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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had a terrible experience at this restaurant. The staff and chef on particular counter was so rude and unhelpful, and the food was mediocre at best. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Finished food before time limit after request one of item...when finally came then they remove other item. They ruin our mood. Guys if you want to waste your money, time ,mood plz go. Also there are few vegitarian option. This buffet definitely not for vegitarian lovers.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has really gone down hill , Food was cold and overly salty meat was very gritty! Waste of money and ruined my husbands birthday , never again.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Service: Most of your staff are polite, accomodating, smiling and they love what they're doing on their job. Unfortunately, there's one TERRIBLE STAFF in the Teppanyaki section. I've waited my turn to order and cook Shrimps for me, my family & my friends. He told...me with angry face and not so good tone of the voice you should ask them to come here. So I told him ok, just cooked the standard servings that I can have for now, then I will call my wife & my friend from the table. Worst scnerario, he didn't cooked what I ordered, he asked the customer just arrived behind me and cooked their food. I tried to talk to one of the manager, that was unreliable because after talking to him nothing happen, my food wasn't cook and he continues cooking more food for the other guests. I find this staff is discriminate people and racist. Maybe, he doesn't want his job and forcing himself to do it. Ohh, obviously he's trying to cook slowly so people will not willing to wait on the queue. I feel so embarrassed and humiliated. Restaurant Ambiance: Good. Reception staff are courteous and accommodating. Restaurant cleanliness: Good. Dining staff are continuously attentive removing used plates on the table, and politely asking the guest/s if it can be remove. Good Quality: Most are good, based from what you're offering mix international cuisines. Price: Good. CompetitiveMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

Food was cold and salty. Impatient reception staff. Within an hour of eating Symptoms of Food poisoning began!!!! Will not be returning.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Bad quality, cold food, most of the food we tried had a weird smell, we ended up eating fried chicken and chips. Not variety like in other JRC global buffet. Maybe the worst JRC global buffet.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

Visited for my grand daughter birthday this evening. Very good service and great choice of food. Dessert could have been better

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

I had quite high expectations about this restaurant so I took my family for a birthday treat, as I believe it used to be quite good. It certainly isn’t now! Tasteless cold food, no customer service at all, eating in the dark to hide the...dirty tables and sticky floor. I can’t think of anything positive to say sadly, all the desserts tasted of nothing which I suppose is a talent! They give you tiny dessert pots but have no small spoons to eat them with. I would strongly suggest any other restaurant or market food stall in Watford over this, sorry! On the plus side the toilets were exceptionally clean.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

The food is very nice but the restaurant is full of flies that land on your plate and even in my hair. This my my visit very unpleasant and ruined my appetite. We asked to move area and we’re told that nothing would change there...are flies everywhere.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

This was a Go-To place for me and some close friends whenever there was a birthday or event, so I've been probably a dozen times over the past few years. Sadly, the prices no longer reflect as good value for money as they used to,...so its somewhat more difficult to justify visits as frequently, but on the whole its good experience for a decent meal in a nice environment. Bare in mind it is buffet, so expect cordon bleu standards, and given the variety of menus on offer its unsurprising that there are some fluctuations in quality and consistency. I can't imagine it is easy retaining staff for any reasonable length of time and there must be a fair few chefs doing the cooking given the variety of menus on offer. That said, the food is generally pretty good. I do tend to avoid the food that is cooked freshly and in front of you, as I've never found these to be anything close to acceptable even though visually it is quite appealing. Everything else I've always found quite appetising. The staff are efficient and friendly and do a good job with the hoards of peoople that pass through. The atmosphere quite welcoming, warm and pretty lively. Not the sort of place for an intimate meal thats for sure, so avoid it unless you and your date are involved in some sort of all you can eat challenge contest. In all the times I've been there I don't think I've ever had a table that sits squarely on the floor and its always been a case of... to what degree will the table wobble and attempt to derail your attempts to eat it without catapulting it onto the floor when someone puts the foot on the flooting leg... good grief. A free meal on your birthday (ID required) is a nice touch, and I think you have the option of dining without the drinks and free refills for a lesser charge... though this is somewhat pointless. There are loads of energetic kids running around having a great time and though I've never eaten any of the food geared towards them, those I've been with seem to 'wolf' it down without issue. There is a fair amount of cross contamination (as with any Buffet) so if your allergic or Celiac you may want to give it a pass.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

When you walk in the place looks nice and clean. You pay on arrival before being taken to your table. The waitress was very accommodating and helpful. We started with starters which was okay nothing to shout about however, the fritters I had were stone...cold. Then we went onto the main meals. I had a tikka masala the chicken was very dry and the sauce was stone cold. I then went and had a steak from the grill as this was cooked fresh to find that the steak and the prawns and Scallops were all cooked together giving the steak a fish like taste. The Pizza however, was lovely probably the best food there. Dessert was nothing to shout about tasteless. Will not be returning. DisappointedMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

Quite disappointing. I don’t expect amazing food from a buffet but I do at least expect the tiramisu to have a remote taste of coffee and the paella to have a taste … well .. of anything other than just salt. My family literally says...I over salt everything at home but i honestly have never tasted anything saltier than the paella here. Some of the food was okay but no particular dish left me thinking it was good. And almost all dish’s were either Luke warm or cold, and we went when it opened at 5pm. I mean I really am confused who is leaving 5 star reviews unless you love chicken nugget starters. Would not go again sadly.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

Paid £78 for 2 adults and an 11 yr old. Food was abysmal. No bottled soft drinks behind the bar, only the refillable soft drinks that just taste of sweetener. Empty food locations were not refilled for the whole time we were in there. The...curries were not refreshed at all, same stale looking pans fron start to finish. Pizza salty, yorkshire puddings soggy, No greek food at all as advertised on the website. The prawns and steak that you can get cooked fresh were cooked on the same grill, so steak tasted of prawns and vice versa. We did not enjoy our food at all. We just had to make the most of an awful restaurant. We will not be returning.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

This was a really good dinner!! There's lots of choice for food, the different cuisines have lots of variety. Only thing missing was pasta. Good communication between staff and quick to be seated. Really big and lots of food so can definitely get your moneys...worth. Desserts could be better but besides that, it was greatMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

JRC is my favourite restaurant and I always visit when I’m in the U.K. I’m never disappointed at JRC, the staff are always helpful, especially the managers as I’ve got to know over the years. The quality of food and choice is excellent as always...and although their prices have gone up it’s still very good value. Thank you JRC, see you soon.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

Been going here for some months now and it really is one of the best places to eat in Watford. A fantastic selection of food - Thai, Indian, Italian, Japanese, English, Chinese, Spanish! Even a girl to get meats done separately although usually a queue....Lots of yummy desserts too.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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