All the Recipes You Need for a Great British Sunday Lunch

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The Sunday Roast. Elaine Lemm
  • 01 of 05

    All the Recipes You Need to Make a Great British Sunday Lunch

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    Sunday Lunch. Steve Lupton - Getty

    British Sunday lunch is also known as a Sunday Roast and is the very heart of British food and cooking. It is the time for families or friends to get together and share good food. For the cook in the house the roast recipes along with all those Sunday lunch recipes, take some putting together but the effort is worth it.
    A traditional British Sunday lunch is a roast meat with a roast beef top of the list - but other work just as well. Put alongside, Yorkshire Puddings, gravy, vegetables, pudding in the cold months and a dessert in the summer and you have perfect Sunday Lunch year round.

  • 02 of 05

    7 British Sunday Lunch Starter Recipes

    Onion Gravy
    The Spruce

    Starters at Sunday lunch rarely are offered in the home because with a traditional Sunday roast; the food is usually so filling that starters would simply be too much. However, in a restaurant or pub, there are always starters on the menu. 

    If you feel you must offer a starter, then make it light.

    In some parts of the UK, mainly Yorkshire, it is common to serve Yorkshire Puddings and Onion Gravy as a starter rather than with the main dish. This tradition goes back times of austerity when eating the Yorkshire puddings as a starter filled you up. Therefore, you would eat less meat for main.

  • 03 of 05

    4 Sunday Roasts for Your Sunday Lunch

    Roast Pork and Crackling Recipe
    The Spruce

    There is no better main course for a traditional Sunday lunch than a roast, Beef is the number one favourite but pork, lamb and chicken also work well.

  • 04 of 05

    British Sunday Lunch Side Dishes and Gravy

    Cauliflower cheese recipe
    The Spruce

    Once the roast is sorted and the Yorkshire puddings have been mixed, then it is time to pay attention to the side dishes. Essentially, these will always be a range of seasonal vegetables.

    However, there are some classic Sunday lunch side dishes which truly belong on your plate.

    Great Gravy and Sauces

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  • 05 of 05

    10 Classic British Puddings for a Traditional Sunday Lunch

    Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe
    Bread and butter pudding recipe. The Spruce

    The crowning glory of any Sunday lunch is the pudding or dessert. Puddings belong with colder weather calls as they are heavier, warming and filling. Here are some favourites.