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“1st and last”

Red Hot World Buffet and Bar
Ranked #996 of 1,856 Restaurants in Leeds
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Sit down to a tantalising selection of authentic, freshly-made food, selected from a range of the world's most popular cuisines. Located in bustling retail centre The Light, Red Hot World Buffet Leeds lets you choose your own eclectic eating experience.Whether you're popping in after a shopping spree at Trinity, making your way to see a play at the Grand Theatre or off to see Leeds United play, Red Hot is the perfect place to go and see all of your dining needs satisfied.
Leeds England
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“1st and last”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

On a trip into Leeds we decided we would try the world buffet as we couldn't decide on what we wanted to eat. On entering the restaurant it is like an airliner. You are shown to your table and told when your table is available to. I think you are given about an hour and a half. That is to stop the greedy devils sitting there for hours stuffing their fat little faces. Brilliant idea!! The restaurant is huge and in my mind far too big as the food on offer was sat waiting to be chosen so by the time we got to our table which was the other side, it was nearly cold. The restaurant or should I say, where we were sat, was a very cold corner and I was glad to get my coat and scarf back on. All the food on offer is very mediocre. Typical buffet grub.
The choice is English, roast meat, Yorkshire puddings and veg. Italian, pasta and pizza's. Indian, onion bahji's samosa's and 3 curry type dishes. Tex mex but there was only some corn on the cobs .Chinese, with sweet and sour chicken and 2 other dishes. The desserts seemed to me to be the best choices especially the chocolate fountain.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank 1Lesley
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Unique Experience But Dire Service”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

The concept is great but the layout of the buffet is a bit strange, its like a lot of design went into the reception and entrance but none into the buffet or seating areas.

Food is nicely presented, some of it is nice but so e is quite bland. Portions are small although you can keep going back.

The restaurant itself is very crammed andwe felt very rushed by staff who allowed a strict 90 minutes only.

Service is non existent yet they take the liberty of adding a service charge on; what for? The staff we dealt with also spoke VERY poor English.

Unique for one visit, but I wont be rushing back.

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1 Thank chris0241
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Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Overall reasonably good buffet”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

I am not the best in the world for reviewing buffets, as I tend to think it is the worst form of dining ever invented. I hate the idea of leaving food out for long periods with other diners coughing sneezing on and touching the food I am about to eat. However I was coaxed to the branch in Leeds by a friend, and ended having a reasonably good meal.
Many different options, with lots of different Indian selections, and some choices cooked fresh to order in front of you, which was a big plus.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank PHoenix242
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very Rude Staff”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Me and my partner went for a meal here, the food was OK for what you pay. The staff were rude and unattentive.

When we walked in I went and asked a lady if they had a table for 2, she said not at the minute but if we waited there might be. They didn't take any names, so people who came in after us were seated first and it was only when I went and asked if they needed to take my name as I had been waiting 25 mins, they said that the table was ready. When we went down to the buffet there was a lot of free tables so not really sure what the wait was about!!

We were seated in a corner and not once did any staff come to ask us if we wanted drinks, I had to get up and go and find staff because even when I tried to catch a waitresses eye she carried on walking passed us. When it was time for the bill, I had to get up again and go to the staff to ask for the bill because no matter how many times I tried to catch a member of staffs eye they carried on walking!!!!

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Becky T
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A really good idea, that could be better!”
Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

I have been before on a busy Saturday evening and it was too crowded! The second time, I went on a Monday evening where it was less busy and a calm atmosphere.

We were greeted by unhappy staff who showed us to our table. After asking if we could move table closer to the buffet, we were rudely refused. Then the waiter left us and we were unsure what to do and were without drinks.

As a waitress myself, I always like to ask if the customer has been before and if then explain it to them so they know what to do. However we were left to find out for ourselves.

The food was good, wide variety and tasty dishes and a good choice of desserts.

I just felt let down by the service as all but one waiter seemed happy to be there. Everyone was miserable and it made it uncomfortable for me to ask for something.

Customer service is key and would definitely improve a customers experience if the staff were friendly.

The place is great and a really good idea, I would recommend anyone to try it. Maybe the staff are just miserable on Mondays

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1 Thank cb-xxxx
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