The top 10 Sunday roasts in Toronto
Sunday roasts are Toronto dinner tradition at pubs and English-inspired restaurants. The ritual is especially appealing for homesick Brits longing for the comforts of home, though almost anyone appreciate these belly-filling, heart warming suppers featuring a slab of slow cooked meat with all the fixins.
Here are my picks for the top Sunday roast dinners in Toronto.
Every Sunday, this inviting pub in Yorkville serves roast beef and Yorkshire pudding a la carte, while a feasting menu served family style can be had with three days notice. Parties of at least five, can opt for the traditional roast beef dinner for $28 per person, while parties of at least eight guests can take advantage of the roasted prime rib roast for $36 per head.
This modern English gastropub on the Danforth offers an entire menu devoted to the traditional of the Sunday roast. Starters include mini Yorkshire puddings, chicken pot pie bites, smoked ham hock and pork belly terrine, salad and soup, but the main event is the roasted Beretta rib roast ($25) served with roasted potatoes, seasonal veggies, and a Yorkshire pudding topped with red wine jus.
House on Parliament
The prime rib dinner is a weekly affair at this Cabbagetown watering hole. From 5 p.m. On Sundays, find this $18 dinner served complete with Yorkshire pudding, vegetables, mashed potatoes and bread pudding to finish.
Queen & Beaver
Weekend roasts must be reserved (and secured by credit card) by the Thursday in advance at this public house on Elm Street. The feasting menu offers a variety of family-style supper ranging from venison stew and dumplings to beef wellington, but none are more popular than the classic prime rib roast. Priced at $36 per person (for parties of eight minimum) the dinner comes complete with Yorkshire puddings, veg, and mash.
Looking for someplace fancier than a pub? O&B's Cafe Grill at Yonge & Front and in Bayview Village offer black Angus strip loin with Yorkshire pudding, buttermilk mash and pan gravy every Sunday for $23 ($13 for kids). Canteen offers Sunday roast for $21 too, but the choice of meat rotates weekly.
On Sundays from 6 p.m. until it sells out (and it does indeed sell out) find a roast beef dinner on for $20. The meal comes complete with seasonal veg, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. It even includes sticky toffee pudding with a dollop of custard for dessert.
A Sunday roast dinner is tradition at this Leslieville pub house, but each week there's a different type of roast on offer. Whatever Ceili's is serving, be it roasted chicken, lamb, or beef, expect an ultra-filling, soul-warming supper. Past dinners have featured braised Ontario beef shoulder with mashed potatoes, cauliflower, creamed kale and rich gravy.
This laid back tavern on Queen St. East offers a black Angus pot roast every Sunday from 5 p.m. onward. It's sliced and served with fingerling potatoes (or sometimes mashed) with roasted root vegetables, and it'll arrive to the table smothered in jus.
The prime rib dinner offered every Sunday at this pub near Yonge and Wellesley is priced at $15.95. The meaty main is accompanied by Yorkshire pudding, mash, sautéed mushrooms, and veg, and it's served with both gravy and horseradish.
The Feathers Pub
Served Friday through to Sunday after 5 p.m., the roast supper at this Upper Beaches pub is a beacon for expats and Britophiles. The prime rib dinner comes in a choice of 6 ounce ($14.99) or 8 ounce ($17.50) cut, and is served with Yorkshire pudding, mashed potato and vegetables.
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