Sunday roast could be a thing of the past as Brits ditch it in favour of brunch

It’s a mainstay of British weekends, but it seems the Sunday roast could be a thing of the past.

According to a new poll, just one in five adults regularly sit down to a Sunday dinner each weekend.

More than a fifth say they just aren’t bothered about eating the British classic, while 18% say they don’t have time to cook one.

Thing of the past – just one in five adults sit down to a Sunday dinner each week (Pictures: Rex)

And more than one in ten claim it’s a lot of time and effort for a meal that only takes 10 minutes to eat.

According to the study by British Cherries, which polled 2,000 adults, almost half of Brits think the Sunday dinner is a thing of the past, with 47% saying the meal just isn’t important to them.


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It found that Brits prefer brunch and a late lunch on a Sunday, with half of adults eating their first meal of the day after 10am, followed by the second around 3:10pm, while younger generations are more likely to ditch lunch and opt for a mid-morning meal, with one sixth enjoying brunch more than once a week compared to 82% of previous generations who sat down to a full roast every single week.