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11 reviews of Buffet City in English
It's very cheap and cheerful and i don't know why people are writing bad reviews. Me and my family come here all the time and it is the best chinese buffet in Manchester!
You must go and afterward you will thank me.
Don't know so many people write such awful reviews about this place. Probably for most of them it's the first experience of a Chinese buffet. I admit that the food has a bit similar taste, but nevertheless it's tasty and of a high quality. The staff is always helpful and smiling. We were there at 5pm - at their busiest time of the day. And yes, it was a bit loud with all those teens out there. But when you're hungry you would notice then. Drinks are normally priced. Beer is cheeper than in the most of the pubs. So it's a great value for money.
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If - like me - you have no willpower, you should probably stay away from this popular Chinese buffet restaurant. After all, handing over just £10 or so (it varies, depending on what time you go) gives you access to an endless stack of tasty Chinese food, from soups and starters, such as Spring Rolls, Prawn Toast and Prawn Crackers, to lovely mains and piles of noodles and rice. If, somehow, you still have a bit of room after your Chinese feast, there’s even unlimited cake, fruit, jelly and ice cream for desert!
As you’ll find in most buffet-style restaurants, there’s definitely a focus on quantity over quality here. The food is kept on hot plates, which means it can taste a little stodgy and lukewarm at times. I think it’s fair to say that the dishes aren’t as nice as you’ll find in a restaurant in nearby China Town either. However, this place is brilliant value and you get your food much faster than you would in a ‘proper’ restaurant. So it’s great for a quick lunch – if you can cope with the bloat all afternoon!
Another thing I should mention is that this is a huge restaurant, and the clattering of plates and roar of chatter can sometimes make you feel like you’re in a school canteen! It’s nearly always busy, too. So if you turn up at peak times, you may have to wait to grab a table.
For anyone that wants poor quality mass market msg anglo chinese food for a cheap price this is the place to go. However, you could just go crazy and ..oh I don't know ..take a walk into China Town & find somewhere with the genuine article that is equally good value
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stevenmcree, 10 June 2012:
This is a great place to eat cheap chinese food in a nice resteraunt. They have loads of dishes on offer and they are always cooked to a high standard. The reseraunt its self it decorated to a good standard, sometimes with buffets you feel like you are in a school canteen but not here. The staff are so friendly and the service is very quick so you could easily come here on your lunch break. It can get very busy though so avoid the busy times.
If you enjoy eating mounds of various, very-similar-tasting courses, accompanied by numerous gaggles of drunken, scantily clad hens and stags, in the middle of a circus, more like a school canteen than a Chinese restaurant, then this is the place for you!
Miserable staff, incredibly busy/noisy/uncomfortable, poor food and little variety (especially for vegetarians) all adds up to a very, shabby, dining experience.
They are situated in the heart of Manchester and serve the finest Chinese and Oriental cuisine. You have over sixty dishes from their buffet to choose from and you’re welcome to eat as much as you like.
The most important thing to note when eating in these 'eat as much as you like' joints is not to order any fizzy drinks with your meals.That way at least you will make it to taste the desserts and get more than your money's worth.
If you’re hitting the city for a big night out, hen night, stag night, show, gig or just want somewhere to have a well priced and filling meal before heading off into the city, then this is the place to go. For less than £10 you can have the ‘all you can eat buffet’ Drinks are extra of course but it’s great value for money. You can get plate after plate of food and they don’t force you to use chop sticks! They also do a lunch buffet for £5.99 which is fantastic. They don’t just have Chinese food on offer either, there are usually a couple of English dishes, and needless to say they do chips.
For anyone who loves Chinese food this is the perfect lunch time venue. The restaurant has a great teal of seating so you very rarely have to wait, the staff are very accommodating from the second you walk in the door. The restaurant itself has a very obvious Chinese décor and ambience which help create the impression of a traditional Chinese restaurant. Due to the spacious set up this restaurant is suitable for families and young couples looking for an enjoyable meal. There is a very modest variety of food, although I don’t know what the vast majority of it was I was still very tempted to try most of it. For children who may be a good selection of English food that they would enjoy. Unlike some buffet restaurants you don’t feel rushed to finish you meal and move out thus allowing your table to occupied by other customers. Take your time ad enjoy the food on offer, very reasonable for the price.
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