It’s a fact of life – there’s nothing as good for the soul as a hearty roast meal with all the trimmings. You don’t need to go far in Sydney to find one, so read on to feast your eyes on the city’s best Sunday roasts.
When you like your meals with a view, the Woolwich Pier Hotel is the place for you. The Sunday roast at this elegant harbourside venue is a glorious feast, with your choice of pork belly with crackling and apple purée, or Riverine saddle of lamb with mint jelly. Both are juicy and delicious, and come complete with roast potatoes, pumpkin mash, yorkies, and all the gravy you can chug.
“Great family friendly venue with lots of different dining areas and a modern, casual setting. Facing the magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour and skyline this local pub stands on its own as a great venue for the family or a group of friends. The food is delicious, the crumbed chicken was good but the Sunday roast seemed to be extremely popular.” – atan7
With its plush sofas, homely vibes and dangling sign that helpfully reminds you to “drink beer” (as if you needed to be told, amirite?), The Local Taphouse is a winner of a pub. The food is always awesome, and their Sunday roast is perfect for a winter’s day. You can choose from either roast beef or crispy pork belly, and both are served with roasties, honey-roasted carrots, steamed broccoli and gravy. Plus you get quite possibly the largest Yorkshire pudding in the southern hemisphere. Yes please!
“Great selection of craft beers to choose from. They have downstairs as well as an outdoor rooftop bar area. If you want a table on the top floor you will need to book as they can get quite busy. Stopped by on a Sunday and one of the most popular meals coming out of the kitchen was their Sunday roast. Had the biggest Yorkshire pudding I have ever seen!” – amys_food_adventures
The Duck Inn is a spacious, modern gastropub with a mighty selection of craft ales. The food is nothing but fresh, local goodness – and it tastes amazing. You’ll definitely want to swing by for an early lunch on Sunday, as the “Duckin’ Good” Family Roast is served from lunchtime until it sells out. It’s almost as good as your nan makes, with generous serves of meat and crisp potatoes, greens and loads of gravy. And it’s only 26 bucks, too!
“Went to The Duck after a trip to the theatre across the road. I had the bangers and mash and it was tasty. Also had a bottle of wine which was equally good. There was a good wine selection and I’d visit again.” – wimnat
Craving an extra fancy Sunday roast? Then get yourself over to Four In Hand. This swanky spot carves up an incredible meal for all you roast-lovers out there – and you won’t have to break the bank to enjoy it. A mere $24 gets you a hefty serving of meat and seasonal vegies, which should leave you thoroughly stuffed for a sleepy Sunday slump.
“The Four in Hand, a true Paddington Pub! Perfect for a knock off drink or a cosy bottle of red on a Sunday arvo… This ideal winter pub has an intimate vibrant atmosphere and also serves brilliant food. Had a great bottle of red with a perfectly cooked steak… definitely get involved…” – Janoah
About as classic an English pub as you’ll find anywhere outside the UK, The Lord Dudley is a lovely spot to spend a lazy weekend afternoon. And stuff your face with juicy, juicy meat, of course! The traditional Sunday roast is available for lunch or dinner, and tends to rotate between tender roast beef and crispy pork. Both are divine, so you can’t lose! Stop by and give them a try.
“The thing I like is that it has always resisted renovating to look like so many other pubs in the area, it’s genuine old English pub feel is what the locals want and I have always had a great night here. The food has changed quieter a bit over the years but is still worth a visit downstairs to the restaurant for some good hearty meals, especially in winter.”– Pete S