Best Sunday Roasts in Brighton, Hove and Sussex.
Traditional British pub roast? Indian? Here is our Sunday lunch guide for Brighton, Hove and Sussex with supporting reviews where possible.
Mothering Sunday is on March 15th too, so be sure to book your Mothers Day lunch well in advance and enquire directly with each venue specifically to see if they have a Mother’s Day menu.
Roasts – Brighton Restaurants and Food Pubs
Browns Restaurant, Duke Street, Central Brighton
Since opening their doors in 1973, Browns restaurant in Brighton have been providing delicious food and refreshing drinks, in beautiful surroundings for over 40 years. Choose from a roast sirloin of beef, roast loin of pork, roast british chicken and a stilton and brie nut roast. Full Sunday menu. A great venue to enjoy a cocktail too.
Sunday Roast Style – Classic, decadent, exceptional
Breeze Brasserie, 98 Trafalgar St, BN1 4ER
The Breeze Brasserie is one of those venues in Brighton that always seems to be popular and has a great upbeat vibe. Sunday roasts include chicken, beef and nut roast. Have look at their full menu just here. Offering a great atmosphere, fun and relaxed – this is a Brighton restaurant that takes the pretence out of dining and offers good value and a varied home cooked brasserie style menu.
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The House restaurant, East Street, The Lanes
Fitting in seamlessly with The House British Bistro ethos is their fabulous Sunday roast option with a choice of prime cut “Englands Rose” roasting joints, home-made Yorkshire puddings, seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes cooked in goose fat and in-house gravy. The full A La Carte menu is also available.
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The Jolly Poacher, Ditchling Road
A great addition to Sunday pub dining and definitely one to try if you if you want a quality menu with a difference. Try their roast duck breast, braised oxtail ragu or char grilled sirloin steak. The Jolly Poacher are also equipped with a child menu and a daily changing specials board. Near The Level/ Preston Park.
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Avenue Restaurant and Home Bar, Church Road
Permanent highlights of the Sunday menu include the 10 hour slow roast rib of beef, succulent roast chicken and slow roast belly of pork. All Sunday Roasts are served with homemade condiments and sauces. To give the trimmings a homely touch, Avenue like to serve them in large dishes to share.
Busby and Wilds, 9 Rock Street, Brighton
Traditional homemade roasts are available each Sunday & include roast top side of Dexter British beef, slow roasted shoulder of Sussex lamb, roast Kentish hop pork belly and walnut, hazlenut & a chestnut vegetarian roast. Full menu just here. Great to combine with a stroll along the seafront to this quaint area of Kemptown village.
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The Coal Shed Restaurant, Boyce Street
A unique alternative to the traditional Sunday Roast. Try different cuts of excellent quality meat, carefully prepared on their unique Josper oven. 500g 35 day dry-aged roast sirloin or their whole roast chicken with stuffing? Both for 2 to share. Their menu. The Coal Shed remains one of the top restaurants in Brighton at the moment with a number of rave national reviews..
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The Coach House, Middle Street, Brighton
The Coach House Restaurant and Bar on Middle Street is one of Brighton’s hidden secrets, tucked slightly off the road in the heart of Brighton’s famous Lanes. Sunday roasts include rump of roast beef, roast chicken served, roast pork loin and belly served – all dishes served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and Yorkshire pudding £12.95. Sunday Roast Review
The Cricketers, Black Lion Street
Situated in the thick of the South Lanes, this venue attracts a real mix of people, it has a warren of different rooms, each with their own feel and it is one of those places that is so convenient that you just have to pop in for one. Great atmosphere & lively. Very traditional Brighton and a great spot to people watch.
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The Restaurant at Drakes, Marine Parade, Brighton
Award winning restaurant providing sumptuous cuisine and fine dining in the heart of Brighton. Sample main courses include Sussex beef, fillet of lamb, fillet of brill and mushroom ravioli with spinach. 2 courses £25, 3 courses £30. Private dining up to 12 also available in Brighton’s highest scoring restaurant in the GFG.. Menu.
