If there’s one thing that’s sure to keep you warm on these cooler days in Liverpool, it’s a Sunday roast. And we’ve chosen the best ones in the city, so go on take a gander at these delicious top picks, then simply turn up and tuck in.
With a name like Papillon (meaning ‘butterfly’ in French), there’s an expectation of sampling some rather elegant-looking dishes on their menu. And this Hope Street public house does exactly that, including their Sunday roast. Choose from the likes belly of pork, topside beef or a vegan pie, which served alongside seasonal vegetables, roasties and a Yorkshire pudding. And here at the pink-clad Papillon, they don’t just serve pigs in blankets around Christmas time, you can enjoy them every Sunday if you like.
Papillon, 31 Hope Street, L1 9BQ
The Baltic Social is not just known for their afternoon punk tea, as their roast is quite something special. Every first Sunday of the month, the bar and restaurant combines jazz, candles, wine, pints and excellent roasts from 5pm making Sundays more celebratory than daunting. As well as offering a classic beef roast with Yorkshire pud, you can also choose from a chicken or vegan parcel with all the trimmings, including sides like cauliflower cheese and some of the crispiest roast potatoes you’ll find in Liverpool.
The Baltic Social, 27 Parliament Street, L8 5RN
Located between the cathedrals on Liverpool’s iconic Hope Street, Frederik’s has been the hub of the Georgian Quarter since 2013. The Brooklyn-style bar offers a wide range of craft beers, as well as gin and prosecco serves and a banging traditional roast too. All served with Yorkshires, roasted potatoes, roasted root veg, seasonal greens and gravy, choose from either roast chicken, slow-cooked lamb, 12-hour slow roasted beef brisket or vegan mushroom and spinach nut roast. Plus, enjoy starters like calamari with aioli or ham hock terrine and desserts including warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream.
Frederik’s, 32 Hope Street, L1 9BX
4. Ma Boyle’s
Bringing a taste of home away from home, Ma Boyle’s serves up a delicious Sunday roast and dishes from Liverpool like Scouse, which are tasty enough to rival your ma’s dishes (but maybe don’t tell her that). And you can enjoy this comforting spread with a varied selection of drinks including hangover cure favourites such as Bloody Mary or a pint. The comfort of this refined ale house doesn’t stop with their selection of mains like slow roasted beef brisket, sea salt and rosemary crispy pork belly, succulent pan fried herby chicken or homemade vegan mixed nuts and spinach roast, as their dessert menu featuring a sticky toffee pudding a rich butterscotch sauce will hit the spot.
Ma Boyle’s Alehouse and Eatery, 7 Tower Gardens, Tower Building, The Strand, L3 1LG
5. The Elephant
Served every Sunday, 12pm to 8pm, The Elephant pub roast offers four tasty options to leave you more than satisfied. Choose from the likes of roast beef, pork belly or chicken and stuffing, all of which come with a whopper of a Yorkshire pudding and if one isn’t enough you can pay £1 to add another. The Elephant’s plant-based option is a vegetable extravaganza featuring courgette, aubergine, spinach and charred onion strudel served home-made vegan gravy, seasonal greens, braised red cabbage, roasted root crush, roast potatoes and whole roast carrot.
The Elephant, 1 Woolton Street, L25 5NH
Bistro restaurant, Wreckfish, on Seel Street has quite extensive and reasonably-priced Sunday lunch menu with two courses costing £26 and three courses priced at £30. Plus, the Wreckfish menu notes the perfect wine to complement each dish. Mains include roast beef with roasties, carrot and swede mash, curly kale, Yorkshire pudding and gravy; spiced field mushroom doughnut with sesame creamed spinach and caramelised celeriac gravy; stuffed and rolled pork belly with roasties, curly kale and caramelised apple purée; and torched salmon fillet with a cabbage and prawn dumpling and warm tartare sauce. Plus, you can also choose to order a sharing roast of either guinea fowl stuffed with fennel and apricot sausage, pear and white cabbage choucroute or a 35 day-aged sirloin steak with all the classic roast trimmings.
