Sunday Roast is a traditional meal served — you guessed it — on Sundays throughout the UK. But if you’re looking for a standard serving of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding here in the States, it can be a little more difficult to find. Luckily for us, Jersey City’s own Irish restaurant Hudson Hound, located at 8 Erie Street A, serves up Sunday Roast every weekend. Keep reading to learn more about Hudson Hound’s Sunday Roast and get inspired to book your table soon.
About Hudson Hound
Hudson Hound is a modern Irish Bar + Restaurant in Jersey City. It opened in JC back in 2020 but there’s been a NYC location for more than two decades. The owners, Jason O’Brien and chef Donal Crosbie, are both Irish and Jersey City locals so it was a perfect choice for the duo to bring their eatery across the Hudson.
In the UK, you can easily find Sunday roast at a pub (or your parent’s house) but this tradition didn’t really make its way across the pond. The closest thing here is Christmas dinner but that’s not something most Americans are enjoying on a weekly basis, so maybe more like Sunday pasta at your grandma’s house – at least in tradition, but not in cuisine.
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Sunday roast typically comes with roast meat, Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, vegetables, and gravy.
Hudson Hound has two Sunday Roast offerings, the first is roast sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding, horseradish cream, and Guinness gravy, and the second is a 1/2 rotisserie chicken with brioche + Irish sausage stuffing and Guinness gravy.
The website says both options come with the following sides: dripping roast potatoes, champ potatoes, carrots, and Haricot Vert.
The Hoboken Girl team recently enjoyed the Roast Sirloin of Beef Sunday Roast and, dare we say, it was phenomenal. This was our first Sunday Roast but we know we’ll be back.
HG pro tip: Sunday Roast starts at 2PM on Sundays and goes until it sells out. Consider making a reservation in advance for an earlier table to make sure you get there before they run out. It’s been known to happen on busy days.
Other Events + Menu Highlights
Sunday Roast is just one of the reasons why we love Hudson Hound. This spot hosts a variety of events from Wednesday trivia nights to bingo to holiday specials. The TVs are tuned to the day’s biggest sporting events but it’s not overwhelming if you’re not there for the game.
Hudson Hound’s daily menu features a bunch of Irish and American staples like bangers + mash, fish + chips, Adobo rubbed roasted 1/2 organic chicken, the Hound Burger, and of course, the Full Irish Breakfast.
The drinks menu includes draft beer, yes, including Guinness, bottled/canned beer, a variety of lagers, ales, and some gluten-free options, wine, cocktails, and mocktails.
Hudson Hound also runs a 1920s-style speakeasy named for the fictional bootlegger Nucky Thompson. You’ll have to ask the bartender how to get in.
On your way in, take a look at the UK pantry staples for sale. Hudson Hound sometimes offers sweets, spreads, and sodas from across the pond.
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The Parting Glass
We always enjoy a visit to Hudson Hound and our Sunday Roast experience did not disappoint. We visited on a beautiful Sunday and got to sit by the open wall, so the sunshine and slight breeze made this the perfect spot. Definitely put it on your list with the warmer weather now upon us. The roast was delicious and we joined the clean plate club. We’ll be back soon.
Hudson Hound in JC is open Tuesday to Friday from 4PM to 2AM and Saturday to Sunday from 11:30AM to 2AM.
Happy hour specials, including discounts on draught beers and glasses of wine, are offered on weekdays from 4PM to 6PM.