Sunday, Sunday…the Great British Sunday Lunch

Did you know only about a fifth of families still have Sunday lunch together here in Bournemouth? Join us at the Green House Hotel to put this great British tradition back on the weekly calendar.

It seems there is something of a north/south divide when it comes to Sunday lunch. Surveys suggest more than one in five families in the south still sit down for a meal together on a Sunday, whereas fewer than 10% do so in the north.

This is even more surprising, given that the institution supposedly started in northern England, when during the industrial revolution, Yorkshire families left a cut of meat in the oven before going to church on a Sunday morning, so that it was ready to eat by the time they got home. Since Sunday was the one day the baker didn’t make bread, poorer families would often put a pot of meat in his oven to cook if they didn’t have the facilities at home. The meat would then last them the rest of the week. How sustainable is that?

Here at the Green House Hotel, Bournemouth’s most environmentally friendly and sustainable luxury boutique hotel, we love the whole idea of a long, leisurely lunch with friends and family – and never more so than on a Sunday.

Our 2 AA Rosette award-winning Arbor restaurant serves a mouth-watering Sunday Lunch from 12:30 to 14:30 with – naturally – a traditional Roast.

Roast Turkey Breast, Cranberry Sauce £12.95

Roast Rib of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding £15.95

Roast Pork Belly, Apple Compote £13.95

Whichever meat you choose, you can be sure it is has been sourced sustainably and ethically from the highest quality master butchers to ensure a guilt-free and delicious Sunday meal.

All Arbor’s roasts are served with garlic & thyme roast potatoes and gravy.  We also serve our full Arbor A La Carte menu on Sundays, so there’s plenty of choice available, including veggie options.

And at the end of your meal you can sample Arbor’s wonderful home-made desserts.

At two courses for £17 and three courses for £20, Sunday lunch at the Green House Hotel offers amazing value.

We don’t know about you, but we think it is time to put this great British tradition back on the map.

So book a table for your Sunday Lunch at Arbor here or call us on 01202 498900 to reserve your place. And with sunny weather forecast, you could even bag yourselves a table alfresco on the lawn – so hurry!

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