Friday 11 October 2019

Toby Carvery Afternoon tea.........

Yes you saw it right an Afternoon Tea at the Toby Carvery home of the roast dinner. Not sure this is available at all Toby restaurants and I think you would need to book in advance.

I do not work on a Friday and normally will spend the morning doing my housework and then go for coffee or lunch  with my friend Michelle.
This Friday as it was the day after my birthday we decided to try a local afternoon tea at the Toby carvery. It sounded good value at £14.99 for 2..... My mum also came plus Michelle's two daughters and 3 grandchildren, 8 of us in total if you include baby Hudson who was asleep for most of it. Michelle booked the table about a week in advance to make sure they could cater for 5 afternoon teas as I do not think they get many requests for it.

We had to wait about 30 minutes for it to arrive but in the meantime we was offered tea or coffee which was included in price.
The tea stand consisted of 3 different sandwiches each, roast turkey with stuffing and cranberry, roast ham and mustard which was too hot for us and plain cucumber. This was just a slice of dry white bread with 3 slices of cucumber........not that nice!! Would of been better with some butter on the bread. However the turkey one was delicious and so was the ham if you like hot mustard! Next a large warm raisin scone each which looked and tasted homemade along with pots of jam and whipped cream, it was very nice. My friend granddaughter Macie thought so too!
To finish we could each choose a slice of cake from either salted caramel, chocolate fudge or Junkyard cake which is chocolate with Oreos and vanilla butter cream. The slices were extremely big.Me and my mum shared the salted caramel and Junkyard cake.....we both preferred the salted Carmel but both of them were very tasty. You need a sweet tooth to enjoy these as a  little bit sickly even for me!

After indulging in all of this we all felt rather full and left the restaurant feeling that we had got a very nice afternoon tea for the money. Next time I would ask for the ham sandwich without mustard and see if they would give us two turkey ones instead of cucumber.

Nearest tube : Buckhurst Hill (central line) We drove as local to where I live
Best bits : Turkey sandwich and salted caramel cake 
Worst bits : Cucumber sandwich with no butter
Value for money : Yes definitely.  
Would I go back?  : Yes I would 

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