Eight Bucks pubs serving up restaurant-quality 'makeaway' Easter feasts

Ahead of pubs partially reopening next month this chain are delivering quality family lunches for Easter.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 11:10 am

The Oakman group is providing restaurant-quality 'makeaway' easter meal boxes from their new at home range.

In these meal boxes families can tuck into Oregano marinated Roast Lamb, or a Mushroom Wellington and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Meal Boxes have been prepared by the pub chains' chefs, using seasonal, premium quality produce, for customers to add the finishing touches at home.

Easy-to-follow instructions are included and the boxes is delivered in sustainable, recyclable packaging.

Ross Pike, Oakman’s chef director, said: “Lamb is the traditional meat for this time of year, and I’ve chosen lamb rump for our Easter Feast as it is such a flavoursome cut - yet easy to cook. Of course, an Easter lunch doesn’t have to include meat: there are whole roasted Porcini mushrooms at the centre of our Mushroom Wellington, plus Portobellos in a perfect blend of onion, garlic and parsnips. Both dishes are served with fresh Spring vegetables.

“When it comes to dessert, there is sticky toffee pudding, and then there’s our special Oakman recipe sticky toffee pudding. We’ve taken the eggs and flour out and replaced them with sourdough to give a stronger, bigger flavour which works perfectly with the silky toffee sauce.”

The Easter Feast can be upgraded to three or four courses with an Italian-inspired Burrata Mozzarella Salad starter and a Three Cheese Board, plus a selection of wines hand-picked to pair with the dishes.

Mushroom Wellington main

Easter Feasts are available in multiples of two and four servings and can be ordered with other Oakman at Home dishes for delivery at the same time. They must be ordered by midnight on Monday 29th March. Prices from £35 for two. Easter Feasts can be ordered here.

The Oakman Group offer other meal boxes already, such as an Ultimate Burger with triple cooked chips (£22 for two), or a 7oz Dry Aged Sirloin Steak (£36 for two). More information on the available meal boxes can be found here.

Oakman pubs are preparing to reopen outdoors on April 12 in line with the government's roadmap out of lockdown. The pubs will re-open their gardens and terraces with a range of weatherproof and heated seating. Menus, opening and foodservice times will vary, and customers are encouraged to pre-book online or by phone.

These meal boxes were made with the easing of lockdown measures on March 29 in mind. When six people or two households can share time and space outside provided they are in a private garden.

Cheese boards can also purchased
The recyclable packaging the meal boxes come in
Ross PIke, chef director at Oakman Group