Best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham
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The best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham

Sundays are all about taking life slowly, enjoying time with loved ones, preparing for the week ahead, and of course enjoying a decent Sunday lunch. Thankfully, there are plenty of places that dish up a great Sunday roast in Cheltenham. Whether you prefer beef, chicken, veggie, or vegan, there’s a Sunday roast spot in the town for you. In this post, I’m sharing where you can find the best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham.

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The Suffolk Arms, Suffolk Road

The Suffolk Arms is a lovely Grade II listed pub in the upmarket Suffolks area of Cheltenham. Recently, it has put decent pub grub on the map, offering a real focus on serving up good food in the cosy surroundings of a pub. This includes some of the best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham. With traditional Cotswold dining featuring local suppliers and good ingredients, book yourself in for a roast! They dish up a tasty range of roast sirloin of beef, pork loin with crackling, double breasted chicken with stuffing, and braised cauliflower steak with creamed leeks. Enjoy with all the trimmings, including ‘proper’ gravy and a delicious cauliflower cheese.

The best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham
Photo courtesy of The Suffolk Arms

The Five Alls, Bath Road

For some of the best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham, head to the Bath Road’s Five Alls pub. Serving their roast dinners in a small plate style, you can build your own delicious Sunday lunch. Choose from delicious slow roasted lamb, slow braised beef, roasted chicken supreme, or lentil and nut roast. Then you can pick from some mouthwatering side dishes. Favourites include triple-cooked roast potatoes, bone marrow mash, and creamy leeks with cabbage and peas. Don’t forget a Yorkshire pudding, and the pigs in blankets with chestnut, orange, and shallot stuffing are to die for.

The Five Alls
Photo courtesy of The Five Alls

The Ox, Cambray Place

Offering some of the best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham, you might expect great things from a place that delivers excellent steak cooked to perfection from their Josper oven. Visit on a Sunday and you certainly won’t be disappointed. Kick things off with a delicious variety of starters – roasted bone marrow with sourdough toast, and hickory smoked sticky ribs. There’s then a tasty range of Ox roasts, all dished up with roasties, leeks, roast carrots, cauliflower cheese, and mouth watering gravy. Choose from their dry aged rump of beef, roast pork belly, toast chicken, a 36oz Chateaubriand, or a mixed roast for two if you simply can’t pick. There’s even a kids’ roast so you can enjoy a Sunday roast with all the family.

The best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham
Photo courtesy of The Ox

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The Gloucester Old Spot, Tewkesbury Road

Also included in my guide to the best pubs in Cheltenham, The Gloucester Old Spot is a great spot on the outskirts of the town. It’s also well known as being a great foodie spot and offering some of the best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham. Their Sunday roast menu is changed weekly in line with the fresh ingredients they source, which allows for a nice variety for each and every visit. Sample roasts include beef sirloin with homemade Yorkshire pudding, roast pork loin with sausage meat and apricot stuffing, and chicken wrapped in bacon. All roasts are served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes. Just make sure you save enough room for the sticky toffee pudding for dessert!

The Gloucester Old Spot, Cheltenham
Photo courtesy of The Gloucester Old Spot

Gallimore’s Kitchen, The Courtyard

If you haven’t visited this place yet in the heart of Montpellier’s fancy Courtyard, what are you doing? Book yourself into Gallimore’s Kitchen for some of the best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham. Owned by Lee Gallimore, he has previously held head chef roles at a number of fancy Cotswold establishments including Lower Slaughter Manor and Cowley Manor. There’s a tasty range of roasts on offer each Sunday. Pick from topside Hereford beef with Yorkshire pudding, free range pork loin with crackling and stuffing, or chicken breast with sage and onion stuffing. All Sunday roasts are served with beef dripping roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, seasonal vegetables, and a rich red wine gravy. De-lish!

Best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham
Photo courtesy of Gallimore’s Kitchen

Suffolk Rock, Suffolk Parade

An independent restaurant in the heart of Cheltenham’s beautiful Suffolks area, Suffolk Rock places a real emphasis on serving British food using local and organic ingredients. It also happens to serve some of the best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham. Make sure you book a table for their famous hearty Sunday roast while you can. Whatever you do, don’t miss the incredible roast beef. Served rare, it’s dished up with the crispiest roast potatoes and delicious tenderstem broccoli. With the cosiest surroundings and relaxed ambience, I have a feeling it won’t be your last visit to the Suffolk Rock!

Suffolk Rock, Cheltenham
Photo courtesy of Suffolk Rock

The House in the Tree, Withybridge Lane

A favourite destination for a roast dinner in Cheltenham for several years, it’s all for good reason at The House in the Tree. Although difficult to bag a table on a Sunday, it’s well worth the trip to the outskirts of Cheltenham if you can secure one. A perfect family spot, you’ll also find some of the best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham here. Choose from roast loin of pork and crackling, pan fried free range chicken breast with stuffing, roast topside of beef, or slow roasted garlic and rosemary leg of lamb. All roasts are served up with gravy, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, roast parsnip, and mixed vegetables. Save some room for their extensive dessert menu too!

Best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham
Photo courtesy of The House in the Tree

The Kemble Brewery Inn, Fairview Street

An unsuspecting eatery tucked away on Fairview Street, this pub packs a punch when it comes to some of the best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham. Offering a delicious homemade roast each week, be sure to book as it gets very busy. You can expect to find two seatings for Sunday roasts each week, with succulent beef sirloin; roast chicken, stuffing, and pigs in blankets; and slow cooked lamb shank making a regular appearance on the menu. Give it a go – you won’t regret it.

Best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham
Photo courtesy of The Kemble Brewery Inn

That’s my guide on where you can find the best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham! Are there any others I’ve not included in this list? Let me know your favourites in the comments below.

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