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Hesterman Way, Beddington Farm Road | Unit 6C, Valley Leisure Park, Croydon CR0 4YA, England
02086 800 800
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 56
    Poor
  • 67
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Improvement since name change

Not sure if this is a name change or ownership change, but JRC Croydon is now much better than when it was Cosmos. Food is better cooked, and there's also soft drinks included in the price you pay. Bottomless too, so it's great for the kids!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
suzygirlie
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London, UK
Good for:
  • Large groups
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wide variety of food, fresh and tasty. They charge £19 for food and unlimited drink. Previously you had to pay for the drink separately. Quality of food is great, deserts are delicious and many served to choose from. I would suggest to keep some space for deserts otherwise you might regret. The place is most of the time busy, so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place would have got a 4 or 5 except that it was ruined by the last 15 minutes by a rude member of staff. We went for our son's 2nd birthday with family, totalling 10 people. Reserved a table for 6pm. Got seated at 5.45pm. There website states that you get 1 hour 45 minutes. At 1 hour 15... More 

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London, UK
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Not sure if this is a name change or ownership change, but JRC Croydon is now much better than when it was Cosmos. Food is better cooked, and there's also soft drinks included in the price you pay. Bottomless too, so it's great for the kids!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Terrible service rude staff and my husbands card was charged three times over so theyre theifs as well very upset will never go back

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

After hearing a few times about cosmos but unfortunately never able to make it before the name change and other changes me and my husband decided to try it out hoping it's going to be nice. We don't expect much just a normal buffet at least like the JRC in wood green as we have been before. When we went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Prefer it now that it's had a little name change. The price is good now as it INCLUDES soft drinks. Where as before it was like £2.50 for a little 280ml glass. Plus about £18 for the food itself. I think now it's around £19 for food and soft drinks. I like it here, on a day that I've planned... More 

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Harrow, London
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Having been to JRC a number of times since it changed over from Cosmo I have mixed feelings. I had hoped that it would return to its former glory but unfortunately I am still waiting. Despite it being good value especially now that soft drinks have been added to the all inclusive price, every time I have been I always... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A diverse array of cuisines always kept fresh and replenished. Delicious and finger-licklingly mouthwatering. Yes 'finger-lickingly mouthwatering'! Booking a day or more in advance is advisable as they will be busy Friday - Sunday meaning a wait of 15 minutes to an hour although there is seating for 300+. Staff are always friendly and helpful. The station chefs are eager... More 

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London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had not visited after it changed management. We decided at the last moment and we walked in without a reservation which was a plus. It was a Thursday night and the restaurant was reasonably full but not overcrowded. We paid £18.99 per person but cold drinks, tea and coffee (including espresso) were included. Excellent fish, king prawns and vegetables.... More 

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Morden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

First time visitors at lunchtime and generally very pleased with the quality of the food. Some food is better than others but overall I would recommend this place. They only have a half menu during lunch so no steak, sushi etc... If you go in not expecting Michelin star food, you should be fine.

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Additional Information about JRC Global Buffet

Address: Hesterman Way, Beddington Farm Road | Unit 6C, Valley Leisure Park, Croydon CR0 4YA, England
Phone Number: 02086 800 800
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hesterman Way, Beddington Farm Road | Unit 6C, Valley Leisure Park, Croydon CR0 4YA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: 02086 800 800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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