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Supper or Tea or Dinner?

(95 Posts)
Lily65 Tue 14-May-19 19:07:24

It's dinner here around 5 pm. Sometimes we call the same meal tea.

aggie Tue 14-May-19 19:08:44

5 06 O'Clock is teatime smile

Chewbacca Tue 14-May-19 19:10:17

Tea time

Allegretto Tue 14-May-19 19:11:00

Lunch some time around 1. Dinner some time after 6.

tanith Tue 14-May-19 19:11:08

Dinner at 6pm except Sundays when dinner is lunchtime and tea at 5ish.

Maggiemaybe Tue 14-May-19 19:18:05

Tea at 6ish, unless we have friends round, then it's dinner at 8. grin D

Our dinner at 1 seems to have morphed recently into lunch, because that's what all the grandsons call it and we don't want to confuse them. Though Sunday dinner remains just that.

Lily65 Tue 14-May-19 19:22:12

Ah yes, tanith, the mysterious switch around .

polyester57 Tue 14-May-19 19:31:18

In Glasgow the evening meal is always "tea". Later on, you might have "supper". Midday is dinner. Don´t know about the rest of Scotland.

Lily65 Tue 14-May-19 19:33:13

I remember Scottish High Tea. A million calories at one sitting.

KatyK Tue 14-May-19 19:34:05

We have our tea in the evening.

Treebee Tue 14-May-19 19:36:01

Tea at 5.30 usually. Both DDs eat dinner slightly later. Culture change or because our kids were born further south than DH and I?

Sara65 Tue 14-May-19 19:41:52

Lunch at lunchtime! Supper at 7.00ish, when I was a child, dinner was midday, tea was 6.00

GillT57 Tue 14-May-19 19:42:05

Whatever we eat between 12 and 3 is called lunch, anything after 5pm is dinner. Apart from Sunday when lunch is anytime between 1pm and 6pm and anything eaten later is tea.

leyla Tue 14-May-19 19:46:15

Lunch at lunch time. Dinner in the evening. Tea (and a piece of cake or a biscuit perhaps) at 4.30pm ish, Supper at 10pm ish. I would be unlikely to have them all!

Cherrytree59 Tue 14-May-19 19:46:25

My eldest DGS has school dinners.

My other DGS has lunch before he goes to nursery.

We have lunch.

We all have Tea.

If we are going out for evening meal which is after 7pm then we are going out to Dinner.

If we are eating out around 5ish usually with grandchildren then we are out for Tea.

Simples 😄

BlueBelle Tue 14-May-19 19:50:43

Breakfast 7 am ish dinner as was ( or lunch as is) 12-1 and tea around 5, supper, if any, is a snack before bed
Posh people have dinner at night 😂

MiniMoon Tue 14-May-19 19:56:04

I grew up eating breakfast, dinner, tea and supper too BlueBelle. We still have dinner at about 1.00pm. Our evening meal is a moveable feast though. We've been late tonight, so we've had supper.

M0nica Tue 14-May-19 19:58:03

It all depends. We have our main meal at lunch time. But in the evening, generally we have supper but if it is tea food (sandwiches, scones etc and cake) we call it tea. Because we tend to do this on Sunday and get the nice china and a cloth out, this is generally referred to as a 'dainty tea'. If we are going somewhere very nice to eat - to celebrate a special occasion then we go out to dinner. Do not do dinner parties, we prefer to invite people round for lunch confused

CanadianGran Tue 14-May-19 20:09:25

Any evening meal is supper or dinner and is usually our larger meal of the day. Supper is used more colloquially as in "what's for supper, Hun?" whereas a Saturday or Sunday may include a "please come for dinner".

Even if we do a large meal on a holiday it is called lunch if it is mid-day.

One thing I've never understood for some European countries that eat late, for example after 7:30 or 8:00. Do you expect children to last that long? Normally her they would be in bed by that time.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 14-May-19 20:14:30

Breakfast between 7.30-9.00 except on Sunday/Saturday when we have "brunch" between 10.00 - 12.00.

Lunch between 12.00 - 2.00 except Saturday/Sunday.

Dinner between 19.00 - 20.00 every day.

Husband has supper normally cheese around 21.00-21.30 some evenings.

Mamissimo Tue 14-May-19 20:59:09

Snap GrannyGravy 🙂

Tangerine Tue 14-May-19 21:23:01

Lunch for meal eaten in the middle of the day. If eating a main meal in the evening, I'd call it dinner. If having a snack such as egg on toast, I'd call it tea.

callgirl1 Tue 14-May-19 21:24:39

Dinner around 1 pm, Tea about 7 pm, supper is anything we have just before bed.

Framilode Tue 14-May-19 21:45:48

Lunch then supper, unless eating out and then it's dinner.

jura2 Tue 14-May-19 21:52:39

Depends who with, and which part of the country - every option possible in our life lol