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Best Sunday Roasts in Nottingham

Monday 13 March 2023

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Roast potatoes, lashings of gravy, all the trimmings – what could be better at the end of a long week than a hearty Sunday roast? Whether you love a meat-filled dinner or a vegan special, there are plenty of excellent places to find that perfect Sunday roast around Nottingham to give you that special Sunday feeling. From family-friendly pubs to high-end luxury roasts, here are our top suggestions of places that will hit the spot on a Sunday!

The Castle

Let’s start off with a classic. The Castle is a red-brick, old-school pub in the heart of Nottingham, located only 11-minutes from Nottingham train station. On Sundays it is the ideal place to tuck into a roast dinner. With four deliciously traditional options, including roast beef, garlic & herb chicken, crispy pork belly, and a vegetarian nut roast, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

We can’t believe it could be true, but if somebody in your group isn’t keen on a roast, then the good news is that the Castle has a wide-ranging menu for you to choose from. With roasts only served on Sundays, you can also order globally-inspired light bites, pizzas, burgers, flatbreads, and more pub classics.

Enjoy a Sunday roast for around £15.

The Castle, Nottingham with a cobbled street and green trees

Tom Brown’s Brasserie

Now some of us can make a decent Sunday roast at home… but not as good as this. Tom Brown’s Brasserie has been serving up decadent takes on classic British dining since opening in 1986, and their Sunday roast is truly something to behold. Their menu features classic Sunday roast dishes with gourmet twists – like their spiced duck breast with apricot gel and baked baby aubergine. They also have a fantastic selection of vegan options, like pistachio-crusted tofu and the burnt leeks on toast starter.

Tom Brown’s is situated right on the River Trent – so make sure to take a long riverside stroll after your delightful Sunday lunch!

Enjoy three courses for around £37.


If you’re looking for a classic Sunday roast in the heart of Nottingham, look no further than Fothergills. You can find Fothergills on Castle Road in the city centre, right opposite the Robin Hood statue – meaning that this is not only the quintessential British Sunday roast, but also the quintessential Nottingham Sunday roast!

The extensive menu features everything from roast dinner classics, like pork belly and lamb shank, to seafood and pies, so there is something to please everybody. Perfect for a relaxing Sunday lunch to finish your weekend trip to Nottingham on a strong note, you can go punctuate sightseeing and shopping with a hearty pub lunch at Fothergills. Sunday lunch is served from midday-8pm.

Enjoy your Sunday roast from £15.


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The Griffin Inn

In the heart of a quaint English village called Plumtree, just outside of Nottingham, you’ll find the Griffin Inn nestled, with an excellent Sunday lunch menu. Combining modern-feeling décor with a thoroughly traditional menu of delicious roast options, the Griffin Inn is the perfect place to treat yourself to a special meal on the weekend.

Explore delicious offerings on the menu, like stuffed roast pork belly, braised lamb shoulder, or even the vegetarian country pie. If you still have room for pudding, choose between extravagant options like panna cotta or marquise and classic sweets like sticky toffee pudding. Whether you’re local, and fancy trying out a new pub for your Sunday roast, or are looking for the perfect way to top off your weekend in Nottingham, this is a roast dinner you won’t forget.

Enjoy two courses for roughly £25.

The Tailor’s Arms

With classic roast dinner options on this menu, like pork loin, vegetarian wellington, and topside of beef; this is a fantastically reliable Sunday roast. But when you delve deeper, and explore starters, puddings, and sides – that is when the full glory of the Tailor’s Arms’ Sunday lunch becomes clear.

The selection of starters includes decadent ham hock terrine, Moorish glazed goat’s cheese, and fresh salmon fishcakes to whet your appetite. If the Yorkshire puddings, roasties, and vegetables that come with all roasts aren’t enough – why not add cauliflower cheese, pigs in blankets, or even an extra Yorkshire pudding to your plate? Finally, to top it all off, delve into tarts, pannacotta, or sticky toffee pudding. Now THAT is what we call a Sunday roast.

Enjoy three courses for around £30.

Chicken roast dinner with broccoli, carrots, roast potatoes, and a Yorkshire pudding

The Playwright

Live music? Check. Live sport? Check. Delicious Sunday roasts? Check. The Playwright has everything you need for a pucker Sunday afternoon.

Not far from Nottingham Trent University, and only a 17-minute walk from Nottingham train station, you will find the Playwright, in all its retro glory. The laid-back interior is perfect for spending a lazy Sunday catching up with friends and diving into a gorgeous roast dinner. The Sunday lunch menu includes topside of beef, chicken breast, and two veggie-filled vegan options. Even better – you can pack your plate full of pigs in blankets and cauliflower cheese, on top of the seasonal veg, roasties, and Yorkshire pudding that comes included.

Enjoy a roast and mini pudding for around £17.


If you’re planning a lunch out with one of the best Sunday roasts in Nottingham, don’t forget to book an Advance ticket via our website or our Train Tickets app. You can also find information on how to get cheaper train tickets via our special offers page. If you need more information, you can contact us here.

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Written by Abby

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