The Sunday roast - it's quintessentially British and everyone's favourite family tradition, but sometimes the chief cook of the house needs a break.

Earlier this week we asked readers where, in their opinion, was the best place in Dorset for a Sunday roast.

We've compiled a list of the most mentioned restaurants and pubs from your contributions. 

And here they are...

The Royal Oak, Milborne St Andrew

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Scores of readers recommended this pub at the heart of a traditional Dorset village as their favourite place for a delicious roast.
Amber Givens said: "The Royal Oak is the best place to get a Sunday roast. They have loads of variety and the meat is nice and local. Its also a carvery and you can go back as many times as you want. I do not have any pictures to share and I always eat it too quickly!"

The Sun Inn, Lower Burton, Dorchester

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This country pub also appeared to be a huge hit amongst our contributors. (We suspect it may have something to do with their 7-day a week carvery...) 
Tomo Lee said: "I used to eat and drink here in my college days, and now with a family. We still all enjoy a roast and (soft) drinks with a great atmosphere,which works with every season. Small park parking fee and with a foot path near for that after lunch stroll in Hardy country, with so much choice of carvery and others options. Plenty of seating. My vote for best Sunday roast in Dorset."

The Clifton Hotel, Portland

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This family-friendly pub with a beer garden and children's play area got lots of votes from our readers.

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Maria Fuller, who sent us this picture of her delicious looking Sunday lunch, said: "Best roast dinner in Dorset. Proper home cooked and massive portions. Real proper friendly pub."

The Frampton Arms, Moreton

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Russell Green said: "The Frampton Arms in Moreton has the best Sunday roasts, great value for money and you can go up as many times as you like!"

The Gloucester, Weymouth

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This popular pub on Weymouth seafront has a carvery and rotisserie every Sunday from 12pm. They have a children's, regular, large and event a giant sized portion - but when it's gone it's gone.
Ellie Bibby said: "I love it there, always busy, very nice food." And Lynne Stokes said: "Always a fab carvery!"

Best Western Hotel Rembrandt, Weymouth

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The restaurant at this hotel serves a carvery not only on Sundays from 12pm until 9.15pm, but on a Wednesday too, from 12pm until 1.45pm.
Terry Joliffe said: "I have eaten at the Rembrandt Hotel on a number of times for Sunday lunch. There is always a superb selection of meats and vegetables on the carvery. The food is well cooked and the meat portions served are plentiful. The cost is reasonable and the staff efficient and friendly."

Springhead, Sutton Poyntz

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This country pub, tucked away in the unique village of Sutton Poyntz, prides itself on being dog friendly. 
Nathan Hawker commended the pub's "great food, location and service," and Sammy Franklin called their food "roast dinner goals"!

Haddon House Hotel, West Bay

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This country house hotel in west Dorset prides itself on its "delightful tudor restaurant" and its "reputation for fine cuisine." You'll have to be quick for a Sunday roast here - it's served between 12pm and 2pm.

Sue Nicholson said the food is "delicious and highly recommended."

The New Inn, Church Knowle

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This village inn is set between the lovely rolling Purbeck hills. Food is served from 12pm to 2.15pm and then from 6pm to 9:30pm.

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Geta Galiceanu, who sent us this picture of a mouth watering carvery, said the New Inn does "the best roast dinner in Dorset." It got the thumbs up from lots of our other readers too. 

Some other eateries which got several votes from our contributors and are deserving of a mention, are the Turks Head in Chickerell, the Eight Kings on Portland, Marquis of Granby in Weymouth and the New Inn at West Knighton.

Where's the best place to go for a Sunday roast in Dorset?

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