Looking for carveries in Leeds? The Sunday roast is quintessentially British and probably the only meal, besides Christmas dinner, that many people across the UK tuck into on a specific day without fail. It’s by far one of my favourite meals. I have fond memories of Sunday dinners with family during childhood and it was the meal my husband and I chose to provide for our wedding guests. Slices of succulent meat, crispy roast potatoes, fluffy Yorkshire puddings, fresh vegetables and lashings of thick gravy – it doesn’t get much better than that. Gone are the days when the weekly family meal was cooked by another female in the family! Now it’s my turn to knock out a full roast each weekend and, as I have an 8-year-old with a passion for roasties, it’s a meal I try to deliver consistently. Sometimes, like many others I’m sure, the thought of spending half my Sunday in the kitchen fills me with dread. In a bid to avoid disappointing my son and depriving him of his weekly roast potato fix, we occasionally go out for our Sunday roast.
It’s no secret that Leeds is home to a plethora of excellent eateries serving all types of cuisine. Deciding where to eat can be an insurmountable task with so much on offer. In this article, we’re making your Sundays a little easier by sharing with you some of the best carveries in Leeds. They vary considerably in price and in portion sizes but there are some really great establishments on here that will provide you with quality, homecooked food so you can take a break from the kitchen.
5 Carveries in Leeds You Need To Try
Warren House Lane, Yeadon LS19 7FT
Located in Yeadon, Hawthorne Farm is a family-friendly pub which is part of the Farmhouse Inn chain. Super popular with locals, they certainly do one of the best value carveries in the area and are probably one of the most recommended places for a Sunday roast. Served 7 days a week, carveries at Hawthorne Farm are available in three different sizes: small, standard, large and ultimate. Priced from just £5.79 on weekdays and £7.79 at weekends, they cater to all appetites and they have a number of vegan and vegetarian options available too. Choose from their selection of slow-cooked meats and add crispy roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, a variety of vegetables and other tasty trimmings. Order their “Ultimate” option and you’ll be given a large plate pre-loaded with 3 Yorkshire puddings and 3 pigs-in-blankets. The perfect hangover cure!
Corn Mill Lodge
Pudsey Rd, Farnley, Leeds LS13 4JA
Built on the site of an old corn mill in 1998, Corn Mill Lodge is a family-run hotel in Leeds with pretty gardens and a reputation for serving a cracking roast. Available on Sundays only, from midday until 3 pm, their scrumptious offering includes succulent roasted meats, seasonal veg and, apparently, some pretty epic Yorkshire puds! If you’re not in the mood to eat out but still don’t fancy slaving away over a hot stove, they also offer a click-and-collect service. A takeaway carvery will set you back £11.75 for adults and £7.95 for children. You can also add a pudding for £4.50. A lovely, homely and laidback venue for a tasty carvery in Leeds.
The Queens Arms
201 Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PT
No list of good carveries would be complete without mentioning the legendary offering from Toby Carvery. There’s a great venue in Chapel Allerton open 7 days a week so you can fill that hungry belly with roasted meats and traditional trimmings whenever the fancy takes you. Excellent value, brilliant for families and with plenty of menu options for those in your party who aren’t in the mood for a roast dinner, it’s a brilliant budget-friendly option for a no-frills meal out.
The Fly Line
Aberford Road, Garforth, Leeds LS25 2EA
Situated in the former mining town of Garforth, The Fly Line is a cosy traditional pub serving a daily carvery alongside a menu of pub classics. Choose from beef, turkey and gammon, which are all served with a homemade Yorkshire pudding, then pile your plate high with unlimited roast potatoes, seasonal veg, stuffing, gravy and sauces. For an extra £1.75, you can add three pigs in blankets to your meal. They always have a vegetarian option available so non-meat eaters can tuck into veggie treats such as Cauliflower cheese tart or meat-free sausages. Prices for a carvery at The Fly Line start at £6.45 Monday to Saturday and £8.45 on Sundays
Gelderd Road, Morley, Gildersome, Leeds LS27 7LL
Part of the Greene King chain of pubs, Gildersome Arms in Morely is a family-friendly venue with a rather lengthy food menu and a daily carvery offering. Available between 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Each day you can choose from at least three hand-carved meats such s beef, gammon and turkey then add unlimited seasonal accompaniments. Prices for a carvery at Gildersome Arms start at just £5.49 and for those with a smaller appetite, they do a fantastic carvery bap which is a soft bread roll jam-packed with slow-roasted meats and stuffing. Yummy! Make a full afternoon of it by sitting back and enjoying some sport on one of their screens or getting competitive at their pool table.