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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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Idontwannadance1 · 05/04/2021 10:18

My husband and I order Sunday roasts that our local cafe deliver. We do it because we are both disabled and can’t manage to cook one ourselves. It always comes really hot and with lots of fresh meat and vegetables. To us it’s a fantastic idea

LookAChicken · 05/04/2021 10:20

I always order eggs Benedict if it's on the menu.
At home I have a bowl of muesli!😅

MrsWombat · 05/04/2021 10:20

It's not something I would personally do but I can see why people do it. My MIL did us a takeaway roast over Christmas and it was amazing.

Bellabelloo · 05/04/2021 10:21

We get one every week. We support our local pub. No shopping. No washing up.

Plus I can have chicken, my husband can have beef and our DS can have pork and crackling!

Bluntness100 · 05/04/2021 10:22

If you have a Bosch series 6 dishwasher you can definitely fit in everything in for a 5 person roast dinner

Really? It’s a fairly average size. No way I could get a large roasting pan, the large casserole dish for cauliflower cheese, the same for roast potatoes, three different pots for veg in, colanders, gravy pot, all the crockery and cutlery in, well I could, but it would be significantly overloaded and not wash well. Unless you’re only using little pots and dishes,

LynetteScavo · 05/04/2021 10:29

I'd take a photo to show you but I've just unloaded- I got in three roasting pans, a chopping board, a colander a small saucepan, a gravy boat boat, measuring jug, sports water bottle as well as the usual crockery and cutlery, but I didn't use serving dishes yesterday and served straight onto plates. I think it having three levels helps. It definitely wasn't overloaded and washed well.

Mum2b43 · 05/04/2021 10:40

My parents do this every Sunday. They don’t see the point of cooking a roast for just 2 of them. They get to have their Sunday roast with all the trimmings without all the hassle.

LynetteScavo · 05/04/2021 10:40

I've just been looking at the dishwasher and only just realised the wine glasses go on the bottom shelf Confused But not if you have three baking trays as well!

Max14165 · 05/04/2021 11:00

We had one yesterday .. 2 course roast lamb with all the trimmings .. 12.99
I don’t have an oven at the moment so it was a good send and I’d happily do it again .. supporting local businesses etc .. people have take away Chinese and Indian .. why not English ?

Max14165 · 05/04/2021 11:02

Godsend * sorry .. didn’t proof read !

MrsPnut · 05/04/2021 11:15

We had a take away roast yesterday and in fact we have one every three weeks because that is when we are all at home together.

We collect ours from a pub we eat at regularly in normal times and it is one of the few places that make a roast as good or better than I can make myself. Every thing is made from scratch and they offer a decent vegetarian option.

It cost just under £40 for 4 of us, which is expensive but we would have spent more eating out if it wasn’t lockdown.

ufucoffee · 05/04/2021 12:19

£15 quid! Ours is £7 for one course, choice of meat. I always have beef and it is absolutely delicious. Don't get one every week because I wouldn't have a Sunday dinner every week, but once a month I'm happy to help them out by ordering.

JemimaJoy · 05/04/2021 12:27

Because they don't want to cook? It's not really difficult to work out. You could cook a curry, a pizza, or a bowl of noodles from scratch for a lot cheaper than you could buy an Indian or Chinese takeaway but people still buy takeaways because not cooking is a treat.

For years I said I wish someone would do takraway roasts! Now they do! If i wasn't working abroad, I'd get a takeaway roast all the time. Yum!

bemusedmoose · 05/04/2021 13:20

£15 is insane.

I can see if it is just you it's easier to get takeaway roast for 1. Though I couldn't fancy one enough to pay £15!

If it was a family deal, all the trimmings and a good price I would probably give it a try. I love a roast, i love that you can pretty much shove it all in and leave it an hour. But not often in the house enough to make one.

FrankiPanki · 05/04/2021 14:41

Roasts are such a drag to cook. Timings are different so you are continually popping in and out if kitchen..This way everyone can have their different meat or veggy roast of choice and support local businesses. We had one yesterday. Daughter had beef grandson had chicken and grandaughter and I had veggy roast. Delicious!

AntiStuff · 05/04/2021 16:02

We order from a local chef who is currently furloughed. We do it once in a while as we are one meat eater, one veggie and one small fussy child. It is delivered in the morning and we finish it off at home. It is far tastier than any roast I can do, doesn’t take hours, and there’s no washing up.

Mumgonenuts2020 · 05/04/2021 16:08

We have been doing our own roasts over the winter! Buying online I bought a cockerel for something different and very expensive and the kids don’t eat big portions either, he wished I had just bought a five Pound chicken instead, also the veg I cook up and keep for the rest of the week.. it is a pain when you cook it all and it’s eaten in seconds and all the clearing up afterwards. Then on the other hand it has been nice not to hear all the moaning when we go to a pub, and get stuck for choosing a shit place to eat! Then you could say Nando’s McDonald’s. KFC are expensive a for good that does fill you up!! I enjoyed my fine dining, but I think that will be not the same now even when we get back to normality...

Newestname001 · 05/04/2021 16:19

Mmmmm! I want a roast dinner now (including pudding, of course!). I'm going to see which places near me have good roast dinners for delivery. It will be such a relief not to have to cook a meal myself! 🌹

Theelderscrolls · 05/04/2021 16:35

I've never done it but it's a good idea. I'd love to have someone cook me a lovely roast and my partner won't do any cooking beyond beige freezer crap.

I make one most Sundays but it would be lovely to just sit down and have one served to me instead!

CarpeVitam · 05/04/2021 16:39

Lots of reasons.

My elderly mother, for example 🤷‍♀️

jessstan2 · 05/04/2021 17:57


Mmmmm! I want a roast dinner now (including pudding, of course!). I'm going to see which places near me have good roast dinners for delivery. It will be such a relief not to have to cook a meal myself! 🌹

Me too, am going to order one shortly. Yum!
AbsolutelyPansy · 05/04/2021 18:36

going out to the pub or wherever for a roast is fairly common practice, this is presumably just to do with lockdown?

DenisetheMenace · 05/04/2021 20:14

I also used to wonder why on earth anyone would buy ready made mash or roasties: before I developed rheumatoid arthritis in my fingers. A roast is pretty labour intensive for your hands, from scratch/fresh.

PrincessTuna · 05/04/2021 20:16

Wait till you hear about takeaway pizza!

fizbosshoes · 05/04/2021 20:26

Wait till you hear about takeaway pizza!

My DH thinks a shop bought pizza is essentially the same as a takeaway. Angry
I cant believe how wrong he is!

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