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Best Sunday Roasts in Newcastle

Tuesday 13 February 2024

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Sundays are for countryside walks, good books, television binges, and roast dinners drenched in gravy. And, while we debate over a parsnip’s place on the plate or the acceptability of shop-bought Yorkshire Puddings, one fact remains indisputable: Britain’s romance with the roast dinner is unshakeable. Join CrossCountry as we explore some of the best roast dinners in Newcastle, because you deserve a break from cooking on Sunday.

Dobson and Parnell

Multi-award-winning local favourite, Dobson and Parnell, is adding a touch of fine dining to the Sunday roast. Since its opening in 2016, the restaurant’s mission has been to redefine the narrative of British and European cuisine. The result is a mouth-watering Sunday lunch menu with some classics and some inventive surprises at an incredibly reasonable price.

Tucked away on Queen Street with the Tyne Bridge overhead, Dobson and Parnell could be described as a hidden gem. And at just a ten minute walk from Newcastle station, its inviting interior and delicious grub are not to be missed. 

Sunday Lunch Showstopper: Roast loin of pork.


Porchetta-style pork belly, beef fat carrots, cauliflowers in carbonara sauce; it’s hard not to gawk at the majesty of Gusto’s Sunday Roast menu. Though Gusto is actually a successful Italian restaurant, their talents clearly have no limits as they’ve mastered the art of the British roast too. We’re most excited about the Sunday Sharing Roast, an abundant offering of delicious roast meats served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire Puddings, veggies, a generous helping of gravy, and red wine to wash it down. 

Gusto can be found on Quayside, a twenty-minute walk or fifteen-minute bus ride from the station. Surrounded by a selection of comfortable hotels, it offers an ideal location for those planning a leisurely long weekend in Newcastle.

Sunday Lunch Showstopper: Sirloin of beef (served pink).

Tyne Bridge over Newcastle city streets.

The Broad Chare

Just off the River Tyne at Quayside, you’ll find The Broad Chare, a proper pub with proper food and proper beer. The menu offers a selection of seasonal British dishes with an emphasis on tradition and satisfying hungry bellies. The pub is divided into a bar and dining room, so if you’re seeking the full Sunday lunch experience, we recommend booking a seat in the dining room. However, they do have an exciting range of bar snacks available, from Lindisfarne oysters to crispy pigs’ ears! 

Since its opening in 2011, The Broad Chare has become a local treasure in Newcastle, appreciated for the warm welcome and love of honest British food. It’s the perfect place to eat after a full day of enjoying the city’s sites, as it’s situated right by the Quayside Sunday Market and a ten-minute walk from Newcastle Castle.

Sunday Lunch Showstopper: Shoulder of lamb with mint sauce.

Pleased to Meet You

Pleased to Meet You, affectionately known as PTMY, doesn’t immediately look like a go-to destination for a Sunday roast. In fact, between the afternoon tea and the colourful cocktails, this restaurant seems fit for a traditional English dandy. But don’t be fooled, PTMY’s Sunday Lunch menu is one of the best in Newcastle, featuring a tasty selection of plates made from locally sourced ingredients. Diners will quickly understand why their food is award-winning, with delights like slow roast ox cheek and rump of beef available for reasonable prices. If you’re willing to spend more, we suggest splashing out on the venison loin.

Don’t forget to snap a picture of the building’s exterior, where a cheeky monkey is stealing the P from the sign!

Sunday Lunch Showstopper: Chargrilled cauliflower steak.

A person cutting a roasted turkey on a bed of herbs and chopping boardNEST

NEST is anything but conventional, with a quirky corner location on Chillingham Road, lined with indoor birch trees. It’s cosy inside, so we recommend booking ahead to secure your spot. NEST was founded on the joy of eating good food in a warm and inviting atmosphere, and their Sunday lunch menu encapsulates this perfectly. Drawing inspiration from cuisines around the globe, the menu is an eclectic medley of the familiar and the unexpected. 

While NEST may require a bit more travel time from Newcastle station, the journey is well worth it. There are several bus connections available that can reach the destination in under half an hour. It’s also within walking distance from some beautiful natural areas, like Heaton Park and Jesmond Dene.

Sunday Lunch Showstopper: Black pudding bon-bons.

The Earl of Pitt Street

The Earl of Pitt Street offers an aptly named Slow Cooked Sunday Menu which is sure to get you salivating, with a selection of lovingly prepared meats and a delicious nut roast vegetarian option.  A local favourite on TripAdvisor, this beloved pub stands proudly on Pitt Street with a neon blue star above the door, beckoning in hungry customers. The interior is covered with brightly coloured fairy lights, creating a warm ambience perfect for a big and satisfying meal. 

Just fifteen minutes walking distance from Newcastle station, The Earl of Pitt Street is the perfect “pitt” stop for a Sunday roast.

Sunday Lunch Showstopper: Feather blade of beef.

How to get to Newcastle by train

Newcastle is incredibly well-connected with direct trains from a variety of UK stations. You can travel long distances from Edinburgh Waverley, Birmingham New Street, and Leeds station. Alternatively, if you’re local in Durham or Morpeth, you can reach your Sunday Roast spot in a flash! Just hop aboard a CrossCountry train to travel in comfort.

If you’re planning on trying a delicious Sunday dinner in Newcastle, don’t forget to book an Advance ticket via our website or the CrossCountry app. If you need more information, you can contact us here.

Written by Abby

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