* Updated for 2018
Sydney’s Best Roasts
As the weather cools, we always look forward to warming up with our favourite winter dishes. None more comforting than the traditional Sunday roast. Think tender meat – be it chicken, beef, lamb or pork (we’re not fussy), crisp and sweet roast veggies and decadent gravy. Food really doesn’t get much better in winter than a roast, does it?
Whilst some of us may be able to cook a roast in our own homes, often we find with our busy lives we simply do not have the hours required to perfect this comfort dish. But, never fear.
We’ve come up with our Top 10 list (in no particular order) for the best Sunday roasts in town. Now you can eat a roast every week. Mum would be proud.
- THE LOCAL TAPHOUSE
The Taphouse serves up roast beef and pork belly every Sunday for lunch from 12pm until sold out (usually around 6pm). You can also host your own roast for groups of 10 or more.
122 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst / (02) 9360 0088
- WOOLWHICH PIER HOTEL
Traditional roasts are served up on Sundays, with a choice of a rack of pork or a saddle of lamb, from 12pm until late. Plus, you can enjoy live accoustic acts from 2.30pm.
Woolwich Pier Hotel website
2 Gale Street, Woolwhich / (02) 9817 2204
- FOUR IN HAND HOTEL
Every Sunday roast lamb or chicken is served with all the trimmings until sold out (usually by 6pm).
Read more about Four in Hand Hotel
105 Sutherland Street, Paddington / (02) 9326 2254
- ALFRED HOTEL
Our favourite home Chef Jamie Dyball (from Jamie’s Delights) is now cooking up a storm at the Alfred Hotel. He’s serving up a traditional roast every Sunday, complete with all the trimmings, including handmade gravy and Yorkshire pudding for a bargain price considering the quality! (P.S – we hear the Alfred Hotel is undergoing a makeover soon!)
Alfred Hotel website
51 Missenden Road, Camperdown / (02) 9557 0000
- THE BELLEVUE
Every Sunday from 12 pm until sold out The Bellevue is offering a traditional Sunday roast in all bars and restaurants. The meat will rotate from week to week. Plus, you can add a glass of Shiraz for just $5 extra!
The Bellevue Hotel website
159 Hargrave Street, Paddington / (02) 9363 2293
- RIVERVIEW HOTEL
Every Sunday the Riverview Hotel is serving up their ‘Roast at the Riv’. You can choose pork belly or a saddle of lamb served with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings. It’s served for lunch from 12-3pm and then for dinner from 6pm – until sold out. But expect to wait for your seat!
Cost: $28 downstairs / $30 upstairs
Riverview Hotel website
29 Birchgrove Road, Balmain / (02) 9810 1151
- CHARING CROSS HOTEL
The Public Bar at the Charo is serving a roast sirloin of beef with all the trimmings every Sunday.
Charing Cross Hotel website
81 Carrington Road, Waverley / (02) 9389 3093
- THE TILBURY HOTEL
On Sunday for lunch from 12 – 5pm in the restaurant, The Tilbury serves up a rotating roast menu. It gets busy, so we recommend making a booking.
Read more about the Tilbury Hotel
12 – 18 Nicholson Street, Woolloomooloo / (02) 9368 1955
- DOVE AND OLIVE
Every Sunday available from 11.30am until late, a traditional roast is served for a bargain basement price. The meat offering rotates weekly.
Dove and Olive website
156 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills / (02) 9699 6001
- THE LORD DUDLEY
On Sunday in the Garden Restaurant and in the pub, The Lord Dudley is serving up a roast meal with rotating meat selections and all the trimmings.
Read our review of The Lord Dudley Garden Restaurant
236 Jersey Road, Woollahra / (02) 9327 5399
So, embrace the cooler weather and warm up with a traditional Sunday roast at one of our favourite spots.
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