From fluffy Yorkshire puddings to succulent pigs-in-blankets, buttery greens and perfectly roasted potatoes; nothing quite beats the quintessential British roast. These are the restaurants and pubs our readers said we ought to try:
The Cornish Arms, Tavistock (pictured above)
This charming pub has plenty to offer on its Sunday Lunch menu; from classic Roast sirloin and brisket of beef to Line caught sea bream with chicken & mushroom butter sauce. Roast dinner is served with roast potatoes and vegetables, while other dishes are brimming with seasonal flavours.
Rumour Wine Bar, Totnes
Rumour is a popular haunt for Totnes locals and it’s easy to see why! Their Sunday Lunch offers mammoth-sized portions and flavoursome meat cooked in a Bertha charcoal oven.
Hamiltons Club, Torquay
Hamiltons Club make some of the best Yorkshire puddings in Devon and nearby Babbacombe Beach is the ideal location to walk your roast off afterward.
The Bear & Blacksmith, Chillington
Expect ultra-local pub grub served to a very high standard. Owner and Head Chef Malcolm is extremely passionate about his produce and knows a thing or two about serving up a traditional roast dinner.
Trill Farm, nr Axminster
Talk about fresh! Every ingredient that makes up Trill Farm’s Sunday lunch is sourced locally and prepared by the talented Chris Onions.
Gara Rock Hotel, South Hams
Head to Gara Rock to enjoy a Sunday roast with one of the best views in Devon. Sip on their own-brand G&Ts and watch the waves crash against the beautiful South Devon coast below.
The Hourglass, Exeter
The Hourglass is all about fuss-free, high quality food. Head here on a Sunday and expect to receive a very tasty plate of food with very generous portions.
The Hare & Hounds, Ottery St Mary
The carvery at The Hare & Hounds is top notch. There’s usually a fabulous selection of meat and vegetables to chose from – just make sure you book in advance, as this pub is a favourite local haunt.
Riverford Field Kitchen, Totnes
A typical roast lunch at Riverford Field Kitchen lets the vegetables take centre stage. Be prepared to challenge your preconceptions of what humble veg can taste like…
The Ring of Bells, Cheriton Fitzpaine
Having scooped several awards over the years, The Ring of Bells like to boast that they offer the best Sunday lunch in Devon. These guys go big on portions and big on flavour, with meat, fish and veggie options available.
*Feature Image by Nick Hook Photography