Discover more Roast Dinner Takeaways in Bristol
Has anyone else been going through serious withdrawals for a good roast dinner? Potatoes roasted in duck fat and sprinkled with salt, carefully tended vegetables and fluffy yorkshires covered in glossy, rich gravy, the perfect accompaniments for succulent beef, tender chicken or a veggie wellington packed just right. Roast dinners are so much more than a Sunday treat, they’re an institution of British culture and the months without them have left a brussel sprout- sized hole in our hearts. And yes, we can make them at home as we hunker down during lockdown and throughout the pandemic, but something about flopped yorkies, undercooked potatoes, dry chicken and having the lot of it arrive cold, isn’t quite the same. If, like us, you’ve got a hankering for a good ol’ pub roast, then we’re here with a bit of good news; we’ve come up with six pubs delivering the best roast dinner takeaway in Bristol. Got your attention? Yeah, we thought so. Gravy at the ready as we dive into our list.
With roasts available for collection every Sunday between 12 – 3pm, you’ll find yourself facing a welcoming brick facade as you walk up to Codrington Arms on North Road. The inside is cosy too, with a traditional fireplace, wood bar and support beams arching overhead. If you could sit down, it would make for a relaxing meal, but let’s look at the upside, taking your roast home means being able to eat in your pajamas.
Speaking of the roast, on the Sunday menu here at Codrington, you’ll find yourself torn between the slow roasted topside of beef, buttered turkey breast or honey roasted gammon. Luckily for you, Codrington has come up with a solution for your indecision; go for the large option at £13 to enjoy a mix of all three meats. All roasts are served with a yorkie, roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, seasonal veg and gravy and there’s also a vegetarian, vegan and gluten free option available. The latter three options seems to vary weekly, so check ahead with the staff what’s on the menu for the week.
For after, you can indulge in vanilla cheesecake topped with salted caramel sauce, lemon meringue pie or a triple chocolate brownie. All we can say is, good luck deciding between the three.
Codrington Arms, like many other establishments, have found themselves in a position where they’ve had to adapt and they’ve done really well at doing so. There’s an extensive list of things they’ve put in place in an effort to operate during COVID and the lockdown, so when you’re in the mood for a roast this Sunday, be sure to give them a shot. The best part is, because they’re dog friendly, you can even take a nice stroll down with your pooch to collect your food – remember to jog back home though, you don’t want it getting cold.
Even though they specialise in er, you guessed it, sausages, The Clifton Sausage is hardly a one trick pony. Sure, they sell over a hundred thousand sausages per year and always have around eight varieties available at any given time, but they also have a strong dedication to catering classic British dishes to the masses.
They would normally do so from within the warm yellow and pale blue walls of their establishment as diners sit down at pine tables and take in the comfort of their surroundings. It’s modern, but without ever losing that homely touch. At the moment, however, you’re going to want to take a mental picture of the beautiful space when you pop into the Sausage in the heart of Clifton Village. Take that home along with your takeaway and reminisce while you dig into what can only be described as one of the best roast dinner takeaways in Bristol.
There’s juicy roast sirloin of Somerset Beef, slow roasted old spot pork belly with scrumptious crackling or roast breast of Somerset Turkey with a pig in blanket and stuffing (had to get the sausages in there somewhere) and a roast, spiced cauliflower steak for vegetarians. Trimmings for all roasts consists of roast potatoes, braised red cabbages, greens, carrots, Yorkshire pudding and roast gravy. And if you’ve got a bit more space available, upgrade your roast to include a helping of cauliflower cheese.
And for pudding, because we all know there’s always more room for dessert, they’re offering sticky toffee with butterscotch or chocolate and salted caramel cheesecake. Sign us up.
There’s a reason why The Clifton Sausage has been operating successfully since 2002 and even when you take the wonderful setting and great service out of the equations, their food still stands strong. That seems like reason enough to give them a go this weekend
Set in the heart of Long Ashton near Bristol, The Ashton is surrounded by picturesque views that you would ordinarily be able to take in from the courtyard and garden or by peeking through the window from within the pub.
With gorgeous interiors, The Ashton have perfected the balance of retaining the rustic charm of the place and adding modern touches to give it a very stylish feel. The result is an industrial approach that almost makes the whole place feel like a trendy New York loft. Never stuffy, The Ashton remains relaxed, full of smiles and brilliant service.
For now, you’ll have to settle with dining at home; when you see what’s on the menu, you’re not going to care where you eat it though, as long as you can eat it. There’s 21-day-aged roast sirloin of beef, roast pork belly with crispy crackling and stuffing wrapped in bacon, roast chicken with bread sauce and stuffing wrapped in bacon, or if you really can’t decide, you can opt for a trio or roasts which means you get the beef, pork and chicken with crackling, stuffing wrapped in bacon and bread sauce. They all come with roasted potatoes, seasonal greens, roasted vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy on the side. The vegetarian option, which sounds gorgeous by the way, is a fig and dolcelatte roast with potatoes, season veg, honey-roasted apple, a Yorkie and onion gravy.
Dessert anyone? Choose between a lemon and blueberry polenta cake with Herefordshire blackcurrants and soya vanilla custard, a plum, apple and damson crumble with a demera crumb and soya vanilla custards, or a warm, home-baked chocolate brownie with Belgian chocolate sauce. Absolute bliss.
If that doesn’t sound like some of the best roast dinner takeaway in Bristol, we don’t know what will.
With six brilliant options and how many more weeks of lockdown, now could be the perfect time to start making your way down the list of the best roast dinner takeaway in Bristol. Be mindful though that many of these restaurants have limited availability which will of course mean no roast for you once they’re sold out. Get your order in early and let us know which is your favourite.