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11 Best Places to Enjoy Sunday Roast in Manchester

11 Best Places to Enjoy Sunday Roast in Manchester

Manchester’s Sunday roast scene is as diverse and hearty as the city itself. It promises to satisfy every palate, from the meat-lover to the veggie enthusiast. This tradition brings together friends, families, and even the occasional hangover in need of comfort food.

In this guide, we’ll carve through the city to find the best spots for your Sunday roast fix.

Albert’s Schloss

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Website: Albert’s Schloss

Address: 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 161 833 4040

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 11AM-2AM
  • Sat – Sun 9AM-2AM

Albert’s Schloss might be known for its banging late-night vibes, but come Sunday, it’s like a different world. Family-friendly, with a Sunday Service that’s not your usual hymn-singing affair – think live tunes and top-notch entertainment. 

The roasts? A foodie’s dream. You’ve got your Lancashire beef sirloin, a Bavarian pork knuckle that even The Guardian’s Jay Rayner couldn’t resist, Cheshire chicken, and for the plant-lovers, a wild mushroom Wellington. 

Roasties, maple veggies, seasonal greens, and lashings of gravy, with sides that scream ‘treat yourself’. And if you’ve got room, the Baked Alaska and Black Forest Gateau are banging; at £22.50 for two courses or £27 for three, it’s a no-brainer.

Pro tip:
Swing by with the family during the day; the vibe’s brilliant, and the craft beers? Spot on with your roast.

Hawksmoor Manchester

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Website: Hawksmoor Manchester

Address: 184-186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 161 836 6980

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Thur 12PM-3PM, 5PM-9:30PM
  • Fri – Sat 12PM-10PM
  • Sun 12PM-9PM

Hawksmoor: where the cool kids eat meat. Housed in what used to be a Victorian Courthouse, this place is all about chic vibes without a hint of pretence. 

The roasts? Designed to be shared between two or three mates, with everything from starters to puds included, starting from just £50. We’re talking prime cuts of beef, Dartmouth lobster if you fancy, and sides that’ll have you rolling home. 

Think giant Yorkies, beef fat roasties, a cauldron of bone marrow gravy, and a four-cheese blend cauliflower cheese that’s just out of this world.

Pro tip:
The sticky toffee pudding is legendary. Do it. Your taste buds will thank you.

Ducie Street Warehouse

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Website: Ducie Street Warehouse

Address: Ducie St, Manchester M1 2TP, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 161 503 9460

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Thur 7:30AM-10:30PM
  • Fri 7:30AM-12AM
  • Sat 8:30AM-12AM
  • Sun 8:30AM-10PM

Ducie Street Warehouse is not messing about – they’ve been crowned with having the UK’s best roast. And with a dedicated cauliflower cheese menu, they’re not playing games. 

Their ‘Sunday with Sides’ roast is an ode to local produce, offering everything from shorthorn beef sirloin to a vegan roast that could convert a meat-eater. 

Served with all the trimmings, including a vegan Yorkie, and sides from £1.50, you’re spoilt for choice in this cosy corner of Native Manchester. Fancy some extra Yorkies and gravy or honey-roasted rainbow carrots? They’ve got you.

Pro tip:
Their vegan options are a game-changer. Even if you’re a die-hard carnivore, give it a whirl.

The Jane Eyre – Ancoats

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Website: The Jane Eyre

Address: 14 Hood St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6WX, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 161 806 0813

Operating Hours: 

  • Tue – Thur 3PM-11PM
  • Fri 3PM-12AM
  • Sat 12PM-12AM
  • Sun 12PM-10PM

Right, so The Jane Eyre over in Ancoats isn’t about the book, but it’s definitely worth writing home about. Named after the owners’ mum (cute, right?), this spot is a no-brainer for anyone who’s serious about their cocktails and fancies a top-notch Sunday roast. 

Kick things off with some ham hock and manchego croquettes or dive straight into the fennel; then, get stuck into their roast sirloin, nut roast, or the roast of the day. Of course, with all the trimmings—we’re talking duck fat potatoes, honey roasted carrots, the works. 

And if you’re feeling extra, which you should be, the sides are where it’s at. Finish off with a tarte tatin or chocolate biscuit cake, because Sunday calories don’t count, right?

Pro tip:
Their cocktails are next level. Try one; it’s an order, not a suggestion.

The Refuge – Oxford Road

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Website: The Refuge

Address: Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 161 233 5151

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Thur 12PM-11PM
  • Fri – Sat 12PM-12AM

The Refuge isn’t just doing roasts; they’re reinventing them. Tucked inside the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, this place offers a roast platter that’s pretty much a feast fit for royalty. 

Fancy sharing? Their famous platter’s got Lancashire beef, Cumbrian chicken, and all the trimmings. Feeling adventurous? Add the lamb shawarma shepherd’s pie to your order. 

They’ve got everyone covered, including a plant-based option for the vegans and even a little something for your dog. That’s right, your furry mate doesn’t have to miss out.

Pro tip:
The roast for your dog is adorable and brilliant. Don’t leave your pup out of the Sunday fun.

Evelyn’s – Northern Quarter

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Website: Evelyn’s

Address: G18 Smithfield Building, Tib St, Manchester M4 1NB, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 161 834 3303

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Thur 10AM-10PM
  • Fri-Sat 9AM-11PM
  • Sun 9AM-9PM

Evelyn’s in the Northern Quarter is putting a spin on your standard Sunday roast. From 12pm, they serve up dishes with a twist, like mustard-rubbed beef sirloin and harissa buttermilk chicken. 

