No matter the time of year, it’s always time for a Sunday roast. Providing it’s Sunday, of course. We’ve spent most of the winter hunting out the very best in and around Manchester, and it’s no spoiler to say we’ve found some of the best around, either through word of mouth or first-person sampling. And there’s even more lined up, so keep checking back for the latest Sunday roast news, hot off the press.
We have all different kinds, from the very traditional – here’s looking at you, Black Friar – to glorious mash-ups of cuisines at top-tier venues like Nam and Ashas.
So clear the next few Sundays from your calendar and get booking. Manchester has some of the finest roast dinners in the North, and we’re here to help you discover the one that’s most up your street.
Here are our picks
FOLK Didsbury, 169 - 171 Burton Road, Manchester, M20 2LN - Visit now
Folk Didsbury had a solid reputation way back in the 00s. They’ve simply built on that, with great food options, a superb-looking venue and some of the happiest, friendliest staff for miles around. When it comes to Sunday roasts in South Manchester, Folk has it nailed.
Ducie Street Warehouse, Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St,, Manchester, M1 2TP - Visit now
The whole meal is perfect to slowly graze upon on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Don’t plan anything for the rest of the day, simply pair it with a glass of wine or a beer from the bar and end your week knee-deep in the very best of the deadly sins: sloth.
Groobarbs Field Kitchen, Wild Farm, Mag Ln, High Legh, Groobarbs , Knutsford, WA16 0AA - Visit now
There’s something truly special about eating dishes created with ingredients freshly picked from the farm and prepared on-site, but combine that with the next-level ideas and cooking skills of the kitchen team and you’ve got yourself one of the finest Sunday lunches in all the land.
Maray Manchester, 14 Brazennose St, Manchester , M2 6LW - Visit now
Maray is one of the greatest additions to Manchester’s food scene in a long time. The food is beautiful and delicious, the venue and staff are a delight and now they’re putting out one of the city’s top-tier Sunday roasts. Is there anything they can’t do?
Libertine, Withington Library, Withington, Manchester , M20 3BQ - Visit now
Withington’s Libertine serves up a number of superb Sunday roast dinners, which all come with roast potatoes, honey-glazed carrots, savoy cabbage, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. They’re served from 12pm to 8pm, and you can dine by candlelight in these later hours. Tuck into either; Hereford sirloin of beef, with horseradish crème fraîche; Tamworth pork belly, with roasted apple sauce; brined half of chicken, with a bread sauce; whole roasted chicken (to share between four) and for the vegan/vegetarian option, roasted harissa cauliflower.
Asha’s, 47 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 3NG - Visit now
Asha’s is an Indian food institution, and rightly so. It makes the most of its high profile by teaming its elegant interior with friendly staff who are up there with the best. And now it’s showcasing a special Sunday roast menu, ideal as the wet and cold autumnal months roll in.
Canvas Manchester, Circle Square, Oxford Rd, Manchester , M1 7FS - Visit now
As well as all-week breakfasts, coffees and smoothies, the relatively new Canvas Bar and Kitchen also serves up high-quality roast dinners on Sundays. Choose between chicken, beef or vegan cauliflower steaks, with all the traditional trimmings, including sweet carrots, tenderstem broccoli, fluffy roast potatoes and plenty of rich gravy.
The Edinburgh Castle Pub, Henry St &, Blossom St, Manchester, M4 5AW - Visit now
The perfect setting for a Sunday Roast, Edinburgh Castle offers a variety of dinners to select from, such as; butter roasted cinderwood celeriac, with a vegan option available, roasted fore rib of beef and Swaledale leg of lamb – all served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, January king cabbage and Tropea onion.
Peru Perdu, The Cotton Factory, 74 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6JD, Manchester, M1 6JD - Visit now
On Sunday, the wonderful Peru Perdu offers a range of roast dinners, such as pollo tigre de leche (Tiger milk roast chicken, half or whole) churrasco picanha (36-hour marinated rump cap) or vegan chimichurri cauliflower. All are finished with roasties, Yorkshire puddings, honey-glazed carrots, parsnip, broccoli and gravy. Excitingly, it’s also dog friendly, so when dining with their owners, pampered pooches can expect a complimentary choice of beef or chicken roast dinner, served with vegetables and bone gravy.
Australasia, The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AP - Visit now
If you’re tired of the standard Sunday roast – and come on, there are only so many ways of combining roast chicken and mash – then Australasia provides the perfect alternative. It has a well-deserved reputation as one of the city’s better high-end restaurants, and they’ve just stepped up with one of the most moreish and memorable ways to punctuate your week’s eating.
The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 7HE - Visit now
One of the more celebrated food offerings at the Deaf Institute is their Sunday lunch. This isn’t the bog standard English breakfast or Sunday roast, this is the Vegan Hangover, which unsurprisingly features an all-vegan menu. Meat-lovers needn’t be apprehensive, this is some of the most inspiring food in Manchester, vegan or not.