Brisbane’s Best Roasts

By Jessica Pridmore - 27 Apr 2016

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Pony Lounge & Dining

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Darling & Co

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Statler & Waldorf

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The Alliance Hotel

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Pearl Cafe

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Feeding yourself on a weekend is total struggleville. I personally find it hard to make anything more strenuous than peanut butter toast (lazy AF, I know!). With the mercury dropping, we say ditch the dishes this weekend and pull up stumps at your favourite dining establishment for a proper feed, zero effort required; we’re talking a traditional roast with all the trimmings of course!

So, fill up on all of the meats and veggies, here’s our round up of Brisbane’s best roasts. Yorky puds for the win!

The Alliance Hotel

Spring Hill

A total icon (and total crowd-pleaser!), The Alliance Hotel’s award-winning fare is tough to pass up. Raising the roast bar with ALL of the meats on offer (including duck!), one bite of their infamous suckling pig will bring a tear to your eye. You never knew what you were missing…

The Servery


If you want to make all out feasting a truly special affair, then The Servery at Pearl Cafe is your answer. Choosing between the whole roasted duck, free range pork shoulder or the dry aged beef sirloin will be one of those really big life decisions. Don’t even get us started on the salt roasted spuds!

Statler & Waldorf

Petrie Terrace

Serving up hearty roasts every day of the week, Statler & Waldorf is a gastropub after our own heart. With a daily changing ‘roast of the day’ and a total bargain $15 Sunday roast, you can get your meat-and-three-veg fix any day you fancy!

Darling & Co


Breaking with tradition, total must-tries are Darling & Co’s Sovereign Hill’s lamb shoulder, or the spatchcock served with Middle Eastern cauliflower, pomegranate and pistachio. Traditional, maybe not, but definitely delicious!

Pony Dining

Brisbane CBD

A meat-lovers mecca, Pony Dining never fails to bring on the meaty sweats with their choice cuts. Top picks for a proper roast are the Berkshire Porchetta and the oyster cut lamb shoulder—both share plates (read: huge!). Go hard or go home, right?



With stunning views of the Brisbane River, any meal at Stokehouse is that extra bit special. Hats off to the chef though for their delicious take on the humble roast dinner; with options like Tamborine goat and roast chicken with bacon on the menu, you’ll be spoilt for life.

Image credit: Steele House Kitchen

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