Sundays are for sleep-ins and a good wholesome Sunday roast!
The humble roast dinner is as comforting as a 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!
Dove and Olive, Surry Hills
Roast dinner for $19.90?! 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 Local Taphouse, Darlinghurst
As if the $10 tasting paddles on a Thursday weren’t enough, The Local Taphouse also does a wicked roast dinner on Sundays. Starting from 12pm, 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).
The Local Taphouse, 122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst, 02 9360 0088, http://thelocal.com.au/darlinghurst/
Paddo Inn, Paddington
The Paddo Inn offer a traditional English roast on what they call “Gravy Day”. Available every Sunday from 12pm until sold out, British-born chef, Mark Holland will serve up roast beef with all the trimmings. Think Riverine sirloin of beef served with crispy roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, red wine jus, kale and honey-mustard root vegetables for $24.
338 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021, 02 9380 5913, https://paddoinn.com.au/
nel., Surry Hills
Executive chef Nelly Robinson and his team have cleverly captured the essence of winter comfort food with a brand new roast dinner offering. Starting July 1, the intimate Surry Hills restaurant will be opening its doors on Sundays for the first time ever, inviting punters to come in for a heart roast, a glass of wine and a side of Yorkshire puddings. The menu will change weekly, but features all the trimmings. Get ready for cauliflower cheese, honey glazed carrots, broccolini with burnt butter parmesan, crispy duck fat potatoes with Nelly’s family gravy recipe. If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, dessert includes a cheese selection with homemade biscuits OR sticky day pudding with clotted cream and vanilla bean ice cream.
When: 1st July – 2nd September from 12pm-5pm
Where: nel. 75 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney
Bookings: Not required but can book via (02) 9212 2206 or www.nelrestaurant.com.au/reservations
Sydney’s very own Viking-themed restaurant and bar is hopping on the Sunday roast bandwagon, with a special Sunday lunch. Aptly titled Hock and Horn, expect glazed ham hock with seasonal trimmings and a horn of mead or beer for $45. It’s strongly recommended that you reserve a table to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made by clicking here.
Mjolner, 267 Cleveland St, Redfern 2016, (02) 8646 4930, https://mjolner.com.au/sydney
Chin Chin, Surry Hills
So this might not conform to the traditional meat and three veggie roast dinner, but Chin Chin knows how to put on an epic Sunday spread. Running each Sunday, head into this Surry Hills haunt for their own version of a Sunday Roast, with their Piggyback Sundays FEED ME menu. It features char-grilled octopus with pumpkin, roast pork with steamed pancakes and hot and sour herb salad. The team has also buddied up with Four Pillars to bring ham lovers a gin-focused cocktail menu featuring the newly released third ‘official’ vintage of their epic Bloody Shiraz Gin. Bookings can be made of any group size, with seatings available for lunch and dinner. To reserve your place, click here.
Chin Chin Sydney, 69 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills, 02 9281 3322, https://www.chinchinrestaurant.com.au/sydney/
Four in Hand Hotel, Paddington
Paddington’s beloved Four in Hand Hotel has your Sundays sorted, with a changing Sunday roast menu week to week. Starting from 12pm, $24 will get you the kind of roast that reminds you of home. Think golden roasted potatoes, a thick rich gravy paired with a luscious glass of red and you’ve got your Sunday sorted. To book a table, click here.
Four in Hand, 105 Sutherland st, Paddington, 02 9326 2254, http://fourinhand.com.au
Manly Wharf Bar, Manly
A short ferry ride from Sydney’s CBD will land you at beautiful Manly. Only a stones throw from the ferry terminal is Manly Wharf bar, a beloved stomping ground for North-side Sunday session enthusiasts. For a different kind of sesh, why not try their signature Sunday rotisserie menu. For $20pp, enjoy a hearty plate of rotisserie meat, complete with all the trimmings, seasonal veggies and gravy. Team it with a glass of house wine for an additional $5. Manly Wharf Bar’s Sunday Rotisserie is available for lunch and dinner.
Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, 02 9977 1266, http://manlywharfhotel.com.au
The Bucket List, Bondi
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. Each Sunday, $25 will get you the ‘roast of the day’, complete with all the trimmings. Think roast beef with Yorkshire puddings, garlic potatoes, honey mustard carrots and peppercorn sauce. The Bucket List’s roast special starts from 11am each week and continues until sold out.
The Bucket List, The Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach, 02 9365 4122, http://www.thebucketlistbondi.com
Tudor Hotel, Redfern
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 ($20). 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
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 ($22). With lush interiors and a welcoming community pub atmosphere, swing by from 11:30am onwards for some good old fashion hearty fanfare.
The White Horse Hotel, Surry Hills
Keep your eye out for the gleaming horse statue resting atop this Surry Hills gem. With Chicken & Sons behind the food menu at The Horse, you know you’re in for a treat. The Sunday roast menu, coming in at $22pp, includes pink roasted beef, duck fat roasties, market vegetables, a Yorkie Pudding and lashings of Grandma’s gravy. The Sunday roast special is available from 12-8pm or until sold out, every Sunday.
The White Horse Hotel, 381 Crown Street, Surry Hills, http://chickenandsons.com/
Courthouse Hotel, Newtown
The ‘courty’ as it’s known by locals is popular not only for its extensive drinks offering and fairy lit beer garden, but also its comforting bistro menu. On Sundays, get your hands on the ultimate Sunday roast for $25pp. The meat changes week to week, but you can expect all the typical trimmings, including roast veggies and gravy.
Courthouse Hotel, 202 Australia Street, Newtown NSW 2042, http://www.courthousehotel.com.au/
The Royal Dudley
Marking one of Sydney’s oldest and most loved watering holes is the Royal Dudley. Running every Sunday is their $25 roast special, which features roast pork with crackling, crispy potatoes, roasted carrots, finished with lashings of gravy.
The Royal Dudley, 263 Jersey Road, Woollahra, http://www.lorddudley.com.au/