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“Not impressed, won't bother returning”
Review of Toby Carvery

Toby Carvery
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Ranked #61 of 79 Restaurants in Aldershot
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Toby Carvery Basingstoke. When it comes to roast dinners, we really know our stuff. Every day our chefs lay on a feast of tender, hand-carved meats with all the trimmings - including towering Yorkshire puds, golden roasties with all those lovely little crunchy bits, and plenty of freshly prepared veg, all crowned with proper gravy. So it's no wonder we're Basingstoke's favorite carvery restaurant. Drop by and you'll find lots more on offer, including cooked breakfasts and tasty specials.
Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not impressed, won't bother returning”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

I'm a great fan of the Toby Carvery in Basingstoke so we thought we'd give the Aldsrshot one a try.

What a mistake.

Greeted by, I assume, the manageress. Stains all down her top, broom in hand. Promptly showed us to a table, dropped menus on table and disappeared. Nothing said at all.

Menu is fairly basic, but it's a Carvery so be expected. However there are no drinks on the menu. Waitress turned up within 30 seconds asking for drinks order, had to go with basics like cokes and lemonades as we didn't know what else they had.

Drinks order was wrong and then the lemonades were lacking any lemon. Had to get them changed.

Then waited for nearly 15 minutes for someone to take a food order, we didn't know if we needed a ticket or anything for the Carvery.

Carvery looked like it had just been visited by the Tasmanian devil. Food bits everywhere, no peas, no broccoli, dried out roast potatoes. Asked for peas, guy disappeared, waited for 5 minutes and I got bored so had to make do without.

Plenty of gravy but all the sauces were pretty much empty and all mixed up. Very un- appetising.

Food itself was ok. Nowhere near as tasty as Basingstoke, all seemed like it had been kept warm for ages.

Floor under the table was disgusting, lots of food spills.

Overall a very poor experience and easily the worst I've had in Westgate. We won't be returning, there's plenty of other restaurants to chose from.

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“First visit :)”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Arrived at 6pm on a Sunday evening, advised of a 15/20 minute wait, so headed to the bar for a drink. Got shown to table and headed off to get our meals. Very impressed with quality of meat, the beef was cooked perfectly (slightly pink in the middle, so nice and juicy) and the ham and turkey were also delicious. The pork crackling was over cooked and very crunchy, but all the other veg and potatoes were fresh and plentiful. The Yorkshire pud was huge :) 4 clean plates all round!
Ordered pudding, my husband wasn't overly impressed with the Eton mess but we all enjoyed our sundaes.
Service was prompt and polite and the restaurant was clean and tidy considering how busy it was.
Only downside is we couldn't start a tab for drinks at the bar while waiting for our table.

Visited August 2014
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My daughters and I were all set for an enjoyable breakfast at 09:00 in the morning and really looking forward to it. We arrived at about 09:05 and walked into the restaurant to be told by the chef that although the food was ready, we couldn't be served as neither the waitress or manager had arrived. We then thought we would get a few things from Morrisons and came back again at 09:30. This time, the door was locked, so we had to forego our breakfast. I see now that they are open from 08:00 for breakfast - I wouldn't bother as I think you would be disappointed as if they can't get to work for 09:00, there is no chance that they will be there for 08:00. Food is normally quite good.

  • Visited August 2014
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Cheap meal”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Food ok just make sure you get there at the beginning when the food has just been put out. If you leave it to late the food is dry cold and not very nice. Also the restaurant is not very clean. We had to ask for clean plates as all the ones out we're dirty. But the food is cheap I guest if you want a descent meal you need to pay more money

  • Visited April 2014
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Surrey, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Don`t bother”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Went here on Saturday for breakfast...where do i start paid for the breakfast to then find out there was hardily no food and the Manager was at Morrisons buying more food and there would be a half an hour wait!!
bare in mind we arrived at 9am..shocking! so wouldn`t reconmmed and won`t be going back - also need to train the staff to do refunds.

  • Visited August 2014
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