We could have told you that, though, of course. Ranking favourably in a new survey conducted by Rate Good Roasts, the North West alone lapped up a whopping six spots in the top ten, showing that our region is truly superior when it comes to a proper Sunday dinner. What’s even better? One of the restaurants that made the cut is just a short drive away from Liverpool.
Mustard & Co in Crosby, which serve a cracking roast with the likes of ribeye of beef and honey smoked chicken alongside roast potatoes, a homemade Yorkshire pudding, honeyed carrots and seasonal veg, was crowned fourth place. The charming and relaxing restaurant, which was voted Liverpool’s Best Restaurant 2021 and Crosby’s finest dining destination, scored an amazing 90% in the Rate Good Roasts scoring system.
However, it was The Bull & Bear in Manchester that managed to claim the top spot, and scored an unbeatable 95%. Celebrating the win of the coveted top spot, chef-patron Tom Kerridge – who holds three Michelin stars – spoke of how ‘proud’ he was of the team at Manchester’s The Bull and Bear, a stunning British restaurant that can be found within the grand Stock Exchange Hotel in Manchester city centre.
Joining the Bull and Bear on the list is acclaimed The Edinburgh Castle in Manchester’s Ancoats area, as well as The Bank, Delph, an upmarket casual dining venue that focuses on cocktails and modern small plates. The list also saw some restaurants in the Lake District make the top ten, including The Wheatsheaf Inn in Brigsteer, scoring 92%, and Black Labrador in Underbarrow, which scored 89% and Mustard & Co managed to pip to fourth place.
The scoring system took a number of factors into consideration, including service, quality and sides served – and the one thing we’re incredibly envious of is that the team actually taste-tested each and every one of them when hunting for the best Sunday roast in the UK.
Here’s the top ten in full:
1st: The Bull & Bear, Manchester
2nd: 12: 51, Islington
3rd: The Wheatsheaf Inn, Brigsteer
4th: Mustard & Co, Crosby
5th: Black Labrador, Underbarrow
5th: White Horse, Church Fenton
5th: The Cricketers, Cobham
6th: The Bank, Delph
7th: Always Sunday Townhouse, Bath
7th: The Edinburgh Castle, Ancoats
8th: Thomas Cubbit, Belgravia
9th: Shears Yard, Leeds
10th: Chopping Block, York