10 Best Sunday Roast In Edinburgh, Scotland

best sunday roast in edinburgh
Ryan Joshua
Ryan Joshua 
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A typical Sunday lunch of British families would not be complete without a sumptuous Sunday roast served on the table. It is in fact the very heart of the British culinary scene. It is every Sunday when families and friends gather together around the table and share a very nice lunch together over small talks and bonding moments. It might be a very tiring experience for the one that does the cooking as preparing Sunday roast can be quite time-consuming—but it would surely be worth it in the end. However, if you would just like to sit at the table and eat Sunday roast without the troublesome part, check out the best Sunday roast in Edinburgh, UK. Planning a vacation in Edinburgh? Consider staying in one of the best boutique hotels or hotels with family rooms to make the most of your time here.

1. Badger & Co.

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Badger & Co. is a great restaurant situated in a historic home right at the heart of Edinburgh along George Street. The restaurant offers a very casual ambiance, making it a great place for all kinds of celebrations. The place is known for its signature Sunday roast that is cooked medium rare and served with Yorkshire pudding, beef fat roast potatoes, braised heritage carrots, buttered spring greens, and red wine jus. Aside from the Sunday roast, the lunch menu also includes tasty pies, pates, homemade soups, croquettes, and grilled fish and meat that are fresh and sourced from local producers.

Badger & Co.

Address: 32 Castle St, Edinburgh

Website: Badger & Co

Opening hours: 9am - 1am (daily)

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2. Queens Arms

The Queens Arms, Edinburgh, Jan 2019
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Queens Arms is everyone’s one-stop traditional pub that is hidden along the historic Frederick Street. What adds to the homey feel are the old books that line the restaurant. The pub itself is known among the locals and tourists in town. It is also known for its delicious Sunday roast made from the freshest premium beef that is sourced from local producers—then served with the best traditional trimmings. A delectable dessert will come after enjoying this sumptuous roast. You can also pair the flavorful meat with a selection of wines.

Queens Arms

Address: 49 Frederick St, Edinburgh

Website: Queens Arms

Opening hours: 11am - 1am (daily)

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3. The Ox

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Posted by The Ox on Friday, September 18, 2020

Located right at the end of the amazing Broughton Street, The Ox offers a dining experience that is just simple yet will surely make you want more. The place is known to serve some of Edinburgh’s best and most delicious dishes. It is also a pet-friendly restaurant, so patrons usually bring furry friends along. You will surely be full after you feast on the roast beef rib-eye that is best eaten with roast potatoes, creamed leeks, roasted carrots, green beans, and buttered kale. Make your meal even better by complementing it with a nice glass of wine or juice.

The Ox

Address: 49-51 London St, Edinburgh

Website: The Ox

Opening hours: 12pm - 1am (daily)

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4. Kyloe

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Your weekend will surely be fun as you end it with a sumptuous Sunday roast with your family and friends in Kyloe. Its Sunday family roast has crispy roasters, savory homemade gravy, Yorkshire pudding, and vegetables that will surely leave everyone full. The beef is freshly cooked and roasted as it is being carved right on your table. Kyloe is really one of the best places to have Sunday roast as it has been given the “best roast dinner in Scotland” award in the year 2016. However, despite serving a very delicious roast and being an award-winning restaurant, the place provides a very inexpensive feast for your party.


Address: 1-3 Rutland St, Edinburgh

Website: Kyloe

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 12:30pm - 10:30pm

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5. The Cumberland Bar

Edinburgh. The Cumberland Bar Edinburgh made famous by Alexander McCall Smith and his novels. Lilacs in April.
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If you need a quiet and serene spot for you and your family and friends to spend some time in, then The Cumberland Bar is the best place for you. Enjoy the sumptuous Sunday roast in the lush beer garden together with homebrewed cold brews. The establishment has a variety of both homebrewed and Scottish-brewed beers for everyone to enjoy. Aside from the Sunday roast, the venue also serves a variety of dishes like its Cumberland Bar Beef Burger,

The Cumberland Bar

Address: 1-3 Cumberland St, Edinburgh

Website: The Cumberland Bar

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 1pm; Mon - Wed: 12pm - 12am; Thu - Sat: 12pm - 1am

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6. Scran & Scallie

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Scran & Scallie is a quaint Scottish restaurant and pub that has earned the prestigious Michelin stars. The place is known for its very delicious and comforting dishes that are best consumed with a wide variety of craft beer, wines, and other kinds of drinks. The staff only uses the freshest and the best ingredients sourced from local producers—which are then cooked by some of the best chefs in the world. You should really try the Sunday roast here as soon as possible.

Scran & Scallie

Address: 1 Comely Bank Rd, Edinburgh

Website: Scran & Scallie

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 12am; Sat - Sun: 8:30am - 12am

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7. Chophouse Leith

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With a very excellent cocktail selection and a very contemporary ambiance made up of steel, bare bricks, modern lighting, and soft leather, Chophouse Leith is now becoming one of the best places for the people of Edinburgh to eat and mingle. Its premium cuts of beef are cooked and roasted in the open charcoal grill, then eaten together with creamy bone marrow gravy, roasters, butter greens, Yorkshire pudding, and root vegetables roasted over honey.

Chophouse Leith

Address: 102 Constitution St, Edinburgh

Website: Chophouse Leith

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 12am; Fri: 12pm - 1am; Sat: 10am - 1am; Sun: 10am - 12am

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8. Hawksmoor Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Grand and Hawksmoor
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Known as one of the best and the most elegant chain of steakhouses in the United Kingdom, Hawksmoor has opened its doors to the city of Edinburgh and is situated in a classy and historic building. Dining in Hawksmoor Edinburgh is really a sophisticated experience with its amazing and original art deco interior designs, antique furniture, low-light setting, and other fixtures. The place serves a very tasty steak and Sunday roast that is best served with side dishes such as Doddington Caesar salad and buttered greens.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh

Address: 23 W Register St, Edinburgh

Website: Hawksmoor Edinburgh

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 4pm, 5pm - 9pm

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9. The Walnut

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Posted by The Walnut on Monday, August 31, 2020

Albeit being new to the thriving culinary scene in Edinburgh, The Walnut offers a very accessible and appetizing place to eat and enjoy your weekend. Its wooden floors and light colors will surely make you eat more. If you are a vegetarian, then The Walnut serves a variety of tasty vegetable dishes for you. But of course, the classic Sunday roast is present on the menu. The dishes here are best served with some of the wines and drinks from the cocktail bar.

The Walnut

Address: 9 Croall Pl, Edinburgh

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 11am - 4pm (closed on Mon - Tue)

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10. Canny Man's

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Canny Man’s might be a bit intimidating on the outside, but it serves a great Sunday roast for you and everyone you love. First of all, the management really wants everyone to have a great bonding moment. That is why mobile phones and cameras are not allowed inside the restaurant. However, as you enter the establishment, you will surely be amazed by all the elegant stuff inside. Not only that, but Canny Man’s also serves a great Sunday roast—even better if you partner it with something from the great selection of beers and whiskeys.

Canny Man's

Address: 237 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh

Website: Canny Man’s

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 11pm; Thu & Sat: 11am - 12am; Fri: 11am - 1am

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Enjoy a Sunday lunch with your family in Edinburgh

A roast pork Sunday Lunch dinner Newgate Street Hatfield Hertfordshire England
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Edinburgh surely has a lot of great places for you to dine, including French restaurants and places for afternoon tea. These spots also allow you to bond with your loved ones. So surround yourself with your family and friends over a sumptuous Sunday roast—without all the usual fuss, by heading to one of these top restaurants in Edinburgh.

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