hometown foodworld: Not worth visiting
Hometown Foodworld Is a restaurant which specialises in a "world buffet" - Chinese, British, Italian, Mexican and British. However the food just lies in the containers all day long and dries out. The food then becomes rock solid and not edible. The food itself is not of real Chinese, Italian or Mexican standard. I can judge this as I eat regularly in restaurants nationally and internationally. The noodles they sell is actually Spagetti made in an OXO cube style sauce/gravy. This is not the quality of food I would like to pay for in a restaurant. In the Paisley Restaurant, the general atmosphere is not welcoming as there is blaring trance music with 1 other table max. The staff themselves come across as untrained and very nervous to approach - most likely due to a language barrier.
Favorite Dish: To be fair I did not enjoy any of the dishes, so therefore do not have much to review in this section.
CAFE INDIA: AWESOME INDIAN FOOD!
An amazing find in Paisley and a true culinary jewel. The finest Indian food I have ever eaten, in one of the finest settings for a restaurant. High end look, feel, and service, but at reasonable prices. Classy setting, but tired bacpackers are welcomed along with tuxedo clad arts enthusiasts. Perfect for a date with a special person, or for the whole family! All traditional Indian offerings are here, but a creative and innovative Chef/Owner has his own creations as well-modern and delicious takes on traditional meals. Everything's expensive for Americans in the UK right now, but this was the best value I have found on my many trips there.
Favorite Dish: I opted for one of the Chef's specialties, a spiced Shrimp Korma. While spicing up a Korma is a "no no" to many, I loved it. Our naan was larger than a trash can lid and perfectly prepared!
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Palace Royale: Chinatown, Moss Street ?
Palace Royale serves Cantonese and Peking cuisine - it is upstairs of this noodle bar on Moss Street. It is right next to a competitor on Moss Street, and there is another take away besides. 75 metres away opn the corner of Gilmour Street are a further two Chinese restaurants - wonder if they will all last ?
Favorite Dish: A 4-course all you can eat £6.50 lunch time buffet offers outstanding value, there is also an evening buffet and a la carte options
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Kwok Brasserie: Best value at lunch time
Very friendly but often stretched staff, a great place for people watching if you ask for a seat by the window.
4+ course buffet lunch six days a week for £5.50 is the most outstanding value in the town at the moment. Works slightly differently to the usual buffet format :
1) Order from choice of 2 chicken soups
2) Help yourself to starters including satay chicken, garlic pepper and mushroom, prawn toast, spring rolls, vegetarian sushi (wasabi available)
3) Order as many dishes from a choice of about 15 as you like, as well as rice or noodles. Usually start with 1 or 2 but you will be offered more (not asked for a 3rd so far!)
4) Help yourself to the sweet trolley
5) You're on your own rolling down that hill............!
Favorite Dish: Shredded Chilli Chicken and Beef & Tomato (with noodles) is my current favourite 'double' also enjoy Tsing Tao Chinese bottled beer and Tennents (Scottish) and Kirin (Japanese) draught lagers.
Beers are more expensive than pub prices, as is the waitress-served norm.
Live jazz one night a week !
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