Whilst many tourists come to Spain for the tapas, tinto de verano, chorizo, gambas al ajillo and the never-ending supply of fish and seafood, others do not have the palate for pescado.
It is also not uncommon for an expat living in Andalucía to simply have a hankering for a taste of home, and especially during the cooler winter months, there is nothing better than a traditional English Sunday roast. Whether it´s spring lamb with mint sauce, roast beef with Yorkshire puddings, mustard or horseradish sauce, pork with apple sauce, chicken with stuffing, or perhaps around Christmas time, roast turkey with cranberry sauce, you will be able to find a roast dinner to satisfy your craving in numerous places around Andalucía.
The most obvious place to find a traditional British Sunday lunch is of course Gibraltar, with its close British connections; they really know how to do a roast dinner with all the trimmings. Just take a stroll down the high street and you will see a number of notice boards displaying the roast dish of the day - although many stop serving at 4pm.
The Costa del Sol is the next most popular place to find a traditional roast dinner in Andalucia, especially in areas such as Estepona, Duquesa, Marbella, Puerto Banus, and Fuengirola. The village of Calahonda is home to two restaurants, Irving´s and Bogart´s, both famous for their delicious roast beef dishes and excellent value Christmas dinner menu. Paparazzi Lounge in Marbella offers a traditional Sunday roast with a difference; the restaurant is fitted with sofas, so you can relax in an arm chair whilst you wait for your lunch to be served - just like at home!
The other natural bonus that comes with having your roast on the coast is, of course, the view. Looking out over the Mediterranean with a glass of wine and a plate full of roast vegetables and tender, succulent meat with a drizzle of delicious gravy, you will have a Sunday lunch to remember.
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