Best Buffets In London

By Ellie Smith

5 months ago

Bring your appetite for the capital’s best all-you-can-eat offerings


We love a bottomless brunch as much as the next person, but let’s face it: you’re often left hungry – and the next day is never fun. So what about if the unlimited element was not prosecco, but food? All-you-can-eat buffets might not have the best reputation (cue memories of childhood parties at Pizza Hut), but there are a handful of gems dotted around London. Whether you’re in the mood for lots of sushi, an Indian feast, Middle Eastern brunch dishes aplenty, there’s something for all cravings – and budgets – in our pick of the best buffets in London. 

Some top tips? Don’t get overexcited: start small and eat slowly, so you can actually enjoy the food and avoid filling up too quickly. And while some buffets offer free-flowing drinks too, don’t go overboard on carbonated drinks – still water is your friend here. 

All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants In London

 

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Babur, Forest Hill

In the mood for some Michelin-starred curry? Head south-east to Babur in Forest Hill, a neighbourhood favourite which has been around since 1985. On Sundays, the restaurant offers an all-day buffet experience, featuring an impressive spread of Indian classics – from traditional Mughlai chicken to slow-cooked lentil dal and deep-fried tilapia. Enjoy in the cosy dining room or in the Rajasthani marquee tent outside, a popular lockdown feature that ended up becoming permanent. The best bit? It’s a great bargain: just £23.95 for adults or £15.95 for children.

How much? £23.95pp for adults, £15.95pp for children, under 7s eat free

When? 12 – 4pm every Sunday

Where? 119 Brockley Rise, London SE23 1JP

BOOK: babur.info

 

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Sushi Cafe, Battersea Park

Good sushi often comes at a cost – but at this Battersea Park hotspot, you can enjoy an unlimited spread for less than £30pp. The canteen-like cafe offers a buffet menu where you can tuck into unlimited plates of over 50 different dishes during a 90-minute slot. Within the spread you’ll find not just sushi, but an array of Japanese fare – tempura, noodles, steamed buns and more. Afterwards, walk it off with a stroll around Battersea Park.

How much? £28.50pp for adults, £13.80pp for children

When? Available every day

Where? 555 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 3BT

BOOK: sushicafe.co.uk

Ping Pong, Multiple Locations

One of the capital’s best-loved dim sum restaurants, Ping Pong has five outposts across the city in Soho, Southbank, St Christopher’s Place, St Katharine Docks and St Paul’s. Visit on a Sunday or a Bank Holiday to make the most of its Lazy Sumday offering, where you can gorge on all-you-can-eat buns and dumplings. The menu includes crispy tofu, crispy duck spring rolls and dumplings aplenty – spicy chicken, pork and prawn sui, spinach and mushroom and more. Fancy a boozy afternoon? You can add a bottle of prosecco for just £15 (but be sure to sip it slowly – see our all-you-can-eat advice above). Large bookings are welcomed here too, so it’s a good option for big groups or birthday celebrations.

How much? £26.95pp for adults, £11.95pp for children (under 12s)

When? Sundays and Bank Holidays

Where? Multiple locations

BOOK: pingpongdimsum.com

 

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The Ned, Bank

You’ll find one of London’s most decadent buffets at The Ned, the City’s glamorous party palace housed in a former banking hall. The hotel and members’ club is home to a whopping ten restaurants, but on Sundays the place to be is Millie’s Lounge, where you can feast on unlimited seafood, roasts, desserts and more with the special Ned’s Feast offering. On the menu you’ll find lobster, oysters, sausage rolls and charcuterie boards – and that’s before you’ve even got stuck into the mains section, which includes roast pork, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire puds and crispy roasties. Make sure to save some space for the sweet stuff though: there’s also an array of cakes to choose from, plus various cheeses and fruit. 

How much? £100pp or £165pp with free-flowing champagne

When? Sundays

Where? 27 Poultry, London EC2R 8AJ

BOOK: thened.com

 

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Jones & Sons, Dalston

If you’re after a bottomless brunch where both the food and the drinks are unlimited, head to Jones & Sons in Dalston, which serves one of the best buffets in London. Every weekend, diners can wolf down as much Eggs Benedict, buttermilk fried chicken, French toast and pancakes as they can manage, with an option to add free-flowing alcohol (prosecco, G&Ts, Buck’s Fizz) or coffees and mocktails. Be careful with who you bring, though: you can only order another round of food once everyone on the table has finished, so that friend with a tiny appetite might not make the cut…

How much? £39pp for ‘Off The Wagon’ or £49pp for ‘On The Wagon’

When? Saturdays

Where? Stamford Works, 3 Gillett St, London N16 8JH

BOOK: jonesandsonsdalston.com

Indian Veg, Angel

This long-standing no-frills Indian in Angel is renowned for its low prices, offering a vegetarian all-you-can-eat buffet for less than £15pp. Don’t expect anything fancy, but the food is all home-cooked and delicious, with an array of curries, onion bhajis, dals and more. Lots is vegan and there are gluten-free options – plus you can BYOB, making it a super cheap option.

How much? Call up for latest prices – usually under £15pp

When? Available everyday

Where? 92/93 Chapel Market, London N1 9EX

BOOK: No website – just turn up