The Carvery at Glenmore House, Surbiton, near Kingston, Surrey
WITHOUT a doubt one of Surbiton's best kept secrets is the Glenmore House Sunday Carvery.
Held on the first Sunday of every month, the Carvery has built up an enviable reputation with a regular following. With up to 176 places available monthly it is not unusual for the the Carvery to be fully sold out two months, or certainly one month in advance - so book quickly!
After enjoying a complimentary amuse bouche (pre-starter) a choice of up to five starters, usually two hot and three cold are available, then a trip to the Carvery station will reveal a choice of five main courses, which always includes Roast Sirloin of Scottish or English Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, and then perhaps Roast Wesh or English Lamb, Roast Pork with popcorn crackling, or maybe a Koulibac of Scottish Salmon or Red Mullet over a Nicoise salad, or even Suffolk Turkey or Roast Chicken, together with a panache of market fresh vegetables, and a cauliflower and broccoli gratin, and chateau potatoes.
After enjoying our main courses, if you still have room then the dessert table literally groans with a choice of at least eight different desserts, or a large selection of English and Continental Cheese, with a coffee and Glenmore House chocolate to finish.
All this is available for £16.50 per person, £8.25 children under 12, (a 10% service charge is added to parties of 7 or more). Places must be booked in advance, with tables from 2 to 20 available.