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These are officially the best Sunday roasts in the UK

Restaurants in Manchester and Haworth beat dozens of other venues to the top spot

Written by
Amy Houghton

It’s undeniable that the Sunday roast is a beloved staple of British tradition. A lot of us spend our weekends seeking out the ideal combination of tender meat, golden potatoes and silky gravy – each element simply must be perfect. 

But search no more. For the best roast in the UK, you need look no further than Ducie Street Warehouse in Manchester – or The Hawthorn in Haworth, West Yorkshire. The two restaurants came joint first in a ranking from Instagram channel Rate Good Roasts.

Now in its fifth year, the annual ranking of 100 roast dinners is based on a bunch of key factors including quality of gravy, Yorkshire puddings, service and value.  

Just a short walk from Piccadilly Station, Ducie Street also houses a mini cinema and hotel. For £19, diners can enjoy beef sirloin served with all the classic additions we know and love. A vegan option is on offer for £16, and there’s even a menu dedicated entirely to cauliflower cheese

Scott Munro, Ducie Street’s chef, told Manchester Evening News: ‘I’ve been here since the inception of the Sunday roast menu and I’ve been able to watch it grow from a concept into this absolute machine. We’re very happy to get this kind of recognition.’

According to Rate Good Roasts, The Hawthorn in the West Yorkshire village of Haworth offers an equally good dinner away from the city buzz. The Georgian building is the former home of John Barraclough, notable for being clockmaker to the Brontës. Customers can expect dishes like slow-roasted local lamb, chicken supreme and goulash crumble as well as Yorkshire puddings that scored a perfect ten in the rankings. 

Here are the top ten roasts in the UK, according to the latest ranking from Rate Good Roasts:

1. Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester 

=The Hawthorn, Haworth

2. Seats@Robinsons, Wolverhampton

=The Refuge, Manchester

3. The Nags Head, Haughton

4. Old Queen’s Head, Islington

=Kongs Kitchen, Manchester

5. The Bank, Delph

=Ox Club, Leeds

=Pot Kettle Black, Manchester

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