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The Sunday roast dinner is a beloved tradition throughout the UK, with a long and detailed history.
On this roast dinner day, families and friends come together to eat a delicious home-cooked lunch, or take a trip to the local pub. Comprising cooked meat, potatoes and an assortment of vegetables served with gravy, today there are lots of different takes on this family favourite.
In this article, we dive into the history behind the roast and take a look at the components that make up the perfect roast dinner.
The roast dinner originated in Britain during the reign of King Henry VII in 1485. In fact, Henry VII’s royal guards ate so much roast beef that they became known as the Beefeaters, a nickname that is still used today!
In mediaeval times, people used to consume a lot more meat, especially royalty and the nobility. Traditionally, the meat from the week’s hunt would be roasted on a large spit in a fireplace while people were at the morning church service. Beef from oxen was commonly used, but chicken, pork and lamb were also eaten.
Just like today, Yorkshire puddings were a popular accompaniment to the early roast dinner, although they were actually served as a starter before the main meal so that diners wouldn’t eat as much meat, which was more expensive. Any leftover meat did not go to waste and would be used in pies and stews throughout the following week.
Although today the meat is cooked in the oven rather than over a fire, the roast dinner remains a beloved tradition in many cultures, from the UK’s Sunday roast to the American Thanksgiving meal.
You’ll find roast dinners in lots of regions and countries, where they have become a firm part of that country’s culture. Each country has put its own unique spin on how to make the perfect roast dinner, leading to many regional variations and speciality dishes:
The home of the Sunday roast, in the UK people love to enjoy their Sunday dinner with family and friends. The ceremonial carving of the meat is at the heart of the tradition.
Although Sunday roasts are not as common in the US, the Thanksgiving meal is a much-loved tradition centred around food. Believed to have started in 1621, Thanksgiving takes place on the fourth Thursday in November and typically features a roast turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and desserts like pumpkin pie and pecan pie.
Just like the UK, Aussies love a roast dinner on a Sunday, which normally features roast lamb served with vegetables and gravy.
The French gave the English the nickname ‘rosbifs’, or ‘roast beefs’ for their love of eating meat, but roast dinners are also popular in France, particularly roast chicken. This ‘poulet rôti’ is usually served alongside potatoes and seasonal vegetables, or in a casserole dish like coq au vin.
In Argentina, Sunday lunch is also the most important family meal of the week, with ‘carne asada’ and barbecued beef being the most favoured dishes.
In Japan, nikujaga is a popular dish to eat with family on a Sunday. This translates as ‘meat and potatoes’ and is a meat stew made using very thinly-sliced beef seasoned with soy sauce and sugar.
Aside from mouthwatering food, roast dinners are also important from a social perspective. Coming together to enjoy a meal strengthens bonds and traditions and gives us the chance to tell stories, reminisce about good times and make new memories.
Food is one of the most important parts of our culture and national identity and creates a unique connection to other people and places. Although families grow up and friendship groups change, a roast dinner is an opportunity to reunite with old friends and loved ones, with people often travelling significant distances to share a meal together.
There are many variations on how to make the best Sunday roast and the meal is easy to tailor to accommodate different preferences.
The main ingredients on a Sunday roast menu are usually:
Other additions to a roast dinner include stuffing, cauliflower cheese and pigs in blankets – don’t be afraid to experiment and use your favourite foods to create your ultimate Sunday roast!
Although meat is traditional, vegetarians and vegans should not feel left out of this tradition, with delicious substitutes like butternut squash wellington, celeriac steak, and nut roast to make the perfect Sunday roast for non meat-eaters.
Although it’s true that we have a much more fast-paced lifestyle than mediaeval times, with an abundance of fast food and grab-on-the-go meals, roast dinners have managed to retain their status in modern culinary culture. There are now lots of vegetarian, vegan and pre-prepared roast dinners on the market to cater to all types of diet and lifestyle.
However, if you have the time, a never ending roast at Gaucho is the perfect way to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon. A bottomless roast dinner featuring the best quality beef, golden roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings cooked in beef dripping, our Gaucho roast is served with tasty seasonal vegetables and rich red wine gravy.
