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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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Strangekindofwoman · 03/04/2021 19:53

I'm sure can understand, OP, if you really really try.

Bunnybigears · 03/04/2021 19:53

Well I ordered a takeaway roast because I really fancied one but couldn't cook with a broken elbow and didn't want to ask DH to do it after he had been at work and having to do most of the housework. Is that allowed? Ours was only £7 each and £4.50 for kids if tht makes it any better.

Bonitalazenia · 03/04/2021 19:53

I cook a roast every Sunday, come hail rain or shine, just for 2 of us which lasts for Monday also so its actually quite economical....its a ritual / tradition..

Mufflete · 03/04/2021 19:56

Because our local pub's takeaway roast is amazing! I can and do cook one sometimes, but occasionally it's quite blissful to be able to relax and then pop out, pick it up and 5 mins later have Sunday dinner on the table with only plates to wash up.

DrinkFeckArseBrick · 03/04/2021 19:56

A roast is one of the most time consuming meals to cook, you cant leave it due to all the different timings and it's a bastard to clean up after.

midnightstar66 · 03/04/2021 19:57

But you don't have to stand there and watch it. You can go off and do lots of other more useful/fun things whilst it's cooking.

Depends how good your roast is. We like extras like cauli cheese so you have to make a cheese sauce, boil the cauli then bake. We like Mash so that's needs made, Yorkies batter needs done, par boiled roasts, steamed broccoli but roast glazed carrots. It all needs prepped, it all has different timings, the meat needs basted. Nothing much can really be done. Obviously if you're just boiling a load of veggies and whacking some potatoes in the oven with a cook in the bag chicken then you can go and do something but if I'm having a roast I want a great one

Mary46 · 03/04/2021 19:57

Hi did it alot when we both worked ft..cuts out the endless wash up in the kitchen. I do agree re cost but sometimes we just tired after a long week. Cooking is thankless unless you enjoy it I dont

Jenasaurus · 03/04/2021 19:58

Ive ordered a roast before, as a single lady I cant be bothered to cook a Roast for one :)

Longingforatikihut · 03/04/2021 20:01

I live alone. If a cooked a full roast dinner and trimmings I'd have to eat it for a week or feel guilty for wasting food. Plus I don't have a proper cooker (only a halogen oven and a table top hob). I'd love a take away roast dinner. No faff, No waste and no washing up.

jessstan2 · 03/04/2021 20:01

I suppose it makes a change from cooking. Pub restaurant carvery is usually lovely. If someone collects and it isn't far away it shouldn't spoil; do they deliver?

TrialOfStyle · 03/04/2021 20:02

I absolutely get it, and if I had the money I would do it too. Roasts are a right pain and you end up is some time management game and then have a million pans to wash up.


AdelaideK · 03/04/2021 20:04

I'm sure you can think of a few reasons if you really try.

GuildfordGal · 03/04/2021 20:05

I love cooking and make everything and anything. However, I find cooking a roast dinner boring. There are so many elements - none of which are particularly stimulating to prepare, and loads to juggle to keep warm/finish off/rest/simmer/etc so that it's all the right temperature and so on at the same time.

And's just a roast dinner. It's alright, but roast meat and separate little piles of vegetables and so on never really sets my world alight. I know that people go nuts about 'a good roast dinner' but there's about a hundred things I'd rather prepare and eat.

That said, I wouldn't get a takeaway version either.

And I am actually cooking one tomorrow. A shoulder of mutton, as it happens Grin

LincolnshireYellowBelly · 03/04/2021 20:06

Supporting a local business in their time of need?

TonTonMacoute · 03/04/2021 20:06

I wouldn't, but if it helps pubs and restaurants keep going why not.

Just because a roast takes a while to cook, doesn't mean it's difficult.
As far as I'm concerned it's the biggest doss there is, catering-wise. Very little effort, most pans go in the dishwasher and everyone thinks you've worked really hard. What's not to like?

Scarby9 · 03/04/2021 20:07

Because you live alone and making all that for one seems futile after over a year of solo meals?

gottenhaitch · 03/04/2021 20:07


sanityisamyth · 03/04/2021 20:07

I despise cooking and would do pretty much anything to avoid it. Something like a roast is too bloody complicated, time consuming and messy for me - ordering it sounds ideal to me!

Caramelsmadfuzzytail · 03/04/2021 20:07

The pub next to me is selling roasts for £8.50. I cant be arsed to cook most days, so if I was in the right headspace I would order one. It also helps to keep the pub trundling along until they can open properly.

HowManyToes · 03/04/2021 20:08

“I just don’t understand puzzled head tilt


hopingforabrighterfuture2021 · 03/04/2021 20:08

We got one a few weeks ago as a birthday treat. Was amazing.

shinynewapple21 · 03/04/2021 20:09

I've only recently seen this and was thinking of collecting one for my DH. There's only the two of us;
I don't eat meat and he doesn't cook so we used to go out for a Sunday Roast every now and then . I was wondering how well they reheated .

toomanyplants · 03/04/2021 20:09

We have on occasion
It's not "grim" at all
Fresh, still hot, all you do is plate it up and pour on the gravy
Dishes consist of 2 plates, rather than a dozen trays and pans.
Clearly your roasts are more superior, don't even try it.

Silvergreen · 03/04/2021 20:10

Because they used to go out and eat the Sunday roast at that particular place before lockdown and like it, want to support that venue and live very locally to that pub. A 5 minute walk away in my case.

Sparklingbrook · 03/04/2021 20:10

I think roast dinners are overrated but I would absolutely get one delivered if other people wanted one.
We've not had one from the nearest pub that do them but they have got great reviews.

We've had a takeaway afternoon tea which was very nice. I guess I could have faffed about in the kitchen and made scones from scratch etc but I CBA, and it was nicer because someone else had done it.

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