Birmingham knows this better than most, so here’s just a handful of the cosiest restaurants in the Second City to gather friends and family, curl up the fire and delve into a proper traditional roast. 

The Distillery

Sunday Lunch at The Distillery in BirminghamSundays are decadent, so start off with a range of small plates for the table including crispy brie bites with cranberry, a classic scotch egg, ‘nduja croquettes or salt & pepper squid. Roasts are basted on an English oak and charcoal rotisserie grill and include Herefordshire beef, pork shoulder and Suffolk free range chicken, with a sweet potato Wellington for veggies.

Polish Millennium House, Bordesley Street, Birmingham, B5 5PH

Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre

Sunday Roast at Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre in BirminghamBetter known as a performing arts hub, The Old Joint Stock doubles up as a proper traditional pub serving hearty roasts in jaw-dropping, opulent surroundings. The grand interior boasts a huge domed ceiling, chandeliers, crimson walls and a huge, deep mahogany bar - it's a feast for the eyes as much as the stomach.

4 Temple Row West, Birmingham, B2 5NY

Aria

Sunday Roast at Aria in the Hyatt Regency - BirminghamTucked inside the Hyatt Regency, Aria offer an amazing 3 course Sunday Roast for just £32.50. Bonus points for the beautiful atrium glass ceiling – with any hopes it’ll snow and give you a cute winter wonderland.

Hyatt Regency Birmingham, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2JZ

The Junction Harbourne

Sunday Roast at The Junction in Harbourne, BirminghamThe Junction's been a cornerstone of Birmingham's food scene since 1904, providing a warm, inviting space with comfy sofas, low lighting and cheerful bar staff. And of course, impeccable roasts!

212 High Street, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9PT

Three Church Road

Sunday Roast at Three Church Road in BirminghamThree Church is a sophisticated bistro just minutes from the Botanical Gardens – the perfect winter-warming pitstop before an afternoon stroll!

3 Church Road, Birmingham, B15 3SH

The Karczma

Sunday Roast at The Karczma in BirminghamGo the non-traditional route with a Polish spin on a roast. From pork neck in gravy with mashed potatoes and fried carrots. The menu is all about homespun comfort food, with a rustic interior providing the perfect backdrop for a steaming bowl of beef stew 

Polish Millennium House, Bordesley Street, Birmingham, B5 5PH