A Perfect Sunday Roast in Brighton, Hove and Sussex
Finding the best Sunday lunches or Sunday roast is a real art form!
We have all been there, you wake up on a Sunday morning, your head may be hurting from the night before, or you simply just need to get into the countryside and do something with your day.
Surely you cannot cope with Sunday TV, you need to be brave, face the world and just imagine if you found the most amazing Sunday roast dinner to make you feel alive and nourished?!
With over 400 options for Sunday Roasts or Sunday Lunches
Now in Brighton there are close to 400 restaurants and pubs to choose from so it is important you are educated about who serves what, what time the kitchen closes and whether you do get quality roast crackling with your roast pork? Plus, this list of Sunday dinner options gets larger the further you go into Sussex!
Each Brighton or Sussex pub or restaurant has its unique attractions when it comes to looking at the quality of a Sunday lunch. So in this section we want to find the roast that your mum makes, which ones are family friendly, find fine dining roasts, discover alternative Sunday lunch options – plus a lot of us do enjoy our Sunday lunch trips into the country don’t we!
Brighton has even created its very own facebook group of Sunday Roast critics – it just shows you what a serious matter this is.
Here is the Restaurants Brighton guide to Sunday Lunches in Brighton and wider Sussex. Let us know if you have any restaurants to add and please feel free to leave your comments on the site.
The listed food pubs/ gastro pubs and restaurants are in no particular order and we hope to see the list grow over time:
Sunday Lunches and Sunday Roasts, Brighton Food Pubs & Restaurants
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 £19.95. Roast Du Vin offers a rib of beef or Normandy chicken (with all the trimmings, vegeatbles and proper Yorkshires). Grilled plaice and bistro burgers are other options. Sunday Roast Rating: 9/10
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 £15.95. Every Sunday 1pm – 4pm. Sunday Roast Rating: currently ungraded.
The Coach House Brighton, Middle Street
Serving you a modern take on what a restaurant and pub should be, this intimate and friendly venue has been part of our ‘Brighton’ for quite some time and serves a great Sunday Roast menu. Get there early to get in their beautiful courtyard – or snuggle around their indoor fire. Sunday Roast Rating: currently ungraded.
The Jolly Poacher, Ditchling Road
A 2012/ 2013 addition to Sunday pub dining and definitely one to try if you if you want a 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. Near The Level/ Preston Park. Sunday Roast Rating: 9/10
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 Sunday Roast Rating: 8/10
The Cuthbert Pub & Kitchen- Queens Park Area
The Cuthbert is a new venue for 2012 and a great food pub which is making all the right noises. Offering a well executed front of house service, combined with a relaxing contemporary warm feel – this newly renovated venue is hosted by a team with a background in food and it comes highly recommended. Here is their Sunday Menu Roast Rating: 9/10
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 35 day dry-aged roast sirloin or their whole roast chicken with stuffing? Both for 2 to share. Their menu. Sunday Roast Rating: 9/10
Waterhouse Bar ‘Sunday Jazz’ – Kings Road
Sit, savour and finish the weekend in style whilst appreciating the sounds of the Jazz Band. Be greeted with either a Sunday staple Bloody Mary or Bucks Fizz before being shown to your table. Hors d’oeuvres, succulent roasts and all the trimmings. Book in advance. Sunday Roast Rating: currently ungraded.
Sunday Lunches and Sunday Roasts, Hove Food Pubs & Restaurants
L’Eglise French Restaurant, New Church Road
Sunday lunches at L’Eglise are absolutely divine and are fast becoming one of the destination venues for a classic french interpretation of a Sunday dinner. Roasts available include Pork Belly, South Downs rolled shoulder of lamb (£12) – all served with an incredible signature jus. On the other hand, why not try their Cote de Boeuf? Sunday Roast Rating: 9.5
The Little Fish Restaurant, Upper Market Street
A relative newcomer to the Hove restaurant dining experience and an eagerly awaited arrival. This fish restaurant is all about simplicity, food of the highest order and customer service to match. Head Chef Duncan Ray has worked at a number of AA Rosetted and Michelin starred venues. Sunday Roast Rating: Currently ungraded
The Iron Duke Pub, Waterloo Street
Known for its great Thai food during the week, the Iron Duke is also a dab hand at providing a cracking roast on a Sunday between the hours of 12.30-6.30pm. Crispy Belly of Pork, Roast Sirloin of Beef, Thyme and All Spice Butter Roast Free Range Chicken, Carrot and Chickpea Loaf (v) Sunday Roast Rating: 8.5/10
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. Sunday Roast Rating: 8/10
Graze Restaurant, Western Road, nr Brunswick Sq.