We hope that this delicious article about roast dinners has put you in the mood for your next one! You can find our decadent never-ending Gaucho roast at the following locations every Sunday between 12pm-5pm:
Take a break from your Christmas shopping and step into our heated Patagonian-inspired terrace at Piccadilly, nestled in a side alley just off Regent Street. Settle in with a cozy blanket, sip on a comforting cup of mulled wine from Terrazas, and watch the hustle and bustle of the city pass by. For those who prefer the indoors, enter through our golden gates and walk along a white and golden pampas tunnel before tucking into dishes from our new seasonal menu.
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Introducing the Sloane Winter Ski Lodge: A modern mountain escape in the heart of the city. Whether you’re seeking an after-work drink, an intimate dining experience, or a private celebration, our Galante Bar has been transformed into a picturesque Alpine landscape, offering the ideal winter getaway for groups of all sizes. Taste a variety of handcrafted Alpine cocktails, sip on some sparkling Piaff Champagne and tuck into the rich and flavourful charcuterie of our sizzling Raclette menu. Creating the perfect backdrop for your visit, you can enjoy weekly post-work DJ performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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Experience the luxury of festive dining as we transform our dining pods in Canary Wharf to enchanting winter snow globes, in partnership with Grey Goose.
Situated next to the river, our heated private dining pods offer the perfect setting to celebrate the holiday season with a small group in an undisturbed setting with stunning views of the city.
Warm up, tuck into our new seasonal menu, and try our exclusive Berry & Bright cocktail while surrounded by luxurious sheepskin throws, toasty hot water bottles, and cosy blankets.
Our pods are equipped with mood lighting and Sonos speakers, that allow you to play anything you desire – be it soothing Jazz or beloved Christmas classics. Sing along to your heart’s content – we won’t judge, we promise.
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As the year winds down, the air turns crisp, and the smell of cinnamon fills the streets once again, we are looking forward to the jovial and cherished Christmas season.
Escape the dark winter gloom and try our exclusive festive cocktail Berry & Bright, a concoction of Grey Goose vodka, Mure, Roots Kanela, Lemon, Spiced Red Berries, all topped off with Chandon Sparkling Wine.
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The bustling city of Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city, renowned for its warm and welcoming people and cultural attractions, from world-class museums and art galleries to beautiful country parks and fine dining.
However, like many cities, if you head off the beaten path you’re sure to find some wonderful hidden gems among the usual places to visit in Glasgow. In this article, we explore some of the lesser-known best things to do in Glasgow.
One of Glasgow’s most iconic landmarks is actually hidden under the city’s surface. The Glasgow Vaults is a winding underground network of tunnels and vaults, many of which have long been abandoned. In fact, many people believe some areas of the old vaults to be haunted.
Take a step back in time with a behind-the-scenes tour of the catacombs underneath Glasgow Central Station, where you’ll learn about this intriguing subterranean world and listen to paranormal stories and chilling tales about the various people who travelled the tracks. If you choose the Visit Scotland Vaults Tour, your guide may even be in costume!
If you’re looking for things to do in Glasgow city centre, there’s a vibrant street art scene in Glasgow, offering a plethora of unique murals to explore on your travels. Glasgow has even become known as Scotland’s mural capital in recent years, with Glasgow City Council actively encouraging new additions to its walls, gables and shutters.
The art is free to view, so why not take a stroll through the city at your leisure and spot work by top street artists like Rogue-one, Ejek and Art Pistol, as well as Australian artist Sam Bates, otherwise known as Smug. Smug’s ‘Streets of Glasgow’ and ‘Saint Mungo’ are particularly iconic pieces.
You can use the Glasgow Mural Trail map to ensure you don’t miss a single piece, which passes through hot spots like the Barras Market and the Barras Art & Design Centre. Alternatively, Visit Scotland offers Glasgow Street Art Walking Tours with expert local guides.
When you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, relax in the peace and quiet of some of Glasgow’s lesser-known parks and gardens, such as Victoria Park and the Botanic Gardens.
Victoria Park was named after Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887 and is one of the city’s most beautiful natural spots. As well as an impressive range of flower displays, rock-walled walks and pretty ponds, there is even a secret ancient forest located in a quiet corner of the park. You can find Victoria Park in the Scotstoun area in Glasgow’s West End.
