Are you having Restaurant Sunday Roast Withdrawal Syndrome (RSRWS)? If that's a thing, then fear not because help is at hand. Here are 20 or so places where you can get your Sunday roast takeaway in Oxfordshire during lockdown while supporting your local gastropubs and restaurants.
215 Kitchen, Summertown, Oxford
Enjoy Paul Welburn’s award-winning food in the comfort of your own home. The menu changes regularly - so you'll need to visit twoonefive.co.uk to see what's available and to order. Menu-wise, think Confit Cotswold White Chicken, Spiced Celeriac Purée, Broccoli, Jus Gras or 48-hour Glazed Pork, Parsnip Puree, Hazelnut, Kale and Cider sauce. The takeaway menu is available at affordable fixed prices (£18) every Wednesday through to Saturday, for collection or delivery from 3.00pm to 7.00pm. You'll need to order on Saturday and keep for Sunday lunch. Some simple heating and cooking is required, of no more than 1 hour, for all three courses, designed to give you Michelin quality food chez vous.
Black Horse in Standlake
Say Hello to the Sunday roast takeaway from Black Horse in Standlake - the award-winning gastropub that prides itself on modern British seasonal cuisine influenced by French cooking techniques. It features your choice of a rump of Oxfordshire beef or a Welsh leg of lamb, served with all the trimmings - roast potatoes, crushed carrot and swede, cauliflower cheese, autumn vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and jus - all for £15 per head. Kitchen is open from Thursday to Saturday from 5.00pm to 8.00 pm and Sunday from 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Visit theblackhorsestandlake.com or call 01865 300307.
Hollybush, Osney, Oxford
Located on the beautiful Osney Island in Oxford, Hollybush is offering a take-home menu, and this time they've got Sunday Roasts too. The cracking new Take Home Sunday Roast Kits are just £24.50 each (based on serving two people). Simply choose from Pink Topside Beef, Roast Chicken or Butternut Squash Wellington, all served with roast potatoes, braised leeks & fine beans, braised red cabbage & roasted root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, and red wine gravy. They prepare everything, and all you have to do is heat it up. Orders must be made before 12noon on Saturday, and you can choose whatever collection time suits you on Sunday, between 10.00am and 5.00pm. Visit hollybushoxford.co.uk.
Horse & Groom, Caulcott
Located in the peaceful heart of North Oxfordshire, Caulcott's Horse & Groom has a weekly Sunday takeaway menu at horseandgroomcaulcott.co.uk/menu. Roast loin of pork with crackling and homemade apple sauce (£16), and nut roast with gravy (£12) feature on Jerome's changing takeaway menu for 22 November. And for dessert, options include pear and frangipane tart (£6) and profiteroles filled with vanilla cream patisserie topped with chocolate sauce (£6). Pre-ordering is essential. Call 01869 343257 or visit horseandgroomcaulcott.co.uk.
Horse & Groom, Milcombe, Banbury
Takeaways are back at this 17th-century coaching house, and Sunday lunch is available to order (we recommend at least 24 hours beforehand) for collection or local delivery on Sunday between 12 noon and 3.00pm. To place an order call 01295 722142 or email email@example.com. Expect Roast Sirloin of Beef served pink, medium or well done (£11), Roast Pork Loin (£11), Bacon-wrapped Chicken Breast (£11) or Lenti and Vegetable Bake (£10) - all served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables, and red wine or vegetarian gravy.
Jolly Postboys, Florence Park, Oxford
Jolly Postboys in Oxford's Florence Park is offering Sunday roast menu of Overnight Pork Belly, Roast Top Side of Beef or Vegetable Wellington, served with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, roasted roots & greens, braised red cabbage, a Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Plus Sticky Toffee Pudding, White Chocolate Brownie or Apple & Cinnamon Crumble & Custard (£5) for dessert. Lunch must be pre-ordered by 3.00pm on Saturday for collection between 12noon and 3.00pm on Sundays. £12.50 per head. £7 for kids. Pudding will require gently reheating at home. To pre-order either call the pub on 01865 777767 or order online at jollypostboys.com.
