Whether it's a catch-up with friends or for a special occasion including Mother's Day or birthdays, Sunday lunch in County Durham is just one way to spend some time with loved ones.

After all, there's nothing much better than good food with good company.

Whether you're after the crispiest roast potatoes or the most succulent slices of chicken, there is plenty of roast dinner staples to try in the county.

To help you decide where to go for your next Sunday lunch, here are a selection of the best according to their Google reviews.

Some of the best places for Sunday lunch in County Durham

The Three Horseshoes Inn

Location: Running Waters, Durham, DH1 2SR

Rating: 4.6

One person left this review: “Sunday dinner was very good, nice size portions and the meats were well cooked. Overhead biscoff cheesecake which finished it off nicely. Will be back”.

The Green Tree 1727

Location: 41 Tudhoe Village, Spennymoor, DL16 6LE

Rating: 4.7

This customer said: “Great pub in a wonderful location. Sunday lunch was a very pleasant dining experience and reasonably priced. Families with children are welcome, not too noisy and spotless lavatories.”

The Stonebridge Inn

Location: A690, Durham, DH1 3RX

Rating: 4.4

A pleased visitor wrote: "Visited for Sunday lunch one of the best Sunday lunches I've had in a while well worth the half an bus journey."

Rose Tree Inn

Location: Low Road, Shincliffe, Durham, DH1 2LY

Rating: 4.4

A user said: "Food was lovely. Had a special off the board which contained pork & leek sausages, pork belly, Yorkshire puddings, black pudding, mash, red onion gravy."

The Lamp Room

Location: 20 North Terrace, Seaham, SR7 7EU

Rating: 4.5

This review reads: “Best Sunday lunch I've had to be fair. Nut roast is soo delicious and I usually would never opt for one as a veggie. Gravy is the best!”

The Pub and Kitchen

Location: Front Street North, Cassop, Durham, DH6 4RJ

Rating: 4.6

One person posted: “Sunday lunch for four. Perfect. Quick, friendly service. Food was fantastic. Wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely be back.”

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The Poachers

Location: Bridge Street, Metal Bridge, Durham, DH6 5LQ

Rating: 4.4

This visitor said: "I had Sunday lunch here today with family for the third time and the food was absolutely delicious as always! Beef was very tender and everything was cooked perfectly. The food didn't take long to come out either. Lovely cosy pub with excellent service from very hard working attentive staff! Can't fault it."