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So much choice to fill your belly
Red Hot World Buffet & Bar (Nottingham)
Member Name: mum2boys82
Red Hot World Buffet & Bar (Nottingham)
Advantages: Loads to chose from
Disadvantages: May make yourself feel sick if you eat too much
The Red Hot World Buffet Shack is a small chain of restaurants who offer an all you can eat buffet with varying cuisines from around the world (hence the name!). At the moment they are based in Hockley, Nottingham and also in Northampton.
I have now lived in Nottingham for just over 2 years, and I have heard so many people tell me how good the Red Hot Buffet Shack is that I was desperate to try it out. However, hubby was not so keen so it took until a girls night out with work friends last week to get me in there.
I was so excited that I actually didn't take in as much information as I normally would for a review, so I apologise if there is any information left out!
Opening times & Price
Lunch time opening 12am - 2.30pm
Evening opening 6pm-11pm Mon - sat, 6pm-9pm Sunday
The difference in prices from afternoon to evening are fairly standard to many restaurants, with there being more dishes available in the evening. The extra rates on a weekend are indicative of more people wanting to eat on these days so I can't blame them for charging more.
I would say that they cater for anyone, often when a large group wants to go out there is someone who doesn't like curry, or someone who can't eat Chinese, another who wouldn't pay that price for a pizza etc.
This is the perfect place to go so that everyone can have something that they like. They have a large selection of curry dishes, a good selection of Chinese dishes, pizza, pasta, noodles, salads, chips. Yummy, it's making me hungry thinking about it all!
All of the dishes were clearly marked, there were a selection of vegetarian options and the puddings were out of this world.
Puddings? How much extra will that cost me? The puddings are included in the price, I had 2 different types of cheesecake, panacota, Tiramisu, Vanilla mousse and Ice cream with melted chocolate, marshmallows and sweets and the sweetest chocolate brownies I have ever tasted. And yes I did feel sick by the time I left!
When you first enter the very contemporary reception area you will be shown to a table which is clean and laid with various cutlery. Drinks orders will be taken (they do a range of cocktails, soft drinks, world beers and hot drinks such as various tea's) then you are told to go and help yourself to food, leave your empty plates on the table and by the time you get back with your next course they will have been taken away!
The staff were not overly friendly and seemed to be just getting on with their job, but they did do their job of cleaning away very well, also I am not sure if it was just because we were a large group but a 5% service charge was added to our bill. I didn't mind the extra charge as we did use a lot of plates but I always resent this being added in general as it depends on the service as to if I want to leave a tip, but that's another review!
The Restaurant in general
I am afraid I did not use the toilets so I cannot comment on how clean they were, although one of our group took about 10 minutes to come back from the toilet and she commented that they could not have been any further from where we were sat unless they were in the building next door, and now she came to think about it maybe she did go next door with all the corridors and stairs!
The food area was very clean, the dishes well laid out and labelled. The tables were laid out nicely and cleared promptly. The look of the restaurant was quite contemporary and a nice atmosphere to sit in whilst you let your food go down.
Apart from the stuffing myself until I felt sick until lunchtime the next day, not one!
I would recommend a visit the next time you are in Nottingham!
Summary: Try it out, it's great fun for everyone.