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To wonder why anyone would get a takeaway roast?

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NewAgeWiccan · 03/04/2021 19:17

I get supporting local pubs, but I just don't understand why anyone would get a takeaway roast?

Pubs are charging £15 for a one course Sunday roast (every week, not just Easter). Which isn't exactly cheap. I would have thought this would be pretty grim once you get it home, and a home cooked roast is far superior.

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Armi · 03/04/2021 19:18

Some people can’t be arsed to make their own.


DrSbaitso · 03/04/2021 19:19

I don't see how it's different from takeaway anything else. Home cooked might be better (might) but part of the point of takeaway is not to have to cook.

PhatPhanny · 03/04/2021 19:19

Because they want to?

JeffTheOracle · 03/04/2021 19:19

Got better things to do with their time than spend 2 hours cooking a roast?

FlyingBurrito · 03/04/2021 19:19

Just a wild guess but maybe they buy them because they like them and are happy to pay that price. Pretty much the same reason anyone buys anything non-essentail.

I'm not sure how it could be any complicated then that

sunflowersandbuttercups · 03/04/2021 19:20

Because they can?

How is it different to any other kind of takeaway?

IHaveBrilloHair · 03/04/2021 19:20

They are a total pain to make, especially if you live on your own.
Are you always this judgey?

ThereforeIAm · 03/04/2021 19:20

I’ve always wondered that. There are a few places that do it near me and there is a dial-a-roast van as well but I’ve never fancied it myself.

LondonWFuck · 03/04/2021 19:20

You literally do not understand? Really? Hmm

Veuvestar · 03/04/2021 19:21

Takeaway roasts heat up just fine

MirandaWest · 03/04/2021 19:21

DH and I have done it a number of times. Means that we can each eat different meat.
Much bigger selection of vegetables.
No need to cook.

partyatthepalace · 03/04/2021 19:21

Because they are proud non-cooks spending their cash supporting local businesses fighting to stay afloat and not make their workers redundant.

Yay for them!

CeeJay81 · 03/04/2021 19:21

There is a local pub round here that does this. It's amazing, we've had it a couple of times. It's £9.99, I wouldn't pay £15. It's lovely, there's plenty of it and it's very nice. They have become popular, not just Sunday roast but doing various theme nights etc. They even doing delivery some nights.

HilaryBriss · 03/04/2021 19:21

Because I can't cook a roast (have never tried to be honest) and because all the ingredients plus time and effort cooking and cleaning up after means I would rather pay for a ready cooked one.

MarieDelaere · 03/04/2021 19:22

Because they want to.

Because they struggle to cook and want a roast dinner.

FlyingBurrito · 03/04/2021 19:22


I’ve always wondered that. There are a few places that do it near me and there is a dial-a-roast van as well but I’ve never fancied it myself.

I've never had one either but it doesn't need much brain to comprehend that people like different things.
WaltzesWithSnobs · 03/04/2021 19:22

I would love to get a carvery meal. Because I can't be arsed doing cauliflower (just for myself), parsnip, glazed carrots, turnip, peas and roast peppers but someone cooking in large numbers can. And I can have one portion. But the price puts me off.

Palavah · 03/04/2021 19:23

Do you normally lack empathy?

We've done it a few times, for all the reasons stated above, plus a roast with all the trimmings is a lot of effort and washing up for just one or two people.

Is that ok with you?

Redcherries · 03/04/2021 19:23

I cook what’s essentially a full Christmas dinner nearly every Sunday. We got one delivered a few weeks back and it was worth every penny. No one stuck in the kitchen, hardly any dishes, just a Sunday chilling with films.

Samcro · 03/04/2021 19:23

I can understand why people do it, but not at that price.

DenisetheMenace · 03/04/2021 19:23

A place in our town dies drench style rotisserie Chicken. They’ll deliver a roast with all accompaniments and real gravy, for four, for £18. My husband and son don’t like roast, chicken skin or anything fatty(🤯).
My daughter and I love it. We’re considering ordering one for the two of us Grin

SisterAgatha · 03/04/2021 19:23

You say that, and I agreed, until I did a whole days volunteering in a community garden and someone brought me a Toby Carvery roast. It was still good!

Dunno about £15 though, for that you could get a takeaway for two!

DenisetheMenace · 03/04/2021 19:24

Does French. Fat fingers. Too many roasts.

JackieWeaverHandforthCouncil · 03/04/2021 19:24

I know people who do it and it’s mainly because they want to support out locals and keep them in business.

DoubleDeckerSwimmer · 03/04/2021 19:24

(1) to support the pub
(2) to cut down on dishes
(3) to treat themselves
(4) because they are not confident cooking a roast
(5) because their kitchen or oven is inadequate / being refurbished
(6) because they like different meats from each other

Can think of lots of reasons.

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