From hearty family-friendly roasts to decadent three-course feasts, SoGlos has selected a host of Gloucestershire eateries offering delicious Sunday lunches for all budgets and taste.
So, this weekend leave the cooking and washing up to someone else and discover where to tuck into a leisurely Sunday lunch across Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.
Located in the chic surroundings of Cheltenham’s Malmaison hotel, Chez Mal Brasserie offers the perfect setting for savouring Sunday lunch with friends or family. Start your lunch in style with a drink in the lounge, bar or conservatory before heading into the restaurant for the main event.
Chez Mal’s delicious Unlimited Sunday Lunch menu kicks off with help yourself starters from the Chef’s Table, including a selection of hors d’oeuvres; Caesar, Caprese, and Greek salads; soups; shellfish and seafood cocktails; Serrano ham; Ibérico chorizo; artisan breads, cheeses and chutneys. Diners can then choose to enjoy a brunch dish, including a full English, the Mal Benedict; a main course, spanning the Chez Mal burger, smoked haddock fishcakes, and crisp West Country lamb with chickpea, roast pepper and apricot terrine; or one of the Sunday roasts, served with spring greens and roast vegetables. Add a decadent finale to your meal with one of the indulgent dessert options, including raspberry ripple sundae, hot chocolate pudding, and a classic crème brûlêe.
If you want to make it an extra special Sunday, choose from one of the tempting cocktails or opt to have unlimited Prosecco with your lunch for just £15 extra.
The Unlimited Sunday lunch menu is £19.95 per person, dessert can be added for an extra £3.50.
Call (01242) 370655 or visit malmaison.com directly.
The Old Courthouse, as the name suggests, is housed inside Cheltenham’s former court room. Located in the town centre, The Old Courthouse is a restaurant and pub which opened in 2018, serving a menu fused with traditional favourites and more adventurous flavours, along with a range of ales, wines and spirits.
Starting your Sunday as you mean to go on, why not enjoy one of The Old Courthouse’s delicious cocktails, ranging from a Bloody Mary through to a Rhubarb Bellini. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Sunday! To start, options include seasonal English asparagus with poached egg and a pancetta crisp, smoked salmon cheesecake topped with lemon jelly, beetroot hummus or baked garlic and rosemary camembert. For the main, choose from rare roasted topside of beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast loin of pork, or braised shoulder of lamb. And, if that’s too much choice, diners can even select a mix of roast beef and pork. The Old Courthouse’s pudding menu is enough to tempt even the fullest of stomachs, spanning sticky toffee pudding, toasted waffles with caramelised banana and banoffee ice cream and a lemon meringue roulade with raspberry sorbet.
This eclectic menu offers a number of non-traditional Sunday Lunch choices such as charcuterie, spicy Vietnamese king prawn and rice noodle salad, and crispy beef salad; so there’s something to suit all tastes, even if a roast dinner isn’t your thing.
Sunday lunch dishes are priced individually with starters beginning at £3.45, Roasts start from £12.95 with other main dishes priced from £11.75 and desserts priced from £5.25.
Call (01242) 500930 or visit brunningandprice.co.uk/oldcourthouse directly.
Located in the charming village of Asthall near Burford, The Maytime Inn is an independently run Cotswold pub offering a relaxed setting for enjoying a laidback Sunday lunch experience.
The pub’s award-winning chef uses the finest local ingredients to create a tempting choice of starters, mains and desserts on the two or three-course Sunday lunch offering. While the menu changes regularly, diners can expect starters such as chicken liver parfait with red onion marmalade; smoked tomato croquettes, ham hock terrine; and soup of the day with crusty bread. The choice of meats span chicken, lamb and pork, which are all served with the traditional accompaniments, while the Cotswold beef also includes perfectly cooked Yorkshire puddings. Those looking for an alternative to roasts can expect main course dishes such as pan-fried salmon with new potatoes, spinach and white wine sauce, along with veggie options including butternut squash and sage risotto. Save room for dessert, with the menu featuring the likes of apple and cinnamon crumble; chocolate mousse with berry compote; baked goat’s cheese with figs and honey; passionfruit cheese; and a selection of ice-creams and sorbets.
The Maytime Inn has an extensive wine menu and gives diners the chance to sample varieties not usually offered by the glass. There is also a fine selection of real ales to try, while the bar stocks in excess of 100 types of gin!
Sunday lunch is £21.95 for two courses or £24.95 for three.
Call (01993) 822068 or visit themaytime.com directly.
Téatro is a stylish bar and restaurant located in Cirencester. The eatery prides itself on working with local suppliers to use the best ingredients for its creative, seasonal dishes. The Sunday lunch menu is served from 12pm to 4pm, with booking advisable.
