If you’ve got a big appetite, look no further. These are the best buffet restaurants in Leeds that pile it high and handsome…
A buffet is a beautiful thing. Not only do you get to try a wide range of dishes – they put on a veritable smorgasbord, no less – but if you’ve got a hunger that won’t be sated, the food keeps on coming! From gargantuan gaúcho grills to stacks of sushi, these are the essential all you can eat buffets in Leeds.
What brings more joy than an Indian meal? An all you can eat Indian meal! Aagrah dish up the goods on Sunday and Monday evenings, with a three-course endless extravaganza that has something for everyone. Starters include classics like charcoal-grilled chicken wings and seekh kebabs, but also wonderfully aromatic fish kebabs. From the mains, work your way through a spicy meat madras, lamb with Rajasthani spices and a perfect dal – heck, you can try them all. There are various desserts to finish, like a fresh fruit platter and the iconic Indian sweet Jalebi. Better wear your loosest trousers…
Aagrah, Leeds City Centre, St Peter’s Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8AH. It’s £15.95 per person on Sundays and Mondays from 5.30pm-9.30pm.
Meat, meat and more meat. That’s what’s in store at Estabulo, one of the most carnivorous all you can eat meals in Leeds. At this rodizio bar & grill, the meat doesn’t stop until you pop, brought on skewers to your table by waiters, depending on whether you’ve flipped the card on your table to green. If you’re full, just turn it to red. Expect juicy cuts such as rump cap, bottom sirloin and the carne com chilli which sees tender beef dressed in chilli oil. There’s chicken, pork and lamb too, as well as a salad bar and hot buffet. Food, glorious food!
Estabulo, The Light, 22 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8TL. Prices start from £19.95 at lunch and £29.95 at dinner.
The name ‘Crown Buffet’ is a little misleading. There is no buffet. Instead, you have two hours to order up as much as you want from their menu, and they’ll keep bringing it out as long as you’re still eating it up. The only limit is on crispy duck, which is limited to one order per table, but you can fill your boots – or preferably your stomach – with sesame prawn toast, crab claws and lip-smacking salt and pepper squid. Get your fingers sticky on a range of wings and ribs, then work your way through a vast menu – the chicken in plum sauce is a real crowd pleaser.
Crown Buffet, Academy Building, Gower Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7PX. It’s £18.99 per person for two hours.
It’s sushi served tapas-style at Blue Sakura, making this one of the most mouthwatering all you can eat options in Leeds. You’ll order from a tablet on your table, making it simplicity itself to get a virtual conveyor belt of deliciousness brought to you. We’re talking seafood udon noodles, Korean spicy beef and gorgeously plump grilled scallops. It’s a greatest hits of Japanese cooking, with lovingly-prepared nigiri sushi, sashimi, maki rolls and more. Come on a weekend for lesser-spotted specialties like dreamy soft shell crab tempura.
Blue Sakura, 2-3 Merrion Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BT. It’s £22.95 from 12pm to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday, £31.95 from 4pm to 10:30pm Monday to Thursday. From Friday to Sunday, lunch is £24.95, Sunday evening £31.95. Friday and Saturday evenings is £36.95.
Meat – the final frontier. That’s what it can feel like when confronted with the sizzling skewers of steak that come flying out of the kitchen and on to your plate. Big South American flavours are to the fore at this legendary Brazilian steakhouse, and Fazenda will leave you fit to burst. Don’t overload on the excellent buffet choice – the truffle and parmesan fries are extremely addictive. Instead, save room for cuts like beef tri-tip, lamb rump and leg, chorizo sausages vivid with paprika and more out there options such as chicken hearts.
Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill, Waterman’s Place, 3 Wharf Approach, Granary Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4GL. Prices start from £24.30 at lunch and £39.90 at dinner.
The Sunday buffet at Thai Edge is truly a feast for the ages. Less than £15 for freshly-prepared Thai dishes – there’s even live counter cooking so you can watch your pad Thai coming hot off the pass – feels like a steal. It’s even cheaper for students, who get £1 off one of the best all you can eat feeds in Leeds. There are 20 dishes to pile into, spanning from crispy appetisers to refreshing salads, stir-fries, noodles, curry and rice dishes. There are plenty of veggie options in addition to duck, lamb, chicken and beef on the menu.
Thai Edge, New Portland Street, 7 Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3DA. It’s £12.95 from 12pm to 3.30pm and £14.95 from 5pm to 9.30pm.
Sakku delivers the all you can eat experience with no shortage of glamour and glitz. The dark lighting and smooth booths give the place a swish feel, and the food doesn’t let the vibe down. The menu is huge, ranging from nigiri to wonderful things coming fresh off the grill – the chicken yakitori are a solid selection but also give the mussels with spicy sauce a try. After that you can stuff yourself on udon noodles and gyoza, spicy tuna rolls and katsu curries. It’s worth coming in the evening for the specials – meltingly fresh sashimi and cured duck breast among them.
Sakku, 5 St. Peters Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8AQ. Midweek lunches start from £21.95, weekends from £23.95. Dinner is £29.95 from Monday to Thursday, £34.95 on Friday and Saturday.