Carving soon: Toby Carvery opens August 17

— Updated on August 2, 2011, with opening promotion details*

Toby Carvery, the national restaurant chain that replaced the Glasshouse, is set to open on August 17.

Glasshouse, in St Marks, closed on April 16 and the work was set to take 10 weeks, but it has over-run.

Work has included mostly keeping the building as it was when it was a pub, apart from moving the staircase inside the premises.

Around £750,000 has been invested in the new business, which has also resulted in around 40 new jobs.

*Manager Jo Carter said: “We’re very excited about the launch and hope that Toby Carvery Lincoln will become a welcoming favourite for our locals.

“We especially welcome families and anyone wanting to book the pre-opening events should contact us as soon as possible, as places are limited.”

As an opening treat, Toby Carvery Lincoln is inviting guests to attend special pre-opening events on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th August.

Anyone attending these sessions will be offered 50% off their food bill.

Pre-opening event times are Monday, August 15, between 8-10am, 12-2pm or 5-8pm and on Tuesday, August 16, between 8-10am and 11am-5pm.

Guests who sign up for news and offers updates from Toby Carvery will receive a voucher for a 2 for 1 breakfast and a free dairy ice cream.

To register your place at the pre-opening events email Toby Carvery Lincoln with your contact details and state which day they would like to attend, along with the preferred time.

Toby Carvery is known for selling £5.49 dinner meals throughout on weekdays and Saturdays, and is run by the same company behind Harvester and Lamb & Flag, Mitchells & Butlers.

Photo: Samantha Fisher for The Lincolnite