Oliver at The Red Lion, Britwell Salome, Watlington
Situated in the heart of Britwell Salome between Watlington and Wallingford. The menu changes but think Duck Liver Pâté, Plum & Onion Chutney, Sourdough (£6.50) for starter, Slow-cooked Pork Casserole with Ginger, Lime Leaves & Coriander with Vegetable Fried Rice (£12), and Lemon Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis (£5) for dessert. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. Dishes are served cold, and heating instructions will be provided. You'll need to place your orders and preferred collection time by 8.00pm on Wednesday. Visit the website olivierattheredlionbritwellsalome.co.uk or Facebook page for this week's menu.
Orwells Restaurant, Binfield Heath
Orwells have a community shop offering Sunday roasts with options including Roast Angus Beef (£17), Roast Royal Windsor Estate Pork & Crackling (£15), Roast Chicken (£14), Herb Crusted Lamb Rump (£17), Beef Fillet Wellington (£35), and Roasted Duck Breast (£17). Roasts are only available to pre-order for a delivery or collection on a Sunday. All roasts come chilled, ready to reheat with simple instructions. A variety of starters and desserts are also available to order online at theorwellscommunityshop.co.uk/the-shop.
The Baskerville at Lower Shiplake
This AA 1 Rosette awardrestaurant is offering a roast of the day served with all the trimmings on Sunday lunchtime from 12noon to 3.00pm. Call to place your order on 01189 403 332 or email your order to email@example.com. They can endeavour to deliver to nearby villages subject to manpower availability and 24 hours’ notice. You'll be glad to hear they are also offering 25 to 30% discount on their listed prices for takeaway beers and wines. You'll find more information on thebaskerville.com.
The Bell Inn, Shennington, Banbury
This 18th-century country pub located on the village green in Shenington, a picturesque village in rural North Oxfordshire on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment. They offer a Sunday Roast Beef with all the trimming alongside a menu of other mains and desserts that changes weekly. You'll need to check their website at thebellatshenington.co.uk or their Facebook page for what's on offer. Sunday lunch is available from 12noon to 3.00pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01295 670274 to order.
The Brewery Tap, Abingdon
This former tap house to the Morland Brewery and Oxford CAMRA Town & Country Pub of the Year is offering their self-styled Tap Takeaway Roast every Sunday for pick-up between 12noon and 4.00pm. Just call 01235 521655 or email email@example.com with your choice and pick-up time. Now hear this. Your Sunday Roast from The Tap starts life the day before - vegetables prepared, stock pots set to simmer, and the beef topside and rolled shoulder seared on the chargrill and roasted low and slow overnight. First thing Sunday morning, the goose fat potatoes, confit duck, pork loin, Yorkshire puds and root vegetables are roasted, and before you know it, they’re slicing and bagging your order ready for you to pick up. The hardest part for you would be deciding between the Beef (£15), Chicken (£14), Cotswold Lamb (£14), French Trimmed Pork Loin (£14), and the Vegetarian Roast (£14).
The Chester Arms, East Oxford
Chester Arms is a family run independent pub/restaurant set in the wonderful Iffley fields in East Oxford. Sunday roasts are available for takeaway with telephone pre-orders on Fridays between 6.00pm and 8.00pm for collection on Sundays between 12.00 noon and 2.30pm. On the menu, there's overnight slow-roasted pork belly and crackling, rosemary and garlic free-range chicken leg, roast beef and nut roast wellington all served with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, savoy cabbage, carrots, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. £14 per head. Half price for children's portions. Visit their Facebook page or call 01865 790438.
The Crown, Woodstock
This grade II listed 18th-century boutique hotel and restaurant, in the heart of historic Woodstock, is offering half or whole roast chicken (£15/£30) or roast sirloin of beef (£16) served with all the trimmings - roast potatoes, carrots, greens, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Call 01993 813339 to order for collection or delivery on Sunday between 12noon and 5.00pm. Visit their website at thecrownwoodstock.com for additional information.
