Even when the sun is shining, those of us from colder climates do love our traditional Sunday roasts. Here at BBM, we’ve had an eat around town on your behalf to find the best roast dinners in Sydney. You’ll probably think it’s impossible to get a traditional roast dinner in Sydney, but believe us, there’s plenty of places in Sydney serving Sunday Roasts… so here’s a few where you can get your fill.
Discover the best traditional Sunday roasts in Sydney
Sunday Roast @ The Bat and Ball Hotel
The Bat and Ball Hotel is one of BBM’s favourite Roast Dinners in Sydney. Traditional Sunday roasts start from just $15 per head and this comes with all the trimmings including proper Yorkshire Puddings! Choose from Beef, Half a Chicken or Pork and wash it down with a $12 Jug of Coopers shared between your pals. If you’re British or Irish and looking for a taste of home, this the one for you.
495 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, 2010
Traditional Sunday’s @ P.J.O’Brien’s
P.J.O’Brien’s claim they do ‘The Best Sunday Roasts in Town’. With roast beef, roast lamb, roast chicken and their ‘roast of the day’, there’s a whole host of roasts to choose from (have we said ‘roast’ enough yet?). The meat comes served with a creamy mash, seasonal vegetables and gravy. You can stay on after your dinner for a whisky and PJ’s ‘Trad Sunday Sessions’, from 6-9pm, featuring live Irish music. Perfect to keep you warm from the chill outside.
57 King Street, Sydney
(02) 9290 1811
The Porterhouse Traditional Irish Sunday Roast
If you’re feeling a little bit homesick and are pining for a proper taste of home, then go to The Porterhouse. Cosy and traditional, they have award-winning food to fill your tummy, including what they call Sydney’s best and original roast. It comes served with roast potatoes, pumpkin, peas, carrots all topped off with Yorkshire pudding and gravy. The best bit about The Porterhouse’s roast is that it only costs $12. Pints of Guinness, Kilkenny and Bulmers are only $6 too, perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
233 Riley Street, Surrey Hills, 2010
Ph: 02 9211 4454
The Gazebo, Roast Chicken + Aperol Sunday Session
One of our favourite Sunday Sessions in Sydney, The Gazebo kick off Sunday with Aperol Spritz cocktails from $12 and we just love the Roast Chicken with Paprika Mash.
2 Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, 2011
ph: 02 9357 533
The Palace Hotel, Traditional Sunday Roast
The Palace Hotel is one of our favourite city pubs and every Sunday the put on a truly awesome Sunday Roast. Our top tip is to get there early and make the day of it.
73–742 George Street, Haymarket, Sydney, 2000
Pilu at Freshwater – Special Sunday Treat
For an expensive treat, take a trip to Pilu at Freshwater. It’s a little bit out the way, but if you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary or different special occasion, then it is so worth the effort. When we visited they did an oven roasted suckling pig with rosemary-scented crackling for $100 for two people. Yes, it is expensive, but it is the stuff of legend and comes served with pinzimonio, seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes. Booking ahead is recommended to ensure you get a table and a roast.
Moore Road, Harbord, 2096
Ph: 02 9938 3331
The Local Taphouse, Darlo, British Sunday Roast
The Local Taphouse, as the name suggests, is a great local pub with a fantastic selection of tap beers and great pub food. The interior is beautifully decorated and our favourite place to kick back with a beer is the rooftop. For around $20, you can get a proper traditional British style roast dinner special that comes with beef, pork and a traditional Yorkshire pub. Every roast dinner comes with a side of perfectly cooked crackling. The vegetables here get as much care and attention as the meat. The Local Taphouse is a taste sensation and must visit for a traditional Sunday Roast.
122 Flinders Lane, Darlinghurst, Sydney, 2010
Ph: (02) 9360 0088
Four In Hand, Paddington, Sunday Roast
Four In Hand do a weekly Sunday roast to die for. But if you feel like splashing out a bit, for $38 you can get the roast beef rump they do, which comes served with tongue, sweetcorn, bone marrow and smoked potato mayonnaise. Side dishes include salads with dressings that sound made up and steamed kipflers with shallots. When we last visited they were offering a whole suckling pig with accompaniments. The minimum headcount required for this meal was 10 people and you need to phone up and give the restaurant 48 hours notice, but what you get in return is a divine meal fit for royalty.
105 Sutherland Street, Paddington, NSW 2021
(02) 9362 1999
Paddo Inn, Sunday Session & Traditional Roast
Also located in Paddington is the Paddo Inn. Every week, from $27, they do a traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings. They also have an extensive drinks list, including many beers, wines and spirits. One of our favs for it’s Sunday Session with live DJ’s creating the atmosphere for a vibesy Sunday. Wines are available by the glass, but you might find it cheaper to order a bottle between friends and split the cost. Either way, it’s great food at a decent price, so what are you waiting for?
Here’s what they have to say: “On Sundays it’s all about the roast! Available from 12pm until sold out. Made by our very own British-born Head Chef Mark Holland. Riverine Sirloin beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, red wine jus, kale & honey-mustard root vegetables.”
338 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW, 2021
(02) 9360 9668