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Red Hot World Buffet Launch

Recently, Cardiff saw the opening of the new Red Hot World Buffet. The 16,000 sq foot, two-storey restaurant, in St David’s Shopping Centre is located on Hill Street in an external unit opposite Debenhams. It is one of the chain’s largest in the UK, serving 375 covers at any one time.

I was invited along to the launch along with a whole host of other people and it made for quite a spectacular event. Street performers made a show outside attracting many onlookers and once we were inside, the merriment continued with dancing singing and musicians.

Photo by Mike Hall Photography

The restaurant is nicely designed with a huge dining area and a separate buffet area and serves cuisines from around the world,  including Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Tex Mex, Cajun, Thai, Mediterranean and British.

After some speeches we were all invited to eat at the same time. I was picturing absolute chaos but even with a full house, it was easy to get around the buffet. It is spaced out very nicely with a separate section for each country’s cuisine and there is ample room to squeeze past people.

So how will this go down in Cardiff?

I think that for families and large groups this will be very popular. The price is right and there is something for everyone. I think children will find it immensely exciting. The inner child in me certainly piped up when I saw the desert station with all the colourful ice-cream and sweets!

Photo by Mike Hall Photography

I think for other’s they might find the range of food on offer a bit daunting. There certainly is an art to it. With so much choice, I found it better to stick to a few cuisines at a time. Sushi and cottage pie was not a good flavour combination but I learnt my lesson by my second plate.

I’ll look forward to trying the Red Hot World Buffet on a normal night.

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