Best Place For Sunday Lunch In The North-East

Published: Tuesday 27th Sep 2016

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

The North-East’s best Sunday lunch is a very difficult decision to make!

With such amazing produce and great restaurants, here are some of the top Sunday lunch venues for you to try when visiting or staying in Northumberland and other areas of the North-East.

  • Vallum Farm, East Wallhouses, NE18 0LL

The land here was once occupied by Roman auxiliaries but is now occupied by a farm, restaurant, smoker, tea room and shop. You will be hard pushed to find anywhere else that asserts their passion for local produce into their dishes. Vallum Farm is committed to growing and sourcing ingredients locally and as a result their Sunday lunches are fantastic.

  • The Dun Cow Inn, Sedgefield, TS21 3AT

Once visited by Tony Blair and George Bush, The Dun Cow Inn serves Sunday lunches that are pretty special. Expect to find Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings served with either topside or sirloin of beef, chicken and stuffing, leg of lamb or pork and stuffing.

  • The Forth, Newcastle, NE1 5DW

There is a loyal fan club in Newcastle of The Forth’s Sunday roasts. The succulent line-up of British meat includes beef and farm-assured chicken, alongside homemade Yorkshire puddings, seasonal veg and lashings of rich gravy. Add some chilled out tunes and the Sunday papers and The Forth provides a very relaxing end to the week.

  • The Staith House, North Shields,  NE30 1HF

This gastropub in North Shields is located inside a 208 year old building and has been winning award after award throughout recent years. John Carlton (a MasterChef finalist) is the proprietor and he has put a lot of time and effort into his Sunday lunch offering, serving traditional and delicious roast sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding and horseradish.

Here the menu is influenced by the changing seasons. The kitchen takes full advantage of the inn’s rural location and brings the best local ingredients to your plate. They serve Sunday lunch in the bar, surrounded by antique chairs, rural nick-nacks and an open fire. Or if you’d prefer you can enjoy a traditional Sunday fayre in the formal oak-panelled restaurant full of charm and character.

  • The Bay Horse, Hurworth, DL2 2AA

There is an emphasis on the finer details of an old English pub at The Bay Horse including dimpled pint glasses, side dishes in copper pans, hand-pulled ales and a roaring fire. The Sunday lunch menu is exceptional and it changes regularly to make the most of the local seasonal produce.

  • The Gibraltar Rock, Tynemouth, NE30 4EB

The Gibraltar Rock’s carving deck is a cut above the rest. Along with a choice of three roast meats you can enjoy fluffy Yorkshires, crisp sage and onion stuffing and as many vegetables as you can manage. They take Yorkshire pudding seriously here, going as far as offering a sweet Yorkshire pudding menu for dessert. And why not? It’s the same ingredients as a pancake.

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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