Struggling to decide where to go for your next Sunday roast? We’ve rounded-up our favourites for you to try!
Boasting one of Bristol’s best locations, Broken Dock is a firm favourite with Bristol food lovers. Overlooking the harbour, this bar and restaurant provides a warm welcome and an award-winning Sunday menu to match. Choose from an exciting brunch menu filled with delights such as avocado and eggs, steak with hollandaise sauce or banana waffles, or go all out and order a roast. With a range of starters, mains such as pork, beef or a trio of meats, and stuffed butternut squash, and sides like honey-glazed pigs in blankets, it goes without saying that booking is strongly advised.
The Clifton Sausage
For something a little different, why not head over to The Clifton Sausage? Nestled in the affluent area of Clifton Village, this Bristol institution offers you the choice of a slap-up Sunday roast or sausage and mash! Starters include fishcakes, soups, terrines and salads, making them both carnivore- and vegan-friendly, and roasts come with all the trimmings – choose from beef, pork, fish or a mushroom and leek nut roast. Alternatively, you could try some of their famous sausages – all come served with a choice of mash or champ and rich onion gravy. Desserts are, of course, exemplary – make sure you pay them a visit!
The Kensington Arms
Under the expert eye of Josh Eggleton, The Kensington Arms (or ‘The Kenny’, as it’s affectionally known) has become one of the finest places to dine in the city. Located just off of the ever-popular Chandos Road, this award-winning gastro pub serves up high-quality, sustainable food and proper roasts with all the trimmings. Starters include innovative dishes such as grilled sardines, pickles and sardine ketchup, and smoked ham hock and chicken terrine with curry mayonnaise, and roasts include rump of beef, slow-cooked shoulder of lamb and delicious vegetable Wellingtons. Desserts are reassuringly traditional and include the likes of crumble and sticky toffee pudding.
An iconic pub with a fascinating history – a famed filming location from the ’80s cult classic The Young Ones, Westbury Park is perched in a prime position in a beautiful part of Bristol. With a varied menu offering small plates, mains and sharing boards throughout the week, its Sunday menu is particularly special. Kick-off with a sherry or a bloody Mary (one free for students and NHS!) and get stuck right in with light starters such as rosemary almonds and cortijo olives. Mains include meaty offerings and a rather decadent chestnut mushroom and pecan Wellington, and there’s also a selection of fish dishes and salads to choose from.
The Christmas Steps
Situated slap-bang in the city centre, this renowned pub takes its name from its famous location – you’re unlikely to find a cosier pub this centrally! Whilst most roasts have a tendency to be a bit on the pricey side, the Sunday menu at The Christmas Steps is very affordable, and they don’t scrimp on quality or quantity either. Choose from beef brisket, braised lamb shoulder, buttermilk chicken breast or a butternut squash, red pepper and mushroom nut roast – and make sure you don’t skip dessert. With affogato and dark chocolate torte on the menu, we’re sure this is a meal you won’t want to rush.
The Old Bookshop
A south-of-the-river favourite, The Old Bookshop is a real destination for those venturing into Bedminster. Full to the brim of weird and wonderful things, it’s the perfect pub to visit for a cosy catch-up with friends and family. The roasts on a Sunday are renowned for a reason – there’s beer silverside, slow-cooked lamb leg, cider-braised pork belly, confit chicken leg and a lentil and porcini mushroom Wellington with red wine jus. All of the roasts come with a selection of seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and cauliflower cheese as standard, and there’s a huge selection of wines and local beers and ciders to choose from too.