6 Places for Sunday Roasts in Edinburgh

Queens Arms

This is my favourite spot for a Sunday Roast in Edinburgh – I just love everything about it. The setting is an adorable, classic British Pub, which makes you feel instantly warm and comfortable. For a Sunday Roast this is exactly what you want, somewhere you feel at home to enjoy a hearty meal. All of the food here is great, so it fits any occasion. img_0877

The Roast of the Day to Share is served with roast potatoes, root vegetable mash, Yorkshire puddings, seasonal vegetables and a jug of gravy. All of the food here is delicious, but the roast potatoes were outstanding because they are extra crispy. Once you have devoured the roast, you are presented with the Dessert of the Day to Share. For £29.50 for 2 people this really is a bargain!


You can read my full review of the Queens Arms here.


The Kyloe Family Sunday Roast is a delightful way to get together with friends or family and spend some time together over an incredible meal. At £100 for 4 people, it’s more expensive than the Queens Arms, but it’s served in a fancier setting. It’s also located at the end of Princes Street, which means you have access to a brilliant view of the castle.


Being on the top floor, the restaurant is lovely and bright, so it is ideal for an early Sunday lunch at any time of year. Once seated you can indulge in a bottle of red wine before being served your own joint of roast rib of beef, which is carved at the table. This adds a fun aspect to the meal because you can watch your meat being prepared. Along with the beef, you receive Yorkshire puddings, duck fat roasted potatoes, pan gravy, roasted organic root vegetables, creamed cabbage and horseradish cream. All of the vegetables are put on the table to share, so it feels like you’re at home with the family.


The beef was cooked expertly and I couldn’t get enough of the creamed cabbage, so it was an extremely enjoyable meal.

Chop House

With a name like Chop House, you can see why they would be the perfect place to eat some meat. As well as serving incredible steaks, they do a brilliant Sunday roast. Here, you have the choice between the Roast Beef (£17.50 per person) or the Chateaubriand Sharer (£65). Both of these are accompanied by all the trimmings: horseradish cream, roast potatoes, buttered greens, carrots and a Yorkie.


The meat is why you come to the Chop House. Whether it’s for the Sunday roast or some steak and wine, you won’t be disappointed. All meat is cooked expertly and the roast potatoes and gravy are the perfect side. I’ve enjoyed all of the food I’ve had here, so be sure to come hungry and pick up a starter or dessert. 

The Ox

Unlike Britain’s oldest pub, The Ox has a more modern feel, but equally as welcoming. The menu here isn’t huge, but it shows quality not quantity. Whether it’s roast beef, roast lamb or a burger you’re after, The Ox won’t disappoint.


Sunday roasts are big in size, but if you can squeeze in a starter I highly recommend the Crispy Squid & Whitebait – it’s not too heavy, but it’s extremely delicious. The beef is cooked perfectly pink and served with Yorkshire pudding, gravy, horseradish sauce and a mound of roasted vegetables.


The staff here are delightful and the environment is extremely welcoming, which makes for a lovely Sunday afternoon.

The Antiquary

Similar to The Queen’s Arms, The Antiquary is a basement pub, so it has a brilliantly warm feel for relaxing on a Sunday. You’ll quickly see that there’s plenty of hearty British food on the menu here, with lots of different meat options, so there’s lots to choose from!

As well as having different roast meats with all the trimmings, there’s a trio of bird, which is pheasant, grouse and partridge and there is also the option of pheasant balmoral. Both of these are accompanied with potatoes and veg. Sam chose to go for the roast beef, but I decided to order something different and went for the pheasant.

The Antiquary - Sunday Roast

The Antiquary is a great place for a casual Sunday lunch; it’s a no frills restaurant, but the food is tasty and the service delightful.

Salisbury Arms

If you are a large group or a couple, the Salisbury Arms is suitable for everyone. It’s a big space, but it still feels warm and is a great escape during the winter months.

The menu consists of a good selection of roasts and all are served with goose-fat-roasted potatoes, braised red cabbage, honey-roasted parsnips, buttered kale, cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire pudding & gravy.

Salisbury Arms - Roast

You can read my full review of the Salisbury Arms here.

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