Best Sunday Roasts in St Ives and Cornwall

Having a good Sunday roast in Cornwall is a winter must! Whether you're visiting on holiday or here all year round, you are absolutely spoilt for choice.

We’re not sure if you know yet but the Cornish do food well, and we mean…really well!

If you’re visiting us this December, we hope that a Sunday lunch is already on the cards for you. If not, take a look at just a few of our favourite spots and we’re sure you’ll be tempted by something wonderful.

Local Produce

As you probably know by now, we truly feel using local produce is the way forward.

It is a really important aspect to life here in Cornwall and when doing a bit more research into our favourite places for a Sunday roast, we were thrilled to see that so many of them make the most of the exceptional local produce available in Cornwall.

Keep an eye out below to see where great local produce is used to help make some of the tastiest roasts around.

Queens Hotel

The Queens is becoming one of our favourite places for a Sunday roast. It is a much loved pub in central St Ives and it truly ticks all the boxes when it comes to a roast dinner.

You have the choice of beef, pork and crackling or near Christmas, turkey too! There is a great vegetarian option also. The Queens pride themselves on sourcing their ingredients locally, which is great to see.

The roast is served with all the trimmings, including your staple vegetables, cauliflower-cheese, Yorkshire puddings and the most delicious roast potatoes. They have a children’s menu available too, so there is certainly something for everyone.

Another thing we love about the Queens Hotel is that it is dog friendly, so after a chilly winter dog walk, you can go and sit in the warm and enjoy a warming roast dinner.

The Sunday roast is served between 12 – 3.30 pm and then again from 5-9 pm.

For something lovely afterwards they offer some mouth-watering desserts…

Apple, raisin and cinnamon crumble, vanilla ice cream
Warm chocolate brownie, rum n raisin ice cream
Sticky toffee pudding, clotted cream
Moomaid ice cream

Sunday roast from the queens St Ives

Sunday roast from Queens Hotel

The Western Hotel

The Western Hotel is located in Royal Square, St Ives. It has been apart of the town since the mid 19th century and with its open fire and festive decorations, it is a wonderfully warm and welcoming location for a Sunday roast.

The Western Hotel’s roast is in the style of a carvery. You have the choice of roast turkey, pork or beef alongside a vegetarian option and then you can get tuck in to the fun part. You’ll find a spread of tasty vegetables including carrots, broccoli, red cabbage as well as roast potatoes, bubbling hot cauliflower cheese and of course, stuffing and a Yorkshire pudding.

There is the option for both adults and children’s carveries and The Western is open on Sundays from 12-2pm and then again from 6-8pm.

Every week there’s a different assortment of desserts at The Western Hotel, but each week you’ll be sure to see some of your firm favourites there such as a sticky toffee pudding and chocolate fudge cake.

Christmas Tree at The Western Hotel

Porthminster Kitchen

Porthminster Kitchen run their impressive Sunday lunch menu throughout winter only, so if that doesn’t persuade you to have an out of season visit to St Ives, we’re not sure what will! You can book a table for a roast from 12-3pm.

Their scrumptious Sunday roasts are made just that little bit better as you can enjoy them with spectacular sea views over the St Ives harbour front. Their roast menu consists of :

Roast Beef with Horseradish & Yorkshire Pudding
Slow Roasted Port with Apple Sauce
Winter Vegetable and Chestnut Pithvier

Served with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, carrots, confit shallots and seasonal greens – YUM!

The desserts at Porthminster Kitchen are like a piece of art and taste exquisite. If you’ve still got room after your roast, you have to try one!

Chocolate Brownie – cremeaux, salt caramel, pistachio ice cream

Strawberry & Pistachio Parfait – miso & sesame – yuzu curd

Pk Banana (Not So Messy) – cinder toffee, meringue caramel, cream cheese ,rum raisin

Affogato – espresso, vanilla ice cream

Cheese – Tunworth, Trelawney, Helford blue, homemade chutney & biscuits

Local Produce

For their Sunday roasts, Porthminster Kitchen use Trevarthen’s Butchers and Whole Sales. They are a local Cornish company who are committed to sustainable and ethical sourcing.


The Mexico Inn

The Mexico Inn sits just outside of Penzance in Longrock and their Sunday roasts are highly sort after.

The building itself has stood there for 200 years and it now boasts delicious food and an open fire for you to go and enjoy during the cold winter months.

Their roasts are served every Sunday between 12-7pm so you can choose between a leisurely lunch or an equally as delicious dinner. The options for your roast are a slow cooked beef brisket, pork belly or a nut roast wellington. This is then served with all the wonderful trimmings that make Sunday roasts in Cornwall so perfect!


You might think you’ve eaten enough and couldn’t possibly manage a dessert, but wait until you have had a read of the sweet treats below and we’re sure you may change your mind.

Dark Chocolate & Peanut Tart- vanilla ice cream, salt caramel

Chilled Rice Pudding – roast plum, ginger crumb, damson sorbet

Local Produce
If you take a look on The Mexico Inn’s website, you’ll see the full list they provide of their Cornish suppliers and you can check that out here!

But we’re sure with your roast dinners you’ll see a few features from:

Slight Hill farm

Certified organic vegetables, herbs & salads. Bone Valley, Cornwall

Alsia Cross Market garden

Certified organic vegetables, herbs & salads, St Buryan, Cornwall

Chypraze farm

Family owned rare breed farm & butchery, St Just, Cornwall

Sunday roast at the Mexico inn

Sunday roast at The Mexico Inn

The Cornish Arms

The Cornish Arms in Hayle has earned itself a great reputation for their Sunday roasts and we can see why…they’re impressive!

