Have you ever wondered about the history behind the Great British Sunday Roast? Where did they originate from? And how did we, as a nation grow to love this delicious hearty dinner so much? Cast your minds back to 15th Century Britain, right back to when it all began…
It's starts with the ultimate Sunday Roast- Roast Beef. British people's love of beef began during the reign of King Henry the VII in 1485. The royal guards would eat roast beef every Sunday after church, which enabled them to get a reputation and become widely known as ‘beefeaters’ . This tradition swiftly spread across the UK and on their way to church, the British public would drop off their beef at the local bakers, so that it could be roasted in time for when their Sunday service had finished. Although Roast Dinners began with Beef, nowadays there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether it’s Beef, Chicken, Pork, Lamb or Vegetarian, you’ll be sure to enjoy a delicious Roast Dinner!
A full roast dinner sometimes comes with a Yorkshire Pudding. However, back when the Roast dinner tradition originally began, a Yorkshire Pudding was not served alongside the meat as it is often seen today. Instead, it was a starter dish served with lots of gravy. The thinking behind eating a Yorkshire Pudding as an appetiser, was that everyone would be too full and eat less meat for the main course (which, of course, was very expensive).
Vegetables are also a must have with every Roast Dinner, particularly root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and parsnips. Not only are they good for you but they really compliment the rest of the food items on your dinner plate to ensure a well-balanced and hearty Sunday lunch.
At Oakhouse Foods, we love a delicious Roast on a Sunday. That’s why we offer a range of main and mini Roast dinner options that are all big on taste, quality, and flavour. Better yet, you can skip all the hard work preparing a Sunday Roast, and simply get one of our delicious roast meals delivered direct to your door.
For more information please see below the list of our Roast Dinner options for you to try:
Our ‘Main’ Roast Dinners
• Roast Beef Dinner
• Luxury Roast Beef Dinner
• Roast Chicken Dinner
• Luxury Roast Chicken Dinner
• Roast Turkey Dinner
• Luxury Roast Turkey Dinner
• Roast Lamb Dinner
• Luxury Roast Lamb Dinner
• Roast Pork Dinner
• Luxury Roast Pork Dinner
• Vegetarian Roast Dinner
• Luxury Vegetarian Roast Dinner
Our ‘Mini’ Roast Dinners