Sunday Roasts In Australia

The 25 Best Sunday Roasts In Australia

Finding the best Sunday roasts in Australia was no easy task, because the sheer volume and quality of the roast dinners here is incredible. This is a country that takes their roast dinners very seriously. And only right, too. So, as you can expect, competition is stiff, but we’ve got the best of the best.

From cosy pubs to high-end restaurants and hotels, there’ s a roast dinner on this list for everybody. A meal that gives you the perfect excuse to grab a group of friends (or family!) together and enjoy a great dining experience. What better excuse is there to hang out on a Sunday than a huge feast?

These roasts can cure hangovers, fill you up for a lengthy Sunday walk and leave you feeling seriously content. Its time to run through the best 25 best Sunday roasts In Australia

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25th. Durty Nellys – Perth

Durty Nellys pub was designed and constructed in Ireland by Irish architects, using genuine Irish materials. It was then disassembled, transported to Shafto Lane in the heart of Perth and reassembled. You couldn’t really get a more authentic Irish pub if you tried.

Their roasts are every bit as genuine, with big flavours, perfect gravy and roasties that are super crunchy on the outside and fluffy in the middle.

24th. Earl of Leicester Hotel – Adelaide

This is a unique gastropub in Parkside, Adelaide where they specialise in amazing food, craft beer and great entertainment five nights a week. It’s the sort of place where there is always something happening and a great buzz in the air.

Their roasts are beautifully presented; if you are lucky enough to snag the crispy pork you are in for a real treat. It’s best washed down with a glass of wine from their excellent list.

23rd. P.J.O’Brien’s – Cairns, Queensland

A proper bar menu with pies, huge racks of ribs and a Sunday roast all worth a try. The portions are all super generous and that includes the Yorkshire pudding which is so big you could climb into it and hide.

Finish one of these meals and you will be more than ready to drink several pints of their wonderful Guinness.

22nd. The Precinct – Darwin, NT

You’ll find this family and dog friendly venue in a stunning location on the Darwin Waterfront. They do great craft beers, cocktails and even some really good coffee, so there is something for everybody.

In terms of food there is a large bar menu with some classic dishes, but the true star of the show is the Sunday roast. It is served family style so perfect for sharing.

21st. Station Hotel – Melbourne, VIC

Station Hotel is best known for their steaks which are truly sublime and served all week long alongside some great wines. But hey, it’s on our list of the best Sunday roasts in Australia for a reason.

Every few Sundays they do a suckling pig, which people come from all over the city to try. It’s slow roasted and comes with unlimited sides. Once you’ve tried it you’ll be hooked for life. Keep an eye on their social media channels to see when it is next available.

20th. Rose & Crown Hotel – Perth, WA

Rose & Crown Hotel is one of the oldest pubs in the city and a truly impressive Western Australian landmark. The stately hotel is set on 2.5 acres and has an ideal location amongst the variety of shops and cafés gracing leafy Swan Street in Guildford.

But we’re here for the food… The roast itself is beef and classic in style with wonderful creamy mashed potatoes and some of the best gravy in the country.

19th. The Duck Inn Pub & Kitchen – Sydney, NSW

If the super succulent $26 Sunday Roast isn’t enough to tempt you in, then the $17 Craftbeer Jugs certainly will. The reality is you’ll be trying them both and utterly enjoying every mouthful.

The portions are absolutely massive with huge hunks of beef and giant Yorkshire puddings. You certainly won’t be leaving here hungry!

18th. Balmoral Hotel – Perth, WA

A great sports bar that has a family friendly atmosphere where you can catch all the big games. They also have entertainment and live music five days a week, as well as a heated courtyard so there is always something happening here.

As well as great pizzas and burgers on the menu all week long you absolutely must come in and try the weekend roast. The crackling on the pork is as crispy as you could ever imagine, with wonderfully tender and juicy meat hidden underneath.

17th. Alfred Hotel, Sydney, NSW

The Alfred Hotel is an unassuming art-deco pub nestled away from the hustle and bustle of King Street and Parramatta Road. They are known for their great selection of craft beers, superb food and being a great place to watch sport.

The food is super wholesome, with a major emphasis on sourcing only the very best ingredients. The roast chicken comes with a wonderful rich gravy that brings the whole dish together perfectly. Delicious.

16th. Fox & Hounds – Mount Tamborine, QLD

Fox & Hounds feels like stepping into an English pub, but it is located in the heart of the Aussie countryside.

The Inn was built in true English style with materials sourced from the Sussex Arms Pub in Tunbridge and has a fine collection of English memorabilia and antiques on the interior.  The authenticity extends to the Sunday roast which features perfectly cooked beef served with classic sides, and a deep rich gravy.

15th. The Palace Hotel – Melbourne, VIC

The Palace Hotel is a proper traditional local pub that ticks so many boxes, with great food, a pool table, sports on TV and a superb selection of craft beer and wine.

Their juicy roast is an affordable $17 and comes with all the trimmings. If you do happen to be there to try the pork with apple sauce, you are in for a serious treat. Easily one of the best Sunday roasts in Australia.

14th. New City Hotel – Hobart, Tasmania

You’ll love this laid-back watering hole in Hobart’s CBD, with a roaring fire, the best craft brews and delicious pub meals. The sort of place that you walk into and there is always a buzz about it.

