Brighton Sunday Lunch & Sunday Roasts

A locals guide to Sunday Lunch Brighton. From a traditional British pub roast, Indian cuisine or a trip to a Sussex country pub. Meat-free? Check out our vegan and vegetarian Sunday Roast guide.

The Cricketers (Brighton Roast Co), Black Lion Street

Now home of the Brighton Roast Co. these guys serve a range of roasts every day of the week, making them a dab hand by Sunday, they also serve until 10pm on Sunday making them one of the few still available for those late to the party. The focus is on excellent quality meat from local butchers, but there are great vegan and vegetarian options too, including vegan cauliflower cheese as one of the available sides.

Brighton Roast Co

Malmaison or ChezMal, Brighton Marina

Enjoy a Sunday Roast at Chez Mal Brasserie in the Malmasion Hotel. If you like the sound of the Sunday Lunch Unlimited, you can experience the ultimate Sunday lunch with their endless Chef’s Table. Choose from the superb main courses including roasts and desserts from £19.95. Situated on Brighton’s Marina, you can dine alfresco and smell the sea air on the ship-shaped terrace overlooking the sea. Sunday Roast Menu

Best Sunday Roast Brighton - Chez Mal at Malmaison, Cocktail at The Marina

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 £17.95. Every Sunday 1pm – 4pm.
Sunday Roast Review

Sunday Lunch at GB1 in Brighton

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 of their 35 day dry-aged roast sirloin or a whole roast chicken with stuffing anyone? One of the hottest tickets in town so make sure you book well in advance. Sunday Roast Review.

Sharing roast at the coal shed in brighton - Best Sunday Roast Brighton

The Hartington, Hanover

The Hartington in Hanover once held a reputation as the place to go on Sunday’s for a roast, sadly things changed, but happily, things have changed back! New ownership in autumn 2018 set to reestablish the glory of “The Harty” bringing in head chef formerly of the Three Jolly Butchers to create a roast whose reputation sent out waves of excitement into the neighbourhood. These are classic roasts, that get the balance of elements just right, with strong vegan and vegetarian options served until 7.30pm with live jazz starting from 6pm to keep the end of the weekend satisfyingly full and relaxed.

The Independent Pub, Hanover

Sunday lunch is one of the busiest times of the week for the Independent, and they take their roasts seriously! The Sunday menu is formed of some of the best starters and main dishes from the daily menu alongside a selection of tasty meat and vegetarian roasts – with the very popular vegan, gluten-free tofu. Sunday review. 

Roast pork belly at the Independent Pub, Brighton - Best Sunday Roast Brighton

The Temple Bar (Lucky Beach 2)

The kitchen at The Temple Bar comes from the team behind Brighton favourites, Lucky Beach, Redroaster and Lucky Khao. Lucky Beach 2 serves up organic roasts using locally sourced meat and veg. Pick from a selection of free-range local beef, lamb, pork belly and chicken, all served with buttered greens, glazed carrots, roasties and Yorkies. For the vegans, there’s an exciting kimchi, miso and sweet potato wellington. This is a later server, through until 7pm backing the trend for those who wish to stretch out the weekend.

The Salt Room, Brighton Seafront

But isn’t the Salt Room all about fish? Well, friends yes it is, however, their famous Josper Oven cooks meat too well to pass up the opportunity of providing Brighton a banging roast dinner! Meant for sharing, their roast comes with plenty of options for sides, and with their meat being the highest quality you can be sure that it will be melt-in-the-mouth standard.

Roast dinner at The Salt Room Brighton

The Chimney House Upper Hamilton Road

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. Sunday Roast Review

Main course at the Chimney House, Brighton

The New Club, Kings Road

The ever so popular and super-cool New Club joined the roast party, and in their super-cool way, they did it late. If Saturday night spilled into Sunday morning and you’ve missed lunchtime service there’s no need to worry with The New Club bringing Brighton The Last Supper – roasts from 3.30-7pm. Keeping with their usual way of doing things, these are roasts with a slight American/ Deep south note about them and seasonally selected ingredients. Under 12’s get a half price and half sized portion and amazingly the vegan option even includes that holy grail, the vegan Yorkshire pudding. Their signature burgers stay on the Sunday menu, should you be hankering for a Dirty Burger.

The New Club Brighton

The Mesmerist, Prince Albert St

Alongside the ever popular weekday menu The Mesmerist pub in the center of Brighton’s Lanes serves up delicious Sunday Roasts too! The decor is darkly decadent and boasts gorgeous victorian inspired furnishings, so you can eat and feel like kings and queens all at once. Enjoy the Pork Belly roast with indulgent crackling and lashings of silky gravy (which also comes Gluten Free if requested), with a pint of beer from local brewery Brighton Bier. Could you ask for much more?

