* Updated for 2017
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.
- HOTEL CENTENNIAL
We love the Centennial’s roast though the setting is more upmarket than some. Every Sunday for lunch and dinner the Hotel Centennial is serving up a Roast of the Day with all the trimmings. Plus, they take bookings which we highly recommend you take advantage of!
Read more about Hotel Centennial
88 Oxford Street, Woollahra / (02) 9362 3838
- FOUR IN HAND HOTEL
Every Sunday in the bar only a roast is served all day. The meat and veggies change from week to week. Just call on the morning to check the menu or visit their Facebook page.
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 LOCAL TAPHOUSE
The Taphouse serves up a changing roast menu 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
- RIVERVIEW HOTEL
Every Sunday the Riverview Hotel is serving up their ‘Roast at the Riv’. You get roast beef, 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
- DOVE AND OLIVE
Every Sunday available from 11.30am until late, a traditional roast is served for a bargain basement price.
Dove and Olive website
156 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills / (02) 9699 6001
- THE TILBURY HOTEL
On Sunday for lunch from 12 – 5pm in the restaurant, The Tilbury serves up a rotating roast menu. The plates are huge, so you could easily share between two! It gets busy, so we recommend making a booking.
Read more about the Tilbury Hotel
12 – 18 Nicholson Street, Woolloomooloo / (02) 9368 1955
- THE BUCKET LIST
The Bucket List serves up a roast every Sunday all day until sold out. The menu varies, so check out their Facebook page for the days menu.
Read more about The Bucket List
The Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach / (02) 9365 4122
- MANLY WHARF HOTEL
The Manly Wharf Hotel will be serving a traditional roast on Sunday’s for lunch and dinner with all the trimmings including a glass of wine.
Read more about Manly Wharf Hotel
Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly / (02) 9977 1266
So, embrace the winter weather and warm up with a traditional Sunday roast at one of our favourite spots.
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