Big Roast is London’s original lamb roast specialist and is capable of providing a suitable roast solution for any social gathering. If you would like to find out more about Big Roast’s roast offerings then you can call our friendly staff on 0845 500 5450 or contact us by filling out our online form.
Big Roast recently compiled a list of some of our most frequently asked questions on lamb roasts. We’ve decided to include them below so that you can hopefully find the answers you need when considering a lamb roast from Big Roast.
How many people can a lamb roast feed?
A whole lamb on the roast can feed up to 45 people, which makes it the perfect catering options for smaller events. We advise that the recommended minimum number for a lamb roast is 14 people. If you are very keen on hosting a pork roast but are planning on having fewer than 50 people at your event, then we advise you to consider our spit roast pork loin option.
How big is a whole lamb?
The whole lambs that we choose to roast are approximately 20 kilograms. Even the biggest lamb we’ve roasted is half the size of a whole hog, making lamb roasts much more appropriate for smaller events. Big Roast will use lambs between 18kg and 22kg, depending on the size of the party.
How long does it take to cook?
A whole lamb will take around two-and-a-half hours to cook. As a lamb is much smaller than a pig, our complete lamb roast service will only take between 4 and 5 hours. This includes setting up, carving, serving and clearing away. The same service with a hog roast can take over 7 hours.
At Big Roast we understand that long preparation times can lead to hungry guests. As such we also have a large variety of canapes on offer – to tantalise your taste buds while you wait.
How is it best to eat a lamb roast?
A lamb roast is a far more manageable size than a hog roast, but still provides the same spectacle of meat on a spit and is served in a very similar way. Like a hog roast, the lamb should be carved and placed on a soft white roll. Lamb should be served hot with a mint sauce. Big Roast’s couscous with roasted vegetables, toasted pine nuts, lemon and fresh basil or our courgette, aubergine, red onions, peppers and herb ratatouille, slow cooked in a rich tomato sauce, are the perfect accompaniments to our roasted lamb.
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At Big Roast we pride ourselves on being one of London’s leading hog roast company and providing the best hog roast catering possible.