Getting together with family or friends to enjoy a Sunday dinner is tradition for many of us up and down the country. If you're looking for somewhere new to enjoy, why not choose one of our fantastic restaurants below for your next destination? 


Bournemouth Echo:

Indulge in Luciano's Sunday roast, expertly prepared using the freshest, local ingredients.

Be sure to book our exceptional special offer - a two-course Sunday roast (main and pudding) perfectly paired with a drink, starting at just £19.95.

Served from noon until 3pm every Sunday, our menu offers an array of delectable options, including succulent beef sirloin, roast chicken, sage and mushroom nut roast, and enticing Sunday specials, with each dish complemented by a selection of sides including our signature house gravy and Yorkshire pudding.

Brewery Square, 1 Dray Horse Yard, Dorchester, DT1 1GS

01305 302303

Station Kitchen

Bournemouth Echo:

The Station Kitchen's famous Sunday lunch is one to remember; with 2 AA rosettes and being based in a First World War railway carriage, you'll want to go back again and again. Think aged Dartmoor grass-fed beef, corn-fed roast chicken, Dartmoor pork and crackling served with all the trimmings, rich and gooey cauliflower cheese and lashings of proper pan gravy. If that's not enough, then opt for 'The Fat Controller' which features all their mouth-watering meats.

There's also delicious vegan starters, roasts and desserts and the restaurant caters for children and allergies. Dog-friendly dining is also available in the station house. Booking is essential.

The Old Railway, Station Road, West Bay, Dorset, DT6 4EW

01308 422845   

Winyard’s Gap Inn

Bournemouth Echo:

Whether you’ve walked part of the River Parrett Trail, enjoyed the circular woodland walk or simply taken a drive through the beautiful countryside, hunker down for Sunday lunch at the Winyard’s Gap Inn, Chedington. This pub's location situated just off the A356 is popular with walkers, cyclists, day trippers and locals alike who enjoy perfectly cooked meats, delicious crispy potatoes, locally sourced veg, lashings of gravy and a choice of sumptuous puddings. The menu changes according to what's in season, the log burner takes the chill off a winter’s day, while the beer garden has memorable views.

Chedington, Dorset, DT8 3HY

01935 891 244   

The Club House

Bournemouth Echo:

Nestled in West Bexington and with two AA Rosettes to its name, The Club House is led by head chef Will and manager Fefe, who ensure a delightful dining affair. Featuring a tempting two-course roast for £20, this beachside gem exudes a welcoming atmosphere. Recent reviews praise the flavourful roast and commend the stellar service - including the sommelier's curated wine selection. The restaurant's scenic location by the beach adds to its charm. At The Club House, guests savour exceptional cuisine and a warm ambiance, making it an inviting spot for a memorable Sunday lunch by the sea.

Beach Rd, West Bexington, Dorchester, DT2 9DG

01308 898302  

The Fiddleford Inn

Bournemouth Echo:

The Fiddleford Inn is a charming pub with ample room for couples, families and larger groups. It offers a wide selection of beers, ciders, lagers and ales, but also serves delicious pub food, including succulent Sunday roasts with all the trimmings. Please visit or call to see the specials food board, and book food in advance if possible. 

The Fiddleford Inn is a great place to get away for the weekend. All of the double rooms and family rooms have en suites, are modern, bright and clean. In the morning, landlords Barrie and Ilze will be there to cook you a proper breakfast to your exact liking.

Fiddleford, Sturminster Newton

01258 472886

Knoll House

Bournemouth Echo:

At Knoll House, we believe in providing a great dining experience, and while it's a given that the food must be delicious, combining that with unparalleled sea views across Studland Bay really seals the deal. Our head chef, Charles Hewitson, serves a traditional roast dinner every Sunday from 12-2.15pm using only the freshest of flavours from local, sustainable suppliers. For adults it's £21 per person and £8.95 for children.

Why not make a full day of it and go for a walk across the heathland or take advantage of the children's games room or pirate playground?

Ferry Road, Studland BH19 3AH

Telephone: 01929 450450



The New Inn

Bournemouth Echo:

A beautiful 16th century former coaching inn situated in the heart of Cerne Abbas, we offer our traditional Sunday roasts every week from 12 noon until 3pm. Serving locally sourced, minimum 28-day dry aged sirloin of beef, or organic Dorset chicken, along with seasonal vegetables.

We also offer a wide range of Palmers ales, and a selection of 30 wines, available by the glass or bottle.

14 Long Street, Dorchester, DT2 7JF

01300 341274

The Dovecote Cafe at The Walled Garden Moreton

Bournemouth Echo:

Enjoy our homemade Sunday lunches at our cosy cafe in the picturesque grounds of The Walled Garden, Moreton, in the heart of Dorset. Choose from 28-day aged roast topside of beef, lamb, or nutless roast (subject to availability, booking advised). The Dovecote cafe is open 7 days a week, with a full menu of breakfasts, sandwiches, main meals, cakes and pastries on offer, and is dog friendly, with free parking, and a play park for children (with animals to see, including pygmy goats!). Receive a free piece of cake with every hot drink - just quote "Dorset Magazine offer" when visiting!

Moreton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8RG

01929 462243