12 Of The Tastiest Spots For Sunday Lunch In Belfast (Sunday Roast + Carvery)

Photo left via Stormont Hotel on Facebook. Photo right via James St on Facebook

If you’re in search of the best places for Sunday lunch in Belfast, you’ve landed in the right place.

There’s some incredible restaurants in Belfast where you can chow down on a fine bit of Sunday lunch!

In the guide below, you’ll find where to grab the best Sunday roast in Belfast to where to pick-up the tastiest carvery in Belfast.

Our favourite places for Sunday lunch in Belfast

Sunday carvery in Belfast
Photos via Deanes at Queens on Facebook

The first section of our guide is packed with places that we think do the best Sunday lunch in Belfast in 2021.

These are places where one or more of The Irish Road Trip Team have eaten in over the years and that have loved.

1. Neill’s Hill Brasserie

Neill's Hill Brasserie
Photos via Neill’s Hill Brasserie on Facebook

Located in the centre of Ballyhackamore Village in Belfast, Neill’s Hill Brasserie is a charming neighbourhood restaurant where executive chef Cath Gradwells is in charge of preparing traditional Irish foods including small plates, fresh fish, and local cuts.

On Sundays, the restaurant offers delicious roasted meat and vegetarian roasts, with thick slices of roast pork turkey, beef, and pork on offer.

If you fancy something a little bit different, try the smoked eel fritters with beetroot puree and parma ham with buffalo mozzarella on top. 

Related read: Check out our guide to the best brunch in Belfast in 2021 (there’s lots to choose from).

2. Darcy’s Belfast

Darcy's Belfast
Photos via Darcy’s Belfast on Facebook

Welcome to Darcy’s Belfast, a family-run restaurant that focuses on traditional foods of the highest quality. Their Sunday Irish lunch includes lamb shank, honey roasted ham, and desserts like fresh fruit pavlova and chocolate fudge.

On the main menu, expect to find local delicacies such as pies, seafood chowder, Irish soda bread, and raspberry truffle cheesecake.

If you are searching for an old-school restaurant with a traditional interior in the centre of the city, look no further than Darcy’s for your Sunday lunch in Belfast.

3. Made in Belfast Talbot Street

Made in Belfast Sunday lunch
Photos via Made in Belfast on Facebook

Located in the city’s vibrant Cathedral Quarter, Made in Belfast is famous for its Sunday roasts and succulent meats. Once you try their roast rack of bred pork with roast potatoes, veg, and gravy, you will understand why this traditional Irish dining establishment is always packed on Sunday.

The sustainable seafood chowder that comes with homemade Guinness bread is mouthwatering, but the pan-seared duck breast with local greens and gingerbread is even better.

4. Deanes at Queens

Deanes at Queens
Photos via Deanes at Queens on Facebook

You will find Deanes in the lively Queen’s Quarter in Belfast. Overlooking Methodist College, this elegant restaurant focuses on simple and hearty traditional Irish cuisine. Their Sunday lunch menu is spectacular.

From stuffed pork loin and salmon with veggies to roast chicken and Yorkshire pudding, there is plenty of delicious grub to enjoy here at Deanes at Queens. 

In addition to tasty dishes, the restaurant has a large range of fine wines and beers on the menu. If the weather is nice, enjoy your Sunday roast on their glorious terrace.

The best Sunday carvery in Belfast

Now that we have our favourites out of the way, it’s time to see what other good spots there are for Sunday lunch in Belfast.

Below, you’ll find a mix of relaxed restaurants (from Graze to The Glenowen Inn) and fancy spots for Sunday lunch in Belfast.

1. Graze Belfast

Graze Belfast
Photos via Graze Belfast on Facebook

Opened in 2013 by John Moffatt, Graze Belfast is a great place to enjoy a traditional Sunday roast in Belfast.

After studying the culinary arts and working in some of the best restaurants in the city, John decided to open a restaurant of his own.

The roast beef and chicken are served with veg, potatoes, and veggies and crafted to perfection. On the main menu, you will find other food delicacies such as lobster, sea bass, and steak. 

Related read: Check out our guide to the best vegan restaurants in Belfast in 2021 (there’s plenty to choose from).

2. The Barking Dog

Sunday roast in Belfast
Photos via the Barking Dog on Facebook

The Barking Dog boasts a lovely interior with rustic furniture and vintage décor. The food is simply amazing. From the legendary beef shin burger and pepper scampi to fantastic fish dishes and homemade pasta, there is so much to choose from.

The two-course Sunday roast will set you back £27 (prices may change) and includes options like spiced sticky pork belly bites with pickled carrot, roast Irish chicken with seasonal veggies, and roast potatoes.

