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RED HOT BUFFET, NOT THAT RED HOT.
Red Hot World Buffet & Bar (Liverpool)
Member Name: emmie_louise_g
Red Hot World Buffet & Bar (Liverpool)
Advantages: EXCELLENT PRICES!
Disadvantages: if you refer to the menu on website you will be disappointed :(
I recently decided to try Red Hot Buffet when I met up with a friend for lunch, we figured this would be ideal as we are both so indecisive and at £7.99 per head (in the week) who can complain?
It was pretty busy when we arrived so we were asked to wait in the upstairs bar areas for 15 minutes, after about 5 minutes we were told there was a table ready. The table we were given was upstairs, which we didn't mind so much but it would have been nice to be consulted first. We were quickly asked what we would like to drink, we went for the cheapest pink wine! It was around £13 for a bottle of rose.
We headed downstairs to the buffet and started on salads and oriental starters spring rolls etc. Some of the salads were delicious, especially a broccoli and cream cheese one.
After a few hours of catching up and a fair few trips to the buffet, we had managed to sample food from around the globe. Nothing stands out to me as being amazing, but it was a buffet after all. The price included deserts which was supposed to included flambeed fruit, but we didn't see that! We opted for some jelly sweets and a slice of cheesecake, which was bland to say the least, it didn't actually taste of anything at all! After we had paid we sneaked back for a few handfuls of the jelly sweets to take with us!
The website boasts of 'live stations' where you can have fresh pasta and noodles prepared by a chef, we didn't notice much of that going on, but we were fine with the selections on offer.
For a full range buffet and dessert I think you cannot complain due to the reasonable price, not sure I will be rushing back there but it was the ideal location to take our time and catch up with an old friend.
I think it would be great for a large party, it has a very cool, modern decor and the drinks prices didn't look too bad, I noticed cocktails were £4.45 which isn't bad going.
Looking back at the website makes the trip seem a little disappointing however...
SUSHI - I wish! This was nowhere to be seen.
SEAFOOD BAR - A sign above the salad bar indicated this but there was no sign of fishes.
COLD MEAT CUTS - nope
BREAD DISPLAY - nope
SIMPLE & COMPOUND SALADS - maybe 4 different ones?
MADE TO ORDER PASTA STATION - spotted serving once
MADE TO ORDER NOODLE BAR - spotted un-staffed
CHINESE STIR FRY - unsure if I noticed this
CHARGRILL - no way! I would have noticed this!
CHINESE/THAI/JAPANESE - not much variety
INDIAN - yes plenty on offer here
MEXICAN - yes good selection
FRUIT FLAIR (MAKE YOUR OWN COMPOTE WITH LIQUEUR) - no :( although it was lunch time?!
PUDDINGS & CAKES - various bland cheesecakes and some sponge cakes plus creme brulee.
FRUIT CUTS - yes good selection
GELATO HOME MADE SUPER PREMIUM ITALIAN ICE CREAM - Slightly exaggerated description, the flavours were brightly coloured, nothing that could be achieved without additives and it didn't taste great (I have been to italy!)
FRUITS - not other than the cut fruit
COULIS - no.
okay okay the website probably shows all the options and not all will be on at once (or at lunch) but I still feel a little let down now!
Obviously not the kind of place you would go to expect great things from anyway, so keep this in mind and you should enjoy!
Summary: great for variety, cheap, nice decor, fun with friends, don't expect great things.
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