Sunday lunch might just be our favourite meal of the week. Especially if we haven’t had to cook it ourselves! Here is a round up of some of our favourite local places, and why we at Real Places love them.
We don’t have space to list them all in one go, so we will be adding to this post as the year progresses. If you have a favourite just drop us a line at Twitter or post a picture to Facebook or Insta – and let us know why you like them!
Head Chef Russell Hamby is Devon born and bred and has had a great career in some fantastic restaurants, including time in France and working with fish guru Mitch Tonks.
The Sunday lunch offering is a traditional style roast. There is always beef, plus one other roast meat and a range of dishes to include a vegetarian option.
A great place for Dexter beef. This comes from a farm less than a mile away and variety of cuts, from ribeye to flank, feature on the menu.
This is a renowned venue, famed for good food and a warm welcome. Booking is recommended for Sunday lunch and if the weather is fine, you will be able to eat in the sun trap of a beer garden.
Just 2 minutes off the A30 and a 10-minute drive from Exeter, Chef-Patron Andrew serves seasonal, locally sourced food wherever possible.
A great place for a weekend away! Two rooms are available for an overnight stay and the hearty breakfast is a good way to set you up for a day’s walking across beautiful Dartmoor.
All food is cooked to order so especially if you’re after Sunday lunch then plan for a relaxing time in this rustic country pub. The bar is cozy with an open fire and lunch can be enjoyed here or in the separate dining room. The menu is imaginative and changes regularly to reflect the seasons.
A Sunday roast with a twist, the menu is more fine dining than pub grub but at £18 for 2 courses it is fantastic value. A child eats free (from children’s menu) with a paying adult and the prosecco at £6 a glass is a fitting start to a glorious meal.
A great place for vegetarian options! Braised tofu and pearl barley was a truly delicious alternative to the nut roast or risottos that feature on so many Sunday menus.
This pub is situated in a truly beautiful spot by the river Tamar. Both the restaurant and bar overlook the water and in the summer the deck outside is a peaceful suntrap.
Portions are generous and it is advisable to book at the weekend – especially if you are a larger party and are looking for Sunday lunch. Particular attention is paid to vegetable accompaniments and the staff are attentive despite being very busy!
A great place for family eating! Children are brilliantly catered for and welcomed, changing facilities are clean and warm. And the local park opposite is great for scooter riding – or climbing the pirate ship to get rid of excess energies!
An idyllic location by the River Teign, this is a family run pub that serves a variety of food. The Sunday lunch carvery is popular with locals and visitors and booking is absolutely essential.
The log fire is always burning in winter and the riverside terraces are the perfect spot to enjoy some spring sunshine.
The Sunday carvery service is generous with a good choice of meats and the pub will fill up from midday onwards.
A great place for a hearty meal followed by a stroll through some stunning scenery to walk it all off!