These local food heroes are doing Sunday roasts to your door

As we adjust to the 'new normal' we're coming to terms with the possibility that it might be a very long time before restaurant and pub dining, as we know it, is given the green light. Depressing as that thought is, a positive is that restaurants have quickly adapted and some are offering dishes delivered to your door that haven't really been an option before. We want to celebrate that.

Here are seven joints across Greater Manchester that are offering a slap up Sunday dinner for delivery or collection.  


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Who: The Bull's Head Heyside

Where: 152 Heyside, Oldham, OL2 6NB

Delivering?: Yes, locally but contact them to see if they can deliver to you. Collection too

This pub near Oldham is also a farm shop so you can expect the freshest local ingredients in your roast dinner and maybe buy a box of groceries from them for your own home cooking too. At £10 for two courses - a whopping portion - there's already a lot to love, but you can go the full bull and pay an extra £2.50 for two types of meat or £4 for three. Choose from stuffed and rolled pork belly, chicken supreme or a juicy, pink bit of Cheshire rump. Desserts include Victoria sponge.


Who: Coal & Cotton

Where: 44 Leigh Road, Boothstown, Worsley, M28 1LR 

Delivering?: Delivery ONLY, free within 5 miles

Over in Worsley, Coal & Cotton have been bringing the glam (and the gin) with their home delivery service which includes cocktails to your door. Locals describe their roast dinner - prices start at £11.95 - as 'the best ever.' There's a choice of chicken, beef, lamb or a vegan beetroot and 'black pudding' Wellington with all the trimmings. Why not add a 'cheeky Vimto' to your order? An extensive wider menu is also available, see Facebook for details. 


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Who: Elnecot 

Where: Cutting Room Square, 41 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ

Delivering?: Not yet

At the moment, Elnecot aren't delivering but offering a pick-up service from their Ancoats restaurant. Michael Clay's roast dinners are the stuff of legends, in Ancoats at least. Choose from 28 day aged ribeye, lemon and thyme chicken, crispy pork belly or a vegan/veggie nut roast with a choice of starters and desserts. Prices start at £12 for a main course. There's also a wider menu which includes some small plates favourites like disco cabbage and a Manchester picnic.


Who: The Globe Inn, Wardle

Where: 218 Ramsden Rd, Wardle, Rochdale OL12 9NU

Delivering?: Locally

This well-loved local pub in Rochdale is offering perhaps the cheapest delivered Sunday dinners on the lockdown market at £8 for a large one and £5 small with a simple choice of chicken or beef. This is part of a wider delivery menu of home-cooked pub-style dishes which also includes afternoon teas, pies and kids meals. 


Who: Piccolino 

Where: Various branches

Delivering?: From certain branches only, see website

The glam Italian restaurant is back and has opened for collection and delivery from branches in Alderley Edge, Hale, Didsbury, Bramhall and Manchester city centre. Alongside their pizza, pasta and seafood dishes, there's an Italicised roast dinner available on Sundays for £17.50 per person with a choice of roast chicken or 28 day aged slow roast beef with roasties, greens, Yorkshire puds and gravy. It's pretty hard to resist their chocolatey desserts and tiramisu too. 


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Who: Sam's Chop House

Where: Back Pool Fold, Manchester M2 1HN

Delivery: £5 within 7 miles but will deliver further for more. Collection is free

Sam's has never done delivery before, so Manchester was buzzing when they launched on Deliveroo with fish n chips, steak and kidney pudding and other core dishes. But the praiseworthy Sunday Service is where it's at, it's £18 a head with a choice of 28 day aged beef, roast and confit chicken or mushroom welly along with roasties, veg and the all important gravy and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. There's also a good selection from 'the best wine list in the city' curated by everyone's favourite sommelier George Bergier.


Who: Volta 

Where: 167 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LN

Delivering: Collection only

Ask around about the best roast dinners in South Manchester and Volta comes up top of the list to a cult-like extent. So M20 and M21 residents will be overjoyed to hear that they have recently announced that they will be delivering Sunday dinners. Expect Himalayan salt aged beef, lemon and thyme roast chicken and a vegetarian Wellington all served with spuds, puds, greens, carrots, cauliflower cheese, pigs in blankets and red wine gravy - I need a lie down now! There's a small selection of wines and beers available too. Prices start at £5 for the veggie option. Drop them an email at voltaroasts@gmail.com to order.  


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The full list of who's delivering, updated weekly: Who's still delivering food and booze in Greater Manchester?