Us Northern folk sure do love our roasts. Nothing quite beats a hearty serving of meat, roast potatoes and a crispy Yorkshire pudding drenched in gravy on a chilly Sunday afternoon.
And if you’d rather venture out of your kitchen and let someone else do the hard work (since Sunday’s are for relaxing, after all) Leeds has got you covered.
Proudly serving great food, craft beer and facilitating good times, The Adelphi might not spring to mind as the best place to head for Sunday roast, but this enchanting Victorian tavern will surprise you.
Tuck into a tasty choice of succulent beef or juicy chicken, served alongside homemade Yorkshire puddings, seasonal veggies and lashings of gravy.
3-5 Hunslet Road, LS10 1JQ
The Queen o’ t’ owd Thatch
This modern dining pub may be a little off the beaten track, but it’s worth the trip out of the city centre to sample some its delicious, locally sourced food.
You can expect their take on meat and all the trimmings to really hit the spot. Plus, it has a brilliantly Yorkshire name.
101 High Street, South Milford, LS25 5AQ
Town Hall Tavern
Serving all the pub classics, the Sunday roast is the crowning jewel of Town Hall Tavern’s quintessentially British menu.
Offering a selection of Yorkshire Dale roast beef, chicken breast with homemade stuffing, or pork loin served with crackling and homemade apple sauce, meat lovers are spoilt for choice – but they can also cook up homemade nut roast to cater for vegetarians.
Served with all the works, you’ll be full to bursting but incredibly satisfied.
17 Westgate, LS1 2RA
The New Conservatory
It’s one of Leeds’s oldest bars and, with its cosy mahogany décor (complete with packed bookshelves lining the walls) it certainly has that charming old-worldly feel.
Look forward to a choice of chicken breast, beef, pork or vegetable nut roast, complete with a generous Yorkshire pudding and a helping of veg.
This place also boasts a gluten-free menu, so nobody has to miss out on the Sunday celebrations.
Albion Place, LS1 6JL
The Cross Keys
It was the only pub in Leeds to feature in Michelin Guide’s Eating Out in Pubs 2017 and with such a glorious roast on their menu, it’s easy to see why.
Award-winning for a good reason, The Cross Keys cooks up a roast dinner done right.
107 Water Lane, LS11 5WD
Whitelock’s Ale House
First founded in 1715, Whitelock’s is the oldest pub in Leeds and is still full of character.
Their extensive Sunday menu includes the classic roast, with a choice of three meats and a vegetarian option, complete with a generous helping of trimmings.
Wash it down with one of their local ales for the ultimate Sunday afternoon treat.
Turks Head Yard, Briggate, LS1 6HB
Bar 166 & Bistro
Nestled away in the pretty town of Horsforth, this bistro is a sleek and stylish refuge for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
The Sunday roasts here cost a very reasonable £9.90, and with their plentiful portions it’s certainly good value for money.
166 Town Street, Horsforth, LS18 4AQ
Crowd of Favours
Known as a great place to chill out and unwind, this laidback venue is the perfect Sunday haunt.
While their eclectic collection of beers and spirits, along with live music and cinema nights, may entice people through the doors, Crowd of Favours also do a mean Sunday roast.
Taking a slightly more adventurous approach to the classic favourites (incorporating the likes of lavender, spices and beer infused gravy into the mix) it’s a refreshing take on the traditional Sunday staple.
Harper Street, LS2 7EA
The Mustard Pot
Boasting an impressively hefty Sunday menu, you’ll find a choice of five meat options at this charming Georgian-style pub, along with their signature vegetarian nut roast.
As well as the standard beef and pork, diners can indulge in lamb, turkey or honey glazed Yorkshire gammon, for a taste of something a little different.
20 Steinbeck Lane, LS7 3QY