Sundays are for sleep-ins and a good ol’ wholesome Sunday roast.
Sundays are for rest and recovery, and so what better way to cap off your week than with a comforting roast. To keep your insides warm and your outlook rosy this winter, here are the best spots for the classic meal of succulent meats, roast veggies and all the trimmings.
Dove and Olive, Surry Hills
A full Sunday roast for $19.90 you say? It goes without saying that Dove and Olive offer their patrons some serious bang for their buck. On Sundays from 11:30am, take your pick from a honey glazed smoked ham roast or sage and onion stuffed turkey, both served with all the trimmings. Team it with a beer from their 26 rotating taps and you’re in for the perfect close to the week.
156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills, 02 9699 6001
The Taphouse, Darlinghurst
If the $10 tasting paddles on Thursdays weren’t enough to lure you in, The Taphouse also does a wicked roast on Sundays. Starting from 12pm until sold out, enjoy their signature English-style Sunday roast, served with your choice of beef or pork belly. It comes with all the trimmings plus a jumbo Yorkshire Pudding ($25).
122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst, 02 9360 0088
The Duke of Clarence
It’s only fitting that this 19th Century England-inspired bar does a weekly roast special. You’re not restricted to one dish either, with a full Winter Roast Sunday’s menu. Take your pick from the British bred roast beef sirloin, the roast pork belly, or the roast leg of lamb (all $28). Each meat dish comes with a selection of sides, including Dutch carrots, gravy, beef fat roasted potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. For the herbivores, there’s also roasted pumpkin with wild rice ($24).
152-156 Clarence Street, Sydney
Paddo Inn, Paddington
On Sundays, it’s all about the roast at the Paddo Inn. Available from 12pm until sold out in the front bar, British-born Head Chef Mark Holland can be found serving up Riverine Sirloin beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, red wine jus, kale and honey-mustard root vegetables for $27.
338 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021, 02 9380 5913
The Oxford Tavern, Petersham
This proudly local pub in Petersham knows the way to your hungover hearts with a hearty Sunday smoker roast. Served from 12pm until sold out, choose from beef brisket, pork belly or pulled jackfruit with sides including roast potatoes, honey roasted carrots, steamed broccoli, English gravy and a house-baked Yorkshire pudding.
1 New Canterbury Road, Petersham, Open Mon-Thurs midday to midnight, Fri-Sat midday to 3am, Sun midday to 10pm.
Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly
A stones throw from the ferry terminal is Manly Wharf Hotel, a beloved stomping ground for Sunday session enthusiasts. For a different kind of sesh, why not try their signature Sunday rotisserie menu. For $25pp, you can enjoy a speciality meat and a glass of house wine or tap beer.
Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, 02 9977 1266.
Tudor Hotel, Redfern
Situated in the heart of Redfern, the Tudor Hotel is the perfect place to escape winter’s chilly grasp. On Sundays, you can tuck into a hearty beef or pork roast complete with roast potatoes, greens beans and roast pumpkin, just like mum makes it ($20.90). Whilst your there, wash it all down with a cleansing ale or a glass of vino.
90 Pitt Street, Redfern, 02 9310 4314. Tudor kitchen open Mon-Sat 11:30am – 10pm, Sunday 11:30am-9pm.
The Royal, Leichhardt
Every Sunday, this trendy inner west pub serves up a traditional roast with seasonal veggies and lashings of gravy ($24). With lush interiors and a welcoming community pub atmosphere, swing by from 12pm onwards for a hearty meal.
156 Norton Street, Leichhardt, 02 9569 2638. The Royal Kitchen is open Mon-Thurs 12pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm and Sun 12pm-9pm.
The White Horse, Surry Hills
Keep your eye out for the gleaming horse statue that rests atop this Surry Hills gem. With Chicken & Sons behind the food menu, you know you’re in for a treat with this Sunday roast. For $25pp, feast on slow roasted angus sirloin, duck fat potatoes, porkies made by a Yorkshireman, market vegetables and grandma’s gravy
381 Crown Street, Surry Hills. Open Mon-Sat 12pm-12am, Sunday 12pm-10pm.
The Lord Dudley, Woollahra
Marking one of Sydney’s oldest and loved pubs is The Lord Dudley. Running every Sunday is their $25 roast special, which features roast pork with crackling, crispy potatoes, roasted carrots, finished with lashings of gravy.
263 Jersey Road, Woollahra. Restaurant Garden open for lunch Weds to Sun and Mon to Sat 6pm-9:30pm, Sun 6pm-8:30pm.
A cleansing beer and a roast go together like peas and carrots. Head to The Rocks and warm up this winter with Endeavour Tap Room’s new Sunday roast special. For $29pp, head in for a warming rotation of meats with a house-brewed Endeavour beer or a glass of wine. Available every Sunday until sold out.
39-41 Argyle St, The Rocks, Open Mon-Thurs 11am-late, Fri & Sat 11am-Midnight and Sunday 11am-10pm.