Sunday roast, Tuesday roast – who cares? Any roast is a plateful of gravy-sodden goodness, and whether they’re doubling as a hangover cure or just serving to fill you up, there are plenty of top notch options to tackle around Leeds.


It’s smart, trendy, and gives off a classy feel without smashing your wallet into pieces too much. Based in The Light slap bang in the middle of town, most importantly, the food really is top drawer.

A Sunday roast will set you back between £10 and £15 depending on whether you want a nut roast, pork, chicken or beef (we recommend the beef), and you can add pigs in blankets for £1.50.

And trust us, always add pigs in blankets for £1.50.

Browns, 70-72 The Headrow, LS1 8EQ, 0113 243 9353

The Midnight Bell

Another high end option for roasts in Leeds is The Midnight Bell, who’s reputation for top tucker has been steadfast in our fine city for many years.

Again, we’re not in bargain territory here, but you get what you pay for, and when it comes to roasts, they’re tough to beat.

You’re faced with a melt-in-your-mouth pile of beef, a stunning fluffy Yorkshire pud and perfect seasonal veges. It’s £12.95, which is pretty reasonable, and if you’re in the mood to couple it with some real ale, you’re in the right place.

The Midnight Bell, 101 Water Lane, LS11 5QN, 0113 244 5044

Bird & Beast

Where bird and beast collide, there is always going to be options when it comes to your Bird & Beast Sunday roast.

Fancy beef? Done. Roast belly pork? Sorted. Chicken? It’s their speciality.

Set in the Central Arcade off Kirkgate, it’s got a minimalist feel to it, and a no frills approach that lets the grub do the talking, especially on a Sunday.

Bowlfuls of veg accompany every order, along with Yorkshires, stuffing and some of the best roasties in Leeds. Well worth your £12.95.

Bird & Beast, Central Arcade, Central Rd, LS1 6DX, 0113 245 3348

Restaurant Bar & Grill

For something a little different to your standard ‘beef on a plate’ fare, the good folk at Restaurant Bar & Grill offer a ‘Sunday roast sharing board’, a veritable feast designed for two hungry people.

You can choose from a handful of prime meats, huge Yorkshires are readily available, and a generous side plate of veg completes that holy trinity of any world class roast. It’s a snip at £25, too.

Restaurant Bar & Grill, The Old Post Office, 3 City Square, LS1 2AN, 0113 244 9625

Whitelock’s Ale House

Whitelock’s is Leeds’ oldest and most favouritest boozer, with a reputation for roasts as big as it’s reputation for cosy sessions on the ale.

The key is in the Yorkshires here, with huge, fluffy, crispy mountains of Yorkie goodness alongside rosy pink meat and the crispiest roast potatoes imaginable.

For those with an afternoon to kill, you can’t beat a long, drawn out Whitelock’s three course roast, which will set you back a very reasonable £18.95.

Whitelock’s Ale House, 4 Turk’s Head Yard, City Centre, LS1 6HB, 0113 245 3950

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