Sunday, Sunday. Oh how we heart you. Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool and munching on some epic vegan food, good enough to make you drool. Say goodbye to bland, dry pies and hello to some mighty fine plant-based Sunday roast options.

Here’s are Wriggle’s top pick of the best Vegan Sunday Roasts in Brighton. 

Sandwich masters Social Board have joined forces with Cloak Room and are bringing their vast array of culinary skills to The Cloak Room where fine dining and exquisite roasts will be on the menu. Chefs Tomasz and Atilla can cook up a mean roast, and they're not afraid to show it. In this new venture with Cloak Room you'll discover them in a whole new light: as roast dinner masterchefs. Everything you'll love in a roast dinner will be there, and cooked to absolute perfection.

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Causing a ruckus amongst the vegan community are Ditchling Road’s newest residents, the Roundhill. A newly refurbished community pub on Brighton’s Ditchling Road serving fresh craft brews and blinding veggie and vegan pub grub. Their roasts are pretty spesh, with mains such as ‘Lamb’ & Mint Seitan and Braised Seitan Brisket you can see why these guys are quickly racking up a reputation for one of the best plant-based roasts in town.

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These guys have taken vegan roasts to the next level. Get a load of this … Mock ‘Roast Beef’ - Mustard and Peppercorn crusted roast Guinness seitan, Mock ‘Hog’ - Shredded Beetroot seitan, jackfruit, apple and blood orange gin beancurd with soy bean crackling. Tasty sides include cauliflower puree, purple sprouted broccoli and maritime cornbread. It doesn’t get much better than this.

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The Walrus is quite possibly one of Team Wriggle's favourite recent additions to Brighton's historic Lanes. This absolute beast of a pub are knocking out some well decent Sunday bites. The vegan option is a Mushroom, Spinach and Vegan Cheese wellington. Lavely. Accompanying your main is roasted golden beetroot, honey Chantenay carrots, braised red cabbage, seasonal greens, roast potatoes & a Yorkshire Pudding. And just because well sometimes you can’t quite make it, or you’re totally craving a roast on Monday, those thoughtful chaps have decided to launch MONDAY ROASTS! How’d you like them apples.

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Get ready to dive into a Sunday lunch of epic proportions. Being an organic pub, the Earth & Stars menu offers some real IG worthy options for veggies and vegans. Say hello to dishes such as Oyster Mushroom, Hazelnut & Kale Tart, Soy & Date Glazed Seitan and Spiced Pumpkin & Cashew Filo. These roasts are better than your mumma makes. All desserts are also vegan if you fancy an after dinner-treat.

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A cosy pub in residential Hanover offering a warm welcome to regulars and newcomers alike. The award-winning garden is a delightful summer spot, with heaters for those chilly winter evenings. Good quality hearty pub grub is available all week and for non locals it’s worth a trip up the hill for one of their epic roasts. For £11 choose from vegan mixed bean & corona tartlet with vegan gravy or a vegan nut loaf. This is the holy grail of herbivorous roasts.

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This champion wee boozer on the bottom of Trafalgar Street was taken over by Indigo pubs in 2010 and was transformed into a veggie eating, ale drinkers paradise. With six cask ales to choose from there’s something for everyone. If all that beer chat has you feeling peckish, grab some delightfully delirious veggie food. They don't fail to impress when it comes to their vegan chestnut mushroom, cashew nut and tarragon wellington

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We have to hand it to The Geese; despite healthy competition in the "Best Sunday Roasts in Brighton" category and the challenge of its hidden location, they've built a sea of regular customers whose Sunday wouldn't be complete without flocking to the pub for a hearty Roast Dinner. They have a number of fantastic vegan options, including two flavours of homemade vegan sausages. Choose between mushroom and garlic, red pepper and tomato or have one of each! Complete with an array of fresh veggies and crispy roast potatoes.

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Brighton’s most iconic veggie eatery certainly don’t hold back on their scrumptious Sunday roasts. Served until they run out, their roasts come with all the trimmings including the freshest vegetables, crispiest roast potatoes and slathered in their famous rich gravy. The Sunday roasts change each week according to season and what they think is tastiest, there’s always at least one vegan option available.

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The Westie is a real local’s favourite and oh em gee do they cook up a cracking Sunday Roast. Here’s what you’ll find on the menu: Mushroom & Lentil Loaf with Tomato & Balsamic Glaze (V/VG) served with yorkies, roasties, carrot & swede mash, honey roasted parsnips, seasonal greens, braised red cabbage and gravy, of course. This family and dog friendly boozer is a real Brighton gem.

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Ye ole Yeoman has itself a mighty fine reputation among us Brightonians. Here’s why. Veggies and Vegans are well catered for with plates of Butternut Squash, Red Onion & Goat Cheese Wellington and Beetroot, Walnut, Sweet Potato & Polenta Bake with Cashew Cream. Keep your peepers peeled for daily changing specials too. All their produce is locally sourced, free range and organic meaning you can tuck into a hearty, award-winning roast with a clean conscience and by the end of it, a squeaky clean plate too.

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Named after the architectural duo who laid out much of Brighton, Busby & Wilds is a top-drawer gastropub with an international slant to the beer menu. Check out their mouth wateringly good Sunday Vegan lunch - Walnut, Hazelnut & Almond Veggie Roast. This is a Sunday afternoon we could get used to.

