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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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mogtheexcellent · 03/04/2021 19:24

We have quite a lot. Dh likes beef, i have chicken.

It supports our local pub. Meal arrives home piping hot, gravy separate.

LockdownLard · 03/04/2021 19:24

We buy them from our local in the spirit of supporting their business at a difficult time.

JackieWeaverHandforthCouncil · 03/04/2021 19:26

I’ve bought chicken burgers etc from the local to keep them ticking over.

FTEngineerM · 03/04/2021 19:26

Ummm the dishes alone would make me spend £15!

DimidDavilby · 03/04/2021 19:26

To eat I would assume?

Alsohuman · 03/04/2021 19:26

The pub across the road from us does roasts. They’re absolutely delicious and cost £8.95. The only difference from going out for Sunday lunch is having to put our own dishes in the dishwasher. If you’d have a roast in the pub, there’s no difference.

HarrietSchulenberg · 03/04/2021 19:26

I wonder the same. They'd be congealed and yukky if they were delivered. Fair enough getting a takeaway if I couldn't be arsed to cook but a soggy takeaway roast for £15? Nah, not happening.

DamsonTrousers · 03/04/2021 19:26

Convenience. Novelty. Something to look forward to. Can’t be arsed to cook / wash-up. Desire to support local businesses who are finding it tough.

RumHoney · 03/04/2021 19:26

For me it's because my OH is veggie so it lets me have meat and he can have something else. No point cooking a roast dinner for 1! We've only done it once though.

PandaFluff · 03/04/2021 19:27

If there's just one of you it's hassle to cook a whole leg of Lamb and all the trimmings.

user1493413286 · 03/04/2021 19:27

I think it’d heat up fine; whether home cooked ones taste better depend very much on how good a cook you are and how much you enjoy cooking it. By the time I’ve done it all my appetite is gone.
I don’t get having burgers or steaks as they lose heat fast and dont heat up well,

MixedUpFiles · 03/04/2021 19:28

Our local pub has done some amazing Sunday roasts. Pub might be a bit of a misnomer, it’s a bit more high-end than that. We can’t eat there in-person right now, the food is amazing, and we want them to stay in business.

We’ve been intentional spending money at local restaurants as much as possible for the last year, despite the fact that even when it had been allowed, we never eat inside. We want our favorites to survive. Not all of them have, but we are going to keep trying.

Disclaimer: We used to eat out 4-5 times a week so I know we aren’t the average family in terms of restaurant budget.

harper30 · 03/04/2021 19:28

So the pub doesn't go under, so you don't have to cook or wash up. A pub near us delivers a roast for about that price, and it is DELICIOUS, absolutely lovely.
Have you ever even tried this OP? Before coming on mumsnet to question it?

Bonitalazenia · 03/04/2021 19:28

Ive been wondering this myself and cannot comprehend the FB pics of a roast dinner squashed into a square foil tray?!
Also cannot understand the trend for Afternoon Tea in a box, a few sarnies and sausage rolls liberally scattered with watercress maybe a stick of cucumber, a couple of scones... thatll be £15 per head please... madness!!

JellyBabiesSaveLives · 03/04/2021 19:28

The pub in our village does them for a tenner, still hot when we get it home, once on the plate it looks and tastes just like the roast dinner we'd have bought in the pub dining room had it been open. And hopefully the pub will still be in business after lockdown.

Plus any meal I didn't plan and cook is worth quite a bit of money.

Sparklesocks · 03/04/2021 19:28

You must have a very limited imagination Wink

Surely it can only be a good thing that pubs are finding ways to still have an income before they can open again properly.

Also I think it could travel alright if you had everything packaged up separately and give it a heat up.

BonnieDundee · 03/04/2021 19:28

A restaurant did it here. We got it as a treat a couple of times when sit inside was banned. We got puddings as.well for that price. Was no more expensive than say nandos and I enjoyed it more.

If I was single and fancied a roast it would probably be difficult to cook and.prepare a roast with loads of different veg/roasters/ yorkshires for much less than £15 and certainly I wouldn't be juggling 8 different pots/pans/ roasting dishes for a single person

user1471530109 · 03/04/2021 19:29

I cook a pretty good roast (according to my DCs). But I have had a takeaway roast a couple of times from a local pub this last 12 months. How is it any different in your reasoning than going out to eat Sunday lunch? The one near us is a bit posh Wink but even they only charge £12.99 for an adult portion. My girls share an adult portion as one only eats the potatoes and yorkies Hmm and the other likes the meat and veg. It's a particular treat for me as I don't particularly enjoy cooking a roast every week with all the extra cleaning up. But my eldest prefers my roast potatoes apparently Grin which I love her even more for saying! My two are lucky when it comes to meat so I could order us different meats if we wanted which is a particular plus. I couldn't afford it very often. But I'm very happy to support the local pubs and restaurants especially as we pre covid are out on average at least once probably twice a month.

drinkplease · 03/04/2021 19:30

Loads of reasons Confused I have poor mobility and other issues and struggle in Carvery style restaurants so family all go out for one and bring me one back which is perfect for us.

mondaymusing · 03/04/2021 19:30

We get them if I'm tired and fancy a roast dinner.
Yes I could cook a nicer one, but as the only person that cooks in my house sometimes a takeaway roast is the way forward.
Sometimes, who can be arsed to wash up all the pits.

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SeeYouInAnotherLife · 03/04/2021 19:31

You really can’t think of a single reason why this might appeal to someone? Really?

SeeYouInAnotherLife · 03/04/2021 19:31

I’m cooking a roast tomorrow btw but if I could afford it, I would definitely get one delivered!

babypeach · 03/04/2021 19:32

I don’t think anywhere around me does this but if they do then it sounds amazing!

I’ve just finished cleaning up after cooking a whole roast and would’ve loved to have it all delivered instead for once!

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