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Best Pubs to get a Sunday Roast this weekend!

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Woolwich Pier Hotel
Woolwich Pier Hotel

Love a Sunday roast? On a cold winter’s day, escaping to a comfy warm pub to enjoy a Sunday roast (that you haven’t actually had to cook) has huge appeal! We share the best family-friendly places north of the bridge to try this weekend.


It’s time to rug up and head out for a hearty roast that will round off the week perfectly. We have scoured the North Shore and beyond for some great Sunday roasts that you can’t look past. Use the quicklinks below and get booking!

Pub Roasts Lower North Shore

1. Commodore Hotel, MacMahons Point

Situated just over the Harbour Bridge, on the fringe of the North Sydney CBD, the Commodore Hotel is a popular spot to catch up with friends. Come along on Sunday to enjoy a $28 roast. They also have some incredible share dishes, including a lamb shoulder that serves 3-4 people with roasted vegetables, damper rolls, chimichurri and gravy (one-day preorder). Plus, you can enjoy a suckling pig that serves 10-12 people with roasted vegetables, damper rolls, rocket & parmesan salad and mustard gravy (three-day preorder).

2. The Oaks, Neutral Bay

You can take your pick of roasts at The Oaks! Their menu has an entire section dedicated to Grilled/Roasted items, including roasted barramundi, slow cooked lamb shank, braised beef cheeks and more. Even better, you’ll find these delicious meals in Alala’s Bar, which also has a strong focus on beautiful seasonal cocktails for you to enjoy – a real winner. They also serve a variety of kids’ meals for $15 each.

  • Address: 118 Military Rd, Neutral Bay 
  • Phone: (02) 9953 5515
  • Website: oakshotel.com.au

3. Woolwich Pier Hotel, Woolwich

Woolwich Pier Hotel

The Woolwich Pier Hotel is an award-winning pub with a British inspired seasonal menu and famous Sunday roasts for $30 (until sold out). It’s almost too hard to choose between the Pork Belly & Crackling ($33) or the Riverine Saddle of Lamb ($35), served with roast vegetables, pumpkin mash, yorkies & natural gravy.

Families can grab a table in the stylish downstairs dining hall or the pavilion outside where the kids can run around on the lawn. The kid’s menu has some great options like rump steak or crispy fried chicken and includes ice cream and an activity pack, all for $13.

On Sundays they also have live music from 1-4pm.

      4. The Buena, Mosman

      With its moreish food offerings, great service and relaxed yet sophisticated vibe you’ll quickly discover why The Buena is a both a favourite. Steeped in history, The Buena is an iconic landmark in the lower north shore. A beautiful refurbishment has updated this classic pub, adding to its charm.

      Head over on a Sunday and enjoy a Sunday Road with all the trimmings! You can check their socials pages to see what’s coming up. They also have a separate kids’ menu with $15 melas, including spaghetti bolognese, grilled fish or chicken, margherita pizza and more.

      • Address: 76 Middle Head Road, Mosman
      • Phone: (02) 9969 7022
      • Website: thebuena.com.au

      5. The Fernery, Mosman

      Pork roast at The Fernery, Mosman

      Nestled in the heart of Mosman aloft a rooftop, The Fernery is a green oasis with sweeping views of Sydney Harbour.

      Every Sunday after 5pm, they offer a Sunday Roast with all the trimmings for $35 per person. Even better, kids eat free! The Fernery’s Sunday Wood Roast Dinners are uniquely wood roasted in The Fernery’s Josper oven for a light smoky favour. The meat-based roast rotates every week – expect items on the menu like a Borrowdale Free Range Pork Rack or a Waygu Beef. On Sundays, enjoy the view, a roast and the rooftop acoustic sessions by the fire pit.

      6. The Bridgeview Hotel, Willoughby

      Colouring in fun at The Bridgeview Hotel! Happy kids, happy parents

      The Bistro at The Bridgeview Hotel is a great family-friendly venue. Their menu includes a selection of pub classics and on Sundays they offer a traditional family roast with all the trimmings.

      All Kids Meals are $12 and included a juice or soft drink & ice cream. Choose from Spaghetti with Red Sauce, Cheeseburger & Chips, Schnitzel & Chips, Fish & Chips or Bangers & Mash. Plus kids eat free on weekends!

      It is also less than 500m to Hallstrom Park if your kids need to burn off some steam at a playground after their ice cream.

        7. The Willoughby Hotel, North Willoughby

        Willoughby Hotel by night

        The Willoughby Hotel is situated just over a kilometre from the Chatswood shopping area. It has a relaxed bistro with a gastropub menu, their Sunday roast accommodates the whole family – $22 for adult & $11 for kids!

        Pub Roasts Upper North Shore

        8. The Greengate Hotel, Killara

        The Greengate Hotel

        Another North Shore institution, the Greengate Hotel has recently been refurbished and has an updated menu designed for sharing. Their take on a roast is the shared slow cooked lamb shoulder with chat potatoes, market greens and red wine jus for $95 (between 2 people).

        On Sundays they also have free face painting from 12.30pm to keep the kids entertained.

        • Address: Cnr of Greengate Road & Pacific Highway, Killara
        • Phone: (02) 9496 7222
        • Website: greengatehotel.com.au

        9. Magpies Waitara

        Magpies Waitara

        Magpies Waitara

        If you’re looking for a family-friendly place to dine, it doesn’t get much better than Magpies Waitara. There’s an indoor play area where the kids can blow off some steam while you can actually sit and chat.

        You can enjoy a Roast of the Day, any day of the week served with rosemary chat potatoes, pumpkin, seasonal vegetables & gravy. There’s also plenty for the kids with a variety of $13 meals, including a burger, nuggets, grilled chicken and more.

        10. Forestville RSL Club

        The Forestville RSL Club Bistro menu features a Roast of the Day every day of the week (not just Sundays!). Catch up with friends for a drink at the bar, then head outside to the alfresco seating at Pickets. 

        The small serve costs $16.50 for members and $18.50 for visitors, or the large serve costs $18.50 for members and $20.50 for visitors

        Pub Roasts in the City

        11. The Duke of Clarence, Sydney

        Hidden in the heart of the CBD, The Duke of Clarence has an award-winning food menu features high-quality share plates, with a nod to classic British cuisine. And what could be more British than a hearty roast to end off your day. Better yet, you can enjoy one of their delicious roasts any day of the week. It comes with house-made gravy, Dutch carrots, broccolini, peas, potatoes and Yorkshire pudding – a real classic meal!

          12. Taphouse Darlinghurst

          Do you crave your Grandma’s infamous Sunday Roast? The Taphouse is your home away from home, join them every Sunday for a mouth-watering roast served with roast vegetables and gravy, for just $29!


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