Any recommendations of good carvery options for a sunday lunch? Belfast and 20 minutes or so travel would be considered.
The Ramada at shaws bridge do a great sunday lunch and then you can walk it off on the towpath.
White river in Toome brilliant and cheap only £11.95 and food is beautiful
"Stormont Hotel, bit more expensive than some by really nice."
It's very good with a huge choice. Stormont Estate is just across the road to walk it off!Edited: 4:24 am, June 03, 2013
Recently had a carvery at the la mon, very nice and would recommend
Don't go to the Templeton. We went there for my mum's 80th birthday and, I am genuinely sorry to say, we wouldn't recommend it to anyone else.
Firstly food was not replenished so when we were eating at 1.45pm (and paying the same price as those who ate earlier) our choices were definitely fewer.
I have never experienced a customer being "restricted" to one slice of dessert at any other carvery. The reason given was that "we have to limit it to one slice because we have large numbers"!! Sorry, Templeton staff, but the carvery today was not busy unlike other places we have been - I wonder why?
The staff cleared plates very quickly - even while my mum still had her food on hers - and didn't ask if we were finished. They made no attempt to interact with anyone at the table. In fact, it looked like they were in a hurry to get people out!
When we went to pay I mentioned that our mum was a pensioner - but we were asked if she had a "Templeton Pensioner" card which she should have had in order to get the pensioner reduction! Thankfully, she granted the discount on this occasion - all of about £2 - big deal!
Conclusion - Templeton could do with reviewing its policies and staff training if they want to be taken seriously in the "hospitality" industry! Our experience was summed up in those key words of "restricted" and "limited". Ours was a rather disappointing experience.
RJHNI - Did you ask if there was a pensioner reduction before eating? Getting a bit tired of cheapskates who think they are owed something for nothing. I know 'pensioners' who eat like drains. My mother is 80, pays her way and only complains if food and/or service is below par. Restraunts end up struggling because people like you expect something for nothing. Choose within your price range. Lots of £5.99 Chinese buffets that may suit your deep pockets and short arms better!
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