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“Sunday Carvery”

The Braised Station 24
Ranked #473 of 1,389 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Price range: $3 - $26
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

We decided to check out the Sunday Carvery at this establishment after earing good reviews from friends. We arrived unannounced at 12:40 and were immediately asked if we had booked, no we hadn't, that's ok says the waiter just take a seat until I find a table & off he went.

10 minutes later a different waiter came to us and showed us to a table at the rear of the pub/restaurant opposite the entrance door, which meant every time anyone entered they were followed by a cold blast of air!

Now I don't know if they put additional tables and chairs in on a Sunday but you do get really close to the people on the next table, close enough to hear every word spoken even when trying your best not to listen.

The advertised price for starter & main course is £7.95, admittedly a great price, however when the waitress came to take our order she didn't ask if we wanted potato skins or soup ( The advertised choice of starters) She asked if we wanted starters, was I wrong to assume if we didn't want them the price may be cheaper? We replied we just wanted the mains so she took the order and left. We approached the carvery counter where the yorkshire puddings are piled high o, n top of the heat lamp shelf above the bain-marie pans, sadly this means they are not hot when you help yourself to them (Admittedly you can have as many as you want!)

There was a choice of 3 types of meat, beef, belly pork or chicken, for the price you get a fair helping, then you help yourself to peas, mash, cabbage, swede and rather pale looking roast spuds. The hot pans with the gravy are placed on the counter alongside the stuffing balls and condiments, but I feel the pans are too high for those who are vertically challenged and may lead to hot gravy being spilt.

It was value for money, it was not anything special, it was overcrowded and finally, no it was not any cheaper if you just have the carvery.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020

We arranged to meet friends from london at the village hotel, not sure of arrival time rang and arranged a table with a very helpful lady upon arrival we were met with a very nice welcome from all the staff. Attentive and very funny. The food was exceptional could not fault it at all. Definatly worth a visit and a sit on the thron near the door.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

my daughter moved near recently,,,, been 4 times now !!!!!,,, good service and food, staff go extra mile,,,, surf and turf was excellent,,,,

Date of visit: December 2019
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Thank ashyJarra
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Reviewed November 29, 2019 via mobile

Family of four adults we arrived and were pointed in the direction of the waiting area then as we literally sat down got sent back to the table we had just walked past. The waitress took our order and she was fine. The food arrived a mix of pasta, pizza and steak. All slightly overdone but as Italian goes it was passable ( we are from an Italian background). We waited for our table to be cleared and asked for dessert menus from a very obnoxious older waiter. The menus never arrived so I went looking for some. I finally got some and we waited again with no service. Decided to just go and get my own bill from the bar and pay. We then had dessert around the corner at the village hotel. Where the staff even smile. Disappointed in the hospitality of this place. My first time at a sambuca chain and wont bother again if they are that obnoxious.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank falkner2378
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Reviewed November 10, 2019 via mobile

Although been to another Sambuca chain it was the first time here. Plenty of parking and by the looks of the place a converted old pub. Although most staff we dealt with were cheerful, a couple who served us were a bit miserable. We went for the lunchtime special, although there was a good choice of other meals on the blackboard. The food like other Sambuca restaurants we have been in was hot and well presented. The place was busy nearer the end of our visit, and we did feel the table was getting cleared quickly and we felt rushed a bit. Overall a pleasant experience if you look past the decor, and if in area we would go again, hopefully it will be quieter so we are not as rushed

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank craigyc2007
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