We’re often asked where you can get a great Sunday lunch in the Torquay area.
There’s nothing better than a roast joint, lots of vegetables, perfect roast potatoes, lashings of gravy and maybe stuffing or Yorkshire pudding too. There’s lots of choice in Torquay and the surrounding areas. We’ve listed a few to get you started. Best enjoyed after a nice walk to work up an appetite. And as you’re on holiday, you can come back late afternoon and have an afternoon nap!
The English Riviera has a wealth of eating places covering every type of cuisine and roast dinners are no exception.
Pier Point, Torquay
Available between October and March, this popular restaurant is only around a 15 minute walk from The 25 and with sea views is always a winner. If it’s a nice day you can sit outside too. It’s advisable to book as they’re always busy. http://www.pier-point.co.uk/our-menu/main-menu/
The Drum Inn, Cockington
The rural charm and rustic character of The Drum Inn in the heart of picture postcard Cockington Village, is the perfect place to enjoy Sunday lunch. Roast dinner options include roast sirloin of beef, pork belly roast, slow-cooked lamb shank and roast breast of turkey, all with Yorkshire puddings, ruffled roast potatoes and seasonal veg. A lovely walk from The 25 (around a mile). https://www.vintageinn.co.uk/restaurants/south-west/thedruminncockington
Royal Hotel & Carvery, Babbacombe
A huge choice at this reasonably priced carvery which even has it in its name! On a clear day there’s great views along the downs so you can either have a stroll to work up an appetite or walk off dinner afterwards. If you’re feeling really energetic, why not walk there? (see our walks leaflet).
Hamiltons Club, Babbacombe
Dive into this swanky new bar and restaurant for one of the best Sunday lunches the Bay has to offer. They offer a selection of roasts with different meats and a nut roast veggie option. If you're feeling like settling in for the afternoon then opt for the wine pairing option as well. All Served with seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, sage & onion stuffing & gravy.
Carvery at Berry Head Hotel, Brixham
Take in the panoramic views across the Bay as you tuck in to the carvery menu which includes some of the freshest locally sourced produce, a good choice of starters such as chicken liver pate or soup, and three main course meat options including roasted topside of beef. Traditional favourites of seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire puddings and pan-gravy are included plus, there’s a vegetarian option and some delicious desserts to complete your weekend dining experience. http://berryheadhotel.com/sunday-carvery
Carvery at Churston Manor, Churston Ferrers
Try the Sunday Carvery or a nut roast in the fine setting of this 17th Century country manor house with its roaring log fire and relaxed atmosphere. There’s an extensive selection of roast meats with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables as well as some excellent draft and bottled beers; wide range of top-quality wines; malt whiskies; gins and other spirits to compliment your meal. http://www.churstonmanor.co.uk/
The Boathouse, Paignton
After an invigorating stroll along the prom try out The Boathouse, a family friendly informal bar and restaurant offering a great selection of affordably priced meals. The very popular Sunday Lunch menu includes Sunday roasts with mouth-watering Westcountry topside of beef, pork and crackling, turkey breast and vegetarian Wellington all served with delicious vegetables, fluffy potatoes and Yorkshire puddings. http://www.boathouse-restaurant.com/sunday-lunch/
There are many more choices and we’ve named just a few here. If you have a particularly good Sunday roast somewhere else in the English Riviera let us know.