Why cook your own Sunday lunch when you can pay a visit to Leeds’ best carveries?
There are loads of brilliant places to get a carvery in Leeds, but which one should you go to? We’ve rounded up the best the city has to offer, from takeaway carveries you can have every day of the week to heaving roast dinners in traditional Yorkshire pubs made for Sunday afternoons, all without the washing-up to do after.
The Fly Line
The Fly Line is ready to make all your Sunday lunch dreams come true with their weekly carvery. This Garforth gem is famous for their sliced-on-your-plate goodness – their meats, whether it’s beef, chicken, lamb or pork, are all slow-cooked for a succulent finish. They also have ever-changing meat-free options. Every plate comes with a gigantic Yorkshire pud, ready to be filled to the brim with homemade gravy, alongside unlimited seasonal veggies, crispy roasties, and stuffing. It’ll set you back £8.99 for a small plate, £10.49 for a regular. A vegetarian option is also available.
The Fly Line, Aberford Road, Garforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 2EA.
Hawthorne Farm is a charming, rustic pub with loads of space – which is just as well, because they dish up an incredibly popular carvery every day of the week. Their 14-hour slow cooked meats are the stuff of legend – it could be gammon, turkey, lamb, beef, pork or chicken, and they have ever-changing options for the veggies. Their servers will pile your plate high with meat before you add your sides like mash, roasties, seasonal veg, stuffing and lashings of gravy. Their standard carvery is £8.29, the large £10.29 and the ultimate £11.79. Vegetarian options are available.
Hawthorne Farm, Warren House Lane, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7FT.
The Gildersome Arms
The Gildersome Arms in Morley is a local favourite and their carvery dinner is a large reason why. They always have 3 different meats for you to choose from, whether it’s beef, gammon, pork, lamb or turkey. Veggie? There’s beetroot, sweet potato & butternut squash tart too. Once you’ve got your main, pile on the sides, which always include mash, roasties, fresh veg, Yorkshires and stuffing – just don’t forget to pour on as much gravy as you like before tucking in. Their standard plate is £7.49, the small £5.79 and large £9.49, all of which can be made vegetarian.
The Gildersome Arms, Gelderd Road, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 7LL.
The Yew Tree Inn
A friendly community pub in Otley, The Yew Tree Inn does a mean carvery lunch. Available from 12pm to 5pm every Sunday, meat lovers have a choice of three roasts, ranging from beef to lamb, ham to pork, depending on what they’ve sourced that week. Veggie? They have meat-free alternatives that change regularly. Whatever main you decide to go for, you can be sure your roast will come with all the trimmings, all for £9.95 per person. You can double up on spuds with mash and roasties before loading your plate with unlimited seasonal veggies and buckets of gravy.
The Yew Tree Inn, Newall Carr Road, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 2AU.
One of the most popular carvery restaurants in Leeds, Barnbow dishes up roast-based deliciousness every day of the week, so you can sate your Sunday lunch urges whenever you like. Their meats change daily, so every visit promises something new, whether you fancy gorging on honey-roast ham, topside of beef or a juicy leg of lamb. Want all one, two or three? Have at it. They’ll come with unlimited vegetables, mash, roasties, gravy and all the sauces you could wish for. For a traditional carvery, prices start from £11.79, with pigs-in-blankets 99p extra – well worth it.
Barnbow, Austhorpe Road, Cross Gates, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8EH.
Courtyard at The Bridge Hotel & Spa
If you’re looking for an elevated carvery experience near Leeds, stick the Courtyard restaurant at The Bridge Hotel & Spa on your list. It’s worth the excursion out towards Wetherby, as their renowned chefs carve either a roast topside of beef or their honey & sugar-baked gammon with black cherries. To go alongside, choose from sea salt & rosemary roasties, minted new potatoes, buttered swede, carrot batons, broccoli and cauliflower, adorned with gravy and a massive Yorkshire pud. Meat-free? You can have a spiced potato cake or Portobello mushroom Wellington. With a starter, dessert and coffee, it’s £22.50 per person.
Courtyard at The Bridge Hotel & Spa, Walshford, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5HS.
Want to pile your plate high with all manner of roasted goodness? Make your way to Yorkshire Roast for one of the best carveries around Leeds. We’re talking perfectly cooked meats – chicken, beef and gammon with stuffing. And when we say pile your plate, we mean it, because the portions are always generous. Roast tatties, creamy mash and all manner of veg are on offer, and each plate is given a good pour of gravy. Want more? Just ask! It’s £12 on a Sunday and prices start from £8.50 the rest of the week.
Yorkshire Roast, 83 Pontefract Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 9HS.
The tried and true Toby Carvery takes residence in four Leeds locations – Morley, Horsforth, Chapel Allerton and Oulton. Each restaurant offers the same quality carvery Monday through Sunday. The fresh-out-of-the-oven offering includes their daily selection of meats, alongside unlimited steamed and roasted vegetables, Yorkshire puds, mac & cheese and roasted potatoes, either beef dripping or plain. Prices start from £11.99 on Sunday and £7.99 during the week. Veggie, pescatarian and vegan options are available – just ask!
Toby Carvery, 2 Aberford Road, Oulton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8EJ; 201 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3PT; Bruntcliffe Road, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 0LY & 2-4 Fink Hill, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 4DH.
The Corn Mill Lodge Hotel
The Corn Mill Lodge is a family-run hotel with a gem of a restaurant. It’s a large dining room with tall ceilings and big windows that comes alive on a Sunday afternoon when locals pile in to do their Sunday carvery – don’t hang about though, it’s only available between 12pm and 3pm. They have a trio of meats on, beef, turkey or ham, with a veggie dish on request. Then you can fill your plate with seasonal veg, mash, roasties and their famous homemade Yorkshire puds, perfect for filling with gravy. It costs £11.75 per person.
The Corn Mill Lodge Hotel, Pudsey Road, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 4JA.
The High Farm
A charming pub with a country feel in the heart of the North Leeds suburbs, The High Farm take their weekly Sunday carvery extremely seriously. They source the finest meats from local producers – expect exceptional pork with crispy crackling, gloriously pink-in-the-middle beef and lean-as-you-like lamb. You’ll also get their famous oh-so-buttery mash, goose-fat roasties and a massive selection of fresh veggies. Their Yorkshires are incredible (locals buy them to top their own roasts) and you’ll want to pour their gravy on in spades. It’s a bargain too, at just £6.50 per person.
The High Farm, Farrar Lane, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7AQ.