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portland street, Manchester, England
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 83
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    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 19
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  • 40
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mediocre on this occasion

Having sampled Buffet City on several occasions we decided to revisit prior to attending the Palace Theatre. Arrived at 6:15 pm on a Tuesday to find the place almost deserted (on previous occasions the place was always over half full). Should this have rung alarm bells? Maybe. Maybe not. There... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
motorman1959
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Peak District, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Peak District, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Having sampled Buffet City on several occasions we decided to revisit prior to attending the Palace Theatre. Arrived at 6:15 pm on a Tuesday to find the place almost deserted (on previous occasions the place was always over half full). Should this have rung alarm bells? Maybe. Maybe not. There was a good choice of dishes with all containers being... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I visited in a weekday during short visit in Manchester. The service was of a good standard. Didn't try everything there but overall the food I tried was tasty. I especially liked a broad selection of small desserts.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We arrived around 17.10, we were told that dinner prices kicked in after 18.00, we said thats ok. There was 5 of us in the group, we had finished eating around 17.50 but were having a drink before we went to the Arena to see a band and were more than happy to pay dinner prices for our food. I... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

the food and service were both excellent. Located in central Manchester is a great place to based. I would recommend to anyone who would visit Manchester for the day.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband and I visited here last night. Starters were ok but main courses were poor. Most sauces watery and not much taste. Deserts were nice for a buffet as normally you just get ice cream but there was lots of deserts to choose from which were all tasty......like I say just average!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Me and my friend came here to have a nice meal after shopping however it was one of the worst service I have ever received! For starters we was made to pay upfront where as everyone else paid after they had eaten. They also pointed a table out for us where as other customers chose where they sat and we're... More 

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Cheshire Trafford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have to say we have recently been to buffet city a few times in the last few weeks & although they are ultra busy, they still manage to put out food that is very tasty & fresh & above all a very big choice. I find with a lot of buffets they aren't very fresh & not a lot... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

For £7.20 quite frankly, it's a steal! The food is plentiful and excellent quality. In fact the sushi is about some of the best I've ever had. Food is replenished quickly and the hot food is served hot and the cold food stays cold which is sometimes no easy task I would imagine. Staff are really pleasant. It's a little... More 

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Kilmarnock
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141 reviews 141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were introduced to this restaurant last year when we visited Manchester - this year we thought we would pay a return visit to see if it was as good as we remembered. The food was delicious, fresh and replaced at regular intervals. Our waiter wasn't very sure about the wine menu but that wasn't important. Lots of families seemed... More 

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Manipal, India
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Visited this place while staying in Manchester.... I was told via website that it was the best buffet in Manchester... Having visited TOPS Buffet a day before.... I decided to give it a go... Starters. Warm and crunchy, try the crispy basa fish.... Nothing else is extraordinary.... Main course. The mushrooms tasted tinned rather than fresh, Lots of bitter sauce,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: portland street, Manchester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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