique shops. This is the perfect mix of smart casual dining where you can enjoy homely, cosy dining experiences on the fly or more formally. Not only do they offer the usual boof, chicken or nut roast options, but unusually, they also offer “Winner winner chicken dinner”- an American take on a typically English Sunday roast with grilled chicken, paprika corn, and jacket potato mash. There are, of course, some recommended cocktails to accompany your chosen roasts and liven up your Sunday. A main will set you back between £13 and £16 depending on what you choose, and booking is, as with most places, highly recommended to avoid disappointment.