We’ve put together our top ten luxe places to indulge on a Sunday...

It’s the weekend, so first things first… where can you find your Sunday roast fix? We’ve picked out our favourites for a sensational Sunday lunch in the North East.

City Tavern

10 Northumberland Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1


This beautiful pub, situated just off Northumberland Street is the perfect place for Sunday lunch. City Tavern is a warm, home from home – the interiors are impressive, the food even more so. From the traditional roast to 100% pure ground beef burgers and fish and chips, their menu has a wide range of delicious dishes to choose from with plenty of gluten free, vegan and veggie options clearly stated.

The Crathorne Arms

Crathorne, North Yorkshire, TS15


Think log fires, huge sofas with big, colourful cushions, tin lanterns and big bookcases combined with wholesome food and drink in a friendly atmosphere. The pub is situated in Crathorne, a wonderful spirited community village close to Yarm. Expect McCoy’s seafood pancake (a must-try speciality), beetroot & goats curd salad and chicken & black pudding terrine among many other delicious starters; grand reserve roast sirloin of beef (best-seller), roast leg of lamb and hake for mains; and lemon brulee, sticky toffee pudding and a fine cheese board for desert. A wonderful variety, suiting all – we can’t wait to make our way through this exciting Sunday lunch menu.

Vallum Farm

Military Road, Newcastle, NE18


Vallum Farm is a great spot in the shadows of Hadrian’s Wall. What’s more? Everything is fresh – they grow their own herbs, vegetables and flowers on-site. With an offering of wildlife walks, an outdoor play area, and a whole host of seasonal events including foodie markets, pop-up restaurants and special appearances from well-known chefs, there’s something for everyone here – plus did I mention they have an ice cream parlour? Choose beef, lamb or chicken and they’ll be served with a Yorkshire pudding, braised red cabbage, garden greens, buttered carrot, bashed swede, duck fat roasties and any northerner’s favourite component – gravy. There’s also a tasty vegetarian option and plenty of delicious desserts.

The Star Inn

Harome, North Yorkshire, YO62


You must have the pleasure of enjoying a Sunday lunch at this fabulous Michelin-starred restaurant. It’s consistently voted the favourite northern restaurant by industry professionals, so in true Luxe style – it’s definitely worth checking out. The thatched pub has a very homely feel, offering fine food that compliments all its splendour. Choose from delicious starters that include ‘Petit Truffle’ chicken liver and foie gras parfait with garden herb toasts. Mains include a tasty roast whitby cod with flat parsley mash and creamed marinière of Isle of Shuna shetland mussels with herb oil. And how about finishing it off with a delicious spiced apple and sultana crumble with cinder toffee ice cream and cinnamon custard.

South Causey Inn

Beamish Burn Road, County Durham, DH9


Set in 100 acres of the beautiful Beamish Valley, South Causey Inn is a great venue for a lovely Sunday lunch family get together. Choose between a waiter served Sunday lunch and a carvery. The lunch is served 12pm – 8.30pm and includes a wide selection of traditional starters, mains and desserts. They also offer steak burgers, a roast in a bap, homemade lasagne, poached salmon and many veggie and gluten free options too. The classic cavery is available from 12pm – 3pm.

The Durham Ox

Westway, York, YO61


This beautiful pub with flagstone floors, exposed beams and oak panelling offers a scrumptious Sunday lunch as you warm by the roaring fire. It’s winter – meaning the perfect time to warm up by the fire and feast on local produce. And whether you’d like roast beef and all the trimmings or maybe a piece of fresh fish or vegetable tagine, The Durham Ox has it all covered. Gluten free options are also available along with delectable dessert offering.

Peace & Loaf

217 Jesmond Road, Jesmond, NE2


Peace & Loaf’s menu is filled with new takes on classic dishes – a cool and contemporary haven for diners of the North East. Part-owner, Dave Coulson’s extensive training with Michel Roux Jr. has allowed him to pick up fantastic skills and has helped him to create a unique style worth travelling for. From the starters, right through to the desserts and side dishes, the menu is filled with delicious flavours. Arrive hungry, because you’ll want to make room for it all.

Garden House Inn

Framwellgate, Durham, DH1


The Garden House Inn is just a short work from Durham and its breathtaking Cathedral. The cosy pub, filled with comfy furnishing and a warming ambience offers a menu you’ll be want to make your way through – filled with fine foods in all their Sunday glory.  There’s something to suit every tastebud.

Black Horse Beamish

Red Row. Beamish, County Durham, DH9


A classic, country gastro pub in Beamish offering top class meals made with fresh, home- grown produce. With a choice of five different roasts all served with a medley of root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy, we can’t think of a better place to celebrate local, seasonal produce that satisfies the tastebuds this winter. The ‘Black Horse famous fish n chips and a veggie pasta option means there’s something for everyone if a roast isn’t your favoured dish.


Irvin Building, North Shields, NE30


The  Grade II listed Irvin building has a sophisticated feel with traditional touches throughout. Lounge on leather chesterfields or pop yourself on to a stool at the bar to eat a delicious spot of Sunday lunch. You can choose from a traditional roast or try something different with a smoked haddock soufflé followed by a gooseberry fool or marmalade frangipane with orange sorbet. Mouth-wateringly moreish.

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