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York’s Best Roasts: Where To Go for a Delicious Sunday Lunch in York

There’s nothing quite like a good Sunday Lunch and there’s no better place to spend a Sunday than in York. The combination of a cosy pub, devouring delicious food and spending time with your loved ones is hard to beat. From classic pubs to more fancy eateries, there is a multitude of restaurants that are sure to make your mouth water. If you’re looking for the perfect Sunday lunch and to get that all important roast potato fix, there’s no shortage of great spots for a delicious roast in York.

November 13, 2023


The Pearly Cow at No.1 Guesthouse

Clifton, York, YO30 6AA

If you want to have Sunday Lunch in style, head to the The Pearly Cow at No.1 Guesthouse and receive the warmest of welcomes. Situated in a Grade II Listed Regency townhouse of stately proportions and head-turningly good looks, their Sunday Roast promises great things from the off. Enjoy more of what you love with award-winning quality meat, perfected gravies, vegetables, sauces, stuffings and puddings, their traditional roasts definitely bring a wonderful close to the week. The Sunday lunch menu is served every Sunday between 12pm and 3pm and there’s always a non meat option on the menu too.

The Botanist

15 – 19 Stonegate, York, YO1 8ZW

On the corner of Little Stonegate, The Botanist pull out all the stops with their Sunday Roast menu with two courses for £23.50 or three courses for £29.50. Choose from delicious starters such as salt and pepper chicken wings and calamari before getting stuck into the main event. Expect a choice of beef, lamb, pork and chicken served with all the trimmings. Those who don’t want a roast can choose something from the slightly reduced a la carte menu.

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Bosun's Restaurant

The Boatyard, Ferry Lane, Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 2SB

End your weekend in style with one of York’s best Sunday lunches and if it’s spectacular surroundings you’re after, then you have made the right choice. Situated in an idyllic location on the River Ouse, Bosun’s Restaurant welcomes you with open arms for an incredible lunch every Sunday. A Sunday lunch here consits of a two or three course affair, with their menu drawing from Yorkshire’s abundance of fresh and delicious produce. From a chicken liver pate and prawn cocktail to begin with, followed by a selection of traditional mains including roast topside of beef and a pork loin. And if you’ve got room for more, I’d finish with their salted chocolate delice.

The Whippet Inn

15 North Street, York, YO1 6JD

Another worthy addition to this list is The Whippet, a characterful spot offering a quality food menu and a great drinks selection. They’ve got a three-course menu option for £26 and all options come with garlic and herb roast potatoes, honey and fennel roasted carrots, braised red cabbage, cauliflower cheese gratin and balsamic roast onions. A relaxed gastropub offering a first-class service, The Whippet is an excellent place to enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch.

Guy Fawkes Inn

25 High Petergate, York, YO1 7HP

This cosy pub is nestled in York’s popular Low Petergate, a stone’s throw from York Minster. Sunday roasts at the Guy Fawkes Inn feature classic cuts all served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and lashings of gravy. Pair with wines from an impressive drinks list to enhance your dining experience. You’ll thank yourself for saving space for their sticky toffee pudding.


Skeldergate, York, YO1 6DU

Flying the flag for locally sourced produce, Middleton’s gets top marks for its classic menu of brilliant flavours and locally sourced produce. Start your Sunday lunch off right, it is the perfect option if you’re dining with friends or celebrating a special occasion. Full of English favourites, choose from roast beef, honey glazed York ham and Yorkshire puddings filled with all the trimmings. If you fancy something a little bit different, try the spinach and butternut squash risotto.

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The Fat Badger

High Petergate, York, YO1 7EH

A restaurant overlooking the city with delicious a la carte food, The Fat Badger is tucked away within the historic bar walls and serves up a Sunday lunch menu boasting local and seasonal produce. Home to one of the best beer gardens in the city, you can enjoy unrivalled views of York Minster whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy the characterful charm. With the classic options, roast rump of beef and slow cooked pork loin served with all the trimmings, there are lots of alternative main courses and smaller plates available as well.

Malmaison Bar and Grill

Rougier Street, York, YO90 1UU

What could be better than refuelling after some retail therapy than with a delicious Sunday lunch? Located within the 4-star Malmaison hotel, The Bar and Grill pride themselves on creating dishes that are bursting with flavour. Sunday lunch consists of a three-course meal priced at £32.60 per person or £27.50 for two courses. They have all of your classic dishes, from sirloin of beef to corn fed chicken, their roast dinners are a thing of beauty. With elegant service and stunning surroundings, it is the perfect spot for a Sunday Lunch in York.

The Star Inn the City

Museum Street, York, YO1 7DR

Famed for its riverside terrace, the Star Inn the City is also fantastic for a Sunday lunch. Everything comes with duck fat potatoes, buttered seasonal greens, proper gravy a Yorkshire pudding. It’s quality all the way from head chef Andrew Pern, the Star Inn is recognised as one of the best restaurants in York. Pick from starters such as ham hock terrine before tucking into the main event. For seafood lovers, the menu includes a succulent loin of North Sea Stonebass, served with confit morteau sausage, madeira wild mushroomss, charred hispi and truffle dressing. For afters, there’s a coholcate orange cake and plenty of decadent desserts for those who still have room to spare.

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Little Stonegate, York, YO1 8AX

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre into a calm and relaxed space, Forage is more than good food and drink. Roasts are served every Sunday from 12pm – 4pm, with a focus on locally sourced and foraged ingredients adding exciting and fresh flavours to their menus. Served with all the trimmings, rosemary and garlic roast potatoes, fresh vegetables and a Yorkshire pudding. Vegetarians can also enjoy a delicious chestnut mushroom, kale and squash filo pie.

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November 13, 2023