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Garden Buffet

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80 Pyrmont St, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
1800 700 700
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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We have been here many times but this is the first time since they have moved. We went on a Thursday night and received a discount with our theartre tickets. I was concerned about all the bad reviews and almost didn't go. We arrived early and the staff were happy to let us walk around and checkout... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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penrith
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We have been here many times but this is the first time since they have moved. We went on a Thursday night and received a discount with our theartre tickets. I was concerned about all the bad reviews and almost didn't go. We arrived early and the staff were happy to let us walk around and checkout what they had... More 

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Crescent Head, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The food was horrible, tough meat, poor quality of choices, cafetaria style food ant the sweets .... Dont waste your time. Overpriced and undervalue.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I've been in this place several times in the past and never had a bad experience regarding quality or quantity of food, I was shocked when I visited this place recently and the food isles shrunken into two only with really what you call basic, dessert was another disappointment and soft drinks not even included For what you pay it's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Truly gone down hill. Use to be great value, great selection and nice food but now its pretty bad. Selection has been cut in half, food is very average and also service was very poor. I go here everytime i vist Sydney but I won't return after tonight's vist, very disappointing.

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Hornsby, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

visited garden buffet today and found it to be over price and lacking quality and had limited range. There was limited choice for the mains mainly indian cuisine and roast beef. For dessert 5 options. I have been to a buffet price half the price quality is far more superior. I complained to the manager and he blame it to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My family has always liked coming here for birthdays. It's always been a great place to bring children as there was a large selection of food in a big, casual space where you could wander around choosing what you wanted to eat. Thirteen of us went on Sunday for a family birthday. The buffet has been moved to a smaller... More 

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Rozelle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I have not been to a buffet so communal but it seemed a lot of Asian people love the setup & the food. Personally I disliked the crappy fatty carby meals on display, the only vegetarian dishes were a plain salad or cold roasted veggies. My partner had as much seafood as he could fit in though so if you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Although this is a great Seinfeld reference, the garden buffet is truly horrible since its been moved for renovation. Lacking food, (and the famous soup) as well as horrible quality for the price of the buffet.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at 6pm on a Friday night and were hit with a 30 minute wait. But were told to pay first. There is no more unlimited soft drinks - it's $5 a jug instead. This on top of $62 per adult. So we waited (fair enough in a seafood Friday night perhaps) and we're asked twice if we wanted... More 

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I have been to this buffet several times in the past and always been happy with it. They have now moved to another section of Star City. It is smaller and not well organised. Food stations are very poorly laid out, people bumping into you and pushing in front. Soft drinks no longer included in price. Not as many choices... More 

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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

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