OK, this is where you make your money back.
Think of all the times you've been to some high-faluting restaurant and been charged £26 for what is, essentially, an omelette. OK, it may have had a truffle waved over the top of it but it still tasted, decidedly, omelette-like.
Well, prepare to redress the balance. The all-you-can-eat restaurant gives you the chance to eat your bodyweight for a fixed price. They may give you a small plate (which will require multiple reloads) and the staff may glare at you like you're taking food from their children's mouths (in some instances this may actually be the case) but who cares... it's time to get some value.
Shepherds Bush Green W12 8PPRegion:
Shepherd's BushNearest Station:
Shepherd's Bush (Central)
Now that Westfield has arrived in Shepherds Bush the old West 12 shopping centre is overlooked, but Aroma’s Chinese buffet menu is still excellent value. Lunch starts from £6.80 and dinner from £12.50.
12 - 14 Heddon Street W1B 4DARegion:
Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles)
Though not strictly an all you can eat restaurant, at Tibits you help yourself to a variety of hot and cold vegetarian dishes from the buffet, piling your plate as high as you like and paying according to the weight. Some of the more experimental dishes don’t quite work – like the pineapple tiramisu – but it’s mostly very good.
- OUR REVIEW 8/10
Hi Sushi Salsa
3A Camden Lock NW1 7BYRegion:
Primrose HillNearest Station:
Camden Town (0.2 miles)
Fusing Latin and Japanese flavours has proved very popular at this Camden Lock eatery, as it’s buzzing most nights of the week. The music is loud and you sit at sunken tables - £16 will get you limitless sushi and sashimi.
8 Caledonia Street N1 9DZRegion:
King's Cross St. Pancras
Chefs prepare food in the island-kitchen in the centre of the dining room, and the menu offers a curious mix of Italian, Thai, Indian and Chinese. The best bit is the Wok Station, where you choose your ingredients for them to be cooked to your specifications. Prices start from £8.99 for lunch and £14.99 for dinner.
111 Westbourne Grove W2 4UWRegion:
Bayswater (0.3 miles)
London’s original Brazilian churrascaria operates the traditional way; staff will continue to bring various grilled meats to your table (sausages, beef, pork, chicken, ribs) till you flip your card from green to red, alerting the waiters to the fact that you’re stuffed. Prices start from around a tenner for lunch, and vegetarian choices are also available.
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- USERS 6/10
127 Clapham High Street Clapham SW4 7SSRegion:
As the name suggests you’ll find all manner of breads here, and you can help yourself to as much as you like (and even toast it yourself) for £6.50. Full English breakfasts and brunches are also on offer, with free bread refills.
Kendal Avenue W3 0PARegion:
Park Royal (0.1 miles)
Family-friendly, with two karaoke rooms and over 60 dishes to choose from, this Chinese restaurant in Park Royal’s Leisure Park continues to go strong. Lunch starts from £6.50, dinner from £12.50.
28 Wardour Street W1D 6QNRegion:
Piccadilly Circus (0.1 miles)
This chain of Chinese restaurants is absurdly cheap, but if you’re looking for attentive service and haute cuisine steer clear. If on the other hand you like the sound of spending around £6 on limitless portions of stodgy pork balls, sweet and sour, and chicken satay, you won’t be disappointed.
117 Finchley Road NW3 6HYRegion:
Swiss CottageNearest Station:
Tara Tari offer popular dishes from around the world such as sushi, chilli con carne and peri peri chicken, but their Indian selection is the best. The dinner buffet starts from £13.95.
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- OUR REVIEW 7/10
- USERS 5/10
1 Hamilton Place W1J 7QYRegion:
Hyde Park Corner (0.2 miles)
If you're looking for a luxury buffet look no further than the Cookbook Cafe, where for £49 a head you get limitless helpings from the cold buffet, egg station and dessert counter, as well as a selection of hot food to share and unlimited bellinis and/or sparkling wine. Weekend brunch only.
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- OUR REVIEW 9/10