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Hesterman Way, Beddington Farm Road | Unit 6C, Valley Leisure Park, Croydon CR0 4YA, England
+44 20 8680 0800
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12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate at this restaurant for the first time at the weekend. Really enjoyed the experience. Great for big parties or just couples, lots of families and suitable for children. Food was fresh with a vast variety. Price includes all food and drink, great value. Only criticism was after 90 minutes we were warned we needed to leave soon, at this... More 

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Thank naomileo
JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet, responded to this review

Hello naomileo, we really appreciate the feedback. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food on offer and found it great value for money. During busy periods, we give diners roughly 1.5- 2 hours so we are able to give more people the chance to dine with us. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back in the... More 

croydon
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They give you less than an hour to eat as much as you like and leave and time you while you do it. It is basically self service buffet, with samples of many types of worldwide cuisine, so if you went in a large group everyone should find something to eat. When we went the only duck was one ducks... More 

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Thank jim_s69
JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet, responded to this review

Hello jim_s69, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're surprised to hear you say that you were given less than an hour to eat as it is our policy to allow up to 1 hour 45 to ensure that we give people enough time to eat but allows more people to have the opportunity to dine... More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and son. I was really surprised how cheap it was only £37ish for all three. This price included unlimited drinks and plenty of desserts to choose from. There was also many mains to choose including Chinese,Indian Japanese and Italian. They also had a section of fish fingers and smiley faces for younger children. I enjoyed wondering... More 

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Thank varela1000
JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet, responded to this review

Hello varela1000, Thank you for the positive feedback- it's much appreciated. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the large selection of dishes on offer & we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards, More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going here for years but i think they must have change chef.the food uze to be good now most of it was great must say though on the chinese section i had some prawns n beans both had too much salt but my family member really enjoyed the pork said it had flavour. On the flip side... More 

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Thank Ashia W
JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet, responded to this review

Hello Ashia W, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food on offer & we appreciate the feedback in regards to the waiting time at the bar. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards, More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will never go back. poor customer service. we were rushed off the table whilst we were finishing our dinner, before the 2 hours were up, the security guard was called and he told us that we were being difficult and had to go immediately. a waiter dropped food on my bag and didn't even help to clean it or... More 

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Thank Natasha N
JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet, responded to this review

Dear Natasha N, We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to JRC. Your comments regarding the customer service will be passed onto the management team to review. Kind Regards, More 

Kingswood, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited few times in past one year, food is OK, lots of deep fried food, if you pick the right dishes can enjoy the food, in my past 4 visits never tried food from display grill kitchen due to the chef very slow and always long queue, good Indian food and dimsums.

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Thank mani_kalai
JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet, responded to this review

Hello mani_kalai, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at JRC and we appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards, More 

Purley, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a group & I hadn't been since its name change The menu is massive & the food generally of good quality however it felt a bit like a conveyor belt & there is not much emphasis on service or the dining experience In fact it felt like having dinner in a bus station Food good if you... More 

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Thank lamptechonthenet
JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet, responded to this review

Dear lamptechonthenet, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food on offer, and we will pass your feedback onto the management team. Kind Regards, More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a birthday meal, the food is ok, but not amazing and there could be more dim sum. However it is still a very decent buffet to go to.

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Thank Onuma W
JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet, responded to this review

Hello Onuma W, Thank you for taking the time to leave a Tripadvisor review- we appreciate your feedback. Kind Regards, More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has gone down hill since brand name change from "Cosmo's". Lunch time buffet is very limited; you do not get prawns at all.... I'm almost certain that some of the lunch time food is from Iceland supermarkets, like very distinctive tastes. Food gets cold very quickly. Men's Toilets needs immediate attention with minor repairs. It also smells like... More 

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Thank Dré P
JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet, responded to this review

Hello Dre P, We're sorry that your visit to JRC left you disappointed. As we always look to improve, your comments will be passed onto the management team. Kind Regards, More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to many buffet places, quality and service is not the priority and this is no different; you are paying for the huge range of dishes and cuisines and it is well worth the money here! Also a wide variety of unlimited hot and cold drinks.. who can complain! The only let down for me was the desserts; the... More 

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Thank Shirley W
JRCGlobal, Manager at JRC Global Buffet, responded to this review

Hello Shirley W, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we will pass your comments, in regards to the desserts, onto the management team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hesterman Way, Beddington Farm Road | Unit 6C, Valley Leisure Park, Croydon CR0 4YA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8680 0800

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