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Lovely warm atmosphere....and the food's not bad either!
Member Name: nteer09
Advantages: You can't buy things for a cooked breakfast for less than £6
Disadvantages: Beef can sometimes be a bit tough and the potatoes overdone
Since having my first child, Tobys Carvery in Morecambe has become one of my favourite places to dine. With it's laid back, bustling atmosphere, I love dining there.
As with most people, I'm always on the look-out for a bargain. Tobys carvery is no exception to this, as they are always offering discounts if you print off the vouchers online. We do have the normal carvery sometimes, but the breakfast is where they stand out the most for me.
We tend to dine off the 2 for £6 vouchers (when paying they do actually give you another voucher for the next time you eat there). I have been there when other people have had a 2-for-1 voucher, so look out for those as they are actually a better deal. If you don't have any vouchers, the price for a normal breakfast is £4.95 per person. A vegetarian breakfast is £3.95, and a child's breakfast is £2.95.
For the daytime carvery (available Monday-Saturdays except bank holidays, providing you are seated at your table by 7pm) they charge £5.75 per person- the meats on offer are always beef, turkey and gammon. Tobys carvery always offer a vegetarian alternative- but don't be put off by the ones which they have on display! Certainly in our local Tobys carvery, they use these only for display purposes.
Evening carvery prices are a lot higher (£7.95 per person), although they offer a larger selection of foods. Although the nights may alter slightly from carvery to carvery, the foods on offer are basically the same. As well as the succulent roasts and vegetarian option, my local carvery (Morecambe) have curry nights Monday-Thursday, Steak nights on a Friday and Lamb nights on a Saturday.
Sunday carvery is £9.49 per person. This gives you the choice of beef, pork, turkey and gammon-but as with most places they charge more on a Sunday!
Tobys carvery offer a wide choice of drinks. For a breakfast carvery they offer unlimited filter coffee or tea for £1.95 per person per pot. You can also get a bottomless pepsi or tango for about £2.50 (you just go and fill it up as many times as you want).
I'm not going to lie and tell you that everytime I've had a meal there it's been perfect, as it hasn't. The first time I ate breakfast there the service was awful. Basically we were told that we could go and get as much as we wanted-but were only allowed to go once.....except when my husband went they had no eggs or bread, and then when I Went they had run out of sausages and beans. You serve yourself at breakfast time and cook your own toast. It was an absolute shambles, with people complaining left, right and centre. I have however been a number of times since ( the first time being completely against my will), but I can say I have been pleasantly surprised each time. The food has been absolutely delicious every time and they have accommodated my children every time, providing high chairs and extra plates for my daughter without even being asked. What I especially love about this place is that the menus even state that any child under three can be provided with an extra plate to share their parents meal-and at no extra cost. Unlike most places they also ask you when you come in how many eggs you would like, this does sometimes mean waiting a little longer, but It also means your eggs are cooked fresh for you. Nobody looks at you funny for piling your plate extra high to accommodate your child-and the atmosphere is always so warm and child friendly.
Daytime and evening carvery has an even better atmosphere-although due to it normally being really busy, you can queue for quite long periods. They have a lot more staff on and they still have time to see to your needs. For the daytime/evening carvery a chef carves your meat for you, and then you help yourself to as much potatoes and vegetables as you like. There is normally an additional table with all you sauces and gravy on. The only faults I have with daytime/evening carvery is that sometimes the beef and roast potatoes have been overcooked (although you can see all this for yourselves and pick what you do/don't want). On a plus, the yorkshire puddings are absolutely massive!
I would recommend this place to anyone....I'm actually going there tomorrow for my breakfast!!!
Summary: Generally speaking they are spot on