Sydney’s Best Sunday Roasts

Eat, Food Guide, Guide, Sydney, Winter Guide / 1 May 2022

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 weekend 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.

Watson EQ, Moore Park

Every Sunday from 11:30am, Moore Park’s local pub is serving up a delicious roast with a rotating menu each week. Expect meats including beef rump cap, crispy pork belly and slow-roasted lamb shoulder served with roasted vegetables and Yorkshire pudding, and drizzled in sauces like red wine jus, cider gravy, mint jelly and more. There are also weekly wine specials to match and acoustic performances on the deck from midday. Find out more here.

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Dove & Olive, Surry Hills

A full Sunday roast for $25.90 you say? It goes without saying that Dove & Olive offers their patrons some serious bang for their buck. On the weekends from 11am, take your pick from lamb, beef or vegan veggie roast. Team it with a beer from their 26 rotating taps and you’re in for the perfect close to the week. Find out more here.

East Village, Balmain

Balmain’s favourite local East Village knows how to put on a stellar Sunday roast. Swing by for a nourishing Sunday roast with all the trimmings for $28, served alongside their stellar selection of pub classics. Find out more here.

The Duke of Clarence, CBD

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 Roast Sunday menu. Take your pick from the British bred roast beef sirloin, the roast pork belly, or the roast leg of lamb (all $31). 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 ($26). Find out more here.

The Kurrajong Hotel, Erskineville

Nestled in the heart of leafy Erskineville, The Kurrajong Hotel is a friendly neighbourhood pub attracting crowds of locals every night of the week (pups and bubs included). Round out your weekend with a serve of their Sunday Roast, served all day Sunday until sold out ($25 per person). Find out more here.

The Trinity, Surry Hills

Settle in on Sundays at The Trinity for their famous Sunday Roast with all the trimmings. Feast on your choice of succulent beef or crispy roast pork, best enjoyed with a pint of Surry Hill’s Finest Guinness. Available from 12pm until sold out. Find out more here.

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The Lord Dudley, Woollahra

Marking one of Sydney’s oldest and most loved pubs is The Lord Dudley. Running every Sunday is their $25 roast special with two options to choose from. Chow down on the roast pork loin with roasted potatoes, pumpkin & greens, Yorkshire pudding, apple sauce and gravy or opt for the roast lamb rump with all the trimmings. Find out more here.

The Oxford Tavern, Petersham

This proudly local pub in Petersham knows the way to your hungover hearts with a hearty Sunday smokehouse 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. Find out more here.

Forrester’s, Surry Hills

Forrester’s is serving up debatably the best roast of all time and it’s available 7 days a week. Chef Patrick Friesen has created the Big Yorkie featuring melt in your mouth roast beef, perfectly cooked veggies, golden roasted potatoes and gravy, all served in a big Yorkshire pudding. With its light and crunchy top, and soft and gooey inside, it’s one of the most comforting dishes you’ll ever consume. Find out more here.

The Sailor, Northbridge

For North Shore locals looking for a delicious Sunday roast, look no further than The Sailor kitchen and bar. Since partners Kieran and Rob took over the venue in 2019, they have been bringing a taste of their hometown of Brighton in the UK to Northbridge residents. For a top-notch roast and perfect Yorkshire pud, this is the spot to head. Plus with over 25 gin varietals on the menu and regular live music on Friday nights, you won’t regret a trip to the bustling reimagined destination. Find out more here.

The Tilbury, Woolloomooloo

If you’re looking for a Sunday roast but a little bit fancy, we’d head straight to The Tilbury. The team is known for modernising classic pub dishes and their Sunday roast is no exception. The menu rotates each week with dishes including roast chicken, Coorong beef sirloin, pork loin and roasted Lamb leg. The roast is available for lunch between 12pm and 3pm. Find out more here.

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