We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Garden Buffet

City West
+ Add cuisine
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
80 Pyrmont St, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
1800 700 700
Website
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: The Star’s famous all-you-can-eat Garden Buffet is not your usual buffet...
The Star’s famous all-you-can-eat Garden Buffet is not your usual buffet. 130 hot and cold dishes, from fresh seafood and delicious pastas to salads and more.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 122 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner at the Garden Buffet

Thought we would try the buffet here on a Thursday night before going to the Lyric Theatre (as mentioned you get a discount if you show your tickets). At the time we got there, which was about 6ish the crowds were not to bad but it did get busy and noisy at the night went on. Food was just... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
RodnJude
,
Canberra, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Thought we would try the buffet here on a Thursday night before going to the Lyric Theatre (as mentioned you get a discount if you show your tickets). At the time we got there, which was about 6ish the crowds were not to bad but it did get busy and noisy at the night went on. Food was just okay,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lithgow
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Good food plenty of choices to pick from went on a Saturday very busy the wine is very expensive here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

For the price charged to eat here I expected a lot more variety. It's far better value to eat at an a la carte restaurant. The quality of the food was only average at best and the restaurant was way too busy and noisy.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Pricey, but a change from the usual buffet, Sydney has to offer. Ample amounts of prawns, oysters, Balmain bugs, different types of muscles and pipi's. There were numerous other foods served, but the seafood was the main attraction.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Maybe the best buffet restaurant in Sydney, for cost conscious people. In the weekend higher prices. 2% surcharge on credit card.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We ate here before heading to the Lyric Theatre therefore receiving a discount on our meals just by showing our tickets. There were plenty of choices hot and cold. Lots of people for a Wednesday night so good turnover of dishes. My fave was definitely dessert!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Narara
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This buffet has a wide variety of hot and cold food. We went on a week night before attending the theatre. If you show your Lyric Theatre tickets you get a discount! The attendant was surprised we had only given ourselves an hour to eat there so I assumed most people had a more leisurely dinner than that. Soups salads,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

As buffets go this one has potential to be a stand out venue, however this one failed to meet expectations. The food was nice enough but there was always something missing. It may have been that the staff weren't capable of reading the room or it may have been the absence of Attention To Detail two key components of a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mount Barker, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Thought we would try the seafood buffet at Garden Buffet for $59.90 per person on a Friday night. Understandably it was busy and we accepted the advice that there would be 30-45 minutes wait to be seated. Waiting time was in excess of 60 minutes which was OK and when we went to get some food there was a long... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We like everything about the food we visited Sokyo restaurant for breakfast for 4 days and also had a wonderful guy that looked after us and his name is Alex. Most of all the attention and importance we got from the front office mgr. Mr Daniel Worsley. He made sure that we were happy and contented. What an asset to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Garden Buffet also viewed

 

Been to Garden Buffet? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Pyrmont St, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City West
  • Neighborhood: City West
  • Phone Number: 1800 700 700

Description

The Star’s famous all-you-can-eat Garden Buffet is not your usual buffet. 130 hot and cold dishes, from fresh seafood and delicious pastas to salads and more.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Garden Buffet and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Garden Buffet staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?