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portland street, Manchester, England
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 84
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  • 86
    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
Enjoyable experience

Visited Buffet City on Easter Weekend whilst staying over for a few nights. It was very busy which is a good sign. There was large amount for starters to choose from, dim sum, duck, satay skewers, soups, prawn crackers, ribs, etc. There was also a decent amount of mains to choose from, both meat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Visited 3 times in 5 days. Large selection of food and dessert. Got more than money's worth. Always busy which is a good sign. Food was good and service was too. Was great for lunch after shopping. Visited once for dinner too. Would visit again

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derbyshire
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22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited Buffet City on Easter Weekend whilst staying over for a few nights. It was very busy which is a good sign. There was large amount for starters to choose from, dim sum, duck, satay skewers, soups, prawn crackers, ribs, etc. There was also a decent amount of mains to choose from, both meat and vegetarian options. The choice for... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Visited Buffet City in Manchester (Pollard Street) for the lunchtime menu on Wednesday 8th April during a midweek visit. We were sceptical about visiting the restaurant because of our other experience whilst visiting a different establishment during another visit to Manchester (see my review on Peking Court) On arrival we walked up the steps and were quite surprised at how... More 

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Parbold, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

This is our favourite 'quick tea after shopping' place - kids love it. Great selection, all hot and fresh. Service is good, more cafe than restaurant but great value for money.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This restaruant in Portland street sits within an area where there are many eateries and therefore has to compete. I was surprised upon entering how fresh, clean and bright it looked. I was shown to my table and staff explained what was on offer in an "all you can eat"deal. I along with my friend ordered bottle of wine and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lots of choice of meals including dessert. Juices on offer instead of just carbonated drinks. Staff are friendly and you get served quickly. Medium amount of choice but very very good food, not greasy and pretty amazing taste-wise! Only costs £1 extra for weekends if you time it right meaning the

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Peak District, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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 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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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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