It's no secret that us Brits enjoy a Sunday roast, whether they are served in a pub garden, at home or a restaurant, there are many reasons why they are the countries favourite dish, next to fish and chips, English breakfasts and bangers and mash.

If you enjoy fine dining, you're looking for a restaurant that is child friendly or you're on the hunt for a giant plate of crispy roast potatoes, pigs in blankets and stuffing, there is a restaurant in Basingstoke that suits your every need.

With over 20 pubs and restaurants in the centre alone, Basingstoke is spoilt for choice, however the Gazette has put together a list of the top 5 rated restaurants for roast dinners in Basingstoke, rated by Google reviews.

The Purefoy Arms

Home of the 'Pub Chef of the Year' as well as the 2 AA Rosette award, the Purefoy Arms boasts an impressive 4.7/5 on Google reviews. One happy customer wrote: "Lovely lunch at Purefoy. They have a decent sized garden with a few wooden tables and marquees. Had the roast which was very tasty, great vegetables and a rich jus gravy."

Prices range from £16.95 for the slow cooked roast beef and £15.95 for roasted pork tenderloin or vegetarian wellington. All roasts are served with seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and a red wine jus.

Based in Preston Candover, dishes are made with fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local and UK suppliers. The restaurant also serve English-grown wine, locally distilled gin and British craft beer.

Closed on Monday's, the restaurant are open every day from 12.00pm - 11.00pm and 12.00am Friday.

Another customer wrote: "Incredible food, warm cosy atmosphere and excellent, unpretentious service."

The Palm Brasserie

With a score of 4.7/5 on Google reviews, The Palm Brasserie pride themselves on great quality food and exceptional service.

The restaurant located on Andover Road continues to impress their customers with their food and dining experience, with one customer writing: "Lovely decor, good atmosphere, attentive staff and tasty food."

Another wrote: "Quality cuisine and friendly staff. The Ox cheek and Spring lamb were both excellent. Great to have an additional quality restaurant in the area. Will certainly be returning."

The restaurant is open seven days a week from 12.00pm, with a closing time of 9.00pm on Sunday's, 10.00pm Monday to Friday and 11.00pm Saturday.

The Fur & Feathers

Rated 4.6/5 on Google reviews, The Fur & Feathers, located on King Johns Lane, made top marks for the 'excellent' food, drink and service.

One customer wrote: "Had Sunday lunch here with our family and friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the light and airy feel in the restaurant. We will definitely be back again soon.

Starting at £15.95, Sunday roast dinner's are served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal veg and gravy, and a choice of beef, chicken, pork, a trio of meats or a nutroast.

Closed on Monday's, the restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12.00pm and closes at 6.00pm Sunday, 10.00pm Tuesday - Thursday and 11.0pm Friday - Saturday.

Another customer wrote: "Excellent home cooked food and the service was very good."

The Hoddington Arms

With a score of 4.6/5, The Hoddington Arms on Bidden Road scored top marks by their customers, with one happy reviewer writing: "A delicious Sunday roast and desserts in a really beautiful little village. Fantastic good and really friendly, helpful service."

Closed Monday and Tuesday, the pub are open throughout the rest of week, with an opening time of 12.00pm. Closing times differ, with a 7.00pm closing time Sunday, 11.00pm Wednesday - Thursday and 12.00am Friday and Saturday.

A two course menu on Sunday will cost £22 per person, while three courses is £27. This consists of, but subject to change: roasted dry aged English sirloin of beef, slow roasted Wiltshire pork belly and slow braised English lamb shoulder. All dinners are served with dripping roasted potatoes, braised red cabbage, buttered green beans, roasted carrot and roasting juices.

Another reviewer wrote: "Fantastic place with great food great beer and great staff."

The Queen Inn

Located on Down Street, Dummer, this pub scored 4.5/5 on Google reviews for their food, services and their Sunday roasts, with one reviewer writing: "This is a lovely pub. The Sunday dinner is delicious and you get decent sized portions. The chicken Sunday dinner in particular comes with a large piece of chicken. The drinks are also nice and it’s a reasonably priced pub."

Closed on Monday's, the pub are open Tuesday to Sunday from 12.00pm, with a closing time of 5.30pm on Sunday's, 10.00pm Tuesday to Thursday and 11.00pm Friday and Saturday.

Prices start from £13.50 for the vegetarian pie and go up to £14.50 for the roast loin pork, which all come with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, roasted root veg, crackling, savoy cabbage and gravy.

Another reviewer wrote: "Really great pub excellent food and a good selection of beers and wines. Had the Sunday roast which was cooked just right. Nice selection of veg as well. Staff were friendly if a little rushed. However a great place for a meal."