We were recently invited to Toby Carvery, Wolviston to experience their new refurbishment. Being a lover of a good carvery, I was keen to try out the ‘Home of the Roast’ and see if it lived up to its name.
I attended the Toby Carvery with my husband, toddler and parents. When we arrived, we were shown to our table straight away. The new refurbishment was lovely and gave a welcoming atmosphere. We loved the lighting and this was a discussion point for most of the evening!
Once seated, we ordered our drinks from an extensive Drinks Menu. Although we weren’t drinking alcohol on this occasion, I did notice that they offer some great cocktail drinks at just £3.99. The Gordon’s Pink Fizz cocktail was tempting! As well as cocktails, they also have a good selection of wines and other alcoholic drinks. Plus great soft drink options such as their bottomless soft drinks (priced at £2.65) and a range of low calorie and sugar-free drinks.
My favourite option from their menu was their Freakshakes. I gave one of their cookie freakshakes a try and struggled to finish it. Not for want of trying though as it was scrumptious!
After this, we ordered some starters from their Toby Taster menu. At £5 for 3 starters, this was such a good price. We opted for the pigs in blankets, Dorset smoked cheddar bites and lamb kofta. All three were delicious. The only downside was that they didn’t have any minted yoghurt for the koftas.
Then it was time to try the famous roast. All four of us decided to try the carvery, at £6.99, and we were given a plate for my toddler to share some of our food at no extra cost.
There were four meats to choose from – roast gammon, beef, turkey and pork – which were served by their master chefs. After choosing your meat, you can help yourself to an assortment of steamed vegetables and roasted potatoes.
Each of us, chose a different type of meat and we were all happy with how each meat tasted. My husband didn’t think his portion of meat was enough but unless you’re a meat fiend, like him, then it really was plenty!
For me, the vegetables had been cooked exactly as I like them. I especially loved the sweet potato and cauliflower cheese. However, I was disappointed to find that some of the serving dishes were not kept topped up meaning that there wasn’t a lot of sweet potato left.
As well as meat and vegetables, there was a selection of gravy and sauces to accompany the meat meaning there was something for everyone.
As well as the traditional carvery, you can choose from other items from the menu such as the Yorkshire Wrap and several vegetarian options.
When we first arrived, true to style, my fussy family complained about being sat next to the fire (much to my dismay as it was a great photo opportunity!). The waitress, however, was completely understanding and happily moved us to another spot.
During our meal, our waitress was attentive and took our drink and food order without much of a wait. She was also very helpful with a bill issue we had and resolved it immediately.
Final Thoughts on Toby Carvery, Wolviston
Considering that you can buy a meal and drink for under £10, this is a great option for a family meal.
Under 3’s are free or it’s £4.99 for a child’s meal so it really is a budget friendly family meal.
Food portions are ample and the food is delicious. More vegetable options would be something I’d like to see but for £6.99, you really can’t complain!
I would definitely consider Toby Carvery, Wolviston – ‘Home of the Roast’ – again.
* Prices correct at the time of publishing.
** Bill was subsidised in return for an honest review. All words and opinions are our own.