It’s the weekend, so first things first… where can you find your Sunday roast fix? Think Yorkshire puddings, buckets of gravy and veggies aplenty! We’ve picked out our favourites for a sensational Sunday lunch in the North East.
The Broad Chare
25 Broad Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1
This beautiful, traditional ale house, sitting in a sweet spot by the Quayside, is perfect place to lap up a luxe Sunday lunch. The Broad Chare is a warm and inviting home from home, with a fresh modern touch – serving some of the finest local grub in the city. Whether you’re in for the Sunday special – roast beef and Yorkshire pudding (£13.95) – or just want to pick at some mouthwatering bar snacks, there’s something for everyone.
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), among many other delicious starters including soup, terrine and prawns; 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.
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 creatively crafted starters, hearty Sunday mains, and how about finishing it off with a delicious pudding to end the week on a sweet high?
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, mince and dumplings and many veggie and gluten free options too. The classic carvery 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. The perfect place 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 a delectable dessert offering.
The Jet Miners Inn
61 High St, Middlesbrough, TS9
Looking for a carvery with class? Make Great Broughton’s Jet Miners part of your Sunday plans. Go here for lashings of beef topside, pork with crackling and turkey breast – all served with as much veggies, Yorkshire puddings and gravy as you wish. Fancy something different? Choose from the vegetarian dish of the day, the fish of the day, or a selection of Sunday lunch alternatives including baked fisherman’s pie, crispy belly pork and lamb shank. A cosy country pub at the foot of the North York Moors, serving up the good stuff every Sunday!
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.
St Mary’s Inn
St Mary’s Lane, St Mary’s Park, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61
St Mary’s Inn is a Northumberland favourite when it comes to hanging up those boots after a long stroll and tucking in to a sumptuous Sunday roast. Cosy up in a corner by the fire and enjoy a three course feast of everything from soup and ham hock, to shoulder of pork, chicken supreme and sticky toffee pudding, to name but a few. What a way to spend the day of rest!
National Glass Centre
Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6
Family time with a hearty feast and a glass of wine… that’s what weekends are for, right? Check in at Sunderland’s National Glass Centre for a delicious roast dinner with the whole gang. Go here for the full Sunday works including silverside of beef, chicken breast and roasted gammon – all served with veggies and Yorkie puds.