Stuck on where to go for a good roast? Here's our guide to the best in Bristol...
Whilst it’s still blisteringly cold out, there’s nothing more enjoyable on a weekend than a good Sunday roast. Thankfully, Bristol has an abundance of places serving the very best roast dinners, so we’ve done a little round-up to make choosing one that much easier.
The Clifton Sausage
A Bristol institution, The Clifton Sausage has been filling hungry bellies for years now, and, as their name suggests, they offer up some of the very best meaty delights around. Based in the affluent Clifton Village, their Sunday menu takes some beating. Starters feature fresh, seasonal dishes such as pork and chorizo croquettes and sweet potato and carrot soup, and there’s all the likely suspects such as beef and pork offered up for mains. They also have excellent vegetarian options such as a lentil and wild mushroom nut roast, or you could go all out and opt to have their famous sausages with mash or champ instead! Finish off with any of their excellent desserts and you’ll have yourself a very fine feast indeed.
For those who haven’t had the chance to get to The Malago yet, it’s a must. Situated on the bustling strip that is North Street, the pub has been taken over by the same team behind the famous Zazu’s Kitchen – so you know you’re in good hands. Priding themselves on their quality, locally sourced food, their Sunday roasts are particularly beautiful. Served with all the trimmings, you can choose from beef, pork, chicken and vegan and vegetarian options, all big portions and reasonably priced.
The Green Man
Famed for providing some of the biggest roasts in Bristol, The Green Man is one of the most popular choices in the city. Located in High Kingsdown, they are often booked up for weeks at a time, and it’s not hard to see why. The Grade-II listed pub is among the cosiest in Bristol, and offers an array of board games and excellent local ales to go nicely along with your Sunday Roast. And what roasts they are – huge portions of rare beef, pork belly, chicken and lentil and spinach loaf all come atop an array of vegetables. Definitely one to put in the diary.
Old reliable, that’s to be sure. Located in Clifton, the huge pub is a favourite with many, with their local ales, excellent beer garden and fantastic food. It is undoubtedly one of the best pubs to hole up in on a wet, cold day and their Sunday roast menu is most desirable. Huge portions include lamb, beef, chicken (with bread sauce!) and even porchetta, all served with the finest local vegetables and sauces. Couple this with a cosy table next to the fire, or outside with their industrial strength heaters, and you’ve got the recipe for the perfect Sunday.
The Bank Tavern
For something a little different, head down to the Bank Tavern. Situated in the heart of Bristol in a rather unassuming spot, it offers up a slightly more unique menu that has stolen the hearts of plenty of Bristolians over the years. Start off with pheasant agnolotti (and watch out for the shot!) and try a main of roast deer. All of their roasts come with Yorkshire puddings and the appropriate vegetables and come in at the cheapest of the bunch. Their desserts aren’t to be missed either, and there’s a fine looking cheeseboard for those who don’t fancy something sweet.