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“Origin(al) idea but very poor in practice”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Origin 7 - CLOSED

Origin 7
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating
Orpington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Origin(al) idea but very poor in practice”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

One restaurant over 4 floors with a different cuisine on each floor sounds like a good idea. However, in practice it meant cold food by the time you got back to your table and, if you were visiting a different floor it could be a wasted trip if what you wanted was all gone.

Most of the food was dried out or just not nice. They didn't even have plain rice on the Indian floor - only fancy stuff. Some of it was incredibly spicy. All in all, we didn't enjoy it at all. At nearly £13 a head and with expensive soft drinks, we'll certainly never go there again.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Leonie M
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A great place...to be a vegetarian.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Chicken undercooked and rubbery. Duck dried out and bland noodles. Avoid. I'm surprised I didn't spend the night after getting acquainted with my bathroom.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank EmmaTheHungry
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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

On a busy bank holiday weekend we opted to visit Origin 7 for an all you can eat buffet. We should have been warned that whilst Red Hot Buffet, Cosmo, Chaiphraya etc were all fully booked, Origin 7 was almost completely empty. The middle floor (salads and Italian) was average, the top floor was awful (food laid out under cling film, a tepid BBQ, limp noodle dishes) and the bottom floor mediocre (Chinese). The food was bland, cold and of poor quality. We won't be returning.

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1 Thank HettyHug
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“shocking”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

The service was terrible, food was shocking. A lot of the food was cold. The sushi was unfrigerated, which is terrible from a restaurant.

Visited April 2014
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Thank DB1991
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York, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

After watching the cinema; felt hungry and saw this eat all you can restaurant just opposite to the vue light cinema; went in about 415 pm nearly over the lunch buffet for only £7.95 for each, glad we made on time before 5 pm and 15% off if yiu show them your cinema ticket. We only paid £29+. Staffs were pleasant and friendly. Unique display of food, it was set up in different choices of menu together in one table indian, chinese in a other, sushi/ salads and desserts on the other. Foods are of great flavors! Definitely recommend! Will come back again next time

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Richelle1574
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