Best Sunday Roasts in Manchester
While Shakespeare and the Internet are both great, we think there’s only one winner when it comes to the best British invention of all time. Yes, you got it – the humble Sunday Roast. So with the weekend just around the corner, we thought we’d show you Joes up North some love and give you a rundown of the best Sunday roasts in and around Manchester. Enjoy!
Beef & Pudding
Location: 37 Booth Street, M2 4AA.
If anywhere screamed out, ‘WE DO THE BEST ROAST IN THE LAND’, it’s the aptly named Beef & Pudding. True its name, this gastro pub serves some of the best hearty meat and veg platters in the land with dishes including half a chicken with all the trimmings, roast pork belly with black pudding stuffing, as well as seasonal vegetarian roasts. Quite simply, it’s all perfect.
Location: 184 Deansgate, M3 3WB.
But if you’re on the lookout for something special, Manchester’s Hawksmoor is the place to be. Having successfully launched back in March 2015, the famed London steakhouse also brought along their stunning Sunday lunch with them for the trek up North. And it’s a winner with the star of the show being a 55 days slow-roast rump. Trimmings include duck fat roasted potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, buttery carrots and greens, and lashings of bone marrow and onion gravy. It may be £20 but to be quite frank, that’s a bargain for a place like Hawksmoor.
The Blue Pig
Location: 69 High Street, M4 1FS.
The Blue Pig has quickly become one of, if not the, most popular place to grab a roast dinner in the Northern Quarter. Though, be warned – if food not being served on plates gets your goat, The Blue Pig serves its garlic studded lamb or slow roasted pork shoulder dinners in large roasting trays. Regardless, it’s delicious. They also don’t take bookings so while there may be a small wait, it’s perfect if it’s a last minute craving!
Location: 11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB.
If you want your roast cooked in Manchester’s only INKA charcoal oven, RosyLee is your gaff! One for the meat lovers out there, your roasts will be cooked at temperatures up to 400C with a choice of locally sourced beef, chicken or lamb served from midday.
Mr Cooper’s House and Garden
Location: The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, M60 2DS.
Another more upmarket option for your Sunday roast is Mr Cooper’s House and Garden, Simon Rogan’s restaurant located in The Midland Hotel. It’s a cool place to eat with the house and gardens dating back to 1819 and as such the venue pack a load of quirky features such as an inside garden and birdhouses, as well as a 30ft tree in the middle of the dining hall. Their roast sample menu comes with a roast rib of Cumbrian beef, dripping potatoes, parsnip, savoy cabbage, heritage carrots, Yorkshire pudding and roast gravy. It’s also great value at £13.
Location: 60 Beech Road, M21 9EG.
If a place has won national awards for its roasts, we should probably feature it. And The Parlour has won their fair share of them. As well as being loved by the critics, this Chorlton favourite is equally loved by its punters. With options galore, it’s a traditional roast in the best sense of the word and it might just be the best on our list.
Location: 31-33 Spear St, M1 1DF.
If you’re after something a bit different this Sunday, the Soup Kitchen should be on your radar with their Jamaican twist on the roast. The Northern Quarter favourite serves up jerk chicken or jerk lamb shank with roast sweet potatoes, spiced butternut mash and jerk gravy which packs a real kick. There is also a bit of tradition thrown in with the mother of all Yorkshire puddings!