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“Very disappointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of World Buffet - CLOSED

World Buffet
Price range: $9 - $123
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, European, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Inverness, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Went here in a group of 7 adults and 2 kids for my husbands birthday.
We were looking so forward to it, the food was very bland and tasteless.
The selection was very poor and not much of it. Definitely wouldn't go
back. The sweet selection was very poor as well there was a fruit salad that had cream floating in it and a trifle with no cream on it and an cream machine. The seating an restaurant it's self is lovely shame about the food.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Eyemouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
322 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“not the best”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

welcome was great as were the staff, but cash only, "credit card machine broken" could have been embarrassing, the place is new, but cold and soulless sadly, a huge place with few tables taken, sadly the food was poor at best, small selection and frankly uninspiring, and what was on offer was mediocre in quality, shame as the idea is good, I will not be back

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank robv12
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Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good price who could dare complain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

More starters needed but food was of reasonable standard for price paid.
Service was good a good mixof dishes
my only let down was deserts.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank oaponabudget
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WorldBuffet123, Public Relations Manager at World Buffet, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thanks for eating with us we are currently adding more food to our menu. we hope we can come in and try our new desserts soon :)
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Inverness
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Friday night dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

On arrival staff very helpful but no debit cards taken as "machine not working" so cash only it is. You have the choice of Indian,Thai ,European and Italian well I never saw any Thai but the Indian curry's were very nice the Italian section was 2dried up pizza's the European section had plenty to choose from but it really looked like it had sat there days!! The starters all 4 of them were very nice the desserts were a let down jelly,very runny trifle,a non homemade cheesecake and couple of other things but kids did like whippy ice cream all in all would I go back possibly not

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Thank Golfplus07
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Terrible. Avoid.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

A shameful misrepresentation of any of the foods from the countries on offer.

Bland, tasteless stodgy crap poorly prepared and presented.

No wonder they make you pay before you eat it!

If you really want this kind of thing in the city then Jimmy Chungs is better than this at least.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BJWhyte
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