The pub roast is coming home
Release the Yorkies! No need to slave over a roast. We've found 8 of the best Sunday lunches all available to takeaway. Eat, drink, stay in your PJs
I love a big ol’ roast dinner as much as the next woman but, my goodness, aren’t they a faff to make? Hours of peeling, basting and washing up of roasting tins… and then it’s scoffed in 10 minutes flat. So in an attempt to take things easier in lockdown, I’m ordering in from these brilliant foodie businesses. Yorkshire puds ahoy!
The Greene Oak, Windsor
A Michelin-rated pub in Windsor without pretension. Portions sizes are good, no frills or foam just seriously good food available for takeaway. It’s a crowd-pleasing menu of roast classics – 35-day aged sirloin, Tamworth pork and Suffolk chicken, with all the trimmings. Great value at £14.50pp. You can add snacks, hello salt and pepper squid, and pick out a pud (£5 each) from the takeaway menu too. To order call 01753 864 294. Pre order by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Five Bells, Wickham
The Five Bells offers home from home vibes whether you’re eating in the pub (we wish) or at home. It’s a dose of ‘there there’ comfort that we could all do with right now. The Sunday roast takeaway menu offers striploin beef joint, pork joint, a whole thyme and lemon chicken, or 4x lamp rump mini roasts. Then simply add your trimmings – crispy roast potatoes, yorkies, thyme roasted carrots & parsnips, steamed vegetables, cauliflower cheese, gravy
and you’re good to go. Orders must be placed by 6pm the Thursday before.
Rarebreed Dine Inn, Shurlock Inn, Reading
Missing you pub roast at the Shurlock Inn? Part of the Rarebreed Dining Group, in lockdown #3 it launched The Dine Inn and they offer a three-course Sunday Roast kit, with kids portions too. Orders need to be placed by 9pm Tuesday on the week of collection or delivery. You get a starter, choice of mains: beef, lamb, pork or veggie Wellington and all the traditional sides, plus puds. Don’t forget to add a bottle of wine if you’re in the 8-mile delivery zone. From £55 for two adults. Kids, from £24.
Roasted by Jack and Scott, nationwide
If you have a hankering for a roast dinner try one from Michelin-trained chefs Jack Blumenthal (yes, Heston’s son – can you see the resemblance?) and Scott Perkins. They do 90% of the cooking, all you have to do is reheat (read the Muddy review here). The Sunday Roasts regularly sell out, but orders are currently open for delivery on 19 Feb). Choose pork belly, beef or butternut Wellington, with roast potatoes, Yorkies and loads of veg. You can add more sides and puds are available too. Roasts £28.50. Nationwide delivery.
Oaks @ Home, The White Oak, Cookham
Sunday roast at The White Oak in Cookham is an event in itself. A lot of love goes into this great British dish, so when they announced it’s heat and eat at home kits, the locals were furiously clicking for collection. It’s a weekly sell out, so don’t leave it to the last minute. Ordering opens on Monday at 10am and closes on Wednesday at 5pm for the same weekend orders. Choose from beef, chicken, pork belly. Each kit comes fully loaded with Yorkies, veg, roast potatoes and gravy and you can add extra sides like cauliflower cheese and a pud. From £33 for two.
Roux at Skindles, Maidenhead
I’m cheating on pubs (just this once) with a restaurant – but one with Roux over the door and on the floor with lots of French foodie flare. Roux at Skindles is a modern French brasserie that understands our obsession with the traditional Sunday roast (from £22), offering beef striploin, Blythburgh pork rack and Cotswold White chicken with all the trimmings for drive-thru takeaway. There’s also a sexy-looking Apple Tarte Tatin on there too. Yum. View the menu online, call the restaurant and place your order from 10am Tuesday-Saturday for a seamless pick up.
We love a lockdown business launch, and Roast Wokingham is a belter. Run by husband and wife team Chris and Beckie, they offer Sunday roast for collection or local delivery. The menu changes weekly, everything is made from scratch and they cater for meat lovers, veggies, vegans and most dietary requirements. It’s all made by Chris (who has worked in the kitchens of The Fat Duck and The Beehive) and we love their zero-waste policy with leftovers donated to Share Wokingham. So good. There’s beef, pork, chicken, or all three for the greedy and indecisive and a butternut squash and lentil parcel on the menu right now (from £13), plus kids portions too (£7.50).
The Beehive At Home, White Waltham
Chef Dominic Chapman offers just one roasts on his Sunday takeaway menu at The Beehive in White Waltham, but who needs too much choice when you’re being offered perfection. Sink your teeth into roast sirloin of Hereford beef, Yorkshire pud, cauliflower cheese and flavour-packed gravy (£17pp). For the greedy/hungry (you choose) you can add crumble and a bottle of wine (£32pp) Heaven on a plate. Collection and local delivery available and you can order vis The Beehive’s whizzy new app.