The best thing about winter is the comfort food, and it doesn’t get much more comforting than a great big roast. Unbeatable! Here are the best roasts in all of Melbourne.
A trendy wine bar with a serious foodie focus, Neighbourhood Wine is a firm favourite with the Fitzroy locals. They serve incredible food every day, and the Sunday roast is no exception. You get a full three-course meal, and the menu changes every week – so you might find yourself tucking into a cured ocean trout entrée, a main course of slow-cooked lamb shoulder with roast chat potatoes and fluffy Yorkies, and a hearty pudding for dessert. Make sure you wear your stretchy pants!
“This is a local wine bar like no other, it’s more than a wine bar as it has a fantastic menu in addition to its wine selection. The setting is welcoming and decked out in retro themes/70s style furniture, and there’s nice blues music playing from the record player in the background. This is a great place for a lazy lunch or a drink in the evenings.” – svchu1
Mixing modern cuisine with rustic stylings, Estelle Bistro is a beautiful spot to chow down on some perfectly roasted excellence. They also have a rotating three-course menu, which you can always trust to be delicious and filled with the finest seasonal produce. One recent triumph was chicken rillettes with watercress and peas, roast chicken with swede and swede puree, and a gorgeous banana bread & ice cream dessert.
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Middle Park Hotel is known for taking classic pub grub to the next level, and everything on the menu is completely delicious. The restaurant is very cosy, with a roaring fireplace that’s just perfect for a chilly winter’s day. So take a seat by the fire and order up a Rare Breed Roast – served on Saturdays as well as Sundays. It could be anything from boutique lamb joints to beef to crackling pork, but no matter what the meat, you’re guaranteed a rich and hearty meal.
“Really enjoyed a great working lunch feed at the Middle Park Hotel. The servings were generous and incredibly filling. Loved my chicken bourguignon and the $20 steak special was perfect too. Lots of seating options, lounges and separate bar area for drinks. Friendly and attentive staff – highly recommended.” – Amanda Cassar
La Luna Bistro is a top-quality eatery up in Carlton North, with an attractive layout and plenty of natural light to show it off. The roast is a real treat, with pork loin and braised red cabbage served with juniper and macadamia nuts. Oh, and did we mention the pork was wrapped in crackling? Yes, you get all the salty, crispy goodness you can handle – so pop down any day of the week and give it a try.
“This place is lovely and the food is amazing, however the portion are not huge. We went for our wedding Anniversary Lovely for special occasions. We got 5 courses for $100.00 dollars each. The food was truly beautiful, would highly recommend. There were people with kids there so child friendly.” – Chooka74
The brainchild of Yorkshireman Michael Slade, Northern Git brings a slice of English goodness right here to Thornbury. The inside is coated with striking murals of gritty northern life, and the traditional Sunday roast comes complete with all the yummy Yorkshire sides. And yes, that means puddings. The menu changes each week, but you can call ahead to find out the meat of the day. Or just embrace the mystery and show up anyway – life’s better with a few surprises.
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