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TOPS Buffet

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106-108 Portland Street | City Center, Manchester M1 4RJ, England
+44 161 237 1000
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible15%
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“sushi” (123 reviews)
“prawns” (32 reviews)
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Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Sushi, Asian, Balti, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
106-108 Portland Street | City Center, Manchester M1 4RJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can’t see the food before you pay for it, I guess that’s how they stay in business. Max time allowed 90-120 minutes. I stayed for max 10. Food looked digusting all around, I settled with one slize of half baked pizza and hotwings that...More

1  Thank Halldór Jens V
TOPS G, Manager at TOPS Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Halldór Jens V, Thank you for taking the time to review or venue! I'm sorry about your unpleasant experience you had in our restaurants recently. Any customer visiting our venue is welcome to have a walk around and a look at the food on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been here two years ago and decided to go again, so found no improvement for last two years. We have been asked to pay before we have our meal. Also, we have been asked to pay at our table for our drinks every...More

Thank irinap208
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve never been anywhere where I’ve been asked to pay before I have my meal. We were even told we had to pay for our drinks in a rude manner. That aside, this is one of the poorest buffets I’ve been to. There’s practically nothing...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve Heard nothing but good spoken about tops so I decided to take my family to see what all the hype was about first we went at 12:30 lunch time and were told it was £15.99 each with it being a bank holiday now don’t...More

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, as expected, it's a big place, with lots of food, trying to offer everything but not doing anything particularly well. This place is filled with people who just want to eat a lot of not very nice food. Pretty expensive for what it is...More

Thank sabin215
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Its a shame, TOPs was very good (as you'll see from the older reviews, when it first opened. However we decided to go back the other day and its not the same as it used to be. We first went just after it first opened...More

1  Thank RigaFanUk
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Lunch restaurant, Buffet for less than 10£. A little bit less selection as in the evening. For that what you pay you to get a good deal. Some of the foods are cold due to the fact that the waiter and the guest don't close...More

Thank mafmuc
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The best resteraunt I have weve been to!! Gorgeous and large selection or food. Cleanliness is peferct !! Really cannot fault.

Thank Kay128
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Arrived in the evening and paid on arrival. Plenty of choice with Dim Sum, Steamed prawns, teppanyaki, sushi and a grill area. Plenty of choice in the different areas but it did seem that some of the dishes could have been stood for a while...More

Thank cleaver119
TOPS G, Manager at TOPS Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Dear cleaver119, Thank you very much for leaving a review about your experience in our venue! We are glad to hear that you had a good dining experience in general. I would also like to thank you for pointing out some of the shortcomings experienced...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Visited here after enjoying in last year when we were in Manchester. We were a bit disappointed and while some bits were nice there wasn’t as much choice as last time. Not much variety in the Chinese section. Don’t think we would go again. While...More

1  Thank Reavs
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8 March 2018|
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Response from Helen O | Reviewed this property |
it really depends on what time you go and how busy they are. We went on a Friday evening after 8pm and were only asked to leave around 10ish or after because they were closing.
12 April 2017|
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Response from Lalrmi | Reviewed this property |
If it is important, then I would ring and ask them...... If it is.... Then you won't be disappointed.
6 March 2016|
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Response from Tawviewers | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. We avoid car in centre of town, leaving it in the outskirts and taking tram in.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106-108 Portland Street | City Center, Manchester M1 4RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 237 1000
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TOPS restaurant specialising in ' Theatre cooking', Global Kitchen Market. We offer up to 300 mouth-watering dishes and bring you top Quality,Delicious, Fresh and Health Food from many different regions of the world such as China, Japan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Mongolia, Korea, Vietnam, Italian and french seafood.Our highly skilled chefs will take you an Global Culinary Journey. Come and enjoy an Amazing Experiance in our Wonderful restaurant.
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