Featuring gravy, mash potato, ham, chicken, pork and more in all their splendour, here’s our top places to go in Belfast for a slap up roast dinner – just like our mammies used to make us.

And other, more alternative options for those that like to mix it up…

1. The Barking Dog

33 Malone Rd

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If you’re after a traditional roast lunch of roast sirloin or chicken with all the trimmings then you need look no further.

With live music most Sunday afternoons – the luscious Tapas including black pudding fritters and beef shortrib make a great foodie alternative to put you in the mood.

But the Sunday Lunch Menu, available 12 – 5pm, hosts some of the most pleasurable roast options available.

2. Home Restaurant

22 Wellington Pl


Fresh. Local. Seasonal. There truly is no place like Home.

Home offers the best selection of fresh, healthy and delicious cuisine—dishes that will awaken your taste buds, comfort you and put a smile on your face. If wanting to sit in make sure you book in advance – good news (and good food) travels fast around Belfast!

3. Il Pirata

Upper Newtownards Road

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Moving away from the more ‘traditional’ roast, we are obsessed with Il Pirata due to its sharing dining experience.

Why not try one of Il Pirata’s sharing roasts like the roast stuffed porchetta, or opt for an even more alternative option such as the Duck Ragu, Gnocchi, Spinach & Parmesan, Spiced Pork & Fennel Sausage Ragu.

Our favourite is the Char Grilled Pork Loin, Crisp Potatoes, Rocket Salad & Pistachio Pesto (pictured).

4. Hadskis

33 Donegal St

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If you’re braving the city this weekend for some shopping, Hadski’s Sunday Roast today offers just the pick me up. Just check out last week’s special, the Roast Rump of Beef with Yorkshire Puddings, all the trimmings and a beautiful Forestiere Jus, for £14.50.

5. Temple Restaurant

62 Andersonstown Rd


Local man Paul McCann established Temple restaurant with vast experience, quality food and local ingredients from selected markets and shops from around the province of Ulster.

This turkey ham and stuffing dinner is outrageously tasty. Whilst our other tried and tested favourites with that special ‘roast dinner’ feel include the Chicken Supreme with Smoked Bacon & Savoy Cabbage Parcel & Peppered or Bushmills Cream Sauce at £11.95. Another delicious choice is the Steak & Stout Pie with a Puff Pastry Lid for £11.45.

6. Murphy Brown’s

186 Cavehill Rd


Murphy Browns is a cosy, friendly, family orientated restaurant located on the Cavehill Road in Belfast.

It never fails to provide an unforgettable dining experience with its locally sourced and produced high-quality food.

This is one of the greatest places in Belfast for a relaxed Sunday dinner roast in a cosy atmosphere with some of the highest quality comfortingly delicious food – at a terrific price thanks to its Sunday lunch deal. Check out their Facebook page for more excellent budget friendly deals throughout the week.

7. Knife & Fork Grill

Eglantine Av

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For an amazing selection of award winning food created by award winning chefs, this hidden gem always delivers mouthwatering results and is definitely worth a visit.

Asides from boasting some of the most delicious steaks in Belfast, nothing screams Sunday lunch like a succulent K&G Mcatamney’s thick cut “on-the-bone” pork chop £13 – with salsa verde, onion hash & celeriac dauphinoise.

8. Deanes at Queen’s

1 College Gardens

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In the vibrant University Quarter of the city, Deanes at Queens Restaurant Bar and Grill, with its glorious Terrace, takes full advantage of its enviable leafy location overlooking the superb architecture of Methodist College.

Perfect for a Sunday stroll through Botanic after enjoying a decadent dish of local chicken, potato gnocchi, wild mushrooms, burnt onions, truffle & Madeira for £14.50.

9. Acton & Sons

17 Brunswick St

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Acton & Sons serves up a divine menu all throughout the week, with food so comforting and delicious, it feels like you’re having your Sunday roast dinner any day of the week.

This newly revamped bar in the trendy expanding Linen Quarter of Belfast, also has one of the most excellent drinks menus available.

10. The Cutters Wharf

Lockview Rd


Serving their famous Sunday Roasts all day, with Roast Beef, Roast Chicken, or Roast Rump of Lamb, served with whole grain mustard mash, minted pea purée, honey roasted carrots and a port & red wine jus, £14.95.

11. Horatio Todd’s

406 Upper Newtownards Rd


With delicious dishes and a real emphasis on local produce to suit all tastes, Horatio Todd’s is an award winning, comfortable and welcoming local bar and restaurant providing quality drinks, food and entertainment. If you haven’t been yet – make sure you put it to the top of your list of things to do.

Open every day from 12 midday for lunch, and 5pm for evening dinner, you can choose from their full Sunday Menu – just what we like to see!

12. Holohans at the Barge

1 Lanyon Pl


This family owned restaurant moored next to The Waterfront Theatre in Belfast city centre features amazing tasting Irish produce.

Well known for its delicious food, friendly atmosphere and thirst quenching cocktails, we strongly recommend indulging in the Fillet Steak with Treacle & Stout Braised Featherblade, Glazed Carrots, Pan Haggerty and Young Buck Blue Irish Cheese £22.00 – ideal for special occasions.

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