On Sundays, Téatro offers a delicious menu that has something to tempt all palates. Whet your appetite with a choice of starters, including the likes of French onion soup; beetroot and goat’s cheese tart; duck liver pâté, and haddock and salmon fishcake. The main course roast dishes span Hereford beef with Yorkshire pudding; sirloin of British pork; and free-range chicken, all served with the classic trimmings. If you don’t fancy a roast, other options include fish and chips; twice-baked cheddar soufflé and a Cotswold wagyu burger. Diners can round off their Sunday feasting with delicious desserts such as coconut parfait with pineapple, mango, passion fruit and dark chocolate; pecan pie with maple, salted caramel ice-cream and honeycomb; or a selection of ice-creams and sorbets.
Expect a delightful atmosphere when dining on a Sunday as guests can soak up live music played from the baby grand piano. And make sure you sample some of the impressive selection of gins that are on offer.
Starters from £5.50, mains from £11.50, and desserts from £4.
Call (01285) 648238 or visit teatro-ciren.co.uk directly.
17th-century manor house hotel, Stonehouse Court, is situated in a picturesque location overlooking the Stroud Water Canal and offers a delightful setting to enjoy a delicious Sunday roast. The hotel’s Court Brasserie serves up a two- or three-course lunch every Sunday – providing the perfect excuse to let someone else do the cooking and washing up on the traditional day of rest!
The two- or three-course set Sunday Lunch Menu includes starters of soup of the day with homemade cheese straws; deep-fried whitebait with paprika mayonnaise and charred lemon; ham hock terrine with piccalilli and chargrilled ciabatta; Stilton stuffed mushrooms with mixed leaf salad and spicy tomato salsa; and prawn cocktail with freshly baked break. Main course dishes include roast sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding and red wine gravy; crispy pork loin with sage and onion stuffing, apple sauce and gravy; fillet of cod with Parmentier potatoes, wilted spinach and creamed leeks; wild mushroom and spinach gnocchi with Parmesan salad; and crispy pork lion with sage and onion stuffing with apple sauce and gravy, all served with a selection of seasonal vegetables. Diners can round off their meals with cinnamon-spiced apple crumble with vanilla ice-cream; lemon tart with Chantilly cream and mixed berry compote; homemade bread and butter pudding with custard; sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice-cream; or a selection of cheese and biscuits.
If you’re dining on a sunny day, enjoy a pre-lunch drink on the alfresco terrace and soak up the pretty gardens, while during the winter months the lounge makes the perfect spot for an aperitif.
The Sunday lunch is £16.95 per person for two courses and £19.95 for three.
Call (01453) 794950 or visit stonehousecourt.co.uk directly.
Enjoy Sunday lunch in the unique setting of Egypt Mill, a restored 16th century mill that’s been transformed into a laidback family-friendly restaurant. Located in the heart of Nailsworth, the restaurant offers a varied menu on Sundays, with dishes to tempt all palates.
Kick off your Sunday feasting with a selection of the appetisers and nibbles, including deep-fried halloumi chips with sweet chilli mayo; garlic, chilli and chorizo tiger prawns; and lightly dusted calamari. Diners can expect starters such as celeriac and apple soup with Parmesan and hazelnut oil; crab and gruyère tartlet; and wild mushroom and spinach pithivier with poached leeks. For the main event, indulge in a Sunday classic of roast topside of beef; roast loin of pork; or the chef’s vegan nut roast, served with all the trimmings. There are also of plenty of choices if you fancy something a bit different, with the chef’s pie of the day; fish and chips; rump steak and the Egypt Mill burger on offer. Save room for dessert, with the restaurant’s sweet choices including favourites such as sticky toffee pudding and Mississippi mud pie. And if you can’t decide what you fancy, there’s a decadent taster of desserts served with a hot drink.
The restaurant also serves giant Yorkshire puddings filled with roast beef, pork or a vegetarian alternative, and roast potatoes, making a delicious twist on the Sunday favourite.
Starters from £5, main courses from £10.50, desserts from £3.95.
Call (01453) 833449 or visit egyptmill.com directly.
Promising to bring a true taste of Italy to the heart of the Cotswolds, Toni’s Kitchen in Stroud’s Bisley House, offers an ever-changing seasonal menu, from the team behind successful local pizzeria company, Fat Toni’s. Combining the family run business’s Italian roots with classic French finesse, the menu offers simple dishes with playful twists, hand prepared on site.
While the Sunday menu changes seasonally to ensure the freshest produce is always available, popular Sunday dishes include starters, or Primi of chicken tortellini in its own broth; N’duja glazed ribs with farro salad; and tempura vegetables with sweet chilli dressing. Mains, or Secondi, include dishes such as Cotswold pork chop or roast rump of pepper and ash beef, served with roast potatoes, roast root vegetables, seasonal greens, stuffing and gravy; pesto and artichoke lasagna with a mixed leaf salad; and prawn and pea risotto.
If meat isn’t for you, Toni’s Kitchen offers an eclectic vegetarian and vegan menu, with a range of specially designed starters, mains and desserts to ensure you can still enjoy the fabulous flavours that Toni’s Kitchen has to offer.
Starters are priced at £8, mains are £16 and desserts cost £8. Coffee and petit fours or affogato are £5 each.
Call (01453) 751328, or visit toniskitchen.co.uk directly.
Monday 22 April 2019
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