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

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  • 28
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  • 70
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  • 39
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  • 24
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  • 34
    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
Wouldnt bother a 2nd time!

Chinese food in there was average but all the rest was absolutely vile! Staff may as well have not been there at all, i know its a buffet so you serve yourself but there was at least 6 members of staff just standing round chatting. Rice was crunchy, my fiancee had a 'lamb curry' except there was no... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Gin95
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Chinese food in there was average but all the rest was absolutely vile! Staff may as well have not been there at all, i know its a buffet so you serve yourself but there was at least 6 members of staff just standing round chatting. Rice was crunchy, my fiancee had a 'lamb curry' except there was no lamb! It... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The range of dishes were wide but the freshness wasn't constant and the temperature of the food I'm sure wasn't high enough. The customer service was quick but it seemed no one was fluent in English so the atmosphere was quite tense. The food on a whole was okay.

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Well there is a decent choice of food, I have been here a couple of times and have never been disappointed, the staff at the desk are friendly. The food is lovely, plenty of option for vegetarians!!!! lovely.

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Watchet, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited Buffet City on bank holiday Monday [4 adults] and perhaps we are easily pleased but we all found the experience very good and will come back again in the future. There was a good selection of dishes and the food was very tasty. The eating area is like a canteen but to be honest what do you expect... More 

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The exterior of this quirky emporium doesn't do justice to the banquet within. It's down a side street in Exeter, and looks like a 1950s Soviet hotel from the outside... once indoors, while it resembles nothing more glamorous than a school canteen, the choice of eatables - around 6 or 7 quid for all you can cope with - is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Went with a mate this was the 2nd time and it was delicious the people were warming and welcoming and going to take the hubby there tomorrow 😊 nice big space lots of choice of hot food. Roll on tomorrow 😊

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The place is absolutely disgusting we visited for daughters 17th birthday. The food was ok and we all decided to get some dessert one of our party was eating chocolate ice cream and bit into some glass. She is currently awaiting appointment with emergency dentist. We spoke to manager who maintained he could not give us our bill free and... More 

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england
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

came here for a buffet lunch, with my family, the inside of this place looks just like a canteen, the food was very bland and, and tasted stale, sorry will not be back

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birmingham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Second visit to this restaurant, but will be the last. It has gone down hill very quickly. They say we have over 100 dishes every day but I only counted 67 and that included the sweets in the desserts. Every thing was over salted. The plates and knives and forks was dirty. Very limited choice of food and when it... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The food was greasy n salty, the staff obviously didn't want us there (acted like we were holding them up from something else to do n this was lunch time) the selection was poor and once something had gone it wasn't replaced so the selection got less n less. To top it off I was made to pay full adult... 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

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