I don’t think Sunday lunch was ever intended to be seasonal, but to me, there’s no better time to indulge than the colder months. Sunday lunch has a fair amount of stodge involved – and I’m not complaining. I love comfort foods; they warm you up from the inside out and are perfectly complemented by a roaring log fire and a rather large woolly jumper.
So as we are now in stodgy food season, and yes, ‘stodgy’ is a compliment in this case. I’ve put together a round-up of some of my favourite places to go to indulge in some seasonal fare on a Sunday.
The Ox make a statement on their website about their Sunday roasts being the best in Cheltenham, and well, I can corroborate that claim. It’s top of my list. Every single element on the plate is tasty as hell and the roast we had rivalled our Christmas dinner (and we really go all out – as you can imagine). Just one word of advice – be sure to wear leggings or clothes with some give so you can fit in starters and desserts too! You can read more about Sunday lunch at The Ox here.
For lunch with the family or for a big booking, Hotel du Vin is a good choice. For £25 a head, you get to devour their four course menu including feasting from the market table. Lunch here is a very relaxed affair, and we’ve always been able to stretch it out until early evening! To find out more about the four courses on offer read this blog post.
The Swan at Coombe Hill and Montpellier Lodge will definitely hit the spot, without breaking the bank. The best Yorkshire puds in town can be found at Montpellier Lodge which you can read more about here and for the best crackling, you’ll have to visit The Swan at Coombe Hill, which you can read more about here.
It’s no secret that The White Spoon is one of my favourite restaurants in town and their Sunday lunch is just art of the reason for this. You can read more about it here. They do the best roast potatoes, boast a well-chosen wine list and the service is top notch.
For something a little different, The Weighbridge Inn is famous for its 2 in 1 pies. Not strictly a Sunday lunch, but near enough. These 2 in 1 pies are half pie and half cauliflower cheese - the best cauliflower cheese in the universe, no less. Plus if you’ve got a craving, these 2 in 1 pies are available every day – so no need to even wait until Sunday! You can find out more about the Weighbridge Inn here.
Hope you enjoy stodgy season as much as me. Other places I am yet to try but would really like to visit soon are The Langton and Ellenborough Park. Have you got any recommendations I haven’t mentioned here?