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Famed for its immense sausage and mash menu, this hidden gem of the Dials also plates up an impressive Sunday Roast. So what’s on their Sunday munching list we hear you ask, let us enlighten you. Vegan options include Vegan Nut Roast and Oregano and Basil or Sage and Marjoram sausages. All served with garlic and rosemary roasties, braised red cabbage, cauliflower cheese, glazed parsnips, roasted carrots, seasonal greens and big fat yorkshire pud.

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Although slightly out of town, this Patcham eatery is a Sunday Roast institution unto its own. Every weekend a hoard of famished, meat and tatty lovers descend on Tisbury’s Kitchen at The Ladies Mile for their weekly fill of roastie goodness. Each roast is served with garlic and herb roasted potatoes glazed beetroot & carrots, root vegetable mash, seasonal greens, flavour filled gravy and a big fat Yorkshire pud. The Garlic Mushroom Cutlet is totally plant based and totally delicious.

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This Hove hostelry has had roast enthusiasts from all over the city raving about its Sunday lunches. And with mushroom, spinach, sweet potato & cashew nut roast on the menu we can see why. Finished off with orange & honey glazed carrots, peppered root mash, greens, roasties, stock pot gravy and a yorkie. Bliss.

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Just a stone’s throw from Hove seafront you’ll find one of Hove’s best-loved boozers. Luckily for us, they’re dishing up some delicious Sunday roast options so we can get a piece of the action too. The vegan roast consists of a mixed nut and root vegetable croquette served with rosemary and garlic potatoes, carrots, parsnips, butternut squash puree, red cabbage, beetroot, seasonal greens and a cracking Yorkshire pud. All doused in lashings of red wine gravy. Served 12-7pm, be there or be square.

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If you're looking for a warm, welcoming, relaxed cafe that serves wholesome food, Green Kitchen is a sure bet. Boasting a 100% vegan menu, they're serving up delicious roasts every Sunday. The main changes weekly but some recent favourites are the beetroot, red onion, spinach & pine nut Wellington and the Garlic and Mushroom nut roast. Tasty sides are roasties, seasonal veg, braised red cabbage, homemade cauliflower ‘cheese’, yorkshire pudding and lashings of gravy. Bang tidy.

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The Farm Tavern is a friendly, cosy, local pub in Hove serving a top selection of browns and quality gins. Known for its artisanal bread, cheese and charcuterie as well as its gluten-free and vegan roasts. Some recent favourites have been the carrot and cashew nut loaf and the spiced butternut, mushroom and pine nut wellington. All tasty roast options come with a vegan Yorkie, garlic roasted potatoes, roasted parsnips, seasonal vegetables and gravy.

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Fancy a super friendly quality bar in the heart of Kemptown that also serves decent vegan roasts? Great. Head on over to Brighton Rocks. There are two tasty options on offer, either the Mediterranean vegetable wellington or the homemade crispy seitan steak. Both come with crispy roast potatoes, roasted parsnips, balsamic roasted carrots, slow-braised red cabbage, seasonal greens, Yorkshire pudding and homemade gravy.

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The New Club has blossomed into a well-known burger, brunch, beer, coffee (Union) and all-things-US style favourite for tourists and locals alike. If a delish plant-based roast is what you’re craving, head over to Kings Road for Chef P’s Legendary butternut squash & nut roast served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, orange glazed red cabbage, butternut squash puree and red wine gravy.

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The Dorset is oh so very cool. Arts, Music and Games nights are a weekly occurrence and they're usually crammed with beautiful, creative Brighton types. Head over on a Sunday and try their delightful plant-based roast compromising sweet potato, cannelloni beans, fennel, tofu and sage wellington with Yorkshire pudding (vegan on request), roast potatoes, seasonal veg and gravy.

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A real corker of a pub over on London Road also dons one of the city’s most epic beer gardens. The Hare & Hounds also happen to dish out some mega tasty vegan roasts. Choose from either a Nut roast with chestnut mushrooms, puy lentils, hazelnuts, walnuts and buckwheat bake or a seitan with sundried tomatoes and braised with herbs. Tasty sides are maple roasted parsnips, roasted beetroot, coriander and orange confit carrots, braised red cabbage, broccoli, roast potatoes, yorkshire pudding and red wine gravy.

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It's rare to find a pub this large with such a cosy, vibrant and chipper atmosphere, but The Good Companions really hits the spot. Throw in locally sourced food cooked by an award winning chef, real Sussex ales and world beers, and you've got a winning combination. Their vegan Sunday roast offering live up to expectations, choose between pulled jackfruit wellington, garlic and herb roasted portobello mushrooms or caramelised onion and sage roasted seitan. All come served with crispy herb roast potatoes, yorkshire pudding, seasonal root veg, mixed green veg, red cabbage and homemade GF gravy.

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In the heart of Hove you'll find a much loved, locals boozer with a fab selection of local beers and wines with a locally sourced menu. Famed for their roasts, The Foragers make a mean vegan option. Red pepper, nut and lentil bake served with seasonal veg, roast tatties, pickled red cabbage and lashings of gravy. Unfortunately no vegan yorkie just yet.

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Published -1st January 2020