The Botanic Gardens is another spectacular example of Glasgow places to visit, plus it’s free! In the Gardens, you’ll find over 9,000 different plant species, tropical glasshouses, trees and landscaped grounds, with stunning views over the River Kelvin.
Cross the poetically named Bridge of Sighs and you’ll reach the tranquil Glasgow Necropolis, a hauntingly beautiful Victorian cemetery located to the east of Glasgow Cathedral. One of the most popular Glasgow tourist attractions, the 37-acre cemetery features some breathtaking architecture, mausoleums and sculptures, as well as panoramic views over the city.
You can book a guided walking tour of the Necropolis to hear fascinating tales about the 50,000 people who are buried there, such as Major Archibald Douglas Monteath, who has an entire ornate mausoleum dedicated to his life.
Museum buffs and history aficionados will enjoy Glasgow’s lesser-visited museums, such as the People’s Palace and the Burrell Collection.
A great place to learn more about Glasgow, the People’s Palace is an ornate building that houses the Glasgow Museum of Social History. Located in Glasgow Green, the museum contains hundreds of fascinating artefacts, photographs, prints and paintings that tell stories about the people of Glasgow and how they lived, from the past to the present day.
Located in Pollok Country Park is the Burrell Collection, one of the largest art collections ever amassed by one person. Donated by Sir William Burrell, the collection comprises more than 9,000 historical objects, including artwork by Cézanne, late mediaeval art, and Chinese and Islamic art.
Among the Glasgow city centre attractions, you’ll find some top dining spots to rest and recharge while exploring.
Of all the restaurants in Glasgow, Gaucho is surely one of the best. Just a stone’s throw from the station, you can sample mouth-watering sustainable steaks and delectable Argentinian wine at Gaucho Glasgow. From leisurely lunches to light dinners and Sunday roasts, Gaucho also offers supper clubs and fun immersive events to elevate your dining experience.
Glasgow certainly isn’t short of bars either – there are lots of must-visit traditional pubs and bars in the city, where you’ll be regaled with stories and facts about Glasgow’s world-famous distilleries and whiskies. The Merchant City is one of the most popular spots for a drink, with many lively bars and restaurants.
Another of Glasgow’s city centre attractions is the Britannia Panopticon, Glasgow’s oldest surviving music hall. Situated on Glasgow’s historic Trongate, the Panopticon is a remarkable piece of Victorian and Edwardian architecture dating back to 1857. Today, it is protected by The Friends of the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall Trust (SCIO).
For a truly authentic experience, why not attend a performance? There’s plenty of choice, from silent films and comedy clubs to Drag and Burlesque shows and even traditional old time music hall shows.
If you’re interested in learning more about Glasgow’s renowned indie music culture, there are a variety of intimate live music venues and gigs to be found around the city.
You’ll find both cover groups and traditional bands at Waxy O’Connor’s Church bar, a beautiful Irish pub in the city centre, as well as the Clutha Bar, a true Glasgow institution with over 200 years of musical history and live music every night. Just over the road, no musical tour of Glasgow would be complete without a drink at Glasgow’s oldest pub, The Scotia, which has hosted musicians like Billy Connolly and Gerry Rafferty.
If traditional fiddles and singalong guitar choruses are more your thing, head to The Snaffle Bit on Sauchiehall Street for a warm welcome, while the Ben Nevis Bar on Argyle Street offers traditional music sessions every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
When it comes to getting around, Glasgow is the only city in Scotland with a metro, which consists of 15 different stations. There are also plenty of local buses to take you where you need to go.
For a more immersive experience, there’s no better way to explore Glasgow than on foot or by bike, to take in the city’s stunning architecture and dazzling street art. There are plenty of cycle hire schemes and neighbourhood guides available online to help you plan the best routes.
We hope you enjoyed our guide to places to visit in Glasgow and have been inspired to start planning your next trip!BOOK NOW
Run straight passed the finish line and into Gaucho Newcastle for the ultimate post Great North Run meal.
Sit back, relax and refuel following the Great North Run with a complimentary 250g Chorizo steak served with chimichurri and choice of chips or salad for all finishers!
We’ll be serving up steaks on us from Sunday 10th of September right up until the 14th September just in case you’ve already made some post half-marathon plans.
To redeem this offer, simply quote ‘Marathon Steak’ in the booking notes and present your ‘Newcastle Great North Run’ medal on arrival.