Our favourite all-you-can-eat restaurants

Stock up at London's best All You Can Eat restaurants...

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.

Aroma W12
Shepherds Bush Green W12 8PP
Region: Shepherd's Bush
Nearest Station: Shepherd's Bush (Central)

AIL Says: 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.

Indian Veg
92-93 Chapel Market N1 9EX
Region: Islington
Nearest Station: Angel (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: This BYO vege haven is a safe space vegetarians, vegans, private parties and non-dairy lassis-lovers.

  • USERS 9/10
Hi Sushi Salsa
3A Camden Lock NW1 7BY
Region: Primrose Hill
Nearest Station: Camden Town (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • USERS 7/10
Kitchin N1
8 Caledonia Street N1 9DZ
Region: Islington
Nearest Station: King's Cross St. Pancras (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • USERS 10/10
Rodizio Rico
111 Westbourne Grove W2 4UW
Region: Bayswater
Nearest Station: Bayswater (0.3 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • USERS 6/10
Breads Etc
127 Clapham High Street Clapham SW4 7SS
Region: Clapham
Nearest Station: Clapham Common

AIL Says: 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.

  • USERS 1/10
Dragon King
Kendal Avenue W3 0PA
Region: Acton
Nearest Station: Park Royal (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • USERS 5/10
Mr Wu
28 Wardour Street W1D 6QN
Region: Soho
Nearest Station: Piccadilly Circus (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • USERS 7/10
Tara Tari
117 Finchley Road NW3 6HY
Region: Swiss Cottage
Nearest Station: Swiss Cottage

AIL Says: 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.

  • OUR REVIEW 7/10
  • USERS 5/10
Cookbook Cafe
1 Hamilton Place W1J 7QY
Region: Mayfair
Nearest Station: Hyde Park Corner (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • OUR REVIEW 9/10

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