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“Worth a try”

JRC Global Buffet Wood Green
Ranked #4 of 4 Quick Bites in Wood Green
Price range: £8 - £24
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I visited the Wood Green branch with my partner and mother for an evening meal on a Thursday during half term. It was our first visit and I was almost put off by reading some of the negative reviews. Luckily, we decided to give it a try and make up our own minds.
We were greeted on arrival and asked to pay prior to being seated, unusual set up, but I imagine they have their reasons for doing this. We were directed to our table by a member of staff and as it's a buffet, we were left to our own devices.
It was fairly busy but it did not feel overcrowded due to the large seating area. There were lots of food dishes to choose from, all the ones i tried were tasty, well cooked and varied, a couple were lukewarm but the meats and fish were well cooked. Drinks had to be bought from the bar and were reasonably priced. Plates were cleared from the table quickly and discreetly by staff, who were not overly friendly but done their jobs efficiently. We enjoyed our meal and our experience of this restaurant was as we would expect from an all you can eat buffet. Would probably go back and would recommend if you like this sort of thing!

Date of visit: February 2017
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JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet Wood Green, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Dear wkdpink44, thanks for taking the time to leave your review - we really appreciate it! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Although we are frequent visitors to Global Buffet Southampton, this was the first time the eight of us, including 2 little girls, went to Wood Green for lunch on Sunday, the Chinese New Year weekend. We found the food piping hot, tasty and well presented. There was a good variety although mainly limited to Chinese and Indian. It seemed certainly a very popular place as there was a well formed queue of customers at the door entrance, all waiting patiently, by the time we finished to leave.

Date of visit: January 2017
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JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet Wood Green, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Dear Guerndonkey, thanks for taking the time to leave your review - it's much appreciated! We look forward to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Wood Green is full of Kebab shops or pretend a italian restaurant so it is good to get something different. We booked a table for 4 at 7pm and although 5 minutes late were allowed in and allocated seating withing 5 minutes. Another characteristic of Wood Green is that payment is before the meal which was also the case in JRC. Something about people running away without paying...

We sat down in a quiet section that felt secluded which was great as I was hoping to catch up with family. The general atmosphere was pleasant with good lighting and a pleasant atmosphere that makes it a comfortable place for a meal.

The food is spread between 4 counters. One for deserts which included a chocolate fountain, a delicious eaton mess, ice cream, cakes and fruits. One was for the standard chips and fried meats and fish that are for those with an appetite for less healthy foods. The last includes indian, Chinese and thai dishes such as curries, stir fried vegetables and meats. All were well cooked though there are exceptions as always when it comes to seafood. The last was with chefs who grilled meats, fish and vegetables. These were very nice and I particularly enjoyed the lamb. Drinks had to be ordered separately and there was quite a queue and I would recommend more staff. It was a bit of a shame that there was no free coffee or tea but who knows how much of a mess this would have created.

The counters appeared clean and there were enough staff to maintain some semblance of order although there were some children who made quite a mess around their seats. I wish that parents would be more considerate of other diners and staff as it really reflects badly on them.

I would have given this place 4 but one of the chefs at the preparation counter (The younger) made a kissing face at my wife. This is very innapropriate and staff should be professional in their conduct.

All in all JRC is a welcome addition to the boring food culture in Wood green. Now all that is required is an authentic Italian on the high street.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Thank Rpieris
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JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet Wood Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Dear Cyrus P, thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are so sorry to hear that your visit left you disappointed. As we always look to improve, we will pass on your feedback to the management team. If you would like to discuss your experience and the issues in more detail, please email us on customerservice@jrc-globalbuffet.com

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I went there for dinner and was not happy at all. First off the staff just treat you like a piece of meat. Then you go to get food and then eat thing to eat there are the NUGGETS at a push. I had a chicken skewer and turned round to my friend and said is this meant to be fish? It was pink and horrible, so undercooked it was unbelievable would not recommend to anyone!

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank Alex M
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JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet Wood Green, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Dear Alex M, we are sorry to hear about your experience at JRC. This is something that we take very seriously and your feedback will be investigated for further review.
If you would like to discuss your experience and the issues in more detail, please email us on customerservice@jrc-globalbuffet.com with the time, date and details of your visit. We do hope that you will give us another chance in the future, so we can improve your opinion of us.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Although the decor and seating is above average the wood green branch does not offer that special celebratory feeling that is advertised. I feel bad to say this, but the waiting staff act like they are doing you a favour. Poor customer service, cleaning the floor whilst you are trying to help yourself to the food and making you feel like you are in the way. I know things have to be cleaned/ maintained, but no courtesie is shown to the customers. The bar staff want to treat you a bit like cattle, again lacking courtesy and basic customer service skills. Unfortunately during my visit the place was quite busy. I found the savoury food was lacking, and the desert bar was only a chocolate cake and ice cream with a massive queue of people waiting for some. Made us all quit waiting.

Date of visit: December 2016
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1  Thank Janete M
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JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet Wood Green, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Dear Janete M,
we are sorry to hear about your experience at JRC. This is something that we take very seriously and your feedback will be investigated for further review.
If you would like to discuss your experience and the issues in more detail, please email us on customerservice@jrc-globalbuffet.com with the time, date and details of your visit. We do hope that you will give us another chance in the future, so we can improve your opinion of us.

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