For dessert, try the bread sauce sticky toffee pudding or go for the classic Yorkshire pudding. This is one of the most popular spots for Sunday roast in Belfast for good reason.

3. The Glenowen Inn

The Glenowen Inn
Photos via the Glenowen Inn on Facebook

The Glenowen Inn is a popular spot that offers a delicious Sunday set menu. Start with the tempura prawns with a creamy seafood dip, salad, and wheaten loaf.

The turkey ham with a stuffing roast will melt in your mouth. The roast potatoes and veggies that accompany the meal are cooked to perfection.

For dessert, I recommend the profiteroles with fresh cream. If you’re after a nice, chilled place for Sunday carvery in Belfast, you can’t go wrong here.

4. James St

James St
Photos via James St on Facebook

James St is owned by Niall Mckenna, a famous chef and entrepreneur. The restaurant’s roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, gravy, roast potatoes and champ is delicious.

If you opt for the a la carte menu, grilled cod, farmhouse terrine, County Antrim fillet of beef, and scallops are some of the most popular dishes at this fine dining establishment.

There is a lovely bar area where you will find an extensive list of whisky, beer, cider, and gins. 

5. Stormont Hotel Belfast

best sunday lunch belfast
Photos via Stormont Hotel on Facebook

Located just a short walk from the Belfast city centre, Stormont Hotel Belfast is famous for its 3-course Sunday lunches.

Enjoy succulent roasts together with decadent desserts at £35 per person (prices may change).

Don’t leave before going for a walk around the picturesque Stormont Estate which is located just a stone’s throw from this fabulous hotel.

Other places for Sunday roast in Belfast with great reviews

The final section of our guide is packed with places for Sunday roast in Belfast that have racked up solid reviews online.

Below, you’ll find everywhere from McHugh’s and Havana Bank Square to Murphy Brown’s and more.

1. McHugh’s Bar & Restaurant

McHugh’s Bar
Photo via McHugh’s Bar & Restaurant on Facebook

Situated inside one of the oldest buildings in Belfast, McHugh’s Bar & Restaurant is all about traditional Irish cuisine and, as it happens, it’s one of our favourite pubs in Belfast.

With open fires and comfortable sitting, this venue is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxed Sunday carvery in Belfast.

Sample dishes from the a la carte menu such as pancakes and steamed mussels, chicken wings, soups, and a variety of other traditional Irish foods with a modern twist.

Related read: Check out our guide to the best bottomless brunch in Belfast in 2021 (there’s now only 3 running).

2. Havana Bank Square

Havana Bank Square
Photos via Havana Bank Square on Facebook

Located minutes away from Bank Square in the centre of Belfast, Havana Bank Square offers locally sourced foods and a range of artisan cocktails.

The Sunday lunch menu is reasonably priced and lasts from 12 to 3 pm. What’s on the menu?! Expect to find a range of delicious dishes including beer-battered haddock, pale smoked cod, pan-fried scallop, crispy spiced squid, and whole lemon sole.

If you are craving something sweet, order the lemon posset or go for mango white chocolate cheesecake.

3. Murphy Browns

Murphy Browns
Photos via Murphy Browns on Facebook

Visitors will find Murphy Browns on Cavehill Road in Belfast. This family-oriented dining venue is a great place to visit with kids and has child booster seats.

All of the food is sourced locally and prepared by a team of experienced chef’s. Try the burger served with bacon and cheese or go for the chicken goujons with salad and sweet potato fries.

The dessert list is impressive and includes options like terry’s chocolate orange cheesecake and Pavlova.

Related read: Check out our guide to the best places for afternoon tea in Belfast in 2021 (from fancy 5 star hotels to quirky cafes)

Sunday roast Belfast: Where have we missed?

I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant places for Sunday carvery in Belfast from the guide above.

If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!

FAQs about the best Sunday lunch in Belfast

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from where does the best Sunday brunch in Belfast to where to get the best Sunday carvery in Belfast City Centre.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

Where does the best Sunday lunch in Belfast?

When it comes to a Sunday roast in Belfast, Made in Belfast Talbot Street, Darcy’s Belfast and Neill’s Hill Brasserie are hard to beat.

Where can you get the tastiest Sunday roast in Belfast?

You’ll get some of the best Sunday roast in Belfast from Deanes at Queens, Made in Belfast and Neill’s Hill Brasserie.

Who does the best Sunday carvery in Belfast?

Murphy Browns and the Stormont Hotel do some of the more popular Sunday carvery in Belfast.

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