Sunday Lunch in Leeds | 11 Seriously Good Roasts
Looking for the top places for Sunday Lunch in Leeds? A life without the much-loved British classic just doesn’t bear thinking about. And whilst it can be great fun to whip up a home-cooked meal, after a long week at work (and perhaps a heavy Saturday night), who really has the energy to cook? Not to mention deal with the mound of washing up afterwards. Luckily, we have you covered with our list of where to find the best Leeds Sunday Lunch. And not a sink of dirty plates insight.
Sunday Lunch Leeds City Centre
This modern contemporary kitchen boasts some of the hippest interiors in Leeds; think exposed brick, concrete floors, and filament lights. Their Sunday menu – served between 12 noon and 5 pm is small but perfectly formed, with a focus on fresh, local and seasonal produce.
Begin with a Jerusalem artichoke and truffle velouté, before moving onto mains, which include roast sirloin of beef, pork shoulder, or a vegetarian option of salt-baked vegetable pithivier, served with all the trimmings.
11-15 Wharf Street, The Calls, LS2 7EH – 0113 2444144
What better place to fuel up for some serious retail therapy, than at Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Brasserie? With rooftop views over the city, friendly, professional service, and a beautiful art deco interior, it’s easy to see why Harvey Nichols is a great option for Sunday Lunch in Leeds.
Whilst there might only be a beef option available for your more traditional roast, there are plenty of other interesting and tempting options on the Sunday menu, including roasted lamb rump with braised lamb shoulder, and crab risotto with charred sweetcorn and pickled fennel.
107-111 Briggate, LS1 6AZ, 0113 2048000
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Malmaison in Leeds is a stylish hotel only a short walk away from the train station. Their restaurant is a chic fusion grill restaurant serving up modern cuisine made from classic and seasonal ingredients.
Discover one of the most unique Sunday lunches in Leeds with unlimited starters from the chefs table and your choice of Sunday roasts with all the trimmings or an alternative selection of mains. From Mal burgers, grilled black bream, linguine pomodoro and more.
1 Swinegate, Leeds LS1 4AG – 0113 426 0047
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The award-winning Ox Club restaurant has been featured in both the Michelin and Good Food guides for the past five years (which impressively, is exactly as long as they have been open), so you know you are in good hands. Utilising a solid-fuel grill to char meats, vegetables, and fish, the menu is bold and imaginative and features interesting lesser-known cuts and ingredients. The chefs at Ox Club are champions of utilising produce from local suppliers, and you can watch them work their magic through the open kitchen. Be sure to nip next door to the attached Headrow House, to whet your whistle with their huge selection of beers and ales.
19a The Headrow, LS1 6PU – 0113 487 1814
After taking over The Reliance following the success of their Michelin recommended Harrogate restaurant, Three’s A Crowd opened their doors on North Street at the beginning of March and have certainly impressed the people of Leeds already. This modern gastro pub serves up quality British food and carefully curated cocktails, the perfect place to share a meal with your friends or family.
From 12 – 7pm every Sunday, you can choose from several mouth-watering meals such as shoulder of Yorkshire lamb, rare breed porchetta and native breed beef, of course followed by all the trimmings like gravy, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and peas.
76-78 North St, Leeds, LS2 7PN – 0113 295 6060
Set within in Leeds Brewery’s flagship pub is The Midnight Bell. They’re all about using the finest Yorkshire ingredients, evolving with the seasons and keeping things simple.
Their Sunday lunch menu consists of classic dishes including steak and ale pie, Yorkshire Dales beef, roasted belly pork with crackling, pigs in blankets and sticky toffee pudding. Other popular dishes are traditional fish and chips, Yorkshire puddings, a Yorkshire cheese board and more.
101 Water Ln, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 5QN – 0113 244 5044
Known as the oldest pub in Leeds, Whitelocks dates back to the 16th century, and the interior hasn’t changed much since it was built. With its long brass bar, printed mirrors, and real log fire in the winter, this is one of the cosiest pubs in the city. Serving arguably the best Leeds Sunday Lunch between 12 noon and 8 pm, your only job is to decide between roast beef, pork, lamb, or a nut roast, served with all the trimmings and a healthy dose of gravy. Wash it down with one of their many, ever-changing real ales, and thank us later.
Turks Head Yard, LS1 6HB – 0113 245 3950
Right on the Lockside of Leeds’ Canal is one of the best restaurants Leeds has to offer a place renowned for its intimate fine dining with Head Chef Mark Owens at the helm, who opened up Owl originally with business partner and chef extraordinaire Elizabeth Cottam (chef patron of HOME and CORA). The Owl showcases all the finest advancements in modern British food you could wish for, and their Leeds Sunday Lunch is no different.
Boasting an impressive four-course array of the finest Yorkshire offerings you could find, open your palette with their trademark Owl charcuterie and chase with their divinely tender Thirsk lamb, Yorkshire puddings with beef dripping and roasties. And it doesn’t end there, next course salt aged loin of Beef Wellington with beef fat mash and if you’ve room for any more I’d top it off with their decadent rum and honey cake. What more could you ask for?
Lockside, Mustard Wharf, Mustard Approach LS1 4EY – 0113 531 6621
Located inside The Dakota Hotel (which could easily be from the set of a James Bond film) is Dakota Grill. Sleek, stylish and modern, with service to match, roasts are served every Sunday from 12.30 – 5 pm. Headed up by Chef Craig Rogan who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from years of working in the UK’s most reputable hotels.
Choose from a selection of three starters and three roasts, all served alongside seasonal root vegetables, duck fat potatoes, and Yorkshire puddings. There are also three regular mains on the menu, just in case roasts aren’t your thing, (we don’t believe you), and an exceptionally curated wine list. You’d be hard pushed to find a better roast in Leeds, in a more luxurious setting.
8 Russell Street, LS1 5RN – 0113 322 6261
Flying the flag for modern British fine dining is Crafthouse. Owned by hospitality legends D&D, guests can enjoy a cocktail at sister bar Angelica (think chilled out Ibiza rooftop vibes), before taking the lift down to dine in the restaurant, which offers unmatched views across the city. The Sunday lunch menu makes use of local, seasonal produce with a European twist; follow a light starter of tomato gazpacho, avocado espuma, and pickled courgette, with roasted beef, lamb or pork belly, roast potatoes, and seasonal vegetables. Splash out an additional £15pp for free-flowing red wine or prosecco, and pretend you don’t have work in the morning…
Sunday Lunch Leeds Area
Owned by the same folk as Ox Club, Headrow House, and Belgrave Music Hall, The Beck & Call is a sprawling, family (and dog) friendly pub nestled away in serene, suburban Meanwood. Home to a huge beer garden, the Sunday lunches on offer are well worth the short journey out of the city centre. A simple, classic menu of roasted topside of beef, pork belly, lamb shoulder or vegetarian/ vegan haggis is only elevated by the extra side options of pigs in blankets, cauliflower cheese and creamy leeks. Beers and ales are in plentiful supply here, just don’t blame us for the food coma.
Stainbeck Road, LS7 2NP, 0113 2661192
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