Manchester has an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants, but sometimes it can seem impossible to choose where to go. If you want to try the best Sunday roasts in Manchester, look no further! All of these venues are fantastic places to take a break from studying and go for a meal out with your friends.

The Counter House

The Counter House is an industrial style restaurant that serves a range of food, from the classic Sunday dinner to international dishes. With exposed brick walls and a colour palette that mixes warm and cool colours, The Counter House is a perfect option for a relaxing evening out with friends.

The Counter House Manchester
Source: The Counter House Website

The Wharf

With 3000+ five-star reviews, The Wharf is an excellent choice for a Sunday roast. There’s a cosy interior complete with a fireplace, a spacious outdoor seating area for hotter days, and a lovely view of Bridgewater Canal. The Wharf also offers live acoustic music every Friday from 9:30pm.

Ash Tree Farm

This one is a little out of the way, but if you need to go on a trip to IKEA to buy some plants or furniture for your room, consider grabbing dinner at Ash Tree Farm after. Ash Tree Farm offers all the classic pub foods including an incredible roast dinner, with options for vegetarians. They also serve an array of delicious cakes if you’re a sweet tooth. Beware though, you might have to take most of the cake home – they’re massive.

Ash Tree Farm Manchester
Source: Trip Advisor

Trof Northern Quarter

This pub has been incredibly high-rated by customers, with many five-star reviews for its Sunday roast. If you’re looking for entertainment, Trof also offers open-mic nights and pub quizzes.

Evelyn’s Cafe & Bar

Evelyn’s Cafe & Bar is known for its fantastic customer service and its delicious Sunday roasts. For all the non-meat eaters out there, they offer a vegan roast, consisting of roasted cauliflower and laksa gravy. This bar has a beautiful warehouse-style interior, with high ceilings and lots of greenery.

The Refuge

The Refuge hotel and dining room is located on Oxford Street, very close to the university campuses on. Their Sunday roasts are enormous, and they’re served all day on Sundays. This venue is truly stunning, with huge glass windows and elegant ceramic pillars.

The Refuge Manchester
Source: The Refuge Website

The Woodstock

Located in the beautiful West Didsbury village, The Woodstock is a great option for Sunday roasts. With a newly revamped menu, this pub serves a fantastic array of food for meat-eaters and vegetarians. There is indoor and outdoor seating, making it a perfect location for warm summer evenings.

Albert’s Schloss

This Bavarian-style beer cellar serves some of the best Sunday roasts in Manchester, according to thousands of five-star reviews. Located a short distance from the John Rylands Library, Albert’s Schloss is a perfect spot for students looking to take a break from their studies. They also offer an array of live perfomances, music and cabaret.

The Moortop

The Moortop, located in Heaton Moor, is a beautifully renovated pub, with a light, airy interior. It’s the perfect place to meet your friends for dinner, and the roast that they serve is definitely worth the price. The Moortop also serve a fantastic array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including incredible coffees.

The Moortop Manchester
Source: Trip Advisor

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