People often as us things. They ask to recommend pubs, restaurants, shops – even where to buy asparagus. Sometimes we may not be able to answer a question to the best of our ability though; so we throw it back out to readers on Twitter and Facebook.
Just last week someone asked us where to go for Sunday lunch, but we don’t tend to go out for Sunday lunch, being the middle-class organic kitchen pseuds that we are.
But sometimes a pub lunch with roast pork of chicken or beef; crispy and fluffy roasties; massive, puffed-up Yorkshire puds and some thyme gravy with a pint – and no washing up – can’t be beaten, especially if you have guests over.
Back in the day a Sunday lunchtime would have seen us in Smithdown’s Tavern, Allerton’s Pod, Rose Lane’s Kinsella’s or one of a few options on Lark Lane, trying to shrug off a woozy – er – hangover.
But things change quickly, especially in the breakneck world of Sunday lunchtime service. So we did what we do when we’re asked a question we’re not sure about – we asked Liverpool.
The best place for a Sunday lunch in Liverpool then? If this were Top of the Pops there would be a lot of new entries and , pleasingly, a few leftfield entries that intrigue us.
So look no further, ask no more. According to Liverpool these are the best places for a roast dinner and a pint on the day of rest, with choices all over the city. If you have your own suggestions feel free to add them here – and look out for frozen Yorkshires…
Best Sunday dinner in Liverpool
Que Pasa on Lark Lane, simple and substantial.
Shipping Forecast is decent
You get a great Sunday lunch at The Black Horse in Old Swan and it’s quite cheap too.
Delifonseca is decent. The new one by greens gym is easy to get to!
Gospel brunch at Alma de Cuba is one of my faves – not quite a roast, but you come out whoopin an a hollering
Had a great Sunday lunch at Amber on Rose Lane
The Munro always a GastroPub success.
The James Munro on Tithebarn Street was very good when I went on Mother’s Day.
Egg Cafe <3 Shipping Forecast, no doubt about it. Green Days Cafe - Lark Lane, or Leaf - Bold Street Kinsellas. Rose Lane. Cheap and cheerful. Great service. Lively atmos. All the papers. Or the Tavern, Smithdown
Baltic fleet is supposed to be good, but not been there. Delifonseca dockside is also good.
Shipping Forecast, hands down
Blackburne Arms on Catherine St does a nice Roast.
Bold Street Coffee, Shades and espresso, and regret, but with the occasional wry grin, depending on the walk of shame.
3345 or the Shipping Forecast do the best roasts I’ve found so far. Very reasonable too!
Show up early for shipping forecast roasts or you end up with clumpy gravy and one roast potato apiece!
Alma de Cuba, Seel Street, not far from Fact. Sunday Gospel Brunch. You can have either a full English breakfast or a choice of Sunday Roasts, gravy, veg, yorkshire puds and the works, both fantastic and both accompanied by incredible gospel singing in the most Sunday-ish venue in the city (aside from the cathedrals, of course!)
Kinsella’s in Rose Lane
Viva Brazil, Castle Street – about 12 different style meats. Carnivore heaven
China town, dudes. No contest. Mei Mei is great for Sunday lunch, especially with kids – really friendly place, good food and tables big enough to seat 12 people. What’s not to like?
Neighbourhood in woolton yum!
Elude, top quality 3 course Sunday dinner for far less than its worth.
Keith’s Lark Lane, no contest.
Main image by Ewan McIntosh