If you fancy something a bit different, their Moroccan marinated lamb will sort you out. And for the vegans, there’s a roasted cauliflower with all the trimmings and laksa gravy. Not feeling a roast? 

They’ve got a late brunch running till 3pm that’s worth checking out; desserts here are a whole vibe too – key lime pie or chocolate mousse, anyone? Plus, there’s the option to nip downstairs to The Daisy for a carafe of wine for a tenner. Sunday sorted.

Pro tip:
The laksa gravy is a game-changer. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

Elnecot – Ancoats

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Website: Elnecot

Address: 41 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 161 706 0564

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Sat 11AM-11:30PM
  • Sun 12PM-11:30PM

Elnecot’s not just another spot in Ancoats; it’s where the ethics of eating are as important as the grub itself. Owned by Michael Clay, this place has deep roots in the local farming scene, ensuring every plate is a celebration of British produce. 

Their Sunday roast line-up? It’s like the greatest hits of British farming: Welsh wagyu beef, Goosnargh chicken, crispy pork belly, slow-cooked lamb, and a veggie or vegan nut roast that could turn heads. 

Beyond the roasts, Elnecot’s menu features innovative dishes like the beetroot tartare and wild mushroom risotto, catering to a diverse palette. With all the trimmings, from roasties to a gravy that’s a meal in itself, starting at £14.50, it’s a steal.

Pro tip:
The nut roast is a dark horse; give it a whirl, and thank me later.

Wholesome Junkies – Victoria

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Website: Wholesome Junkies

Address: Arndale Market, 49 High St, Manchester M4 3AH, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 7551 659112

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon 11AM-9PM
  • Thur – Fri 11AM-9PM
  • Sat – Sun 10:30AM-9PM

Over at Wholesome Junkies, they’re pushing the boat out with what you can do with a roast – without a scrap of meat in sight. It’s a haven for anyone up for big flavours but keen to dodge the meat aisle. 

This summer, they’ve swapped the traditional roast for something a bit more handheld – roast burgers. Minted ‘lamb’, ‘pork’ sausage with a bit of apple sauce, and even a cauliflower cheeseburger. 

The creativity doesn’t stop there; they’ve also introduced a vibrant beetroot and quinoa patty that’s both earthy and satisfying. Plus, for those looking to keep things classic, their ‘chicken’ seitan burger with crispy skin is a must-try, offering all the comfort of a roast in a single bite.

Pro tip:
The cauliflower cheeseburger is a revelation. Don’t miss it.

Zouk – Central

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Website: Zouk

Address: Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5QS, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 161 233 1090

Operating Hours: Mon – Fri  8AM-12AM

Zouk isn’t just about curries; they’ve got a Sunday roast that’s a feast for the senses. Tucked away just off Oxford Road, they’re serving up a sharing platter that’s a carnival of flavour, blending traditional British cuisine with a tantalising twist. 

Imagine the succulent roast poussin, tender roast lamb, and perfectly cooked topside of beef that form the heart of this feast. Accompanied by crispy roasties, airy Yorkshire puddings, and a spicy gravy that invites you to mop up every last drop, it promises satisfaction. 

And for those with a hearty appetite, the sides of creamy mashed potatoes, rich cauliflower cheese, and chilli-garlic tenderstem broccoli are not just additions but essentials, rounding out the meal to perfection. 

Pro tip:
Dive into those extras; the tenderstem broccoli with chilli and garlic is a game changer.

Gaucho – Deansgate

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Website: Gaucho

Address: 2A St Mary’s St, Manchester M3 2LB, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 161 833 4333

Operating Hours: 

  • Sun – Fri  12PM-11PM
  • Sat 11AM-11:30PM

If you’re the kind who thinks Sundays are for spoiling yourself silly, then Gaucho on Deansgate has got your back with its bottomless roast dinner. This isn’t just any roast; it’s a ticket to Indulgence City with a side of luxury. 

From 12 to 6PM, you can gorge on your choice of three different joints of meat, all hailing from the premium Black Angus cattle of La Pampa, Argentina. Picture this: succulent cuts cooked in their own juices, unlimited seasonal veggies, and an endless supply of Yorkshire puddings. 

All for £32.50 per person, and you’ve got 90 minutes to make the most of it. Trust me, it’s a challenge you’ll want to accept.

Pro tip:
Pace yourself. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, and you’ll want to savour every bite of that prime steak.

The Firehouse – Ancoats

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Website: The Firehouse

Address: 40 Swan St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5JG, United Kingdom

Contact Details: +44 161 441 9029

Operating Hours: 

  • Wed – Thur 4PM-12AM
  • Fri 4PM-1AM
  • Sat 12PM-1AM
  • Sun 12PM-12AM

The Firehouse in Ancoats isn’t just a feast for the stomach; it’s a feast for the eyes too. Housed in an old MOT garage, attached to the much-loved Ramona, it quickly became one of Manchester’s go-to spots for those in the know. 

With a dedicated margarita and wild spirits bar, it’s the place to be for a Sunday roast with a side of cool. Choose from roast Cheshire beef rump, garlic and thyme chicken, slow-cooked lamb shoulder, or a vegan oyster mushroom wellington. 

The sides? They’re almost the main event – Yorkshire puddings, crisp roasties, flamed chipolatas, and more. It’s a stone’s throw from both Ancoats and the Northern Quarter, making it the perfect spot to round off your weekend wanderings.

Pro tip:
Save room for the margaritas. They’re the perfect way to toast to a Sunday well spent.

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