The pick of the best Sunday roasts and Sunday roast alternatives.
Traditional British pub roast, Indian, trip to a country pub? Here is our Sunday lunch guide for Brighton, Hove and Sussex with supporting reviews where possible.
Roasts – Brighton Restaurants and Food Pubs
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 chouce of meats, catch of the day and risotto. Private dining up to 12 also available in Brighton’s highest scoring restaurant in the Good Food Guide. Menu. Sunday Roast Review
Malmaison, The 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
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.
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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 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.
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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.
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.
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The Jetty Restaurant, King’s Road
Newly opened in July 2016 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.
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 2-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.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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, vegetables and proper Yorkshires). Grilled plaice and bistro burgers are other options.
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. 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.
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.
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Roasts – Hove Restaurants and Food Pubs
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 Style – Friendly neighbourhood local
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 1pm.
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.
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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Roasts – Sussex Restaurants and Food Pubs
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!
Wingrove House, Alfriston
Wingrove House, located in the village of Alfriston on the outskirts of Brighton, has undergone a refurbishment in 2016. The 19th-century colonial house offers pretty gardens and seasonal menus to choose from. Wingrove House use local, seasonal ingredients to provide top quality Sunday roasts in a relaxed, rural setting. If you want to get out of the city this is a must!
The Crown Inn, Horsted Keynes
The Crown Inn is situated at Horsted Keynes, just past Lindfield around 35 minutes from Brighton. There’s a friendly and relaxing atmosphere at The Crown Inn, and with head chef Simon’s years of experience in fine dining you’re in for a real treat with their Sunday lunches! Open from 12:00-15:00 it’s advised you book ahead.
The Schooner Inn, Southwick
Situated in an 18th Century building with a warm welcome, real fires and stunning panoramic views overlooking lady bee marina & the harbour it’s a wonderful place to spend the evening or a Sunday lunch. Roast options include: Roast sirloin of beef, vegetable wellington and honey and mustard glazed gammon.
The Rose & Crown, Cuckfield
The Rose & Crown is situated in the picturesque village Cuckfield, around 35 minutes from Brighton. It is a family business run by Simon & Mark Dennis, who also run the popular sister venue the The Crown Inn at Horsted Keynes. Serving modern British food and a great selection of drinks there’s a fabulous beer garden, a lounge or the main restaurant you can enjoy your Sunday lunch in!
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.
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 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.
Limes of Lindfield, Lindfield
Serving traditional Sunday roasts with all the trimmings, plus alternative vegetarian and fish dishes too, Sunday at Limes is perfect for everyone. With their competitive set-menu of two courses for £17.45, and three for £20.95, and also a tempting specials board, it’s difficult to resist spending a pleasant afternoon feasting in this country village bistro. 35 minutes drive from Brighton.
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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.
The Talbot, Cuckfield
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.
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.
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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.
The Oak Barn, Burgess Hill
The Sunday Menu comprises of their bar sandwich menu or a la carte classics & a Sunday Roast menu. All of the roasts are served with rosemary roast potatoes, honey roasted parsnips & carrots, homemade cauliflower cheese, seasonal market vegetables, crackling and – wait for it… a jug of extra homemade gravy!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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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 Alternatives.
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 include 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. Available on the last Sunday of the month only. Book in advance.
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.
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.
Eatalio, Italian Street Food Queens Rd
A new venue to Brighton which brings you that typically Italian Street Food experience and offering the type of menu where you can also grab and go if you didn’t want to eat in. Giving you a range of small bites, salad bowls and piada options and Brighton’s first ever Italian street food concept. By the way, they really know how to serve a good coffee, a mean brunch bap and you must try their piada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coggings & Co – Burger Restaurant – Seven Dials
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 and ice creams. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Oki-Nami – Japanese and Sushi – New Road
Authentic oriental dining and drinking and a great roast equivalent. Why not try the Gyu Wafu Teri which is Sirloin steak served on a sizzling platter with Oki-Nami Wafu-Teri Sauce with braised vegetables and traditional Japanese sticky rice at £19.95. Located in central Brighton and arguably our best Japanese venue.
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.
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.
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 Malaysian or Indonesian cuisine? Special Offers include 3 courses for £14.95. If you’re looking for exceptional food, excellent service and exotic cuisine- then give the Bali Brasserie a try.
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.
Riddle and Finns, Meeting House Lane
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.
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.
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.
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 – home made 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.
Nuposto, Pizzeria and Bar, West St
Serving you a slice of Naples on Brighton’s West Street, Nuposto Italian restaurant brings you the real deal Italian pizza with all the smells of authentic Italy. With two successful restaurants on Naples seafront, this venue is social and spacious and have even served pizza to the pope. Great for beach takeouts too – or a slice of Italian cake.
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?