Written on: 17/08/2010
Toby Carvery, Runwell Village, Wickford. Went there last week. There was apparently a problem with the ovens so they ran out of meat that was cooked. So - instead of closing - they brought raw joints of gammon and beef to the servery and tried to slice them - blood running down the servery from the beef next to cooked curry and steamed (yes, steamed) chicken. They obviously knew full well that they had a problem and decided to carry on regardless. Also a fire door next to the servery was propped open with a chair to give a nice blast of air across the food - nice touch. Complained to the Manager - who didnt seem to know what to say or do about it. I suggested he close the Carvery which eventually he did. Pity, this used to be a nice place to eat. I have since complained to the Company and got nowhere - just temporising replies that promise to get in touch, so far zilch action. Environmental Health may be more pro-active.