‘Tis the season for a roast dinner in the UK. Now we’re facing the colder months head-on, there’s no better place to warm up on a Sunday than at your local pub. (Especially after a nice autumnal walk.) But is the best place to get a roast dinner in Bristol?
We certainly think so, but so does new research from Betway. Having analysed 30 UK cities, looking at metrics like the number of roast dinner restaurants per 10,000 people; the percentage of restaurants that serve roast dinners; and the average price of a weekend roast dinner. Bristol has been crowned the number-one city in the UK for a Sunday lunch.
While Bristol is the eighth most expensive city for a roast dinner (surprise, surprise), at £12.29 on average, it is one easiest UK cities to grab a roast dinner. Almost a fifth of all restaurants serve Sunday lunch – that’s 506 restaurants, 8.2 per 100,000 people. Not that everywhere in Bristol is easy to grab a roast dinner. We’re looking at you The Bank Tavern…
With 18% of restaurants in Bristol serving roast dinner, that’s more than every other UK city analysed. More than Newcastle, York and Portsmouth – all runners-up in the search for the ‘Roast Dinner Capital’ of the UK. The most shocking result is that London is the worst city, with just 3% of dining spots in the city serving Sunday lunch. Why do people move there again?
But it’s not all about quantity, quality plays a big role too, which this research does nothing to highlight. Luckily we’re here to step in. Because Bristol has some of the finest roast dinners for miles around. Some of our favourite spots include The Christmas Steps on the street it was named after, The Kensington Arms which offers a proper dining experience, and the home-cooked stylings of The Spotted Cow in Bedminster.