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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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Bluntness100 · 03/04/2021 20:11

My local does this and their food is excellent. They also deliver and are less than half a mile away from me, the food is piping hot, delicious and delivered exactly on time. I serve it up on proper plates and it’s quite frankly a real treat, a full roast dinner, beautifully cooked and piping hot.

You get for example roast beef, perfectly cooked, slightly pink, gravy, horseradish, mix veg, cauliflower cheese, red cabbage, Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes. The lot. They also do a pork and crackling version too with apple sauce.

When you don’t fancy cooking it’s lovely to have a full roast delivered like this.

Retrievemysanity · 03/04/2021 20:12

My friend is a single mum and when her boys are with their dad, she’ll order a roast from the local pub as she wouldn’t cook a whole chicken for herself etc. It’s a lot cheaper than the amount you’ve said though!

Sciurus83 · 03/04/2021 20:14

Have had these, it was lovely.

So many threads at the moment of people turning their noses up at others getting takeaways as if it's so hard to imagine that others might have different priorities. I enjoy cooking, as does DH, but some times pregnant with a toddler a full time job each and nearest family 2 hours away it's nice to not have to cook and wash up.

Even, heaven forfend, a roast. And they make Dauphinoise and cauli cheese which I can rarely be arsed with if doing it myself. Heats up just great.

70isaLimitNotaTarget · 03/04/2021 20:15

I am disappointed , I was half expecting the Op to utter the immortal IS THIS A THING line ?

Easter Trees - is this A Thing (yes)
Christmas Eve Hampers - is this A Thing (if you like)
December 1st Boxes - is this A Thing ( yes now we don't do CEH my DC are adult)
Elf on the Shelf - get the drift .

If people want a roast delivered , do it .
Is it a thing ? Who knows
But don'r come the patronising , fake I don't get it

No-one is holding a gun to their head Hmm

ColourfulElmerElephant · 03/04/2021 20:15

I haven’t done this before but will definitely be looking at what the local pubs offer as a takeaway next week now.

purplecorkheart · 03/04/2021 20:16

Pub within five minutes walk from me does a great roast for about £10 (depending on exchange rate). Easily feeds two people with leftovers. Very handy if you fancy a roast and have limited time or are on your own.

Hamandcheeselife · 03/04/2021 20:16

I wish somewhere near me was doing it.

Cooking a roast for one is pants and I would pay £15 for a really good one!

LookAChicken · 03/04/2021 20:18

Some pubs do a very good Sunday lunch.

Haydenjaydenokayden · 03/04/2021 20:20

Because they want to.
Because maybe they live alone and don't want to cook a full roast for one person.
Because it's the same as any other takeaway.

It's quite simple.

JeanClaudeVanDammit · 03/04/2021 20:20

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.

Yes this, unless you’re cooking for a lot of people it’s not usually worth doing all the sides, especially if there’s only one of you that likes something.

CeeceeBloomingdale · 03/04/2021 20:21

My parents often get a takeaway roast. The portion sizes are apparently huge so they share one and they don't have very adventurous tastes so it suits them. It's cheaper than buying a joint and saves preparing veg with arthritic hands.

Why would anyone buy a takeaway sandwich when they can make their own? 🙄

Sparklingbrook · 03/04/2021 20:21

Hopefully @NewAgeWiccan has all the answers they need now. Grin

littlewhitestar · 03/04/2021 20:22

No one cooks a massive roast for themselves

I do! Then turn the leftovers into something else. My DC are at uni, DP in the military so I am home alone quite often even though I have lots of hobbies and had a pretty busy social life. Pre-lockdown, I would be out until late several evenings a week so if I'd made a roast, the leftovers would get turned into salads, soups, or dishes that could be quickly reheated.

But then I also sometimes order a roast from my local pub. I might go to the pub and read the Sunday papers, other times I would get it delivered.