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Sam’s of Kemptown, 1 Paston Place, Kemptown
Sam Metcalfe has been delivering fine classical dishes for some years now. Sample mains include Chargrilled leg of lamb steak, Roast Scotch beef or Aubergine wrapped ricotta gnocchi with butternut squash, pumpkin seeds & sage butter. Great looking venue, doesn’t get much better than this for a touch of class and sophistication.
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The Old Bank, St Georges Road, Kemptown
For a superb Sunday lunch, visit the Old Bank Steak and Ribs in bohemia Kemptown. In a cosy and relaxed setting, enjoy succulent beef, lamb or chicken with roast potatoes, parsnips, three seasonal vegetables and home-made Yorkshire puddings. Great venue for informal dining or for a spot of alfresco dining.
Sunday Roast Style – Traditional, steaks, ribs.
The Lord Nelson Inn, North Laine, Trafalgar Street
The pictures say it all here at the Lord Nelson Inn on a Sunday – and they describe their roasts as ‘Stunning Sunday Roasts’ along with ‘Glorious Desserts. The Lord Nelson is a classic, unspoilt back street local, close to Brighton railway station but just off the tourist tracks. The ‘Nelly’ also serves Harvey’s cask ales if you’re a fan!
Sunday Roast Style – Traditional, local, value for money
Le Brunch at Hotel Du Vin, Ship Street, Brighton
An irresistible option. A place to escape from the hustle and bustle of Brighton and a Sunday lunch option offering great value for money – four courses £24.95. Roast Du Vin offers a rib of beef or Normandy chicken (with all the trimmings, vegeatbles and proper Yorkshires). Grilled plaice and bistro burgers are other options.
Sunday Roast Style - Boutique, Value, Renowned.
GB1 Restaurant, Grand Hotel - Seafront, Kings Road
Enjoy traditional hospitality with Sunday lunch in GB1. Enjoy a classic Sunday roast with the choice of locally sourced meats from the carvery and of course a delicious fish option too. All are served with all the trimmings, exceptional service and stunning views. Two delicious courses from £15.95. Every Sunday 1pm – 4pm.
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The Chimney House Upper Hamilton Road, Nr 7 Dials
Formerly the Marquess of Exeter, The Chimney House serves a very good selection of Sunday Roasts. Situated just north of the Seven Dials and the Old Shoreham Rd and east of Dyke road. A great relaxing boozer with a different slant on its delivery. Very locally sourced and foraged produce. Highly recommended.
Sunday Roast Style – Neighbourhood, Foraged, Creative.
The Waterside Bar & Brasserie, Brighton Marina
Why not enjoy a Sunday Roast with views over the Brighton Marina? Dedicated to gastro classics with a modern twist here you can enjoy some great Sunday lunch options - menu. The venue is also located within the Rendezvous Casino in Brighton which means that you can have all the excitement of live gaming within the same room, adding a bit of ‘Dinner in Vegas‘ to your day.
Little Miss Piggies, St James’s St
As its name suggests, famous for its roast pork lunches which are, unusually, served on a Sunday for the same price as a weekday – just £5.50. Includes vegetables of the day, roast or home-mashed potato, Yorkshire pudding, cracking, stuffing, apple sauce & gravy. Or try their Bangers and Mash (three sausages on mashed potato) or their Piglets Pantry pies. Cosy and friendly Kemptown café.
Sunday Roast Style – Everything pork, amazing VFM
Roasts – Hove Restaurants and Food Pubs
Hove Place Pub and Gardens, First Ave
Hove place is a traditional Hove pub that has recently undergone a great transformation with a tasteful refurb and a great new menu. With lots of space under shelter in their large gardens this is a traditional setting with a good selection of ales and wines – a good locals venue. Bistro style. Delivers a quality Sunday roast!
