What could be better than a delicious roast dinner or carvery to fill your stomachs on a cold Winter’s day? (Or any time of year for that matter!)
Whilst you’re enjoying your stay here on the South Devon coast you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to eateries, as we have an abundance of restaurants, farm shops, pubs, inns and cafes serving up fantastic roasts for you to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a cosy, traditional pub, or a waterfront restaurant with amazing sea views, you’ll find plenty of choice here in the English Riviera.
The team at Saltwater Escapes have compiled a list of their go to Sunday Lunch spots from plated roast dinners to help yourself carveries, family friendly venues and fine dining eateries, you’re going to want to extend your stay to sample them all!
The Prince William, Brixham
The Prince William is a waterfront bar and restaurant located on the southwest coast path on Brixham marina, the perfect post walk dinner spot! Their delicious roasts are served all day Sunday, use local produce and are all served with a giant Yorkshire pudding. The Prince William is known for its modern and plush interior and sunny outdoor terrace overlooking the marina; a must whilst visiting Brixham!
The Drum Inn, Cockington, Torquay
Dating back to 1936 The Drum Inn oozes traditional charm and rustic character and is the perfect place to stop after a walk around the 450-acre grounds of Cockington Country Park. Every Sunday you can choose from a selection of hearty roasts, served with seasonal vegetables, beef dripping potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and as much gravy as you like. And all this whilst sat next to a crackling log fire.
The Thatched Tavern, Maidencombe, Torquay
Located in the picturesque village of Maidencombe this 17th Century family run pub and restaurant is steeped in history. Pull up a chair next to the roaring log fire and choose from free range turkey, topside of beef, leg of lamb, rolled belly pork and vegan nut roast, all served with seasonal vegetables and a Yorkshire pudding.
Church House Inn, Marldon, Paignton
Historically there has been an inn on this site since 1362 where locals would meet and put the world to rights over a pint. Today it is still a popular meeting point and a go to pub for traditional roast dinners. On a Sunday you’ll find the usual joints of roast meat on offer as well as some less traditional dishes for those who fancy something different! Children aren’t forgotten here as you can also order a child’s roast lunch with all the trimmings too.
Coombe Cellars, Newton Abbot With lots of character and charm, this unique establishment based in Combeinteignhead brings together rustic charm with modern interiors, along with unrivalled views of the estuary, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine or a pint along with your hearty Sunday roast. The Coombe Cellars' Sunday roasts are not to be missed, served with perfectly-plump Yorkshire puddings, roasted potatoes and fresh sautéed veg.
Boasting modern European cuisine in the heart of Dartmouth, head chef Luca Berardino brings a modern take on classic dishes from Europe and beyond. The Andria style Sunday lunch for two consists of a main course for two to share with a choice of starter or dessert each. All roasts are served with beef fat roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, honey glazed tarragon roots, seasonal greens, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding and proper gravy. With innovative dishes to choose from like brussel sprouts, chilli, garlic whipped tahini and almonds or beetroot, gorgonzola, toffee apple, rye, beurre Nantais you’re sure to have a unique dining experience.
Local Tip: Book your place in advance to avoid disappointment!
We hope that has given you some food for thought (pun intended!). We’d love to hear your comments if you have tried any of the above. Did you pair it with a coastal walk afterwards?
If you have any other recommendations please feel free to leave them in the comments below.