Nothing beats a full Sunday roast dinner, especially now the weather is dropping. As a key element of British culture, it’s important to know where to head towards to get that pub grub fix. Here are some of the regions favourite spots:

1. Hawksmoor, Deansgate

Hawksmoor has updated its slow roast rump with all the trimmings by adding an array of new side dishes, and premium feasting options for groups of two or more. 

Rewriting the rule book on what trimmings to have with roast beef, Hawksmoor stuffing is a decadent mix of bone marrow, onions, high grade beef sausage and lots of fresh herbs. Joining it are the cauliflower cheese, roasted bone marrow & onions, slow cooked with beef stock, garlic and thyme. Further new additions included the ultimate in comfort food are the rich and meaty Celeriac mash, sausage & gravy made with slow-cooked celeriac and high-grade pork.  

Served every Sunday at Hawksmoor, it’s a must try! 

2. Maray Manchester, Albert Square

The Sunday roast is as iconic as they come, comforting, symbolic and utterly delicious. Maray’s critically acclaimed roast menu is no different – with a juicy roast beef picanha, chicken roasted in rich earthy za’atar with hints of saffron and lemon and a nut roast inspired by the spiced aromatics of their staple falafel. Maray’s menu is a unique take on the traditional roast.  

We recommend their famous Medjool date bread and butter pudding, which is served with warm caramel sauce and ice cream.  

Served every Sunday at Maray Manchester.

3. Dakota

Everything you can expect from a traditional Sunday Roast, with a few classic Dakota twists. Join them in their renowned Grill: gather your family and friends and enjoy Sundays as they were meant to be - spent together. Choose from Beef, Chicken or their Nut Roast as your main and enjoy a great choice of sides and trimmings. Finish off with a choice of great desserts like sticky toffee pudding or apple and berry crumble.  

Served every Sunday at Dakota.

4. Leno at Diecast, Ducie Street

The Naples and New York inspired kitchen found in Diecast is branching out from its pizzas and small plates menu and has recently launched its Sunday roast menu.  While you can still order the usual mezzes and flatbreads, you can also choose from a range of roast options, including pork belly, 32 day dry-aged beef, garlic, thyme and lemon roasted chicken or a butterbean, leek and mushroom pie – all served with the classic trimmings. Known for its huge selection of drinks and daiquiris, you’ll discover plenty of delightful pairings to go with your roast.  

Served every Sunday at Diecast

5. Mamucium, Hotel Indigo

Placing a contemporary spin on the traditional is a concept so effortlessly accomplished at Mamucium, so it comes as no surprise to find that their newly launching Sunday lunch menu achieves just this. There’s plenty of mouthwatering dishes and exciting flavours to experience, including seared king scallops with a caviar beurre blanc sauce, treacle cured roast beef, whole roasted seabass with a crayfish and nutmeg butter, homemade beef dripping Yorkshire puddings, and orange chocolate and pistachio tart. Make sure to leave room for some excellent trimmings, and the playfully constructed desserts. Coming April 2024, with a 3-course menu and mains starting at £25.00. 

6. The Refuge, Oxford Street

The dining room within the iconic Refuge offers a number of delicious options for their Sunday roast menu. Pick between an individual roast or a roast platter for two, with a choice of mains between Lancashire beef, Garlic and thyme-roasted chicken, Yorkshire porchetta or if you’re looking for a vegan option, try the wellington, with roasted celeriac, duxelles, red onion, kale, potato. If you’re looking to upgrade your plate, fear not, there is a plethora of sides and extras you can add too.  

Don’t leave your four-legged friends behind a home, as Refuge also offer a dog roast bowl, so they’ll have their own mini roast to enjoy too!  

Served every Sunday at The Refuge.

7. Hispi, Didsbury

An award-winning bistro nestled in picturesque Didsbury is serving sensational roast options in their Sunday menu. Hispi have something for everyone, with a large choice of starters, mains, sharing plates and desserts. Depending how hungry you are, you can choose between 2 or 3 courses. With mains consisting of roast beef, pork belly, duck leg, fillet of bass or roast cabbage stuffed with wild mushrooms. The bistro pride themselves on offering delicious options made with fresh ingredients, get in touch with them to book a spot for you and your loved ones. 

Serving from 12-5pm every Sunday at Hispi.

8. Tattu

Join Tattu for an elevated dining experience as they reimagine the traditional Sunday roast with a twist. Savour a trio of Chinese-style meats with contemporary fusion trimmings, that redefine Sunday dining. Choose from roast duck, Chinese bbq pork, char siu pork or mock caramel soy beef, with Chinese inspired sides. If you’re looking for a fresh perspective on a Sunday roast, Tattu is worth a try 

Serving from 12-6pm every Sunday at Tattu.

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