Lazy Lunching: Sydney’s Best Sunday Roast
Shorties Bar & Dining
The Paddington, Paddington
The Horse, Surry Hills
The Roosevelt, Potts Point
The Paddington, Paddington
There's no better way to end a weekend than with a mouth-watering Sunday roast. From succulent roast chicken to slow-cooked sirloin, Sunday lunch isn't complete without a plate of meat and gravy. Want to know which ones are worth booking? These establishments have not only mastered the traditional roast, but they take it to a whole new level. Below are some of our favourite places to hang out come Sunday afternoon.
Shorties is Lane Cove’s only real small bar and serves up home grown wine, craft beers and innovative share plates. The space is intimate with a touch of indie and is perfect for a Sunday tipple alongside their moreish Sunday Roast. The Slow roasted beef brisket is served alongside salt & vinegar potatoes, roast carrots & gravy but the real wow factor is that it's served inside a giant yorkshire pudding!
96 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Serving up roasts teamed with golden roast potatoes and thick rich gravy, Guillaume Brahimi’s midas touch gives the Sunday roast at the Four in Hand a ring of prestige. This beloved Paddo haunt is impeccably appointed with modern touches in a simple yet considered dining space. A delectable roast with all the trimmings, and the perfect accompaniment to a bold glass of red. Exactly how Sunday's should be spent.
105 Sutherland Street, Paddington
Glammed up prohibition style gives this Potts Point venue the serious cool factor. Sink back into leather-backed chairs and hide from the world for a few hours. Their Sunday roast special sees roast beef sirloin served alongside Yorkshire pudding and all the extras, and the house strongly recommends teaming it with their very own mulled wine… it would be rude to say no.
32 Orwell Street, Potts Point
Sundays spent at Rockpool Bar & Grill is a family-style affair. Suitable for large groups, the delicious new menu features six different wood-fired roasts like Cape Grim braided beef and the decadent whole suckling pig, which can feed up to 20 guests (also available as a half). All meats are ordered on the Wednesday prior, so make sure you book in early.
66 Hunter Street, Sydney
Come 12pm, this ultra-cosy pub serves up signature roasts to crowds of Darlo diners, who queue up for hours to get a taste of the action. Serving up until around 6pm, you can indulge in their roast beef or crisp pork belly roasts. Served alongside roast potatoes, honey roasted carrot, steamed broccoli, gravy and a large Yorkshire pudding, you won’t be needing dinner – especially if you add a craft beer (or three) to your order.
122 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst
Every Sunday the Pier dishes out dozens of their famous roasts to devoted locals who appreciate just how quickly these numbers sell out. The pork belly and crackling roast is served with roast vegetables, pumpkin mash, apple puree, yorkies and gravy, while the Riverina saddle of lamb subs out the apple purée for mint jelly, and boy does it go down a treat.
2 Gale Street, Woolwich
Available each Sunday till sold out, The Horse’s Sunday roast is the stuff of legend. The Surry Hills establishment boasts one of the largest ranges of Aussie spirits and craft beer and its rooftop terrace is a total treat. Be sure to secure your seat from 12pm to enjoy pink roasted beef, duck fat roasties, market veg, yorkie pudding and Grandma's gravy.
381 Crown Street, Surry Hills
One of the Northern Beaches’ best bars, 4 Pines' Newport outpost is proving a favourite for the top end of Sydney. Think weathered wooden interiors, booth seating and lots of craft beer. On Sunday's, the roast chicken is what the locals come for. Either a half or whole, its the perfect way to end the weekend with a group of friends.
313 Barrenjoey Road, Newport
Comfy couches lined with bookcases and an intimate beer garden, The Duck Inn is one of our favourite spots to spend a Sunday afternoon. During summer make the most of the outdoor seating, and in winter get close to the firepit. To accompany the quality wine on offer, each Sunday they serve a traditional roast with all the trimmings.
74 Rose Street, Chippendale
Delicious, quirky, and innovative pub grub is the Dove and Olive’s mantra, but when it comes to the Sunday roast, nothing but a classic approach will suffice. Get your fix of the roast meat special of the week served with seasonal vegetables and all the trimmings, and you’ll be eminently comfortable and reluctant to leave the charming establishment.
156 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills
For an upscale pub experience, Merivale's The Paddington perfectly balances pub classics and Eastern Suburbs flair. Gather your friends and book in a long Sunday lunch. For $45 per person, sip on a complimentary glass of rose or beer, and make your way through a three-course feast with all the trimmings.
384 Oxford Street, Paddington