The Fish Restaurant & Bar, Sutton Courtenay
Located in the picturesque village of Sutton Courtenay, close to Abingdon, and described as "hard to beat in this area for friendly service" by a customer, The Fish Restaurant & Bar is offering a takeaway service from Tuesday to Saturday 12noon to 2.00pm and 5.00pm to 8.00pm and Sunday 12.00 to 3.00pm. On the menu for Sunday 22 November is Rump of Beef with roast potato, gravy, vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and horseradish cream at £14.95. It was Loin of Pork the previous Sunday. To order, call 01235 848242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It's collection only on Sunday from 12.00pm to 3.00pm. See their website thefishatsuttoncourtenay.co.uk/ or Facebook page for more information. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the menu where there are some tempting desserts on offer.
The Fox Inn, Boars Hill
This charming public house located in Boars Hill, an exclusive hamlet in the southwest of Oxford, prides itself on fantastic food and warm service. The Sunday roast on the takeaway menu offers Beef, Chicken, Lamb or Pork (£12, Child £8) and Vegan or Veggie Roast (£10, Child £7). The roasts are served with garlic roast potatoes, honey glazed carrots & parsnips, cauliflower cheese, wilted seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and homemade gravy. Call on on 01865 735131 to place your order as early as possible so they can cater for your choices. Alternatively, email your order to email@example.com at least 24 hours in advance. Do let them know what time you would like to collect your meal on Sunday between 12noon and 5.00pm.
The Greyhound Inn, Letcombe Regis
The Greyhound Inn is offering takeaways 3 times a week "The Midweek Fix" on Wednesday evenings, pub classics & desserts on Friday evenings and Sunday roasts & desserts. For £14 per head, the Sunday lunch options are roast Longhorn beef sirloin, Roast Oxford Sandy Black pork loin or hazelnut and walnut roast - all served with Yorkshire pudding and trimmings. Child’s portion of Sunday roast £7. Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce and cream, and apple crumble with custard are available for dessert at £6. For Sunday lunch, please book by 10.00pm on Saturday at thegreyhoundletcombe.co.uk/takeaway-menu.
The Oxford Arms, Kirtlington
This dining pub in Kirtlington has an "Eat out at home by Bryn Jones" takeaway menu - Bryn Jones being the award-winning Chef Patron of the establishment. The Sunday lunch for 22 November features 28-day aged roast rib of Scottish Black Angus Beef with Gravy, Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes, Yorkshire Puddings and Vegetables of the Day (£19), Roast Loin of Kelmscott Pork with Apple Sauce Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding and Vegetables of the day (£17), Roast Yorkshire Grouse with Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes, Red Wine Jus and Watercress Salad (£30), or St. Ives Wild Sea Bass with Green Beans, New Potato and Lemon Oil (£17.50). This menu is pre-order only and needs to be placed by 6.00pm on Thursday for collection between 12 noon and 2.00 pm on Sunday. The menu is published at 9.00am every Wednesday on our web-site at oxford-arms.co.uk or call 01869 350208.
The Oxfordshire Yeoman, Freeland, Witney
This traditional English pub in the heart of Freeland has a lockdown 2.0 takeaway menu featuring a Sunday roast for £10.95 with a choice of Chicken, Beef, Pork, Nut Roast with Apricot and Goat Cheese. A vegan option is also available on request. It is served with seasonal vegetables, homemade roasties and Yorkshire pudding, pig in blanket, stuffing, cauliflower and broccoli cheese plus lashings of gravy. You'll need to call and place your order before 8.00pm on Friday for collection or delivery between 12noon and 2.30pm on Sunday. Call 01993 881003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. Visit oxfordshireyeoman.com/takeaway for more information.
The Peacock Country Inn, Henton, Near Chinnor
The Peacock Country Inn’s restaurant is locally renowned for the quality of its classic Sunday roast. And this is available to take away all day on Sunday. On the menu expect Lamb Shank with Mashed Potato, Seasonal Vegetables & Red Wine Jus (£14.50), and 8oz Rump Steak (£17) or 8oz Rib-Eye Steak (£19) served with Chunky Chips, Saute Mushrooms & Cherry Tomato, and Rocket Salad. Call 01844 353519 or email@example.com for more information.
