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The Top 10 Best Sunday Roasts in Cardiff

There really is nothing better than settling down to one of the most delicious Sunday roasts with your loved ones.

From the perfectly cooked roast potatoes, to the rich gravy and homemade Yorkshire puddings, everyone has their favourites from this ritualistic tradition.

To celebrate this family favourite, check out some of the best restaurants in Cardiff that serve the classic dish. Whether it’s a veggie roast, or succulent slices of beef, these establishments know the ingredients to the perfect Sunday roast.

The Exchange Hotel

One of the firm favourites in Cardiff for a Sunday roast, The Exchange Hotel on Cardiff Bay is the perfect destination to enjoy a relaxed lunch in historic surroundings.

Set within the former Coal Exchange building, R.P Culley & Co. offers diners a breathtaking experience that transports you back to a time when Cardiff’s coal trade was booming. This trendy space has been designed in stark contrast to the grandeur and opulence of the hotel’s exterior and is the ideal place to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Using only the finest ingredients from local and regional suppliers, the Exchange Hotel offer perfectly cooked succulent Welsh beef and lamb with seasonal vegetables, crispy roast potatoes and rich gravy.

Society Standard

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A trendy bar in the heart of Cardiff, Society Standard offer one of the most delicious and traditional Sunday roasts in the city.

Their sumptuous offerings include sirloin of beef and horseradish, or loin of pork, all served with generous helpings of roasties, root veg, braised red cabbage and one of their legendary homemade Yorkshire puddings.

One of the most sleek and urban bars in the city, Society Standard is the perfect place to enjoy a Instagram-friendly dining experience.


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An award-winning restaurant in Cardiff, you’ll find Bully’s in the trendy centre of Pontcanna.

Their roasts are the stuff of legend, offering diners quality dishes using only Welsh produce. The menu changes by the season, but you’ll typically find Welsh beef, perfectly cooked seabass, roast chicken, delightful vegetable and couscous parcels, served with all of the traditional trimmings.

Bully’s is a warm and welcoming restaurant, with vibrant décor, friendly and knowledgeable staff and a real commitment to producing some of the best dishes in Wales.


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Offering arguably the best vegetarian Sunday roast in Cardiff, Milgi is a cool veggie hangout that specialises in foraged foods and plant-based eating.

Diners can tuck into a delicious butter bean and spinach nut loaf, served with crispy roasties, garlic roasted broccoli, rosemary lentils, carrot mash, cashew cauliflower cheese and Italian tomato gravy.

Milgi is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing Sunday roast from the comfort of the colourful restaurant or for an alternative dining experience, why not check out their outside Mongolian yurt.

For even more amazing plant-based restaurants in Cardiff, check out our essential list here.

Small Bar

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Small Bar is a cosy little venue, specialising in craft beer and great food.

Warm and inviting inside, this establishment is adorned with wooden panels and quirky pump stickers on the walls.

Diners can choose from over 32 types of beer, alongside roast choices including IPA chicken, pink in the middle beef, or the tasty veggie option. Every Sunday roast is also served with their signature huge Yorkshire pudding.

The Flora

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One of the very best places to devour one of the most flavoursome Sunday roasts in Cardiff is a Victorian pub that prides itself on being a foodies paradise.

You can choose between a variety of flavourful meats or a veggie option served with an enormous Yorkshire pudding and slightly more inspiring veg selection than you might expect from a roast, including celeriac puree and cauliflower cheese.

Inside, you’ll find quirky mismatched wooden chairs, vintage lampshades and wine deals that are the perfect accompaniment to any Sunday roast.

The Cricketers

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Set in a classic Victorian townhouse, The Cricketers is a firm favourite in the Welsh capital – so much so that it is rated as one of the three best pubs in the city.

Their sumptuous offerings include roast beef, pork, lamb or Cwrw rarebit, all served with generous helpings of Sunday vegetables, roast potatoes and tons of mouth-watering gravy.

One of the most atmospheric and warm restaurants in Pontcanna, The Cricketers is the perfect place to unwind and devour one of the very best Sunday roasts in Wales on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

The Pot Bistro

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This quaint independent restaurant in the heart of Whitchurch prides itself on “serving tasty homemade food” – while their Sunday roasts are simply spectacular.

The Pot Bistro serves up rustic, home style cooking with a culinary twist in a relaxed, welcoming environment.

From succulent Welsh lamb to baked chicken and baby roast potatoes, The Pot Bistro refuse to compromise on quality. This quintessential Welsh restaurant is warm, friendly and the perfect place, therefore, to eat the most important meal of the week.

The Old Cottage

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The Old Cottage is a luxurious pub, bar and restaurant with its very own courtyard, located in the heart of the picturesque area of South Glamorgan. From tasty starters and tempting snacks through to scrumptious Sunday roasts, The Old Cottage is the perfect place to be on a Sunday afternoon.

Their delightful offerings include plump Yorkshire puddings, fluffy goose-fat roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables, all served with either roast lamb rump, pork loin, chicken or succulent beef.

The Old Cottage has all the ingredients to end your weekend in scrumptious style.

The Lansdowne

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The Lansdowne pub in Canton is know for its tasty homemade food and friendly atmosphere – and they also do a delicious Sunday roast.

You can expect the traditional roast meats, all served with roast potatoes and parsnips and proper gravy.

And, you can even sneak a few leftover scraps to your four legged friend as The Lansdowne is canine friendly.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to the very best Sunday roasts in Cardiff, if you’d like to book a table in the beautiful Culley’s Restaurant in the Exchange Hotel, get in touch with our friendly team today. And while you’re there, make sure to like us on Facebook

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