Last weekend we were invited to our local Crown Carveries restaurant for a Sunday roast with the whole family. It was brilliant timing as the night before our cooker had a gas leak and broke. We met my Parents and Sister at The Malt Shovel, Great Barr and went inside to enjoy a family meal together and a good catch up.
Ideal for families to dine together
The Malt Shovel is a family run business with friendly and welcoming staff. We were shown to our table in the middle of the restaurant and I love to have a good look around at all the other tables to get a feel for the place, to see if other diners are enjoying their food and the restaurant atmosphere, and they were. The restaurant was full of families, just like mine, coming together to eat and enjoy a Sunday roast. It felt like home from home where you could enjoy your food and each others company.
We were all pretty hungry so decided to skip the starters and head to the Carvery to fill our plates. There was a good selection of meats available with roast turkey, glazed gammon, roast beef, roast pork, sausages and roast chicken all up for grabs. The vegetable selection was varied with all the usual favourites including carrots, swede and peas. No carvery would be complete without Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and stuffing all of which looked delicious under the hot lamps and the gravy and sauces selection were the perfect accompaniment to the meal. A standard portion from the Carvery is just £7.59.
Hubby had opted to go large on his meal for an extra £1.50 which allowed him extra carvery meat, a pork sausage and an additional Yorkshire pudding. This was unbelievably good value for money as his plate was loaded full, all just for £9.09.
Feed the kids for free*
It’s definitely worth mentioning that *children under 10 get a free smaller carvery plate of food for each paying adult on a Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Olly wanted a carvery too so he ate for free which is always a bonus!
Happy dessert faces all round
We saved room for dessert (things we do for reviews eh?) and we all managed to choose something different from the menu. My Mom ordered the Baileys Sundae which was enormous and could have fed all of us. I was assured it was beautiful and went down a treat. My Dad ordered the Bread and Butter pudding, my Sister ordered the Mega Chocolate and Cookie Dough Tower and Hubby ordered the Chocolate Fudge Sensation. Olly had a childrens portion of ice cream with marshmallows and I indulged in a portion of ice cream with mini Rolos on top.
When we’re all together we’re quite a noisy bunch but when the puddings came along, our table was so quiet. Everyone was tucking into their puddings and happily savouring every mouthful. Hubby mentioned that the Chocolate Fudge Sensation was the best he had ever eaten, high praise indeed.
Family friendly and very welcoming
The food at The Malt Shovel was tasty. Everyone really enjoyed their carvery and devoured the delicious desserts. The friendly team with Vicky at the helm, are welcoming and accommodating, perfect for a relaxing Sunday dinner out with the family. We will certainly be back.
We were invited to our local Crown Carveries for a complimentary meal for the purpose of this review. All words, images and opinions are my own.