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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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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
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
Great for breakfast

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Adelaide
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Los Angeles, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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52 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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 41 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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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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 

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Lithgow
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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.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 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.

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Sydney, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 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.

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Rome, Italy
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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.

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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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