The secret to the great food is the care they take in sourcing the very best local ingredients. You can taste the end results in their super wholesome cooking that delivers every single time.

13th. D’Arcy Arms – Gold Coast, NSW

D’Arcy Arms has everything that you could ever wish for from an Irish pub, including great music, proper pub grub and some great beers on tap. The sort of place where you’ll just never have a bad night.

The have all the classic bar dishes on the menu, but you really want to time your visit for a Sunday roast. Lovely succulent meat, perfectly crunchy roast potatoes and a delicious gravy to tie it all together.

12th. Ducks Nuts Bar & Grill – Canberra, ACT

A cracking English style pub where you can watch the big games, choose from a large selection of craft beers and indulge in some awesome bar food.

The roast features huge portions of meat and the most perfectly fluffy Yorkshire puddings you could wish for. Along with a great buzz and super service, this is a proper roast dinner you will not want to miss.

11th. Hop And Pickle – Brisbane, Queensland

Their menu revolves around a small but diverse range of generous main meals and bar fare. They place huge emphasis on sourcing the very best produce and keeping the end product affordable for their customers. It’s a win-win for us.

The roast dinner is the prime example. It comes piled high with the meat changing on a regular basis, and is served with perfect Yorkshires and a rich and sublime gravy.

10th. Endeavour Tap Rooms – Sydney, NSW

Located within the building that once housed Sydney’s longest-running colonial hotel, Seaman’s, dating back to the 1800s, Tap Rooms is the first ever location for Endeavour Brewing Co.’s own brewery.

You might come for the beer at first, but the food is the most amazing surprise. The roast is seasonal, so check if it is on the menu before arriving. Their platters are made for sharing so all the food is exactly what you need to pair those great beers up with.

9th. The Elephant British Pub – Adelaide, SA

The Elephant British Pub is a hidden gem set in the back streets of the East End of Adelaide City since 1998, which has over 30 beers and cider on tap.

The place just oozes charm and you will fall in love the second you walk in the door. Their menu is a nod to some classic British food with an Aussie slant, with the roast taking pride of place. They keep things simple and don’t overcomplicate. Just perfect every single time.

8th. Dove & Olive – Sydney, NSW

Their food all week long draws people in from far and wide, with many staying for a few lovely craft beers with their mates afterwards.

The big winner though, is the Sunday roast which is an absolute beast of a dish. The sort of food you eat to cure a hangover or indeed to set you up for a few more beers. Big portions, tasty flavours and just an all-round good eat. You’ll be raving about it being one of the best Sunday roasts in Australia.

7th. Grace Darling Hotel – Melbourne, VIC

Grace Darling Hotel does so many things well, but are especially well known for their food, live music and cocktails. All three are superb and it means there is always a buzz about the place when you walk in.

As for the Sunday feast? The roast here is served in a large hot pot-style, with everything piled high and the flavours melting together beautifully.

6th. Grain Store – Newcastle, NSW

Their big selling point is the tap list, which features 21 beauties all of which100% independently owned and 100% Australian brewed. A true Mecca for craft beer lovers in the area.

As if you needed any more excuse to visit, they trot out an incredible roast (like the short rib beef below) which makes the perfectly bedfellow for their beers. The sort of place you will instantly fall in love with.

5th. Northern Git – Melbourne, VIC

Situated in the heart of Thornbury, the Northern Git is a gastronomical delight. The Git, as it is locally known, combines great food and great drinks done perfectly with a no-nonsense approach.

Pop in on a Sunday when they are serving their roast (if you’re lucky enough you can try the pork!) and you are in for a real treat. The roast comes with all the trimmings and will leave you with a huge smile of delight on your face.

4th. Chiswick – Sydney, Woollahra, NSW

Their biggest selling point and the real magic of Chiswick is that their grower and chef work hand in hand. Fresh produce is paramount to everything they do and the end result is a beautiful, delightful and utterly fresh tasting roast.

The marriage of great produce and top-end cooking here, combined with the effortless service, means you are in for a real treat. No doubt one of the best Sunday roasts in Australia.

3rd. Cafe Catalina – The Gold Coast, NSW

The menu is seasonal and offers up some seriously amazing roasts, as well as a stellar wine and cocktail menu.

They serve up dishes like this succulent beef cheeks, double cream mash, baby carrots and peas. Not only is it home to one of the tastiest Sunday roasts in Australia, Cafe Catalina is also set up as an event space, should you want a roast dinner for a larger group of people.

2nd. The Local Taphouse – Melbourne, VIC

The Local Taphouse is a multi-award winning neighbourhood tavern celebrating the best in craft beer, food and wine. They are among the very best in all three areas, so you will be in very safe hands from the moment you walk in the door.

They do great steaks and burgers, but if you can save yourself for the mighty roast you will be a very happy camper indeed. It even comes with delicious bone marrow for scooping out.

1st. The Duke of Clarence – Sydney, NSW

Inspired by England’s most beautiful taverns, they sourced genuine antique materials from the UK to deliver a uniquely British experience hidden in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

That experience not only extends to the beers but also to their food and especially the roast dinner. This is cooking of the highest order, using the best of ingredients. Settle back into that plush chair and enjoy every single forkful of the A+ Sunday feed.

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