Now the colder temperatures have well and truly set in, few things can compete with a hearty Sunday lunch. Roasties and gravy spilling over the sides of the plate, towers of Yorkshire puddings and waistbands firmly of the elasticated variety.

We’ve picked out a few of our favourite spots for Sunday lunch around Manchester, from the traditional to more adventurous Vietnamese twists…

Edinburgh Castle

With Shaun Moffat at the kitchen’s helm, it’s no surprise that the Sunday roast at Edinburgh Castle is pretty much perfection. Shaun comes from Shoreditch’s Manteca, which was awarded a Bib Gourmand and came in at number 11 in the National Restaurant Awards ‘Top 100’…so pretty capable hands.

Like the rest of the menu, quality is very much at the forefront of the roast. High-quality ingredients are cooked flawlessly and heaped on generously, while Edinburgh Castle’s dimly lit upstairs dining room offers a gorgeous setting for any lazy Sunday afternoon.

19 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5EP

Messing with the tried and tested formula of a Sunday dinner in Britain is stepping into very risky territory. That means for anyone who does dare to do so, you best come up with something pretty special.

Kudos then, to the folks at NAM for stepping up to the plate with their Vietnamese take on a dish that’s nothing short of a national treasure and one that means so much to so many up and down the UK.

Punters can choose between three protein options; 5-Spice & Soy Braised Tofu, Half Roast Chicken with Nam’s Signature House Rub or Crispy Skin Char Sui Pork Belly. Whatever you opt for, the spicy gravy, made by reducing the restaurant’s signature pho broth, is a masterpiece.


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Unit 2, 33 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ

There aren’t many names in the country that command the same sort of respect on the foodie front as Hawksmoor. Naturally then, their roast is one of the best Manchester has to offer.

Hawksmoor roast their meat over charcoal to start with, a welcome step that adds an extra layer of mouthwatering flavour. Lashings of rich bone marrow gravy manage to take things up another level while the beef-dripping potatoes are worth the trip alone.

184, 186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB

When you’re plotting your next big Sunday roast outing, it’s understandable that your mind probably wouldn’t jump to an Indian restaurant. With that being said, that does mean you’d be missing out on Zouk’s mouthwatering take on the beloved British staple.

Aside from serving up some of Manchester’s finest curries, the end of every week sees the menu addition of these huge Sunday Roast Sharing Platters.

Complete with three roasted meats — leg of lamb, beef topside and chicken—each platter also comes with all the trimmings you could possibly need‚ Yorkshires, golden roasties, seasonal veg and Zouk’s famous spicy gravy, it’s all there.


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5, The Quadrangle, Chester St, Manchester M1 5QS

Already one of our favourite recent Manchester openings, Maray have managed to take things up another notch by recently introducing a Sunday lunch to their offering.

Another shout for those after something a bit different, it takes all those classic flavours of a traditional roast, and blends them with Middle Eastern spices to a devastatingly delicious effect.


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14 Brazennose St, Manchester M2 6LW
Peru Perdu

Peru Perdu’s South American flair has ensured they remain one of the most exciting eateries about, and their Uruguayan Wet Aged steaks have us returning time and time again.

On Sundays, you can grab their premium 36-hour marinaded rump cap in roast format, complete with roasties, Yorkies, honey-glazed carrots, parsnips and broccoli. The Bloody Mary bar is a nice touch too, especially for those still feeling the effects of the night before.

There’s even a Doggy Roast for your four-legged pals.


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74 Princess St, Manchester M1 6JD
Station South

One of Manchester’s more unique venues, the wonderful Levenshulme spot takes the form of a cycle cafe, meets bar, meets bike workshop, meets urban garden.

Their Sunday lunch menu is constantly rotating, with a ‘joint of the week’ supplied by the hugely-respected Littlewood’s Butchers just down the road, along with a divine beetroot wellington for the veggies among the group.

975-977 Stockport Rd, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3NP

Asha’s approach to cooking is inspired by family mealtimes, royal receptions, and cultural diversity, sentiments that they’ve now applied to the humble roast.

A clash of cuisines happens every Sunday, where diners can opt for the Tandoori Roast Chicken, featuring a duo of roast breast and leg, or Slow-Roasted Leg of Lamb with coconut beans, masala roasted heritage carrots, cumin potatoes, Indian bread and a jug of Asha’s gravy.

For veggies, Asha’s offers a Tandoori Masala Roasted Baby Cauliflower, this time, a jug of makhani gravy. There is also the option to make this dish vegan.

47 Peter St, Manchester M2 3NG

Baity has long been one of our favourite South Manchester spots, and the recent addition of their spectacular Sunday roast has only cemented that further. It comes with either 8-hour slow roasted Jericho Lamb or Miramiya Chicken, accompanied by Za’atar roast potatoes, honey-roasted carrots and parsnips, garlic and zeit tenderstem, wilter savoy, Yorkshire puds and their special house gravy.

743 Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6RN
The Jane Eyre

Nestled amongst the bustling food and drink goldmine that is Beech Road, the Chorlton incarnation of The Jane Eyre boasts what is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous restaurant interiors in all of Manchester, making it as good a setting as any to hunker down and get stuck into what is also one of the city’s best roasts.


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60 Beech Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9EG
Wed 30 Nov
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Fri 1 Sep 2023