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Garden Buffet

80 Pyrmont St, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia (City West)
1800 700 700
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Ranked #979 of 5,171 restaurants in Sydney
Neighborhood: City West
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.
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Neighborhood: City West
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.
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I really love this buffet, my family and I come here every so often. There is a large variety of food.. often buffets lose their quality and food is either watered down or bland but I have found the garden buffet to be of excellent quality.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

At $70 for 2 people, you'd expect a decent breakfast buffet. Not here. If you love tinned fruit by the bucket load, go for it. Other than that, avoid this place at all costs. Such a waste of space in a great location. Far better cafés and restaurants surrounding, so go elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

What i do mean a level up than most buffet.. I meant a touch of poshy style food.. Yum! About $37 for adult on week nights with soft drinks & coffee included (just help yourself) I would go again!.. We stayed in star city hotel room number 1046 and its like living in appartment with sydney bridge view OMG!.. We... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

As per buffet's go, this will mark between average to good. I didnot like that they surcharged the amex card and have so little to offer for lactose intolerant diners.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The last time we came to the garden buffet was about 10 years ago. Things have changed for the better on the presentation and the food is still reliable. The price inflation has changed from $20pp to $43pp which is understandable as Sydney is becoming one of the most expensive places to live and eat. Going with kids to an... More

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Tumut, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Went on a Saturday night. Prices was $43 a head which did include a decent seafood selection. The only negatives were the poor state of the soups and the waiting to be seated time. However, i would go again as soon as it opens on a weekday night.

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Brisbane
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244 reviews 244 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We arrived at 5.30pm on a Saturday evening. We had to wait a few minutes in line as a very pushy person in the members line wouldn't listen. I found the table area very crowded. Lots of people with not a lot of space to walk through. The food was ok. I think it could be better. We were charged... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was my second visit in 6 years. I went with family on a Thursday for lunch. This is the time to go- it was quiet, there was plenty of seating everywhere and most of the times there was only one or two people getting food... no lines or people pushing. Even though it was so quiet, the chefs were... More

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Sydney
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

It's not often that I write a review with a score of 1/5, but after our experience last night I felt compelled to warn people! The Garden Buffet costs $44 a head for food that would make hospital meals seem gourmet. Between 3 of us we sampled around 12 different dishes and the consensus was unanimous for all of them... More

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Bribie Island, Australia
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114 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

at $34 per person for seniors (and perhaps members) this was excellent value. There is a huge variety of food on offer hot and cold. We were surprised to find prawns, oysters and mussels in the buffet. These are usually reserved for seafood buffets - which this was not. The salads were different and delicious and there was all-together too... More

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