Sunday November 1, 2020

Where’s the beef? Right here

This week, Sean Smith, head chef at the Cliff Townhouse in Dublin ( shows you how to make the perfect roast beef dinner, as served in his restaurant every Sunday. Enjoy it with our wine expert Tomás Clancy’s suggested pairings

27th January, 2019
Roast rib of beef with creamed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, roast vegetables and onion sauce

There’s nothing like a classic roast beef Sunday lunch. There are various stages in this recipe that can be done in advance – making the Yorkshire pudding batter, peeling and preparing the vegetables – that make it easier to cook. And if you can rope in a couple of helpers, all the better.

Ingredients, serves six to eight

2.5kg rib of beef, bone in

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