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Brighton Sunday Lunches

Sunday lunches or roasts are a social affair and Arcobaleno in Kemptown is all about creating an inclusive and welcoming space for all. The LGBTQ+ hub serves a mix of Maltese inspired food during the week but on Sundays, it’s all about the roast. Fun pop-culture inspired cocktails and entertainment from local talent make Arcobaleno a destination where you come for the roast and stay for the night. 

DaddyLonglegs, a charming pub nestled in Kemptown will delight you every Sunday with its classic Sunday roast offering. Choose from a selection of premium meats, including Dry Aged Roast Sirloin of Beef, Roast Chicken Breast, and Rolled Pork Belly, served with all the traditional trimmings. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available, such as Smoked Tofu & Beetroot Wellington (Vegan), Wild Mushroom Bon Bons or Puff Pastry Goats Cheese Tart. Don’t miss their signature smoked Cauliflower Cheese and delicious desserts like Frangipane and Apple & Salted Caramel Pie

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, there’s a kids roast choice for the little ones, and for special dietary requirements, there’s gluten-free and plant-based roasts. Every week a surprise ‘guest roast’ is featured including options like duck, lamb or gammon. Also, if a Bloody Mary’s calling you then look no further! Pre-order option is available for late Brighton Sunday roast bookings.

Voted best Sunday roast in Brighton at the 2024 Brighton Restaurant Awards. At Ladies Mile Pub you will find a serving of all the classics, together with vegetarian and vegan options. All are served in ample portions with garlic and herb roasties, glazed carrots, root mash and extras such as cauliflower cheese, pigs in blankets and stuffing balls. A kid’s menu is available and booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Cyan elevates Brighton Sunday roasts to epic proportions. You get an amazing feast in an amazing setting. Cyan brings elegance, comfort and sensational food to the occasion for those searching for something special on a Sunday. Visit for an expertly cooked roast dinner with all the trimmings and some traditional, delicious pudding options that we think are worth visiting for alone. A quick hop across the road for a seafront walk before or after makes it one of the best destinations in the City to indulge all your senses. 

The Chimney House offers a delightful selection of Brighton Sunday lunches and roast dinners, featuring options like beef, pork, lamb, chicken, or a vegetarian wellington. In addition to the Sunday roast, they also offer other tempting mains such as fish and chips, burgers, and more. Indulge your sweet tooth with one of their delectable desserts to conclude your Sunday lunch experience. Conveniently located just north of the Seven Dials and the Old Shoreham Rd, and east of Dyke Road, The Chimney House is the perfect destination for a satisfying weekend meal.

A unique alternative to the traditional Brighton Sunday Roast and one of Brighton’s best steak restaurants. 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? The Coal Shed is one of the hottest tickets in town so make sure you book well in advance. 

The Cleveland Arms is a popular local Brighton pub with a warm atmosphere and a friendly team. Popular with families due to its excellent kids’ menu and nearby parks, Sundays, however, are a particular favourite. The Cleveland Sunday roasts have scored a top-10 spot in the BRAVOs as well as national awards. They pride themselves on using local producers, making the most of the fabulous bounty on our doorsteps, which really shows in the flavoursome Sunday offering. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole is renowned for its exceptional Sunday roast options, providing a delectable dining experience for guests. They offer a variety of mouthwatering roasts, including succulent roasted beef, tender roast chicken, and flavourful roast lamb, all served with an array of traditional accompaniments like Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, and seasonal vegetables. Whether you’re a meat lover or prefer a vegetarian option, the DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole ensures that everyone can savour a delicious Sunday lunch. With its elegant ambiance and impeccable service, it’s the perfect place to gather with family and friends and indulge in a hearty and satisfying meal.