Brighton Metropole Bar at the Hilton Hotel, Seafront

On Sundays, guests of the Brighton Metropole Bar can head to the adjoining restaurant, ‘1890’ to enjoy the Carvery Jazz Lunch, featuring Chef’s Forerib of Beef or a locally caught fish dish from the Kitchen. With stunning seafront views, there’s really no better location for your Sunday Lunch on a sunny Brighton day.

Hilton Brighton Waterhouse bar jazz snday lunch

The West Hill Tavern, Buckingham Place

Going to a pub for a good classic Sunday lunch is something many Brighton residents get up to. Weather you’re after meat or meat free, you’re sure to find what you want at The West Hill Tavern. With it being just a two minute walk from Brighton train station, along with being dog & family friendly, it’s the perfect Brighton pub to visit for your Sunday roast.

The West Hill exterior - Best Sunday Roast Brighton

The Jetty Restaurant, King’s Road

The Jetty Restaurant boasts spectacular panoramic views across Brighton’s iconic seafront and is just moments from the bustling Lanes and British Airways i360. Offering a special Sunday Menu you can choose from the 3-course menu (£19.95 which includes a Bloody or Virgin Mary) whose mains include beef wellington and roast lamb and pork alongside classic dishes such as fish and chips and paella.

Gravy on liver and bacon - The Jetty Restaurant - Brighton Sunday roast, Sunday lunch, Sunday Pub roast

The Black Lion, Black Lion Street, The Lanes

One of Brighton’s well-known pubs, The Black Lion, is situated in the heart of The Lanes just near the seafront on Black Lion Street. Serving a wide selection of roasts with a 3-meat roast if you can’t choose, there’s a kids roast choice for the little ones, and for special dietary requirements, there’s gluten-free and dairy-free roasts. If a Bloody Mary’s calling you then they have specials with the ‘around the world’ Bloody Mary’s on the cocktail menu. Pre-order option available for late roast bookings.

Pouring Wine at the Black Lion - Best Sunday Roast Brighton

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, homemade Yorkshire puddings, seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes cooked in goose fat and in-house gravy. The full A La Carte menu is also available. Sunday Roast Review

Alfresco dining at alfresco - A great spot for a Sunday Roast in Brighton

The Walrus, Ship St

After a stroll along the seafront on a Sunday morning, be sure to stop off at The Walrus for a traditional roast dinner before you head home. On the menu is beef, pork, lamb and half a roast chicken, all served with perfectly prepared veggies and delicious gravy. The Vegetarian Wellington is full of seasonal vegetables too. Not into roasts? An extensive alternative menu is also available showcasing the good old beef burger and Gluten Free fish and chips!

Inside of the Walrus Pub in Brighton

No 32 Duke Street, Brighton

Sundays at No 32 are entitled the Soho Sunday gathering: Encompassing the social spirit of Soho and set to fantastic music from live DJs throughout the day. Open from 11:30am every Sunday, they serve a brunch & Sunday lunch menu, with traditional roasts starting from just £11.95. As the day progresses, you’re invited to join in with an early evening cocktail session (with 2 for £10 on selected cocktails, all day and night) and, following this, a more upbeat session until late.

32 Duke Street Brighton, restaurant, bar - Best Sunday Roast Brighton

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 Review - The Old Bank, Kemptown - Brighton Sunday roast, Sunday lunch, Sunday Pub roast

Hotel Du Vin, Ship St, 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, vegetables and proper Yorkshires). Grilled plaice and bistro burgers are other options. Sunday Roast Review

Sunday Roast Review Brighton - Hotel Du Vin Brighton

Roasts – Hove Restaurants and Food Pubs

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The Better Half, Hove Place

Serving Sunday Roasts from 12pm to 5:30pm. Choice of 4 meats, and 2 vegetarian options, and children’s portions for £7.95. Choose from Roast Rib of Beef, Roasted Rosemary and Garlic Leg of Lamb, Slow Cooked Pork Belly in Somerset Cider, Lemon and Thyme Pot Roast Chicken, Mixed Nut and Vegetable Loaf, or Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable and Cheese Pie. Sunday Roast Review

Beer taps at the Better Halh pub in Hove - Best Sunday Roasts in Brighton and Hove

