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George St, Exeter, England
01392 438885
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Ranked #225 of 423 Restaurants in Exeter
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I went to Buffet City in Exeter with my friends hoping for a good day out. Even though the food was okay, the people who served us hardly interacted with us and didn't talk to us at all. Halfway through the meal, we wanted to order drinks so we planned to order some FREE tap water. Turns out that you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Visited today, there are not hundreds of dishes like they claim and 3 of them were Indian dishes! they were constantly topping up the dishes with extra watery sauce instead of cooking more food! tried to speak to someone about it but they just turned away uninterested. Staff, are quick to clear tables and serve drinks, yes desert is tinned... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We decided to visit Buffet City on a visit to Exeter on Saturday 17th January 2015. We had been there once before so we knew what to expect, this time we were going a lunch time and not in the evening as previous. It opens at 11.45am we arrived approx 12.30 and it was quite busy then. We were greeted... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I will never go there again!!! The food they are serving there is straight from Iceland and microwaved! disgusting previously frozen food , there is nothing fresh there!!! As a desert you can have a fruits form the cans. Atmosphere of the factory canteen. You have 2 hours and you will be asked to leave so forget about nice evening... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We found it excellent value for money the food is very good (as much as you can eat)for set price it is also got a 5star hygiene rating the staff and the whole place are very clean and the staff are first class

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Cullompton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

First impression as you walk through the door - clean, bright, nice décor friendly reception. Ordered our drinks and headed for the food. There is a great selection of dishes all were freshly prepared hot and steaming. The plates were small, but not a problem as you can keep going back for more. No sushi at the 'Sushi Bar' at... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We went as a family we all thought the food was bad and didn't feel great after eating it. The service was good it usually is but the food was disappointing and a lot of it was quite cold.

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S.W. UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My first visit was today for lunch, the food and staff all good. The dining area is very large and since this is buffet style eating the staff kept the tables we'll serviced. When reviewing an establishment such as this, offering good food at such reasonable prices you have to take into account that your expectations must be kept in... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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181 reviews 181 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Right in the heart of Exeter, Devon this is a Chinese eat-as-much-as-you-like place. The food is good and the menu includes Chinese as well as Indian food. The food is constantly replenished, the place is ideal for students. Prices are NOT extortionate! The place itself is large and warehouse-like but is nice. Fully licensed, there is a wide variety of... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went this evening as a send off for a friend who is joining the RAF. Paid just under £12 for all you can eat. The best thing about going in the evening is there is a lot more variety. For example Indian cuisine and pizza etc. For about £12 you can't complain. Great value for money They even give free... More 

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

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