Carvery Restaurants in London
Several years ago there were numerous Carvery type restaurants to be found in London. It was an ideal place to get a good piece of roast beef, pork, lamb, even fish and desert with all the trimmings for a pretty decent price. My favorite one was at the Cumberland Hotel. With the onslaught of Mad Cow desease they seemed to all disappear.
Are there any of them left? If so, where are they?
It does seem to be a rather out-moded concept. The last one I went to was inside the hideous Tower Hotel in St Katherines Wharf.
I also have fond memories of the Carvery at the Cumberland. I used to go there as a kid occasionally and I can still remember the excitement of being able to carve your own meat from the ginormous joints under the hot lights - with a carver standing by to tidy up the joint after you'd finished hacking at it... In the absence of any decent diy carveries, there's always Simpson's - perhaps not the same "decent price" quotient, though!
It's not a sit-down restaurant, but Fuzzy Grub in the City do carvery style stuff to take away every lunchtime. The meat's very good quality and the cooking's pretty decent, i.e. unlike in your typical old school carvery the vegetables aren't boiled to death and the meat isn't over-cooked nor allowed to dry out.