Sundays are only fit for two things. Firstly, they’re for relaxing before you have to dive back into the working week.
Secondly, they’re for filling your boots with all the delicious, meaty goodness you can manage.
Whether you like traditional Sunday carveries or fancy a decadent meal with an American twist, Sheffield has just what you need. From the traditional to the downright extravagant, there are many delectable dishes for you to try.
Here are just five of our personal favourites.
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— Rykonsby (@RutlandArmsChef) July 19, 2015
If you’re conscientious about the grub your guzzle, you should get yourself down to the Rutland Arms. The chef here is all about sourcing local produce, using meaty cuts from the likes of Heeley City Farm and other local suppliers to create his epic menu choices. The roasts will set you back around the £9 mark, which is reasonable when you consider their size and quality. These guys feature one delicious cut of meat at a time, with all the ‘Sunday shizzle’ (their words) you can handle.
Rutland Arms, 86 Brown St, Sheffield, S1 2BS, more info
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There’s no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than walking around the glorious scenery of the Peak District. If you happen to be out for a ramble, make sure you end at the Fox House. Their Sunday menu offers an array of sumptuous meats from which to choose. What makes this place really special, though, is the vintage Sunday roast platter. Sure, the plate might set you back £22.99, but it’s enough for two or even three people. With three different types of meat (beef, turkey and pork) and lashings of side dishes, you will not regret this foodie indulgence.
The Fox House, Hathersage Road, Longshaw, Sheffield, S11 7TY, more info
If you fancy a traditional Sunday roast, The Peacock is a top notch choice. Sure, the mains range from about £12 to £19, but they are well worth it if you happen to fancy a treat. The venison rack is a particular favourite and comes with all the roast seasonal veg you can manage. If that’s not for you, the slow cooked lamb is tender and succulent. For the veggie lovers, there’s also a nut roast wellington. If that can’t satisfy your appetite, you can even add a few extra sides. From pigs in blankets (excuse, their use of Americanisms there) to braised red cabbage, you can fill yourself up in style.
The Peacock, 96 Baslow Road, Owler Bar, Sheffield, S17 3BQ, more info
Sunday lunch is a meal to be shared – that's why there's a full sharing roast & trimmings on our brasserie menu! pic.twitter.com/rNOhXYviBY
— The Beauchief (@BeauchiefSheff) April 28, 2013
The Beauchief offers a traditional Sunday carvery, but not as you know it. With a selection of three different cuts of meat each week and the largest Yorkshire puddings this side of Sheffield, you’ll adore the dishes here. These roasts are most certainly value for money, since they cost just £7.95 for adults. For that price, you can load up your plate to the brim and gorge yourself on some of their tempting comfort food. Make sure you stock up on their signature creamy mash; it’s calorific as hell, but worth every bite.
The Beauchief , 161 Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, S7 2QW, more info
Most people think of Sunday lunches as being quintessentially British. Well, anything we can do, the Americans will go ahead and put their quirky little twist on. Inspired by this fact, Anchorage serve a range of roasts with a USA-themed twist. For just £10-£11, you can try one of these temptingly good dishes. We suggest the tender beef brisket with all the sides. Each meal comes with a pot of thick, meaty gravy and fluffy popovers.
Anchorage, Unit 3, West One, Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield, S1 4JB, more info