If you’re looking to add to your Sunday Lunch hotspots, the Hotel Du Vin should be high on your list. The Roast Du Vin is something to behold – and at a reasonable fixed price for two or three courses. The incredible starter option is a buffet of delights – The French Market Table is loaded with everything from soups and seafood to meats, salads, and bread. The main course is the classic Roast Sirloin of Beef or Roast Chicken and Stuffing, or a choice from the Plats Principaux Menu. The great thing about the Roast Du Vin is if you’re dining with the kids, or more particular eaters – there is something for everyone. The sweet finishes include light mousses, sorbets or the classic apple and blackberry crumble served with custard.

The Dorset brings you everything you long for in a country pub, right in the centre of town – A rustic interior, a classic pub grub menu, alfresco dining and a welcoming, friendly front of house team. Not only is their A La Carte menu top notch, but they also offer a brilliant Sunday Roast menu with plenty of variety. Choose from a selection of meats or vegetarian options, all served with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, seasonal vegetables and a good old Yorkshire pudding.

Malmaison Brighton has kept Sunday Lunch simple with just one meat choice on their Roast Card. Their star of the show, the Grass Fed Sirloin of Beef, is known for its exceptional quality. However, the A la Carte menu is available every day, and on Sunday’s you can pair any of those dishes with full roast trimmings. Result. Enjoy sides such as Yorkshire puddings, cauliflower cheese, crispy potatoes, and broccoli. The atmosphere at Malmaison encourages quality time with loved ones. Park up for free, or jump on the number 7 bus and enjoy a scenic seafront walk past the Marina before or after your meal.

Petit Pois is a popular French style bistro on Ship Street serving a delicious roast menu on Sunday’s. Three meat options are available, plus one vegetarian option, all served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, honey roast carrots and a red wine jus. With a purely French wine list to choose from, sip on a heady Bordeaux or a lighter Gamay for the ultimate Petit Pois dining experience. Booking in advance is advisable as this is a popular spot for Brighton Sunday roast seekers.

Bohemia is a deceptively large bar, all day eatery and music venue in the heart of the Lanes. Set over three floors with a mix of gothic and modish interior. Sunday lunches or Brighton Sunday roasts are served with chicken, beef and vegan options as well as children’s portions. All come accompanied with seasonal veg, lashings of gravy and obligatory roasties in plentiful quantities. 

Adjoining The Cricketers saloon bar is a coach house dining space with ample space for getting together for some Sunday lunch. In addition to a classic Brighton Sunday lunch menu the kitchen also serves a range of sandwiches and classic pub fare (burgers, fish and chips), so you’re not stuck for choice. But let’s face it, if you’re on this page, you probably want the full works, which The Cricketers deliver excellently. Located in Brighton’s historic Lanes. 

For many Roast aficionados in Brighton the association of Phil Bartley Kitchens with the Sunday service is a mark of trusted quality. During the week The West Hill serves up artisanal sourdough pizzas but on Sunday Phil’s team deliver their honed roasts, featuring locally sourced, excellent quality ingredients and seasonal veg given the Phil Bartley finesse. Always a good option for meat and plant eaters alike. 

The ever so popular and super-cool New Club joins the roast party each autumn, and in their super-cool way, they do it late. If Saturday night spilt into Sunday morning and you’ve missed lunchtime service, there’s no need to worry. The New Club bringins 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. Roasts at the New Club are seasonal so check their website to see if it’s on. 

Post House, in the Lanes, is an all day eatery that moves from cafe culture by day to intimate evenings of small plates on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.. But on Sunday it’s all about Brighton’s favourite tradition, the roast. They offer a good selection of classics: beef, pork, chicken and a plant packed vegan option. All served with seasonal veg, lashings of gravy and garlic and herb roasties. The venue itself is suitable for all sorts of gatherings – feeling more like a pub downstairs and a restaurant upstairs (plus a lovely big garden for the summer). Roasts are served from midday until 6pm, so booking is advisable.

Brighton’s first vegan pub, The Roundhill, is situated away from the hustle and bustle near Fiveways and The Level. The outside seating provides a lovely spot on a sunny afternoon, and it’s family-friendly, welcoming dogs, so you can bring the whole family along. With a choice of three delicious vegan mains, each accompanied by a whole roster of trimmings, including a Yorkshire pudding (yes, vegan-friendly!), rich red wine gravy, garlic roast potatoes, buttered carrots, and much more. Booking ahead is advised.

