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“Great Chinese Buffett restaurant at the Festival Leisure Centre”
Review of Aroma

Aroma
Ranked #10 of 143 Restaurants in Basildon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Excellent choice of beautiful Chinese food.

Friendly staff and reasonably priced.

Have tried many other Chinese buffet restaurants in the past, but Aroma always comes out on top.

We don't live local but happy to travel to Basildon for a great meal.

We tend to alternate between the Moza Indian and Aroma Chinese !!!


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2  Thank Knight30
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Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

We have been to aroma a few times and the food is always really good-yes it's noisy and there are kids running around but it's a buffet not posh nosh. The waiting staff are always happy and friendly and go out their way to make sure you are too. We love this place definatley our favourite Chinese place to eat out.

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1  Thank Essexvix
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Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Always nice choice of food tastes and cheap not best Chinese I have been to but value for money. Very good for work lunches and catching up with a big group of people

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Thank Beckiejayneking
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

These buffet style restaurants are great for trying lots of different things at once but never have I found such a fantastic raw selection of food for the wok and grill. They had big prawns and the most tender beef, both of which is so much lower in calories than the sugary sweet and sour (also very delicious) and the battered food on offer making for a possible guilt free experience whilst still pleasing the family with the traditional range of their favourites. The fairly newly installed ice cream machine was a big hit with the children.

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1  Thank lindsay l
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

This Chinese buffet restaurant is inside the entrance to the cinema on Basildon Fesival Leisure (follow the brown road signs!) and is exactly what I expected; an "all you can eat" buffet meal at a fixed price, dependant not only on the time of day, but also day of the week. The clue is in the location, the place is bound to be full of families when it's a wekend or school hols! IT'S NEXT TO THE CINEMA, use some common sense and don't go there for a quiet romantic meal when the latest Disney blockbuster has just been released and the kids are off school!
However, you get what you pay for, there is ample selection, it's good quality and the drinks prices are reasonable, and there's a licenced bar. The place is clean, tidy and the staff seem to work non-stop. Good value for money, and despite the title of this review, I didn't need a bigger plate, I just used the same plate twice! And the desert bowl, lovely little profiteroles!!

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Thank John B
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