7 places in Glasgow for a budget-friendly Sunday roast

Relax and let someone else cook this Sunday, without breaking that bank...

Published 8th May 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

One of the best things is enjoying a good meal at the weekend, and not many can come close to a slap up Sunday roast. But where are the best and most budget-friendly places to enjoy a roast in Glasgow?

We take a look at ten of the best, from west-end wonders to hidden gems...

Public House by Nico

(333 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HS)


Price: two courses for £19 and three courses for £23

Opened late last year, Public House by Nico is chef Nico Simeone's gastropub offering and his third west end eatery. Situated on Great Western Road, the restaurant and bar has already gained praise for its small plates menu but it's the Sunday roast that has been attracting foodies from all over the city.

As with Nico's other restaurants, the price point is reasonable and the Sunday roast is a bargain for the quality of the food, which includes dishes such as: bone-in Ayrshire pork chop served with apple sauce or roast Speyside sirloin – both served with Yorkshire puddings, beef dripping roast potato, cauliflower cheese, roasted root vegetables and roasting juices. There's also a veggie option of salted baked celeriac served with all the trimmings.

If you're hungry, starters include a haggis scotch egg served with whisky foam and pickled turnip and the moreish Arbroath Smokie croquettes which come with a miso hollandaise.

Porter and Rye

(1131 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8ND)

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Price: two courses for £20 and three courses for £24

Opened in 20xx, Porter and Rye has become one of the go-to steak restaurants in Glasgow, which means its Sunday roast deal is bound to be good.

Serving a range aged steak cuts (which diners can see from the huge meat fridge), starters which include a chargrilled Perthshire wood pigeon salad and desserts (including a George Mews cheeseboard), this is an ideal spot for a relaxing Sunday dinner.

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The Butchershop Bar and Grill

(1055 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G3 7UD)


Price: £42 for two, which includes a roast with all the trimmings plus appetisers.

Another of the city’s best meat joints, The Butchershop Bar and Grill have put their own spin on the traditional Sunday roast.

If you're ready to indulge or are taking advantage of the fab deal for two, starters include: potted chicken liver parfait; beet salad and moules mariniere.

For the main course, carnivores must decide between Aryshire pork chop or sirloin of Borders beef.

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The Grill on the Corner

(21-25 Bothwell St, Glasgow G2 6NL)

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Price: £25 per person with optional Tomahawk upgrade

This iconic venue is celebrating 12 years in Glasgow this year, and offers a real decadent upgrade if you're dining as a group of two to four people. Those feeling especially hungry can upgrade to a Tomahawk steak.

Customers can choose from other roasts: roasted beef, pork or chicken with all the trimmings on the side (including a generous portion of Yorkshire pudding)

Just when you thought the humble roast couldn’t get any better… we’ve upped the stakes – and the steaks – to bring you the ultimate in Sunday feasting.

Church on the Hill

(16 Algie St, Glasgow G41 3DJ)

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Price: £14 

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This former church underwent a dramatic refurb last year and is now serving up one of the best budget-friendly roasts in Glasgow.

For just £14 per person, diners can tuck into roast beef with roasted root veg, roast potatoes, spring greens and Yorkshire puddings.

Wee Lochan

(340 Crow Rd, Glasgow G11 7HT)


Price: 2 courses £18.95 and three courses £21.95

This popular eatery in the west end has a cracking lunch deal and serves mains that include roast sirloin of beef and sixteen hour slow cooked braised beef shin served with Yorkshire pudding, a selection of vegetables and roast potatoes.

Other dishes include twice baked Mull cheddar souffle and tomato and olive gnocchi.

Hotel du Vin

(1 Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow G12 0UX)


Price: £29 for three courses plus an Amuse Bouche

If you manage to drag yourself away from your bed, make sure it’s for something special, like a trip to Hotel Du Vin. The hotel is luxurious and sprawling, located in a tree-lined Victorian terrace in the west end of Glasgow.

Its bistro serves a set Sunday lunch menu which includes Roast sirloin of Scotch beef served with truffled green beans, glazed carrots, roscoff onion, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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