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A Chinese buffet meal offers a great cheap-eats option when you’re in and around London. Here’s our pick of London’s top 10 all-you-can-eat Chinese and Oriental restaurants.
1. Mr Wu
A chain of Chinese Buffet restaurants dotted around Chinatown, at Mr Wu Chinese Restaurant, MW Buffet and Little Wu you can eat as much as you like from as little as £5.95, £8.95 and £6.95 respectively (plus service charge).
2. Max Orient Camden
With its distinctive Chinese Dragon frontage, Camden stalwart Max Orient is hugely popular with hungry tourists in need of all-you-can eat fodder. You’ll find all the usual Chinese and oriental buffet dishes here for a fixed price of £7.80 per person.
3. China Buffet
A cheap and cheerful buffet restaurant in London’s Chinatown just off Leicester Square, China Buffet is smaller and therefore feels a bit less hectic than some of the area’s other buffet restaurants. China Buffet has a good selection of fresh Chinese meals for a fixed price.
4. Hungry Yeti, Ealing
Hungry Yeti is a popular oriental buffet restaurant in Ealing offering more than 60 dishes from cuisines including Chinese, Indian, Nepalese, Singaporean, Thai and Malaysian. Step in here for staples such as sweet & sour chicken, samosas and stir fries. www.hungryyeti.co.uk
5. Aroma Buffet
Aroma Buffet in Shepherd’s Bush offers fixed-price dining (£8.40 per adult) seven days a week. The extensive offering sets out 50 dishes per lunch and 80 per dinner with starters, soups, mains and desserts included. There’s also plenty of vegetarian options.
6. Kitchin N1
At Kitchin N1 you get to watch the chefs prepare the food live from a theatre-island kitchen in the centre of the restaurant. With a diverse mixture of dishes hailing from China, India, Thailand and Italy, you’re sure to find something to delight your tastebuds here.
7. Dragon King
Dragon King is an all-you-can-eat restaurant near the Royal Leisure Park in West London. It offers family-friendly buffet dining for up to 300 people as well as two private Karaoke function rooms. Dishes include Chinese classics such as beef in blackbean sauce, Peking duck and sweet & sour chicken.
8. Hong Kong Buffet
The self-acclaimed “Best Chinese Buffet in Chinatown” at the recently refurbished Hong Kong Buffet offers an ever-changing menu of modern and traditional Chinese dishes with offerings such as sweet & sour pork, tofu with Chinese mushrooms, and stewed beef brisket.
9. JRC Global Buffet, Croydon
As the name suggests, JRC Global offers a huge selection of cuisines from around the world – from China to Spain, Mexico to Japan, India to England and more. London branches include Croydon, Wood Green, Watford and Ilford.
10. Sichuan Folk
For something a bit different, spice it up at Sichuan Folk in Shoreditch. While this is not a traditional buffet, the restaurant does offer a fantastic all-you-can-eat hotpot for £19.80 per person as well as fixed-price one-dish lunches for £6.50 plus free soup of the day.