Sunday Roast Pubs in Brighton

It can mend a broken heart; It works better on a cold winter's day than a hot water bottle;There have been children named after it. Can you tell what it is yet? Of course, it's the Sunday roast. From lashings of gravy and locally sourced vegetables to premium cuts of meat and mouthwatering nut roasts, these pubs know a thing or two about this hearty traditional feast. Check out our recommendations for the best Sunday roast pubs in Brighton and head down to find the cure for whatever ails you.

Last updated on 15th November 2022

Park View

22 user reviews 5

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A charming pub and restaurant near Preston Park, Park View is all about classic British plates done brilliantly. Home to one of the best Sunday lunches in Brighton, the kitchen serves up a selection of spreads, from 21-day aged sirloin, to romsemary-rubbed leg of lamb and and a hearty nut roast, all served with veg, yorkies and homemade sauces.

The Black Lion

43 user reviews 4

As well as an energetic, happening night spot, The Black Lion also serves up a mean roast dinner. Chef Pim Elderhorst adds his unique touch to the classic Sunday dishes, offering diners a choice of meats which includes half Sussex roast chicken, slow-roasted topside of beef and boned and changing line-up of hearty vegan roasts and tarts.

Grand Central

10 user reviews 5

Tuck into all of the trimmings, as Grand Central is one of the best pubs for a roast dinner in Brighton. Sitting pretty just shy of the station, and piling plates high with seasonal meats and veg, Grand Central whiles hangovers away, keeps families happy and more. 

The Coal Shed

4 user reviews 4

Specialising in glorious grilled meats, The Coal Shed's Josper Oven cooks up a beautiful banquet of top-quality cuts and chops, and contrasting with the traditional pub approach, serves up their meaty munch and veg with a cool, contemporary lip-smacking twist. Wolf down a 500g 35-day, dry-aged roast sirloin or, alternatively, tuck into their whole roast chicken with stuffing.

The Lion and Lobster

888 user reviews 4

Bow down at the altar of awesome roast dinner in Brighton. Sundays are a thing of spectacle at The Lion and Lobster where no chair appears empty and no place appears to be lacking their signature muonds of traditional Sunday grub. From hearty Yorkshire puddings and slow-roasted pork belly to nut roast, Sunday roasts at The Lion and Lobster won't break the bank. 

The Brunswick

28 user reviews 4

While it's not hard to find a scrumptious Sunday roast in Brighton, The Brunswick undoubtedly serves up one of the best. What to expect? Succulent cuts of meat, perfectly crispy potatoes, Yorkshire puds and, of course, lots of gravy.

The Thomas Kemp

284 user reviews 5

Offering the full works every Sunday, this great gastro pub just a short walk from the beachfront is the perfect spot to see off a hangover with a huge plate of delicious Sunday roast. Head down and get stuck into their plates of pork belly, mushroom and blue cheese terrine and smokey bean wellington.

Earth & Stars

202 user reviews 5

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Boasting one of Brighton's most popular roasts, this North Laine boozer is all about the fluffy Yorkies and tasty vegetarian and vegan options. Tuck into a plate of apricot and toasted almond lamb leg, or a celeriac, wild mushroom and truffle tart, washed down with a glass of red of a refreshing craft beer.

The Mesmerist

235 user reviews 4

It drinks, it dances and it serves up a mean roast dinner - is there anything The Mesmerist can't do? Head down to this fabled spot every Sunday and you'll find as many as six different roast options, from beef brisket to stuffed seitan, all served with seasonal veg, Yorkshire puds and their homemade gluten-free gravy.

The Dorset

142 user reviews 4

When it comes to the best places for a Sunday roast in Brighton, The Dorset has got to be in the mix. An iconic watering hole that's been around for almost 200 years, this pub is well-versed in the art of fluffy potatoes, rich gravy and juicy meats,


302 user reviews 4

From juicy beef to vegan nut roasts with all the necessary trimmings, Sidewinder promise some seriously good grub every Sunday. Coming with a side of crisp roasties, parsnips, veg and homemade Yorkshire puddings, their roasts come in meaty, veggie and even vegan versions so everyone can enjoy them.

North Laine Brewhouse

367 user reviews 4

If you're not taking in the delights of The North Laine's microbrewery or supping away on one of their exclusive craft beers, you're sure to be found at a table, all attention being paid to one of their cracking Sunday roasts. With half a roast chicken including all the trimmings on the menu, Sunday roasts at The North Laine are a heart-warming end-of-week affair.

The Cricketers

155 user reviews 4

As the oldest pub in Brighton, The Cricketers certainly encapsulates that traditional charm and character, making for the most comfy and atmospheric tavern to tuck into the hefty handful of ales and warming grub on a Sunday. Squeeze into a cosy, nook with your cronies and fork into the fresh, locally sourced produce that make up that classic, succulent roast with all the trimmings.

Good Companions

2 user reviews 3

One of the cosiest spots in Seven Dials, Good Companions is friendly by name and friendly by nature. Offering snug interiors to keep you safe from the bustle of Dyke Road, and a mouthwatering roast dinner selection, perfect for scarfing down alongside a pint of craft beer.