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“Very crafty and quite dirty”
Review of Buffet City

Buffet City
Ranked #337 of 563 Restaurants in Exeter
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Buffet, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We visited on a Saturday eve for a friends birthday,we had children with us and one was 9 but tall and therefore had to pay full price which put us off to start with as no way was she going to eat £12 worth of Chinese,the food selection was ok with most of the dishes being hot,but the whole place was dirty,the floor really slippery and as for the none speaking staff,everything became a challenge,mostly ending up with wrong drinks or no drinks at all,for £6 all in no matter the age I would rather eat at 6

1  Thank Mrsshakey
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Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Tried for lunch and very limited menu ...the food was vile! chicken balls 70% batter and the lamb curry had dry curry powder mic which hadnt been cooked through ...l left majority on plate because it was inedible....worse still l asked for tap water and told either buy a drink or pay service change otherwise tap water not free ...lm sure this is against law and will challenge with fsa....final insult charged 80p for paying by cc ...so plate of inedible food and tiny pot of chinese tea vost £9.30!! Never again

3  Thank lozzamozza
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

I was in something of a hurry and cold! Rather than go to a conventional restaurant and wait to be served I went here and god a good selection and quickly. All the food that I tried was good and there is an excellent selection - they say 100 dishes - all of which looked attractive. Dishes that ran out were quickly replenished. It was busy and the staff seemed to be on top of clearing up. The workers were friendly.

The price of the buffet DOES vary due to time and day of week; this is common and is stated of the menu on each table. The only "gripe" I have is that they state that if you do not buy a drink then they will charge a 15% "service charge" for what is a "Self service" buffet. In that case shouldn't the CUSTOMER get the 15%?

And oh yes because of may age I got a 10% discount - happy!

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Thank davyb1944
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Been here twice. On both occassions very good. Huge choice to choose from and good price! Deffinately reccomended

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Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Buffet City has a great choice of food ranging from Chinese to Japanese to Indian to chips and pizza: something for everyone - and not forgetting the chocolate fountain and crepes to order. Best food choices are in the evenings. Little bit costly for children who are tall for their ages but great for hubbies with a huge appetite. Friendly atmosphere, lovely staff, and a pool table for dad and son to chill out at after their meal. Would recommend to anyone with a big appetite and a love for Oriental food

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Thank Helena M
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