From strip loins of beef to pork belly, nut roasts to pan fried 8oz steaks. Graze gives you 2 fabulous courses for just £18 using the best quality local produce in their Good Food Guide rated restaurant in central Hove. Here is their full British Sunday Lunch menu. Sunday Roast Rating: Ungraded
The Forager Pub in Hove, Stirling Place
Maybe one of the best roasts in town? This venue has recently won awards for its food and the roasts here are to die for honestly. Great selection of ales and wine too. Place for the kids too. Terry Durack raves about it. Please pre-book. Sunday Roast Rating: 9/10
Sunday Country Roast Dinners – Sussex Food Pubs & Restaurants
The Jolly Sportsman 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. Menu 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 Rating 9/10
Stanmer House Restaurant, Stanmer Park
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. Sunday Roast Rating: 8.5/10
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 a innovative Gastro Menu this venue caters for everybody. Sunday Roast Rating 8.5/10
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. Sunday Roast Rating: 8.5/10 Findon Village, Findon Square, Outside Brighton.
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, animals welcome. Roast rating 8.5
Sunday Dining Alternatives – Seafood, Fish, Oysters, Spanish, American, Indian and more
Oki-Nami – Japanese and Sushi – New Road
Authentic oriental dining and drinking and a great roast equivalent. Why not try Chashu Pork Bento at £11.95. Slow roasted pork shoulder marinated with chilli miso and served with sesame spinach, steamed rice, salad and miso soup. Sunday Lunch Rating 8.5/10
Bellota – Spanish Restaurant – Tapas y Bar
Bellota is a relatively new Spanish restaurant in Brighton and it serves a superb Sunday paella at £9.95 as a great Sunday dining alternative. This is as traditional as it gets in Spain and this particular Spanish restaurant will have all the Iberian extras. Brighton Sunday Lunch Rating 8.5/10
Terraces Bar and Grill, Marine Parade
Terraces Bar and Grill is the stunning looking, glass fronted building which sits overlooking Madeira Drive, the Brighton Wheel and sits just behind the Brighton Sealife Centre. Why not go and try their ‘Mediterranean full grill menu. ’ Sunday Lunch Rating 8/10
Fishy Fishy, East Street
Fishy Fishy provides great fish and none fish options – for a Sunday meal with a difference. From seasonal lobster to crab, dover sole to local cod. Fishy Fishy is relaxed and informal dining, with great service. A thoroughly good time was had by all. Sunday Lunch Rating: 9/10
Riddle and Finns, Meeting House Lane
A great place to pop into on a Sunday whether for brunch/ lunch or dinner. We actually made the brunch thing and the Riddles team do a surprisingly good choice of dishes but offering scallops, mussels and lobster as alternatives. Definitely worth a look for an alternative type of Sunday Sunday Lunch Rating: 9/10
Ague Dulce Spanish Restaurant, Kings Rd
Agua Dulce typifies Spanish cuisines and Agua Dulce has positioned itself as the authentic Spanish restaurant in Brighton. Why not try a range of tapas, seafood and paellas. Carlo and his team also show all the spanish football games in a private function space. Sunday Lunch Rating: 8.5/10 for the Spanish experience!
Yum Yum Ninja -Dim Sum Sundays, Meeting House La.
Coast to Coast on Brighton Marina offers you a very different Sunday Dining experience because it features some of our firm favourites but has no roast options. Think fish and chips, pizza, burgers, white bait, a rack of ribs, cocktails, full english Sunday brunches, great marina views and you are on the way there. Sunday Lunch Rating: 8.5/ 10
The Eastern Eye Indian Restaurant, London Road, Brighton
Delivering some of the best southern Indian Cuisine we have tasted, this restaurant attracts many of Brighton’s Indian residents and you won’t find modified ‘English versions’ of Indian dishes here – just a great quality authentic Indian restaurant. 2 courses on a Sunday £11.99 served 12-2.30 and 5.30 to 10.30. Any main course dish off the menu. Sunday Lunch Rating 9/10
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 just over to the South Downs National Park, 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?