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The 14 best Sunday roasts in Edinburgh 2024 (Best places for Sunday lunch)

 When in Edinburgh, there's no better way to spend a lazy Sunday than indulging in a hearty Sunday roast. Whether you're in the mood for a traditional, comforting roast with all the trimmings or a modern twist on this classic dish, the Scottish capital has something for everyone.

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From cozy gastropubs to elegant dining rooms, there are endless choices for a top-notch Sunday roast in Edinburgh. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go for the best experience. That’s why we’ve curated a list of the 14 best Sunday roasts in Edinburgh, showcasing the top establishments that consistently deliver mouthwatering roasts that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. So, if you’re in Edinburgh and in search of a memorable Sunday dining experience, look no further than our guide to the best Sunday roasts in the city. 

1. Hawksmoor Edinburgh

Hawksmoor Edinburgh boasts one of the UK’s top Sunday roasts, featuring slow roast rump, beef dripping roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, veggies, and a hearty bone marrow and onion gravy. The steakhouse, part of an esteemed chain, has a classy setting in a historic building with art deco interiors, antique furniture, and low-light ambiance. Known for its tasty steaks, the restaurant also offers a sophisticated dining experience, complemented by sides like Doddington Caesar salad and buttered greens.

23 W Register St, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Open 12-10pm on Sunday

2. Kyloe

Kyloe, a gourmet steakhouse in Edinburgh’s West End, offers a stunning view of the castle, a refined dining room, and an award-winning roast dinner. Known for recreating the ultimate home dining experience, Kyloe serves up a ‘Sharing Sunday Roast’ in the Rutland Hotel. The feast includes your own joint of borders roast rib of beef carved at the table, Yorkshire puddings, duck fat roasted potatoes, pan gravy, roasted organic root vegetables, creamed cabbage, hot horseradish cream, and a shared British pudding. Crowned the best roast dinner in Scotland in 2016 and 2017, the Kyloe Sunday roast is available from 12.30 to 5 pm. For the ultimate experience, book with three friends and enjoy this seriously good roast.

1-3 Rutland St, Edinburgh EH1 2AE, Open 12:30-10pm on Sunday

3. The Scran and Scallie

Scran and Scallie, a gastropub in Stockbridge by award-winning chefs Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack, offers a gourmet Sunday lunch. The staff uses the freshest local ingredients, and their Sunday roast comes highly recommended. To secure a spot, it’s wise to book a table in advance, given its popularity. 

1 Comely Bank Rd, Edinburgh EH4 1DR, Open 12-11:30pm on Sunday

4. Badger & Co

Badger & Co., located in a historic home on George Street in Edinburgh, is a fantastic restaurant with a casual ambiance. enowned for its signature Sunday roast, cooked medium rare, and served with Yorkshire pudding, beef fat roast potatoes, braised heritage carrots, buttered spring greens, and red wine jus. The lunch menu features a variety of delectable options, including tasty pies, pates, homemade soups, croquettes, and fresh grilled fish and meat sourced from local producers.

32 Castle St, Edinburgh EH2 3HT, Open 11:30am-midnight on Sunday

5. The Shore Bar & Restaurant

Wandering around Leith on a Sunday? Try The Shore for a mean roast in a cosy, wood-panelled setting with huge mirrors, open fires, and hearty food. Their Sunday lunch menu includes starters like Citrus Cured Shetland Salmon, Goats Curd, and Mussels. Mains feature a proper Sunday roast with all the trimmings, a Roast Shoulder of Pork Sunday lunch, as well as steak, nut roast, and various options from their a la carte menu.

3 Shore, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QW, Open 12-10:30pm on Sunday

6. Brewhemia

Next to Waverley is the flower-adorned Brewhemia, famous for wild nights and exceptional drinks. It’s one of the few places in Edinburgh that can give you a hangover and also cure it. The legendary Brewhemia Sunday Roast offers a choice between the weekly haus roasting joint or harissa roasted cauliflower steak, served with seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, homemade Yorkies, and plenty of gravy. If the hangover is hitting hard, they’ve got a fantastic Bloody Mary and plenty of Prosecco to take the edge off!

