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Gourmet Buffet

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N1 Centre, Unit 4 | Parkfield Street, London N1 0PS, England
+44 20 7359 8804
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Food was not the best but OK for a 'quick-fix' if in the area. The staff & service were good, apart from a rude & unpleasant manageress, who really should not be dealing with the public with her attitude! Overall, cheap & cheerful-(ish) but there are lots of other choices on Upper St!!

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1 Thank LondonDebbieN
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

My partner and I have eaten here several times over the years usually before a film at the Vue next door. And you know what, the food is fine, great value and there's a good choice and the service is OK too. I recommend this unpretentious and straightforward restaurant ...

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2 Thank NikkiDan2013
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Had been here previously a few years back but don't remember it being so bad. Head up to the Buffet to be met with a series of uninspiring dreary gloop dishes which all look as bad as each other. As I found out they are so loaded with so much MSG your head may go red and pop. Seems to... More 

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Thank massmouth
London
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

I have been a regular here since this restaurant opened and had always found the food exceptionally good for a buffet restaurant. My children loved the place too as they could eat as much, or as little, as they want. The good days seem to have gone now and there has been a definite decline in the standard of food.... More 

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Thank Stevienofish
Perth
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125 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

I was doing some shopping nearby when I decided to enjoy the lovely sunny day by staying out longer and having lunch. Not knowing what to choose I opted for the Gourmet Buffet as this would offer me a range of choices. The price was amazing, at £10.50 and there were enough people to warrant that the food was OK.... More 

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2 Thank Evita2
london
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

After finishing my meal from the hot buffet (food was average & plates were cold)- I decided to have some prawn crackers and soy sauce- I poured some of the soy sauce onto my plate and multiple dead flies came out with it- the manager couldn't care less which shows this has perhaps happened more than once! disgusting restaurant, overpriced... More 

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Thank foodfood123
London, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

We used to be regulars at this place a few years ago before it changed management. In the good old days the food was fresh, the price was £8.50 for the buffet, the staff were great, the place was buzzing with life and atmosphere. And now... it's like a post-apocalyptic shell of a place where prawn crackers go to die.... More 

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1 Thank bimbariccia
York, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

This is the worst named eatery ever. This is as far from gourmet as it is possible to get. The food tastes like reheated Asda value frozen food, left out under a warm light for a number of hours, only touched from time to time to stir the excited bacteria and diseases through the soup to make sure every customer... More 

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1 Thank MPhillips76
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Had the worse Chinese ever in this place, firstly it was full of idiots who piled their plates so high they were leaving nothing for anyone else and the servers couldn't replenish fast enough, I think the fact they can take a bit and go back has escaped their stupid gluttonous brains. Secondly the food was awful, the rice was... More 

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Thank 52MichelleD
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

They've seriously misused the word "gourmet" - either the owner is delusional or doesn't know English. Any buffet place especially Chinese buffet at that, are far from "gourmet". The food is nasty & stale and the attitude from the staff - especially the Chinese ladies is nastier. Waiting 10-15 minutes for the glass of coke we ordered before we sat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N1 Centre, Unit 4 | Parkfield Street, London N1 0PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7359 8804

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?