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What is Easter Sunday without a sumptuous roast, complete with all the trimmings and swimming in gravy? If you haven’t planned where to feast yet then let us guide you to the best spots in the UK for the heartiest roasts, from the traditional to the slightly more inventive. Just make sure you prepare yourself for the post-meal meat sweats. Here our are Tipps Top Ten.
Hawksmoor – Air Street, Spitalfields, Knightsbridge.
Although Hawksmoor are best known for their steaks, they also serve up a mighty delicious roast too. Their rump of Longhorn beef is cooked over charcoal, before being slow roasted and producing a real winner. The big-flavour meat comes served with a giant and chewy Yorkshire pudding, goose fat roast potatoes, vegetables and lashings of onion and bone marrow gravy. Roasts are served at the Air Street, Spitalfields and Knightsbridge venues.
The Duke of Wellington – Notting Hill
The Sunday roasts at the Duke of Wellington are worth getting out of bed for. Their pork is slow cooked and comes with pulled shoulder, and the beef is sourced from the excellent the Ginger Pig butchery. Dedication and quality is certainly not lacking here and this extends to the fluffy duck fat roast potatoes and other homemade condiments.
The Smokehouse – Islington
Meat and all things fire-inflicted are this gastropubs speciality. Rest assured that you are guaranteed to have a great Sunday roast here, even if the usually traditional dishes have been given a slight twist. You can choose from slow-smoked lamb shoulder, pork ribeye served with pulled smoked pork shoulder, or the 40 day dry-aged beef which you can choose from a different range of juicy cuts. If you are a fan of Bloody Mary’s then make sure you don’t miss the ones here.
The Jolly Butchers – Stoke Newington
Come hungry to The Jolly Butchers as this pub’s roasts are known for the impressive quantity of good quality meat, some equally enormous Yorkshire puddings and an assortment of delicately-cooked seasonal vegetables. The vegetarian nut roast receives high praise too. Rich and plentiful gravy and crispy roast potatoes accompany all the roasts and add to the appeal.
Paradise by Way of Kensal Green – Kensal Green
This pub is another one for putting their own twist on the traditional Sunday roast. Their sumptuous Paradise Sunday Roast is served with Yorkshire pudding, duck fat roast potatoes, greens, carrot puree, seasonal autumn vegetables and lashings of red wine gravy. Choose from the crispy pork belly with cider and Bramley apple sauce, garlic and lemon stuffed whole poussin, rump of lamb with fresh mint sauce or the slow cooked beef cheek with horseradish sauce. Vegetarians can opt for the equally impressive delica pumpkin, swiss chard and feta pastries.
The Lord Clifden – Birmingham
Find one of the most delicious Sunday roasts around Birmingham at The Lord Clifden. Feast on either the braised shoulder of lamb, the top side of beef, half roast chicken, slow roast pork belly or the vegetarian sausage roast. All come with seasonal vegetables, chewy Yorkshire puddings, creamy mash and deep-flavoured gravy. If you are eating consciously you will be delighted to hear you can opt for the smaller roast option here.
Gorilla – Manchester
Gorilla serves up several mouthwatering options for their roast including the dry-aged roast beef with horseradish sauce, roasted chicken breast with garlic and thyme, slow roasted pork belly, and the sweet potato, apricot and chestnut roast. All plates come with all the usual trimmings including fluffy roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, plump Yorkshire puddings and a generous helping of thick gravy.
Whitelock’s Ale House – Leeds
Whitlock’s serves up a superb Sunday lunch featuring generous portions of meat and a medley of carrots, parsnips, seasonal greens, roast potatoes, and a Yorkshire pudding piled on top. Choose between the roast top rump of beef, loin of pork with crackling, roast shoulder of lamb and a half roast chicken, or you could go for the roasted nut and herb loaf. It’s not a decision to take lightly.
Volunteer Tavern – Bristol
The Volunteer Tavern is perfect for those who can pack a lot of food away. If you’re stuck choosing between rare roasted topside of beef, slow-cooked pork belly or the lemon and thyme roasted chicken breast, then simply go for the ‘Trinity’, a combination of all three! Vegetarians can go for the carrot, coriander and cashew roasted nut. All are served alongside crispy roast potatoes, honey and orange glazed carrots, braised cabbage with smoked bacon, broccoli and a fluffy homemade Yorkshire pudding. Prepare yourself for a food coma.
The Chequers – Bath
The Chequers has been a firm favourite with locals for over 200 years and the roasts here are nothing short of amazing. As well as the vegetarian mushroom and apricot nut roast, the menu offers roasted corn-fed breast of chicken with bread sauce and stuffing, roast belly of pork with apple sauce, the roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding and the slow-roasted lamb shank with bread sauce. All comes smothered in red wine gravy, and piled with roast potatoes and a medley of roasted seasonal vegetables. Their unique ‘sharing roast’ is ideal for two.
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