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“Excellent value buffet with great choice of food.”
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The Magic Bowl
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Highly recommend the all you can eat buffet for value and a great opportunity to try all sorts of really good food. Friendly service, nice and clean environment.

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Thank swindonchik
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

we arrived at 6.15 to find the restaurent empty but was greeted with a very friendly member of staff who told us the buffet would be ready in 10min and showed us the drinks menu,while we waited I could see the food being put in the buffet area and you could see how hot the food was
and the detail put into the presentation, We where told to help ourselfs but to be aware that the serving area was hot, The food was excellent and very tasty (the plates are small but you just keep going back)and a good selection was available, Do not be put off by the outside or its location because the food is the best we have tasted and we will certainly be returning on our next trip to paignton.

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Thank j5301
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

We didn't have a reservation but they fitted us in. The All you can eat buffet was plentiful and very tasty. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the food.

Thank StevieS1961
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went to magic bowl for a work party the other night after one of the lads had a takeaway from there previously and highly recommend it. When we got there we had a really nice warm welcome from the staff and were shown to a table for 8 which was already laid up. While we sat down we were given the drinks menu which had everything on it from mango juice to brandy. as we ordered the drinks we noticed that the buffet food was being cooked fresh and served piping hot wich is always a bonus. The restaurant is very clean and tidy and the staff are very helpful and friendly plus the food is excellent and tates fantastic. There is loads of choice and everyone is catered for, there is plenty of choice of desserts including fresh fruit salad cheesecake and ice cream. We were very shocked how cheap the bill was considering 8 of us all had the all you can eat buffet and about 3 pints each. All in all an excellent night tasty food and great value too. I personally will be using the home delivery service on a weekly basis and will definitely be back to the restaurant when I can.

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1  Thank Poolaabear
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

As we walked through the door we were greeted by Cindy and immediately noticed the change to the decor, lovely warm, friendly, atmosphere. Mark came to our table to explain the buffet. This is a new addition to the restaurant, and we highly recommend trying the buffet. The bain marie is a modern unit, small bins, which means they are constantly being emptied and filled with fresh food. Lovely selection and constantly changing throughout the meal. Good selection of starters, aromatic duck rolls, were crunchy but not greasy, barbecue chicken wings, salt and chilli king prawns, so tasty, more than happy just to eat the starters. Good selection of very tasty main dishes; chicken and plum sauce, beef and green peppers all well worth a go. Our eye caught a glass bowl of fortune cookies, and the fun began, we had a good laugh reading our notes. The table next to us joined in with the fun. Great time had by all, and would recommend a visit, Lovely evening to end a rather cold Sunday.

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1  Thank PatC17
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