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.

Always a hit with lunchtime diners, Curry Leaf Cafe‘s great-value thali platters can now be enjoyed anytime on Sundays (12-3pm and 5:30-9pm). These nutritionally balanced meals for one include poppadums, street food, your choice of curry, rice, naan, sides and dips, and are priced from £15.95. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Here’s to new Sunday traditions – best enjoyed with friends and family!

Savour a unique Sunday dining experience at terre à terre in Brighton, where each dish reinvents traditional expectations with a flair for creativity and sustainability. Start your meal with a choice of inventive aperitifs, then enjoy globally-inspired starters like the Middle Eastern Cauli Fritter Za’atar and the vibrant Victoria Dholka. For mains, indulge in the signature rostis, masterfully crafted with local, seasonal ingredients. Complement your feast with a selection of organic beverages. terre à terre will transform your Sunday into something extraordinary.

The Mesmerist, located in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes, promises irresistible Sunday lunch that will satisfy all your roast cravings. Spoil yourself with succulent roast chicken breast and six hour braised pork belly or opt for a yummy carrot roulade for the vegetarians. As the Mesmerist is a notable cocktail bar, you will also be able to enjoy a Bloody Mary on the side or a lovely bottle of wine.

Hove Sunday Lunches

Once a month Wild Flor host their Sunday Club where they serve their Sunday feast. A seasonal three course set menu is available with a vegetarian option if you let them know when booking. The feast will begin with a welcome drink and selection of table snacks to start your Sunday feast experience. As the menu changes monthly you’ll find a new offering at each sitting and there are always exciting wine pairing suggestions for each new course. The three course feast with snacks is £65 per person. If you opt for the wine pairing this is an additional £30 per person.

The Better Half is a traditional pub that serves great food. Located in Hove, it’s one the oldest pubs in the area and is tucked away. The cosy pub is decorated with traditional furnishings yet with a modern twist, and the log burner is the perfect spot to sit in the winter. Serving Sunday Roasts from 12pm to 6:30pm. There’s the choice of four meats, two vegetarian options, and children’s portions for £8. Choose from beef, lamb, pork or chicken. From the vegetarian options there’s a seitan roasted ‘lamb’ or seasonal wellington which come with all of the delicious trimmings. If you have room for something sweet, there’s a dessert menu with four sweet dishes or a cheeseboard to choose from. Be sure to book in advance so you don’t miss out.

Carne in Hove, offers an excellent Sunday roast menu that promises an extra special dining experience. The menu features a range of delectable mains, including a delicious vegetarian option, but the standout dish is their slow-cooked dry aged beef sirloin. Served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, cauliflower cheese, gravy and Yorkshires, this Sunday roast is unmissable. Carne is a perfect choice for those seeking a comforting and satisfying Sunday feast with family or friends in a relaxed and stylish environment.

Hove Place is a traditional Hove pub with one of the biggest outdoor spaces to eat and drink in the area. There is lots of sheltered seating in their large heated garden which makes for a traditional setting with a good selection of ales and wines. Hove Place also deliver a quality Sunday roast – book in advance to avoid disappointment.

As a popular family destination, Sunday lunch at The Gather Inn is a safe bet for families but also caters well for those seeking a more laid back Sunday session by the sea. Roasts come with all the favourite trimmings and there is a fab selection of delicious mains to crown them with. You’ll find options such as slow cooked brisket beef, lemon and thyme corn fed chicken and a delicious vegan butternut squash and beetroot wellington.

The Market Restaurant presents a unique spin on Sunday roasts, replacing the conventional roast meat, potatoes, and two vegetables with a shared Spanish Suckling pig, accompanied by three tapas selections sourced from the a la carte menu. In addition to their signature Brighton Sunday best, they continue to offer their regular daily menu and daily specials. Sunday menu here.

