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Laughing Buddha

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3 Woodgate, Loughborough LE11 2TY, England
+44 1509 236868
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 42
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    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nice

we go here for a buffet sometime, its very clean and the staff are good, food is nice but not huge amount of choice, worth a try though

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
chris m
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we go here for a buffet sometime, its very clean and the staff are good, food is nice but not huge amount of choice, worth a try though

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Thank chris m
Loughborough
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice Sunday Buffet on offer at Laughing Buddha, definitely the best Chinese Sunday buffet in Loughborough. Fresh, hot food and a nice selection including more healthy options. Fresh fruit provided for dessert, alongside cakes, so it's suitable for health-nuts as well! Finally, it is very reasonably priced, meaning great value for money. Recommended!

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Thank dockeppers
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good things are : table looks clean, staff are friendly. bad things are: the staff automatically change our order without asking us; some dishes are a bit salty; the replaced dish that was some kind of tofu and it smells almost gone bad; we wait for long for the dishes.

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Thank Racheal2_p
Quorn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Went as part of a group of four. Surprisingly there was only one other group of three in the restaurant, so service was quick and efficient. We had the combination platter for starters and these were particularly good. All very nice and I'd definitely recommend a visit. Friendly staff.

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Thank MikeySpeight
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

They could not deliver as we live to far for delivery. He offered to run the food out if I honked so I wouldn't have to find parking, which was nice. We ordered Singapore noodles, they were delicious and large portion. Crispy duck was nice and crispy. Ginger beef was not too greasy and very good, my 8 year old... More 

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Thank Sonya186414
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

What a find this restaurant is. Crisp clean flavours. Generous portions and not expensive. We ordered four main courses between four but brought lots home because we couldn't eat it all. We will definitely be back

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2 Thank Paulineripom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at the Laughing Buddha. Tim the owner is clearly very passionate about his food and is excellent front of house. The restaurant is different to the other oriental restaurants in town. Tim's focus is on quality of food and experience whereas others pile it high for minimum cost but sacrifice taste. I've... More 

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1 Thank Mike E
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Just had a takeaway, portion sizes very good but really disappointed in the meals as they had no flavour. House special friend rice was very dry. Won't bother again :(

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Thank Clare N
Horsham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Short walk from premier inn, the food and service was excellent.We were 3 and ordered a set meal for 2 with one extra dish and it was plenty.Food served really well, selection of starters followed by crispy duck and pancakes and then the main dishes, all delicious. Nice white cloths and all round tables, easy for sharing dishes.The lady,possible co... More 

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1 Thank Patricia D
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good range of well cooked Chinese foods that cater to all tastes. Even Veggies have no problem. The owner and his staff are helpful and attentive without being intrusive. Prices are great , parking is easy and there is a good pub next door. Who could ask for anything more?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Woodgate, Loughborough LE11 2TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Loughborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1509 236868

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 29
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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