Five of the best roast dinners to try in York

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Is there much better in life than a roast dinner with all the trimmings?

We don’t think so. And with Roast Dinner Day falling this week (November 14), it is the perfect excuse to eat our body weight in crispy roast potatoes and gravy.

Not forgetting the meat, veg, Yorkshire pud, mash…


Right, now we’ve made you hungry, here are five very different venues that serve up a quality Sunday roast in York.

Have we missed your favourite? Add it in the comments and we’ll look to update.

Family treat – Pear Tree Farm

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Pear Tree Farm serves Sunday lunches as a carvery. There’s an extensive kids selection and an impressive Golden Years menu. With vegetarian options and prices starting at £4.99 for a small carvery, it’s a good family option.

Monks Cross Drive, Huntington
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Posh nosh – The Whippet Inn

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Just crowned the best restaurant in the Minster FM listener awards, the Whippet Inn hosts an impressive menu which features starters, mains, desserts and many options for those with allergens and dietary requirements. A great choice if you’re looking for a posh Sunday roast with all the trimmings.

15 North Street
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Highly rated – Kennedy’s Bar and Grill

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One reviewer described the Sunday roast at Kennedy’s as “amazing” and that really speaks for itself. Tucked round the corner from bustling Stonegate, this is a good spot for a Sunday lunch in the centre of York.

1 Little Stonegate
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Pub grub – The Hole in The Wall

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It claims to offer “the best roast beef in York”, and the Trip Advisor reviews certainly rate its roasts highly. Offering a traditional warm and cosy pub welcome, the Hole In The Wall is just round the corner from the Minster, and its Sunday roast clocks in at £9.50.

10 High Petergate
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Indie restaurant – The Rattle Owl

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One of York’s top independent restaurants, The Rattle Owl is found in a beautiful 17th century building. With a menu big on local, seasonal produce, and two courses for £21, you should certainly fly over there for a tasty roast.

104 Micklegate
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