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Sunday Lunch - Greater Manchester

If you want to find out where to enjoy the best Sunday Roast in Greater Manchester, then browse our top recommendations for Sunday Lunch below, we promise that they won't disappoint!

Think we've missed somewhere? Let us know your favourite place for Sunday Lunch in Greater Manchester by using the comments box below or tweeting your recommendations to @TotalManchester.

The Metropolitan

The Metropolitan

Location: Didsbury

About: The Met's Sunday Roasts have gained national acclaim, having been voted ‘the best Sunday lunch in the North West’ three years running by Observer magazine readers. If you're after a light bite, fear not, they also serve up a fantastic array of main courses, sandwiches and puds.

Serving Times: 12.00pm - 9.00pm

Children's Menu: Child friendly portions available on request.

Address:  2 Lapwing Lane, Manchester M20 2WS

Telephone: 0161 374 9559

The Didsbury

The Didsbury

Location: Didsbury

About: The Didsbury's traditional Sunday Lunches are available all day, every Sunday and include a great selection of roast dishes. All of their meat roasts are served with crispy goose fat roast potatoes; Nut Wellington, home-baked Yorkshire Puddings, seasonal vegetables and as much gravy as you like. 

Serving Times: 12.00pm - 8.00pm

Children's Menu: Child friendly portions available on request.

Address: 852 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 2SG

Telephone: 0161 445 5389

The Woodstock

The Woodstock

Location: Didsbury

About: The Woodstock Arms' Sunday roasts are renowned throughout Didsbury and beloved by regular guests and new visitors alike. They offer a choice of meats, as well as a vegetarian option, alongside fluffy Yorkshire Puddings, Seasonal Vegetables and heaps of gravy.

Serving Times: 12.00pm - 9.00pm

Children's Menu: Child friendly portions available on request.

Address: 139 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester, M20 2DY

Telephone: 0161 448 7951

Out for Sunday lunch?

Out for Sunday lunch?

Go in style with an aperitif

Before going off for a big Sunday lunch, we like to have a few friends or family round for a glass of bubbly. It's the perfect aperitif and start to a Sunday lunch that makes it all feel like much more of an occasion. There's a huge buzz for Prosecco and also home-grown English wines so we've gone down the middle and recommend Bolney Estate Bubbly NV, an off-dry sparkling wine from Sussex that will please Prosecco and Champagne fans alike!

Wine pairings for a home-cooked Sunday lunch

Of course if you're planning Sunday lunch at home the most important thing after the food is getting the wine right. In partnership with Novel Wines, we've selected a range of wine pairings for every style of Sunday lunch! 

Roast chicken is one of the most popular options and it's often hard to decide between a red or a white wine. Fab middle ground is to go with a lightly oaked, zingy white like the Painted Wolf Paarl Roussanne from South Africa. This is a multi-award winning wine bursting with peaches, lime and cream. If you prefer turkey to chicken, which can be slightly meatier, then go for a bigger Chardonnay or try a Hungarian white wine like the excellent Kardos Furmint, full of ripe red apples and butter notes.

Going for classic roast beef? For us it's got to be a red wine and something that's rich and juicy but not overly so. Nero d'Avola, an Italian variety from Sicily, is our best bet. Packed with blackberry and plum fruits, the silkiest tannin in the Mediterranean and a juicy finish to cut through your beef and yorkshires make it a top match. Try the organic Colomba Bianca 'Kore' Nero d'Avola for a great example.

Lamb can be a great wine partner because of its fats and full flavour. A medium bodied red like the plummy Kayra Kalecik Karasi from Turkey is bound to impress, or you could go for a curveball and try a spicy Gewurztraminer like this Ilocki Podrumi Traminac Premium from Croatia.

If you're not a meat person, then those trading Sunday lunch for a fish dish can't go wrong by pairing fish with one of our favourite white wines: Kyperounda Petritis. Originating from Europe's highest altitude vineyards in the Cyprus' Troodos Mountains, this white is choc-a-bloc with ripe gooseberry and lime fruits, perfect with white fish or oily fish dishes. Vegetarian nut roast instead? Go for the nutty, creamy Chateau Ksara Blanc de Blancs from Lebanon - there's nothing like it.

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