The Sunday lunch is a staple for many of us, but with lots of restaurants, bars, hotels and cafes across the city cooking up a storm, why bother making it at home?
Here’s my top 8 venues for all you hungry folk looking for a decent bit of grub come Sunday – without the washing up.
Orelle – City Centre
Up in the clouds, Orelle is THE venue for Sunday lunch with view. Located on floor 24 within 103 Colmore, this beautiful restaurant offers exemplary service and probably the fanciest of all the roasts Brum has to offer. As well as delicious roast meat options, you can also choose from a variety of mains to suit all tastes. The desserts are also something to behold.
The Red Lion – Jewellery Quarter
In my (moderately) humble opinion one of the best Sunday lunches in Birmingham can be found at The Red Lion in Hockley. Sister to The Lord Clifden – which also does a decent roast – this boozer goes all out come the Sabbath day. Portions are ridiculous, the gravy is incredible and you can mix your meats. Pay extra for the cauliflower cheese side and thank me later.
The Old Crown – Digbeth
This pub has been open since dinosaurs ruled the earth, and every Sunday the team here go all out in the name of roast dinners. The Yorkshire puddings and honey parsnips are perfection and there’s a big selection of meat and veggie options to choose from. These guys also support and feed the homeless at Christmas so they get an extra tick for that.
The Wolf – Jewellery Quarter
Undoubtedly one of the best value Sunday lunches, The Wolf offers decent sized portions in a relaxed setting. The beef is my preference here, and the homemade gravy and celeriac mash are excellent. This place also does a mean cauliflower cheese, but there’s a few other sides you can add too.
Hotel du Vin – City Centre
If like me your ideal Sunday involves eating until you require rolling out the door, I highly recommend Hotel du Vin. The legendary lunch, served in the bistro, includes four courses including an all you can eat stop via the French market table, packed with seafood and cured meats. If you like your roast dinner in a fancier environment with some great wine, this is a great shout. More of an event than a pit stop, come hungry and set aside a good two hours.
The Bournebrook Inn – Stirchley
If you’re after a hearty roast with all the sides thrown in, the Sunday offering here is well worth your time. For those seeking a well-priced roast in a chilled out pub setting, this is the option for you. Smashing yorkies.
The Station, Kings Heath
Sundays sessions are a big part of life in Kings Heath, and The Station is a great spot for those looking for a low key roast come the weekend. Portions are massive and it’s comfort food at it’s best. You can also combine meats so you can mix and match. A great starting point for a day on the razz around one of Brum’s most fun suburbs.
Juju’s Cafe – Canal Side
If you like pork belly as your roast then Juju’s Cafe just behind Brindleyplace is the restaurant to try. I love this place – the portions are hearty and the service is so friendly you’ll feel like you’re at your mum’s house for a roast dinner. It’s best to book in advance as they usually run out mid afternoon. Heads up, you get a free drink if you flash your Independent Birmingham card, too.
Where is your top pick for the best Sunday lunch in Birmingham? Let me know in the comments.
Disclosure: This post on the best Sunday lunch in Birmingham is not affiliated with any company or venue – all words and photos are my own