WHEN the weather gets colder, there is nothing better than tucking into a roast dinner - especially when it is cooked for you.

However, deciding where to go is always a real challenge and you need to choose a restaurant which serves lashings of gravy and the best Yorkshire puddings.

Using Google reviews, we have tracked down 10 of the best rated Sunday roasts in the area.

The Old Siege House Bar & Brasserie

Rating: 4.5 based on 459 reviews 

One review said: "Nice place to go for a roast on a Sunday. The food was very good. I enjoyed it alot. Try the beef. Around a very good pub."

Another added: "Went for wedding tasting. Best roast dinner I have ever had! Lovely atmosphere."

The Green Room

Rating:  4.6 out of 227 reviews

One review said: "Another gorgeous roast and perfect service. This place never fails to deliver, not once had a bad meal.

"Lovely, chilled atmosphere and ridiculously inexpensive for the quality. Highly recommend."

Another said: "Never disappoints. Sunday roast is always exceptional."

Read more >> Five of the best places for brunch in and around Colchester

Fat Cat

Rating:  4.5 out of 256 reviews

One reviewer said: "One of the best Sunday roasts we've had in a very long time, perfectly cooked beef and all veg were spectacular. Would highly recommend."

Another added: "Fantastic Sunday Roast Dinner! Officially made our Top 3!"

The Black Buoy, Wivenhoe 

Rating:  4.5 out of 568 reviews 

Reviews said: "Best Sunday roast lovely people staff always welcoming excellent local ales"

Another added: "Very popular, packed full for Sunday Roast. Charming atmosphere and great food. Bit on the pricey side but worth it."

The Live & Let Live

Rating:  4.6 out of 238 reviews 

One review said: "Just had some take away Sunday roasts for mother's day, beef, chicken and a lamb, all extremely tasty, huge Yorkshire puddings and plenty of trimmings.. could not fault it and no washing up. Top class"