Newsday Tuesday: the decline of the Sunday roast?

Newsday Tuesday: the decline of the Sunday roast?


Posted 1st Aug 2017

Lead image: Donald Russell

Did you know today's #YorkshireDay?

To us, this is a great opportunity to show some appreciation for the humble Yorkshire pudding.

Ah, the Yorkshire pudding! It goes well with so many things – and we particularly enjoy having ours with a nice Sunday roast. However, a study has found this once staple meal is starting to become a thing of the past.

Only one in five of the 2,000 adults who were polled would regularly sit down to enjoy a roast each weekend, with more than a fifth saying they're not bothered about having one. The lengthy process of cooking a roast is proving to be an issue, with 18 per cent claiming they don't have the time to make one.

More than one in ten have said a roast is a lot of time and effort, considering it can only take 10 minutes to eat. It's popularity has further suffered as it was found that Brits are increasingly turning towards both brunch or a late lunch on their day of rest, as opposed to enjoying three square meals.

Half of adults are now eating their first meal after 10am on a Sunday, while they're typically having their second meal at around 3:10pm. The British Cherries study went on to reveal almost half of Brits consider the Sunday dinner to be a thing of the past, as 47 per cent said it was a meal that simply wasn't important to them.

Symmetry Breakfast Instagram star, Michael Zee, says: "Brunch is reshaping the weekends of the nation, with more and more people preferring it to a traditional Sunday roast. It’s easy to see why."

"There are few meals that are more exciting than brunch. Where else can you catch up with friends in a glamorous setting, mull over the gossip of the week and take your time, preferably with a cocktail in hand and get the perfect shot for Instagram?"

What do you think? Will the roast dinner become obsolete?






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