Whether you call it Sunday Lunch or Sunday Dinner, we can all probably agree that they are the best! They’re something to look forward to for many, every weekend. The Sunday lunch is not just about the food, it’s about tradition. Back when we were kids we went to my nanas house with the family, and for many it’s a chance to go to your mams, because nobody makes a home cooked roast like your mother! If you’re a regular reader of my blog then you’ll know that I don’t eat greens, nothing! For me a Sunday dinner is all about the roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings, you cannot beat some good roasters and Yorkshire puds!
The Best Sunday Lunch In The North East
If you want to go out for Sunday Lunch and live in Newcastle then you’re in luck, because we have so many incredible restaurants which offer some epic food, and that includes a roast with all the trimmings. So whether you’re treating the family, or going out for a change, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to eating out on a Sunday. Here’s a run down of the best places for Sunday Lunch in Newcastle which you can try.
Sunday Lunch At Blackfriars
Blackfriars is a highly acclaimed restaurant and was voted Best Sunday Lunch in the North East by readers of the Independent. It is £15 for a main, £18 for two courses and £21 for 3 courses, and is available from 12 – 4PM.
Starters: Spring pea & watercress soup; Broad bean & wild garlic risotto, parmesan crisp; Pressed Northumbrian ham terrine & picalilli; North Sea fishcake, handmade tartare sauce, lemon; Homemade black pudding fritters, poached egg, pickled shallots, broon sauce.
Mains: (All served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, trimmings, seasonal vegetables & gravy): Roast Northumberland beef; Roast Northumbrian leg of lamb; Roast Crane Row pork belly; Pan roast chicken.
Puddings: Lemon posset, meringue, raspberry sorbet; Passionfruit cheesecake, passionfruit sorbet; Dark chocolate & blood orange tart, blood orange sorbet; Spiced apple crumble, vanilla custard; Sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel sauce, banana ice cream; A selection of homemade sorbets or ice cream.
Sunday Lunch At Barluga
Barluga is on Grey Street in the heart of the city and offer a laid back experience with a classic British Sunday Lunch. Served from 12pm until 6pm, produce is locally supplied, and mains start at £12 for adults and £6 for kids.
Mains: Topside of beef – cooked in their sous vide for 15 hours; Pan roasted chicken breast; Roast pork loin – with crackling, pork, apple & sage stuffing; Trio of meats – A cut of each meat with crackling & pork, apple & sage stuffing.
All mains are served with a selection of seasonal vegetables, homemade Yorkshire pudding and rich gravy made from the juices of all Sunday meats. Extras include an extra Yorkshire pudding, stuffing and roast potatoes.
Sunday Lunch At Harry’s
Harry’s Sunday lunch is served from noon until 6PM, and offer two courses for £15.95 or three for £18.95. Sirloin beef is available, as well as rib eye of beef at a £2 supplement.
Starters: Soup of the day, served with warm bread; Smoked salmon with lemon & chive cream; Harry’s rich smooth creamy pate flavoured with Madeira port, served with toasted brioche; Mediterranean prawn cocktail; Warm goats cheese and warm beetroot salad
Mains: Sirloin of beef with duck fat roasties, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables, horseradish and gravy; Rib eye of beef with duck fat roasties, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables, horseradish and gravy
Desserts: Baked eve’s pudding, Anglaise sauce; Strawberry Eton mess; Iced milk chocolate & Bailey’s parfait; Selection of cheese & biscuits with homemade chutney; Grapes & celery (additional £2.95)
The Bridge Brasserie at The Vermont Hotel
Stroll down the quayside and you’ll find The Bridge Brasserie at The Vermont Hotel. It offers a traditional Sunday Lunch from 1pm until 4pm with prices starting at £9.95 for one course, £13.95 for two courses and £15.95 for three courses. You can find a sample Sunday Lunch menu below.
Starters: Soup de jour; House smoked salmon, beetroot & port puree; Twice baked cheese soufflé; Pissaladiere
Mains: Roast sirloin of beef with horseradish sauce, Yorkshire pudding; Roast loin of pork with apple sauce; Roast chicken breast, tomato & fennel compote;
Pudding: Chocolate sphere, malteser ice cream; Crème Catalan; Blueberry & lime frangipane tart; Warm sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice cream
Sunday Lunch At The Broad Chare
The Broad Chare offers a Sunday lunch which changes each week to showcase the various roasts they have on offer. A sample Sunday lunch could be Roast beef & Yorkshire pudding at £13, and is served from noon.
Sunday Lunch At Revolution
If you’ve read my Newcastle bar reviews then you’ll know that Revolution sits high up on the list, with it’s brilliant cocktails and best selection of drinks in Newcastle, they’re now doing Sunday Dinners too! You can get a Sunday Lunch at Revolution with the options of two and three courses priced at £15 and £18 respectively, with sides at £3 or all 4 for £10. Add a twist to the traditional Sunday dinner with a cocktail, with bloody Mary’s, Mimosas and Bellinis priced at £7.95 or a free 8 cup café tier for your table with a refill for £3.
