The 10 foods Brits are bored of receiving at dinner parties

The 10 foods Brits are bored of receiving at dinner parties


Posted 2nd January by Peter Byrne

Is it possible to ever be bored of pizza?

Well, according to this study, the answer is a resounding yes, with a fifth of Brits admitting they are fed up with having the 'same old' party food at gatherings.

The poll of 2,000 UK adults revealed the food Brits are most fed-up with receiving includes quiche, prawn cocktails and spaghetti Bolognese, which they feel they are fed at every get-together.

As a result, it's not surprising that six in 10 are feeling under pressure to work on their food offerings.

However, this negativity comes despite a quarter going to 'great lengths' to try to impress their guests, only for it to end up going wrong.

Subsequently, a third are fearful that they are unable to meet their guest's expectations over the festive period, even though there are a wealth of cookery shows, social media how-to's and celebrity cook books available.

The study, commissioned by Stassen, found the average Brit wants to freshen up their repertoire, as they typically only have four go-to meals.

It was also found that a fifth of dinner guests have ended up feeling so disappointed that they end up getting some takeaway on the way home.

It's not only food that we get stuck in a rut with - over half will serve the same tipple at every gathering with white wine (54 per cent) and red wine (49 per cent) proving to be the most popular options. Three in 10 provide beer, while only 10 per cent will offer cider.

Brits are fed up with more than just food and drink though - 36 per cent are bored with having the same old conversations too. Topics that typically make us switch off include Brexit, celebrity gossip and other people's children, while football, Donald Trump and babies are other unpopular options too.

The study, conducted by OnePoll, found half of those polled felt dinner parties are 'samey', so it's perhaps not a surprise that four in 10 have told a lie to prevent dinner parties from falling flat, and to ensure there's no awkwardness for the host.

The most commonly told lies include claiming to like the food, complementing the host's outfit, and saying they're a fan of the decor.

Yet a quarter of those who admitted to lying have said their fib has come back to haunt them.

The 10 foods we're most bored of at dinner parties are:

1. Pizza
2. Mac & cheese
3. Quiche
4. Spaghetti Bolognese
5. Cottage pie
6. Shepherd’s pie
7. Prawn cocktail
8. Fish pie
9. Lasagne
10. Spaghetti carbonara






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