Pub chain Mitchells and Butlers appear to have had a rethink over plans to build a Toby Carvery next to the Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station off Bicester Road.
The company gained planning permission for a Toby Carvery earlier this year, but has now submitted proposals for a Miller & Carter Steakhouse – which is also in its stable of restaurant brands – for the same site.
In a statement to district planners, the firm says: “The proposed Miller & Carter Steakhouse consists of a 174 cover restaurant with associated kitchens and service areas, 42 cover bar, an enclosed rear service yard and a 66 space carpark. The Miller & Carter Steakhouse is a distinctive brand with a dining emphasis. The brand identity is reinforced by a traditional building form and a sleek palette of materials.”
The marketing spiel on the Mitchells and Butlers website says: “Here at Miller & Carter, we want you to enjoy steak just as much as we do, which is why all the beef we use is premium-graded and matured for at least 30 days. Our in house steak geeks will be more than happy to guide you through the menu, which offers a range of tempting fish dishes and handmade burgers, alongside our finest cuts.”
The Bucks Herald has attempted to make contact with Mitchells and Butlers and we’ll let you know what they say when we get it.