ONE good thing about the weather getting gloomier is that we can finally start enjoying one of Britain's greatest meals, the humble Sunday roast, again.  

For those looking to avoid the piles of washing up that a roast dinner requires, dining out is the way to go. 

We've rounded up some of the best in the area using Google Reviews

Here are the top rated sunday roasts in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole:


The Larder House

4 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3QZ

With a whopping 433 reviews The Larder House has a rating of 4.5 on Google Reviews. The quirky restaurant uses local produce and a wood-fired oven to serve its signature roast. 

The Larder House also worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to revamp areas of their three-storey bar and restaurant in the heart of Southbourne. 

Darcy's Bar and Kitchen

279 Holdenhurst Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH8 8BZ

With an impressive rating of 4.7 and more than 140 happy customers on Google Reviews, the independent restaurant and bar is a hit with residents and visitors alike.

Bournemouth Echo:

Mixed meat roast at Darcy's Bar

One customer said: "Sunday roasts are amazing at darcys. Lovely atmosphere, great service and fantastic food. So popular you need to book in advance!"

Another (extremely) happy customer said: "Best Sunday roast in Dorset.

"I had the beef and my partner had the lamb and you could taste that it was cooked with love. Not at all greasy, all cooked perfectly. And the sticky toffee pudding was out of this world. 10 out of five star to this amazing business."

Arbor Restaurant

Green House Hotel, 4 Grove Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3AX

This upbeat, quirky venue offers an extensive menu with something for everyone. 

The friendly staff, casual fine dining setting have gone down a storm with customers who have awarded them 4.7 out of 5 stars. 

One customer said: "Always excellent for Sunday lunch."

Whilst another said it was the best roast dinner they'd ever had. 


Loch and Quay 

24 Church St, Christchurch BH23 1BW

With an impressive 4.4 stars, the Loch and Quay offers a varied menu and has an open kitchen so customers can see what's going on. 

One happy customer said: "Great Sunday roast especially the chicken & lovely cabbage mixed in cream & bacon."

Another person said: "Superb Sunday roast beef. Lovely clean premises and very friendly staff. Recommended."

The Noisy Lobster

2A Castle St, Christchurch BH23 1DT

Another highly reviewed restaurant house is The Noisy Lobster with 4.5 stars and more than 1,600 reviews.

The Sunday roasts at The Noisy Lobster don't start until October 3.

The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating and dining overlooking Christchurch Bay.

One customer said: "Sunday Lunch is great and the views form upstairs are pretty good."

The Thomas Tripp

10 Wick Ln, Christchurch BH23 1HX

The Thomas Tripp has a stellar rating of 4.4 with more than 890 reviews. 

Customers have raved about their Sunday roasts. One said: "Probably the best Sunday roast I have ever had in a pub. Top marks."

Another customer said: “Brilliant Sunday roast that all the family loved. Very good live music and brilliant atmosphere."


Bournemouth Echo:

Sunday roast

Foundry Arms

58 Lagland St, Poole BH15 1QG

According to customers the Foundry Arms is one of the best places for a Sunday roast in Poole. 

One regular customer said: “We go most Sundays to this fabulous pub, when we eat the food is amazing, top roast!

"Moz and Tracey go out of their way to make you feel welcome and enjoy your time there.

"Never any trouble and as a woman, happy to go there alone which is the only pub I would say that about.

"Fab experience every time, we have got to know some of the regulars and so feels like a home from home. You're doing a fabulous job Team Foundry!"

4.6 - 492 reviews

Rope and Anchor

Sarum St, Poole BH15 1JW

A homey, wood-accented pub for English fare, cask ales & weekly live music, plus an outdoor courtyard.

One happy customer said: "Best Sunday roast ever!"

And, if you're a fan of a mixed-meat roast then this could be the place for you. One customer said: "Excellent Sunday roast . You can even have up to 6 meats. Yummy"

4.5 - 499 reviews

Crown Hotel

23 Market St, Poole BH15 1NB

The Portsmouth Hoy describes itself as an atmospheric waterfront pub with the feel of a historic galleon - the pub serves real ales and regional produce. 

With a rating of 4.6 and more than 200 reviews, it's an absolute storm with customers.

One said: "I cannot fault their Sunday roast. Absolutely delicious, incredible value for the portion sizes given."

Another said: "We always go here for a Sunday roast when in the area, excellent service and good food."

If we haven't featured your favourite in this list, then give them a shout-out in the comments below.