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“Amazing food, especially the dessert aisle!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Hot World Buffet and Bar

Red Hot World Buffet and Bar
Ranked #881 of 1,210 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: $9 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Sit down to a tantalising selection of authentic, freshly-made food, selected from a range of the world's most popular cuisines. Red Hot World Buffet Cardiff lets you choose your own eclectic eating experience.In a prime spot at the bustling St David's Shopping Centre, the restaurant is an ideal place to unwind after a spot of retail therapy, or before a game or concert at the world-class Millennium Stadium.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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“Amazing food, especially the dessert aisle!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

It's seriously like a Food Heaven. It's an all-you-can-eat restaurant, and you can choose from the following cuisines: Italian, British, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Mediterranean, and American. Obviously you can mix and match as much as you want to, and your starters, main courses and desserts are all included in the price. I'm not usually a fan of all-you-can-eat places as the food quite often isn't of a high quality, but in Red Hot World Buffet everything always tastes really good. The various tureens are constantly replenished, and there's a huge variety of choice for everyone. There's plenty for vegetarians to eat too, so no one should feel as if they have a limited choice.

The service is always good, and you can guarantee that your plate will be taken away as soon as you've finished your last bite. Staff can be quite slow to serve drinks and to bring the final bill, but I don't think this is a big issue as the restaurant is always busy so the staff are usually rushed off their feet.

There are actually two aisles full of desserts. They have loads of ice cream, waffles, pancakes, sweets, sauces, cakes, crumbles, mousses, fruit, pavlova, and a load of other things which escape my mind for the time being.

Great :)

Visited February 2013
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“Luke warm food, Luke warm desserts!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

I went with my girlfriend on a Monday night we had to wait 20 minutes for a coke and finally got it after asking for it 3 times! It was not even overly busy. We went up for food and got some pizza that could have come from Iceland and some Luke warm chicken wings that where dry and inedible. The currys all had the same generic taste and funnily enough shared the same generic taste as the spaghetti Bolognese! The staff all seemed to be miserable and very unattentive. Over all a bad experience and not value for money. And don't get me started on what they tried to pass off as desserts! Avoid at all costs

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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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“Just gets worse every time I'm there!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Had to wait ages for a table that was reserved weeks in advance.
We were cattled upstairs which meant we had to walk up and down stairs with plates of food- in heels this is just not a great idea.
Waiters took ages to get an order for drinks.
Food has gone very poor-most dishes hardly warm!

I will not be going here again and I would recommend anyone here. Ever!

Visited February 2013
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Went there wiv my family be 4 Xmas and loved it x really nice food lots of choices for all ages I would love to go back so don't listen to all the awful revueiws it is loverly there!xxxx

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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“Cheap and Plentiful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Great value for money, food was mostly excellent. Very good value for money if you want to eat lots!
Clean and staff were helpful.
Additional drinks were a reasonable price too considering city centre location.

Visited February 2013
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