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111 Portland Street | Manchester City Centre, Manchester M1 6DN, England
+44 161 228 3388
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here after the Casino on Saturday. Four of us with Drinks for around £50. Good choice and very fresh. Still adding dishes when it was close to closing. You see lots of Asian / Chinese people who use this which is always a good sign

Thank Geoff D
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Buffet City is probably the cheapest buffet I've been to in town. As a student I get a 10 percent discount as well. Food is pretty basic and it's literally the minimum you'd expect to get from a typical buffet. The little assorted cakes/sweets in the desserts section are something that you can get in cheap supermarkets like Aldi or... More 

Thank Maggie H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good,staff where friendly,just seemed like their was not a lot of choice in food,strangely their was no pancake shredded duck,but what food was available was of good quality,it wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst

Thank dwm87
Durham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we're in Manchester we always go to the Buffet City for a Chinese meal. It's nothing glamorous but the food in good, reasonably priced, plenty of it and there's plenty of choice.

Thank schrodinger56
Consett, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a sunday. Very friendly careing staff. The selection of food and puddings surprised us for the £9.50. We had a good leisurely evening meal. Would come again if in town.

Thank divaGateshead
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday afternoon. Was very busy and a bit hectic, I guess what you'd expect really Good food but I didn't feel the same choice or quality as somewhere like the Real China at Salford Quays Plus drinks were charged for individually rather than 'bottomless' like the aforementioned Probably wouldn't visit again as there are other buffets and... More 

Thank Iain K
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here many times over the years and have gladly returned..but we have been surely disappointed with our visit this time..we felt that the standard of food has deteriorated..the quality was not up to standard..the ribs were more fatty than meat..the food was very greasy..not impressed at all..we thought it was a case of bums on seats and profit rather... More 

Thank Helen Lynne W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This was our 2nd visit to this place. It is your typical chinese buffet food - nothing special but tasty and good for a quick bite to eat of in the area, It is probably not worth going out of your way to go here as there are so many others in the area of similar or better quality and... More 

Thank jampam1973
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

First visit to Buffet City and I really enjoyed the food and for those that love the sweet trolley well what a choice you have. I have never come across such a choice. Alright this is not fine dining guys but the choice and price is difficult to match. Like all Chinese buffet places it is not the best quality... More 

Thank Primmer0
Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

A very good buffet indeed. Wide selection of hot and tasty food. Good, although distinctly non Chinese (tiramisu??!) desserts. For 'senior citizens' on Monday evenings it's £8.95.......stands to reason you're not going to get 'haute cuisine' for that. Not the place for a special dinner with your loved one! but for a cheap tasty refuel it's good, certainly amongst the... More 

Thank Tim W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Portland Street | Manchester City Centre, Manchester M1 6DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 228 3388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?