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Jimmy Chung's Buffet

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Princes Street and Gardens
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
Great variety

Called in for a quick dinner after a full day of sightseeing. The food was standard buffet fare with lots of variety. Plates were cleared and staff were generally helpful.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Marian C
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Came here from lunch as it was close by to Waverley station. Food was disgusting. Tasteless, and the chicken satay among other different chicken dishes were extremely tough. Couldn't even properly chew the chicken at all. Would not recommend and will not be back when visiting edinburgh

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Called in for a quick dinner after a full day of sightseeing. The food was standard buffet fare with lots of variety. Plates were cleared and staff were generally helpful.

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Edinburgh area
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

very good choice of food and good standard.All hot food was piping hot and there was a good range of desserts Building now rather tatty as it will soon be changing hands probably

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great selection of Chinese food Buffett style and a good selection of desserts too. Great value for money, quickly served no need to hook on a Saturday night.

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Myself and my sisters chose fo eat here as i had been there before and found it to be ok. WELL BIG , HUGE MISTAKE ..?.on entering the premises we were shown into dark corner table we should have left at this point. Food was all dried up and tasteless.......staff very rude i had my plate taken away before i... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Central location, friendly staff and a huge selection of food for a lunchtime menu. The food was really tasty.

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

There is so much choice to choose from, so there is something for everyone. Not the best but for the price, would not expect different. Would recommend for anyone after a cheap buffet meal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I went there on the first day of my hoiday. You get what you pay for.. £11.99 for unlimited Chinese food. There is a lot of variety which is great, 5 big rows of different Chinese dishes and a big pudding section. The food isn't of the best quality but when your paying that price what do you expect!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wanted a quick lunch so called in here as it had people in and usually see that as a good sign,cannot believe after all the reviews I have both written and read I went in here without checking!!!!the soup was nice both me and hubbie liked that starters were typical buffet some were a bit chewy to say the least... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Me and my boyfriend went to Jimmy Chung's on Saturday for dinner. There was various food to pick from, all very nice, the deserts were also very good. Well worth a visit.

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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>  > Princes Street and Gardens
  • Neighborhood: Princes Street and Gardens
  • Phone Number: 0131 556 3313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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Staying in Princes Street and Gardens

Neighborhood Profile
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.