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Toby Carvery Customers Will No Longer Be Able To Load Their Own Plates When Restaurants Reopen

Toby Carvery Customers Will No Longer Be Able To Load Their Own Plates When Restaurants Reopen

Is it still acceptable to order six Yorkshire puddings?

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara Sheppard

Those who've been missing a good Sunday roast are no doubt thrilled by the news Toby Carvery will be opening its doors once more on 4th July alongside other bars and restaurants in the UK.

However, traditionalists may be disappointed to learn there'll be a few major changes under new social distancing rules - the main one being you'll no longer be able to serve yourself.

The carvery chain, known for being the place where you can get up for multiple roasties refills with no judgement, will now see food served by the chefs instead.

Toby Carvery

It's sure to be upsetting news for many - some might say the self service is the essence of the carvery.

What will we do now when we want to eat six Yorkies in a row with no shame? Is it still acceptable to order such a thing?

Can we expect judging looks from the chefs when we ask for our fourth round of beef?


Toby Carvery explained: "We're delighted to say that guests will still be able to enjoy their favourite roast just the way they like it, but we will reopen our carvery deck with our chefs serving the roast meats, vegetables and accompaniments.

"Similarly, the famous Toby breakfast will be served for guests by our chefs in the same way.

"Tables and the space around the carvery deck will observe the safe distancing guidance and we will ensure rigorous standards of cleanliness with hand sanitiser stations throughout the restaurant."

The mega popular roast chain has opened for booking and is already booked up in some locations for opening day.

It follows the government's decision reopen the hospitality industry on Saturday 4th July after a three month hiatus due to the pandemic.

Pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels will all reopen, though they'll be limited to table service.

Other safety measures include a social distance of one metre (halved from the previous two metre rule) as well as perspex screenings, hand sanitiser available throughout every establishment and more frequent cleaning.

Providing your name and contact details when you enter a pub or bar is also being considered as a way of tracking and tracing those at risk.

Should someone test positive for the virus, it means others who could have come into contact can also isolate.

Featured Image Credit: Toby Carvery

Topics: Tasty Food, Food And Drink