The Best Sunday Lunch In Jesmond
Peace And Loaf
If you want to enjoy a Sunday Lunch somewhere outside the centre of Newcastle, Jesmond is an option, and one restaurant you can try is Peace And Loaf. You can enjoy one course for £15, two for £20 or three courses for £25. They’re available from 12:30 until 3:30.
Starters: (V) Carrot Panacotta, Pickled Carrot, Yoghurt; Cured Salmon, Blood Orange, Beetroot; Crispy Black Pudding, Mushroom Soup, Brioche
Mains: Roast Rib Of Beef, All The Trimmings; Roast Belly Of Pork, All The Trimmings; (V) Potato Terrine, Yellison Goats Cheese, Onion; Hake, Saffron Potato, Brown Shrimp, Beetroot
Pudding: Coconut Panacotta, Pineapple, Orange; Chocolate, Espresso; Banoffee, Hazelnut
Sunday Lunch At Jesmond Dene House
Jesmond Dene House offers traditional Sunday roasts as well as optional fish and vegetarian options, with something for all the family, including a children’s menu. With two courses at £22 or three courses for £26.
Starters: Root Vegetable + Red Lentil Soup, Walnut Pesto; Chicken + Leek Terrine, Ceps + Hazelnuts; Pickled Local Mackerel, Cauliflower, Lemon + Sourdough;
Mains: Roast Himalayan Salt Aged Topside of Beef; Roast Leg of Lamb + Mint Sauce; Roast Chicken;
All Served with Traditional Roast Garnish of Seasonal Vegetables, Roast Duck Fat Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding + Gravy
Puddings: Vanilla Creme Brulee, Lemon Madeleine; Milk Chocolate + Hazelnut Truffle, Candied Hazelnuts + Praline Ice Cream; Rhubarb Fool, Vanilla Ice Cream + Honeycomb;
The Best Sunday Lunch In North Tyneside
If you are outside Newcastle, there’s plenty of other options, including in North Tyneside in places such as Whitley Bay and North Shields.
Sunday Lunch At The Staith House
For 2 consecutive years we’ve been voted as runners up in prestigious ‘Observer Food monthly’ awards for ‘Best Sunday Lunch’ nationally The Staith House is a restaurant in North Shields which is in the top 50 gastropubs nationwide. For Sunday Lunch, they offer a changing menu focused on seasonality and only source the finest produce. You can find a typical menu below.
Starters: Staithy Salami, Extra Virgin £3.50; Crispy Duck Hearts, Truffle Mayo £3.50; Large Sicilian Olives £3.50; Pickled Onions, Fresh Chilli £2; Bread & Butter £1 Per Person
Mains: Aged Sirloin Of Ryal Farm Beef, Yorkshire Pudding & Horseradish Sauce £15; Reggie’s Corn-Fed Chicken, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Puree of New Season Garlic, Lemon Vinaigrette £16; Orchard Farm Pig Belly, Black Pudding, Grain Mustard & Bramley Apple Jelly £16.50; Pan-Roasted Local Gurnard, Samphire, Gem, Sardine Ketchup & Buttered New Potatoes £17; Roast Leg of Simonburn Lamb, Fresh Mint Sauce £16
Pudding: Apple Crumble, Caramel Ice Cream £6; Lemon Posset, Rhubarb Ripple Ice Cream £6; Caramel Chocolate Mousse, Blood Orange £5.50; Warm Vanilla Rice Pudding, Raspberry Jam £6; Sticky Toffee Pudding, Vanilla Ice Cream £6; Poached Yorkshire Rhubarb, Buttermilk & Fresh Mint £6
Sunday Lunch At Hinnies
Hinnies in Whitley Bay celebrated it’s one year anniversary in 2017 and has already received 3 awards – nominated Best New Business in the North Tyneside Business Awards, OpenTable Diners’ Choice – North East and then to top it all off we received Best Value Restaurant – The Journal Secret Diner at the end of the year. They serve Sunday lunch from noon until 4PM and costs £12 for two courses and £18 for three courses.
Starters: Northumbrian winter vegetable broth, sourdough bread; Roast butternut squash & sage risotto, veggie ‘Parmesan’; Veggie Board for two: falafels, hummus, Halloumi, marinated roast veg, olives; Northumbrian ham terrine, pease pudding, pickles; North Shields salt & chilli squid, lime & coriander
Mains: Roast Shoulder of pork, Northumbrian beef or Chicken with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal veg & gravy;
Pudding: Spiced apple crumble, vanilla custard; Sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel sauce, banana ice-cream; Selection of sorbets or ice cream; Singin’ Hinnies, apricot jam, vanilla cream; Warm chocolate peanut butter brownie, vanilla ice cream.