Grocer Tesco has created a new family carvery restaurant called Decks, which is to open this week in the Tesco Extra at Coventry Arena.

Unlike its acquisitions of restaurant Giraffe and investment in cafe Harris + Hoole, Tesco has created Decks from scratch. It owns 100% of it and has created a new company called Tesco Family Dining Ltd, The Telegraph reported.

Tesco Family Dining has three directors – Tesco group company secretary Jonathan Lloyd, corporate finance and treasury director Scilla Grimble and new projects specialist Michael Holmes.

The Coventry restaurant, where shoppers can select their own meat and vegetables, is a trial which has the potential to be rolled out.

Decks is promoting itself as offering “real” and “wholesome” British food. The Decks will include a “breakfast deck”, “carving deck”, and “pastry deck”.

Decks in Coventry is offering a beef, pork, gammon or chicken carvery for £5.50 as well as selling alcohol.

Tesco said: “Decks offers customers fresh food at excellent prices, with lots of great healthy options available. It’s a new food concept that we’re trialling in our Coventry Arena store and we look forward to seeing what customers think.”