How much are we willing to pay for a classic Sunday Roast?

News & Guides 2019-6-3
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Our map reveals how much people expect to pay around the country for classic British treats – from a Sunday roast to a chippy tea and a pint of lager.

Ahh the classic Sunday Roast - a British staple, especially at this time of the year. But how much are we willing to pay for a nice hearty meal? We compare the price Brits expect to pay for some pub grub across the country, as well as some other British classics including a chippy tea and a pint of lager.


Regional Spending Map

The cost of a Sunday roast

Those in Northern Ireland expect to pay the most for a Sunday lunch at a whopping £14.78, trumping London by 88p per portion.

Somewhat surprisingly, the North East comes in third at £12.13 and Scotland in fourth completing the list of those regions willing to pay more than the average cost of £11.38.

Not so surprisingly, Yorkshire and the Humber are among those with the tightest purse strings, living up to the frugal stereotype, coming in at number 10.

1. Northern Ireland - £14.78
2. London - £13.90
3. North East - £12.13
4. Scotland - £11.62
5. South East - £11.30
6. South West - £10.81
7. East/East Anglia - £10.66
8. North West - £10.42
9. West Midlands - £10.19
10. East Midlands - £10.09
11. Wales - £9.88
12. Yorkshire and the Humber - £9.79

Not in the mood for a Sunday Roast?

Looking at another British classic, London, Northern Ireland and he North East top the charts again for the price they expect to pay for a portion of fish and chips.

Those in the West Midlands were revealed as having the tightest purse strings when it came to enjoying a meal from the chippy, and expect to spend just £5.92 on average - the lowest in the UK, despite being in 9th place when it comes to a roast. 

The top ten regions where residents expect to spend the most on a portion of fish and chips, are:

  1. London - £10.08
  2. Northern Ireland - £9.59
  3. North East - £8.57
  4. Scotland - £6.99
  5. East / East Anglia - £6.65
  6. South East - £6.64
  7. North West - £6.39
  8. Yorkshire and the Humber £6.37
  9. South West - £6.25
  10. East Midlands - £6.21

A pint to wash it down?

Whilst Yorkshire residents were reasonably happy to fork out for a portion of fish and chips, they did live up to their reputation of being more cash conscious when it came to a pint, with the Yorkshire-folk expecting to pay an average of £3.17 for a pint of lager - lower than anywhere else in the country – and just £4.19 for a pint of craft beer.

When it comes to wine, it seems the Welsh are the most frugal, willing to pay just £3.82 for a medium glass.


Hitachi Hints and Tips is intended to be informative and interesting. It does not constitute financial advice, and you should always do further research when making any financial decisions. All information was correct at date of publication.


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