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The Little Fish Restaurant, Upper Market Street
Still a relative newcomer to the Hove restaurant dining experience and an eagerly awaited arrival. This fish restaurant is all about simplicity, food of the highest order and customer service to match. Head Chef Duncan Ray has worked at a number of AA Rosetted and Michelin starred venues. A quality choice.
Sunday Roast Style – Fine Cuisine, Small Is Beautiful.
Crafty Chooks Bar & Rotisserie, 2nd Avenue
Crafty Chooks is a brand new opening to the vibrant restaurant and pub scene in 2014 and brings you a Bar that specialises in local free range chicken and a selection of great craft beers. Options include Spit roast chicken (half or whole) with house seasoning and a choice of smokey, sweet or spicy bbq sauce. Visit their website.
Sunday Roast Style – Modern, relaxed, different
Graze Restaurant, Western Road, nr Brunswick Sq.
From strip loins of beef to pork belly, nut roasts to pan fried 8oz steaks. Graze gives you 2 fabulous courses for just £18 using the best quality local produce in their Good Food Guide rated restaurant in central Hove. Here is their full British Sunday Lunch menu.
Sunday Roast Style – Fine Dining, Fine Cuts, Fine Choice.
Roasts – Sussex Restaurants and Food Pubs
The Shepherd & Dog, Fulking
The Shepherd & Dog is an idyllic country boozer with the character and charm from a bygone era. Think toasty fireplaces, low beamed ceilings and a wooden rustic panelled interior – then combine this with a backdrop of ebbing streams running through their gardens and acres of space and you’ll be on your way to understanding what this venue has to offer. Sunday menu.
Sunday Roast Style – Picturesque, Walking, Idyllic
The Talbot, Cuckfield
Sunday Roast Style – Atmospheric and popular venue, quality cuisine.
The Glass House Restaurant, Albourne
Want to try something completely different and sample a new casual dining restaurant located just over the South Downs from Brighton? Every Sunday enjoy their delicious Sunday menu alongside a fantastic range of starters, roasts, popular main courses and irresistible desserts. Just 10 minutes outside Brighton.
Sunday Roast Style – Casual Countryside Dining
The Royal Oak, Poynings
The Royal Oak is a popular Sussex country pub nestled in the beautiful hamlet of Poynings, at the foot of the famous Devils Dyke within the South Downs National Park. Think wood-burning stoves, timber panelled bar, oak beams adorned with hop bines – with a great selection of Sunday roasts to choose from.
Sunday Roast Style – Country pub & garden, 19th century
The Sportsman. Formerly, two pubs, the Magpie and the Sportsman, the Grade II listed buildings were knocked through into one over recent years and this traditional ‘beer house’ has been part of the villages heritage for some years. Situated north of Hurstpierpoint at Goddards Green, the Sportsman public house has been serving great food and real ales for some time.
Sunday Roast Style – Premium food & ales, country setting
Stanmer House Restaurant, Stanmer Park
A new addition to our list of Sunday options and we love it. Combine it with a walk in the country and a visit to a period manor house. Only ten minutes from Brighton and the roasts are very nice indeed. Dogs welcome in certain areas of their house. An incredible setting in a beautifully restored manor house.
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Chambers Bistro, Shoreham By Sea
Sunday at Chambers Bistro includes a choice of prime cut “Englands Rose” roasting joints, home-made chambers yorkshire puddings, seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes cooked in goose fat and an in-house gravy. Just a short drive along the coast from Brighton why not combine it with a day of exploration to this coastal village?
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The Rainbow Inn, Cooksbridge
The Rainbow is a historic, homely country pub, just north of Lewes on the A275, at the intersection of Resting Oak Hill and Deadmantree Hill. The Rainbow brings you a rustic country inn along with a great selection of food and drink – with a warm welcome to match. Boasting sheltered outdoor spaces to the front of the property and glorious secluded gardens to the rear.
Sunday Roast Style – Historic country setting
The Jolly Sportsman , East Chiltington.
