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George St, Exeter, England
01392 438885
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations, Seating

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  • 34
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  • 77
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  • 48
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  • 30
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  • 40
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Ok for what you pay.

Buffet City is an all you can eat restaurant located just off the high street in Exeter. There is a pretty large sign across the street for it so it is hard to miss it. At first glance it seems quite nice. There is a large water feature just as you walk in that gives you a bit of a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
MCarts265
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a large family group including older children and chose Buffet City because it is not a problem sitting together (and moving around). The evening is more expensive but has extra delicious dishes, and I suspect the food is more freshly made especially early on - possibly as it gets later and less busy this may not be the... More 

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Thank Juliet H
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love visiting this restaurant, because you can help yourself to any think you fancy, as and when you want it, the staff are very nice.

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Thank Caroline H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Been several times and always very satisfied with food selection. Today the selection and quality of food was poor, loads of sauces but not much choice of dishes with any substance, really disappointing. Rather pay more and have a better quality of food. Often visit Buffet City in Plymouth, much better.

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Thank Robert R
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Buffet City is an all you can eat restaurant located just off the high street in Exeter. There is a pretty large sign across the street for it so it is hard to miss it. At first glance it seems quite nice. There is a large water feature just as you walk in that gives you a bit of a... More 

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Thank MCarts265
Liverton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Like being on a part line doing piece work Food was warm not hot the selection was Ok Price wise good value for money although looking a bit dated Having said that I will probably return

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Thank R44RJT
Dunkeswell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Have been here a few times. Food is really nice and so much choice. Staff friendly. The only thing I did not like was the style of seating. The restaurant is laid out in rows and it reminded me of a school canteen. But that said, it is a big restaurant and this no doubt is the best way to... More 

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Thank Angel P
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

All you can eat buffet with a huge variety of constantly changing dishes. I think the staff may look a little worried when they see me because I always eat a lot! They have everything from soup to Beef in Black bean sauce, salt and pepper chicken, Satay chicken with a really nice sauce. In the summer they have an... More 

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Thank Inncomunicado V
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

On an overnight stay after visiting the Cathedral and chose this place for a late lunch. It is easy to access with a lift from the street. Yes, it is a bit like a school canteen, but this is buffet budget dining not haute cuisine. There was plenty of choice, even for veggies like us, and everything that we had... More 

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Thank Bayleywillow
Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

It serves it's purpose but nothing spectacular. Not impressed that you couldn't have tap water. Food could have done with being a bit warmer.

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Thank bfg199
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

After my wife and I had found ourselves on a rare night out together and had our plans changed at the last minute. Needing food and needing it now we decided on visiting Buffet City. We've been many times before and know it to be quick and easy and satisfying. If you are a fan of Chinese takeaway food as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: George St, Exeter, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: 01392 438885

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?