My local pub and the traditional place for friendly and family gatherings. They do a meal roast dinner, almost better than my own mother's, and I haven't seen their cocktails anywhere else. The staff are friendly, the sofas are comfy and even though we meet up and say we'll move on somewhere else, we never do. I'd recommend. But don't sit in the sofa by the fireplace, that's mine...
I've been here a couple of time now and each time the food has been great! Unfortunately, the service isn't the same... They always seem understaff and not very attentive.
If you go for the carvery on a Sunday, be prepared to queue for a long time.. I was queuing for the counter for about 15 minutes before I had any service and even then, they ran out of most things meaning I had to wait around for a further 10 minutes whilst they were cooking.
I'd recommend coming here for a proper Sunday roast... Just don't expect attentive service or any kind of speed.
On a price note, it's really good value! Bumping it from 2 stars to 3
This is a pretty reasonable place to go for food. The carvery is good and it's all very reasonably priced. The food isn't exceptional by any means but it fills you up without breaking the bank.
Although they do cater for kids, unless they are good eaters it can be a bit of a waste.
That said, good solid fare.
I have no idea why Toby Carvery at Bexleyheath is so popular. It's a bog standard pub roast dinner, with the only difference being that the vegetables are served buffet style so you can help yourself after being served a piece of meat by the cook behind the counter.
On the Sunday I visited, the place was packed solid at 2:30pm. After being informed that there would be a 45 minute wait for a table of two (despite empty tables being clearly visible in the restaurant) I had to wait at the bar for almost 10 minutes to be served.
There was no where to sit whilst waiting for a table, so the only option was to stand in a walkway drink in hand, waiting with the other hungry customers and watching people walk past with plates of food. Did I mention the food is served in one corner of the restaurant, so you have to walk through crowds of people with your plate back to your table?
After 45 minutes of waiting, we were seated and told how food service works (ask for your meat then help yourself to the vegetables), then joined the snaking queue waiting for a plate of food, reminiscent of orphans waiting for their gruel. If you want a second helping of vegetables, you have to endure the same procedure again.
I wouldn't go to Toby Carvery again - if I wanted a good value roast I'd rather go to a JD Weatherspoons or any other pub.
This is a very busy restaurant. The carvery is great with usually a choice of turkey, beef, lamb, yorkshire puds and lots of veggies and sauces. There is a tendency to pile your plate a bit too high. You can also choose alternative dishes from the menu. The atmosphere is lively and the staff friendly. It can sometimes be a long wait for a table but the bar is a pleasant place to sit with a drink and have a chat with your friends. There is often a problem with parking as the car park does not have a large capacity.
crook log is a very quite bar/resturant it is good for birthdays, christmas and just sunday dinners. it is a help your self buffet, which has gorgeuse food, and drink. when i went there for my nan's birthday it was one of the best birthdays she has had in a long time, with the hole family. there is lovley music. lots of happy lovley people and the waitresses and waiters are regular and polite. i would recommend for you to go there, it is not the most cheapest resturant but is one of the best resturants i have ever been to. FIVE STARS from me!!!! xxxx
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