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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, 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
Saturday Night meal

We ate in here at around 21:00 on a Saturday night as there were plenty tables and we didn't have to book. We found it to be very poor although plenty options the Buffet was not replenished enough and some dishes just weren't there, what was there we found luke warm and very dry and overcooked. We... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
MikeB9646HP
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We ate in here at around 21:00 on a Saturday night as there were plenty tables and we didn't have to book. We found it to be very poor although plenty options the Buffet was not replenished enough and some dishes just weren't there, what was there we found luke warm and very dry and overcooked. We would not return.

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Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Five of us came here for lunch on Sunday as we didn't want to eat in the food hall at the station but rather on plates not paper. Value is good and there is a good range of dishes to suit all tastes. Puddings are a bit thin on the ground though - interesting little blocks of custard. Staff friendly... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Polite staff and great food at good value. Beside the station and near the centre of the activity. A selection of food to complete three courses to suit your pallet.

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Heard a lot about this place. The food was average at best. The curry was good and the desserts were good, but the service was awful. We had to ask 2 different servers to bring the right drinks, and couldn't get a check to pay in a timely manner, and then the server took forever to bring back our change... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food was stale, the food was barely warmed and the fresh food was topped over the stale food. The toilets were skanky and heard people complaining about the treatment to people with special needs and teenagers. they charge you full adult price when you can't get in there at a ridiculous early time.I felt like I was full up,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

just to tell people that this place is closing in 2 weeks woo hoo as a well known pub chain has bought this place

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Well where do I start, the restaurant is conveniently situated next to the tour bus stops so they must get the majority of their custom this way as I assure you it can't possibly be through repeat custom! My husband and I walked in to be greeted with the most miserable waiter we had ever encountered. The carpets looked like... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My fiance ' took' me here for a quick bite to eat, I should have looked at the food before we took a seat, as it was absolutely revolting, and if I had known I would have certainly left. The 'buffet' has food splattered everywhere, wrong signage above the dishes, random overcooked crap with different names but freakishly all looking... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was my first trip to Jimmy Chungs as I was visiting Edinburgh and due to the central location, near the train station decided to give it a go, wrong decision. Firstly, my 10yr old daughter was made to pay an adult price for the meal due to some insane policy on height restriction, (even though under 11s should be... More 

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South Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Busy, buzzing place with extensive choice of self-serve soups, entrees, main dishes and desserts; impossible to sample them all. Despite the massive range the quality was quite good. Attentive staff kept the tables tidy and provided good drinks service. Good value if you are not looking for the best.

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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: Dining on a budget, Large groups, 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.
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