JRC Global Buffet Croydon

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There's certainly a lot of choice at this huge buffet restaurant in Croydon - there are more than 300 different dishes on offer, covering global cuisines from India and Italy to Brazil, Britain, Malaysia and Mexico. There's China, France, the USA, Japan, Spain and Thailand too, should you need them. 

There are ten live cooking stations here, so diners can watch the chefs at work as they steam dim sum, chop sushi, bake naans and grill butter scallops on the teppanyaki - a hot plate used widely in Japan. Elsewhere, visitors can tuck into pizzas, pasta, burgers, BBQ baby-back ribs, Malay chicken curries, seafood paella and crispy Hong Kong noodles, amongst other global staples. 

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Venue name: JRC Global Buffet Croydon
Contact:
Address: Unit 6c
Valley Leisure Park
Hesterman Way
Beddington Farm Rd
London
CR0 4YA
Transport: West Croydon/Waddon rail
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Tastemaker

You are spoilt for choice if you come here, perfect place to come with a fussy eater there is bound to be something for everyone. There is a vast selection compared to other buffets offering cuisines from all over the world, which is actually quite fresh compared to what you would normally expect from a buffet. You can go up numerous times, this is all included in your entry free. You will need to pay before to enter the restaurant and due to the popularity the staff have to be quite strict with entry times even if you book a slot in advance so you may end up having to wait outside for a bit which can be a little inconvenient. There are stairs and a lift that should make access easier. The restaurant can be accessed by tram and there is free car parking but this can get quite crowded so prepare for this before you arrive. Drinks are also included although you will need to pay extra for alcoholic drinks. There is also a time limit.

I found the staff when I attended there to be very helpful and there was always someone to clear away your plates throughout your meal. Set in Valley Park off the Purley Way, and ironically next door to a gym, this always seems to be popular especially at the weekends. The layout inside is clear there is a map on your tables and all the dishes are well marked out and displayed with the ingredients and potential allergens which I think is very useful and important.

Kids have discounted meals and there is plenty to offer them, it seems to be occasionally popular for parties and special occasions due to the fact there is a cinema and bowling alley just nearby. 

Tastemaker

First time to JRC. The building is strange seems like you're in the wrong place when you walk in. Once you get upstairs to the entrance it felt like a casino. There were a lot of security guards. But I was impressed with the way it looked right away. It felt modern and very clean. We went on a Sunday shortly after opening time. The food choice is overwhelming. My personal favourite was the Indian, the Chinese next. Everything looked pretty fresh and appetising. Lots of veggie options. At first the £18.99 seemed expensive but I rationalized I was getting drinks and desert so actually it wasn't bad at all. The food was kind of hit and miss, some being fab while others were not. I would go back. I had 3 complaints, 1) the staff were rude 2) the food was not put out fast enough and there were a lot of empty spots 3) there were children running around everywhere. *children eat free (I think) so it makes good family sense but when you are juggling food and drink, it gets tricky.

For what this place is meant to be, I would give it a high rating and recommend!