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Your Bristol Favourites: Sunday lunches

By bristol247, Tuesday Mar 29, 2016

Last month we asked the readers of Bristol24/7 to tell us their favourite Sunday roast in Bristol. Here are 10 of the best responses:


The Barley Mow, The Dings

Photo by Darren Shepherd

“Pork roast was so delicious and the crackling… mmmh.”
Claire Charras


The Cambridge Arms, Redland

The Cambridge Arms is one of only two Fullers pubs in Bristol

“My vote for Bristol’s best Sunday lunch goes to the Cambridge on Coldharbour Road – it’s great value and really tasty.  The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and there is outdoor space for the summer.  It has the feel of a country pub in the city and you can even take your dog in!”
Kate Reid


The Cross Hands, Fishponds

The Cross Hands reopened in December 2010 after an extensive refurbishment

“Aside from the hearty, mouth-watering roast, they provide a truly welcoming atmosphere appropriate for all ages. Upon arrival you can quench your thirst with a local ale, or in true Bristolian fashion, a bubbly cider. As for the roast, it’s a truly succulent and tasty experience, from the wide selection of meats including yummy pulled pork, to the tasty meaty gravy, to the golden crispy roasties, everything has been made with care and attention to fill up hungry tummies.”
Fiona Shaw

Fiona wins a meal for two and a bottle of house wine at The Grace for this review of the month


The Greenbank, Easton

The Greenbank was the first pub venture from the team behind Zazu’s Kitchen

“Greenbank’s very good and I hate pub roasts as a rule.”
Fran Harkness


The Green Man, Kingsdown

The Green Man is part of the Dawkins stable of pubs

“The boys at the Green Man, Bez and Tim, have nailed it in every way. Best meat, fabulous veg, gravy and portions sized to satisfy the hungriest appetite. The demand for tables on a Sunday speaks for itself, packed every week so book ahead.”
Steve Nicholls


King’s Head, Whitehall

The Kings Head is a family pub run by husband and wife team Martyn and Pauline Hall

“King’s Head – its Caribbean Sunday roast is insanely good.”
Nebil Messoud


The Lansdown, Clifton

The Lansdown’s garden is one of the largest in Clifton

Simon Greaves


Maitreya Social, Easton

Maitreya set the trend for a growing number of vegetarian restaurants in Bristol

“Friendly and substantial. Vegetarian but no stinting on the essential elements of Sunday lunch: Yorkshire pudding, roasties and good gravy. Because these are served with nut roast or chestnut wellington you will still have room for pud – dark choc tart or toffee polenta cake with popcorn, Sunday heaven.”
Pauline Sewards


Royal Navy Volunteer, King Street

The ‘Volley’ is part of Bristol’s famous ‘Beermuda Triangle’

“Triple meat tower of lusciousness good meat good veg good beer max trims and proper gravy!”
@ManatCashPoint (via Twitter)


Yurt Lush, Clocktower Yard

Yurt Lush’s new home now features three interconnected tents

“The best one I’ve had in Bristol.”
Damian Tichborne


This month, with summer on the way, we’re asking what is your favourite al-fresco eating and drinking spot? Email your suggestions to editor@bristol247.com with no more than 50 words explaining your choice for the chance to win a meal for two at The Grace on Gloucester Road, winner of Best Sunday Roast in the South West at the Observer Food Monthly Awards.


Read more: Pub of the Week: King Street Brew House

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