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Vinings Buffet Restaurant

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Gloucester Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EG, England
+44 1452 384455
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Looking for a place to have lunch we chose Vinings.It was our first visit and we were very pleased with the available choice and attentive service.The buffet choice on offer was good value for money. My wife and I had one serving of each course but noticed that some other diners had at least three courses of everything,proving that the... More 

Thank Anthony C
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Visited yesterday lunchtime with my wife and two brothers. We have visited on previous occasions with friends and family and enjoyed the pleasant surroundings and good food. Instead of the usual glass floor to ceiling wall which looked out on the docks, we were led to a lower floor where the servery was located. This has become the main dining... More 

1 Thank 11057
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Myself and my partner visited on a Friday evening. They have now put the buffet in the back of the restaurant, which doesn't make it very appealing, some of the seat are right next to the kitchen and the public toilets. The ceilings are very very low in the back so you need to be mindful of your head every... More 

1 Thank Arianwin R
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Food wasn't very hot (temperature wise) but it's tasty. It's reasonably priced but moving it to hiding the place downstairs was a little bit off putting. It made look like it's under construction, not very inviting. But overall great staff and good food.

Thank pjhwfnh2007
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We were over charged on our bill, staff got aggressive when this was pointed out & we ended up paying. Food ok, but not hot. Wouldn't return. AVOID

2 Thank debow1969
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Good restaurant serving Indian and Thai buffet food. Waiters friendly and chatty and eager to oblige. Food varied and a range of heat strengths indicated by number of chillies. Food could have done with being a little hotter but it was tasty enough. Good value for money.

Thank TheArchers15
Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I am use to London Buffets so was not expecting much, Indian & Thai Buffets here taste good service was excellent range was small but it was a Monday.

Thank Jonathon5570
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Sweet and attentive staff looked after us. We enjoyed a pretty good range of food for a mid week lunchtime. All dishes had a distinct flavour and were tasty. The chefs special cake was truly delicious. A fair price.

Thank hillbabe
Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Service was very good and the food was excellent, all good and hot and regularly topped up when option was getting low, hot plates or cold are available as requested, deserts were nice, if a little dry, but plenty on nice ice creams available, maybe cream as an option would be nice addition? We had a very nice evening, drinks... More 

Thank SusanYemm51
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I went to this restaurant with a friend curry party. Food was ok but i felt like it was not that much too tasty. Some Curry's, Plain rice and Egg rice was not tasty, too sweet and sour. The food was like warm with not a vast selection.

Thank Lokesh G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gloucester Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +44 1452 384455

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?