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15 Baddow Road, Chelmsford CM2 0BX, England
+44 1245 250759
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Brilliant Chinese buffet and always great value for money. I usually go at lunch times, all you can eat for £5 (including free ice cream) is a fantastic deal. The restaurant is nice, if a little cramped during busy time. But this hasn't been that much of an issue for us. Selection has always been fantastic and the food itself... More 

Thank Ben O
Braintree, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Have now tried both lunch and dinner times here and have been very impressed both times. I love the idea of buffet food and on each visit there was plenty of different dishes to suit everyone. Plenty of meat in the dishes which n the London buffet restaurants is usually lacking. Heading back there next week. Can't wait!!!!

Thank kim h
Essex, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Went in here for dinner , staff where friendly and room was clean enough . The food it's self there wasn't a huge selection to choose from but enough to keep you happy. For £9.90 a person it's not bad at all . Only thing is there was no desert that I could see :(

Thank Lauren J
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a superb buffet for a lunch time buffet or evening meal with duck. The menu rarely changes but for what you pay it is really good value.

Thank Bill-and-Pauline
Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Great lunch time price, great all you can eat buffet set up, friendly service and good quality food. Been multiple times and never had any disappointments. Fab place to go eat with your friends, Will go again!

Thank Josh6891
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Another of our regular visits and not disappointed. Despite the set buffet menu being unchanged (I don't think it's changed in the 10+ years we've been coming) it was as ever lovely food, polite and helpful staff, and great value.

Thank David L
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Whenever we are shopping in Chelmsford we go to the Imperial for lunch. The selection is always the same which is Ok, a change would be nice. It is a buffet style setup. You might want to get there early I think they start as noon as leaving it about an hour early will be a wait. Saying that it... More 

Thank Malcolm T
Essex, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Their is variety of food and quality for lunch time for buffet is not bad . Two types of soup . They had chicken, pork , vegetables , beef, and different types of noodles and rice . The best thing I like in this place is the spring rolls. The spare- ribs was nice but the rest was also eatable... More 

Thank Lean S
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Good value with plenty of choice. Basic self service buffet but staff are friendly and efficient with used plates etc. removed quickly.

Thank Kirmizisarap
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The appetisers were the best part of the Buffett along with the duck pancakes. However, the main dishes were tasteless and it was if the chicken had been pre-boiled. I won't be rushing back here.

Thank Sophie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Baddow Road, Chelmsford CM2 0BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 250759

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?