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Jimmy Chung's Buffet

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4 Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ, Scotland
0131 556 3313
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11:45 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:45 am - 4:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 94
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  • 161
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  • 125
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  • 188
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Could Be Better

We took our Grandson who enjoyed the meal and experience, but from our point of view the dishes available where quite bland. There was an extensive range of meals but being at the higher end, price wise, we would have expected something better. The meals were hot but poor quality. We have been... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Hubert J
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Wigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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722 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We took our Grandson who enjoyed the meal and experience, but from our point of view the dishes available where quite bland. There was an extensive range of meals but being at the higher end, price wise, we would have expected something better. The meals were hot but poor quality. We have been here before, and it was better the... More 

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Nayland, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Plus points - convenient for station. Otherwise I would avoid. Decor etc faded and tired. Food was just about ok - usual fair bur overall added to the general impression of why did I choose this when there are so many better places nearby. When I got back and looked at other TA contributions you can see it deserves its... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Terrible food was very bland chicken was hard Curry didn't taste like curry was very disappointed will not be back should have went to cosmos

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited Jimmy Chung's, Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh with my wife and Granddaughter whilst on a visit to her at University. I found the menu fairly extensive with most of the usual items available. The meat content was quite tough and dry due to the heated compartments being exposed to the heat lamps and not lidded. I have tried other "Chinese Buffets"... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very bad, dry tasteless food. Very poorly decorated and overpriced. Would not visit again. I would avoid this place and find some where nicer to eat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We visited today and I've been several times since it opened. Today is the first time in a year and I was really gobsmacked. It used to be absolutely amazing in that place but it's so run down looking now it's bordering on a health and safety issue - staff did their best to clean up after each patron but... More 

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Tobermory, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Just had a dinner here and absolutely loved that. All food nice, hot and freshly made, stuff ok, atmosphere magic. Many vegetarian/vegan options, tons of vegetables such as different kinds of noodles, rice, even potatoes, .. Very surprised by all the bad reviews. We enjoyed our short "stay":)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We arrived at 4pm (half an hour before the lunch menu was due to end) and we were told we would have to have all of our food on our table, eaten and the bill paid for by 4.30. It took 10 minutes for someone to get us a drink, so that was already 10 minutes eating time off our... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Restaurant dirty and requiring up-grading. Poor Selection in buffet. Food greasy and over cooked. Wouldn't return.

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I visited Jimmy Chungs with my friends and had a really great meal. We had lunch after a visit to the Edinburgh Dungeons. There was a varied selection of food on offer and it was being replenished often. I didn't see any outdoor seating though it says on here there is so be warned if you planned on sitting outside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 0131 556 3313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 22
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
11:45 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
11:45 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?