Discover the Best Sunday Roasts in Henley-on-Thames

POSTED ON May 22, 2024

There’s nothing quite like a traditional Sunday roast to end the week on a high note. Henley-on-Thames, with its charming pubs and restaurants, offers some of the finest Sunday roasts in the region. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, here are some top spots in Henley where you can savor a hearty and delicious Sunday roast.

The Row Barge

For a traditional pub experience, head to The Row Barge. This historic pub, dating back to the 16th century, exudes charm and character. Their Sunday roast menu includes a variety of meats, including roast beef, pork, and chicken, each cooked to perfection. The portions are generous, and the sides – from fluffy Yorkshire puddings to buttery mashed potatoes – are simply divine. They should literally bottle and sell their amazing gravy. Make sure to leave room for one of their homemade desserts. It is a popular spot so booking advisable.

Bistro at the Boathouse

This riverside restaurant offers a top-notch Sunday roast that attracts both locals and visitors. Serving Sunday lunch from 12noon until 3.30pm. Why not try their Roast topside of beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, honey glazed carrots, stuffing, cauliflower cheese, and red wine gravy. Or go Sunday rogue with a delicious Cheesy fish pie, herbed white sauce, cheesy mash served with seasonal vegetables – delicious.

The Bull on Bell Street

Located in the heart of Henley, The Bull on Bell Street is a beloved local favourite. This stylish pub has recently had a total revamp and it now combines modern decor with a cozy atmosphere, making it the perfect place to enjoy a Sunday roast. Their menu features succulent roast beef, tender lamb, and perfectly cooked chicken, all served with crispy roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, and seasonal vegetables.

The Little Angel

Nestled near the River Thames, The Little Angel offers a picturesque setting for your Sunday roast. Known for its welcoming ambiance and excellent service, this pub serves up roasts that are as delicious as the view. Their Barbequed Sirloin of Beef with Braised Shin and Horseradish Cream is a standout. Pair your meal with one of their fine wines or local ales for a truly delightful dining experience.

The Hart Street Tavern

Famous for their amazing brunch and breakfast menu, but have you tried their “proper” sunday roast? With an amazing lamb shoulder available for 2-4 people or a fantastic varied menu beyond this. Definitely one to check out.

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

For a touch of elegance, visit Hotel du Vin & Bistro. This upscale venue offers a sophisticated twist on the classic Sunday roast. Their menu features top-quality meats and creative sides, all prepared with the finest ingredients. The luxurious setting, complete with comfortable seating and attentive service, makes it an ideal spot for a special Sunday meal. Treat yourself to their roast sirloin of beef, accompanied by truffle cauliflower cheese and honey-glazed carrots.

The Three Tuns

A hidden gem in Henley, The Three Tuns is a must-visit for roast lovers. This quaint pub offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for a relaxed Sunday lunch. Their roast dinners are hearty and flavourful, featuring juicy meats and an array of delicious sides. The friendly staff and cozy setting make it a great choice for families and friends looking to enjoy a traditional roast together. Why not stay for some live music later on Sunday evening….

The Argyll

A fantastic spot for the whole family to enjoy a delicious lunch. They have a fantastic junior roast option for under 12s for just £9.50 and a great sharing roast option too. If you don’t want a traditional roast meal then their “hanging kebabs” may be worth a try.


Definitely a good shout for a true meat lover – their pork knuckle and beef ladder served on a wooden board with seasonal roasted and steamed vegetables, roast potatoes and homemade Yorkshire puddings served with a flavoursome gravy is spot on.

Henley-on-Thames is home to some truly exceptional Sunday roasts. From the charming ambiance of The Bull on Bell Street to the elegant setting of Hotel du Vin & Bistro, there’s a perfect spot for every roast enthusiast. So, gather your loved ones and indulge in a delicious Sunday roast at one of Henley’s finest establishments. Your taste buds will thank you! No washing up on a sunday – its worth it.

Ready to book your next Sunday roast experience? Visit the Henley Restaurant list in the Town Guide.