Definition of carvery in English:

carvery

Line breaks: car¦very
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːvəri
 
/

noun (plural carveries)

British
  • A buffet or restaurant where cooked joints are displayed and carved as required in front of customers.
    More example sentences
    • The Countryman Inn at Winksley, near Ripon, has a 36-cover restaurant and a separate carvery or function room, but has little passing trade.
    • The heat in front of the carvery was quite uncomfortable, and the sheer volume of diners seemed temporarily to overwhelm the system as I waited some ten minutes or more.
    • There is a conference a banqueting suite for 180 people, served by a restaurant which also offers a Sunday carvery for members.

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