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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 - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Helen P
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Sydney
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Sydney
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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Croydon, Australia
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

From the moment you arrive it's horrible. Please refurbish this area. I arrived at 9.55am and was told the restaurant was closing at 10.00am. I couldn't enjoy my breakfast it as the tables and chairs are old and so exposed and crammed in like sardines.The photos above the egg station and hot food selection need updating.There was only 10 people... More 

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sydney
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Went for dinner on a Tuesday night to avoid the queues, price was reasonable at $40.90 per head. Food quality was quite poor. Beef from the carving station was dry and chewy, mushroom sauce that was to accompany was too salty. Roast veges were nice and so was the pumpkin mash. Fish and chips were not bad, fish was nice... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went with my boyfriend for dinner one night and we paid $46 each for sat dinner...The food looked delicious and palatable but by the time we ate it, it was horrible and tasteless. I even got sick towards the end of the night which was bad. We're not coming back to the restaurant again, the food was horrible and... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Came in about 8.30pm on a Saturday night, nice staff and seated fast for the amount of people there, it was at capacity for sure. Not a lot of choices and not all looking too fresh, it was so busy people were all over the place, I think it would be much better on a quieter night, but its too... More 

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Tumut, Australia
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have eaten here before & was willing to give it another go. Although there heaps of dishes, a lot of them are not for most people (Tofu & pumpkin curry.... or grilled eggplant fritters etc) Their fresh prawns are fantastic & they have added all you can drink soft drinks (which saves you a fair bit) The roasts are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Having wanted to try the buffet at the Star for some time, we decided to on Easter Sunday - we were very disappointed! Overall layout felt very canteen like - tables close together and poor furnishings with a loud atmosphere due to too many people in a small space. Food choice wasn't very extensive and many choices were bland or... More 

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Adelaide
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went to the Garden Buffet for breakfast while staying at Star, the breakfast choices were excellent and the service was very good, we thoroughly enjoyed our meals! The prices are a little expensive, but if you have a good appetite, it's well worth the money, you won't have to eat all day!

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

So disgusted by the organisation of this place. My sister booked my nephews 18th birthday celebration here. We arrived and the place was very busy which is fine. Our booking was for 6pm and on asking to be seated some guests were told they had to wait for her to arrive. Then we were asked to pay for everyone before... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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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 

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Additional Information about Garden Buffet

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