MARKET, Western Rd

The Sunday lunch menu at MARKET changes weekly featuring roast meats such as 50 day aged beef and slow cooked Middle White pork belly. They always also offer their veggie roast and a wide variety of tapas and small plates for those who aren’t in the mood for a roast. Dishes from The Market Deli are also available so Market is the perfect place for a Sunday feast or a nibble and a vino. Lunch is served from 1pmSunday Roast Review

outside of market in hove - Brighton Sunday roast, Sunday lunch, Sunday Pub roast

Libation, Second Ave

If you’re looking for a relaxed, friendly and vibrant place to quaff some wine or treat yourself to some lovely grub then look no further! Libation offer a well thought out wine list, a list of bubbles that won’t be beaten in Brighton & Hove, and a splendid Sunday roast. The Sunday menu will lead with a selection of Roasts whilst offering some alternatives from the usual menu.

Libation, Hove, Sunday Roast Review, Roast lamb - Best Sunday Roasts in Brighton and Hove

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!
Sunday Roast Review

Customers at Hove Place - Brighton Sunday roast, Sunday lunch, Sunday Pub roast

Roasts – Sussex Restaurants and Food Pubs

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The Sussex Ox, Polegate

When it comes to locally sourced foods you can’t get much closer than The Sussex Ox, the roast beef and lamb on their Sunday lunch menu is from the acres of farmland owned by the pub and in which it is set. The kitchen gardens too provide much of the seasonal veg and organic roast potatoes. Couple this with spectacular views, and a fine selection of bio-dynamic wines and real ales and the Sussex Ox may well have the winning formula for a Sunday afternoon. Book here to avoid disappointment.

Organic Lamb The Sussex Ox

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 Review.

Best Sunday Roasts in Brighton and Sussex - The Shepherd and Dog in Fulking

Ghyll Manor Restaurant, Horsham

Ghyll Manor restaurant and hotel is a 17th Century oak beamed manor house set in acres of breathtaking West Sussex countryside. The Ghyll Manor restaurant is a comfortable, light and relaxed space, marrying modern simplicity with a respect for original features, such as the decorated beams, and a sparingly applied Jacobean brocade. A classic Sunday Lunch is served at Ghyll Manor restaurant between 12 and 2pm every Sunday. This again celebrates local produce and features both vegetarian options and options for those looking for lunch, but not Sunday Lunch.

Ghyll Manor Sussex Roast

Stanmer House Restaurant, Stanmer Park

This proud country house is 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. Sunday Roast Review

Exterior of Proud Country House, Brighton - Best Sunday Roasts in Brighton and Sussex

The Wheatsheaf, Henfield

Where possible the Wheatsheaf uses locally grown and organic produce to bring you a menu of well prepared, simple food. Together with the traditional Sunday roast, there is a good selection of vegetarian dishes and a splash of Brazilian cuisine, in homage head chef, Nilton’s, native land. The venue is a combination of light, airy dining and cosy traditional pub,and picturesque beer garden.

The Sportsman, Goddards Green

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 ever since. Situated north of Hurstpierpoint at Goddards Green, the Sportsman public house has been serving great food and real ales for including a cracking Sunday roast.

Duck Salad at The Sportsman Pub, Goddards Green, West Sussex - Best Sunday Roasts in Brighton and Sussex

The Schooner, Southwick

Nestled between Hove and Shoreham is the 18th century building home to gastro pub, The Schooner. Only minutes away from the both the train station of the bus stop (Stagecoach number 700) this is a great venue for spectacular views, craft  ales and seasonal roasts. The kitchen serves from mid day to 6.30pm on Sundays and offers vegetarian and gluten free options

Sunday Roast at The Schooner Southwick

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 Review

Best Sunday Roasts in Brighton - The Fountain Inn in Ashurst

The Crabtree, Nr Horsham

The Crabtree is a family run public house, located in the beautiful Sussex countryside south of Horsham serving great local, seasonal food, organic wines and fabulous real ales in warm and welcoming surroundings. Sunday Roasts are served between 12-5pm and it’s advisable to book as they get very busy! Meat is locally sourced and there are plenty of vegetarian and fish options also. Sunday Roast Review

Best Sunday Roasts in Sussex - The Crabtree in Horsham

The Talbot, Cuckfield

The Talbot sits in the heart of Cuckfield Village and serves a wonderful range of lunch, bar and dinner menus as well as the traditional Sunday lunch. It has an extensive wine list, regional ales, and a relaxed atmosphere. The Talbot is child and dog friendly – as any village pub should be – and hosts the Cuckfield Food Market. Sunday Roast Review
Best Sunday Roast Review - the Talbot in Cuckfield

Aqua, Lewes

Situated in the heart of Lewes, Italian restaurant Aqua not only offer fresh authentic Italian food, but on Sunday’s they have a great traditional Sunday roast for £11.95 which is served all day. A choice of striploin of beef, rack of pork or chicken with all the trimmings. Aqua pride themselves in using fresh seasonal produce sourced from local suppliers. Be sure to check them out!

