How do you find a great Sunday lunch in Torrevieja?
Sunday: the time to rest with a great roast on the Orihuela Costa
Sunday. Traditionally the day of rest. The last thing you want to do, whether you’re an expat living on the Orihuela Costa or a holidaymaker here, is slave over a hot oven to prepare your Sunday lunch. Why put that apron on to peel potatoes and baste the bird? And all that washing up after? Surely your Sunday shouldn’t be such a bore and a chore?
You deserve to be happy on a Sunday. If you want to know what that sounds like, take a stroll past Christopher’s Restaurant in Mar Azul during Sunday lunch hours. Between the assorted accents, chinking of glasses, and clinking of cutlery, you’ll hear what Brits love doing best – enjoying their beloved Sunday lunch.
What is a Sunday Lunch?
Sunday lunch is quintessentially British. It’s a tradition that Brits can’t leave behind, no matter where they are. It’s as traditional as the Bulldog Spirit. Think of Great Britain, and you think of rolling countryside, Buckingham Palace, black cabs, and red telephone boxes. And, of course, Sunday lunch. The time when families gather together and enjoy the very best of home-cooked food.
A great Sunday lunch is more than nostalgia
When speaking about this most traditional of meals, many Brits talks about it with a great sense of nostalgia. A good Sunday roast is a reminder of childhood, family, and fantastic food. Plates that were emptied, because “If you don’t eat all of your veg, then you won’t get any pudding”!
Here in Torrevieja and on the Orihuela Costa, Sunday lunch must be more than a reminder of the past. It’s a time to meet with family and friends and get stuck into a traditional British culinary experience.
At Christopher’s, you supply the company and we supply the rest
Our aim here at Christopher’s is to serve you the very best Sunday lunch. We don’t cut corners, we serve good, home-cooked food:
- Nothing against Aunt Bessie’s spuds, but they don’t cut the mustard when it comes to roast potatoes
- Fresh, seasonal vegetables, cut and prepared by hand
- Gravy made the traditional way, not the Bisto way
- And your choice of meat, sourced from the best suppliers
But it’s not just the food that needs to be just so:
- The table must be set properly and with enough room
- Proper table cloths, not plastic mats
- Quality cutlery you can hold
- A great choice of wines to accompany your lunch
- Comfortable chairs that don’t pinch places they shouldn’t
- Service that is friendly but professional
We only ask one thing of our guests, and that is to enjoy your lunch in sparkling company. That is your responsibility!
Is the Christopher’s Roast the best on the coast?
As you travel around Torrevieja and the Orihuela Costa, you’ll see many restaurants claim that they serve the ‘best roast on the coast’. We prefer our guests to do the talking. Here’s what a few have said about Sunday lunch at Christopher’s (from TripAdvisor):
Denise South wrote:
“Best roast meal in the area”
“The menu selection is extensive, roast lamb, beef, pork, chicken, Turkey plus lamb shank and others that I cannot remember. The vegetables are perfectly cooked… no overcooked soggy veg here and the roast potatoes fab…. without question the most outstanding for quality. If visiting on a Sunday make sure you reserve a table well in advance.”
“Great roast dinner”
“Love the roast dinner here lots to choose from at a reasonable price make sure you book in advance.”
Oldhippychick called the Sunday Roast:
“Best ever Sunday lunch”
“Choice of food amazing, every time we have visited (quite a lot!) quality is always excellent, and staff are helpful and friendly. Booking is a must, which tells you something.”
Alan h says that Christopher’s is:
“Fine dining at its best”
“Stopped for Sunday lunch here and although you really need to book we got in. The food was excellent, and we will definitely go back. Lots of staff on, all very busy but the service was spot on”
Mark198 call Christopher’s the:
“Best restaurant in town”
“Went there for Sunday lunch as we had been there last year, and it was great then and even better this year. Great food and great staff: a rare thing in Spain. Can’t speak highly enough about this restaurant – a must visit!”
Vanessa C wrote about her:
“Appreciation of excellent food and service”
“We have been to Christopher’s many times, but this was our first time Sunday lunch time and it was superb!”
We don’t drop standards on a Sunday
Though we regularly serve our three-course Sunday Lunch menu to upward of 100 guests, we refuse to let our standards drop. We take the same care with every Sunday roast that leaves our kitchen as we do with every dish on our weekday evening menus. As the Euro Weekly reported in its review “A summer of decadent food at Christopher’s”:
“Their Sunday menu has all the same flair and finesse as their evening a la carte menu, and comes with the friendly and dedicated service you would expect from Christopher’s.”
As you can see, we don’t have to boast about serving the best roast on the coast. We prefer to let others make the judgement. To see if you agree with them, we strongly advise you to book so that you are not disappointed. To do so, call us on (+34) 600 01 28 24.
Yours in fine dining,
Sergiy and Neil