Thousands of people visit Braintree's new Toby Carvery in first four days

Braintree and Witham Times: Thousands of people visit Braintree's new Toby Carvery in first four days Thousands of people visit Braintree's new Toby Carvery in first four days

Thousands of people have visited a new Braintree restaurant in less than a week.

Two thousand diners have streamed through the doors of Toby Carvery in just four days since it opened opposite the Holiday Inn Express in Notley Cross on the outskirts of the town last Monday.

Some 1,200 residents also went to the preview evenings on Friday and Saturday before the official opening of the restaurant.

Diners have showered praise on the staff and chefs, who asked guests to wait for up to an hour for food on some evenings due to the high demand, it was claimed.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.

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7:28pm Sat 28 Jun 14

/@|_|@\ says...

This would negate all my previous comments, then. Glad so many of the good people of Braintree have something new to sate their thirst for excellence in cuisine.
This would negate all my previous comments, then. Glad so many of the good people of Braintree have something new to sate their thirst for excellence in cuisine. /@|_|@\
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8:46pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Kevman28 says...

I went there on Tuesday 24th, hoping it would be quieter during the week. It was rammed!!!! We waited around 30 mins to be seated, and then took about 15 mins to queue for the food. The poor staff were rushed of their feet and the guy carving the meat looked knackered :0)

There were a few issues, but for a restaurant that has been open for such a short time and with vast numbers of people to deal with, I think they did really well.
I must say I think I'll wait a couple of months for it to calm a little before going again! You can't beat a good Toby roast though.
I went there on Tuesday 24th, hoping it would be quieter during the week. It was rammed!!!! We waited around 30 mins to be seated, and then took about 15 mins to queue for the food. The poor staff were rushed of their feet and the guy carving the meat looked knackered :0) There were a few issues, but for a restaurant that has been open for such a short time and with vast numbers of people to deal with, I think they did really well. I must say I think I'll wait a couple of months for it to calm a little before going again! You can't beat a good Toby roast though. Kevman28
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4:12pm Sun 29 Jun 14

/@|_|@\ says...

... queuing for food. I am glad I left that rig-a-ma-roll behind at the school dinner hall.
... queuing for food. I am glad I left that rig-a-ma-roll behind at the school dinner hall. /@|_|@\
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10:01pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Kevman28 says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
... queuing for food. I am glad I left that rig-a-ma-roll behind at the school dinner hall.
If you are not keen, then that's up to you - you are entitled to your opinion.
But why come on here to comment on something you don't like? Odd.

I sense a snob.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: ... queuing for food. I am glad I left that rig-a-ma-roll behind at the school dinner hall.[/p][/quote]If you are not keen, then that's up to you - you are entitled to your opinion. But why come on here to comment on something you don't like? Odd. I sense a snob. Kevman28
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10:40pm Sun 29 Jun 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Kevman28 wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
... queuing for food. I am glad I left that rig-a-ma-roll behind at the school dinner hall.
If you are not keen, then that's up to you - you are entitled to your opinion.
But why come on here to comment on something you don't like? Odd.

I sense a snob.
Ha Ha Kevman28 you have hit the nail right on the head. Typical response from an ex Braintree County High School brat I think!.

Now if you could arrange a free nosh up at the 'TC' for a motley bunch of Panfield Lane Secondary Modern half-starving Alumni Urchins you wouldn't hear any grizzles about having to queue I can tell you.

Any chance you could fix it?

By the way /@|_|@\, the last time I was in your neck of the woods I seem to remember having to queue (sorry, I meant 'stand in line') to get a place in 'Fudruckers'.

I must confess that it was worth it though! Perhaps they should put one in Witham. Maybe that would bring peace of mind to a certain lady who seems to be perpetually green with envy at Braintree' lest culinary acquisitions.
[quote][p][bold]Kevman28[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: ... queuing for food. I am glad I left that rig-a-ma-roll behind at the school dinner hall.[/p][/quote]If you are not keen, then that's up to you - you are entitled to your opinion. But why come on here to comment on something you don't like? Odd. I sense a snob.[/p][/quote]Ha Ha Kevman28 you have hit the nail right on the head. Typical response from an ex Braintree County High School brat I think!. Now if you could arrange a free nosh up at the 'TC' for a motley bunch of Panfield Lane Secondary Modern half-starving Alumni Urchins you wouldn't hear any grizzles about having to queue I can tell you. Any chance you could fix it? By the way /@|_|@\, the last time I was in your neck of the woods I seem to remember having to queue (sorry, I meant 'stand in line') to get a place in 'Fudruckers'. I must confess that it was worth it though! Perhaps they should put one in Witham. Maybe that would bring peace of mind to a certain lady who seems to be perpetually green with envy at Braintree' lest culinary acquisitions. OMPITA [Intl]
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3:26pm Thu 3 Jul 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Ah - but that's a burger joint isn't it? Slightly up-scale from the local golden arches but a burger joint with slot machines for the kiddies ... I do think Witham would benefit from one, nonetheless.

Mind you, Witham would benefit from any new business on Newland Street going by the way it looked recently when I had the fortune to visit.
Ah - but that's a burger joint isn't it? Slightly up-scale from the local golden arches but a burger joint with slot machines for the kiddies ... I do think Witham would benefit from one, nonetheless. Mind you, Witham would benefit from any new business on Newland Street going by the way it looked recently when I had the fortune to visit. /@|_|@\
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