Toby Carvery - WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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What do you think?

  1. I love it

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  2. I don't mind it

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  3. I have no strong opinion either way

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  4. I don't really like it

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  1. Ag

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    Despite the sticky tables, tatty venue, rude waitresses and general unappealing clientele, it's possibly my favourite SO FAR.

    I always go for the big plate and have ALL the GRAVIES.
     
  3. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Now I'm not against a Toby Carvery. Do they still do that odd thing when you can get a CURRY at the same time and some STRANGE GENTLEMEN (usually with forearm tattoos) are to be seen slathering it over Yorkshire puddings?
     
  4. Rita

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    I don’t think I have ever been to one. :o
     
  5. lolly

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    I'm not sure I've ever been to one, either.
     
  6. Indie

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    Me neither. Been to a harvester though, is that any way similar?
     
  7. Ag

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    Toby Carvery is a carvery. I guess they're kinda similar in terms of look and clientele, but not specifically food.
     
  8. octophone

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    Never been to one - there used to be an equivalent that ran out of the Trusthouse Forte hotel in the centre of Glasgow, just off the Kingston Bridge. We would sometimes get to go for Dad's birthday or similar. Mid 80's.
     
  9. Rita

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    They have one every Sunday in the hotel back home which is phenomenal, but have never been in a Toby’s unfortunately.
     
  10. Rita

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    Now I want a big fat roast.
     
  11. Ag

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    Yeah I do to, covered in the mustard gravy (they do it, all you Toby virgins).

    Alas it's curry night.
     
  12. Rita

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    Curry night on a Sunday? What sort of sick joint is this?
     
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  13. Ag

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    We like to live on the edge.
     
  14. lolly

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    I've never really enjoyed a roast. Or at least not really enough for it to be my meal of choice if I'm choosing to eat out. I guess that's the reason why I've never been to one.
     
  15. octophone

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    I'm wondering if I could get away with a techno record as Tobi Carverie...
     
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  16. Kalabaliken

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    Never been, it's not a place that I would think of really. I did just go on their website to see their menu and they have quite a fair few vegetarian menu options, which I was surprised about, but still not sure it's the kind of place I'd choose to go to though. But I can see how it has mass appeal when it is so cheap!
     
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    You crazy bastard.

    To be fair, I'm not bothered by the meat, but vegetables + sundries (yorkshires/sauces/stuffing) + gravy is the bomb.
     
  18. lolly

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    Yorkshire pudding is probably my favourite part of a roast.
     
  19. Zu-Klara

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    Obviously I like it because it’s a NON-STOP BUFFET with the very highest quality meats (:side-eye:) but I’ve not been to one since that awful incident with Grubby El Boaty who insisted on barking on about his IBS and loose stools at maximum volume as I tucked into my gravy dinner :gross:
     
  20. Suomi

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    I think roast dinners are one of those things everyone thinks they have to like but nobody actually does. If the success of all those foods being lumped together hinges on gravy, why not just have a glass of gravy?
     
  21. octophone

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    Is that not a bit like saying "if you like Nike shoes that much, just get their logo tattooed on your feet, you'll save a fortune in the long run..."
     
  22. Ag

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    I love roast dinner without question.
     
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  23. lolly

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    Gravy is like the Ana Matronic of the roast dinner.
     
  24. Tetris-Rock

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    It’s fucking great

    Next question
     
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  25. Sheena

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    I have so much gravy, my meal SWIMS
     
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    “Lumped” :D I might have to use that at the Toby. LUMP A BIT MORE BATTER PUDDING ON PLEASE LUV

    I’m not sure I could entirely trust anyone who doesn’t like roast dinner. (With an exception possibly made for foreigners.)

    Also, as a child in poverty stricken Essex, we DID have a glass of gravy as a treat. Well, a mug. Mmm... BEEFY OXO :)
     
  27. big ron

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    I know someone who has a mug of bisto and toast, she dips the toast in the gravy and then drinks the remaining meaty drink when its cooled down.

    Roasts are life. I made a chicken gravy yesterday that was so nice it could have been served as a dish on its own.
     
  28. Raining On Me

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    This is impossible. It's such a national tradition, are millions of us just going along with it, hoping the gravy carries us through to the bitter end as we wolf down cabbage and broccoli? How very British :D

    Obviously the gravy makes it, but then a pizza would be shit without cheese or tomato. Well it wouldn't be a pizza I suppose.

    You can't beat a gravy made from scratch with the meat juices and all sorts of other pulp swimming around, although I'll happy take a few whipped up grains of cheap supermarket granules too if needs must/no one can be arsed.
     
  29. Raining On Me

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    Anyway I shouldn't have voted in this because I realized I've only ever been for breakfast, twice, both of which were a shit shambles.

    I love food and could be a right old tubster if I allowed it to happen, but really who needs a SECOND plated fry up (or 3rd or 4th) especially when you've likely bunged more on your plate to begin with than you'd ever get served in a normal cafe. Are the ten rashers and 6 eggs you initially went with on top of your 6 slices of toast not enough? Clearly not when you glance around at the clientele practically ladeling it into their substantial mouths. I can only imagine some make a day of it, 4 breakfasts just in time for unlimited carvery (and the point still applies to that, who needs 2 or 3 roast dinners on the trot? :gross:)

    And both times it was LUKEWARM at best with shit eggs. So not only do you have to go through the trauma of queuing with the masses, slopping on the goods before walking in opposite directions to make your own tea AND toast, you then sit down to a borderline stone cold breakfast and grotesque imagery.

    All for the sake of about 2 quid cheaper than somewhere better and the promise you can eat your weight in pig, bread and beans.

    Yeah, no thanks.
     
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  30. Zu-Klara

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    :D I mean God there is a limit to how many eggs and beans someone might possibly want in one sitting (apart from those “making a day of it” :tongueout:)

    It’s not like CRISPS
     
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  31. Indie

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    No you don't. You're making shit up to sound cool. No real human does that.
     
  32. Kalabaliken

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    Bisto, well the red one, is vegetarian! There’s no meat in it at all!
     
  33. Ag

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    I've known Mr Ag to drink gravy.
     
  34. Kalabaliken

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    One of my friends used to mix the Bisto curry sauce and cheese sauce and drink it like a cup a soup!! Ugh!!!
     
  35. Kalabaliken

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    But then chips cheese and curry sauce is a delicacy up here.
     
  36. Zu-Klara

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    Actually that sounds quite good. I mean you do get paneer in curry so it’s not that off. I really should get myself to Glasgow to sample all the exquisite cuisine :disco:
     
  37. big ron

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    She does. And she's ginger.
     
  38. Zu-Klara

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    On the breakfast front, I “treated” myself to the vegetarian effort at IKEA the other day after trying to find a visually pleasing doormat. God it was fucking vile. Dished up resentfully and those mushrooms were either tinned or boiled or BOTH
     
  39. lolly

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    And you get poutine in Canada. Chips, cheese curds AND gravy.
     
  40. Rita

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    Chips cheese and gravy is quite the popular dish of choice at my local fast food establishment. The gravy is DELICIOUS.
     

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