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Carvery and Grill

#2,380 of 17,833 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Covent Garden
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372 Strand | Strand Palace Hotel, London WC2R 0JJ, England
+44 0207 379 4737
Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good variety and delicious. We had a large group of ladies and everyone managed to find something to enjoy.

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Thank MOTB062016
Omar H, Manager at Carvery and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to review us. It is good to read that you enjoyed the food and service. our aim is to deliver quality food and service and I am really pleased to see that you enjoyed our menu selection . Hope to see you on your next visit. kind regards, Omar More 

Lincs UK
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were part of a group having lunch before visiting a theatre - the second time we have done this. The carvery had a selection of three meats - turkey, gammon and beef. I had the first two - turkey was fine, gammon was extremely fatty and there was little meat on my pieces but what there was tasty. Three... More 

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Thank CJSNetwork
Omar H, Manager at Carvery and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to review us. accept my sincere apology if you felt rushed on the day and It is not our standard for food and service what you experienced. we are setting training programs for staff to serve big groups efficiently and courteously to improve the experience. and our Executive Chef has set system and... More 

West Midlands
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a bad experience at Smollenskey's on the Strand (see my review) my friend and I walked across the road to the Strand Palace. We were welcomed and soon seated. We chose the Carvery Menu which consisted of a choice of Starter. Either Soup or self service choice from the Salad Bar, followed by the Carvery. A roll and butter... More 

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Thank Twingrid
Omar H, Manager at Carvery and Grill, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking time to review us. It's good to read that you enjoyed menu variety and service. our aim is to provide great experience to each guest and I am really happy that you loved the whole experience with us . Hope we will see you soon. Regards, Omar More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is actually in the Strand Palace Hotel. I booked a pre show dinner and was very happy I did. Greeted courteously and shown to my table. Soup fresh mushroom for starters followed by Carvery. No slivers of meat here. Happy Chefs giving quality portions of meat with all the usual veg etc. Nice ambience and felt valued. Thank you

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1 Thank emeraldcassan
Omar H, Manager at Carvery and Grill, responded to this review

dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to review us. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed food and staff's service. we always aim to deliver quality food and service. hopefully we will see you soon again. regards, Omar More 

Maldon, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went after we had been to a show. We chose this restaurant for my birthday celebration meal thinking it would be a great treat. How wrong I was it was awful. The beef was very good but the vegetables were poor, tasted like cheap frozen veg and the section very poor, three types of potatoes frozen... More 

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Thank Derek W
Omar H, Manager at Carvery and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Derek, Thank you for taking time to review us. and accept my sincere apologies for not meeting your expectation with the food quality. I will share your feedback with the Food & drinks Manager and the Head Chef to take steps towards rectifying the issues with the food quality. regards, omar More 

Aboyne
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate in the carvery in the early evening prior to a show. The food was plentiful and delicious. Sometimes carvery food can be like school dinners, but this was exceptionally good, and great value as well

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Thank Richard M
Omar H, Manager at Carvery and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Thank you for taking time to review us. I'm so very happy to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. Hoping to see you soon. regards, omar More 

javea
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Choice of two or three courses. Soup or nice selection of salad starter. Carvery needs wider selection of roast meats. Vegetables ok. Table service not outstanding. General ambience of dining room disappointing.

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Thank lulupompom
Omar H, Manager at Carvery and Grill, responded to this review

dear guest, Thank you for taking time to review us. Its good to read that you enjoyed the food selection specially the salad bar. We will be looking at these issues mentioned in your review and will take steps to improve the restaurant service, roast selection and restaurant ambiance , thank you! Hopefully see you again soon. regards, More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked the first 7 days but the buffet didnt change at all. Things were ok but I do like more variety.

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Thank Richard N
Pickering, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We are regular visitors to the hotel and usually begin our stay with a meal in the carvery. The starters, a wide choice of interesting meats, fish and salads, are well prepared and tasty. On this occasion we had three choices of roast for main course. The ham was tender and the beef was particularly delicious. From the limited sweet... More 

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1 Thank Mal D
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great choice of one, two or three courses. The salad bar had plenty of choice. The roast beef on the main course was very tender, and the gammon very tasty, plenty of vegetables to choose from. No room left for pudding!

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1 Thank Lynette S
Sachin R, Manager at Carvery and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Lynette S, Thank you for taking time to review us. It’s good to read that you enjoyed the food and service. We aim to deliver quality food and service. Hope we see you on your next visit. regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 372 Strand | Strand Palace Hotel, London WC2R 0JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 0207 379 4737

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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