Dining out as a group presents the same aged old dilemma, how do you solve a problem like catering to everyone’s taste? Red Hot World Buffet proved they can offer an extensive variety of well made dishes originating from all around the globe. With Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Classic American, Italian, and the traditional British carvery, to name but a few of the mouth-watering delights available, there’s something for even the fussiest eater.
Unlike the traditional buffet style, we were introduced to new age buffet; the live station approach. Main meals and desserts were cooked fresh to order, so we could dictate how our meals were cooked – ideal for someone with allergies or a phobia food. With food rivalling a la carte restaurants we couldn’t have felt further away from the classic buffet experience, and it wasn’t just the quality of the food that had us giving rave reviews; the cocktails were equally impressive. With classics like Long Island Ice Tea at £4.99, Red Hot’s cocktails are not only competitive in quality but also price.
As with all buffet style restaurants, the contact with our waitress was somewhat limited, and unfortunately this meant things like ordering a second round of drinks became a fine art. However, staff were very friendly and welcoming despite the very busy atmosphere. Booking is definitely recommended, as we visited the restaurant on a Tuesday night, and even then people were being turned away with a twenty five minute wait.
From walking through the beautifully polished doors you are greeted with a mock airport décor, which is sure to set off the excitement jitters, and rightly so. With the entire restaurant finished with a modern, clean, professional look, there couldn’t be a better place for big groups (and even small) dining out for a treat. At £14 per person for the evening sitting, (20% student discount soon to be introduced), it may not be the cheapest buffet style restaurant but it is certainly worth a visit.
Stephanie Jade Sleaford