Table setting at Aqua - Best Sunday Roast in Sussex and Lewes

Mid Sussex Golf Club, Ditchling

In the heart of Sussex, Mid Sussex Golf Club describes itself as ‘more than just a golf course’. Its newly refurbished bar and lounge and restaurant boasts some of the best facilities in the area for members and guests. Each and every Sunday the spacious bar and restaurant serves Sunday Carvery which includes a selection of 5 locally sourced types of meat served with fresh Vegetables, Yorkshire Puddings, Pigs in blankets and a selection of differently flavoured gravies. Starters and Desserts are also available and can be chosen from our menu on the day.

Mid Sussex Golf Course

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 Review

Wickwoods Exterior - Best Sunday Roasts in Sussex

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? Sunday Roast Review

Steak main course - Best Sunday Roasts in Sussex

 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 an innovative Gastro Menu this venue caters for everybody. Great for a Sunday stroll.

Best Sunday Roasts in Sussex - the Plough Inn, Rottingdean

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.

Best Sunday Roasts in Sussex - The Jolly Sportsman

Sunday Roast Alternatives.

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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.

gars-chinese-brighton-restaurant, sunday lunch

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.

curry leaf cafe, pakodi dish, Sunday lunch

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.

The Chilli Pickle, Indian Restaurant, Brighton, Sunday lunch

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. Recent winner of Best Family dining at the 2015 Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Awards, they offer 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.

Savoury afternoon tea dish at Terre à Terre, Brighton, Sunday lunch

Bucket & Spade Cafe, Brighton Seafront

Forming part of the old Victorian Arches underneath the Kings Road, the Bucket and Spade Cafe is ideally located on the Promenade, next to the Kings Road Playground & Paddling Pool. The Bucket & Spade Cafe is the perfect place to bring the family, with a large selection of children’s meals and snacks on offer. They have plenty of book crayons and chalk board tables to keep the little ones entertained.

Bucket and Spade Cafe, Brighton, Children's play area, Brighton seafront, Sunday lunch

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.

Prawn linguine at Jamie's Italian restaurant, Brighton, Sunday lunch

Chaula’s Indian Restaurant – Central Brighton & Lewes

Curry on a Sunday? Why not we say. Try ‘the food of India…’ here at Chaula’s locations in Brighton or Lewes. Enjoy selected starters free with every main course on a Sunday 11 til 3 then 5 til 10.30pm. Available in both their locations. Chaula’s is one of our top three choice for Indian restaurants in Brighton and Sussex. A must try, whichever day of the week.

Meat thali chaulas, Sunday lunch

Al Duomo Italian Restaurant – Central Brighton

A great option for a Sunday offering a little something for everyone – Pizza, pasta, steaks, fish. Set over 5 different floors, Al Duomo’s is the longest serving specialist Italian ristorante in central Brighton and has been serving its customers since 1991. Great value for money and authentic Italian in a great atmosphere. Perfect for big family gatherings on a Sunday or celebrations.

Sea bass, Sunday lunch

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, with outdoor space too.

Ribs, Sunday lunch

Brighton Sunday Lunch – Riddle and Finns

A great place to pop into on a Sunday whether for brunch/lunch or dinner. The Riddles team do a surprisingly good choice of dishes offering scallops, mussels and lobster as alternatives to a more traditional Sunday brunch/lunch. Think marble topped tables, candelabra’s and just the smell of fresh ingredients cooked expertly.

Lobster salad at Riddle and Finns Brighton, Sunday lunch

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. You won’t find English versions of Indian dishes here, just great quality authentic Indian dishes and a great alternative Brighton Sunday Lunch.

Eastern Eye, Indian Restaurant, Sunday lunch, Brighton

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.

Moksha Best Brunch in Brighton

V & H Café, Breakfasts and Brunches, Holland Road, Hove

Winner of the 2015 Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Awards, V&H offer a range of enticing dishes including Eggs Hebridean of Scotch black pudding and free range poached eggs on gluten-free breakfast muffins topped with Hollandaise – homemade baked beans, sautéed chestnut mushrooms and free range/gluten free pork sausages and bacon. Must have roast beef on a Sunday? – Try their roast beef sandwich with home-made horseradish yoghurt and rocket on fresh sourdough.

V&H-Restaurants-Brighton-brunch, Sunday lunch