Sunday Roast Brighton Survival Guide

The Sunday roast is big business in Brighton, with pubs and restaurants pulling in hordes if they get that perfect combination of elements together. So if you’re after the big social ‘Sunday session’, a family get together or just a hearty meal to set you up for the week, there’s a roast and a venue for it.

For the best of Sunday’s best take a look at our top picks for all occasions; with fluffy on the inside crunchy on the outside roasties, inventive veg, succulent meats and lashings of rich gravy guaranteed!

Limited oven space, not enough cutlery and arguments about who washes up and who dries! No thank you. The Walrus can seat large numbers in their beautiful dining room and also offer live jazz alongside in The Walrus Club while Hove Place and The Cleveland Arms (who’s roasts are always award-winning in 2019) both have lovely outside space for those sunnier autumn days. For a country feel without travelling head to The Chimney House where foraged ingredients are regulars on the menu or to The Better Half in Hove for roasts served until 7pm.

We asked and you voted. Where is your favourite spot for Sunday lunching in Brighton? While The Geese, The Ladies Mile and The Coal Shed came out on top, we put together a list of the top 20 voted for by passionate Brightonians! We challenge you to work through the whole list.

Cyclists riding along a country lane passed the pub on a bright Summers day

Out Of Town

Sunday is a perfect day to escape the city and breathe in some fresh South Downs air. Stroll around The Long Man of Wilmington before visiting The Sussex Ox to experience roasts using meat and vegetables fresh from their farm just two miles away. If a pint of ale is a must on a Sunday, head over to The Shepherd and Dog or to The Sportsman Pub which has a climbing frame for the kids. Check out more Sussex pubs.

Why not treat yourself to a glamorous Sunday lunch in one of Brighton’s sleek and sexy venues. Sunday best and all that… Lots of our favourite Brighton hotels serve roasts, including GB1 Restaurant, Chez Mal, and The Hilton. For a little more country magic head to the beautiful grounds of Ghyll Manor, Wickwoods Hotel & Spa or Mid Sussex Golf Club.

With Brighton championing all things plant based right now, Sunday roast options for vegans and vegetarians are certainly not getting left behind. From banging nut roasts to alternative Sunday lunch options, we have put together a list of our favourite vegetarian and vegan roasts. We love The Roundhill, The Mesmerist and The Black Lion for their veggie options.

Sunday roast fit for royalty. Now we’ve got your attention. The Salt Room and The Coal Shed offer feasting style roast dinners with meat and accompaniments served to the table for sharing. A 500g cut of 35 day aged Black Angus Aberdeen sirloin is served alongside roast potatoes to die for and buttery seasonal veg. Book a table at the Coal Shed.

Heading into party season one or two Sunday morning hangovers are inevitable and is there anything better than an indulgent roast dinner to see you through? Tisburys Kitchen at Libation is gaining raving reviews, while longstanding favourite The Independent Pub is a favourite amongst Hanover folk.