There’s nothing more comforting…or more British…than a Sunday Roast. We’ve scoured the city for some of our favourites. This isn’t an exclusive list of everywhere but just a few places you can experience the ultimate Sunday meal. In no particular order they are:
- Brasserie Brunel – The Royal Hotel, Manvers Street
Set within The Royal Hotel the Brasserie Brunel is open to residents and non-residents alike and is certainly making a name for itself in the quality of the food it’s producing and the friendliness of the staff. This is more than just a hotel! On Sundays, you can tuck into a choice of 3 locally reared meats, served with a selection of local and seasonal vegetables, plus all the trimmings (gravy, home-made Yorkshire Pudding, sauces etc…), for a fantastic £8.95 per person. If you’ve room for dessert, they start from £4.95. Best to book a table as this is a popular venue. Mothering Sunday lunches are also advertised on their website.
Tel: 01225 463134
Sunday Roast – Served every Sunday between 12 noon and 5pm in the Brasserie Brunel
Veggie Option available (please advise on booking)
- Chez Dominique – Argyle Street
This may be a French inspired Bistro but the Sunday roast here can’t be beat for succulent aged Beef and local Pork, plus there’s always a Fish and Vegetarian option available. Located near to the ever-popular Pulteney Bridge and Bath Rec it’s the perfect spot for great food and watching the world go by. Starters, Mains and Desserts are all priced separately, with Main courses starting from £12.50. Only having been open a year this restaurant is certainly making a name for itself with innovative and perfectly executed cuisine.
Tel: 01225 463482
Sunday Roast – Served every Sunday (and A la Carte available) between 12 noon and 4pm.
- Marlborough Tavern – Marlborough Buildings
Set just around the corner from the iconic Royal Crescent, the Marlborough Tavern prides itself on freshly prepared food and great service. It’s also one of the few pubs in the city that have its own garden which is perfect on a sunny day. A classic Sunday Roast is a pub Sunday roast and here you can tuck into the popular Chicken, Beef or Pork options (£15 each), or perhaps dine on a Butternut Squash Wellington or Battered Ling and Chips. Vegetables and Potatoes are included with the Roasts, but you can order a Garden Salad or Triple Cooked Chips depending on if you’re trying to be naughty or nice!
Tel: 01225 423731
Sunday Roast – Served every Sunday between 12 noon and 4pm.
- The Green Rocket – Pierrepont Street
Don’t let the fact this is a Vegetarian Café and Restaurant put you off trying some of the most fantastic and innovative food you can create with simply vegetables. Just because it is lacking in meat does not mean it is lacking in flavour or colour. Here in this cosy venue you can settle down to the main menu or the specials board, which often on a Sunday includes a Nut Roast to select. There are tasty curries, stews, burgers and salads to tempt you if the Roast doesn’t appeal but you can order a side of sautéed Rosemary New Potatoes to get that Sunday Roast feel. The restaurant is open from 10am for Breakfast/Brunch (until 11.30am), but the main Day Menu is available from opening until 4pm.
Tel: 01225 420084
Sunday Roast – See Specials Board – Served until 4pm.
- The Bath Brew House – James Street West
Located via a stroll through Kingsmead Square and heading towards Green Park Station where on a Sunday you can walk off your Roast with a trip around the bi-monthly Antiques Market, or Artisinal Market, the Bath Brew House is a great location to enjoy a Roast as it has an on-site brewery so you can wash down your food with a pint of their finest. Live music is also popular here on Sunday’s (from 4pm to 9pm) plus there is a large outdoor area to sit out in when the weather is fine. The roast is until it runs out, so best to book a table to ensure you get one of their delicious in-house spit-roast lunches. Snacks and A la Carte also available.
Tel: 01225 805609
Sunday Riff’s & Roast’s – Roast served from 12 noon until 5.30pm (or until the Roast runs out).
- Gascoyne Place – Sawclose
Located in the main Theatre district of Bath, Gascoyne Place is a popular venue, along with many of the other surrounding restaurants. Here you can dine on a choice of floors including in the downstairs lounge where part of the Medieval City Wall can still be viewed. Sunday Roasts are served until 4pm, but you could dine off the evening menu on a Sunday and enjoy some Live Jazz as well, the choice is yours. If you’re going for the traditional Roast then lunchtime is your best bet to try their changing selection of meats (all at £13.95), including a vegetarian option (£12.95). Prices include accompanying seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding.
Tel: 01225 445854
Sunday Roast – served 12 noon until 4pm (Sunday Live Jazz from 8pm. Evening Menu from 5.30pm to 10pm)
You’re in the perfect location for a stroll around after all that delicious food, whether exploring the parks and gardens, window shopping, or popping into a local Museum or Gallery. Once you’re feeling weary you can retire to the comfort of the 1846 Lounge at The Royal Hotel where you can divulge in a digestif or two, then head up to your room to sleep off your relaxing Sunday in Bath.
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(Photographs copyright Catherine Pitt, Marlborough Tavern, Gascoyne Place, Green Rocket Cafe, The Bath Brew House)