A group of 5 of us visited 96 for a midday 'all inclusive' buffet meal.
I have been to 96 on many occasions and always find the food is good quality and a really good price at £8.50 for the lunchtime buffet. This price includes starters, main and a dessert.. I especially like the way the food is cooked to order, and always arrives piping hot.
We usually order a good selection of starters, along with the crispy aromatic pork (cheaper alternative to crispy duck available at lunchtime, but still very good). I really like the capital and BBQ ribs and sesame toast. All food is brought to the table piping hot on a large platter. If you are a larger group you may be lucky and sit at a table with a 'lazy Susan' which helps when sharing. All the tables have proper table clothes and napkins (not paper) which is a nice touch. We normally order a pot of Chinese tea which is refilled for free.
I have always found the service to be very good and attentive. The waitresses always refresh cups of Chinese tea whenever they visit the table.
For the main course you can order as many of the dishes as you want. We usually have eyes bigger than our bellies, as we are usually quite full after gorging on the starters. I can recommend the Chicken Chow Mein, Stir Fried Chicken with Black Bean & Chilli Sauce and Stir Fried Mushroom with Thai Oyster Sauce. If you managed to finish what you have eaten, you can always order more! You have the choice of using chop sticks or a fork.
If you are not full by this pont, there is always a selection of ice cream to choose from for dessert.
This is a lovely relaxed way to spend a lunchtime, with good food at a very reasonable price.
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