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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 96
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    Very good
  • 166
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  • 126
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  • 202
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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
Good prices, Easy to find.

After some debating with the other half on what we fancied and with time getting on we where stuck for somewhere to go so a quick google search of all you can eat buffets in Edinburgh we found this which was pretty easy to find right by the railway station. We entered and the waiter cleverly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
wrightyi
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

on the 18th of april we where meeting friends at this no-good dump for lunch so it starts the staff where rude and the food was not good by after the meal we got very sore stumocks as we had a bout of food poisoning this week from this no-good dump and please boycott jimmy chungs in scotland as they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

First off I have never had a dining experience so horrible that I've felt the need to leave a bad review online. My fiance and I decided to eat here before heading home as I had eaten here many times years ago and the food was lovely. Upon sitting down we asked for a jug of water with our ciders... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Food plentiful and well presented. £10 each for buffet eat as much as you like, but after 4:30 it's £13 Would def return to at here. Toilets were filthy, bins over flowing and would be off putting to a weaker stomach ....

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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been here a few times over the years and thought that for an all you can eat buffet restaurant it was ok but on our visit this evening 18.04.15 it was BAD. Food - Chicken was cold in a lot of the dishes and was like rubber to eat. Curry sauce was more like yellow water. Most dishes were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

After some debating with the other half on what we fancied and with time getting on we where stuck for somewhere to go so a quick google search of all you can eat buffets in Edinburgh we found this which was pretty easy to find right by the railway station. We entered and the waiter cleverly thinking sat us on... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

There is probably a lot better chicness and or buffet places in the capital but as we don’t know the city that well decided to try this on. Although there was plenty of things on the menu all of it was overcooked the curry was very bland and there are signs up everywhere you have to be over this hite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The worst toilet. The worst Chinese food. Mediocre service. Worst Edinburgh experience! Happy not to return

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The food is readily made so it's somewhere you can head to if you're in a rush and it only costs £8.99 for an all you can eat lunch meal on weekdays. However, the noodles were undercooked and there were over a dozen meat dishes (mostly chicken) and only two vegetable dishes. I did feel like a carnivore after the... More 

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Kirriemuir, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Just love the food here no complaints. I eat here every time I am in Edinburgh. Just love the variety of food and can't find fault.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Last visit I had here the place was disgusting with little food choice and even a cockroach crawling about the floor. But decided to give it another chance and it was vastly improved. For one they do not take payment from you as soon as you sit down which used to be the case. Their selection of food has vastly... 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>  > Princes Street and Gardens
  • Neighborhood: Princes Street and Gardens
  • 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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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.