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“Another great meal ...”
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Christopher's Carvery
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Swindon, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Another great meal ...”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

A table for 8, a great social event and plenty of quality food.
The only sad fact is this restaurant is due a face lift, returning as a non carvery!
Best time to eat is a Sunday lunchtime. Evenings are not usually the best time to visit here, but on this occassion for a 18:45 seating, spot on.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank sibrown1900
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English first
Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointing meal in Christopher’s Carvery restaurant”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We recently stayed in the hotel for one night and had an evening meal in the Christopher’s Carvery restaurant. We ordered quite an expensive bottle of wine from the waiter. When it arrived he plonked it on our table in an ice bucket, bottle already opened and left it for us to try on our own! I would have expected that behaviour in a two star hotel or “greasy spoon” restaurant but NOT here given a four star rating. When I said that the bottle was already opened and could another be brought unopened he scowled at me and reluctantly brought another bottle unopened for me to try. I noticed that at other tables bottles ordered were presented to the customers already opened. This should not be the procedure at four star restaurants. The staff were unfriendly and uncommitted. The salad bar was poor and little choice and the soup was OK but unlabelled making it difficult to identify. The hotel stay was average and breakfast edible. If we stayed at the hotel again (which I doubt) I definitely would eat out at another restaurant!

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1 Thank Elsa S
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mothers Day Luncheon in Carvery”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Whilst the food was excellent the service and clearing of plates from our table was abysmal and ruined the whole MOthers Day experience. Despite asking 3 times to clear plates from the previous course the staff concentrated on setting up new tables as opposed to making the experience more enjoyable for their current guests. After complaining hotel stated although not an excuse it was a busy time being Mothers Day - but then that shoudl have been expected and we paid more for Mothers Day than any normal Sunday so woudl expect it to be staffed accordingly

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2 Thank PaulBSwindon
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Swindon
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Poor for Mother's Day,I think 5 pm sitting is not an ideal time to visit,most of the starters were I/ 2 empty,plenty of cold turkey to choose from,all fish was dry and curling,curry option was swimming in oil,veggies were empty,no roast potatoes,puddings were far and few between,profiteroles were the only puddings topped up,plenty of lukewarm tea and coffee to choose from after your meal,I'm sorry to say the staff were only interested in getting the empty tables for next sitting

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Anita H
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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Used the restuarant during our stay at the hotel...”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Used the restaurant during our stay at the hotel. Excellent food and service, wouldn't make an effort to eat here if we weren't guests but for a hotel it was good fayre.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Nick P
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