The Best Places For An Easter Roast

Thursday 31st March 2022

Roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, gravy… is there anything more satisfying than a delicious roast dinner? And there’s no better day than Easter Sunday to enjoy family time with some fantastic food.

Based close to York? Or maybe you call Newcastle home? Wherever you live, there’s bound to be plenty of fantastic restaurants near you serving a slap-up roast dinner this Easter Sunday. Here are some of our favourites in the cities across our network – why not check one out this Easter?


The Judge’s Lodging, York
Combining delectable food with a historic venue, you’ll find The Judge’s Lodgings a stone’s throw from York’s River Ouse. The beautiful Georgian townhouse once hosted judges visiting the city for the Assize courts during the 18th and 19th centuries. Nowadays, it’s the home of a five-star hotel and a brilliant restaurant serving up wholesome British fare.

While you’ll be able to tuck into tantalising dishes every day of the week, The Judge’s Lodgings’ Sunday menu is particularly enticing. It changes on a weekly basis depending on what’s in season, but always includes high quality cuts of meat, perfectly crisp roast potatoes, rich homemade gravy and a selection of vibrant veggies. There’s usually a tasty option for non-meat eaters too.

The Rose and Crown
Cosy vibes and great grub feature as standard at The Rose and Crown. This much-loved York pub sits steps from Walmgate Bar and is in a beautiful building dating back to the Georgian era. Homemade pies are the venue’s most popular dish, although you’ll also be able to dig into a sensational roast this Easter.

The Rose and Crown’s Sunday menu includes all the classics, from succulent meats to seasonal vegetables. Don’t forget those golden-brown Yorkshire puds either! And the pub is famed for their extensive whisky collection if you fancy a wee dram with your meal.


The Bay Horse Tavern
The friendly Bay Horse Tavern on Thomas Street in the Northern Quarter is a long-standing favourite of many Mancunians. The Victorian-inspired venue is the perfect place for a relaxing meal thanks to its richly decorated interiors which feature a jewel colour palette, weathered wood and comfy leather booths.

When it comes to food, you can expect to leave with a very happy belly. The Bay Horse Tavern’s Sunday menu is extensive and features a range of classic British dishes, including that all-important roast. Go for gammon or savour perfectly cooked rotisserie chicken. Vegetarians won’t be disappointed by the pub’s moreish mushroom Wellington either. Every roast comes with all the typical trimmings, plus you can pair your meal with a drink from the pub’s excellent range of wine, beer, cider and gin.


The Ox
Located in Edinburgh’s New Town, The Ox is a brilliant little pub which prides itself on using Scottish ingredients in its tasty dishes. The Sunday roast is arguably one of the best in the city, making it a wonderful choice for an Easter meal with friends, family or your other half.

The Ox keeps their Sunday roast menu super simple by having just two options. Currently, you’ll be able to dig into Scottish reared beef with spicy horseradish or a homemade veggie roast drizzled in tomato gravy. Yum!

The Scran and Scallie
Another venue in Edinburgh that serves modern Scottish fare is The Scran and Scallie. You’ll find this award-winning gastro pub in Stockbridge and it’s well-known for its friendly staff, cosy interiors and consistently delectable food.

Why not book a table this Easter to sample their seasonally-inspired Sunday menu? Meat lovers will be in heaven with the pub’s perfectly tender Highland beef sirloin served with lashings of veg, Yorkshire puds and gravy. You’ll also spot heaps of other options on the menu, from homemade pies to fish dishes like smoked haddock and seared scallops.


Alberts Schenke
Liverpool is no stranger to a brilliant pub. But if you want a roast dinner with a difference this Easter, get yourself down to Alberts Schenke. The Bavarian-inspired restaurant and beer hall sits on Hanover Street, just steps away from Liverpool ONE.

Most of the food served at Alberts Schenke has an alpine twist, including the venue’s decadent Sunday roast. You can choose from four different options, including Bavarian roast pork knuckle and wild mushroom nut loaf. Each dish comes with all the typical trimmings, although you can also add extra sides like raclette cauliflower cheese or French onion croquettes. Have a sweet tooth? The dessert list won’t disappoint.

The Club House
Head to the heart of Liverpool ONE to uncover this stylish dining venue. The Club House Liverpool’s nautical themed décor fits perfectly with its location right by the mouth of the River Mersey. And they serve a cracking roast every single Sunday.

Book a table for Easter and get ready to treat yourself with dishes like honey glazed roast pork, pot roast lamb, or celeriac, pearl barley and mushroom Wellington. The Club House’s roast dinner veggies are on another level too. We’re talking maple-glazed carrots and fresh greens flavoured with mint and toasted almonds.


Few venues are as historic or as atmospheric as Blackfriars. The Newcastle pub is lodged inside a refurbished 13th century friary and its impressive restaurant area (the old refectory) is thought to be one of the oldest purpose-built dining halls in the UK.

Blackfriars has a massive menu, including a Sunday lunch influenced by the seasons. Choose from 5+ options varying from British reared meat and locally-caught fish to various yummy veggie dishes. Everything can be made gluten-free if needed. Blackfriars also has a mouth-watering selection of starters and desserts, so why not make the most of their three courses for £25 deal?

If you’re travelling this Easter, check before you travel and book your tickets in advance online or using the TPExpress app.

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