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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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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 57
    Poor
  • 68
    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
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  • Large groups
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have always been curious about this place, and I was excited to finally give it a try. My excitement was short lived... It's expensive for what it is. There is a very extensive selection of food, but none of it is particularly good, in fact "average" is the word I'd use. Salad bar was ok to be fair. It's... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The manager was completly rude and unprofessional. He did not deal with the problem appropriately and kept changing his mind. Stood behind the security and shouted at us instead of explaining why we could not come in. This place is absolutely terrible! Never returning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The children chose to take me to JRC to celebrate my birthday unfortunately left my ID so couldn't benefit from the free meal but still enjoyed the night. Being mid week the place wasn't packed. It's not the place I would ordinarily go but the atmosphere and food were not bad. There was an excellent selection of food and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

The food here is awesome and there is so much choice - Thai, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian, English etc. all cooked fresh. From lobster to steak and sushi there is something for everyone. It's vast too...probs my a couple of hundred tables at least. All soft drinks, desserts and confectionary are included in the very good price of £17.95.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I visited this restaurant only once about 4 years ago when it was known as cosmo's. I thoroughly enjoyed the food then but this time round it was definitely mouth watering. I literally tried as much food as possible so that I could get a variety and not one thing disappointed, everything was 100% fresh. The décor was nice and... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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