Roast dinner in Torquay, roast dinner on The English Riviera

Sample some of the very best Sunday roasts and Christmas dinners on the English Riviera this winter

Can there be anything better than delicious hearty, homecooked cuisine in cosy and welcoming surroundings with family and friends after a coastal walk on a winter’s day in South Devon? The English Riviera has a wealth of eating places for you to choose, from fine dining restaurants; award winning country pubs and traditional inns; and sea facing hotels. Take a look at our pick of local eating places for some inspiration, with many providing dog and family friendly facilities.

Sunday lunch at Hamiltons Club, Torquay

Dive into this swanky new bar and restuarant for one of the best Sunday lunches the Bay has to offer. They offer a selection of roasts with different meats and a nut roast veggie option. All come accompanied with oozes of fresh veg on the side. If you're feeling like settling in for the afternoon then opt for the wine pairing option as well. Example roast dinner are as follows; Topside of beef (served medium Rare) £12.95. Free range chicken £12.95. West Country pork loin with apple and crackling £12.95. Hamilton’s nut roast £10.95 (V, N). All Served with seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, sage & onion stuffing & gravy.

Berry Head Carvery at Berry Head Hotel, Brixham

Take in the panoramic views across the Bay as you tuck in to the famous Berry Head Carvery, held every Sunday from 12pm to 2.30pm in the Mulberry room at Berry Head Hotel. The carvery menu includes some of the freshest locally sourced produce, a good choice of starters such as chicken liver pate or soup, and 3 main course meat options including roasted topside of beef. Traditional favourites of seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire puddings and pan-gravy are included plus, there’s a vegetarian option and some delicious desserts to complete your weekend dining experience.

Sunday Carvery at Churston Manor, Churston Ferrers

Try the Sunday Carvery or a nut roast in the fine setting of this 17th Century country manor house with its roaring log fire and relaxed atmosphere. There’s an extensive selection of roast meats with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables as well as some excellent draft and bottled beers; wide range of top-quality wines; malt whiskies; gins and other spirits to compliment your meal. Every Wednesday from 12pm to 2.30pm there’s a 60’s Club Carvery with 3 lunch courses for £8.95.

Christmas Festive menu at The Palace Hotel, Paignton

Idyllically set within a few minutes’ walk of Paignton Seafront, the beautiful Paris Restaurant and Isadora Room at Palace Hotel is open to non-residents. There’s a daily lunchtime and evening Christmas Festive menu until Saturday 22nd December, excluding Sundays. Traditional favourites such as roast turkey served with homemade pork, cranberry, sage and onion stuffing and of course, Christmas pud accompanied by brandy sauce are guaranteed. The evening meal option includes a complimentary glass of sparkling Cassis and inhouse entertainment.

Sunday Lunch at The Boathouse, Paignton

After an invigorating stroll along the prom try out The Boathouse, a family friendly informal bar and restaurant offering a great selection of affordably priced meals. The very popular Sunday Lunch menu includes Sunday roasts with mouth-watering Westcountry topside of beef, pork and crackling, turkey breast and vegetarian Wellington all served with delicious vegetables, fluffy potatoes and Yorkshire puddings. A great hot meal deal for under £12.

Sunday Seaside Sessions at Pier Point, Torquay

Sundays at Pier Point during the festive season are all about keeping it local, with live music provided by talented local performers and some of the best quality locally produced food being served. West Country roasts with all the trimmings are top of the menu as a satisfying, winter warmer.

Sunday Roast at The Drum Inn, Cockington

The rural charm and rustic character of Lutyen’s Drum Inn in the heart of picture postcard Cockington Village, is the perfect place to enjoy some reasonably priced seasonal pub-food. Children, Vegan and Festive menus are available and as a dog friendly pub your four-legged friend will be well catered for with treats and water. Roast dinner options include roast sirloin of beef, pork belly roast, slow-cooked lamb shank and roast breast of turkey, all with Yorkshire puddings, ruffled roast potatoes and seasonal veg.

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