Missing the luxury of Britain’s finest dish?
If there’s one thing that’s been missing from lockdown, it’s the sweet smell of gravy brewing on the hob at the parent’s house, while kicking your feet up and watching some Sunday tele. Nothing signals the end of the weekend quite like a tray of Yorkshire puds, so if you’re a bit of a novice in the kitchen, you’re probably sorely missing those fluffy little suckers right about now. And to help you through this terrible ordeal, we’ve created a guide to the best places offering up delicious roasts during the UK lockdown.
1. Elnecot, Ancoats
Officially launching this week, laid-back Ancoats spot Elnecot will be serving up their delicious Sunday lunch for customers who can collect, with a substantial menu available to order from. Fill your tum with 28-day-dry-aged ribeye of Yorkshire beef, lemon & thyme butter roasted chicken, crispy slow-roasted pork belly, or the vegetarian/vegan nut roast.
Each roast is served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, carrots, parsnips, sautéed greens, cauliflower cheese and a rich gravy. And if that wasn’t enough to make you drool already, you can even pick up a sticky toffee pudding, lemon posset, or a cheese board to finish. Orders can only be taken over the phone, and the service will be open 1pm-6.30pm only.
2. Sam’s Chop House, Manchester City Centre
Known for their famous Corned Beef Hash, Sam’s Chop House is continuing to offer up its incredible Sunday lunch menu, with all items delivered so you can easily pop them in the oven, microwave or the hob for ultimate freshness. And while you might be thinking you want to avoid doing anything at all, the hard work’s been done for you, with dinner being served in just 15 minutes.
The menu includes slow-cooked rump beef and a mushroom wellington that’s suitable for vegetarians. The beef is served with Yorkshire pudding, carrot & swede mash, mixed vegetables, roasted potatoes and gravy, with the mushroom wellington being served with carrot & swede mash, mixed vegetables, garlic & spinach baked in puff pastry as well as roasted potatoes and gravy. You can order yours here.
3. The Sunday Roast Co., Ancoats
Bringing Sunday roasts straight to your door even way before the pandemic, The Sunday Roast Co. are the gravy saviours for city dwellers, and there’s an incredible menu of meals to choose from. Roasts include roast British beef, free-range chicken, British lamb and pork leg with crackling, with a vegetarian/vegan cauliflower steak for non-meat eaters. Extra sides (including Yorkie puds!) are available, too, with a number of delicious desserts to finish. Roasts cost just £12.50 and can be ordered via Uber Eats.
4. Porky Pig, Manchester City Centre
Famous for their Yorkshire pudding wrap, Porky Pig is continuing to serve up gravy-laden goodness during the pandemic – partnered with popular delivery apps such as Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat. And not only do they offer up a gorgeous roast in a giant Yorkshire pudding, but they’re also pretty experimental with the British staple, with items such as the Yorkshire pudding pizza, the famous Yorkshire wrap and even an all-day breakfast in a pud available to order 7 days a week.
5. Nora’s Kitchen, Chorlton
One for those residing in South Manchester, Nora’s Kitchen (known for serving up delicious grub at the Chorlton Tap) is now providing contact-free deliveries via their website. Deliveries can be made to nearby addresses, with five roasts to choose from. The menu includes roast gammon, beef, pork, lamb shank and chicken breast, each served up with veggies, Yorkshires and of course, roast potatoes. Not only that, but they also offer a vegan menu too – including tofu schnitzel, haggis wellington, beetroot ‘black pudding’ croquetta, mushroom pie and homity pie. Extra sides can also be ordered, with a couple of vegan sweet treats available to finish. Delivery starts at 1.30pm on Sundays, and you can order here.
6. Thyme Catering, Stockport
Serving both Stockport and Manchester, Thyme Catering has adapted their usual catering offering and is now providing roast dinners and afternoon tea for delivery. Each roast is delivered in a tray to keep it warm, with a selection of beef, lamb, chicken and a veggie option to choose from. Stacked with a generous portion of meat, each meal is accompanied with a Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, creamy mash, vegetables and of course, rich gravy. Prices start at £8.50, and you can even go carvery style and choose two meats.
Deliveries are made between 12-6pm each Sunday, and you can place your order via Facebook message.