10 facts on how Brits consume roast dinners

A survey of nearly 1,500 people from global intelligence platform Streetbees reveals the winning elements for this British favourite.

8 August 2019
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  • 30% of Brits eat a roast every week and a further 29% eat them two or three times a month.
  • Most people’s top roast is chicken/turkey (38%), followed by beef (25%) and lamb (20%).
  • 56% consider it extremely important to have Yorkshire puddings with roast beef – only 14% consider it not important.
  • Almost one in two Brits strongly consider a roast dinner as one of their favourite meals.
  • 81% of people consider roast dinners to be tasty, and the same amount consider it comforting.
  • 39% consider roast dinners old-fashioned.
  • Over a third consider roast dinners healthy.
  • 55% don’t think portion sizes are too big.
  • More than three in four people prefer to eat a roast a home or at a friend/family member’s home.
  • 74% of people aren’t keen to eat a roast on their own.

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