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Pub Delights: The Best Sunday Roast in Adelaide

From traditional favourites to innovative creations, indulge in comfort and flavour with the best sunday roast in Adelaide

Brompton Hotel

As the weekend draws to a close, there's no better way to savour those last moments of relaxation and indulgence than with the comforting embrace of a cosy pub, hearty roast in front of you, a crackling fire, and a glass of red wine in hand.

Adelaide extends its vibrant culinary scene to an array of unassuming pub venues serving up the ultimate Sunday feast. Think tender meats to crispy roast potatoes and a side of veg to perfectly round out the weekend and set the tone for the busy week ahead.

Join us as we uncover the best Sunday roast in Adelaide, where the ambience provided is just as good as the food.

Sussex Hotel

Sussex Hotel

A suburban hidden gem, Sussex Hotel in Walkerville has your Sunday Roast fix sorted. With a classic roast available for both lunch and dinner every week, you can take your pick from two mouthwatering meats, served up with all the trimmings you could dream of.

Choose to dine in the stunning art-deco front bar or a sun-soaked beer garden, and sports enthusiasts can pop into the sports bar. Serving up traditional dishes in a stylish space, the Sussex Hotel will quickly become your go-to spot for a deliciously cosy meal in a contemporary setting.

68 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville

The Brompton

The Brompton

Freshly renovated and fabulous as ever, The Brompton Hotel is a fave hangout in the suburbs of Brompton and Bowden. Decked out with stylish checkerboard walls, light timber accents and marble tabletops, the sleek dining room is the perfect backdrop for a hearty Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding - which they do exceptionally well!

For the people in your party not hungry for a roast, The Brompton Hotel's bar menu offers lighter bites including steak frites and king prawn roll, while the restaurant’s larger menu includes pork loin and ocean trout.

5 First Street, Brompton

Earl of Leicester

Earl of Leicester

Tucked away in the heart of the 'burbs, the Earl of Leicester epitomises old-school, traditional charm with a dash of modern flair. Renowned for its extensive schnitzel menu and lively trivia nights, this pub is a local favourite.

On Sundays, indulge in a classic roast dinner featuring your choice of beef, pork, or lamb, accompanied by a healthy serving of vegetables, potatoes, and rich gravy. It's a culinary experience that perfectly marries tradition with warm hospitality.

85 Leicester Street, Parkside

The British

The British

Step into history at The British in North Adelaide, where tradition meets modern charm on Finniss Street. While the juicy Sunday roast is a star attraction and certainly worth visiting for, there's even more to love here!

Warm up by the crackling fireplace in winter or bask in the sunshine in the spacious beer garden during summer, and the friendly staff make it the perfect weekend retreat. Established in 1838, it's a local institution renowned for premium food and beverages. Whether you're dining or enjoying a casual drink, The British Hotel promises an unforgettable experience.

58 Finniss Street, North Adelaide

The Windmill Hotel

The Windmill Hotel

Looking for your next hangout spot in Prospect? Look no further than the Windmill Hotel! With all-day dining, a sleek beer garden for soaking up the sunshine, and weekly events to keep the vibes alive, it's the go-to spot for locals and visitors alike.

But what really sets it apart? Their legendary $20 Sunday Roast special! Say goodbye to the Sunday scaries with a hearty roast, veggies, and potatoes, plus a glass of premium red wine—all in the cosy ambience of your favourite local pub.

94 Main North Road, Prospect

The Elephant British Hotel

The Elephant British Pub

Step into The Elephant British Pub, where every day calls for a Sunday roast! Located just a stone's throw from Rundle Street, this city hotspot boasts a welcoming atmosphere and an updated design that is sleek and stylish.

When hunger calls, satisfy your cravings with the roast of the day, available any day of the week, alongside an array of top-notch brews. Prefer a different bev? No stress  - the fully stocked bar caters to wine connoisseurs and cocktail enthusiasts alike. It's the perfect spot to unwind and savour the flavours of Adelaide.

1 Cinema Place, Adelaide

The Goody (Image Credit: John Limbu)

The Goody

Make a booking at The Goody, where good times and great flavours collide. This local, family-run haunt is all about spreading good vibes and serving up delectable dishes and drinks crafted with care.

Whether it's the meals from their passionate team of chefs or the drinks sourced from local beer, wine, and spirits suppliers, each sip and bite is infused with love. Embracing a fun and laid-back atmosphere, they invite you to make yourself at home and enjoy their signature roast of the day, available daily with all the sides - no need to wait for Sunday at The Goody!

75 Goodwood Road, Goodwood

Norwood Hotel

Norwood Hotel

The iconic Norwood Hotel, nestled on the bustling Parade, is the heritage-listed gem that has been a beloved local haunt for over a century, offering up top-notch brews, wines, and good vibes.

Their hearty Sunday roast is available for both lunch and dinner and draws a crowd every weekend - especially for those in the know. Whether you're winding down the weekend or fueling up for the week ahead, the Norwood Hotel has you covered with a delicious meal in a timeless, traditional pub setting.

97 The Parade, Norwood

The Duck Inn

The Duck Inn

A classy, old-world pub in the Adelaide Hills is the stuff of Sunday roast dreams.

Welcome to The Duck Inn, a popular local where you can grab a casual drink with friends, relax on the deck with your pooch in town, and devour a top-quality roast with all the trimmings come Sunday. 

You might get chicken and beef one week, pork or even ham the next. They know that nothing beats a warm and comforting pub roast; it’s the culinary equivalent of a hug from your nan!

393 Main Road, Coromandel Valley, Adelaide Hills

Vik's Place

Vik's Place 

Venture 45 minutes out of Adelaide for one of SA's greatest places for a hearty Sunday roast lunch. Vik's Place is home to the best roast on the mid coast, an indulgent plate overflowing with all comforting trimmings and hearty meats ranging from succulent pork with crispy crackling to moist roast chicken to perfectly done lamb. 

Their Sunday roast special is $38, which includes the roast for main and a cosy dessert to finish (think sticky date pudding, homemade steamed jam sponge and custard, and bread and butter pudding).

Here, accompaniments reign supreme. Crispy potatoes and sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, cauliflower cheese, red cabbage, broccoli and a bounty of gravy all jostle for pride of place on the plate. But nothing beats their beloved Yorkshire pudding!  

Available 1.30pm to 5.00pm every Sunday.

153-157 Esplanade, Port Noarlunga South 

Tried all of the best Sunday roasts in Adelaide and looking to switch from savoury to sweet? Satisfy your sweet tooth with the best dessert bars in Adelaide, or bite into some of the best donuts in the city.

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