Sydney’s Best Roast Dinners

the taphouse sunday roast

Sundays are for sleep-ins and a good wholesome roast!

The humble roast dinner is as comforting as big hug, or a mug of hot chocolate in front of the fire, or getting into bed after a long day. To keep your insides warm and your outlook rosy this winter, we have scouted Sydney to find the best places to enjoy a different type of Sunday session.

Here are a list of the best places to get a roast dinner this winter!

The Local Taphouse, Darlinghurst 

taphouse rooftop bar

As if $10 tasting paddles on a Thursday aren’t enough, The Local Taphouse also does a wicked roast dinner on Sundays. Starting from 12pm, enjoy their signature Rare Boast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding ($25). Your generous portion of perfectly tender beef comes with thyme roasted carrots, duck fat new potatoes, broccoli and gravy. For sharing, why not try the Glazed New England Lamb Shoulder, served with rosemary buttered kipflers, peas and mint sauce ($65).

The Local Taphouse
122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst, 02 9360 0088, http://thelocal.com.au/darlinghurst/

Hotel Centennial, Woollahra

hotel centennial

Nestled in Woollahra’s beautiful Centennial Parklands, Hotel Centennial have suitably stretched the Sunday roast into a two day feasting affair. Every Sunday and Monday patrons can expect a special seasonal roast. Sunday roasts ($35) and Monday roasts ($30) come with all the trimmings, and include a glass of house wine or beer. The menu does change depending on what is available in the kitchen, so be sure you keep your eyes peeled.

Hotel Centennial
88 Oxford St, Woollahra, 02 9362 3838, http://hotelcentennial.com.au 

Four in Hand Hotel, Paddington 

four in hand paddington roast

Paddington’s Four in Hand Hotel has injected some glamour into your humble meat and three veg, with a changing menu week to week. Starting from 12pm, $26 will get you speciality slow cooked lamb shoulder, roasted potatoes, crispy kale and sautéed carrots. Be sure to get in quick, this Sunday special has been known to sell out by by 4pm.

Four in Hand 
105 Sutherland st, Paddington, 02 9326 2254, http://fourinhand.com.au

Manly Wharf Bar, Manly 

manly wharf bar sunday roast

A short ferry ride from Sydney’s CBD will land you in beautiful Manly. Only a stones throw from the ferry terminal is Manly Wharf bar, a well loved stomping ground for Sunday session enthusiasts. For a different kind of sesh, why not try their take on the traditional roast with a glass of vino ($25). Available for both lunch and dinner, grab a crew and get feasting!

Manly Wharf Hotel
Manly Wharf, East Esplanade
02 9977 1266
http://manlywharfhotel.com.au

The Bucket List, Bondi 

bucket-list-lounge-room

Ahh Bondi, known for its beach babes, brunch enthusiasts and infamous grassy knoll. Bondi Beach wouldn’t be complete however without its local watering hole, the Bucket List. On both Saturdays and Sundays, $25 will get you the ‘roast of the day’, with all the trimmings. Last week’s menu included beef with Yorkshire puddings, garlic potatoes, honey mustard carrots and peppercorn sauce. The Bucket List’s roast special starts from 1pm each Saturday and Sunday and continues until sold out.

The Bucket List
The Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach, 02 9365 4122, http://www.thebucketlistbondi.com 

Woolwich Pier Hotel, Woolwich 

woolwich-pier-hotel

Woolwich Pier Hotel are here to satisfy all of your pork belly desires. Each Sunday starting from 12 midday is their Sunday roast special. For $30, you can tuck into the pork belly and crackling, served with roast potatoes, pumpkin mash, apple puree, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Money well spent.

Woolwich Pier Hotel
2 Gale Street, Woolwich, 02 9817 2204, http://www.woolwichpierhotel.com.au

Tudor Hotel, Redfern 

tudor hotel sunday roast

Situated in the heart of Redfern, Tudor Hotel is the perfect place to escape winter’s chilly grasp. On Sundays, enjoy a hearty beef or pork roast complete with roast potatoes, greens beans and roast pumpkin, just like mum makes ($18). Whilst your there, wash it all down with a Fat Yak pale ale or a glass of vino.

Tudor Hotel
90 Pitt Street, Redfern, 02 9310 4314, http://tudorhotel.com.au

The Royal, Leichhardt 

sunday roast the royal leichhardt

Escape the winter chill and enjoy a pub feed at The Royal Hotel in Leichhardt. Every Sunday, this trendy inner west pub will be serving up a traditional roast with seasonal veggies and lashings of gravy ($19). With lush interiors and a welcoming community pub atmosphere, swing by from 11:30am onwards for some good old fashion hearty fanfare.

The Royal Hotel
156 Norton Street, Leichhardt, 02 9569 2638, www.theroyalleichhardt.com.au

Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel, Watsons Bay

watsons-bay-roast-pork

Watson’s Bay Hotel offer a Sunday roast that you simply cannot bypass. What can you expect? Well, your roast comes with a succulent piece of roast pork, crackling, roasted pumpkin and crunchy rosemary and sea salt potatoes covered in gravy. With a glass of mulled wine and a big bowl sticky date pudding for dessert, we see this $60 roast as good value for money. Read our full review of this roast here.

Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel Sunday Roast 
1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay, 02 9337 5444, http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au 

Dove and Olive, Surry Hills

dove and olive roast

Roast dinner for $17?! Heck yes! It goes without saying that the team at Dove and Olive offer their patrons some serious bang for their buck. On Sundays from 11:30am, expect roasted meat with roasted pumpkin, potatoes and divine winter greens. Honest, simple, delicious.

Dove and Olive
156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills,02 9699 6001, http://doveandolive.com.au

The White Horse, Surry Hills

the white horse chicken and sons

The guys from Chicken and Sons have taken over the White Horse kitchen, and they are there to stay! Patrons can expect a brand new menu, with their very own ‘Great Sunday Roast’. Included in this roast are three mouthing courses, all for $35! For your first course, expect a Yorkshire pudding dripping in delicious onion gravy. Following is a generous serving of roasted Black Angus Rump Cap, served with duck fat roasties, lemon thyme and honey roasted carrots, truffled cauliflower cheese, buttered broccoli, cabbage and bacon, horseradish mustard, another Yorkie and gravy. For dessert, be sure to make room for Grandma’s Apple and Pear crumble with vanilla custard.

The White Horse
381 Crown Street, Surry Hills

What’s your favourite Sydney roast? Have we missed any off our list?

If you’re looking for warm and cosy places to hang out this winter, check out these 5 restaurants with fireplaces.

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