Hove’s neighbourhood bar, Tapestry, sets the bar high with its Sunday roasts. Continuing their sharing ethos, each roast is served family-style. Each guest receives a plate with their choice of meat or non-meat main, while the table is adorned with seasonal vegetables, perfect roast potatoes, along with extras available like cauliflower cheese and pigs in blankets for all to enjoy. Elevate your Sunday roast experience with Bottomless Sundays, where you can indulge in bottomless drinks for 1.5 hours alongside unlimited veggies and roasties!

The Farm Tavern in Hove serve the traditional Sunday spread with a delicious vegan roast and children’s menu. Tempting sides such as cauliflower cheese and pigs in blankets are the stuff Sunday dreams are made of. For those who enjoy a Bloody Mary, there’s The Farm Tavern’s signature Mary’s to choose from.

Sussex

Looking for the perfect Sunday outing? Look no further than The Jolly Sportsman in East Chiltington, arguably one of the most picturesque pubs in Sussex. Their Sunday roast menu features a delightful selection of main dishes, including Braised English lamb, Sussex pork loin, 32-day aged English sirloin cooked on the bone, and Smoked treacle glazed Kentish celeriac.

Set in a stunning Sussex pub and B & B, expect a charming and picturesque setting that’s both child and dog-friendly, with plenty of hidden nooks to discover. And if Sunday classics aren’t your first choice, fear not! The menu also offers other pub classics like fish of the day, pie of the day, and even oysters.

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.

Sundays at Terra Restaurant offer a delightful treat with their Sunday lunch. Choose from a variety of roast joints, fish, and plant-based options, all sourced from local producers, ensuring fresh ingredients and support for the local community. Don’t miss their highly recommended Sunday roast sharing platters. Enjoy the garden on warmer days, complete with fire pits and spectacular views of the downs. Live music may accompany your Sunday afternoon. In summer, indulge in their BBQ option, featuring a full chicken with shareable sides for everyone to get stuck in.

Make the most of Sunday at Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate. Even if you’re not a fan of golf there’s plenty to explore in the grounds including their vineyard and fishing pond. A traditional Sunday lunch is served from 12.00 – 4pm. Made using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, this is a lavish roast served in opulent surroundings. 

 A 50% deposit is required. Bookings are essential.

The Brits are well known for their love of roasts, and Morley’s Bistro does not let the team down. They offer a great Sunday menu for both the omnivore and herbivore alike. Their ingredients are sustainable and locally sourced, so expect a fantastic selection of seasonal veg to accompany your choice roast.

Situated in the foot of the Southdowns National Park and only 15 minutes outside of Brighton is The New Inn, a gastropub with Grade II listed charm and a heartfelt welcome. Meat is locally sourced and a lot of vegetables are grown in their own garden making freshness a real key to their success, Sunday roasts are an event at The New Inn and booking is strongly recommended. Serving five roast options on the menu where the meat is finished in the Josper oven for the ultimate Sunday roast experience. There’s also a vegetarian option and children can join in with a smaller portion at half price

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 Phil Bartley’s classic pub menu with a modern twist along with his famous ‘Bartley Roasts’, this venue caters for everybody. And a great spot for a Sunday stroll.

Enjoy the unique Sunday offering at The Cider Tap in Sussex, where they’ll elevate your Sunday roast expectations forever. Sustainability, quality and excellence are the values which underpin this charming, countryside restaurant. Food here is provided by exceptional kitchen outfit The Syndicate Kitchen and the three-course Sunday menu showcases their culinary flare. Each menu highlights one meat and one veg, pairs them with seasonal vegetables and tantalising sides and finishes with decadent desserts. You can partner your meal with an unparalleled choice of cider, or with other locally produced beverages. The venue can cater for any dietary requirements as well as offering an ‘under 5s dine free’ policy and under 12s at half price. 

Currently roasts are served every two weeks.