Sunday Roasts in Manchester

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor

No matter what the time of year, it’s always time for a Sunday roast. We’ve spent the past few weeks and months 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 new ideas at top-tier venues like Madre, and not forgetting our current favourite week-ending meal at Albert Schloss.

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.

Our top picks

Albert’s Schloss

Albert’s Schloss, 27 Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5QR - Visit now

Albert’s Schloss does a great line in hearty meat dishes, but the pork knuckle steals the show, and then some. It’s a must for all roast dinner connoisseurs, especially if you’re looking for something to replace the common or garden chicken and beef options out there. Ausgezeichnet!

Albert Schloss

The Counter House

The Counter House, 35 Blossom St, Manchester, M4 6AJ - Visit now

Looking for one of Manchester’s best Sunday roasts? Go to The Counter House and go this very Sunday.

The Counter House


DIECAST, 51 Ducie St, Manchester, M1 2JQ - Visit now

Diecast is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing and exciting new additions to Manchester in 2023. Based on the food alone, the forecasts are very, very good. It’s clear that intense care and attention has gone into these meals, but front-of-house makes it all seem effortless, as it should be. Easily one of the city’s best Sunday roasts, and a must for all fans of those week-ending feasts.


Carvery at Freight Island

Carvery at Freight Island, Ticket Hall, Freight Island, 11 Baring St, Manchester, M1 2PZ - Visit now

The Mayfield institution is delivering the ultimate Sunday roast, one that’s a million miles from the sad old carveries that dominated the Sunday food landscape at the end of the last century. All that’s left now is to kick back and marvel that a place as sprawling as Freight Island can come up with some of the city’s finest food.

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Madre Manchester

Madre Manchester, The Churchill, 41 Chorlton Street, Kampus, Manchester , M1 3HN - Visit now

Madre’s new Sunday feast is a superb addition to the line-up. This is a meal that brings exciting new flavours and dishes into the Sunday lunch template – perfect for open-minded traditionalists and adventurous diners alike. Or, to put it another way: on the seventh day, rest a bit, then head to Madre.

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FOLK Didsbury

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.

Groobarbs Field Kitchen

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.

Groobarbs Field Kitchen
Groobarbs Field Kitchen

Maray Manchester

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?

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Black Friar

Black Friar, Blackfriars Rd, Salford, M3 7DH - Visit now

This old-school pub is back in business with praise from the highest quarters in the land (the son of a 1980s agony aunt, no less), in no small part to their truly excellent and enormously filling Sunday roast dinners.

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The Edinburgh Castle Pub

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.

Edinburgh Castle


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.

Ducie Street Warehouse

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.

Ducie Street Warehouse

El Gato Negro Tapas

El Gato Negro Tapas, 52 King Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 4LY - Visit now

El Gato offer a neat Spanish-inspired twist on the classic Sunday lunch. A must for those looking for something a little different, but not too different.

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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.

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Peru Perdu

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 roasts, 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.

Peru Perdu

HOME Manchester

HOME Manchester, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 4FN - Visit now

This acclaimed multimedia venue also has a great range of dishes on offer at its in-house restaurant, including a variety of top-class Sunday roast dinners.

HOME Manchester
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The Deaf Institute

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.

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Elnecot, 41 Blossom Street, Cutting Room Square, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AJ - Visit now

This popular Ancoats venue has a fantastic line in Sunday roasts, making it well worth a trip across town.


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