Roast. Let’s face it, who doesn’t enjoy a Sunday roast with all the trimmings? We’re talking the ritual of carvery, where meat is sliced up to your liking and plated with generous drippings of rich gravy, served with crispy roast potatoes and a selection of sumptuous hot veg. And the obligatory glass of wine to complete the picture. What’s not to love here?
Although a homemade roast is certainly an endeavour worth undertaking, there are times when the effort just seems a little too taxing for the final day of the weekend. Fortunately, here in Cape Town, there are a number of eateries serving up fine roasts which keep the old faithfuls coming back again and again. Yorkshire pudding anyone?
AZURE AT THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL & SPA
In terms of setting, Azure is second to none. On a food front, the sea-facing boutique hotel is highly-regarded for its commendable tasting menus, and on Sundays is where Azure continues to shine. Their traditional Sunday buffet includes all the familiar favourites with a weekly-changing menu at R385 a head.
The historic Forries is not just Newland’s favourite watering hole, every Sunday a magnificent carvery boasting a huge selection of meats and seasonal vegetables are on offer. Guests can enjoy a standard plate for R148 or R178 for a large plate.
PEACH TREE RESTAURANT AT THE CULLINAN HOTEL
Every Sunday, the Peach Tree Restaurant at The Cullinan hosts a delectable Sunday buffet for R195 per person. With a setting of a stylish inner-city hotel, Peach Tree’s weekly buffet offering brings together dining in an intimate setting coupled with an impressive spread with all the trimmings we love.
An icon of Hout Bay, Suikerbossie is not just famous for its gorgeous location as a wedding venue – but for its outstanding Sunday carvery too. Enjoy a roast-pepper encrusted beef fillet, smoked German gammon with honey mustard glaze, roast pork belly and slow-roasted chicken. Sides are a memorable affair too, with Yorkshire pudding, fresh seasonal veg and more to accompany the stars of the show. Cost is R325 per person.