If you’ve ever travelled to the UK, chances are you’re familiar with, or have tried, a Sunday roast.
Also known as a roast dinner, this traditional British and Irish meal, which is traditionally consumed on Sunday, consists of roasted meat, vegetables, potatoes, and accompaniments such as gravy, condiments, and most notably, savoury baked Yorkshire pudding.
It’s the kind of lunch worth treating yourself to after an arduous week, before heading home for a good, long nap (a full-blown food coma is guaranteed to ensue).
Looking to treat yourself to one this weekend? We’ve got you covered with the best restaurants and gastropubs for a hearty Sunday roast in Singapore.
Head on down for their Weekend Roast from 12pm–2.30pm every weekend, where you’ll get to start off with freshly shucked oysters and a tasting paddle of beers before indulging in a Roast (from S$39.50) of your choice, all of which are served with minted young peas, IPA honey-glazed baby heirloom carrots, roasted potatoes, yeast butter, and chives.
The Free-range NZ Maimoa Lamb Rack (+S$12) is an excellent option for those who don’t want the usual beef or pork, but we’d gladly stick to the Westholme Wagyu Rump (+S$12) with Yorkshire pudding.
2. The Queen & Mangosteen
Every Sunday from 11am–4pm, British pub The Queen & Mangosteen holds “The Great British Sunday Brunch”, a sumptuous affair featuring an extensive selection of starters, salads, and brunch classics like English Fry Up, Fish & Chips, and Shepherd’s Pie.
The Sunday Roast selection, however, is kept fairly simple —choose from either Rib Eye (S$38) or half a Roast Chicken (S$28) with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, greens, and rosemary sauce.
3. The English House
If there’s one person we can count on for a satisfying Sunday roast, it is Marco Pierre White, the British celebrity chef (who reportedly made then-apprentice Gordon Ramsay cry) behind The English House.
Their all-day Traditional Sunday Roast starts from 11am every Sunday, and is chock full of signatures like Beer Battered Wild Cod Fish & Chips (S$52), Beef Wellington (S$168 for two), and Cottage Pie (S$48).
Naturally, it is the selection of roasts, or Mainboards, that really steal the show. Think Stoddart’s Scotch Fillet (S$68), Pork Belly with Crackling (S$45), and even Pan Seared Scotch Salmon (S$45) — who said pescatarians had to miss out on Sunday roast?
Regardless of which protein you go for, you’ll find each plate heaving with all the works — Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, sauteed seasonal vegetables, pigs in blankets, and traditional gravy.
4. Butcher Boy
Some say Asian fusion bar & grill concept Butcher Boy serves up the best Sunday Roast in Singapore, which is rolled out every Sunday from 12pm–4pm.
Be prepared to make the difficult decision of choosing between Roast Beef, Roast Pork Belly, and Spiced Fried Duck Leg Confit with Cauliflower Puree from The Butcher Block (S$58), but if chicken is more your thing, The Butchers Bird (S$98 for two) stars a juicy roast chook packed with a chicken liver pâté stuffing and gravy.
All meats are paired with a platter of trimmings: roast potatoes, Szechuan brussel sprouts, carrot miso mash, and Yorkshire pudding.
5. Lion Brewery Co
Thirty Six Brew Lab by Lion Brewery Co is a go-to for craft beers and elevated gastropub favourites, but most do not know that they also whip up a mean Weekend Roast on weekends and public holidays from 11.30am–3pm.
Although you can totally swing up for a Single Roast (S$48), you’re recommended to visit in a group for their roast platters, which can feed four hungry diners.
Order either the Whole Free Range Chicken (S$98) or Roast Ribeye (S$168), both of which come with Yorkshire pudding, thyme roasted potatoes, two sides, and a sauce of your choice, but the less-traditional Sticky Pork Ribs (S$138) with mixed slaw and potatoes sound equally enticing.
6. Bread Street Kitchen
Unsurprisingly, one of the most traditional versions of Sunday roast in Singapore can be found at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen.
The Classic Sunday Roast (S$45++) comprising thick slices of perfectly pink roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, carrots, and seasonal vegetables, is a quintessential British Sunday lunch we’d happily sit down to.
It is available every Sunday from 12pm, so feel free to complement it with other iconic dishes (Fish & Chips or Beef Wellington, anyone?) from the a la carte menu.
7. Tilly’s Irish Bar & Grill
Here’s one for those who live in the east and are not keen on travelling too far for their Sunday roast fix (easties do have plenty of options, though).
