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Is there a better way to finish off a week than enjoying a delicious, hearty and warm Sunday Roast? This quintessential British tradition is one that can be enjoyed year-round. Just the thought of enjoying hot and fresh Yorkshire puddings and crispy roast potatoes on a cold winter’s day is enough to warm you up. And a summer roast in a pub beer garden with a cool gin and tonic in hand is definitely something to look forward to!
Whether you’re a beef, chicken, pork, lamb, vegetarian or vegan roast lover – there’s plenty of fantastic places in Norwich & Norfolk to go. And if you’re having trouble deciding, we’re here to help with our round-up of the 12 best Sunday roasts in Norwich and Norfolk.
The Britons Arms on Elm Hill is a great place to sample some delicious food. This Norwich institution re-opened at the end of 2021 with a new owner, and so far, there’s been rave reviews. Each week they choose a new joint of meat and a vegetarian alternative – so call up before booking a table to find out what yummy treats are on the menu! Choose to sample yours inside under characterful beamed ceilings, or out in the garden which has a view of the Hungate Medieval Art church.
The Maids Head Hotel is in the heart of the city, next to Norwich Cathedral; after a relaxed day exploring the city it’s the perfect lunch-stop! . The menu includes delights such as chicken and duck roulade, Norfolk turkey breast, nut roast, and an apple and plum crumble. 1 Course £19, 2 Courses £24, 3 Courses £29
Just outside of the city is this charming pub, which has been recently refurbished to create a comfortable and cosy space. And now The Oak Tree is offering up a delicious and brand-new Sunday Roast menu. Indulge yourself with unlimited fluffy Yorkshire puddings, perfectly roasted potatoes and lashings of gravy. Book your table in advance to avoid disappointment!
This stylish pub on Earlham Road offers up a delicious Sunday roast which can be enjoyed in cosy interiors, or outside in the delightful beer garden. With dishes around £15, and a fantastic polenta loaf veggie option, it’s worth a visit. Plus, it’s dog friendly!
Take a leisurely stroll from the centre of the city and you can soon find yourself at The White Lion on Oak Street. This place is well known for its friendly service and top-notch Sunday roasts. In fact, you’ll have to book a table ahead of time, as they are often fully booked. And with a great selection of local ales too, it’s the place to go for a no-nonsense traditional roast.
NR3 is fast becoming a new hot spot in Norwich. Just north of the city centre, the area is home to plenty of thriving pubs, independent shops and cosy cafes. The Cottage on Silver Road is one of the popular spots that locals visit for a delicious Sunday roast. Bar snacks include pigs in blankets with honey mustard and a vegan sausage roll with pepper relish. On the main menu is 35-day aged roast beef sirloin and vegan roast veg and chesnut wellington among other meat options, all served with garlic and rosemary roast potatoes. Prices from 14.95
A traditional Victorian pub, The Unthank Arms has roasts from £12.95 – and you can go all out with the ‘all the meats’ option. Beef, pork and turkey with extra roast potatoes and an extra Yorkshire pudding – it’s got us drooling already! And for a meat-free alternative, the homemade puy lentil, walnut, orange, cranberry and sage nut roast is divine.
In the delightful riverside village of Coltishall is The Norfolk Mead boutique hotel. Known for its luxury rooms, great service and fantastic 2 AA Rosette restaurant – there’s no wonder it does a brilliant roast. If you want a non-traditional option, how about a teriyaki salmon fillet? Or spinach and soft cheese stuffed smoked cod belly? Or perhaps even a Norton’s lavender cheese and mushroom wrap? 2 Courses £26.50 3 Courses £35.00
Feeling a bit adventurous? Why not take a trip to Holkham Beach and Holkham Hall before tucking into a roast at The Victoria Inn. It doesn’t get more local and fresh than roasted beef straight from the estate – you know you’re in for a treat when you order that off the menu. Mains from £16.
The AA Rosette restaurant at Stower Grange is a must for a Sunday visit. It’s £32 per person for three courses and coffee and petit fours, with delights such as crab and dill fish cakes to start, roast loin of Blythburgh pork with crackling and apple sauce or sage and goats cheese frittata for the main, and elderflower panna cotta for dessert. Stower Grange makes a point of using locally sourced Norfolk produce, and you can taste the difference!
In the village over from The Norfolk Mead is The Recruiting Sergeant. Here, they don’t skimp on portion sizes! It’s charming restaurant and garden are also sure to win you over. But don’t forget to book ahead – it’s very popular! Main dishes from £13.95.