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The Best Sunday Lunch and Roast Alternatives

The best Sunday roasts and cosy alternatives on Deliveroo

Are your Yorkshire puds more like pancakes? Roast tatties turned out like rocks? Tackling the traditional roast dinner takes time and skill, and if you have neither of those at your disposal then Deliveroo is here to save your Sunday.

From the classic Sunday lunch to equally tasty alternatives, we've compiled a list of the best roasts and hearty dishes that you can order in.

The Red Lion, Birmingham

Runner-up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2016 rankings of the best Sunday roasts, The Red Lion does proper traditional pub grub made from quality local produce and seasonal ingredients. If you're a fan of mixing your meats carvery style, then The Red Lion does a bold Lamb & Beef Combo with all the trimmings and two types of spuds – mash and roasties!

The York Roast Co, York

The Yorkshire pudding's arguably the best bit of a Sunday lunch, so you can't rate roast dinners without a nod to the north. The York Roast Co makes these regional delicacies the star of the show by using giant puds like an edible bowl, filled to the brim with your choice of a meat or vegetarian roast. Dressed with a tang of horseradish, the beef-filled Yorkshire proves to be one of the most popular puddings on the menu, which The York Roast Co serves up daily.

The White Horse, Portsmouth

Apart from at your mum's or granny's, there are few better places to grab a cosy Sunday lunch than from a gastropub like The White Horse. The classic roasts at this Southsea pub are the stuff of local legend now, so it fills up fast with Portsmouth natives looking for a traditional lunch served with sides of sweet honey-roast parsnips and lashings of gravy.

Shambles Kitchen, York

For an American spin on a roast pork sandwich, Shambles Kitchen serves up sourdough baps bursting with slow-cooked pulled pork and Apple BBQ sauce for a little hit of freshness. Inspired by their studies in the States and Mum's home cooking, the founders of this Shambles-based sandwich shop cook everything from scratch and sell-out daily.

Breeze Brasserie, Brighton

Just like its name suggests, Breeze Brasserie does easy-going dining. For the perfect laid-back Sunday lunch, these guys do a classic roast with all the trimmings, and vegetarians needn't feel left out, as there's a nourishing nut roast perfect for a brasserie-style lunch at home with none of the hassle.

Grams, Edinburgh

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Looking to swap your Sunday roast for something sin-free? Clean eating café Grams is the place to go for a meaty dish that won't disrupt your training regime. You might not find a Yorkshire in their Steak Hot Health Box, but you'll get juicy beef and marinated veggies to help quash those cravings for a roast dinner.

The Oddfellows, Exeter

Good luck finding room for dessert after a roast at The Oddfellows. Sundays at this Exeter-based speakeasy serve up mountainous roasts, piled high with huge Yorkshires and big, bold cuts of meat like West Country Topside of Beef, Tom Hunt Roasted Leg of Pork and Slow-Braised Shank of Lamb.

Owens, Liverpool

If your Sunday lunch skills extend to popping a couple of frozen Yorkshires in the oven, then a roast dinner with a dash of elegance from Owens could help you impress a house full of guests over the weekend. Owens' Roast Roulade of Free Range Belly Pork – with a crunchy shard of crackling – will show off their uncomplicated but sophisticated cooking, and your knack for hosting.

The Westbourne, Swansea

Why wait until Sunday for a roast dinner when The Westbourne in Swansea serves everyone's favourite comfort food every day? This is a proper real ale pub that dishes up hearty dinners to match. So for a pork roast with crackling on your lunch break, without the need to pop to your local, The Westbourne has got your covered.

HUS, Liverpool

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For a three course Sunday lunch Scandi style, look no further than HUS in Liverpool. The menu has all the minimalist chic you'd expect from a Scandi-inspired restaurant, with delicate Beetroot and Gin Cured Salmon to start; followed by a rich roast beef or chicken for mains; and (if you're not suitably stuffed) a juicy Plum and Maple Crumble or decadent Chocolate Tart to round off your Sunday.

Kith & Kin, Leeds

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When the weekend weather lets you down and you're not quite up for a full-on roast dinner, a cosy pie from Kith & Kin will keep you warm. A Steak & Ale Shortcrust Pie or a veggie option packed with chunky squash, veg chilli and mature cheddar cheese showcase Kith & Kin's commitment to quality produce sourced from local Yorkshire suppliers.

The Bouverie, Chester

When a lazy weekend's on the cards, a roast dinner to your door from The Bouverie is the perfect alternative to cooking up an entire Sunday lunch. With a side of sweet honeyed parsnips to cut through a rich meaty gravy, you can serve up a comforting roast with none of the clutter in the kitchen.

Stew & Oyster, Leeds

Characterful Leeds-based bar Stew & Oyster serves up warming stews for when a roast dinner won't do. There's nothing like the hug of a toasty bowl of stew, especially when it's a Lamb Hot Pot or a tender beef number cooked in a full-bodied Yorkshire ale.

Whether you're looking for the roast with the most, or a cosy alternative to Sunday lunch, check out what's cooking on Deliveroo.

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