Opened by the folks by Butcher Boy is Tilly’s, a modern Irish gastrobar serving up Irish classics, pints of Guinness, and Sunday roast from 12pm–4pm on Sundays.
You can look forward to chowing down on Roast Chicken, Sage & Onion Stuffing (S$34) and Roast Beef Short Ribs & Horseradish (S$38), along with an array of sides like house gravy, roast potatoes, Szechuan sprouts, carrot mash and Yorkshire pudding.
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8. The Penny Black
Authentic English pubs are some of the best places to enjoy a hearty, no-frills Sunday roast in Singapore, and The Penny Black in Boat Quay is one of them.
The old-school Victorian-styled tavern may be a popular spot to hang out and unwind over live matches till late with an ice-cold pint of beer in hand, but when the hunger pangs strike, the Roast Beef Daily (S$23), a classic combi of slow-roasted hand-carved prime beef with homemade gravy, creamy mash, vegetables, and Yorkshire pudding, always comes through.
The best part? You can order it anytime, not just on Sundays.
9. Muddy Murphy’s
Sister pub to The Penny Black, Muddy Murphy’s, doles out a slightly fancier version of the Sunday roast, in the form of a multi-course menu comprising two courses for S$25 or three courses for S$30.
If you opt for the latter, you’ll get Lobster Bisque as a starter, followed by Leg of Lamb with Mint Brown Sauce or Beef Striploin with Red Wine Sauce (S$18 for a la carte), all served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, garden vegetables, and colcannon (Irish mashed potatoes), before ending with Apple Pie with Custard Sauce and Ice Cream.
This Sunday roast set menu is only available from 12pm–3.45pm on Sundays, but if you can’t make it then, you can find a Traditional Roast Beef (S$23) on the regular menu.
10. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub
It’s hard to go wrong with the classic Irish fare, well-poured pints, and live music with a “home away from home” atmosphere at Molly Malone’s. They were the first authentic Irish pub to open in Singapore, after all!
If Sundays are overrated to you, switch things up with a Friday Roast (S$25), beef ribeye served with Yorkshire pudding, roasted vegetables, and homemade gravy. Don’t forget (I bet you won’t) to wash everything down with a pint or two of Guinness — some say it’s the best on the island.
Tucked away in the Siglap enclave is Hubs, a hidden gem of a homely Irish-themed bar and bistro. Although they serve authentic Irish and Asian fusion fare, along with Irish beers, their Sunday roast is not to be overlooked.
You can visit during the Afternoon Roast from 1pm–3pm or the Evening Roast from 6pm–8pm for massive plates of Roast Beef (S$33) or Roast Chicken (S$28) with mashed potatoes, vegetables, and Yorkshire pudding, inclusive of dessert.
Pre-orders must be made by calling +65 6908 8037 at least two days in advance (by Friday).
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Located just a couple blocks away from Hubs is Malthouse, a popular gastropub and beer garden.
Aside from offering happy hour till 8pm daily, they have different specials every night, like S$10 pizzas on Tuesdays, S$1 wings on Wednesdays, and of course, Sunday roast (from S$25) from 12pm on Sundays.
Whether you end up going for beef or lamb, both of which come with roast potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, and gravy, you’ll want to also partake in the extensive selection of craft beer, wine or bubbly.
13. Little Island Brewing Co (Changi Village)
One of the most laidback spots for Sunday roast in Singapore is Little Island Brewing Co in Changi Village, a microbrewery and smokehouse with alfresco seating, live music, and a whole lotta chill vibes.
You’ll find plenty of grilled meats on the regular menu but we recommend swinging by on Sundays for their hearty roasts that are best paired with craft beers.
There are four different types of meat to choose from, but why not try a little bit of everything by ordering the Roast Platter of 3 (S$102), comprising Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Slow Cooked Lamb Ribs, Roast Wagyu Rostbiff, roasted potatoes, mash & gravy, veggies, and Yorkshire pudding?
Modern European restaurant Winestone is best known for their quality wines and signature Western dishes, but they’ve also launched their very own take on Sunday roast, available during lunch on Sundays from 12pm–3pm.
Tuck into Slow-Roasted NZ Sirloin served alongside roast potatoes, roast carrots, minted green peas, maple-glazed pumpkin with rosemary-infused gravy, pigs in a blanket, and believe it or not, unlimited Yorkshire puddings for just S$28++ per person.
Which of these spots will you be heading to for Sunday roast in Singapore?
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