Where to Find the UK's Cheapest Sunday Roasts
20th November 2017
If there's one Great British tradition we're enjoy at RIFT, it's the good old-fashioned Sunday roast and it's the time of year when you're probably looking for places to meet up for a meal.
From tax refunds to Self Assessment, we're all about saving you money, though. So, whether you're travelling for work and away from home for the weekend (and if you are, remember to keep those receipts because claiming meals can add £200 - £500 to your refund per year) or just looking to treat the family to a meal out, here's a quick guide to the UK's best Sunday roast deals.
As with everything else that costs money, it pays to shop around for the best dining deals on offer. Looking at the UK as a whole, you're probably going to be choking down a much higher bill in London than, say, Leeds. For a decent pub roast in London, for instance, you're probably looking at close to £20 a head on average. Oxford comes a close second at around £15.50.
If you're finding those prices a little hard to swallow, you can carve a few pounds off in places like Coventry (£14.25 on average) or Birmingham (£14.13). Sheffield and Leeds head the field for the best deals, though, at around £12.20 and £12.50, respectively.
If you're thinking this all sounds a bit pricier than it used to be, you're not wrong. There was a time you might have expected to pay no more than half the current national average of £14.
It's always worth keeping an eye out for good local deals on sites like Groupon and Wowcher, or making use of "extras" such as TasteCard that you might get with your bank account or insurance provider. Many restauruant chains also have their own apps now and if you download them and register your email they'll send you special offers for your local establishment. Check out the Google Play Store or Apple Store and search for your favourites.
...and yes – this is the part where we start talking about tax refunds.
With prices rising and higher interest rates set to make borrowing more expensive, it's a great time to stop the taxman pinching your pennies. Not every tax refund is going to score you a new car or a weekend in Las Vegas, obviously (although both are definitely possible). Sometimes, those yearly windfalls will simply be paying off boring debts or fixing the plumbing. Once that's taken care of, though, there's no reason not to live a little.
Of course, if you never claim your refund then the taxman will be dining out on your money. That's why it's so important to get your paperwork in order, and talk to RIFT for help.
Our point is that your tax refund really is your money, to do whatever you want with. That said, even with the smallest luxuries there are ways to splash out smartly. Whatever you're spending your refund on, finding better deals will stretch your cash a little further.
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Now that's a tradition we can all get behind.