Firstly for the newbies out there what is a buffet? The roots of buffets can be traced back to Sweden where smorgasbords, what felt like a never-ending spread of appetizers was served as a main meal. The eating style became so popular that it has been adopted into other countries as an all you can eat an assortment of different cuisines and dishes. Are you ready to dig in?
7. Melba Restaurant
Price: $109.90 pp
Part of the Langham Hotel group, Melba offers a buffet dinner worth writing home about. With an array of fresh seafood, salads, meats and cheeses you will never want to leave. They also put an exquisite feast on for celebratory events like Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years Eve. They also serve a buffet breakfast and lunch if you want to come back for more.
For bookings: call 1800 641 107 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Melbourne CBD
Price: $100 pp
If you’re after a delicious Japanese feast with great atmosphere and service then look no further than Takumi. Takumi specialises in yakiniku (bbq) and shabu shabu (hotpot) using the freshest seasonal vegetables and the best wagyu beef in Australia. You can opt for the traditional all you can eat menu or pick from one of their daily specials.
For bookings: http://no35.com.au/dinner/
5. Crossways Restaurant
Location: Melbourne CBD
Specialty: Vegetarian, Vegan and Wheat-Free
Price: $8.95 per person
Crossways Restaurant will tantalize your senses, if fragrant and delicious vegetarian food and warm and welcoming hospitality is what you’re looking for, then look no further. Crossways has been serving wholesome vegan meals with an Indian touch to Melbournites for the last 30 years. For just $8.95 (yes you read that correctly) you can enjoy all you can eat mains, desserts and drinks - so dig in, don’t wait!
For bookings: walk-ins only
4. Kitchen Workshop
Location: Crown Casino
Price: from $24.90
If you’re in the mood for a little bit of everything then the Kitchen Workshop Buffet at Crown Casino is for you. They have a salad bar, soup station, hot buffet and don’t forget the dessert station, and if you’re feeling adventurous you can add on a fresh seafood platter. Book ahead to save disappointment and enjoy the view!
For bookings: Call +613 9292 5777.
3. China Bar Signature
Price: from $32
China Bar serves up a decadent Asian feast daily. They don’t only serve Chinese food but cuisine from all over Asia with some of the finest chefs from Vietnam, Malaysia and Hong Kong. You are spoilt to the best of each cuisine from sushi to Peking duck to Asian broth soups and yum cha!
For bookings: http://chinabarsignature.com/Contact
2. New Quay Buffet
Price: dinner from $65pp, lunch from $36pp
Enjoy spectacular food and spectacular waterfront views at the New Quay International Buffet & Bar. They have thought about just about everything with a sushi station, fresh seafood and succulent hot roasts. This modern space fits 100 and is also kid-friendly so bring the whole family!
For bookings: https://newquaybuffet.com.au/reservations
Location: 18 around Melbourne
Founded in 2013, OKAMI has grown from one to eighteen restaurants around Melbourne and isn’t hard to understand why. Not only does OKAMI offer a delicious assortment of Japanese food, but they are also known for their friendly staff and are among the most reasonably priced restaurants on this list.
For bookings: https://www.okamirestaurant.com.au/reservations