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“Where's the world buffet?” 2 of 5 stars
Review of FEAST World Buffet

FEAST World Buffet
292 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JA, Scotland
+(44)141 3328120
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Ranked #1,364 of 1,870 Restaurants in Glasgow
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Steakhouse, Pizza & Pasta
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Where's the world buffet?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Me and my partner visited this place a few times when it was the original chinese buffet, so when we heard that it was opening back up as a world buffet we were really looking forward for some quality food.....Wrong!
We went quite late on the Sat night (about 9:30), The place was nearly empty so maybe that was the reason that most if not all the food was overcooked and dry? but thats no excuse.
The chinese option was ok but yet again everything was just about empty and the ones that had food in the trays had a dry hard crust on the meat,which was off-putting. Noodles were quite nice though,although i couldn't eat the fried rice as it had hard bits in it (overcooked)
The indian section was again running very low and too dry, same as the mexican which to my knowledge contained just a few beef tacos and nothing else.
All in all the food available that night was very poor and bland, even the hot food station was closed,which i was disappointed about although one of the staff came over and asked us if we would like anything from it as they were closing it down for the night, and when we said yes we would like some prawns she came back a few minutes later with just four between the two of us.
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So then we were leaving and of course to pay the bill....£30 odds I nearly gagged when she said this, take £5 off for two cokes (which were a bit flat) but that i feel was still way to much for what we eat /didn't eat.
Were not really all that fussy about food or food snobs by any means but the stuff here just didn't do it for us at all. There were a couple of tables with Chinese folk eating the fondue which i would say that really this restaurant caters for.
I think FEAST have tried to compete with the far superior World Buffet just along the street, but fail miserably which is sad as it used to be a very good chinese buffet not that long ago.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
glasgow, scotland
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“NOT a world buffet!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I was looking forward to trying this world buffet as it promised more variety than the other one down the road. Unfortunately we were sorely disappointed.

I used to come to this restaurant when it was a Chinese buffet, and it seems to have remained that with a couple of extra dishes on the side. It was very busy when we went - Saturday lunch time - but huge sections of the buffet were empty. There was no Japanese food. There was no Mexican food. There was a chicken korma which tasted like chicken in white sauce. There were 2 pastas which were bland and unappetising. The Chinese food was good - fairly standard for a Chinese buffet - but they made some unforgivable mistakes, e.g. advertising a noodle dish as vegetarian when it had chicken in it, and advertising seafood as chicken.

I was also surprised that they did not replenish the dishes very often. When we arrived there were a few spoonfuls of rice left and the rice was hard and brittle, so it must have been sitting out for quite a while. There was no boiled rice but when I asked a member of staff he offered to bring me some.

The desserts were typical for a Chinese buffet and they had a wide variety. The ice cream in the ice cream machine was melted liquid.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a Chinese buffet then this place is still fine. However if you are expecting a world buffet then don't go here. Next time I will be sticking with the world buffet down the road.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great choice.......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

As strangers to the city, went here on a cold, wet Saturday afternoon for a late lunch and what a great choice! The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. The place is bright and clean. The choice of food was wide, varied and should suit most palates....even awkward teens or children. Unlike other similar places I have visited, the food was HOT, replaced frequently and really tempting to the eye. The drinks menu was good too. We ended up eating (and enjoying) far more than planned. Very reasonably priced with reductions for seniors. Give it a try!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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