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.

Kindling Restaurant, East Street.

Kindling restaurant opened in late 2019 on East Street, although co-owners Ramin and Jane are well versed in the Brighton food scene having owned Food for Friends, also in The Lanes, for fifteen years. Kindling has an emphasis on local sustainable produce and cooking over an open grill which is the restaurant’s centrepiece. The idea of fire and food bringing people together is perhaps best conveyed in their Sunday Set, a sharing menu for two or more, ideal for groups to tuck into and spend some quality time together, eating quality food. The Sunday Set is also available as a vegan lunch.

Kindling restaurant Brighton

Malmaison or ChezMal, Brighton Marina

Enjoy a Sunday Roast at Chez Mal Brasserie in the Malmaison 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

roast at chez mal at brighton marina

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.

Hot coals off the Josper oven - The Coal Shed in 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 6 pm to keep the end of the weekend satisfyingly full and relaxed.

Petit Pois, Ship Street

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 roast seekers.

Petit Pois Brighton

The Cleveland Arms, Blakers Park

The Cleveland Arms is an independent pub that has been family run for over 30 years. Current owners Jamie and Sarah Davies have a long history in hospitality, in particular, pub and restaurant managing, and this is very obvious when visiting The Cleveland Arms. As well as their A La Carte menu, the award-winning Sunday roast at The Cleveland Arms is a massive hit with guests, with a variety of meats from local butcher Barfields, as well as plenty of choice for non-meat eaters and children too.

The Dorset, North Laines

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.

The Dorset Brigton

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 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

Cyan, Brighton Seafront

New to Brighton during winter 2019, Cyan brings a different feel to Sunday roasts in our city, saturated with pubs and bistros that we so love for serving us brilliant hearty plates of food. Cyan, however, brings a little elegance to the occasion for those searching for something special on a Sunday. A two course menu is on offer here for just £18, including an expertly cooked roast dinner with all the trimmings and some traditional, delicious pudding options that we think are worth visiting for alone…

Cyan Brighton
Photographed by Emma Croman

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

Sticky Toffee Pud at The Chimney House Restaurants 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 - Sunday roast 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?

The Mesmerist - Roast in Brighton

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.

Bloody Mary at The Hilton Metropole Brighton

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 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 is available for late roast bookings.

Black Lion 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. >

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. To top it off, why not enjoy some jazz music alongside your dinner in The Walrus Club? Find out more here. 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


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.

Chicken at The Old Bank Kemptown

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

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


Looking for something a little different to the standard meat and two veg on a Sunday? Head over the FOURTH AND CHURCH for roast dinner done in their own unique way. Explore a special selection of the small plates that pack a big punch flavour wise and are perfect for sharing with those you love (or to enjoy alone, if you fancy!). At just £25 per person, this feast is a real steal and is available 12pm-9pm every Sunday.


Wild Flor

The quality of the food at Wild Flor is never compromised, and rather excitingly they have shown this in their sumptuous Sunday offerings. For the omnivores, you can enjoy the finest of Sussex meats served with Yorkshire pudding, crispy beef fat potatoes, Savoy cabbage, carrot, cauliflower cheese and gravy. Herbivores don’t fear because you won’t be left disappointed with options like; risotto of Jerusalem artichoke, pecorino and chervil on the table.

Wild Flor Brighton

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

Sunday Roast at Market Restaurant, Hove

George Payne, Payne Avenue

The George Payne pub is a friendly and spacious venue offering a warm welcome, good ales and generously proportioned Sunday roasts served until 8.00 pm. There are always several meat options as well as a veggie and vegan options, all stacked high with generous quantities of veg, Yorkshires and lashings of gravy. Family-friendly at the George Payne includes the canine kind, so everyone is welcome, and being quite a roomy venue it’s good for big groups looking to laze in fine company and conversation for the last dregs of the weekend.

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 offers 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.

Interior at Libation Restaurants Brighton

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

Steak at Hove Bistro

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.

The Sussex Ox pub and farm

The New Inn, Hurstpierpoint

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 with four or five roasts on the menu, including a vegetarian option, children can join in with a smaller portion at half price.

Sunday Lunch Brighton

Morleys Bistro – Hurstpierpoint

The Brit’s are well known for their love of roasts, and the Morleys 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 sessional veg to accompany your choice roast.

Morleys Bistro - Hurstpierpoint

The Shepherd and Dog

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

Rathfinny Flint Barns, Alfriston

Amongst the vineyards and some of the best views over Cuckmere Haven there are in Sussex sits the historic buildings that make up the Flint Barns. A large, welcoming dining room boasting open fire places and a snug serves locally sourced Sunday roast dinner options to guests who can enjoy a walk around the grounds to work up their apatite. Book a table here.


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 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 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


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.

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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.

Lamb on the bone at Gars Restaurants Brighton

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


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


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