The humble Sunday roast, a meal that brings Brits together to argue about who’s mum makes the best roast potatoes. But what if you don’t fancy making one yourself? Well, you’re in luck, as Devon is filled with some of the best Sunday lunches in the UK. With professional chefs and locally sourced produce, Devon is definitely a great place to fill up on meat and veg.
As we do every week, we asked our social media followers for suggestions on the best places for a roast. We were overwhelmed with responses, so here are a few more to whet your appetite…
Pig & Whistle, Totnes
The Pig & Whistle is the definition of a traditional Devon Pub! Log burners, local real ales, and a roast that will make you salivate. Ingredients are locally sourced, and they’ve won several awards including a Love the Flavour from Food and Drink Devon.
On The Rocks, Torquay
With a chef who worked in a Michelin star London restaurant and close relationships with local suppliers, On The Rocks is a real delight. Despite the chef’s impressive experience, the atmosphere is wonderfully relaxed and family friendly.
Riverford on Wash Farm, Buckfastleigh
Organic vegetables are the star of the show at this farm-based family restaurant. Freshly-picked seasonal produce comes straight from their own fields, you might even be able to spot the field that your carrots grew in as you eat them!
Newquay Inn, Brixham
This unique restaurant is a real hidden gem in Brixham. Home cooked food is accompanied with real ales, traditional ciders, and plenty of fine wine. The roasts are lovely, just make sure you save some room for a homemade dessert!
The Fortescue Arms, Totnes
We’re confident that after a Sunday roast and a few drinks at The Fortescue Arms you’ll feel like part of the family. The warm atmosphere is complimented by flagstone floors, beamed ceilings and some incredibly comfy seats.
Dee’s Dinners – Delivering to Paignton, Torquay, and Brixham
Ever fancied a roast but just can’t be bothered to make it yourself? Or maybe you’re just a terrible cook? Enter Dee’s Dinners, a daily meal service that will deliver a delicious roast to your door. Trust us, this is a game changer.
Pig and Pallet, Topsham
Right on Topsham Quay is The Pig and Pallet, serving lunch and dinner to many hungry folk. Specialising in all things meat, they describe themselves as a Charcuterie-Butcher-Deli-BBQ-Diner-Café. Make sure you wear comfy trousers!
The Oddfellows, Exeter
This popular gastro pub and speakeasy cocktail lounge is the perfect place to spend your Sunday. Their Sunday roasts are second to none, and you can even go wild and have both beef and pork. Oh, and try the sticky toffee pudding!
The Old Firehouse, Exeter
Make sure you arrive early to secure a place at this bustling pub and restaurant. This is the perfect place to find a roast for everyone, with great vegetarian and vegan Sunday lunches available. If you’re feeling extra hungry, you can go large with your portion.
The Passage House Inn, Topsham
What’s better than stopping for a roast as you cycle down the Exe Estuary? Stunning views accompany a delicious roast dinner, as do a welcoming atmosphere, a roaring fire, and real ale. Find a better Sunday, we dare you.