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Toby Carvery - Stanway

342 London Road Stanway, CO3 8LT ColchesterSee map

Average price £20


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  • Average price £20
Soup of the Day
Ask for today's choice. Served with ciabatta bread. Vegetarian options available.

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Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

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Toby Carvery - Stanway, Colchester
Toby Carvery - Stanway, Colchester


Very good163 reviews











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  • Bob H.
    Bob H.

    September 13, 20223 reviews


    Nice and quiet. Carver was a stand in he had trouble carving the meat .and some slices were nice others were thick

  • Kim B.
    Kim B.

    August 13, 20222 reviews


    Always good food. Value for money

  • Roz D.
    Roz D.

    August 12, 20221 review


    Great food with a very friendly service

  • Karen F.
    Karen F.

    July 30, 20221 review


    We have visited Toby Carvery, Stanway lots of times but this has to be the most disappointing visit. I am vegetarian and when I asked what vegetables were in the vegetable tart, the waitress couldn't tell me and then suggested it wasn't that good anyway. I went for the Mushroom and Ale pie instead, which I have had every other time I've visited. It was overcooked, the pastry was hard and I couldn't cut it without it flying across my plate. When myself and my husband went up to the carvery counter, there was no member of staff serving the meat for quite some time. The vegetables looked like they had been there quite some time too and tasted like it, even with gravy. There was a queue for the gravy as they had run out of standard gravy. I was able to have vegetarian gravy but the spoon had great big lumps on it, so clearly hadn't been changed in a long time. It had been a warm day, it's a restaurant with a carvery, so it is naturally hot but there was no air inside the restaurant and by the time we had finished our meals, we both just wanted to get outside and cool down. Such a shame as we have never experienced this kind of service before.

  • Justin S.
    Justin S.

    July 28, 20221 review


    No drinks machine… service good .. food a lot had run out seemed slower than usual as team doing take aways .. slower than usual replenishing fresh stuff .. Kieran was good at serving although all the team serving seemed stretched ( but we arrived at peak)

  • Paul B.
    Paul B.

    July 27, 20221 review


    We hadn’t been for a carvery for a while and we’re looking forward to it, admittedly they were busy but we had to wait to be seen once seated then when we had our food there was no cutlery and then once we ordered dessert there again was a delay

  • Tim S.

    April 24, 20221 review


    The staff were, as always, very friendly and helpful! A real bonus for me was seeing Tara, there, a wonderful singer with the band The Wandering Hearts! Everyone goes to Toby Carveries, great value for money!

  • Cheryl W.

    April 17, 20221 review


    Been here many times before and love the food and service, got there a title bit early and table was ready for us we were offered drinks straight away and ask if any help was needed the food was really nice hot and enable

  • Angela C.

    April 13, 20222 reviews


    We were celebrating my brothers birthday and he loves a roast. The food did not disappoint. The drinks and desserts were a little slow to be served, but we weren’t in a hurry. We were a little to warm as we were seated near the carvery, but we will know next time to request elsewhere. I felt a little inundated with emails and texts reminding me about the booking. One would have been enough.

  • Tara K.

    April 13, 20221 review


    We had a lovely family meal today. The food was great, the staff were helpful and friendly. We will definitely come back!

  • Melissa B.

    February 13, 20221 review


    We arrived a little early and were told to get at the bar which was utter chaos with only one server and a long que! After being shown to our table we then got our food which was good! But the service from the staff was poor they were too busy to get their attention and so we paid online and left! We definitely felt paying a 10% gratuity was not warranted as we had no help from staff and trying to get their attention was near impossible!

  • Chris P.

    January 16, 20221 review


    Very busy, had to wait 30 minutes past our booking, no drama. Staff rushed off their feet, we were looked after by the lovely Jen . Lovely meal with my kids and partners. Defo be back. Thanks guys x

  • Emma S.

    January 14, 20223 reviews


    Love it here service is great food came quick and taste great ????

  • James J.
    James J.

    January 14, 20221 review


    Lovely meal. Haven't had a Toby in a while. Only just moved to Colchester and will be going here more often

  • Jenny S.

    December 27, 20211 review


    I was Disappointed that you would Not except my blue light card as it was a bank holiday!! These are the most rare days NHS workers get these days off and value their time off with the families…

  • Hilary S.

    December 12, 20212 reviews


    Carvery was excellent and chaps serving carvery very professional, welcoming. Waitress pleasant, but served coffee with chipped mugs, served desert with spoon laid in the custard with skin over where had been standing. Spoon should have been given separately. Coffee not nice. Staff need to control children running around. Was my Mothers 88th birthday, waitress aware didn't even put candle in desert. We didn't bring cake ourselves as thought rude food itself was lovely. Benches for six adults are not big enough.

  • Julie M.

    December 9, 20211 review


    The food was lukewarm and the beef was far too tough. It's the first disappointed meals we have had there, but feel reactant to give it another go. I was with my 85 year old mum who really wanted to go here and she was very unhappy with the food. Furthermore, the spotlight over the table has gone and she had great difficulty in seeing her food well. The waitress was excellent and have a refund on the food, but we would rather have had a nice meal.

  • Sara O.

    December 5, 20212 reviews


    All staff were lovely , happy and helpful, much nicer than the Braintree one! Food was delicious but missing the peas, I can’t eat the creamy ones as I’m wheat intolerant and I can’t have the stuffing or Yorkshire so I fill up on the veg, I can’t have the creamed veg or the cauliflower cheese so I was limited for choice but overall very good

  • Marion W.
    Marion W.

    December 5, 20211 review


    The prawn cocktail was very watery. The cauliflower was undercooked and hard. The beef was grisly, although the gravy was lovely and the profiteroles were excellent.

  • Alan W.

    November 25, 20211 review


    Choose festive menu, disappointing that two ot the starters and two of the deserts were not available. Was looking forward to pate but settled for soup which was only warm and prawn cocktail that had large chunks of lettuce and to much sauce

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342 London Road Stanway, CO3 8LT, Colchester, United Kingdom

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