You know the kind of day. It’s been one thing after another. The day starts early and it doesn’t let up. Every trip out of the house means fitting in extra errands and it doesn’t stop when you’re at home either. Life is a juggle always and a bit of a struggle sometimes. Toby Carvery have polled mums across the UK to find out just how busy British mums are. The results are now in and show that every day is a Manic Mumday, with the majority of mums starting their day at 6.42am and not stopping to put their feet up until 8.07pm each night. I can easily believe it as that is kind of what I do and I only have one child.
Recently another local blogger: Brummy Mummy of Two teamed up with Toby Carvery and filmed a typical day to show what it involved. It’s a good watch (especially for me as I know the area where she lives very well, so I was spotting all the local landmarks).
Toby wanted to show us that eating there is a very easy and reasonably priced option on those days when the thought of cooking dinner as well as everything else is too much to contemplate. We go to the Toby Carvery quite regularly anyway as it works well for us.
From a family perspective we love that you can go get your food pretty much straight away at a Toby Carvery, which is perfect for hungry children (and adults). It’s easy to get the portions right too as you can help yourself to vegetables. This is great for H as sometimes a children’s meal can be a bit small these days with his growing appetite. In time I’m sure he’ll move onto the adult portion, but for now the children’s meal works well for us.
Another plus point is that H, like most children, enjoys a roast dinner. Combining a roast dinner with a buffet style service makes for a popular option for H as he can choose his own vegetables, pick up an extra Yorkshire pudding and select a gravy. If you keep away from the roast potatoes, it can be a pretty healthy dinner with plenty of vegetables. I like the fact that it can save me cooking a roast for the week and we can all pick out the meat we enjoy most. I know some people say that the food can have been standing there a while, but if you go early in the serving or when it’s reasonably busy, I think that’s less likely. When we went it was just the sprouts that looked a little tired, but I guess that might be because not everyone likes them. All the other veg looked good and fresh, plus it tasted good too.
I was really impressed at how good value for money our meal was. All three of us had a carvery, drinks and two of us (adults) had puddings too. It came in at about £30 which I thought was great as it means you can go there as a mid-week treat.