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Toby Carvery The Friary

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Elstree Way, Swindon SN25 4YX, England
+44 1793 702081
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My first visit to a Toby but already planning my next. Lots of meat section and veggies. I think excellent value too. Easy to find as near Orbital retail park and seeing as was a Sunday it wasn't too busy so was great for us.

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Thank Amanda F
Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a fly in my Yorkshire, granted, the fly was delicious and filling but I didn't ask for it. How unfortunate.

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Thank cbrennan6969
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Toby carvery Friday before Christmas the soup was cold vegetables dry did complain but the waitress did or say nothing wouldn't go back

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Thank Kim B
general manager a, Guest Relations Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Kim B, we regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention so we can enusure this doesn't happen again. More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for 5pm on a Sunday afternoon thinking it would be quiet. It wasn't. We have to wait a while for our table, and then all we could do was place our drinks on it and head for the (usual) very long queue for the carvery. Last time I was here I queued for 40 minutes, this time wasn't... More 

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Thank 175bart
general manager a, Guest Relations Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

175bart, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I'm glad to hear you took advantage of our online booking system. However if you do book a table for 5pm, this doesn't mean you will get your dinner straight away especially on a Sunday. This simply ensures you have a table booked and we have a table ready... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Tobys after my weekly shop at the Asda. The staff are friendly and always try to seat us in an area of our choice. If you arrive at the start of service the food is hot and delicious. You can have a slice of each meat or just go for one option, The range of seasonal vegetables are... More 

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Thank ladyamwest
general manager a, Guest Relations Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Thank you, Ladyamwest, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our service so thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. More 

WALES
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this Carvery with my brother just before Christmas. We were seated promptly and our drinks order taken, although these didn't arrive until we were halfway through our meal. We joined the queue for the carvery and were served quickly. I opted for the Turkey which was very succulent and tasty. There was an extensive selection of vegetables including... More 

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general manager a, Guest Relations Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Atraveller1. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at Toby Carvery Friary and are very glad you had a great visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Toby Carvery @ Swindon for lunch today, it was extremely busy but our waitress greeted us with a warm smile and was very attentive despite being rushed off her feet. The food was very good and the selection of veg fair, overall including drinks it was very good value for money and we will certainly go... More 

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general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Stewart G. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at Toby Carvery Friary. We always love to receive great feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never again! Queuing unacceptable even though prior booking even for a table. Then the hug queue to visit the buffet. Expensive for what we ate - Not value for money - We will not visit again.

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Bridport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Booked online, called to ask for table for disabled relative. On arrival seated at a very convenient table, very courteous staff, meal very good. Never had a bad experience here when visiting relatives. Our usual Toby in Poole Dorset equally as good.

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Thank Graham D
general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Graham D, thank you very much for leaving such great feedback about your experience with Toby Carvery Friary. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at Toby Carvery Friary, and are glad you had a brilliant experience. we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We have been to the Toby for years for our girls' Christmas night out. This year, although my friend had gone into the Toby to book it and saw the lady write it in the book, our booking was not there. This could have been a problem if it had been busy but it was very quiet in the restaurant.... More 

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general manager a, Manager at Toby Carvery The Friary, responded to this review

Swindonsuzie, we regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention, so thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I'm sorry about the service you received with us, I can assure you this is a rare occurrence and I will ensure all details are passed back to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Cuisine
British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elstree Way, Swindon SN25 4YX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 702081
Description
Welcome to the Toby Carvery The Friary. When it comes to roast dinners, we really know our stuff. Every day our chefs lay on a feast of tender, hand-carved meats with all the trimmings – including towering Yorkshire puds, golden roasties with all those lovely little crunchy bits, and plenty of freshly prepared veg, all crowned with proper gravy. So it's no wonder we're Swindon’s favourite carvery restaurant. Drop by and you'll find lots more on offer, including cooked breakfasts and tasty specials.

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