No 1 Oriental Buffet Restaurant
UPDATE- this place has now closed down- not sure if has re-opened under a new name - will investigate!
This venue has been open for about a year, and I'd heard lots of people raving about it.
For a set price, you can eat as much as you want. ( Prices change according to times and days of the week)
So, on a Saturday night I found myself , with a group of friends, ready to experience the buffet.
Outside, it looked promising, but as we were shown to a table, it felt like we'd walked into a school canteen. Rows of tables and chairs, packed with groups of teenagers, and family groups with children of all ages. The rooms are large, and quite sparcely decorated, so the decibal level of chatter, cutlery, chairs scraping, and children running around etc was quite high!
The food is acceptable, and there's plenty of variety, and a quick turnover. The staff are efficient, quickly on hand to whisk your plates away, but we did have some wrong/missed drinks from our order.
Quite entertaining, watching people trying to cram as much as they could onto their plates!
Afraid it seems to be a British trait, wherever theres a set price meal/buffet .
Unique Suggestions: Perhaps I'm not being entirely fair about this place. For families out with children, its probably a better /cheaper alternative to Mc D's etc, and it's good to see children trying different types of food.
Since opening, there is at least one other chinese buffet place , and I've heard that an Indian buffet, run on similar lines is due to open in Attercliffe, so it looks like there will be more to follow.
Perhaps its better to go midweek, when it might be less crowded.
Centre of Town, trams stop outside. Buses nearby.
About 10 mins from Bus/Train station.
Opposite Ponds Forge leisure centre.
Fun Alternatives: Personally, I prefer to eat in a less hectic, more comfortable environment. There are quite a few Chinese restaurants around Sheffield, ranging in cuisine and price range.
The Zing Va, and Golden Dragon, are well established in the city centre. Candy Town, can be variable in its atmosphere.
Sheffields 'China Town' is on and around London Road, where there's a good supermarket if you want to cook your own chinese meal, or there are a few new Chinese 'Hot Pot' venues.
Not a restaurant, but a cafe is the Tin Po Dragon cafe, I've not been to the new place, its recently crossed to the other side of London Road, but for cheap, good food, its a must do!! Usually packed out with members of the local chinese community. Opens at lunch time.
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