Review: Toby Carvery Burton Upon Trent

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


A few weeks ago we visited the newly renovated Toby Carvery in Burton Upon Trent to try out the menu. On arrival, staff were friendly and polite and we were shown to our pre-booked table. The decor inside the restaurant is really nice and modern. Unfortunately I hadn't visited before so I am not sure what it looked like before it was refurbished, but it definitely had a nice atmosphere when we visited. 


We had to ask for a drinks menu as there wasn't one at our table and were given an old one with outdated prices but were informed the new ones had been ordered and will be arriving soon. There was a large variety of soft drinks to choose from including a refillable option for those who drink a lot which was great value and plenty of drinks for young children. There was also a large selection of alcoholic drinks, though the guys were disappointed at the lack of ales especially considering we are in Burton! 


We all opted for a carvery rather than the menu meals. These are priced at £6.99 for adults and £4.99 for children. The selection of meats were great and they all looked lovely and fresh. There were no complaints about the meat at all. I was a little disappointed with the selection of vegetables available. There were four different potato choices available. I love my potatoes but that was potato overload for me. That and a few of us found almost whole potatoes in our mash as it hadn't been mashed very well. There was mac and cheese which didn't look particularly appetising and just isn't a roast dinner food for me. The only fresh vegetables available were carrots and peas and we all commented on the fact that the carrots were very dry. They did have cauliflower cheese but again it is not a very healthy option. However, I was pleased to find one or two roast parsnips hidden in one of the potato dishes. It wasn't a bad meal at all. The meat was cooked lovely, I opted for beef and pork and others tried the turkey and gammon and we were all pleased with the meat. The roast potatoes were cooked really well and tasted great. I just really would have loved a few more healthier options to go with the meal, maybe some broccoli and cauliflower together and maybe just two lots of potato sides to make room for some different things. 


I had been out for afternoon tea in the afternoon so decided against dessert but Logan opted for the children's Make your own sundae which was huge and only £2.49. Sam opted for the Trio of Sorbet which was £3.89 and was really tasty and refreshing and my Father in law opted for the Lemon Tart which was £4.19 and he said that it was delicious. I am a little bit sad that I had no room for dessert as there were so many amazing sounding dishes on the pudding menu!

The two members of staff that dealt with our table were great and were tipped for their service. They were really helpful and friendly and appeared to have no idea that I was reviewing the restaurant which is always nice. It is so much easier to write a review when you feel you have had the honest experience. 

*We were given money towards the cost of our meal. All opinions are my own.

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