Best Places to eat Sunday Lunch in Yorkshire

Best Places to eat Sunday Lunch in Yorkshire – I love a good Sunday dinner, roast beef, Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings.  Or roast pork, crackling and apple sauce, completely delicious!  In our house all Sunday dinners come with Yorkshire puddings though, I don’t hold with this idea that you only get Yorkshires with beef – no, no, no! 

Anyway, to that end I decided to write a post on the best places to eat Sunday lunch in Yorkshire.  I also write the site ‘Best Things to do in York‘ which reviews places in York and around, and many of our Sunday Lunch reviews can be found on there.


The Stone Trough Inn

Kirkham Abbey, York YO60 7JS

The Stone Trough Inn at Kirkham Abbey is a country pub around 15 miles from York on the A64 towards Malton.  It’s a large, traditional cosy pub surrounded by some beautiful countryside.  It has a large beer garden with some stunning views.  They serve an excellent Sunday dinner!

“Nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooking Kirkham Abbey. Our wonderful pub has kept its original charm with its open fires places & exposed stone walls. We have grown a reputation for delivering freshly cooked, locally sourced food, alongside a superb range of Yorkshire beers and ales, all delivered with a warm welcome.”

See our review of Sunday Lunch at The Stone Trough Inn here.


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Roast Beef Sunday Dinner at the The Stone Trough Inn


Tomahawk Steakhouse in York

Lendal Cellars, 26 Lendal, York YO1 8AA

Tomahawk Steakhouse is a fabulous restaurant with an extensive menu. It’s situated in the corner of St Helen’s Square, next to The Mansion House down the walkway that leads to Lendal Cellars, with a cute little courtyard space in front.

Sunday Lunch consists of Roast beef ‘wagyu’ topside as well as a chicken or belly pork option.  Or why not go all-in and have a selection of all three in their sharing board?  All cuts of meat served with pork & herb stuffing, beef dripping roasties, cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire pudding, braised red cabbage plus seasonal vegetables & 24hr red wine gravy.

We have visited Tomahawk for regular and Sunday lunch if you’d like to read our Tomahawk review. We have not reviewed Sunday Lunch as yet – but below is a picture of the table when we did visit!


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Tykes Restaurant

Sandburn Hall, Flaxton YO60 7RB

Tykes is around 7 miles from York city centre on the A64 toward Malton.  We tried their roast beef Sunday lunch recently.  They serve large portions of well cooked food in a comfortable restaurant.

See our review of Sunday lunch at Tykes here.

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Roast Beef at Tykes




Impossible York

3 St. Helen’s Square, York YO1 8QN

Impossible York is housed in the beautiful building that what was originally Terry’s Chocolate shop in St Helen’s Square.  They do an excellent Sunday Roast, we were really impressed by it and would recommend it.  You can choose from Roast Beef Rump, Roast Belly Pork or Glazed Celeriac.

See our full review of the Sunday Lunch at Impossible York here.


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Sunday Lunch at Impossible York 


The Judge’s Lodging

9 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ

The Judge’s Lodging has a great position in the centre of York, with a beautiful courtyard bar, where you can sit and watch the world go by.  They have some gorgeous, relaxed dining rooms within the hotel where they serve Sunday Lunch.

“Rich in detail and history, our rooms offer comfortable and stylish relaxation.  Bespoke furniture and a mix of fabrics, we’ve filled our rooms with characterful details. From cosy doubles to our grand feature rooms, all have beds that have been hand-selected for quality and comfort.  Whether a short or long break, rest in comfort and fall in love with your own private haven.”

See our review of Sunday lunch at The Judges Lodging here.

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Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding at The Judge’s Lodging




This post was originally written when I asked on my local Facebook page for recommendations.  These are the places nominated for the best Sunday lunch in Yorkshire – with an emphasis on Pocklington and East Yorkshire.  If a comment was made with the recommendation, I have included it.   It’s just a list rather than reviews, but should hopefully be useful for suggestions.


Station Hotel, Pocklington

‘Best for Sunday Lunch’, ‘The Station Hotel, Pocklington, very good food and polite and friendly service’


Stamfords Bar and Grill, Pocklington.

‘Best for Sunday Lunch’, ‘Stamfords is brilliant and reasonably priced for adults and children’

I’ve reviewed Stamfords Bar and Grill here – though for an evening rather than Sunday lunch.


The Gait Inn at Millington

‘their Yorkshires are always scrumptious’.  (I love it here too and would recommend the Steak Pie during the week – will take photos the next time I visit)


The Fleece Inn, Bishop Wilton

‘We went to Bishop Wilton pub a few weeks ago & it was lovely’


Cross Keys, Pocklington


The Grey Horse, Elivington

‘The Grey Horse in Elvington is fab! Great value for money and tasty!’


The Star Inn at North Dalton.


The Robin Hood, Middleton on the Wolds.


The Goodmanham Arms, Goodmanham.


Judson’s, Pocklington

‘Had a gorgeous Sunday dinner at Judson’s a few weeks ago.’


White Swan, Bubwith


The Bay Horse, Burythorpe

‘cracking ale and even better food’


Crown and Anchor, Tickton, Beverley.

‘It’s a fair trek away from Pocklington but the Crown and Anchor at Tickton/Weel Bridge is amazing


Victoria Inn, Wetwang.


Blacksmith’s Arms, Westow


The Triton Inn, Sledmere


The Village Inn, Wilberfoss

‘The Village Inn is lovely’


The Plough Inn, Allerthorpe


St Vincent Arms, Sutton on Derwent


The Feathers, Pocklington

‘The Feathers hotel for carvery on a Sunday and lovely meals during the week.’



Rambler’s Rest, Millington


The Boot and Slipper, Barmby Moor

‘Excellent’ ‘The lamb shank is amazing’


Wolds Village, Bainton

‘We love Wolds Village near Bainton and also The Wolds Inn, Huggate’


Wolds Inn, Huggate


Melbourne Arms, Melbourne

‘Great if you want to eat outside’ ‘Best Sunday lunch ever. Never disappoints whether it be Sunday lunch or from the menu’


The Star Inn, Sancton


The Crescent in York

‘if you’re looking for the real deal plate piled high family roast with restaurant taste then this is fantastic value!’


Boot and Shoe, Ellerton


Half Moon, Acklam

‘Half Moon Inn, Acklam, brilliant Sunday lunch, reasonably priced and they also accept Tastecards 2 for 1 if you ring first and show card’


Cross Keys, Pocklington


Sunday Carvery at The KP

‘Kp Club’s carvery is amazing’


Sunday Lunch at The Pipe and Glass, South Dalton, East Yorkshire


The Gnu, North Newbald

‘always our first choice’


Carpenters Arms, Fangfoss


The Gold Cup, Low Catton


The Wellington Inn, Lund

‘A little bit further to travel, but very worth it…’


Mason’s Arms, Fishergate, York

‘Excellent food and all freshly cooked too’


The Crown and Cushion, Welburn near Malton


Have more suggestions for the best places to eat Sunday Lunch around Pocklington and East Yorkshire that I haven’t mentioned? Feel free to comment below.

Have a look at my list of family friendly restaurants or my Italian Restaurants in York too.