Some claim that the origins of the national treasure that is the great British roast dinner date back to Medieval times when serfs would feast on meat as a special Sunday treat.
Others say this most wonderful of Sunday meals originated right here in Yorkshire during the industrial revolution. I like this idea best.
To celebrate our place in the home of the Sunday roast we’ve scoured the city in search of York’s finest roasts and here’s our top five for you to chose from.
- Café No.8 Bistro – This is definitely the fine dining option of our list. With their constant detail to flavour and sourcing of the finest ingredients No8’s Roast rump of Wolds select beef is really worth it as a Sunday treat. The beautiful Yorkshire puddings and seasonal vegetables and really good gravy make this a winner from this always excellent restaurant – £11.95
- Evil Eye – Not just wonderful Thai and cocktails but a truly great Sunday roast. All locally sourced ingredients and a tasty twist on the Classic roast. I warn you though, the “Monster Roast” is HUGE!! And for only £8.99 you can’t go wrong.
- Guy Fawkes – This is good, hearty, home cooked grub. One of York’s finest pubs and a one its finest Sunday roast menus.
- Black Swan – A classic roast. If you don’t fancy the squirrel pie then go for this delicious Sunday alternative. Sitting by the fire in the Black Swan waiting for your Sunday roast to arrive is a must on chilly autumn Sundays – £8.95
- Lamb & Lion – Get yourself into a snug with a pint of Black Sheep in this wonderfully dark and cozy pub and take your pick from the one, two or three course Sunday roasts – £9.00 – £14.00
Out of town – or, for those who fancy a trip out of the city for the day head to Crayke’s Durham Ox. The place can do no wrong in my eyes and has that perfect country pub vibe. Everything on their menu is locally sourced and cooked to perfection.
So, people, get on your Sunday best and head out for some good grub. Let us know your thoughts on anything you have tried here and add any suggestions of your own to our comments.
Image courtesy of Jeremy Keith.