Posted: April 5, 2019
Sunday Roasts in Bristol’s City Centre
These days every establishment with a kitchen has a roast offering on Sundays, and with so much choice it can be difficult to choose where to go. To help you make the right decision and avoid a disappointing roastie (or even worse, no cauliflower cheese!) the Bristol City Centre BID has put together just some of the places you can get a roast this Sunday…
The chefs at King Street Brewhouse aim to provide a menu full of pub classics with a twist. It’s roast menu is no different with all your favourites, including topside beef, belly pork and chicken breast accompanied by somewhat non-traditional trimmings such as sweet potato puree and kale – they even offer fries as a side! There’s also a selection of small plates for that friend who isn’t a fan of roasts, and some decent vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
Bun Fiction at Kongs
With vegan alternatives improving by the day it wasn’t going to be long before a kitchen serving strictly vegan roasts appeared in the city, and the guys at Bun Fiction are doing it incredibly well! Currently occupying the kitchen at Kong’s of King Street, Bun Fiction started as a market stall serving vegan sandwiches and seitan “wings” and since starting their plant-based roast service they’ve been regularly selling out. You can’t book for Sundays, so get down there early to avoid disappointment.
Pata Negra launched their alternative Sunday lunch menu this week and it looks delicious! Sticking to their tapas roots the menu is designed to be shared and features plenty of classic tapas options alongside roast potatoes, pork belly and nut roast. Not for the traditionalists among us, this roast is guaranteed to be like nothing you’ve ever had before, so go in with an open mind and prepare to be converted to roasting the Spanish way!
It might be the little sister of King Street Brewhouse, but the roast menu at Prince Street Social has a more grown up edge to it than its pub predecessor. Decent sized starter and dessert menus compliment a well thought-out main menu consisting of classic meats, interesting vegetarian and vegan options and a fish pie for those wanting something a bit different. They’ve also got an extensive wine selection to compliment your Sunday lunch.
The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, affectionately known as The Volley amongst Bristolians, love truly seasonal and local food using ingredients from some of Bristol’s best suppliers, and you can taste the quality and care in their fabulous roast lunches. Mains include salt marsh lamb, Gloucester old spot pork belly and West Country sirloin, or if you just can’t decide (and have a big appetite) go for The Volley Triple – that’s right, all three meats on the same plate!
Park Street and Queens Road
These guys pride themselves on being really good at weekends – think locally sourced meat and veg and “ultimate” Bloody Marys to combat the Sunday blues. Tucked away off the top of the bustling Park Street, The Square Club at Berkeley Square Hotel can often be overlooked when it comes to finding somewhere to eat in Bristol, but it’s definitely up there with some of the best when it comes to roasts!
If you’re after a fancy Sunday lunch with top quality trimmings, look no further than The Lost and Found. All their roasts are served with garlic roast potatoes, thyme roasted purple carrots, candy beetroots, butternut squash, shallots and, of course, a Yorkshire pudding. The food menu is small but refined and the extensive cocktail menu more than makes up for the limited selection of roasts on offer.
One of the few places that serves a full regular menu alongside their roasts on Sundays, The Botanist is the place to go if you don’t want to be limited in your options – sharers, steaks, burgers and pub classics are just the beginning of this huge menu! They also offer a trio of roasts for the greediest of customers and bottomless gravy as standard, it’s almost impossible to leave here feeling hungry!
What’s better than a roast on Sunday? A roast with bottomless drinks, of course! At The Florist on Park Street you can opt for two or three course lunches (fairly priced at £18.50 and £22.50 respectively) and bottomless Prosecco, bloody Marys or Tribal ale for just £10 extra. The main menu is concise and classic, with more adventurous sides including gin and tonic chipolatas and peas and soya beans with fresh mint.
A contender for the lowest priced roast in Bristol, if not the world, you can get your hands on a Sunday lunch at All In One for just £5.90! Expect no frills, traditional options served with roast potatoes, carrots, peas (controversial) and gravy, and you can even add a starter of soup or a whole host of puds for a mere £2 each. As far as we can see there isn’t a vegetarian option on the menu, so this might be worth checking before bringing your veggie mates along!
It’s no secret that this small pub serves a slap-up Sunday lunch – they’re the most recent winners of ‘best roast’ at the Good Food awards! Their menu would not be out of place at a fine dining establishment, but it’s served with a down to earth demeanour and a highly competitive price tag. They are, however, fully booked until June so you’ll have to wait to enjoy their critically acclaimed roasts, but we promise it’ll be worth it.
Restaurants and bars on boats are not in short supply in Bristol, but the Glassboat Brasserie stands out for its elegant interior and beautiful food and wine. Throughout the week the menu consists of carefully chosen, classic French dishes, and its Sunday lunch menu contains plenty of nods to its fine dining roots. Think oysters to start, Soufflé Suissesse for the main event and chocolate mousse with almond praline for dessert, all washed down with a Paris Spritz.
Tucked down a side street in St Nicholas Market, The Crown might not come to mind first when you’re thinking of a place to eat. More commonly known as a traditional pub with a strictly rock music policy, this rough-around-the-edges establishment has improved their roast offering in recent years, focusing on simple and inventive Sunday lunches. You can also add one of their signature hangover cures to your meal at a discounted price.
The Jetty at Bristol Harbour Hotel has also brought bottomless beverages to Sundays, with a choice of endless Prosecco, bloody Marys, champagne or espresso martinis to accompany your meal. The menu is small, but with starters including moules marinière and cheese soufflé, and classic mains such as chicken, beef and pork, who needs more options? Coming in at £39.50 or £54, depending on your drink choice, however, this is definitely one for a special occasion!