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Toby Carvery

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British, English, Pub, Family Fare
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415 Brighton Road, Croydon CR2 6ES, England
+44 20 8680 4559
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Toby Carvery South Croydon. When it comes to roast dinners...
Welcome to the Toby Carvery South Croydon. 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 South Croydon’s favourite carvery restaurant. Drop by and you'll find lots more on offer, including cooked breakfasts and tasty specials.
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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food - bad service

I have been to this carvery more than 10 times. I was never disappointed with the food but the service needs to improve a lot. Waitresses are quite ignorant and on many occasions I had to keep walking around in the restaurant area to find a waitress and to order a drink. Currently they are not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Máté C
Good for:
  • Families with children
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I have been to this carvery more than 10 times. I was never disappointed with the food but the service needs to improve a lot. Waitresses are quite ignorant and on many occasions I had to keep walking around in the restaurant area to find a waitress and to order a drink. Currently they are not serving ice cream but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Eaten at Toby South Croydon many times and its about time I wrote a review. Great Service & food. Plenty of good food, the staff care and provide a good service. The staff take time to listen and provide a service just for you. Thank You

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Visited at on Saturday for lunch. Staff were not ready to seat the waiting customers until around 12.20pm despite an opening time of 12pm. Customer service was non-existent. My attempts at getting the attention of the waiting staff could be likened to waving down a New York taxi in the pouring rain despite the restaurant not being busy at all.... More 

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We’re really sorry we didn't meet your expectations on your last visit. Thank you for leaving your comments and we’ll pass your feedback on to the team. More 

Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Tried the all you can eat breakfast a very good spread first time i have had a yorkshire pudding for breakfast a huge.pudding i really enjoyed it i think this.is great value for money. Large car park available

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The booking process was very good, since it was essential for such a large group that we had certainty of our booking. The meal was excellent. Good value and enjoyed by everyone. Quantities were very substantial. I would like to comment particularly on the service, and especially our waitress - Charley. She was looking after 28 people, but nothing was... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Terrible, arrived for a breakfast at 10am got told to wait while the bar lady did something. Paid for the all you can eat, guaranteed that plenty of food was available. Found a dirty table to sit at, went to the buffet.. No food but crumbs, checked that food was coming, lady checked with chef "plenty coming" so we wait..... More 

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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Their "famous" carvery two course meal was insipid, bland and tasteless. Was given three wafer thin slices of meat. Poor value for the price and never again will I visit another Toby Carvery.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Myself and my boyfriend visited the South Croydon branch on 9th April. We were utterly disgusted with the service and guests. We were waiting for 10 mins t be acknowledged, served and seated. Three staff members saw us but never once did they come by to seat us. On top of that, some of the guests were speaking so loudly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I visited this restaurant today with my family and we thought we would try out the breakfast.. Firstly.. I was impressed with the breakfast!! A nice spread.. I think even a second time was too much for me! However.. The butter ran out and couldn't find anyone to fill it back up.. And then the hot water machine ran out..... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My daughter and I were looking forward to a carvery and stood waiting to be seated, after five minutes wait I went to use the toilet and left my daughter still waiting. The toilets were filthy and there was no toilet paper in the cubicle I used. I had seen a waitress look at us and ignore us while we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 Brighton Road, Croydon CR2 6ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8680 4559

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 18
  • Cuisine: British, English, Pub, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Welcome to the Toby Carvery South Croydon. 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 South Croydon’s favourite carvery restaurant. Drop by and you'll find lots more on offer, including cooked breakfasts and tasty specials.

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