You can enjoy one of their scrumptious Roasts between 12-6pm on a Sunday and they can be eaten around their cosily lit log fire. I mean, how else would you want to spend a winters afternoon?

Their roast choice is between your classic roast beef and roast belly pork with all the necessities. These include, braised red cabbage, maple roasted parsnips, carrots, cauliflower cheese, garlic and rosemary roasted potatoes, and you can’t forget the Yorkshire pudding!


Sunday roast at The Cornish Arms – Image by Phoenix Dalingwater

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Tremenheere Kitchen, located in the Tremenheere Gardens, is perhaps one of our favourite settings for a Sunday roast. Their kitchen and dining area are located near the entrance of their grounds and the dining area oozes with natural light. Another added bonus is that they have a log burner too, perfect for Sunday’s!

The Sunday lunches are served from 12-315pm and their roast options are:

Cornish pork shoulder, apple sauce, apricot and sage stuffing, duck fat roast potatoes and a special ‘TK’ gravy.

Roast rump of beef, Horseradish cream, Yorkshire pudding, duck fat roast potatoes roast potatoes and TK gravy.

Almond, Parsnip & lentil nut roast, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, mushroom and red wine gravy.

To top that all off, the Sunday roasts are served with carrot and nutmeg puree, glazed carrots, cauliflower cheese and seasonal vegetables.

If you’re looking for a winter warmer dessert to finish an impeccable roast, have a look below…

Brioche and Butter pudding – clotted cream and candied orange zest

Vanilla Panna Cotta – warm Christmas pudding crumb, cherrie and brandied fruits

Dark Chocolate Torte – mint chocolate chip ice cream, tuille biscuit



The Thomas Daniell

The Thomas Daniell is a grade 2 listed building in Truro and we love visiting there when we’re looking for a slight change of scenery from St Ives.

Their Sunday roast menu is served from 12-8pm and includes the choices of:

Roasted strip loin of beef
Slow roasted belly pork
Lentil bake served with balsamic onion gravy

Once you’ve chosen your key roast component, it will be served with rosemary roasted potatoes, home made pork and apple stuffing, honey glazed carrots and parsnips, seasonal vegetables, cauliflower cheese homemade Yorkshire puddings and a red wine gravy.

We have to admit, the cauliflower cheese here is up there with the best!

Take a look if you can’t resist something sweet…

Sticky Toffee Pudding – served with a warm salted caramel sauce and Cornish vanilla ice cream

White Chocolate – pastry filled with white chocolate and lemon curd topped with fresh raspberries served with Cornish vanilla ice cream

Creme Brûlée – served with shortbread

Stewed Apple and Walnut Crumble – served with vegan ice cream

Affogato – served with an espresso and shortbread

Cheeseboard – a special chefs selection of cheesed and chutney

The Longstore

The Longstore in Truro is a relatively new addition to Lemon Street and is already a firm favourite! You can visit the Longstore from 12-3pm and then again from 5.30pm until late on a Sunday.

Their beautiful decor paired with the delightful roast means that there is always an excellent atmosphere on a Sunday and if that doesn’t tempt you enough, check out what they serve…

Low and slow Cornish beef
12 Hour roasted pork belly
Roast chicken supreme
Lentil and mixed nut roast

Their beef, pork and chicken roasts are served with a rich red wine and beef gravy, Yorkshire pudding, sausage meat stuffing, rosemary and garlic roasted potatoes, cauliflower cheese, swede and carrot mash, roasted root vegetables and seasonal greens. Yes, you heard correctly, all of that deliciousness!

If you’ve opted for a vegetarian option, you’ll get all of the above but with a vegetarian gravy instead.

The desserts at The Longstore are just as wonderfully decadent as the roast and we can’t really think of a better way to finish your dining experience…

Dark and stormy sticky toffee pudding – rum-soaked raisins, dates, vanilla ice cream.

Ricotta Doughnuts – cinnamon, sugar, chocolate & orange sauce, vanilla ice cream.

Spiced Apple & Ginger Cake – salted caramel sauce, salted pecans, organic pecan praline ice cream.

Now you simply can’t tell us your mouth isn’t watering!



Sunday roast at The Longstore – Truro

Book this winter

A Sunday roast is just one of the many things we love to enjoy throughout the winter in St Ives and Cornwall.

The beaches may not be full like they are in the summer, but have no doubt, you’ll see many happy faces, wrapped up warm, taking a stroll on the undisturbed sand. The weather? As always, it is as wonderfully unpredictable in the winter as it is in the summer (but guaranteed to be cooler). You can go from glorious sunshine to dramatic storms in a matter of hours but when it rains, it is the perfect excuse to head to the pub for a Sunday lunch or get cosy in your holiday cottage.

We have properties available through the winter months that can suit all your cosy Cornish needs. Whether you’re looking to sit around your very own log burner whilst enjoying a hot chocolate, or a balcony just moments from the water’s edge so you can embrace the storm from the comfort of your warm holiday cottage. Take a look below and see if there is anything that may be exactly what you’re looking for this winter…

Holiday Cottages…

With Parking
By the beach
With a wood burner
Dog friendly
With sea views
With a garden