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British Cuisine the way i like it!
Member Name: Seven17
Advantages: Very british cuisine and feel to the restruant, great food, great staff. Very reasonably priced.
Disadvantages: Desert took quite a while today but i can't fault them too much
I have been to the Toby Carvery many times before now but i went at lunch time today and realised that you can actually go back for veg as many times as you like, which made me think very highly of these guys since most other carveries don't do that, so thought i'd write this review. Upon arriving at the carvery you do need to be seated by staff, it's one of those places yes, but if you request to say, sit at a window, they will happily let you do so.
The carvery is always ready for you to just go up and get the food so you can go when you're ready, and the staff bring the drinks over to you while you get your food. I was asked which meats i would like (there was pork, turkey and beef) and i chose Turkey. if you choose all three you get a small bit of each but i personally would like just 1 large bit of turkey. you get the same amount of meat no matter how many you choose but you just get a bigger piece the fewer you choose.
There is currently an offer on that if the staff don't ask you for desert you get it free, and thee are plenty of other offers on if they do like you get £1 off when buying a carvery and £10 for two carveries (normally £5.95 each). The atmosphere is generally very good, its set like a pub with a large bar you can sit at if you just want to drop in for a drink and that's it, or you can go for a drink after your carver. You can order straight from the bar and have it sent over to you if you prefer but i find it's nice to sit and chat to friends after a meal too.
The staff are quite friendly, they aren't moody or act like they hate their job, you are met with a smile and they immediately begin asking for drinks or offer you a little more time, it's up to you. The waiting times for desert were a little long today (about 8 minutes for me) but they normally take around 5, today was the only exception.
Overall a great british feel restaurant with great food (the yorkshire puddings are COLOSSAL by the way, they must use self raising flour?) and the atmosphere is superb, everything is very british like, and that's what i'd expect so a great job from the Toby Carvery, i'll be back)
Summary: A full five stars here, i'll be back.