Places for the Best Sunday Lunch York – I love a Sunday dinner and am always keen to try out new places for a good roast!  Have a look at our list of suggestions for the best Sunday roast in York and nearby.

Tomahawk Steakhouse in York

Lendal Cellars, 26 Lendal, York YO1 8AA

Tomahawk Steakhouse is a fabulous restaurant with an extensive menu. It’s situated in the corner of St Helen’s Square, next to The Mansion House down the walkway that leads to Lendal Cellars, with a cute little courtyard space in front.

Sunday Lunch consists of Roast beef ‘wagyu’ topside as well as a chicken or belly pork option.  Or why not go all-in and have a selection of all three in their sharing board?  All cuts of meat served with pork & herb stuffing, beef dripping roasties, cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire pudding, braised red cabbage plus seasonal vegetables & 24hr red wine gravy.

We have visited Tomahawk for regular and Sunday lunch if you’d like to read our Tomahawk review. We have not reviewed Sunday Lunch as yet – but below is a picture of the table when we did visit!

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Impossible York

3 St. Helen’s Square, York YO1 8QN

Impossible York is housed in the beautiful building that what was originally Terry’s Chocolate shop in St Helen’s Square.  They do an excellent Sunday Roast, we were really impressed by it and would recommend it.  You can choose from Roast Beef Rump, Roast Chicken or Glazed Celeriac.

See our full review of the Sunday Lunch at Impossible York here.

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Sunday Lunch at Impossible York


The Judge’s Lodging

9 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ

The Judge’s Lodging has a great position in the centre of York, with a beautiful courtyard bar, where you can sit and watch the world go by.  They have some gorgeous, relaxed dining rooms within the hotel where they serve Sunday Lunch.

“Rich in detail and history, our rooms offer comfortable and stylish relaxation.  Bespoke furniture and a mix of fabrics, we’ve filled our rooms with characterful details. From cosy doubles to our grand feature rooms, all have beds that have been hand-selected for quality and comfort.  Whether a short or long break, rest in comfort and fall in love with your own private haven.”

See our review of Sunday lunch at The Judges Lodging here.

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Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding at The Judge’s Lodging

Café 21 York

Fenwick Department Store. 2 St. Marys Square, Coppergate Centre Yorkshire, York YO1 9WY

Café 21 York is a stylish and contemporary place to eat within Fenwick in the Coppergate Arcade. 

Sunday Lunch is served at Café 21 where you can choose from a two or three course menu.  Starters include lovely things like Salmon Pâte -Pickled Cucumber, Toasted Sourdough and Roasted Red Pepper Soup, Smoked Paprika, Crème Fraiche.  Main courses include Roast Rump of Beef or Slow Roasted Belly of Pork with Stockpot Carrot, Braised Cabbage with Bacon, Cauliflower Cheese, Roast Potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding.  Finish off with Spiced Pineapple Syrup Sponge with Custard or Caramel Panna Cotta –Apple Compote, Ginger Sponge.

“A home from home where hospitality comes first. Café 21 is a sociable and effortlessly stylish space, serving crafted comforts, lunch bites and sweet treats.

This breakfast, lunch and early evening venue is the place for a mid-shopping trip lunch, business meeting, afternoon tea, or a quiet cup of the good stuff. A place where ‘me time’ matters.”

You can see our review of (regular, not Sunday!) lunch at Café 21 York here.

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Tykes Restaurant

Sandburn Hall, Flaxton YO60 7RB

Tykes is around 7 miles from York city centre on the A64 toward Malton.  We tried their roast beef Sunday lunch recently.  They serve large portions of well cooked food in a comfortable restaurant.

See our review of Sunday lunch at Tykes here.

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Roast Beef at Tykes


The Botanist

15-19 Stonegate, York YO1 8ZW

The Botanist is a pretty spot on Stonegate and serve a lovely rotisserie-roasted Sunday dinner.  They have Roast Sirloin of Beef, Roast Chicken, Pot Roast Lamb Shoulder and Slow Roast Honey Glazed Pork Belly on the menu.  All of which are served with Yorkshire pudding (I always think it is a travesty when only roast beef is served with Yorkshire pudding!)

We haven’t tried the Sunday lunch but did visit for regular lunch if you’d like to read our The Botanist review.

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The Hot Board for Lunch at The Botanist


The Stone Trough Inn

Kirkham Abbey, York YO60 7JS

The Stone Trough Inn at Kirkham Abbey is a country pub around 15 miles from York on the A64 towards Malton.  It’s a large, traditional cosy pub surrounded by some beautiful countryside.  It has a large beer garden with some stunning views.  They serve an excellent Sunday dinner!

“Nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooking Kirkham Abbey. Our wonderful pub has kept its original charm with its open fires places & exposed stone walls. We have grown a reputation for delivering freshly cooked, locally sourced food, alongside a superb range of Yorkshire beers and ales, all delivered with a warm welcome.”

See our review of Sunday Lunch at The Stone Trough Inn here.

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Roast Beef Sunday Lunch

The Masons Arms

6 Fishergate, York YO10 4AB

The Masons Arms is an “independent and privately operated traditional British pub.  The pub was built in 1935 in Tudor style as a flagship project by the local Tadcaster Tower Brewery. The interior of the Masons Arms provides a setting for some genuine Gothic features including oak panelling from York Castle and the fireplace from the Castle gatehouse.

For Sunday lunch you can have a Traditional Roast Dinner with a choice of 3 Roast Joints, served with Roast Potatoes, Creamy Mash, Fresh Vegetables, Carrot & Swede Mash and our FAMOUS YORKSHIRE PUDDING with a Mouthwatering Gravy. Available in 1 Course, 2 Course or 3 Course .”


The Star Inn The City

The Star Inn The City is in a beautiful riverside location in the Museum Gardens.  “The Brasserie-style restaurant opened in 2013, after Andrew Pern of the Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome joined the building owners in their quest to establish a food-led celebration destination in one of York’s unique locations.

The aim of matching its beautiful setting with the best produce, which God’s Own County has to offer and genuine Yorkshire hospitality has resulted in the eatery quickly becoming a firm favourite for special meals, such as graduation celebrations, birthdays and anniversaries.”

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The Chopping Block

25 Walmgate, York YO1 9TX

“Join us all day Sunday for our famous Roast Pork or Beef dinner; served with seasonal vegetables, gravy and a large Yorkshire Pudding.   The Chopping Block is the creation of chef proprietor Michael Hjort, the founder and owner of Melton’s, one of York’s leading fine dining restaurants.  The A la Carte menu is about carefully prepared food with real flavour and authenticity using Yorkshire produce and Michael’s favourite recipes.  In addition there are daily specials, a great value set menu and homemade bar snacks served in the Ale House below the restaurant.

We are in a 17th century listed building in the centre of York, along with great food, there’s lots of history and a few ghost stories!   In addition to our regular menus, we also serve Traditional Roasts on a Sunday from 12pm until the end of the day.”



Also have a look at our post on the best restaurants in York.


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