Sunday Roasts at the Jolly Sportsman restaurant and public house is somewhat of a Sussex institution when it comes to a quality country dining experience. An excellent day out to the country will be had by all and one which will see you returning back to for more. Great for kids and walkers.
Sunday Roast Style – Award Winning, Country Retreat.
The Fountain Inn, Ashurst
The Fountain Inn in Ashurst is a traditional homely Sussex pub, full of charm and character and is a must visit destination with an idyllic Sussex countryside setting. Located just off the Steyning By-Pass (A283), off the old Horsham Road, the Fountain Inn is well worth a visit if you want to escape to the country.
Sunday Roast Style – 16th century, pond, gardens
The Restaurant at Pelham House, Lewes
Pelham House is a beautiful 16th century town house hotel in the heart of Lewes and one of East Sussex’s hidden gems just 10 minutes from Brighton. Whether it’s lunch on the sunny terrace or dinner in one of their beautiful restaurant rooms, Pelham House is the perfect setting for that special lunch or dinner.
Sunday Roast Style – Local, traditional, seasonal
The Plough Inn, Rottingdean
Just ten minutes east of Brighton one will find the exquisite village of Rottingdean nestled on the Sussex coastline, and it is here you will find the vibrant local pub, the Plough Inn. Offering a classic pub menu along with a innovative Gastro Menu this venue caters for everybody. Great for a Sunday stroll.
Sunday Roast Style – Countryside style, Home Cooked.
Sylvan Oak, Findon Village
Situated on the South Downs north of Worthing, this venue serves all of its Sunday lunch options perfectly cooked and with a bit of a variation on the British Roast. Wonderful, wonderful service and we particularly enjoyed the outdoor space under the vines. A great trip to the country! Family Run.
Sunday Roast Style – Countryside Dining, Fine Cuisine.
Duke of York, Hassocks
The Duke is a great country pub to visit and only fifteen minutes or so outside of Brighton. Ideally located if you are planning a trip to the Sussex countryside and the South Downs, this venue is just around the corner from Hickstead Showground with lots of country walks in the area. Great for families and animals welcome. Serving all the classic roasts with all the trimmings. Cosy and traditional.
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Sunday Roast Alternatives.
Gars Chinese Restaurant, Albert St
We recommend one of their set lunch or set menu options. Described as Chinese fine dining and with pan asian additions on the menu also, Gars restaurant in Brighton is a wonderful place for a meal out, a private party or a special occasion. If there is a large group why not book their Karaoke room for a Sunday with a difference.
Sunday Lunch Style – Authentic, Contemporary.
Chilli Pickle, Indian Restaurant, Jubilee Sq.
Sample dishes include a selection of tandoori, roasts and kebabs, curries, dosas and biryanis, along with a selection of sides, nibbles and changing specials. The Chilli Pickle offers a little bit of something for everyone and is a great dining option for meat eaters, vegetarian and gluten free diners alike. Full menu available and the Chilli Pickle Canteen is also available 5.30pm to 10.30pm on a Sunday.
Sunday Lunch Style: Award winning, modern Indian
Terre à Terre, Vegetarian Cuisine, East Street
Dining at Terre à Terre is a culinary experience like no other, with intense flavours, sublime textures and a combination of ingredients that few have the imagination or daring to put together, it will change the way you view vegetarian cuisine forever. Full family dining menus available with an incredible range of afternoon teas to choose from too! One of our top ten and highly recommended venues.
Sunday Lunch Style – Award winning, inspiring food.
Piccolo’s – Italian Restaurant, Ship St
Piccolo is one of the original Italian family run Restaurants in Brighton, based in the historic South Lanes on trendy Ship St. Choose from a selection of pizza, chicken, tagliatelle, veal, salads, gnocchi, fusilli and tortellini. Affordable and infused with the romance and delivery of typical Italia.
Sunday Lunch Style – Authentic, Friendly, Family Run.
