No British roast is complete without a well-rounded mix of sides to support it. Give some classic sides dishes a modern makeover with a few simple ingredients…

Yorkshire pudding

Including some extra ingredients in the batter of this crispy, chewy side is a sure-fire way to help your Yorkies stand out from the crowd.

  • Cheddar, Blue Cheese, Parmesan… a sprinkling of any will take Yorkshire puddings to the next level, and give diners a cheesy centre surprise.

Yorkshire Pudding


Chef’s Tip: Chef Tony Jardella, Chef de cuisine at Perry and Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse suggests adding a fiery bite with a tablespoon or two of Colman’s Wholegrain Mustard or Colman’s English Mustard Powder and a bunch of fresh thyme.


Rich, creamy and delicious is the only way to describe this mashed potato and cabbage mix. Scallions, milk and melted butter round it off.

  • Swap potato for cauliflower and cabbage for kale to give this dish a healthy makeover.


Baked, boiled, chipped, mashed or roasted… this starchy veg is an essential ingredient to many a Brit classic.

  • Hasselback potatoes certainly have plating appeal. Slice, fan and layer the potatoes with black garlic and cheddar, and cook until crunchy yet tender.

close up of shepherds pie with a jug of gravy on the side

Carrots & Parsnips

British roast dinners rarely hit the table without a serving of these earthy root vegetables.

  • Pair the veg with a subtle honey and a spicy blue cheese, like Stilton, and bring a delicious sweet/salty dimension to this classic side.

close up of bubble & squeak dish with side of sauce

Bubble & Squeak

Traditionally made from leftover vegetables. Mashed potatoes bind everything together and the mix is moulded into small cakes and pan-fried.

  • There’s all kinds of ways to liven up this classic, try a dollop of Horseradish sauce, or substitute sweet potatoes for potatoes.

Chef’s Tip: Chef Tony recommends a spicy Indian twist with some curry powder and turmeric.