I've had people make judgey comments about going out to eat alone and snide comments about making a roast just for me, but never about ordering a roast to be delivered, so thanks for that OP Hmm

A Sunday roast travels just fine BTW - the gravy was sent in a separate container, the meat wrapped in foil, the potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and vegetables in a vented cardboard box to let the steam out so it didn't go soggy.

Sparklingbrook · 03/04/2021 20:23

There's a 'Why do people thank bus drivers?' thread somewhere. it must be the day for wondering about completely normal things.

RosesAndHellebores · 03/04/2021 20:24

Well I wouldn't but I enjoy cooking a roast and don't find it difficult. Tomorrow I have half a leg of lamb and will serve it with roast potatoes, leeks in garlic sauce, spring green and sugar snaps with red wine onion gravy and mint sauce. It will serve 4 and the total cost will be about £16.00 compared to £60.

Similarly when the dc are at uni I can make a very nice roast beef dinner with a "Big Daddy" steak for £8.50, and all the trimmings for about £5.50 per head.

Something I find really helpful is to cook the veg and put it in a serving bowl so all that needs to happen at the dishing up stage is a quick 2 minute blast.

Megan2018 · 03/04/2021 20:24

Ours have been brilliant! We don’t have standards takeaways here as too rural but the next village pub has done amazing roasts to takeaway.
Nothing grim at all. Lovely and hot, rare meat. Perfect veg. Massive portions.
Far less faff than cooking for 2 (plus toddler). There’s 3 local to us doing it from £11-£15.
We’ve had it most months.

We are both competent cooks, DH is rather good actually. But we both work long hours (DH shifts), plus have demanding hobbies (horse and a radio station), animals and a toddler. We can’t be faffed with cooking a roast often. It’s convenient and delicious.

TwoTypesOfStock · 03/04/2021 20:27

Last year many restaurants around us began to deliver food from their usual menus as well as Sunday roasts.
We enjoy taking a break from cooking, having something different to the usual takeaways and supporting local businesses.
We have also used (and recommend) Cote At Home.
Hopefully doing this has helped restaurants keep going.

NeverDropYourMoonCup · 03/04/2021 20:30

Their oven's fucked?

They can't afford to buy a rib roast or trust themselves not to fuck it up?

They've cooked every meal for the last year and want to do nothing more than sit down and have a meal brought to them?

Preparing seven different vegetables and accompaniments isn't possible in their kitchen (especially when they'd have to buy for one person/waste most of it)?

Shrivelled · 03/04/2021 20:31

Takeaway roasts are literally the best thing to come out of lockdown. It’s a huge treat and we don’t have to constantly entertain 2 young children in a busy noisy pub.

Graciebobcat · 03/04/2021 20:32

Have you really no imagination to undertstand why someone would order in a meal which takes fucking hours to cook yourself?

Wishitsnows · 03/04/2021 20:32

I thought this until I had one. Bloody amazing!

Grapewrath · 03/04/2021 20:33

I love a roast. I don’t love all day on the kitchen. I’ve not yet had a takeaway roast but can totally see the appeal

PolytheneHam · 03/04/2021 20:33

Because a lot of people wake up hungover on a Sunday and don't have the time/energy/ingredients to make a full roast.

Take away roast dinners are a great idea.

Bluntness100 · 03/04/2021 20:33

I’m surprised any one would ask this question op. If it was grim it wouldn’t be very successful no one would repeat order.

Ours is awesome and I’m a decent cook but I can honestly say rhe chef patron at our local can cook way way better than I can, it’s piping hot, they do one order at a time, and deliver every ten mins, so it’s serve, package, in thr car, to your home, back to the pub, do the next one. We then serve it up on proper Crockery and sit and have a lovely Sunday roast, with no hours slaving in thr kitchen before hand and little washing up after. Absolutely worth every penny.

Hankunamatata · 03/04/2021 20:33

Mum and dad get one every sunday delivered. Mum cant stand for very long and dads hopeless in the kitchen. It's a real treat for them

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