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Bland food, tough roast potatoes and harassed staff!
Member Name: writer29
Advantages: Cheap family dinner out.
Disadvantages: Chewy roast beef, tough potatoes, bland food.
I go to the Toby Carvery in Mitcham quite regularly, but not because the food is great - it isn't. My family and I go for a low cost meal and some family time together. I take a little jar of mixed seasonings to give my food some flavour so I can enjoy it better.
The staff know us well and most of them contribute to making our time out together a good one although with the volume of customers the staff are often harassed looking and not very smiley, although that's not all of them, the carvers are generally very pleasant, one might even say jolly.
My youngest (14) doesn't really eat much food as she likes to go for the chocolate fudge sundae so we get her a child's plate. My mum's vegetarian and there isn't much on the menu for her but then it is a carvery after all.
I always feel that I should roast some potatoes and bring them with me as I have not been once in almost 2 years and had good roast potatoes. The beef is really fatty so is not a good cut and the Yorkshire puddings taste a bit papery.
With what I've written one might wonder why we keep going back but as I said, it's just to have a cheap family night out without having to cook and do the washing up!
Summary: Food could be better, but for the price you can't really expect more!