With the weather on the cool down, there's nothing better than sitting down to a hearty, cooked-to-perfection Sunday roast

The heart-warming, nostalgic aroma of a Sunday roast is one of the simplest but best dining pleasures in life, but roasting that piece of lamb to pink, tender perfection or getting the pork juicy and soft on the inside and crackling with crunch on the outside requires culinary skills that Grandma took to the grave. Luckily for us, that's not the end of the tale - this traditional end-of-the-week culinary tradition is back with delicious vengeance on many of the best tables in town. And with Melbourne's thriving gastropub culture, that translates to a plate of traditional roast-to-perfection meat and veg served up with chilled weekend vibes and a cold glass of pinot on the side.

Here, we present the top eight places in Melbourne to get a classic Sunday roast:

8 Melbourne places serving knockout Sunday roast