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12 Best Places To Get A Sunday Roast In Sydney 2022 Guide

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Need to find the best Sunday roast in Sydney? Don’t worry about having to research where to go, we have combined a list of the most amazing Sunday roasts in Sydney including a good Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings! So relax and plan the best Sunday ticking off these weekly roast venues.


What makes a great Sunday roast?

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Our site would not be complete if we didn’t bring you this legendary post about finding the best traditional Sunday roast in Sydney. We know our expat followers miss the Sunday ritual of hanging out with friends on a bit of a hangover in the pub, while finishing off a pint and a Sunday roast with all the trimmings.

We know it’s not the same as being back home, but hopefully our guide will help you feel like a little piece of home will always be with you at these pubs in Sydney we’ve found for you to continue that ritual on.

What makes the roast excellent is if each element is cared for, from slow roasting the meat such as a roast beef or a crispy roast pork and making the gravy from scratch to nailing the perfect crispy roasted potatoes. For me, if the seasonal vegetables are seasoned well or roasted with as much care as the meat such as honey glazed carrots or cauliflower cheese, then you are onto one mean Sunday roast!


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1. Step into a country British pub at The Lord Dudley, Woollahra

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The Lord Dudley is one of our favourite places and features in a few Londoner in Sydney articles. It is one of the best British pubs in Sydney and we may be biased but it is pretty much guaranteed they will do a delicious roast every time.

For $26, you can get a roast chicken or juicy roast pork belly with roast pumpkin, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, gravy and apple sauce. Top this off with their cosy British pub interior, fireplace, British ales and board games and you have got yourself an awesome Sunday afternoon; I can say from experience it is well worth it.


2. Wash down a roast with a craft beer flight at The Taphouse, Darlinghurst

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The head chef Axel Chilton creates his English-style weekly roast inspired by his Grandma’s secret recipe, so it is not a surprise this place made it onto our list of incredible Sunday roasts in Sydney.

No word of a lie, The Taphouse do the best Yorkshire pudding I have had in Sydney, they are enormous and delicious. Usually offering three options, tender beef brisket, roast pork with crackling and a vegan lentil loaf, their weekly roast is served with all the trimmings and smothered in gravy. With over 60 craft beers to try, I can guarantee you will have a perfect Sunday.


3. Gorge on a giant Yorkshire pudding at The Foresters, Surry Hills

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The only thing better than a delicious roast is if you serve the gravy smothered dishes in a giant house made Yorkshire pudding! The Foresters in Surry Hills is taking, arguably, the best part of a pub roast and making it the main event. Join The Foresters for their rotating roast menu complete with crispy potatoes and seasonal vegetables.


4. Get your Pigs in Blankets fix at The Duke of Clarence, CBD

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The Duke of Clarence is inspired by an 18th-century English tavern with original furnishings shipped from the UK dating over 100 years. The whole menu is British pub-style and you can drink British beer, gin, mulled wine and scotch.

They are often named the best Sunday roast Sydney has to offer; curated with care and serving all the trimmings including dutch carrots, honey roasted parsnips, beef fat roasted potatoes and the dream side; pigs in blankets!

Whether you choose their beef sirloin, roasted lamb leg or roasted pumpkin and wild rice; I’m sure you will go home with a very happy belly.


5. Eat a roast ALL weekend at Dove and Olive, Surry Hills

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You read that right, Dove and Olive in Surry Hills serve their pub roast all weekend long, just in case you are having a Sunday feeling on a Saturday. Serving a lamb, roast beef or a roast veg loaf with all the pub roast trimmings and gravy. I personally could eat a traditional roast dinner every day of the week so I am all in with this weekend roast concept!


6. Enjoy live music with your roast at The Riverview Hotel, Balmain

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Relax on a Sunday with a live music soundtrack, The Riverview sessions change weekly supporting local artists. Their Sunday roast is traditional beef brisket, baked vegetables, seeded mustard jus and a house made Yorkshire pudding.

If you really want to push the boat out, they offer a whole roasted suckling pig for a booking of 10 or more, served with roast potatoes, baby carrots and broccolini; what a treat!


7. Have a curated Sunday Roast from The Botanist, Kirribilli

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The Botanist is a beautiful restaurant inspired by the British botanist Gerard Fothergill who travelled the world researching fine foods, spices and herbs. Any restaurant that pays homage to a botanist must put a lot of care and thought into their Sunday roast, right?

Relish their delicious beef sirloin, roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli, Yorkshire pudding and gravy with a side of live music from their Sunday sessions.


8. Take your pooch with you to Alfred Hotel, Camperdown

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For only $20, you can bag yourself a sumptuous Sunday roast with all the trimmings, what a bargain! The weekly roast special changes each week but always comes with the all-important Yorkshire pudding. With their ever-changing craft beer specials and allowing all furry friends in the pub, you will be sure to have the best Sunday at The Alfred.


9. Taste a smoking Sunday Roast at The Oxford Tavern, Petersham

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Every Sunday, the team at The Oxford Tavern fire up their custom-built black betty smoker to make their incredible rotating roast, from well cooked pork belly to tender beef brisket.

This re imagined Sunday roast smokes the meat overnight for anywhere between 6 and 14 hours, I bet your Nan did not make her roast like this! Enjoy it all with roast veggies, Yorkshire pudding and gravy, and let’s not forget their flavoursome Vegan options.


10. Dine in 1950s New York Style at The Roosevelt, Potts Point

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The Roosevelt oozes charm and Art deco glamour and serves curated drinks and fine food until late into the night. Join them on a Sunday for their weekly roast special served with seasonal vegetables, roasted pumpkin, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings! You can spend the full day here sampling their incredible cocktail menu or book into a whiskey masterclass.


11. Devour hearty pub roasts at Coopers Hotel, Newtown

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For $22 only, you can buy yourself a ‘Nan style’ roast at Coopers Hotel in Newtown complete with roasted meat, mint or apple sauce, roasted pumpkin, green beans, cauliflower cheese and Yorkshire puddings. No fuss, hearty pub roasts are what Sundays are all about!


12. Support independent businesses at Endeavour Taprooms, The Rocks

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The Endeavour Taprooms source, support and serve only Australian-owned independent brews and their own brewery, what could be better to wash down Sunday roasts in Sydney? Their delicious roast serves mouth-watering roasted meat and roast veggies with so much flavour, paired with thick gravy and Yorkshire puddings. This is one of the best Sunday roasts you cannot miss.

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Check out our Sydney Food Guides to discover more of our favourite Sydney restaurants and cafes to get your food fix! Here are a couple of guides to get you started!

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This article is written by Londoner In Sydney team member, Amii Freeman.

Hi I’m Amii! I’m from Darlington in the North East of England. I moved from London to Sydney in 2019 for a slower pace and to be by the coast, without having to give up my love of cities. My passion is in film and TV, I screen-write and act as much as I can. In my spare time I love trying new food, exploring new places, kayaking, hiking and cycling. Follow me on Instagram @amiifreeman!

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