Jamie’s Italian – Italian Restaurant, Black Lion St
A partnership between Jamie Oliver and his Italian mentor, chef Gennaro Contaldo, they have won thousands of fans for their delicious and affordable food and their friendly and welcoming service. Sunday lunch options include a savoury, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition called a Porchetta.
Sunday Lunch Style – Italian Inspired, Award Winning.
Curry Leaf Cafe – South Indian Street Food, Ship St
Why settle for a lump of gravy-covered meat and potatoes on Sunday when you can share? Head to Curry Leaf Cafe with your friends and share platters of vibrant, expertly spiced South Indian street food paired with fragrant chutneys and pickles. Wash them down with a range of affordable craft beers served in a relaxed, cafe-style dining environment.
Sunday Lunch Style – Sharing, Spicy & Very Affordable.
Memories of India – Brighton Marina
Memories of India is a journey through the rich and exotic cuisine of the Indian sub continent. From Tandoori to Biryani, then House Specials to Korai dishes – here there is an extensive Indian menu to choose from, including a good range of vegetarian main course dishes and sides. Free Parking.
Sunday Lunch Style – Spicy, Friendly, Exotic.
Coggings & Co – Burger Restaurant – Seven Dials
New in April 2014. The Seven Dials in Brighton has a great new burger restaurant on its doorstep and it is a venue which brings along an award winning gastro pub operator. Serving some of the best burgers you’ve ever tasted with a delicious set of sides and puddings. Local ales, alfresco dining, ice creams..We expect great things!
Sunday Lunch Style – NEW, Local, Delicious.
Oki-Nami – Japanese and Sushi – New Road
Authentic oriental dining and drinking and a great roast equivalent. Why not try Chashu Pork Bento at £11.95. Slow roasted pork shoulder marinated with chilli miso and served with sesame spinach, steamed rice, salad and miso soup. Located in central Brighton and arguably our best Japanese venue.
Sunday Lunch Style – Pan Asian, Dim Sum, Oriental.
Chaula’s Indian Restaurant - Central Brighton & Lewes
Curry on a Sunday and why not? Try the food of India and not just Indian food here at Chaulas in Brighton or Lewes. Enjoy a starter free with every main course on a Sunday 11 til 3 then 5 to 10.30pm. The offer excludes their King prawn and salmon dishes. Available in both their Brighton and Lewes restaurants.
Sunday Lunch Style – Food of India, Not Just Indian Food.
Al Duomo Italian Restaurant – Central Brighton
A great option for a Sunday and offering a little something for everyone – Pizza, pasta, steaks, fish. Set over 5 different floors, Al Duomo Italian restaurant is the longest serving specialist Italian ristorante in central Brighton and has been serving its customers since 1991. Great vfm and authentic Italian.
Sunday Lunch Style – Classic Italian, Spacious, Authentic.
The New Club, Brighton – Seafront, Kings Rd.
The New Club is big on style, and offers a buzzy sociable vibe with fine views of the sea and the old West Pier. Try out their fun menu, which includes premium quality burgers, chicken, pulled pork, steaks, salads, macaroni, and a great selection of drinks. Outside seating, kids menu, and well behaved dogs welcome!
Sunday Lunch Style – Buzzy, Cool, Hip.
The Bali Brasserie – First Avenue, Hove
Open LUNCH 12.00 to 14.00 and DINNER 18.30 to 23.00, why not try something completely different this Sunday and try TC’s Malaysian Indonesian cuisine? Special Offers include 3 courses for £12.95. If you’re looking for exceptional food, excellent service and exotic cuisine- then give the Bali Brasserie a try.
Sunday Lunch Style – Aromatic, Spicy. Friendly.
Smokeys of Brighton – American Restaurant – Kings Road
Smokeys is great Sunday roast alternative as it provides you with some classic American dishes that will satisfy the most demanding of appetites. Think slabs of spare ribs, BBQ pulled pork, burgers, chilli dogs, T Bone steaks, New York Cheesecake and more. Close to the seafront, without outdoor space too.
