Oct 23 2011

Sunday roasts in Phnom Penh

Published by at 3:02 pm under Western


If you’re yearning for a little taste of home in Phnom Penh, there are more than a few places in town among the many restaurants on offer where you can tuck into a traditional Sunday roast. Sunday roasts are most popular with the British, of course, who find that a few weeks on the road are barely tolerable if they don’t get their weekly feast of roasted meat, vegetables, potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.

Sunday isn't complete without a roast -- and there's even a vegetarian option!

After settling in Phnom Penh, a few industrious Brits decided to start serving roasts every Sunday. Here’s where you can get them:

Lazy Gecko

You won't want to eat again until Monday.

Formerly of the lakeside, the Lazy Gecko guesthouse and cafe is now on Street 258 and serving up a Sunday roast that is popular with the budget-conscious, offering value for money at just $5.50 for a heaping plate.

The standard roast is lamb and is served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, carrots, green beans and cauliflower with gravy. They also have a vegetarian option for $4.50 that substitutes a veggie fritter for the meat, and comes with a choice of sauces. Run by an Australian couple, they also have breakfast options as well as other traditional fare like fish and chips.

#1 St 258, Phnom Penh
T: (077) 569 484

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The Willow Hotel

The Willow Hotel hosts Roasted Sundays where they serve “a little reminder of home” in the form of a traditional roast every Sunday from 01:00. They offer roast pork or beef with all the trimmings; the roast beef comes with potatoes au gratin, roasted vegetables and gravy, while the roast pork comes with cauliflower with cheese sauce and roasted veg. Each comes with a glass of wine, all for $9. I haven’t tried this one yet, but the reports I’ve heard are very positive.

#1 St 21, Phnom Penh
T: (092) 553 743; (023)996 256

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Rising Sun

Nothing completes a roast dinner like a...Bloody Mary?

Rising Sun serves the best known Sunday roast in Phnom Penh — popular with backpackers and expats for its size and quality. They offer roast chicken, beef or pork with stuffing, steaming vegetables, potatoes and gravy for $7. The Rising Sun gets great reviews for its Sunday roasts, but also for the other English fare they serve such as cottage pies and toad in the hole.

#20 St 178, Phnom Penh
T: (012) 970 719

The Pub

Newcomer to the British grub scene, The Pub was opened a few months ago by two English fellows, Gary and Gary, who are serving what is said to be a phenomenal Sunday roast (although I’ll admit that I held off in favour of one of their tasty farmer’s omelettes). They offer roast chicken for $7 or roast lamb with mint sauce for $9. Each plate comes with roast broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and onions, homemade Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes and gravy. They offer a very relaxed environment and outdoor seating, making it a pleasant place to while away a Sunday.

St 174 near St 51, Phnom Penh
T: (016) 592 086

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4 Responses to “Sunday roasts in Phnom Penh”

  1. dannyon 23 Oct 2011 at 7:58 pm

    wooow this makes miss england , i have been living in a small town in holland for the last 4 weeks and have not had a roast dinner in all this time , is there any where nice in bkk where u can get a good roast dinner as i will be there in 2 weeks

  2. rachelon 26 Oct 2011 at 8:15 am

    Just looking at those pictures makes my bowels seize up.

  3. Barryon 25 Feb 2013 at 8:18 am

    Great post but a bit dated now. The Pub no longer exists and has been replaced by a sports bar. Currently one of the best roasts I’ve had in a long time was at the Cavern. The small one costs $6.95 but come with a free beer or soft drink.

    Rising Sun still does the best roast chicken in town

  4. Samantha Brownon 25 Feb 2013 at 11:47 am

    Thanks for the update — is the Cavern your place Barry?

    Yes this post was published in 2011, so it’s dated. We claim accuracy at time of publication only.

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