Super Sunday Lunches

It’s Sunday lunch season and the roast beef, lamb, pork, chicken and nut roasts are firmly back on the menu. A great warming and traditional meal that all the family enjoy around the table, here are a few different alternatives for enjoying a plate piled high with a wonderful roast dinner with all the trimmings.

Northside

Gastronomy Cowes 

This fab eatery has an ever changing exciting food and cocktail menu and now with the same flair they bring to that, they’ve introduced their Sunday roasts. Their on the bone roast beef with all the trimmings is a to die for and big groups can even order an entire two to four ribs to be carved at the table if they book in advance (3 days notice required). All meat is locally sourced, supplied by the Cowes butcher located just down the road from the restaurant. 

North House 

North House has a fantastic market table centrepiece to their Sunday lunches - an exciting choice of fresh seafood, charcuterie, pates, salads, vegetables and freshly baked breads. followed by a selection of Sunday lunch favourites including traditional roasts. Two courses are £24.50. 

Coast Bar & Dining Rooms  

As well as all the usual favourites Coast offers a Sunday lunch menu that includes roast Isle of Wight lamb or beef and all the trimmings for just £11.95. This eatery has a lovely relaxed ambiance and is a great spot to read the Sunday papers, sip a lovely glass of wine and enjoy a beautifully cooked roast.

 

By the Sea

The Waterfront 

Traditional selection of Sunday roasts and all the trimmings from £9.95, but with views overlooking the Solent that will make you think you’re on the Amalfi coast. Totally worth a visit!

Little Gloster 

Right on the water in Gurnard, The Little Gloster has a panoramic view of the Solent and yachts sailing by, while you tuck into rare roast beef or roast pork with all the trimmings – both are usually on the ‘specials’ board on a Sunday. There’s a Danish influence to the menu so you can have house cured Gravalax or home-made crab cakes for starters and the puddings are to die for. This is one that must not be missed while on the Island.

The Hut 

Open for the first time this year into October, the Hut is doing fabulous Sunday Roasts until 28th October. This is an amazing spot to sit and enjoy a relaxing Sunday with someone else worrying about the washing up! Their feature roast is a himalyan salt aged Glenarm Shorthorn of beef. Yum.

Ocean Deck 

The carvery is back thanks to the clever people at the Ocean Deck in Sandown. But don’t think overcooked, cold plates of dried up meat – as this carvery is brought to you by owner/chef Alan Staley – whose prestigious culinary background includes working at the Savoy with the likes of Anton Edelmann and Marcus Wareing – before a 17 year stint at Ventnor’s Royal Hotel and then latterly the Seaview Hotel both as Head Chef. Now running his own establishment, Alan brings all this experience and flair to bear on a great menu in a relaxed beachfront setting. Served every Sunday between 12noon and 3pm the very popular Sunday Carvery offers roasted meats, including Isle of Wight beef, roasted potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, fresh seasonal vegetables and gravy. The renaissance of the Sunday lunch carvery has begun - so get booking now!

Three Buoys 

Located just off the sea front in Apply, Ryde, Three Buoys deliver a great traditional roast, in a modern coastal styled environment. These guys understand what it takes to create a great British roast so their chefs are up early every Sunday ensuring the potatoes are crispy, the beef is pink and the Yorkshire puddings have risen. Isle of Wight beef is on the menu every week as well as another seasonal meat. Available every Sunday from noon, booking is advisable.

 

In the Country

The Taverners

The Taverners in Godshill pushes all the buttons for a wonderful Sunday meal – local meats, seasonal vegetables and a traditional pub setting, especially in the front dining room overlooking the street, which was the original ancient pub. There are open fires and real ale too and a shop to the rear of the pub that sells great cookery ingredients, utensils and all things foodie related.

The Blacksmiths & Pointer Inn 

Owned by the same guys, both of these pubs are renowned Islandwide for their fabulous hearty food and their Sunday roasts are no exception. Featuring weekly specials they come with all the trimmings and delicious gravy! 

Chequers Inn 

This traditional family run pub offers a Sunday carvery each week with a range of meats served with seasonal vegetables. It’s very family orientated with a children’s play area and games room, so there’s plenty of space for the kids to run around outside and get rid of that excess energy.

Off the Rails 

Set in a tranquil setting on the old railway line in Yarmouth with views out over the countryside, Off the Rails just keeps on delivering and their Sunday Lunches are no different. Each week they have a chosen roast with their special twist, follow their social media channels for early heads up on each week’s special. Served from 12noon- 3pm the roasts are served on a first come first served basis, so get there early and grab a banquette by the log fire and settle in for a great feed. All aboard!

 

Buy & Cook Your Own

For the best roast, just how you like it, sometimes cooking your own is the only way forward. So grab some fantastic local, Isle of Wight produce and cook up a storm!

Brighstone Village ShopFarmer Jacks, Brownrigg's Farm Shop & Butchery, Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop & Freshwater Co-op all stock some great local meats perfect for that Sunday roast.

Alix Robinson

2 October 2018

By Alix Robinson in Articles

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