Sunday Lunch Style – Classic American Style.
Bellota – Spanish Restaurant – Tapas y Bar
Bellota is a relatively new Spanish restaurant in Brighton and it serves a superb Sunday paella at £9.95 as a great Sunday dining alternative. This is as traditional as it gets in Spain and this particular Spanish restaurant will have all the Iberian extras. This venue also specialises in Cava too so if you want a bit of the sparkly stuff then this is the place to come.
Sunday Lunch Style – Tapas, Bubbles, Authentic.
Riddle and Finns, Meeting House Lane
A great place to pop into on a Sunday whether for brunch/ lunch or dinner. We actually made the brunch thing and the Riddles team do a surprisingly good choice of dishes but offering scallops, mussels and lobster as alternatives. Definitely worth a look for an alternative type of Sunday
Sunday Lunch Style – Seafood, Elegance, Fizz.
The Eastern Eye Indian Restaurant, London Rd
Delivering some of the best southern Indian Cuisine we have tasted, this restaurant attracts many of Brighton’s Indian residents and you won’t find modified ‘English versions’ of Indian dishes here – just a great quality authentic Indian restaurant. 2 courses on a Sunday £11.99 served 12-2.30 and 5.30 to 10.30. Any main course dish off the menu.
Sunday Lunch Style – Michelin Rated Chef, Great Value.
Moksha Caffe, York Place
Sundays at Moksha are most comparable to a slow, relaxing start. The daily specials often throw up some Restaurant style; hearty and mouth-watering dishes to delve into at Café prices. These, along with a mixture of unique and classic Lunch options make Moksha a fond lazy-Sunday favourite. So whether you want to sit in with a coffee and a paper or meet friends for some warming food..
Sunday Lunch Style – Great value & variety, family friendly
Indian Summer, Indian Restaurant, East Street, Brighton
Tandoori roast Sunday lunches are the order of the day here at Indian Summer and the different Sunday Tandoori dishes on offer are Murgh Makhni, Lamb Zafrani and Goan Rump- Sunday menu. Dishes are served with chutneys and sauces and jeer aloo, roast parsnips and bean and asparagus thoran.
Sunday Lunch Style – Sunday Tandoori, Modern Indian.
V & H Café, Breakfasts and Brunches, Holland Road, Hove
Choose from: Eggs Hebridean of Scotch black pudding and free range poached eggs on gluten-free breakfast muffins topped with Hollandaise – home made baked beans, sautéed chestnut mushrooms and free range/gluten free pork sausages and bacon. Beef on a Sunday? – Try their roast beef sandwich with home made horseradish yoghurt and rocket on fresh sourdough.
Sunday Lunch Style – Breakfast & Brunch Decadence.
And For Dessert?
The Creperie, Ship St, BN1 1AD
Why not combine your Sunday outing with a trip to The Creperie for dessert, or if you’re after a light Sunday lunch option then this is a great option too. Whether it’s a sweet or savoury crepes, Gelato Gusto ice cream, or one of their delicious waffles. Come here to experience something sweet and chic, savoury or salad. Great for breakfast lunch and dinner and an outstanding option for the kids. Homemade muffins with a Small Batch coffee gets our vote!
The Julien Plumart Boutique Salon du Thé. Why not try something completely different and transport yourself into a modern Parisian patisserie? Allow us to introduce an exquisite and unique collection of patisserie, from the simply sublime to the exotic. Open for a French breakfast, a light lunch, or a little slice of patisserie heaven. Great to pop into after your Sunday roast for some ‘take out’ or eat in macarons.
Need a Breakfast or Lunch?
Why not have a look at our suggestions for a superb breakfast or brunch in Brighton, Hove and Sussex. Here we have central Brighton favourites, options towards Hove and Shoreham, seafront views and much more.
Here the emphasis is all on quality in the ingredients, delivery, service and location.
Which is your favourite spot for a Sussex breakfast?