We could have told you that, though, of course. Ranking favourably in a new survey conducted by Rate Good Roasts, the city of Manchester alone lapped up six spots in the top ten, alongside some within the Greater Manchester area, showing that our region is truly superior when it comes to a proper Sunday dinner. What’s even better? We even nabbed the number one position for the best Sunday roasts in the UK.
This year’s list saw Ducie Street Warehouse win the coveted top spot replacing the former winner Manchester’s The Bull and Bear, owned by chef-patron Tom Kerridge, which recently closed its stunning British restaurant within the grand Stock Exchange Hotel in the city centre. Known for its mini cinema and disco brunch, Ducie Street Warehouse, can now add the accolade of being home to one of the best Sunday roasts in the UK, which it shared first place position with The Hawthorn in Haworth, West Yorkshire.
Joining Ducie Street Warehouse on the list is The Refuge, Kongs Kitchen, Pot Kettle Black, as well as The Bank in Delph, an upmarket casual dining venue that focuses on cocktails and modern small plates. Other noteworthy Manchester spots which made the best Sunday roasts in the UK list included 10 Tib Lane and Gladstone Bistro in Stalybridge sharing sixth place, followed by Coal and Cotton in Worsley and pie connoisseurs Ate Days A Week in seventh and eighth place.
Smithfield Social also deserves a mention as the Northern Quarter spot just missed out on the top ten, coming in eleventh place and scoring a commendable 83% in the Rate Good Roasts scoring system, in comparison to Ducie Street Warehouse’s unbeatable 95%. The scoring system took a number of factors into consideration, including service, quality and sides served – and the one thing we’re incredibly envious of is that the team actually taste-tested each and every one of them when hunting for the best Sunday roast in the UK.
Here’s the full top ten list of the best Sunday roasts in the UK:
1st: Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester
1st: The Hawthorn, Haworth
2nd: Seats @ Robinsons, Wolverhampton
2nd: The Refuge, Manchester
3rd: The Nags Head, Haughton
4th: Old Queens Head, Islington
4th: Kongs Kitchen, Manchester
5th: The Bank, Delph
5th: Pot Kettle Black, Manchester
5th: Ox Club, Leeds
6th: Gladstone Bistro, Stalybridge
6th: 10 Tib Lane, Manchester
6th: Duck Goose, Leek
7th: Coal and Cotton, Worsley
8th: Blacklock, Soho
8th: Ate Days A Week, Manchester
9th: Casters, Alsager
10th: Three Crowns, Stoke Newington