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

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?

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.

In our Best of 2023 competition, we’ve searched for St Helens’ Best for Hair, Best for Pies and Best for Nails and our latest category will focus on roast dinners.

We know there are lots of great places serving delicious roast dinners in St Helens so, let us know who deserves to be featured in our final shortlist and why.

It’s no easy feat to choose a winner, which is why we’ll be handing over the final decision to those who know best – our readers.


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

Every 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, Twitter 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.

Usual Newsquest competition rules apply.

For more details go to

So, get in touch with your roast dinner nominations and tell us who is amazing enough to be one of our Best Of 2023 finalists.

To make your nomination go to, find us on Instagram @sthelensstar or find us on Twitter @sthelensstar

Alternatively you can email your nomination, telling us the name of the serving the best roast dinner, where they are based and why they deserve to be shortlisted, to 

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our website and our social media each Friday morning, when we will launch a new Best of 2023 search and then every Thursday to vote for your favourite from our shortlist.