5 Reasons to Love a Sunday Roast

We recently had a surprise visit from Sussex sisters and Instagram roast reviewers @Roast_Raters_ who gave our roast beef a great 9/10 review (hey, nobody is perfect, right?) and it got us thinking – what makes a traditional Sunday lunch so special?

We chatted to the sisters who claim crispy roast potatoes and the cheesiest Cauliflower Cheese as the way to their hearts!

There’s a lot to love about a good old fashioned Sunday Roast, but we’ve whittled it down to our top five reasons to indulge this Sunday.

1. Great Way to End the Week

You are so busy and you work hard – it’s important to have downtime. Letting someone else cook a big, fat Sunday lunch for you (with all the trimmings, please and thank you) is something akin to self care. Not having to do the washing up, or open the wine, is the icing on the cake, are we right?

Booking a table in advance and giving yourself something to work towards is the proverbial dangling carrot that is guaranteed to see you skipping through the week. 

2. It’s Good For You

Speaking of dangly carrots, Sunday lunch can be an absolute veg fest!

Ok, OK, so there are elements of your roast that are considered a treat, but if you look at the ratios of meat & potato vs seasonal veggies, then we say the whole plate balances out as a nutritional win (hooray!)

Currently, our Sunday lunch vegetables are honey roasted and rosemary carrots, buttered kale, braised red cabbage, and a melee of mixed greens. These change with the season, but it’s fair to say that winter veggies are amongst the best you can get, and are brill for your body, so munch away guilt-free!

3. Super Side Kicks

So, there is a feast on plate already, but who can resist a couple of saucy side dishes? 

A rich cauliflower cheese, smoky pigs in blankets, or maybe even some extra beef dripping roast potatoes. Ramekins of English mustard, mint sauce, horseradish and cranberry sauce adorn the table scrumptiously.

Pile some of those indulgent additions into your Yorkshire Pudding – the bigger and uglier the better – sling on lashings of gravy, and you’ve got yourself a Sunday lunch of your absolute dreams. 

4. Time to Come Together

No need to toil away in the kitchen for hours peeling spuds, dicing your carrots, or basting your meat – oh no. You can sit down with your nearest & dearest and revel in the hum of their happy chitter-chatter.

Getting everyone around the table is important. It’s where you might catch a juicy snippet of gossip from the girls, offer advice to a friend, or to spend some time colouring-in with the little ones. Sunday is for refuelling your body & your soul.

5. Steeped in Tradition

 Historically, folks would pop their meat into the oven to cook whilst they attended church, and then everyone would gather afterwards to enjoy the spoils. Whether you do or don’t attend morning worship at St Margaret’s, the tradition of Sunday lunch lives happily on.

Your enjoyment of a proper Sunday Roast might be rooted in happy childhood memories, or it might be a tradition you’ve started yourself, but there is no doubt that it is a part of British life & culture that we all want to keep very much alive.

So, it’s a fact that the Great British Sunday Roast is so much more than just food.

It’s a meal that shapes your day, warms your cockles, that punctuates the end of the week, and ultimately, it’s one that unites us.

So, what do you say? Fancy booking a table to enjoy for yourself? Let us pour you a glass of bold Malbec to accompany your roast beef, or a crisp Picpoul to pair with your pork, and you’ve got yourself a heavenly Sunday indeed.


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