We looked forward to the re-opening of the Toby and arrived at 08.35hrs to see how all had gone. It was good to see that the pleasant manner of the staff on arrival was what it had always been, excellent. We discussed the new features of the layout, décor and furnishing and was glad to see that the breakfast buffet was more or less the same as normal. back to the makeover though, it was clean, bright and sparse looking like the majority of restaurant you go into for a meal. What was lacking was the quirky ambience of the restaurant that we had become used to, or was it that we did not like change. As stated the staff were great and happily discussed the pro's and con's of the makeover with complete honesty of what they thought and strangely enough it was about 50-50. The breakfast was what we were used to, not that we indulge very often preferring the lunch event, it was hot, well laid out, plenty of choice, for once no black pudding and the fried eggs left a lot to be desired but we spent nearly two hours enjoying all reading our the morning papers, watching the place fill up and become busy. Good to se it re-open, and yes we will continua to use it as the standard is really good as is the service and that combined with the price makes it a must place to visit. We will miss the Quirky nature of the place with all it's pictures and postcards but we will get used to it. We left sated and happy for the modest price of £12, for the two of us.
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