A toast to some of the tastiest roasts about town right now
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Sometimes, like when you had one too many sherbets the night before and you feel (and look) like boiled crap, you just can’t beat a home-cooked roast. Steaming hot spuds delivered straight from the oven into your gob - it’s a form of self-care.
Sometimes, though, it is nice to scrub up and head out for a Sunday roast instead and make the dishwashing someone else’s problem. There's nothing worse than scraping a gravy pan with a hangover. So, we asked Confidentials' followers over on our socials where to find the best Sunday roast in Liverpool and here we have it: 10 of the city’s best roasts to add to your roster. Dig in.
Take your seat at the intimate brasserie on the mezz at Duke Street Market for a Sunday roast with fine dining finesse. Fresh, organic ingredients with a focus on sustainability are at the helm here—and Sunday dinner is no exception. The set menu includes amuse bouche with five-grain sourdough bread and raw milk Wirral butter. Bookend your feast with a selection of supplementary chef’s snacks, heritage cheeses and petit four. Available on Sundays only; 2 courses for £37 or 3 courses for £45.
Barnacle, The Mezzanine, Duke Street Market, 46 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AS
Are you seduced by this sultry photo of The Blackburne’s steaming Sunday roast under the glowing light of the chef’s pass? We are and we aren’t afraid to admit it. In fact, The Blackburne’s roast dinner was highly spoken of amongst Confidentials followers so if you’re confused by your feelings right now, it’s all gravy, baby. Pick from roast beef, chicken, lamb or nut roast with all the trimmings your heart desires. Available from 12pm-7.30pm; booking required. A little outta town but worth the trip.
The Blackburne Arms, 24 Catharine Street, Liverpool L8 7NL
How about a traditional Sunday roast in a Grade II-listed building in the bustling business district? Choose from rare roast sirloin of beef, French trim chicken breast or a vegan root veg wellington—all served with roast potatoes, seasonal veg, Yorkshire pudding (apart from the wellington) and gravy. Available 12pm-5pm every Sunday and made with fresh local ingredients, producers and suppliers. A traditional roast is accompanied by less traditional sides and starters. Think asparagus and tenderstem with truffle aioli and courgette bhajis with mango chutney.
City Wine Bar, 21 Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9BS
The guys at Clockworks do not mess about when it comes to Sunday service. We’re talking roast ribeye of beef, crispy pork belly, roast chicken supreme or a roasted cauliflower steak for meat-free roast-hunters. All come with garlic and thyme roasties, Yorkshire pudding, sautéed kale, cauli puree and lashings of red wine gravy. Still hungry? There’s a selection of small plates available alongside the traditional roast options too. All locally-sourced ingredients and all served from 1.30pm every Sunday.
Clockworks, 11 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool L1 4JJ
Looking for a vegan Sunday roast in the city? Go Down the Hatch and dig into some meat alternative with all the trimmings. Plus, get a free plant-based cookie dough with every roast ordered for a lil somethin’ sweet after. Need it in your life? Make a reservation and mention that you want the roast because this Sunday service is by appointment only. Available from 12pm-8.30pm every week.
Down the Hatch, Basement, 62 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AA
Hunker down on Hope Street with one of the most coveted roasts in the city from Fred’s Sunday menu. Served 12pm-8pm, take your pick from 12-hour slow beef brisket, slow-cooked lamb, roast chicken or a mushroom and spinach nut roast. All accompanied by Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, seasonal veg and year-round pigs in blankets. Wash it all down with a Prosecco spritz and an after-dinner digestif. Don’t fancy a roast? Tuck into a traditional Neapolitan stone-baked pizza instead.
Frederiks, 32 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX
CBA peeling the spuds? Get yourself down to Sunday Social at Hanover Street Social for a traditional roast to rival your mum’s. Drown your choice of roast topside of beef, marmalade and honey roasted gammon, roast chicken or nut roast in rich homemade gravy and have at it. Level-up with a side of onion rings or pigs in blankets. Go for the Sunday roast, stay for the Malteasers crème brûlée. Enjoy 2 courses for £22.50 or 3 courses for £26.50.
Hanover Street Social, 16-20 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 4AA
Cooked by the Tex Mex team behind Low, Slow & Dough, the Love Lane Sunday roast is served until 6.30pm and once it’s gone, it’s gone. Take your pick from beef topside, roast chicken, vegetable wellington or beef short rib and accompany with some honey-roasted root veg, cauli cheese, stuffing, stock gravy and a choice of Yorkie pud or cornbread. Don’t forget to leave room for some Imperial stout brownies. You are in one of the city’s most beloved breweries after all. Live music starts from 5pm and the Big Sunday Quiz kicks off 7pm.
Love Lane, 62 Bridgewater Street, Liverpool L1 0AY
Ever wondered what Sunday lunch might look like a la Jack Sparrow? Take a trip down the Docks to The Smugglers Cove and find out. On the menu is a choice of roast sirloin of beef, pot roast lamb, roast chicken, slow-roast honey-glazed pork belly or celeriac, mushroom and pearl barley wellington. Sides are saying maple-glazed carrots, cranberry pigs in blankets, minted greens with almonds, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and gallons of gravy. Add bottomless bevvies for £15pp if it’s that kinda Sunday.
The Smugglers Cove, Britannia Pavillion Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD
Fancy eating the ultimate comfort food in cool, urban surroundings? Stick Ten Street Social’s Sunday roast on your to-do list, served from 2pm-6pm. Beef, chicken or vegan nut roast—the choice is yours. Save some space for the Ten Street Social apple pie spring roll—a crispy twist on a comforting classic. Oh, and if you’ve got any spring chickens in tow, there’s a mini roast dinner on the menu for them to tuck into too.
Ten Street Social, 8 Regent Road, Liverpool L3 7BX
Header Image: City Wine Bar
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