Wreckfish, 60 Seel Street, L1 4BE
If you’ve not had a roast at Jimmy’s, where have you been? The music venue is very much a go-to destination to find respite after strolling up and down the shops on Bold Street on a Sunday. Served all day, the Jimmy’s Sunday roast consists of either beef short rib, cauliflower cheese or truffle and celeriac croquettes as starters followed by the main event served with roasties, seasonal veg, a Yorkshire pudding and a teapot of gravy for the table. Jimmy’s is one Liverpool establishment where they don’t scrimp on the gravy for your roast. Choose from sirloin of beef, half smoked chicken, beetroot wellington or Jimmy’s Sunday special, and you can add the likes of pigs in blankets, mash, braised red cabbage, cauliflower cheese or fennel sausage stuffing too.
Jimmy’s, 130 Bold Street, L1 4JA
Albert’s Schenke hosts quite the experience for their Sunday offering, serving crispy Bavarian pork knuckle, topside Lancashire beef, roast Cheshire chicken or wild mushroom nutloaf; served with all the trimmings. Dine alongside jazz performers, DJs and a gospel choir, sip on steins of beer and enjoy freshly baked treats after filling your tum with a gorgeous roast. Their filling roast comes piled up with a big Yorkie pud, a serving of a meat of your choice, and well-seasoned veggies that could arguably be one of the best parts of the meal (they’re that yummy!).
Albert’s Schenke, 16 Hanover Street, L1 4AA
9. The Monro
Arguably one of the best Sunday roasts Liverpool has to offer, The Monro offers a seriously tasty, piled-high plate of goodness – with all the trimmings you could think of. But it’s the Yorkshire puds that take the show as they are absolutely huge, so big the full roast dinner arrives inside the heart-shaped pudding. Diners can enjoy a selection of roast beef, lamb shank, roast loin of pork or veggie nut roast for their main, alongside crispy roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy. The Monro also boasts an impressive selection of traditional starters and delicious puddings to tuck into.
The Monro, 92 Duke Street, L1 5AG
It’s anything but slim pickings here at Slim’s on Bold Street as their roast arrives piled high and to all corners across a baking tray. Enjoy either a roast topside of beef, half a roast chicken or seitan alongside all the trimmings such as seasonal greens, crispy roasties, a bowl of mashed potato, stuffing balls and a mighty Yorkshire pudding. Plus you can order sumptuous sides like cauliflower and broccoli cheese to level up that Slim’s roast and make sure to have room for dessert with options including baked white chocolate cookie dough.
Slim’s, 108 Bold Street, L1 4HY
If you’re after a proper pub roast head to The Blackburne Arms in the Georgian Quarter. Tuck into either beef, lamb, chicken or a nut roast alongside all the trimmings including potatoes roasted with plenty of rosemary. Add a cosy atmosphere and you’ve got quite the relaxing Sunday. The gastropub also serves up plenty of comforting dishes like pork and herb sausage with mustard mash and gravy; The Blackburne Arms signature steak and ale pie; and craft ale battered fish or halloumi with hand cut chips.
The Blackburne Arms Gastropub & Hotel, 24 Catharine Street, L8 7NL
The Bastion Bar & Restaurant located within the luxurious Shankly Hotel boasts an incredible Sunday roast whether you’re out for a special occasion, nursing a hangover or just want a decent roast in Liverpool to devour. The classic Sunday roast at The Bastion consists of roasted strip loin of beef with broccoli, chantenay carrots, roast potatoes and rich beef gravy served with a plump Yorkshire pudding. The bar and restaurant also serves up a family feast to share that serves four for £40 where the roast arrives on one big chopping board.
The Shankly Hotel, Millennium House, 60 Victoria Street, L1 6JD