1A Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, Open 10am-midnight on Sunday

7. Grazing by Mark Greenaway

Grazing by Mark Greenaway at the Waldorf Astoria offers a relaxed and unwinding dining experience. The menu follows a laidback ‘grazing’ concept with a mix of traditional, modern, and sharing plates. Featuring locally sourced ingredients and unique concept dishes by Mark, the Sunday lunch includes a choice of chicken or beef served with all the trimmings.

Rutland St, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Open 6-9pm on Sunday

8. The Raeburn

The Raeburn’s diverse food menus suit various occasions, from small gatherings to traditional Sunday lunches with family. Locally sourced, top-quality ingredients are seamlessly crafted by dedicated chefs for consistent impressive service and delicious food. Every Sunday offers a fine selection of roasts, with the garlic and rosemary roast sirloin of beef taking the spotlight, accompanied by all the traditional roast trimmings.

 112 Raeburn Pl, Edinburgh EH4 1HG, Open 12-closing on Sunday

9. The Ox

Known for a simple, honest approach to cooking and a warm atmosphere, The Ox is an upscale gastropub on Broughton Street. Child-friendly, dog-friendly, and people-friendly, it quickly became a go-to spot for Sunday roasts in Edinburgh city center. Priced at £17.50, it comes with roast potatoes, creamed leeks, roast carrot, green beans, and sprouting broccoli. Pair it with a Bloody Mary or Bloody Nora (Bombay Gin, Tomato Juice, Beetroot Juice).

49-51 London St, Edinburgh EH3 6LX, Open 12-11pm on Sunday

10. The Sheep Heid Inn

Tucked away in Duddingston Village, on the eastern side of Arthur’s Seat, The Sheep Heid Inn stands as Scotland’s oldest pub, with nearly 700 years of history. Known for perfecting its Sunday lunch, the ‘Trio of Roasts’ is a highlight, showcasing beef, pork, chicken, crackling, and all the trimmings with bottomless gravy – the epitome of a Sunday roast. This quintessential British pub, shadowed by Arthur’s Seat, transforms into a contemporary gastropub inside. After enjoying your Sunday roast, cap off the afternoon with a game of skittles on the pub’s skittle alley – a perfect finale to a lovely Sunday in Edinburgh.

43-45 The Causeway, Edinburgh EH15 3QA, Open 12-10:30pm on Sunday

11. Little White Pig

Little White Pig offers a laid-back common room in the New Town with a relaxed Scandi vibe and exceptional food. Emphasizing seasonal, local ingredients, the team of chefs frequently updates the menus, bringing a passionate approach to their culinary offerings. The focus is on providing both consistency and a diverse selection to cater to all diners.

26B Dublin St, Edinburgh EH3 6NN, Open 11am-4pm on Sunday

12. Chop House

If you’re a meat lover seeking an indulgent Sunday lunch, Chop House delivers with the freshest local roast beef from Scottish Borders suppliers known for their exquisite Aberdeen Angus beef. Served with seasonal veggies, roasted potatoes, a tempting Yorkshire pudding, and flavorful gravy, Sunday lunch at Chop House runs from 12 pm until they run out – and they’re that good, so booking in advance is highly recommended!

Arch 15 E Market St, Edinburgh EH8 8FS, Open 12-11pm on Sunday

13. The Queens Arms

Nestled below the cobbles of Frederick Street, The Queens Arms is a hidden gem, a traditional pub comfortable and adorned with old books. Catering to both locals and visitors, their sharing lunch features a premium cut of locally sourced beef, served with all the traditional trimmings and capped off with a decadent dessert. It’s a hard-to-beat traditional Sunday lunch in Edinburgh!

49 Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Open 11am-midnight on Sunday

14. The Bon Vivant

On Thistle Street, the European-inspired restaurant, The Bon Vivant, stands out as a Sunday lunch destination. Despite continental Europe not being known for Sunday lunches, The Bon Vivant takes pride in its offerings. Choose from brisket, pork, venison, hake, or cauliflower steak, catering to various tastes. Beyond its stellar Sunday roast, the restaurant distinguishes itself with an extensive wine and champagne list, along with award-winning cocktails. 

55 Thistle St, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Open 12-11pm on Sunday

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