IT’S a tradition that dates back hundreds of years to King Henry VII’s rule in the 15th Century – the roast dinner.

Originally eaten after church on a Sunday, the British classic is eaten by millions every week - for lunch or dinner – and everyone has their own take on what should be served.

Roast beef or roast chicken? Lamb or pork? A Yorkshire pudding with every meat or just roast beef?

What makes the perfect roast dinner? Lashings of gravy and two types of vegetables? Crispy roast potatoes or creamy mash?

Where in St Helens serves the best roast dinner?

St Helens Star: Is roast chicken your favourite on a Sunday?Is roast chicken your favourite on a Sunday?

In our Best of 2022 campaign, we’ve given out nine awards in St Helens for hair, nails, beauty and fitness as well as pies, pubs, fish and chips, breakfast and afternoon tea.

The Secret Halo, Envy Nails and Beauty, Chantel Louise Beauty and Ashley-James Ward together with Burchall’s, Chipmunk Fingerpost, Cinema Bar, Toast and Sunflower Coffee Shop have all been crowned winners in their respective categories.

Voting is currently taking place in Best Independent Shop in St Helens with the closing date midnight on Monday.

This week, we want to find the perfect roast dinner, whether that’s a restaurant or pub or a takeaway from a café, and the overall winner will be decided by you, our readers.

Where is your go to place for a Sunday roast? Where in St Helens serves the perfect plate of food for a Sunday?

St Helens Star: Do you always order roast pork and crackling?Do you always order roast pork and crackling?


Each Friday morning we will reveal new categories via our social media pages and ask you who is the best. Nominations close each Monday morning at 12pm.

Then each Thursday we will publish a shortlist of finalists with voting officially opening.

You will be able to vote in one of three ways:

- By commenting under the relevant post on our St Helens Star Facebook or Instagram pages = 1 vote

- By entering via the online article on our St Helens Star website = 2 votes

- By entering via our St Helens Star newspaper = 5 votes

The following Wednesday evening we will announce the winner of that category on social media. They will then be entered into the running for our overall Simply The Best award at the end of the competition.

Usual Newsquest competition rules apply. For more details go to

So, get in touch with your favourite destination for roast dinner and tell us who is amazing enough to be one of our Best Of 2022 finalists.

To make your nomination go to, find us on Instagram @sthelensstar or alternatively you can email your nomination, telling us the name of your favourite place for a roast dinner and why they deserve to be shortlisted, to