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Toby Carvery Watergate Toll

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421 Watergate Drive, Bolton BL5 1BU, England (Formerly Watergate Toll)
+44 1204 650955
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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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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you looking for a tasty meal and reasonable quality and do want to pay much this is the ideal place. However if you looking for something a bit more special then you maybe disappointed. The food at the Toby does vary a lot (cavery side) depending on when you go in. The meats can be dried up. This time... More 

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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second visit to a toby carvery for breakfast. We family of four stay in scotland and were travelling back early from manchester. We were really looking forward to breakfast but on arrival waited 10 minutes to be greeted and seated. These are buffet style breakfast for those who never been Bacon, sausages ( not cumberland sausages) lovely... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great meal, carvery was good all food was fresh and not dry like some carveries are. Friendly staff, they interacted with the kids and make them welcome too .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always have a good Sunday roast here £9 the meat is nice and the vegetables are not over cooked into mush. Great roast potatoes too! Never takes too long to find a table but when there's more than 4 of you it's understandable that you may have to wait 15 mins. Good for families and the staff are very helpful... More 

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General Manager A, General Manager at Toby Carvery Watergate Toll, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your detailed feedback. I'm very pleased to read you enjoy dining with us. Just so you know - we currently have two courses for £6.99 ~ (selected items) Monday to Saturday if you fancy a midweek meal. We look forward to seeing you again soon, With best wishes, Joy More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the staff are friendly and helpful, especially mike who is a professional carver who also keeps you entertained with his singing capabilities :)

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Thank Sarah S
General Manager A, General Manager at Toby Carvery Watergate Toll, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thank you for the great review! I'm glad you find the team helpful, and Mike does enjoy his singing :) Looking forward to you dining with us again soon, Joy More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and husband visit watergate for breakfast on a regular basis , lovely service and warm welcome from Debbie when she's working smiley employee Definitely recommend , warm and friendly environment!

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General Manager A, General Manager at Toby Carvery Watergate Toll, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm very pleased you enjoy coming for breakfast here at Watergate Toll and like the service from Debbie - it's always nice to get personal mentions about the team. Thank you and best wishes, Joy More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much oil in the serving containers that the mushrooms and eggs have been chosen to represent team GB in the synchronised swimming event at the 2020 Olympics. Very very grim. Food lukewarm, the sausages looked as though a pack of dogs had been at them, the bacon was just pig flavoured chewing gum. Why is it that at this... More 

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Thank Shaz H
General Manager A, General Manager at Toby Carvery Watergate Toll, responded to this review

Hello Shaz, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I'm sorry you were not 100% satisfied with your breakfast. It's a shame we were not made aware of your dissatisfaction at the time because we would have gladly rectified it for you. Thanks and best wishes, Joy More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here on 4/1/17 for a family meal. We were seated straight away and drinks orders taken, as we were waiting for the other members of our party. We were advised when the carvery was ready and once the other guests arrived, we went to the carvery. All food was delicious, meats were piping hot, all veg and potatoes... More 

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Thank SAS245
General Manager A, General Manager at Toby Carvery Watergate Toll, responded to this review

Hi there, I'm so pleased to read you enjoyed your time with us at Watergate Toll. We have a new Kitchen Manager and have received some wonderful reviews about the food. :) Unfortunately, I was not able to order cherry syrup at the time. However, we have it now. Thank you kindly for your wonderful review. With warm regards, Joy More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here twice before with the first time being very good, the second average and this one simply awful. As it has got worse each time, we will be applying the 3 and out rule and not going here again. Customers had already voted with their feet at the price per head as two thirds of the restaurant... More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and family went yesterday. I had put a average review on last time. Yesterday it was brill, polite lovely staff I'm vegetarian but you don't even miss meat with all the lovely veg. We all enjoyed it. The girls and I think the lady manager was so nice even tho they were rushed off their feet. I did feel... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Toby Carvery Watergate Toll, responded to this review

Hi Adele, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your most recent visit. The business is under new management and feedback like yours indicates our guests are leaving feeling happy. We did have a very busy day on Wednesday; I'm glad this did not impact on your experience. With warm regards... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 12
Cuisine
British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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: 421 Watergate Drive, Bolton BL5 1BU, England (Formerly Watergate Toll)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 650955
Description
Welcome to the Toby Carvery Watergate Toll. 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 Bolton’s favourite carvery restaurant. Drop by and you'll find lots more on offer, including cooked breakfasts and tasty specials.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?