Who? Maray, 57 Allerton Road L18 2DA
Why? With three sites across Liverpool and a new Pub set to open this year, Maray has a cult following in the city. Their Disco Cauliflower kept us grooving through lockdown 1.0 and their Maray-at-home kits saved our Valentine's Day during lockdown 3.0. As well as all that, their Allerton site operates a click & collect service for a Sunday Roast with a Middle-Eastern twist. Roast Pork Belly with Salt-Baked Bramley Apple is the winner and their Cumin Salt Roasties are a class act to follow. Let’s face it, Maray has been smashing lockdown’s head in and this cult is one to join. GET IN LINE!
Who? Dockleaf, Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope St, Liverpool L8 5XJ
Why? Located in the industrial urban paradise that is Cains Brewery Village, Dockleaf has the "heart of a cocktail bar and the soul of a pub". Dockleaf's Sunday roast stands out as one of the best roasts this great city has to offer. They offer a delivery service via Deliveroo so you can continue to binge watch Bridgerton on your sofa. Honey & Lemon Chicken is the one and you’ll also be able to get your mitts on the following sides, Cauliflower Cheese, Pigs in Blankets and Mash Potato. I think it's also worth mentioning their Homemade Guinness Gravy. Incredible scenes.
Who? The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse, 1 Woolton St, Liverpool L25 5NH
Why? The ever-popular pub set in the idyllic setting of Woolton Village. Everyone knows that trying to get a reservation at The Elephant on a Sunday was as hard as getting a Glastonbury ticket. The great news is, you don’t have to battle for a reservation now, you can simply pre-order your roast via the link below and select a time slot for Sunday pick up. The vegetables are actually the best part about an Elephant Roast, that Carrot & Suede Mash can only have come from the Roast Gods. We thank them. The Elephant's vegan option is a breath of fresh air and makes a pleasant change from the usual Nut Roast, I give you, Roasted Sweet Potato, Beetroot & Lentil Wellington with Spinach and Toasted Hazelnuts. There's a reason the masses flock here for Sunday lunch service.
Who? The Monro, 92 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AG
Why? Voted the best roast in Liverpool many times, this city-centre pub feels like home. Dare I say it…a roast that might be better than your mum's? Controversial. Sorry if you’re reading this, Mum. They are offering click & collect or delivery via Deliveroo. The Monro offer a wide range of starters from Goat’s Cheese & Fig Parcels to Thai Fishcakes. With Beef, Lamb, Chicken and a Nut Roast on the menu, there is plenty to offer the members of the Sunday lunch club. Shout out to the Mega Meat Medley- all three meats in one epic roast. Amen.
Who? Spitroast, 507 Smithdown Rd, Liverpool L15
Why? Surely a restaurant called ‘Spitroast’ knows a thing or two about a roast. These chicken rotisserie gurus follow an ancient method of cooking, usually above a fire or high heat. They are located across various sites in Liverpool and you can order for delivery on Deliveroo or Just Eat. Juicy succulent rustic chicken is the king of the roast here. Bow down roast worshippers.