best roast dinners in bath

Fancy a roast? Where to get the best Sunday lunch in Bath

21 April 2023

Nothing beats a hearty Sunday lunch, especially after enjoying an evening out the day before. But where can you find the best Sunday roast in Bath? Here’s our updated guide, with a roundup of our favourite cosy spots for a roast dinner with all the trimmings…

Green Park Brasserie

Not only does the Green Park Brasserie have the best atmosphere, in the most interesting building (a decommissioned Victorian railway station) – but it also does an exceptional Sunday lunch. Expect the finest local ingredients, cooked with skill and love.

Available 12-4pm, you can choose from roast beef or roast chicken, with vegetarian options available on the main menu. Prices start from £17.95.

And why not stay nearby at our gorgeous Green Park Garden Apartment?

The Boater

This much-loved Bath pub also serves a mean Sunday roast, always served alongside a perfectly poured pint. Take your pick from a dry-aged sirloin of Owton’s beef or a nut roast, each served with Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese, roasties and red wine gravy.

Prices start from £16.95, but there are also other mains available. Find The Boater on Argyle Street, right next to our Argyle Riverview Flat.

The Architect

The Architect, found on the ground floor of the old Empire hotel, serves up fantastic modern pub dishes. So, it’s no surprise that it’s Sunday roast is well worth trying. There’s lots of choice, from mixed roast beef and pork loin, porchetta, braised shoulder of lamb and a nut roast. Prices start from £15.50, but you’ll pay up to £24.50 for the meatiest dishes.

Hare & Hounds

Head out to beautiful Lansdown for your choice of four mouth-watering roasts at the brilliant Hare & Hounds, served from midday to 8pm. This includes roast rump of beef, slow-roasted pork belly with crackling, traditional roast chicken and a vegetarian Wellington. You can even get an indulgent sharing roast for 2 or more. Prices range from £16.50 to £19.50.

TOWN + HOUSE by Always Sunday

This cosy neighbourhood gastropub is all about Sundays, as you might expect from the name of its owner Always Sunday. And the Sunday lunch menu is no disappointment, with a choice of West Country sirloin of beef, stuffed free range chicken breast, lamp rump and butternut and lentil Wellington.

There are also plenty of starters, large plates, sides and hearty puds on offer. Prices for roasts range from £16.50 to £21.50.

Clayton’s Kitchen

Looking for something a little more refined? For those special occasions, head to Clayton’s Kitchen. It’s on George Street, close to our Haystack and Milsom Retreat apartments.

Like the rest of the menu, Sunday lunch dishes at Chef Robert Clayton’s restaurant are influenced by French and Mediterranean cuisine – with delicious results. The menu features the likes of roast Cotswold chicken breast with celeriac puree and Madeira sauce, and roast venison loin marinated in lemon thyme and garlic oil.

It’s not cheap, with mains starting from £28 – but it’s well worth it if you’re celebrating.

Other top spots for Sunday lunch in Bath include:

  • The Salamander
  • The Elder
  • Walcot House
  • The Bath Brewhouse
  • Chequers
  • Pulteney Arms
  • The Huntsman
  • Hall & Woodhouse