The Swan Foodhouse & Bar, Sutton Courtenay
Set back on Sutton Courtenay's village green, The Swan Foodhouse & Bar is a cosy and welcoming country pub. A lockdown Sunday takeaway lunch is available from 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Orders can be placed via email at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org, or over the phone 01235 847446 from 11.00am. From English beef to Oxfordshire pork, free-range chicken to the leg of local lamb, all roasts are priced at £15.95 and are served with local seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes and Yorkshire pudding.
The Sun Cafe & Bar, Wheatley
The Sun Cafe & Bar is offering Sunday roast takeaways featuring Roast Loin of Pork and Crackling (£12.50), Slow-roasted Shoulder of Lamb (£13.50), 5-hour Slow Cooked Blade of Beef (£14.50), Garlic, Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken (£12), and Lenti, Vegetable and Nut Roast (£10.50). All are served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, mixed market vegetables, cheesy leeks and gravy. Email your order and preferred collection time to email@example.com or call 01865 876226. Visit thesuncafebar.com for more information.
The White Hart of Wytham
This 16th-century gastropub in the village of Wytham near Oxford is offering a takeaway and delivery service on Wednesday & Friday evenings and for Sunday lunch. The Sunday lunch box includes Smoked Salmon or Ham Hock & Foie Gras Terrine for starter, Roast Rump of Beef & Yorkshire Pudding or Roast Pork Belly & Apple Bramley Sauce for mains, and Pear & Frangipane Tart or Oxford Blue Cheese with Fig Chutney, Oatcakes and Celery for dessert. Email us your order to firstname.lastname@example.org remembering to include your order and any dietary requirements or allergies, your preferred time collection or delivery time, a contact phone number, and your full postal address. PS: You even get a free Sunday newspaper. More information on whitehartwytham.com.
The Woodstock Arms, Woodstock
Following the great response in the first lockdown, the Woodstock Arms is back again with their take out, and with delivery too (within a 4 mile radius). On offer is a Sunday Roast Box with a selection of roasts - Roast Sirloin Beef (£12), Half Roast Corn Fed Chicken (£12) or Jacons Nut Roast (£10) - all served with roast potatoes, buttered greens, roast root vegetables, red wine gravy, and Yorkshire pudding. There's also a delicious range of dessert to choose from. Order online at thewoodstockarms.com or call 01993 811251 (lines are open on Thursday to Saturday from 4.00pm to 10.00pm and on Sunday between 11.00pm and 4.00pm).
Wild Rabbit, Kingham
The Wild Rabbit is a modern British gastropub and it has crafted a Sunday lunch takeaway as part of its Bottoms Up Takeaway menu. Available to order - Braised Organic Daylesford Beef, Yorkshire pudding (£15), Organic Daylesford Lamb Shoulder, Mint Sauce (£15) or Pithivier of Artichoke & Spinach, Roast Celeriac & Truffle Sauce (£11.50). All roasts are served with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, organic Daylesford vegetables and homemade gravy. Pudding includes Dark Chocolate and Caramel Brownie (£3.50) or Tonka Bean Panna Cotta (£5.50). See the full menu at thewildrabbit.co.uk/our-menu and then email email@example.com to place your order for collection between 1.00pm and 3.00pm on Sunday at the front Terrace.
Now you have it; may your cooking be swift, and your belly be full, your cravings fulfilled, and your washing-up reduced.
Please note: We've updated this article since it was first published to include the following reader recommendations
- The Brewery Tap, Abingdon
- The Fox Inn, Boars Hill
- The Fish Restaurant & Bar,Sutton Courtenay
- The Swan Foodhouse & Bar, Sutton Courtenay
Do tell us if you know anyone else offering a great Sunday roast takeaway in Oxfordshire using the form below, and we'll add them to the list too.