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Top 5: Best Sunday Roasts in the North East

A classic Sunday Roast represents family, friends and the coming together for a warm hearty meal; and what could be better than filling our tums on a chilly North East day?

Written by High Life North
Published 08.11.2019

The Impeccable Pig: Perfect for a Sunday day-date

A bistro-style bar, restaurant and hotel, The Impeccable Pig showcases an elegant and theatrical theme, with bottle green velvet curtains and gold trimmings in the décor. Its Sunday Roast menu offers a two-course meal for £19.00 or three courses for £22.00. Four varieties of roasted meats are available – slow roast pork loin, sirloin of beef, leg of lamb or chicken breast, as well as a nut roast option. All plates are served with crispy duck-fat roast potatoes, creamy mash and a crushed carrot and swede mash. Roasted carrots and seasonal greens, as well as a giant Yorkshire pudding also fill the plate.

Front St, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3AT

The Woodman’s Arms: Perfect for the whole family

This hidden gem didn’t stay hidden for long. Amongst the trees of Whickham sits the award-winning bar and restaurant, The Woodman’s Arms. The exterior is nothing to get excited about, but when you enter the venue, there is a large flower wall and a rustic wooden bar area. A Sunday Roast costs from £7.95 to £12.45 for a choice between seven types of meat or a nut roast. A giant Yorkshire pudding alongside seasonal greens and fluffy roast potatoes accompany each main dish. Extra side portions of creamy mash, cauliflower cheese and savoy pancetta cabbage are also available at a price of £2.45 each.

Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 5BB

The Patricia: Perfect for fine dining

This under-the-radar Jesmond restaurant offers Sunday Roasts with main courses starting from £14.00. A changing menu allows the chefs to select the best quality ingredients such as a 65-day dry-aged Hereford sirloin of beef or a rare breed of pork belly. Pescatarian and vegetarian options also feature on the menu. Carrots, cauliflower cheese, seasonal greens and cabbage are just some of the accompanying sides that are available on this delicious roast dinner menu. Oh, and leave room for the incredible chocolate mousse dessert. 


Photo credit: @cookinacurry

139 Jesmond Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1JY

Brinkburn Street Brewery Bar and Kitchen: Perfect for a cosy lunch

Another hidden gem in the North East that offers a fantastic Sunday roast for a mere £10.95. A variety of meat options are available including locally sourced roast beef, roast chicken and pork belly, as well as butternut squash and sage vegetarian loaf. This comfy hideout serves all dishes with rosemary potatoes, braised spiced red cabbage and carrot and swede mash. Roast dinner plates also come with honey, beer mustard and sherry roast parsnips, a pea medley and a Yorkshire pudding.


Photo credit: @tasteofnewcastle

Ouseburn Valley, NE6 1NW

Hibou Blanc: Perfect for a long afternoon

Newcastle’s latest addition to High Bridge Street, Hibou Blanc offers a traditional Sunday Roast using the best locally-sourced ingredients in the area without the fuss. Yorkshire puddings, roasted carrots and potatoes, creamy mash and seasonal greens are all served alongside the main dishes. Alongside traditional roasted meats, stuffed portabello mushroom, grilled cod or halibut and cheese souffle are on offer. Settle down for a long afternoon, with live music playing from 3.00pm. Two-courses, £20.00 / three-courses, £25.00. 

High Bridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1EN

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