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“Family meal”

Toby Carvery Caversham Bridge
Ranked #363 of 614 Restaurants in Reading
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to the Toby Carvery Caversham. 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 Caversham's favourite carvery restaurant. Drop by and you'll find lots more on offer, including cooked breakfasts and tasty specials.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Family meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had an excellent meal in here . It was a sunny day and the restaurant was busy , the queue for the carvery was long but it was well worth the wait . Excellent value for money and I recommend the Eton mess for pudding x

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Lucy C
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Daniel D, General Manager at Toby Carvery Caversham Bridge, responded to this review, November 16, 2016
we are pleased you enjoyed your visitant thank you for your feed back
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English first
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Brilliant value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

This has become a regular Sunday trip when going to see our daughter, who is a student in Reading. I am a great fan of carverys, as long as the food is good. It certainly is here. The service is great too. We have never had to wait for a table (but we do aim to get there just before mid-day). It goes without saying that you feel you have had a meal by the time you have left, and not left feeling hungry after being bled for £50+ a head as in some restaurants that shall remain nameless.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Gordon R
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Daniel D, General Manager at Toby Carvery Caversham Bridge, responded to this review, November 16, 2016
thanks for your kind review
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely, quick and easy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Food was lovely, quick friendly service and great tasty food.
Only issue is parking! Car park shared with busy premier inn next door, not many car park spaces so at peak times don't be surprised there's no spaces!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Pearljammandan
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Daniel D, General Manager at Toby Carvery Caversham Bridge, responded to this review, November 16, 2016
thanks for taking the time to review we appreciate your comments
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Reading, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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“Good Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We all enjoyed our carvery lunch very much. The turkey and the pork were both moist and most edible. The young man who was carving the meats did not stint on the portions.All the vegetables we chose were fresh and not overcooked. Our meal was part of a package, carvery for 2 plus ice cream for £12.50.Excellent value for money. Our server was friendly and did not "hover" even when we had finished our meal and coffee and spent some time "chatting." We will be returning in the near future.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank fear-teagaisg
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Daniel D, General Manager at Toby Carvery Caversham Bridge, responded to this review, November 16, 2016
thanks for your kind words we appreciate the feed back
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
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“not posh, not consistent - but basically good value overall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

This place has varied greatly on 3 recent visits, and is simply not consistent in terms of service and food. It can get very busy as I guess it is quite cheap compared to other local places to eat.
Good points about the carvery are usually the beef, the yorkshire puddings, the pork crackling and the gravy. Bad points about the carvery are usually the salty gammon, dry pork and turkey, and soggy veg (including the roast potatoes). The staff vary enormously in terms of how helpful they are/are not. If you sit in the bar area make sure the bar staff offer you the pub/bar menu as well as the restaurant menu - they tend not to do this which is annoying (especially if you only want something fairly light to eat).

Visited March 2013
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Thank thelittlecarrot
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Daniel D, General Manager at Toby Carvery Caversham Bridge, responded to this review, November 16, 2016
thanks for taking the time to feed back it is very important to us
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