After many years of wondering what the Sunday carvery is like here, I finally visited to try it. The restaurant is open to the members of the public. They usually have a 2 for 1 deal on the carvery (as advertised on the website) but they dont mention this when seating you, and theres nothing to say this on the menu they give you so be sure to mention it. The carvery price £14.95 but with the offer its just £7.50.
The set us is a little different to most carveries, you go up and get the meat, yorkshire puddings, sausage meat stuffings, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and gravy, which is all hep yourself (except for the meat obviously) but the vegetables are then brought over to your table. I believe the vegetables change weekly, but we had carrots, peas, broccoli, green beans and cauliflower cheese. Everything was cooked really nicely, it was great quality and very good value for money. The sausage meat stuffing was my favourite part, and the pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and puddings were really nice too. The chef was very generous with the meat. However, I feel that the set up makes things a little award. The issues I had with this are:
1) The food goes cold pretty quickly, as it takes a lot of time to share the vegetable dishes round and you are unable to pour gravy over the veg.
2) Theres not a lot of space on the table for the vegetable dishes
3) There were no spoons given to spoon out the vegetables, so this made it really difficult to put peas on the plate using just a fork, and also its not very hygenic if you have already put the fork in your mouth and want to help yourself to some more veg half way through the meal if you are sharing the veg with other people.
Overall I would porobably rate this carvery 7.5/10, the food was very fresh and good quality and the carvery chef was a very nice man, really ask to talk to and made us feel very welcome. I enjoyed this visit. less