The Sunday roast's prominence in British culture is such that in a UK poll in 2012 it was ranked second in a list of things people love about Britain. And according to National Geographic, it’s even one of the top 10 national dishes in the world.

This research, commissioned by, examined the cost of a Sunday roast across 10 cities in the UK. The study looked at 50 best rated restaurants on TripAdvisor across 10 different cities.


Cardiff is the cheapest place with an average of £11.84. The second cheapest place is Sheffield with £13.10 and the third cheapest is Leeds with £13.51. The most expensive place is London with an average of £19.21 followed closely by Edinburgh and Birmingham.

The average cost of a Sunday roast in London (£19.53) is 62 percent more than that in Cardiff (£11.84) which was found to be the most affordable city.

·         London: £19.21

·         Edinburgh: £18.73

·         Birmingham: £16.44

·         Manchester: £16.32

·         Glasgow: £14.6

·         Belfast: £15.37

·         Newcastle: £13.90

·         Leeds: £13.51

·         Sheffield: £13.10

·         Cardiff: £11.84

A spokesperson for who commissioned this research said: It’s disturbing to see that people could be paying almost double simply depending on where they live, although it’s not a surprise to learn that London is the most expensive region in the UK to order a Sunday roast.