Renowned for the quality and freshness of its food offering, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK's largest privately owned hotel group is championing the return of that timeless classic - the Great British Sunday lunch!

A British culinary institution, it was once the highlight of the week bringing families together over the dinner table. Yet figures reveal that over the past 50 years the number of those enjoying a traditional Sunday Lunch has halved*.

So today (insert date) Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has launched theGreat British Sunday Lunch Campaignto resurrect the appeal of the delicious traditional Sunday lunch with all the trimmings.

And to kick off the campaign in style, the leading hotel group, with an impressive 45 AA Rosettes held by its restaurants across the group, is offering a new traditional Sunday Lunch menu from just £15 per person for two courses, including a glass of wine or soft drink.

From Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa in the heart of Scotland to the rolling countryside around Macdonald Botley Park Hotel by Southampton, the revival of the Great British Sunday lunch will allow family and friends of all ages to savour classic gastronomic delights.  

Using only the finest, freshest and where possible locally sourced produce, prepared from whole raw ingredients, diners can enjoy traditional soups, a roast of the day with seasonal vegetarian alternatives, and nostalgic puddings including apple crumble or bread and butter pudding.

David Guile, Chief Executive of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, commented: "Sunday lunch was once a time when friends and family gathered together for a catch up over a succulent roast. However, in today's generation with an ever increasing array of leisure activities to tempt us, we have moved away from the traditional Sunday gathering.

"In a year that has seen the UK celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and the London Olympics, there are many who have enjoyed the greater sense of community and national spirit. So what better time to revisit and revive the appeal of the Great British Sunday lunch as a savoured classic - and at prices that offer outstanding value."

To book your Great British Sunday Lunch please contact your local Macdonald Hotel directly. Full details of all hotel restaurants can be found at www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk