There's an abundance of foodie adventures to discover in England's second city in areas as diverse and far ranging as the hip Northern Quarter, luxury Spinningfields and the modern Media City. 

We know nothing is worse than making a bad decision, so we've rounded up the best places below - whether you're after a Traditional Sunday Roast in a pub, a trendy twist in a gastropub or a Cheap Sunday Roast that doesn't scrimp on any quality - there's something here for every pallet or pocket.

Best places for Sunday Roast in Manchester


Cottonopolis RoastCottonopolis have answered our prayers and crafted a brilliant Japanese inspired Sunday Roast menu. With the best cuts from the menu, including roasted wagyu beef rump, kurobuta pork loin with crackling, karaage fried chicken or vegan shiitake mushroom, and pumpkin & sesame puff. Available from 12pm, the tasty offering comes served with salt and pepper roast potatoes and Asian greens. They’re also offering a unique list of class and speciality wines by the glass that changes weekly and has limited quantities so you can get your boozy fix.

£15 per person

For more info and to book, click here.

Where is it?

6 Newton Street, Manchester, Manchester, M1 2AE

The Albert Square Chophouse

Best Sunday Roast Manchester | Albert Square ChophouseSet in the iconic Memorial Hall building, this venue in the beating heart of the city provides an interior like no other to indulge in a seriously good Sunday Roast. Headed by revered Chef Carl Fraenkl-Rietti, the offering here is a luxury affair. Starters include Crispy Pig Fritters with tart apple puree, pickled quails eggs & English mustard mayonnaise and the mains run the gauntlet of British cuisine: roast rump of beef, traditional fish & chips and Albert’s Famous Corned Beef Hash – using a secret, 10-day recipe with sautéed potatoes and creamed onions – among others. Sunday Lunch is served form 12pm - 8.30pm. See here for full details.

Where is it?

The Memorial Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, Manchester, M2 5PF

Brewski - Chorlton

Best Places for a Sunday Roast in Manchester | BrewskiBrewski in Chorlton is already well known for its special Sunday Roast sharing boards coming in at £20 per person, but they’ve managed to up their game even higher with their Thanksgiving Sunday Roast boards that fuses the best of the British and American traditions and is served with both turkey and beef, Yorkies and your greens, a cheesy squash and parsnip bake, a side of macaroni cheese and ‘bacorn’ (corn and bacon with lashings of cheese to you and me). There are also TWO desserts that are included with the platter, so this is the perfect place to go and indulge with a mate.

Classic Sunday Roasts - £13.50 per person
Roast Boards/Thanksgiving roast board dinner - £20 per person

Find out more here.

Where is it?

537-539 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0UE


Best Sunday Roast in Manchester | GorillaGorilla Roasts are nothing short of legendary. This cool spot located just off Oxford Road station seems as though its a hidden gem - but it's one of Manchester's most popular spots, and it's not hard to see why. Brunchers can choose from the roast beef, slow roast pork belly, Cheshire chicken or a sweet potato and apricot nut roast to accompany a delicious selection of crispy roast potatoes, proper yorkies, seasonal vegetables & gravy. Priced from just £14 per person, the Sunday Roast is served from 12pm, but - be warned - the roasts are in a limited supply and they only serve until everything has gone! Fortunately, you can reserve your spot online so take off the pressure and book here.

Where is it?

54-56 Whitworth St, Manchester, Manchester, M1 5WW 


Trof Roast 2Self proclaimed as serving one of the best Roasts in Manchester, Trof have fortunately got the chops to back up their claim. Set in the vibrant foodie hub of the Northern Quarter, Trof has been a fixture of the city's Breakfast, Brunch and Sunday Lunch scene for over 10 years.  Their roast options change weekly and are served with seasonal veg, roasties and a giant Yorkshire pudding. They also serve a fantastic vegan alternative with options available such as the delightful sounding pumpkin and beetroot Wellington.

Priced between £13 - £16 per person.

Have a look here.

Where is it?

8 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU

The Lowry

Best Sunday Lunch Manchester | The Lowry

If a traditional Sunday Roast in 5 star surroundings is what you're after - then why not indulge in a delicious Sunday Lunch at the River Restaurant located in The Lowry Hotel. Treat yourself and a friend to 2 courses of the finest seasonal British cuisine with a glass of wine for £36. To book this experience, see here.

Where is it?

50 Deararms Place, Manchester, M3 5LH


Best Sunday Roast in Manchester | Fress

Fress simply don't so Sunday Roasts in half measures. With two venues in Didsbury and the Northern Quarter,  this trendy place pride themselves on using locally sourced ingredients and making everything fresh in house. Their Sunday Roast menu offers an amazing choice of roast chicken or rare roast beef served with crispy roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, honey roasted carrots & parsnips, mixed greens and their decadent rich ch gravy topped off with a giant Yorkshire pudding. Sundays are made even better by their Happy Hour deal too that runs from 4-7pm and includes Bloody Mary’s and hazelnut espresso martinis. 

Check it out here.

Where is it?

Northern Quarter - 62 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE

Didsbury - 762 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, M20 2DR


Best Sunday Roast Manchester | HawksmoorIt wouldn't be a self respecting Sunday Lunch in Manchester round up if it didn't feature Hawksmoor, would it? The steak and seafood restaurant has taken the nation by storm with its iconic execution of the Sunday Roast - and they have opened up a site in Deansgate to capture the heart and stomachs of Manchester Brunchers. Hawksmoor roasts are  cooked on real charcoal before being finished in the oven to achieve that famous flavour and texture - and you can choose from the slow-roast rump or prime rib served with beef dripping roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, carrots, greens, roasted shallots & garlic and lashings of bone marrow & onion gravy. They also serve a delightful cauliflower cheese vegetarian alternative.

See here for further info.

Where is it?

184-186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB


Best Sunday Roast Manchester | ZoukThe melting pot of cultures that is Zouk have done it again with an innovative Indian twist on the classic British Roast that is sure to tantalise the tastebuds of any Bruncher in search of a new taste sensation. Their special Roasts feature a choice of roast chicken, leg of lamb and whole stuffed lamb - all of which are slow cooked in a unique fashion with the whole stuffed lamb made in traditional Baluchi style and stuffed with seasoned rice. This one is perfect for a socal Sunday Lunch with the whole family as sharing roast options can be served to cater from 4 - 10 people. These do need to be booked in advance so you can enjoy all of that slow roasted goodness. 

Individual Roasts - £12.95 per person
Sharing Roast (4 people) - £80

Check it out here.

Where is it?

Unit 5, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5QS 

Albert Schloss

Best Sunday Roast Manchester | Albert Schloss

Albert Schloss absolutely live for Sundays. The cool restaurant set on buzzing Peter Street offer a Cook Haus Roasts featuring your choice from Cheshire pork, topside of beef or a wild mushroom and butternut strudel. As if that doesn't sound enticing enough, they even have their resident Gospel Choir performing between 2-4pm, followed by DJ Paulette on the Decks so you can make a whole experience out of your Sunday Lunch. Who said Sundays were supposed to be lazy?

£15 per person.

Take a look here.

Where is it?

27 Peter St, Manchester, Manchester, M2 5QR 

So, there you have it, now all you need to do is the fun part and enjoy an amazing Sunday Lunch!

Let us know if we have missed any other great suggestions!