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Top Roasts in Manchester

20 October 2018 | Natalie Wilson

You can’t beat a relaxing Sunday afternoon spent with friends and family whilst enjoying a Sunday lunch. One of the best British traditions, the Sunday lunch has earned its place as the most important meal of the week. Whether you love crispy roast potatoes, a juicy joint of meat or lashings of gravy, when you don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen, finding somewhere that does a great roast is hard to come across. Northerners take their Sunday roasts very seriously, and Sunday lunch in Manchester has taken a very revolutionary turn. The humble Sunday lunch has been turned into burgers, pies and even a fondue. If you’re looking at where to eat in Manchester, then here are some of the best Sunday lunches available in the city centre.

Located on Deansgate, Hawksmoor has, quite rightly, won over the hearts of many Mancunians since setting up their base in 2015. Their Sunday lunch offerings are extremely popular and booking in advance is highly recommended. Get your chops stuck into a tasty piece of slowly roasted rump steak or, if you’re in a sharing mood, choose the prime rib which is perfect when divided between three to four people. Served with all the trimmings, including Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and even soft bulbs of caramelised garlic, this is a Sunday lunch experience not to be missed.

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Hawksmoor is located at 184 – 186 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WB

The Refuge, Volta
Piled high, The Refuge’s Sunday lunch platter offering is perfect for two. It comes with mountains of beef or half a chicken, heaps of roast potatoes, parsnips and carrots, as well as a Northern style “Vimto” red cabbage. Buttered greens and fluffy Yorkshire puddings also make up this lunch, so be sure to go in hungry!

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The Refuge is located at Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA
Albert Square Chop House
Manchester has its fair share of chop houses to choose from, but if you’re looking for a great Sunday lunch then Albert Square Chophouse is where to go. A firm favourite is the roasted half Shropshire chicken that comes served with delicious sage and onion stuffing… and all the trimmings! If a roast dinner doesn’t take your fancy, then there are plenty of other offerings on the menu, including a lovely roast rump of beef.

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Albert Square Chop House is located at The Memorial Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5PF
Famed for their wondrous burgers, Solita’s Sunday lunch offering isn’t for the faint-hearted. Back by popular demand, their Sunday roast burger is now a fixed and permanent fixture on the menu. The perfect place to cure a hangover, Solita’s version of a Sunday roast is one of Manchester’s wackiest creations and has plenty of adoring fans. Piled on top of a soft bread bun, this burger is made up with an 8oz burger, cabbage, slices of roast beef and lashings of gravy. A mini Yorkshire pudding on top is the crowning jewel and is jam-packed with carrots and even more gravy. If that isn’t enough, piles of crispy mini roast potatoes – and evene a side pot of gravy for dunking!

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Solita is located at Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1DW 
The Wharf
Take a relaxing stroll into Castlefield one Sunday afternoon and treat yourself to a Sunday dinner at The Wharf on the canal side. This much-loved Manchester pub and restaurant is a popular Sunday afternoon destination, thanks to its food and location, and is great on a sunny day. The Sunday lunch menu is chosen on the day, but there are usually three to four options available, ranging from pork, lamb, beef and even a mixed option, complete with all the trimmings.

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The Wharf is located at 6 Slate Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, M15 4ST

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