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“Queue At The Toby Instead”

Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery
Ranked #646 of 904 Restaurants in Southampton
Price range: US$6 - US$13
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: At Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery we’re a friendly bunch and pride ourselves on giving the warmest of welcomes. So when you pop over to our place, whether it’s to catch up with friends over a refreshing drink or because you just can’t be bothered to cook, we hope you’ll find it like a home from home – without the washing up! We’ve something for all the family - from freshly carved, slow cooked roasts, stonebaked pizzas made from 100% fresh dough, tasty pub classics like hand battered fish, plus a range of burgers and vegetarian dishes.
Reviewed 25 August 2013

thought we would go here as the local Toby Cravery had a huge queue, we were seated and then ready to be served by carver within ten minutes on a busy Sunday, Price really jumps up on a sunday to over £7. Good selection of meat and vegetables available. BUT the food is so bland, meat was all over cooked and tough, potatoes fell apart when you scoped them, peas, carrots no flavour, yorkshires tasted of nothing, gravy no flavour, cracking somehow not cooked right. Dont go pay more (or sometimes less) and go elsewhere.

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2  Thank EnglishAdam
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Where to begin? Firstly I guess has to be the restaurant itself. It definitely caters for older clients who feel the cold, it was 28 degrees outside, but felt like I was sitting in the oven in the restaurant itself. No air conditioning, no fans, just boiling hot. Couldn't wait to leave to get some fresh air.

The service, not helpful, totally uninterested, going through the motions - but even that was slow and painful.

The food - ugh! The vegetables were just 1/2 a step away from puree. If you wear dentures don't bother when you come here, the veg was so overcooked I was amazed it held its shape. The meat was dry and tasteless, the gravy was like molasses. To top it off the stuffing was suitable to build a wall from; totally rock hard on the outside, and dry, tasteless and solid on the inside too - give up, don't risk a visit to the dentist just to try it! Even the yorkshires were hard and dry. I don't know how anyone can cook this badly and still be in business.

The only good part to this meal was the ice cream, that was from a machine and had reasonable flavour. The extra 49p per individual topping was a bit steep though.

There's lots of decent places to eat nearby to this restaurant, I really can't understand why anyone would bother going here more than once - unless it's to get an apology for the insult to dining.

I took my daughter here for a treat, but ended up feeling like I'd given her a punishment instead!

Don't eat here if you value your tastebuds, it's cheap - but not even worth the money paid.

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3  Thank JessicaTodd
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Offering carveries for less than £4 you really can't go wrong. Certainly not a 'date' place, but great for families or a spontaneous 'in from work late' place. Lovely meats, and variety of veg, plus delicious gravy. you won't want to stay all evening/lunch as it tends to be noisy an quite frantic, but for value for money, this is the place.

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Thank trescomania
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

The Alma is Ok if you want only a carvery for the main course. It serves a market where you get a substantial meal for a cheap price. The atmosphere is average and it suitsb those wanting a cheap meal.

Thank PaulCG
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

The Alma is a Crown Carvery Pub and as carveries go it's well priced. They offer a regular portion (with small Yorkshire Pud) or a Super-Size portion that gives you a larger plate, a large Yorshire Pud and Sausage, plus extra meat, as well as of course extra space for more vegetables.

We have eaten here a few times, and the meat has always been very good (the Roast Pork even has crackling that you can help yourself to, and it's crispy too). The vegetables are ok, better than some places, worse than others, but nothing to complain about. There are several types of gravy, including one that is thick and full of onions, and the usual mustard, cranberry, horseradish etc.

Sundays is a bit more pricey, but you do get a choice of 4 types of meat, all of which are excellent, it's hard to choose.

The beers are good, service is friendly, and they have a large garden with seating as well.

Definitely a carvery to recommend, especially on a nice day if you take the family, but the pub also has a traditional feel if you eat inside as well.

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Thank Tony P
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