Sunday lunches are a mainstay of the end of the week but we all know that not all roasts are made equal. Even among friends there is the debate over when it should be eaten, what trimmings should go with what, and whether any can match up to a home cooked version. We can’t guarantee that any will ever match up to your favourite childhood roast, but we can show you where you’ll find the best Sunday Roasts Manchester and the surrounding area has to offer as we’ve gathered together a handful of our favourites…


Ancoats’ neighbourhood bar has quietly made a name for itself as offering much that a local should, and its Sunday dinners are no exception. It’s no surprise to see people standing outside making other plans as they’ve arrived too late to grab a table to get their much needed Elnecot roast. Starters include the hyper local Manchester smoked salmon on Ancoats rye, and mains get you all the usual with the veggie option being their nut roast, Kids aren’t expected to get a full portion, so they can get a main in reasonable size for £7. Cauliflower cheese coming as a standard is a much welcome side that we’d like to see replicated everywhere.

Elnecot, Cutting Room Square, 41 Blossom St, Manchester M4 6AJ, Tel: 07412 574324
Albert's Schloss

Known for its raucous late nights and dancing on benches, Albert’s Schloss also make a mean Sunday roast. It may come as no surprise to those who have spied its selection of meats and potatoes that a comforting Sunday is to be found in its surrounds, though its veggie option is also to be admired. Served from noon-9pm every day, the Alpine-inspired feast features Cheshire pork belly, with crackling, Lancashire beef with horseradish, and a butternut strudel with decadent truffle oil. Speaking of truffle oil – the Sformato is a side dish for those wanting to make sure they’ve had enough food for the week – a gratined truffled mash with alpine cheese – it’s the ultimate comfort food.

Albert's Schloss, 27 Peter Street, Manchester M2 5QR, Tel: 0161 833 4040
The Marble Arch Inn

Well on its way to becoming the classic roast in Manchester city centre, The Marble Brewery’s pub hosts much of what makes a great Sunday lunch. For those of us who believe Sundays and pubs should always be connected by a proper pub, Marble is the place. You can eat either in the main part of the venue, slanted tiled floors and all, or in the back with its more restaurant-y vibe. If you do eat in the back you’ll get to see first hand the piles of roasties and huge Yorkshire Puddings ready to be doused in gravy and cuts of beer and thyme roasted beef, lamb, chicken, or vegetarian wellington. If you want a pub Sunday lunch, this is very much the place.

The Marble Arch, 73 Rochdale Road, Manchester M4 4HY, Tel: 0161 832 5914
Eagle and Child

Recently named as one of The Guardian’s Top 10 beer gardens, Ramsbottom’s Eagle & Child is no stranger to awards, having also been named as The Observer’s best Sunday lunch a few years back. The years don’t seem to have weathered them as the roast is just as good as ever. This is one for those ready to while away a few hours on a relaxed Sunday (if it’s sunny taking in that beer garden) before tucking in to starters of fine fettle bon bons and mains featuring locally sourced meat. The fruit and veg is even more local, as The Eagle & Child have been growing their own in the garden for the last 5 years.

Eagle & Child, Whalley Road, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 0DL, Tel: 01706 824477

If Sunday roasts mean meat, then it’s hard to look past Hawksmoor for your fix. There are three options at the steak house – a slow roasted rump with all the trimmings is your classic roast option, whilst the slow-roasted prime rib is for those looking to push the boat out with friends. This is intended to be eaten by 2-3 people and is one of the more satisfying and decadent roasts to celebrate the end of the week with – and at £80 has a pricetag to match. Vegetarians aren’t completely ignored, with a very decent cauliflower cheese – but it’s hard to maintain that any veggie pals won’t be looking at the hunks of meat with either envy or horror, so maybe best for a group of meat lovers.

Hawksmoor, 184-186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB, Tel: 0161 836 6980
Joe Daly
Published on:
Sat 14 Dec 2019