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Red Hot World Buffet and Bar

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3-6 Hills Street | St Davids -2, Cardiff CF10 2LE, Wales
0292 20342499
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought this place looked lovely , so decided to go. Luke warm food , poor and slow service , dirty plates and cutlery. Really disappointed as this looks like a lovely restaurant but is very poorly ran.

Thank Emily P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've come here every year for our christmas meal for a couple of years now and usually have no problems. This year, although we booked in advance the restaurant didn't seem to be expecting us and hurriedly put a table together for us. The waiter who seated us (who seemed to be a team leader or manager) suggested we kept... More 

Thank MidnightCascade
Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I usually love this place for food, but this experience was disgusting. Waiters was very nice and welcoming but when we got food , every plate was cold and lids were missing. The Chinese section wasn't even ready to open. Then confronting the manager about the food, he replied with " pay for your drinks and go ". This is... More 

Thank nikitailes13
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with business and unfortunately was not happy with the cleanliness of the restaurant and especially the lavatory. Very bad was no loo roll Table and floor sticky thought maybe spilled drink or sticky sauce, but few colleagues was in different areas and said the same also same with tables. Service of staff was very rude. If wasn't stuck... More 

Thank James17072002
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Poor service. Poor food very low standard very little choice, half of food stations closed.Unable to be served at carvery and no staff in attendance at desert Bar to access icecreams. Shall not be visiting again

Thank oscarooby
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As there was 8 of us we were given a table upstairs, downstairs seemed quite busy. We asked our waiter a few questions about drinks but he was clueless and had to keep running up and down stairs to ask the bar. Finally ordered drinks and some of us went off to get our food while others waited with bags.... More 

Thank Star9701
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Met colleges at Red Hot Buffet, who had been waiting at the bar for 1/2 hour to be served a drink, during this time it was noted buffet was after poor quality, and it was not being refilled as required meaning there was little choice. The place was packed. Also noted customers walking out...we followed and choose to eat elsewhere... More 

Thank abbey4eddie
United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Booked in advance , but staff wasn't bothered about this ,no table reserved and told to wait until someone had finished ! Ordered drinks when finally got table , no drinks arrived and after asking again drinks finally arrived after we had finished eating! About 50% of dishes were empty ,food that was available was mostly cold. Staff seem totally... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff seemed a bit aloof but the food was ok. Lots to choose from. The guy serving at the ice cream bar looked like he could have smiled at bit. Also too many mirrors. It made things a bit confusing when walking around.

Thank WatPond
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were seated by a big table and then told us we were in a poor position for other people getting out to the buffet. There was quite a limited choice of food considering the style of restaurant and we found the signage to be poor to find each cuisine. The food was not very hot although it did taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Chinese, Japanese, Indian, International, Asian, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-6 Hills Street | St Davids -2, Cardiff CF10 2LE, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: 0292 20342499
Sit down to a tantalising selection of authentic, freshly-made food, selected from a range of the world's most popular cuisines. Red Hot World Buffet Cardiff lets you choose your own eclectic eating experience.In a prime spot at the bustling St David's Shopping Centre, the restaurant is an ideal place to unwind after a spot of retail therapy, or before a game or concert at the world-class Millennium Stadium.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?