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Pig out on a budget!
Preview Buffet Bar (Bristol)
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Preview Buffet Bar (Bristol)
Advantages: Nice food, nice surroundings and good staff
Disadvantages: Not loads of choice, certain things don't get replaced quick enough
When it comes to eating it out it's one of my favourite things to do especially when I'm holiday which I'm now back from! I went on holiday with my buddy Liz in a caravan all over New Year and way beyond to stay near my best mate and her family who run a pub and the only reason we couldn't stay there was because we had four dogs in tow with us!
Anyway I digress.... her 14 year old daughter wanted to go shopping and came up with dragging us to Cribbs Causeway shopping centre and when we got there we were hugely surprised how big it was and fast got stuck into mooching around at the January sales. After a few hours past we were hungry and little Miss C (my friends daughter) said she wanted to go here and as my mate Liz is Vegetarian we thought there would be decent foody choices here for her as she got sick of eating rubbish whilst away lol!
Where It Is:
Tel: 0117 959 8282
Mid Week Daytime £5.95
Mid Week Evening £7.95
Weekends & Bank Holidays £9.95
Children Under 10 Years £4.95
Unlimited Soft Drink £1.95
Open from 11.30am till late!
The Restaurant Itself:
Very large, open and airy with pot plants scattered, wooden floors and an extensive bar as you walk in. You pay here before you go get yourself seated and as we went in the evening we paid £7.95 each and actually did buy a glass to 'top up' with free pop as we went along type of thing.
You choose your seating area yourself and we had a choice of where we wanted to sit at different shaped and sized tables and got a window seat with plenty of room!
All you do then is help yourself to as much (or as little food as you wish) when you want to of course.
The resteraunt had a bit of pop music playing gently in the background that wasn't at all intrusive and although staff (who were smartly dressed) did clear the table for us regularly I never seen any personally which meant we were left in total peace and not one bit hounded!
There were four food areas all conected to the top of the resteraunt and all you do is grab a plate and cutlery and get stuck in! The first 'bar' was salads and pastas and had a really decent choice there! Bread rolls and butter were freshly put out often during our visit and the salad and vegetables were crisp and really fresh. Also the pastas were tasty and my mate the Veggie was incredibly pleased and loved the potato salad and also at that section there were a lot of sauces to choose from such as thousand island and blue sauce to 'pep' up meal choices!
The next bar had battered fish, hand baked pizzas, burgers, chips and sausages on it. Again accompaniments were there to turn these things into hot dog rolls etc and we all particularly loved the pizza slices as there were many different types to choose from (again a veggie option was there!). There was also Chinese food but not many options here but enough really to get by. Sweet and sour chicken, mushroom something and something Vegetarian, Chinese chicken curry and rice and noodles were there, all hot, fresh and tasty and it was lovely to be able to mix and match foods up and eat what I wanted when I wanted!
Usually I'm so stuffed I don't bother with desserts but boy did I stuff myself here big time. Little Miss C went for chocolate cake and sweets such as jelly beans, me I ate plates of carrot cake and Liz liked some sort of Eaton mess! We never wanted to leave!
The toilets were all mega clean and smelt fresh and of course there is a disabled loo open at all times. The menu although not all that extensive did cater for all types of palettes and was topped up regularly however the desserts were not which meant if anything had ran out that was your lot.
The resteraunt is clean and really tidy, the staff are polite but not invasive and I do like that fact that it is a big restaurant and your not sat on top of other people feeling uncomfortable.
We enjoyed our time here and feel it's a great place to bring kids to but equally at night with a cocktail list (and a reasonable priced one at that) it is also great for adult get togethers.
I would visit here again with no problems though as I stated earlier I would like to see a few more interesting food choices on the menu!
Summary: Nice enough for the price!