10 Best Sunday Roasts In Sydney, Australia

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The origin of a weekend “roast” goes back to 15th-century England when a platter of a hearty chunk of meat, veggies, and gravy formed an essential part of socialization. People would get together and have a fun time relishing some wholesome food. Cut to the 21st century, this has remained a tradition but no longer restricted to England. It is, in fact, BIG in Sydney where an array of amazing eateries have come up, offering everyone the ultimate roast experience. So, what are you waiting for? Mark Sundays on your calendar and check out our list of the best Sunday roasts in Sydney, Australia.

1. The Oxford Tavern

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Sit at The Oxford Tavern’s sunny courtyard and devour some of the best Sunday roasts in Sydney where 200 kg (440 lbs) of meat is smoked in their Black Betty smoker. It is served with a generous amount of gravy, roast potatoes, carrots, broccoli, and house-made Yorkshire pudding. If not their beef brisket or pork belly, try out their vegan-pulled jackfruit. You can select one of the excellent craft beers available at the restaurant to wash down the goodness of the roast. If you’re dining as a group of more than 10 people, go for their “Host a Roast” that is a shared option at 45 USD per person for a two-course meal and 55 USD per person for a three-course meal.

The Oxford Tavern

Address: 1 New Canterbury Rd, Petersham NSW 2049, Australia

Website: The Oxford Tavern

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

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2. The Taphouse

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The Oxford Tavern’s sister venue, The Taphouse serves roasted wagyu beef or pork belly. What makes this place even better is that they have vegan options available on request too. If you’re having dinner with your family or friends, try out their shared meals such as seafood platter, mezze platter, butcher’s block, and cheese board. While here, expect a superb Sunday meal by pairing your orders with one of their Australian wines or beers.

The Taphouse

Address: 122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia

Website: The Taphouse

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

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3. The Roosevelt

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The Roosevelt is another equally deserving candidate on this list. It boasts a typically posh ambience complete with fancy mood lighting, cosy corners, and top-notch service. Check out this place on Sundays and expect diners going for the restaurant’s well-cooked roast. They offer beef sirloin as well as pot-roasted chicken, so you can choose whichever you find yummier. Pair your meals with one of their delicious martinis and you will surely come back for more.

The Roosevelt

Address: Ground Floor/32 Orwell St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia

Website: The Roosevelt

Opening hours: Tue: 4pm - 10pm; Wed - Fri: 4pm - 12am; Sat: 3pm - 12am; Sun: 12:30pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

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4. The Glebe Hotel

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Swing by The Glebe Hotel on Sundays at 12 pm and you’ll be met by the aroma of well-grilled meat. This historic pub has been given a makeover but retains its Victorian character and ambience. They excel in UK-style pub eats that include a wholesome steak, char-grilled spatchcock, and of course, a Sunday roast prepared by their British head chef. Although their choice of meat changes each week, you always have an option to choose from two types of meat. You can even include a dessert for only 6 USD. Mainstream as well as craft brews are available at the bar, along with a selection of brilliant spritzes.

The Glebe Hotel

Address: 63 Bay St, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia

Website: The Glebe Hotel

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 12am; Sat: 12pm - 12am; Sun: 12pm - 10pm

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5. The Lord Dudley

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Right in the heart of Sydney, The Lord Dudley has retained a bit of England with its quintessentially English ambience and a fantastic Sunday roast. With such popularity, you would have trouble finding a spot sometimes which you can avoid if you make reservations in advance. Grab a booth and savour their excellent roast which consists of roast beef with a side of Yorkshire pudding, pumpkin, green beans, roast potatoes, and carrots.

The Lord Dudley

Address: Lord Dudley Hotel, 236 Jersey Rd, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia

Website: The Lord Dudley

Opening hours: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 9:30pm (daily)

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6. The Riverview Hotel

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The Riverview Hotel ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for a restaurant with a stunning ambience, lively atmosphere, excellent service, and a sumptuous Sunday roast. It includes roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and trimmings that are best enjoyed with a side of red wine. Dish portions here are generous so order wisely. You can cap off their brilliant roast lunch with an order of the sticky date pudding with mascarpone ice cream. We recommend you book a table in advance as the Sunday roast lunch here is quite popular among diners.

The Riverview Hotel

Address: 29 Birchgrove Rd, Balmain NSW 2041, Australia

Website: The Riverview Hotel

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

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7. Dove and Olive

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Posted by Dove & Olive on Thursday, May 6, 2021

Dove and Olive has been listed on Time Out and Telegraph’s Top 10 Sunday Pub Roasts so be prepared to be blown away by the brilliant food here. They offer generous portions of roast lambs, chicken, pork, and beef. The meat is slow-cooked for 12 hours before landing on someone’s plate, guaranteeing that extra bit of amazing chariness. Relish your meal here with a beer or cocktail and you will never be disappointed.

Dove and Olive

Address: https://doveandolive.com.au/

Website: Dove and Olive

Opening hours: Wed: 4pm - 11pm; Thu: 12pm - 11pm, Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am; Sun: 12pm - 10pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

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8. Woolwich Pier Hotel

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Woolwich Pier Hotel takes pride in its Sunday roast, and you want to know why? Well, it is all about their well-cooked pork belly served with a generous portion of crackling trimmings. You can swap the pork belly for lamb with mint jelly and trimmings. Couple this with a classic Aperol Spritz, and you will leave this place with a belly full of spectacular food. Woolwich Pier Hotel is an absolute favourite among locals with its gorgeous harbour-front views.

Woolwich Pier Hotel

Address: 2 Gale St, Woolwich NSW 2110, Australia

Website: Woolwich Pier Hotel

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 11pm; Fri: 11am - 12am; Sat: 7:30am - 12am; Sun: 7:30am - 10pm

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9. The Duke Of Clarence

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Located in Sydney’s CBD, The Duke Of Clarence is an 1800s-inspired British-style tavern and tastefully decorated to bring the best of British grub and ambience to its diners. Their roast menu features a variety of veggies and meats including pork belly, beef sirloin, cod, and lamb. They also offer vegan options such as roast pumpkin and wild rice paired with classic peas, gravy, and Yorkshire pudding. Whichever roast meal you prefer, don’t forget to try out their premium ale called Old Speckled Hen.

The Duke Of Clarence

Address: Laneway, 152, 156 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Website: The Duke Of Clarence

Opening hours: Tue - Wed: 12pm - 11pm; Thu: 12pm - 12am; Fri: 12pm - 1am; Sat: 12pm - 1am; Sun: 12pm - 8pm (closed on Mon)

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10. The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen

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Posted by The Duck Inn Pub & Kitchen on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen is a gastropub that will make your food trip totally worth it. Their rotating roast menu features trimmings made from local seasonal produce along with a substantial portion of meat that you ought to soak in that luscious gravy. Their 20-USD Sunday roast kicks off as soon as the doors open and lasts till portions run out.

The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen

Address: 74 Rose St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia

Website: The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen

Opening hours: Tue: 4:30pm - 10pm; Wed: 12pm -11pm; Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri: 12pm - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

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Best Sunday Roasts In Sydney
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These eateries will surely give you the ultimate gastronomic experience. After all, Sundays should always be about family time and comforting meals. Don’t wait any longer as the best Sunday roasts in Sydney, Australia, await you.

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