'The perfect Sunday' - The five best places for a Sunday roast in Edinburgh and the Lothians according to YOU

Sunday roasts are the best. Here are five to choose from as recommended by our readers...

Saturday, 16th November 2019, 7:45 am

It's Sunday tomorrow and what better way to spend it than sitting down with family or friends to enjoy a traditional roast?

We asked Evening News readers for their recommendations on the best places in Edinburgh and the Lothians for a Sunday roast. Here are the top five picks...

Juniperlea Inn, Midlothian

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Evening News readers have been recommending their favourite spots for Sunday lunch.

One of the top recommendations by readers, this countryside eatery bills itself as a British restaurant.

Reader Jordan Woods said: "The Juniperlea Inn, just a 5/10 minute drive from Pathhead. Amazing food, great staff and a lovely atmosphere out in the country."

Val Wylie said: "The juniperlea Inn! Excellent Sunday roast, great service and beautiful relaxing atmosphere we go at least twice a month."

Shona Mcaleer said: "THE JUNIPERLEA INN , warm roaring log fire, amazing Sunday roast, Welcoming staff - just what a Sunday is all about."

Junpierlea Inn. Pic: Jordan Woods.

Shaun Sullivan said: "The juniperlea inn. Great food and friendly staff."

Lauren Lolo Martin said: "The Juniperlea Inn is amazing, situated in the countryside ( A68 ). Its' a 5 star gastro pub and definitely worth checking out. Produce fresh & local. Eggs from chickens they have outside, it's lovely."

Emma Chisholm said: "The Juniperlea Inn !! Food's amazing and staff are great."

Iona Duncan said; "The Juniperlea Inn, great delicious portions, welcoming atmosphere and a roaring fire to make the perfect Sunday."

A vegan roast at Woodland Creatures. Pic: Dan Cromski

Sophie Sullivan said: "The Juniperlea Inn, amazing food and service."

Megan Waugh said: "The Juniperlea Inn. Fabby place, great staff and amazing Sunday roast. Perfect cosy setting for a Sunday lunch."

Mark Hextall said: "The Juniperlea Inn, beautiful restaurant on the A68. Uses fresh local suppliers and seasonal produce."

Visit: Blackshiels, Pathhead, Midlothian, EH37 5TE, 01875 833775, https://juniperlea.business.site/

Otro. Pic: Fiona Pollock.

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Woodland Creatures, Leith Walk

A gastrobub offering cask ales and vegan-friendly roasts as well as the traditional meats.

Sandy Crombie said: "Would have to recommend Woodland Creatures, we have had Sunday roast on two occasions there and it was absolutely great. Great staff, quirky ambience. Can’t fault anything."

Mark Sharp said; "Had the best Sunday roast at Woodland Creatures in Leith. The beef was so tender that it melted in the mouth - no prolonged chewing like in some places and the portion was massive. A nice selection of roasted vegetables complimented the meat perfectly."

Kirsty Palmer said: "If good value with a cheeky Bloody Mary offer is your thing then Woodland Creatures on Leith Walk is a decent shout. The short rib of beef is delicious and it’s a nice chilled atmosphere on a Sunday. Also dogs welcome."

No1 The Grange

Zara Stevenson said: "Woodland Creatures is the best roast at the moment, for sure. I would post a pic but I ate it too fast! The accompaniments are ridiculously delicious too. Best roast I've had in a really long time, would definitely recommend."

Jenny Sandeman said: "Woodland creatures is definitely the best one right now! Wish they did it every day."

Andy Devlin said: "Woodland creatures. Fantastic food, great atmosphere and attention to detail from the staff. Can't go wrong."

Leura Gibson said: "Woodland Creatures! Unreal roasts at great prices and a fab atmosphere. Winner every time."

Dan Cromski said: "Vegan Roast but the meat roasts are also amazing, Woodland Creatures in Leith. Also very affordable!!!"

Visit: 260-262 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EL, 0131 629 5509, https://www.facebook.com/pg/WoodlandCreaturesLeith/about/?ref=page_internal

Otro, West End

A stylish restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh's West End, Otro offers elegant dishes in a welcoming setting. Sunday lunch here is £19.95 for two courses or £24.95 for three courses.

Reader Fiona Pollock, who sent in a picture of her roast, said: "Otro is my absolute front runner. I mean look at that! Beautiful tender meat, crispy Yorkshire pudding, fresh and perfectly cooked veggies, roasters and a delish gravy!"

Mike Szura said: "My favourite is Otro Restaurant!"

Diana Jewell said: "Otro in the West End is AMAZING. From the cocktails to the beautiful desserts and everything in between."

Anna Vojáčková said: "OTRO! Delicious roast beef!"

Monika Hudzicka said: "Otro restaurant!"

Agnieszka Rowinska Cwalina said: "I recommend Otro."

Aleinad Kainlow said: "Otro is the best!"

Visit: 22 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AF, 0131 556 0004, https://www.otrorestaurant.co.uk/

No1 The Grange, Newington

Located near the Meadows in Edinburgh's South side, their menu is focused on locally sourced cuisine.

Reader Alma Campbell said: "NO 1 Grange absolutely fabulous."

Kevin Marr said: "NO 1 GRANGE! Bloody Amazing!"

Amanda Edwards said: "No 1 The Grange."

Visit: 1 Grange Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1UH, 0131 667 2335, https://no1thegrange.co.uk/

The Canny Man's, Morningside

This famous Edinburgh pub does a cracking Sunday lunch and just pipped several other Edinburgh restaurants to the top five.

Sheena MacLean said: "The Canny Man's Sunday lunch is amazing."

Robbie Cooke said: "The Canny Man’s for sure!!!"

Kathie McGhee said: "The Canny Man's. Delicious wholesome food, great atmosphere and really friendly staff."

Visit: 237 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4QU, 0131 447 1484, http://www.cannymans.co.uk/

*Other popular recommendations included: Southside Scran, The Abbey, The Roseleaf, The Queens Arms, Kyloe, The Ox, The Dakota and Grazing by Mark Greenaway.

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The Canny Man's.