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Perfect roast dinners in the capital; FOOD & DRINK We know nobody makes gravy like mam, but these pubs and restaurants are doing a pretty damn fine job. Kathryn Williams reports...

UCCULENT meat, fluffy Yorkshire puds, crispy roasties, rich gravy... a good roast dinner is like no other. The jewel in the crown of scrumptious British grub.

SFancy or just plain decent, you can't go wrong with a good Sunday dinner.

And we know that no one makes a roast that's as good as your mam's - but here's our picks of the places we think do some of the best Sunday roasts in Cardiff (in no particular order)...

HEATHCOCK A newbie to the Cardiff food scene, the Heathcock brings the classic Sunday lunch from the Hare & Hounds at Aberthin (its sister pub) into the capital with a bang.

The succulent Torgelly beef is totally lush, but the opportunity to tuck into one of their sharing dishes like braised lamb or whole brill must not be missed.

Where: 58-60 Bridge Street, CF5 2EN Book: 029 2115 2290 / HEANEY'S Another recent addition to Cardiff's dining scene and the lamb with anchovies is unmissable. It comes with all the trimmings, which are also very nice.

Where: 6-10 Romilly Crescent, Cardiff CF11 9NR Book: 029 2034 1264 / THE FLORA In the heart of student-ville, the Flora is the yummy place to take the parents when they visit for Sunday lunch. It's not just for students, though - but do make sure you book as it gets full.

Where: 136 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff CF24 4HY Book: 029 2115 1016 / SOCIETY STANDARD You'd know if you followed this Whitchurch Road bar on Instagram that they love doing roasts and are pretty efficient at making multiple Yorkshire puddings. Choose from beef sirloin, pork loin - or both!

Where: 79-81 Whitchurch Road Book: 029 2061 1556 / THE GRANGE The CAMRA pub of the year also does brilliant food and, like its sister pub the Lansdowne, serves a mean Sunday dinner. Check out their cauliflower cheese and roasties.

Where: 134 Penarth Rd, Cardiff CF11 6NJ Book: 029 2025 0669 / THE CRICKETERS Set in a classic Victorian townhouse, the Cricketers offers a seasonal menu and only uses local suppliers.

There's great variety on the Sunday lunch set menu (two courses for PS16.50, three for PS20), ranging from the traditional roast beef with Yorkshire pudding to their popular Cricketers' beef burger topped with cwrw rarebit, smoked bacon, onion rings and tomato jam.

Where: 66 Cathedral Road, Pontcanna Book: 029 2034 5102 / THE OLD COTTAGE In this suburban boozer, go for the three-meat roast option - sirloin of beef, pork and chicken with crackling and stuffing wrapped in bacon.

There's one-meat roasts on offer too, so don't worry.

Where: Cherry Orchard Road, Lisvane, CF14 0UE Book: POTTED PIG If you're looking for somewhere central, the Potted Pig is definitely a good choice. Located in a former bank vault and just a stone's-throw away from Cardiff Castle and the Principality Stadium, this place has a lot to offer.

Where: 27 High Street (underneath Zizzi) Book: 029 2022 4817 CATHEDRAL 73 The Orangery Restaurant at this boutique hotel just outside the city centre has recently revamped its regular menu and refreshed the Sunday lunches too.

Where: 73 Cathedral Road, CF11 9HE Book: 029 2023 5005 / THE POT BISTRO With two courses for PS16.95, the Pot's Sunday menu is a delicious continuation of what they do every other day of the week - good, tasty, homecooked French food. Not included in the deal, though, is the fantastic-looking sharing platter which has all the meats on it.

Where: 55a Whitchurch Road Book: 029 2061 1204 / MILGI If you're looking for a great veggie/vegan Sunday roast, Milgi is the place to be. What you eat depends on what's available at the farm, allotment or hedgerows that week - it's very seasonal and very nutritious.

Where: 213 City Road, Roath Book: 029 2047 3150 / THE CONWAY The Conway is a family-friendly pub that has a traditional bar area, a living room-style dining room and cosy fireside sofas. They offer a varied Sunday menu, offering the traditional - roast ribeye, Yorkshire pud and red wine jus - as well as the less-conventional roast fillet of grey mullet on crushed new potatoes and sweetcorn.

Where: 58 Conway Road, Cardiff, CF11 9NW Book: 029 2022 4373 / venue/the-conway THE LANSDOWNE The Lansdowne pub in Canton is known for its tasty homemade food and great atmosphere - and they also do a great roast. You can expect the traditional roast meats, as well as dishes like butternut and cashew roast, all served with proper Yorkshires, roast potatoes and parsnips, seasonal veg, proper gravy and cauliflower cheese.

Where: 71 Beda Road, Canton Book: 029 2022 121 / LAGUNA In the heart of the city centre the Laguna Bar & Kitchen at the Park Plaza hotel serves a no-nonsense, delicious roast in sleek, classy surroundings.

Where: Park Plaza Hotel, Greyfriars Road Book: 029 2011 1103 / BULLY'S Another Pontcanna staple, we love the eclectic, kitsch design, but we love the food even more. Where: 5 Romilly Crescent, Pontcanna Book: 029 2022 1905 / PORRO With their Sunday lunches given a revamp recently, Porro's roasts still are full of promise and flavour.

Where: High Street, Llandaff Book: 029 2056 5502 /


Reputable roasts at the Old Cottage and, right, Heaney's and the Lansdowne
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Date:Dec 1, 2018
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