The Best Roasts in Hampshire

If there’s one thing us Brits love, it’s a roast lunch – and I’ve eaten a fair few! I’ve compiled a selection of my favourite spots for a roast in Hampshire, from traditional Sunday lunches in a pub to more unique offerings like lunchtime carvery deliveries to your office.

I’ll be updating this guide to the best roasts in Hampshire as I discover new ones – and if you have a recommendation for an excellent roast lunch, leave me a comment so that I can check it out!

The best restaurants for roasts in Hampshire

1. The Vine, Hambledon

2. BEEFY’s at the Hilton Ageas Bowl, Southampton

3. Fresh Roast Pots, Portsmouth

4. Bistro 8, Warsash


the vine hambledon sunday lunch
sunday roast lunch at the vine hambledon, hampshire

The Vine is a proper country pub, with rustic decor, crackling fireplaces and a friendly team behind the scenes. I love the atmosphere in here – and the food is definitely worth going out of your way for. We’re regulars at The Vine – usually on Sundays – and I feel pretty confident in saying that this is one of the best roasts I’ve had. A range of meats (my favourite is the half roast chicken), served with perfectly crispy roast potatoes, parsnips and all the trimmings – including cauliflower cheese & swede mash. Every part of the roast at The Vine is lovingly cooked and has a homemade feel to it, and the portion sizes are very generous.

Sunday Lunch at The Vine is always very popular, often selling out – so if you do decide to visit, make sure to book a table early in the day.

My top picks: Half Roast Chicken, Beef

Price: £

Website: Visit The Vine Here

You might also like to read this: Sunday Roast at The Vine, Hambledon


beefys at the ageas bowl southampton
roast lunch at beefy's southampton, hampshire

Nestled inside the Hilton hotel at the Ageas Bowl is an excellent restaurant called BEEFY’s. Serving up dishes during the week using locally sourced ingredients with a view over the cricket ground, BEEFY’s is an excellent spot for a family gathering or a date night dinner – but it really comes into it’s own on Sundays. Serving a range of roasts complete with all of the sides you could want, the Sunday lunch at BEEFY’s is elegant and delicious. Beautifully presented dishes, a light and airy atmosphere and delicious food makes for an excellent Sunday lunch!

*This meal was previously gifted, but views are my own*

My top picks: Half Roast Chicken, Beef

Price: ££

Website: Visit BEEFY’s here

You might also like to read this: Sunday Lunch at BEEFY’s, Southampton


fresh roast pots in portsmouth
fresh roast pots in portsmouth, hampshire

A carvery lunch delivered straight to your desk at work – sounds too good to be true, right? That’s precisely what Fresh Roast Pots offer to the people of Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. Different sized pots filled with a meat of your choice (there’s a veggie option as well), potatoes, veg, stuffing and filled to the top with gravy. Comforting, filling and excellent value – if you’re in their delivery area (or are able to collect) – give them a go!

*This meal was previously gifted, but views are my own*

My top picks: Chicken or Beef Roast Pots (with added yorkshires)

Price: £

Website: Visit Fresh Roast Pots here

You might also like to read this:  Roast Lunch, Delivered – Fresh Roast Pots, Portsmouth


roast port at bistro 8
beef lunch at bistro 8

Stunning views over the river Hamble, a beautiful outside seating area and excellent food await at Bistro 8. Their Sunday lunch is very popular, and for good reason – when good food is paired with a good view, you really can’t go wrong. The beef in particular is very good at Bistro 8, as is the pork – the crackling was excellent. Coupled with classic cauliflower cheese, potatoes and veg – it’s a winner for me.

If you do decide to visit, they are moving to a different premises in Southampton on 20th October.

My top picks: Beef

Price: ££

Website: Visit Bistro 8 here

You might also like to read this: Dinner at Bistro 8, Southampton

Where’s your favourite place for a roast lunch in Hampshire?


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