Sunday roast deliveries by BNB

I’ve dreamt about Sunday roast deliveries for years, and wondered why no-one provides that service when you can get food delivered to your door for all kinds of cuisines from around the world. But not a traditional British Sunday roast (and who wants to cook on the day of rest, hey?).

Why is this? Is it particularly challenging to cook, package and deliver roast food well?

 

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Individually packaged food items on arrival
L-R, back: lamb with Yorkshire puddings + potatoes; chicken with potatoes + stuffing
L-R, middle: macaroni cheese; mixed vegetables (broccoli + carrots); cauliflower cheese
L-R, front: coleslaw; apple sauce (for chicken); mint sauce (for lamb); gravy

 

The good news is that BedNBreakfast (BnB) are branching out (from breakfast deliveries) and starting to deliver roast dinners too, to these postcodes in South East London: SE2, SE3, SE6, SE7, SE9, SE10, SE12, SE13, SE18 or SE28.

 

I’d arranged the order a couple of days in advance (one meal was free in exchange for a review) but there was no indication as to what part of day the food would arrive. So, I wasn’t sure if it was a lunchtime or an evening Sunday roast.

Mid-afternoon, I was informed things were running late and the delivery would be on its way. By the time it arrived just after 5pm, my expectations were lowering.

The food items arrived individually packaged, warm (not hot).

 

IMG_2935b_Mostly lamb Sunday roast
Lamb roast (mostly) @ £12.75

 

IMG_2936b_mostly chicken Sunday roast
Chicken roast (mostly) @ £10.95

 

My husband and I shared:

~ Leg of lamb roast served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal veg (carrots and broccoli), mint sauce, gravy and homemade coleslaw @ £12.75
~ Cauliflower cheese side dish @ £1.99

~ Chicken roast served with roast potatoes, stuffing, seasonal veg (carrots and broccoli), apple sauce, gravy and homemade coleslaw @ £10.95
~ Macaroni cheese side dish @ £1.99

 

In true LardButty style, telling it how it really is I’m summarising the negatives and the positives:

Negatives
– Delivery service could have been improved by giving an approximate delivery time
– Food could benefit from being hot on delivery (rather than warm)
– Inconsistent portion sizes: the portion of sliced lamb was small, while the roast chicken was quite large
– Some foods didn’t transport as well as others (the broccoli had gone soft in transit)

Positives
– Each food item was surprisingly really tasty and had retained its own flavour (in part, thanks to the individual packaging); we were very impressed at how well the meats were cooked
– the cheesy items were gorgeous and travelled well (both the macaroni cheese and cauliflower cheese)
– the homemade coleslaw was a really nice touch (again, travelled well)
– gravies were perfect

Top tip: I’d recommend heating up plates ready for the food’s arrival, to help retain its heat. I’ll certainly do this next time – seems like an easy enough task to do in lieu of cooking, right?

 

Desserts
You can order a dessert @ £4.99 – current choices are:
~ Strawberries and cream mini cake with custard or cream
~ Passion fruit cheesecake with cream
~ Lemon drizzle mini cake with custard or cream
~ Raspberry Victoria sponge mini cake with custard or cream

 

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Passion fruit cheesecake with cream

 

While the main course filled us, we were more than happy to share such a thoroughly good passion fruit cheesecake with cream made by Cakes to Cakes.

 

The verdict: Tasty, well cooked food that’s thoughtfully and carefully packaged to retain each item’s flavours. A totally satisfying and filling meal that exceeded expectations. We’ll be back.

 

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Sep 2016: summer roasts – it’s too hot to put the oven on, so we ordered roasts (2x lamb, 2x chicken) which was easy to do on BedNBreakfasttt’s new website. And food arrived piping hot, and right on time – at 3pm – as scheduled.

Watch out for a new service launching from BedNBreakfasttt soon – LATE – delivering food from 10pm to 5am…

 

Food delivery info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
~ Type: British, breakfast, brunch, delivery
~ Where: South East London
~ Tel: 020 3612 0322 or 07715481054
~ Website + menus: BNB website
~ Photos on flickr: images of BedNBreakfasttt food

 

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