Not only can diners indulge in as much as they want at this all-you-can-eat-buffet, but the dishes on offer have been given a gourmet update too, making it a haven for the Chinese cuisine loving foodies of Ilford, as well as those with a big appetite. Some of the dishes you can choose from include salt and pepper squid, beef in black bean sauce, sweet and sour chicken and half aromatic duck served with some salad and a pancake, as well as an array of vegetarian options. Attracting hungry Londoners to its location on Cranbrook Road, Gourmet Buffet can get busy, so guarantee a table at this charming Chinese restaurant and avoid having to wait by making a reservation beforehand!
I went for the lunch buffet. A good range of food items. Lots of meat in the meat dishes, which seemed good quality. Some dishes did taste a little too salty to me which is a negative. Items didn't seem to be too greasy even for the fried items like onion rings. They weren't greasy at all. Chicken curry; beef and potato dish; sweet and sour chicken were all good. Liked the satay chicken pieces but the satay sauce needed to be a bit thicker because it was very runny. Salad tasted fresh and a good range of sauces available for the salad and to accompany the starter and main dishes . Prawn crackers were fresh and crunchy. The strawberry ice-cream had a really good strawberry taste which was not synthetic; as well as the vanilla. No chocolate ice cream available this time. I will visit again for lunch. I may also try dinner in the future where the menu is more extensive. Lunch here is great for meat eaters but perhaps a bit too limited for vegetarians as I don't recall seeing any tofu type dishes.
No trouble booking the previous day. Table was reserved for us the next day. Dishes were tasty. However, dessert was limited to only fruits and ice cream. There should have been a few more items for dessert. Overall, the buffet was good. Cornel
I enjoyed being in Goutmet Buffet, having a lunch with my friends. Great serving! Great food! And a really nice environment. Amazing! My friends enjoyed it as well.