Sometimes, despite the tropical weather, there's nothing quite like a good roast dinner on a Sunday...
If you’re British or have ever visited the UK, chances are you’ll have tasted a roast dinner in your time. We’re talking juicy meat, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings, topped off with a good dousing of gravy. Yep, there’s nothing quite like a Sunday roast! Whether you’re feeling nostalgic for a taste of home or just fancy a good feed with the family at the weekend, we’ve happily put the research in. And the kids LOVE ’em, too! Can’t decide between traditional roast beef, pork and crackling, or classic chicken? You’ll just have to go back for seconds. Hungry peeps: get set for a tried-and-tested look at the best Sunday roasts in Singapore.
The best Sunday roasts in Singapore
The English House
We’re putting it out there: we kinda have a thing for British culinary bad boy Marco Pierre White. Which is why when we heard about him opening a restaurant here in Singapore, we were fangirling with glee. Cue us booking into The English House quicksmart. And boy, are we glad we did. Succulent pork belly with crispy crackling, melt-in-the-mouth beef centre cut fillet (pictured top), fluffy Yorkshire puds, pigs in blankets (bacon-wrapped chipolatas) and perfectly seasoned veggie sides… we were in Sunday lunch bliss. As for the kids, they wolfed down mac ‘n’ cheese and the spaghetti, too (we tried them both and they were so tasty!). Kids also eat their main course for free with each paying adult. On to dessert: save room for an epic Eton mess that had us in an Instagram flutter. All together now: nommmm…
The English House, 28 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238972
Rabbit Carrot Gun
Corrrrr, this was a goodie. East siders will no doubt know and love Rabbit Carrot Gun already but guess what? It serves by far one of the best Sunday roasts in Singapore we’ve tried so far. Our family sampled both the roast beef and pork options and all our plates were scraped CLEAN. Huge Yorkshire puddings, yummy roasties, a good sized jug of gravy… it made for one very happy bunch of peeps. Book ahead and get there early – these Sunday roasts will fly out the kitchen and trust us, you’d hate to be disappointed.
Rabbit Carrot Gun, 47 – 49 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428768
Irish pub Muddy Murphy’s Sunday lunch offering is cheap and cheerful – we reckon it was great value for either the two- or three-course roast menu. Regardless, it hit the roast dinner spot and we were stuffed at the end of it all! When we visited, there was a sporting event screening on the numerous TV screens around the place, and it was packed to the rafters. That could be a turn on or a turn-off depending on your sports tolerance! We happily sat outside where our fam of four could have a little more breathing space, and that was totally fine with us. Top marks for staff friendliness – everyone we spoke to was five-star fabulous.
Muddy Murphy’s, 442 Orchard Road #01-02 to 05 Claymore Connect, 238879
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
One word: nom. The HoneyKids team tried Lawry’s out and we didn’t leave disappointed. The prime rib is melt-in-your-mouth tender, and it comes with creamy mashed potatoes and a huge Yorkshire pudding. Not only that, but the iconic whipped cream horseradish is so good, we could eat it on its own. Not to be overshadowed either is the spinning bowl salad to start, which is also included in the price. There’s also a pretty great kids’ menu for little ones under 12 ($39) and it includes a free gift, too. Happy families all around.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib, 333A Orchard Road, #04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Singapore 238897
Yes, yes, we’re talking about this place AGAIN! Cafe Melba already features on our list of top kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore and has a fab kids eat free deal. And after we’d tucked into its roast beef, we can’t help but give it about another shoutout for your next Sunday lunch consideration! Top marks for the Yorkshire, but we could’ve done with more roasties. Regardless, it was still all kinds of yum! Our advice? Order early (from 11am) – it sells out in lightning speed! Our tip? It’s also available on Saturdays and public holidays, so you’ve got even more opportunities to tuck in!
Cafe Melba, two locations: 90 Goodman Road, Block N #01-56, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053 and 1 Stars Avenue, #03-01, Singapore 138507
Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, Gordon Grill over at Goodwood Park Hotel serves a corker of a roast: succulent US prime beef ribeye and crispy yet fluffy Yorkies. There’s a choice between the three- or four-course set menu and the sitting is from 12–2.30pm. Great for older kids who’ll appreciate the setting and the treat factor. Go hungry, we say.
Gordon Grill, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Bayswater Kitchen, located on Keppel Island, is a fab place to enjoy a weekend lunch with the family. We love the holiday vibes, kid-friendly crayons, awesome wait staff and water views. And equally fab is the killer Sunday brunch offering. You probably know and love it already for the awesome seafood (fish and chips, nom), but the roast option on the a la carte buffet option looks stellar. Choose between chicken or beef ribeye with a Yorkshire pudding (obvs), cauliflower cheese (the kids love it), roasted potatoes, broccoli, bacon with cabbage, peas, carrots and gravy. The clincher? Kids under five eat free. Boom.
Bayswater Kitchen, Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore 098382
The Queen and Mangosteen
Head to this gourmet British pub for the quintessential British dish: the humble Sunday roasts! There are craft beers on tap for Dad, waterfront views over to Sentosa for you, and great food that’ll keep the kids in their seats. And did we mention it’s located in VivoCity, one of our fave shopping malls? Yep, The Queen and Mangosteen serves up a good time all around, and it’s topped off with the regular weekly roast dinner. There’s also a vegetarian offering so no one feels left out.
The Queen and Mangosteen, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-106/107 Vivo City, Singapore 098585
Flutes has been the star of many a HoneyKids staffer date night in the past. So great news all around that it serves Sunday roasts, too! And those Yorkshire puddings look so good, you know your kids are going to wolf it down post-exhibition. It will set you back $39 per person, including a choice of dessert from the menu as well. However, just note that on days when it’s hosting a wedding event at the restaurant, it will only serve the brunch a la carte menu instead. If you can’t face missing out on your roast beef et al, we recommend that you call ahead to check availability of the roast lunch!
Flutes, National Museum, 93 Stamford Road, #01-02 National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897
The original Wolfgang’s Steakhouse opened on New York City’s Park Avenue in 2004, and was such a success there are now 19 locations worldwide. Lucky for you, one of them is here in the Lion City. And even luckier for you, there’s a London-inspired Sunday roast as part of the weekend brunch menu! The Roast For Two includes a salad and soup of the day, followed by the signature roasted prime rib served with the quintessential Yorkshire puddings. As for the all-important sides, you’ll get a treated to a choice of two from options including fries, mash potatoes, sautéed mushrooms and creamed spinach. Maybe leave the kids at home for this one so you won’t be forced to share…
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, 1 Nanson Road, #02-01 Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909
Fancy a cracker of a Sunday roast with a stunner view to go with it? If you like a side of skyline with your weekend lunch, then head to LeVel 33. Here, from 11.30am–3.30pm, you can choose from a selection of roasts (there’s a free-flow option too if you’re thirsty!) while admiring one of the best views of Singapore’s Marina Bay. Did you know it’s also the world’s highest urban microbrewery? Another reason to put this contemporary eaterie on your dining out bucket list, we say. Kids not fussed on Sunday roasts? (Outrage!) Not a problem. The kids’ menu features such classics as fish and chips, spag bol and heaps more.
LeVel 33, 8 Marina Boulevard, #33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981
The British Club
Word of advice: you have to be a club member or guest of a member to enjoy this Sunday roast, but we have it on good authority that’s it a goodie!
The British Club, 73 Bukit Tinggi Rd, Singapore 289761