NOTCH 8 CHRISTMAS BRUNCH BUFFET AT THE FAIRMONT VANCOUVER HOTEL – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Happy Holidays! Here’s our video from Christmas Day Brunch at Notch 8 The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver All You Can Eat Buffet.

Is this the most expensive buffet in Vancouver?

Notch 8 Christmas Day Holiday Brunch Buffet at the historic
Hotel Vancouver. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

Hotel Vancouver takes reservations for the Christmas Day
Holiday Buffet in early November, so be sure to plan ahead.

VERY POPULAR
Guests are seated in waves. 11:30 AM is the first seating time.
There was some confusion and disorganization because of the lack of communication
from the hotel staff.  We were seated after noon, 30 minutes after the reservation.
Tip: Arrive 30 min before your reservation time, and check-in at the desk.

This buffet at Notch 8 is $89 per person. Yes, $89! Before tax and tip.
Toddlers are charged half that price depending how your server
feels about the amount of food your toddler eats.

Beautiful Dessert Bar presentation.
Cakes, fondue fountain, and pastries, hot chocolate and mulled wine!

Carvery the main attraction.
Lamb Roast, Beef Roast, Ham, and Turkey.

Delicious!
Lamb, Beef, scrambled eggs, and Chimichurri Sauce.
“It is made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil,
oregano, and red wine vinegar.” – Wikipedia

Charcuterie and Seafood
Meats, and smoked salmon, candied salmon, shrimp and crab.

The Carvery was very popular and highlight of the buffet.
Unfortunately, the servers were very slow, which created a line up.
The odd layout of the buffet made it very crowded and difficult.

Mushroom Soup
Nice take on mushroom soup with real mushrooms.

Total Spent at Notch 8
$89 x 4 persons
$373.80 + tax before tip.

PRICE:
$$ Very Expensive! $89 per person before tax and tip.

QUALITY:
Very good. Clean, well prepared.

SERVICE:
Ok server, friendly, fast clearing plates.
Not good. Disorganized check-in. Carvery was too slow, waiting time.
No steak knives were offered. Layout of the buffet seems bad,
line-up to carvery blocking seating area.
Server never offered beverage options such as coffee, and tea.
Confusion over reservation and billing. Never received itemized receipt.
A 20% Gratuity is Pre-Authorized on the credit card.

VERDICT:
This is an overpriced holiday buffet in a historic downtown hotel.
There are some very good premium items on the buffet, but many
other ‘cheap’ items to skip. Strict time limit.
Good for a holiday visit once, and perhaps never again.
For this price you might as well fly to Vegas for buffet.
CASH, DEBIT, CREDIT.

Address:
900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6

MEHFIL INDIAN RESTAURANT SURREY DELTA ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Mehfil Indian Restaurant in Surrey, BC, is known for their
$15 All Day Buffet.

Mehfil (also spelled mahfil) is an evening of courtly entertainment
poetry or concert of Indian classical music and Pakistani
classical music (particularly Hindustani classical music) and
dance, performed for a small audience in an intimate setting.
– Wikipedia

This place is just down the street from Tandoori Flame.

The buffet selection is not bad. A few items like Fish curry and
Goat curry are not common at other cheap buffets.

Papadum
Thin, crispy, and light. Perfect for dipping in chutney.

PRICE:
$$ mid-Budget All You Can Eat Buffet

QUALITY:
Ok-Good selection including Fish Curry, Goat Curry.
Food temperature, freshness is questionable on some items.

SERVICE:
Basic. Water refills, and clearing plates.

VERDICT:
$15 Buffet All Day, All You Can Eat. Limited buffet items.
Recommend going during lunch. After lunch
buffet may not be fresh. No tandoori chicken.
Papadum is good, not common at similar restaurants.
This place is in need of repair, renovation, cleaning.
Cash, Debit, Credit accepted.

Address:
9570 120 St, Surrey, BC V3V 4C1

GRAND VILLA CASINO FREE THANKSGIVING BUFFET AYCE HOLIDAY – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

FREE BUFFET WITH A CATCH…

Grand Villa Casino, offered a FREE Thanksgiving
Buffet for Encore members on Oct 7, and Oct 8.

Basically, you have to spend money at the casino to get the complimentary buffet. Your dollars/ points are calculated each time you use the Encore Player’s card in a slot machine or table.

The free buffet was/is VERY POPULAR.
Free food, a perfect way to get people in the casino.

The problem: Over 1-2 Hour wait to put your name on a wait-list,
followed by a 2-hour wait to get a table.

 While waiting for the ‘FREE’ buffet, you end up spending money. Like a $6 beer at the bar or playing slots or tables.

The buffet opened at 4pm and at 6pm
the line was cut off and people were turned away!

Inside the FREE buffet, a nice variety of holiday dishes.
Ham, turkey, salmon, pork chops, and more. No Beef Roast.

The Buffet at Grand Villa is small, with limited seating.
The amount of food is ok. Desserts, drinks, cold, and hot food.
No sushi at this buffet.

PRICE:
The buffet is valued at $20. FREE with Encore Membership (Player’s card).

QUALITY:
All You Can Eat! OK sized Buffet. OK quality.
Turkey and pork chops were dry.
Ham, salmon, pasta were good.

SERVICE:
Extremely slow getting a table.
Food was replenished.

VERDICT:
Not the best quality but it is ‘FREE’ All You Can Eat Buffet,
Membership required. Very busy. Good for stuffing your face.
Show up very early before dinner hour 4pm.

Address4331 Dominion St, Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7

CHING PALACE GOTHENBURG SWEDEN ALL YOU CAN EAT LUNCH BUFFET ASIAN MONGOLIAN GRILL

SWEDEN TRAVEL GUIDE – CHING PALACE BUFFET MONGOLIAN GRILL

#AYCE

Ching Palace is an All You Can Eat Asian buffet in the center of
Gothenburg (Göteborg) Sweden.

Follow the rules, and don’t waste any food!

Lunch Buffet Price Monday to Friday 11am – 4pm
119 Swedish Kroner ($13.46 USD, $17.50 Canadian)
There is also a Dinner and Weekend price of 169 Swedish Kroner.
Swedes love a good SMÖRGÅSBORD! 
So much food! Raw meats, veggies for Mongolian grill, fried cooked food,
sushi, salad, desserts, coffee, tea, soda.
Ok selection of sushi and cold dishes. Not the biggest selection of sushi
but it’s good to have the choice.
The Mongolian Grill is very hot and cooks very fast!
You get your food within a few minutes. While waiting you can get
drinks, and more food!
Desserts
Pastry tart, and Fried banana. Coffee, Tea.
VALUE:
Affordable All You Can Eat Buffet.
QUALITY:
Good variety. Raw food was cooked well, and hot.
SERVICE:
Somewhat friendly. Fast cooking, clearing plates. 
VERDICT:
Very good price, and lots of food. Very busy
at lunch. Perfect for tourists, office crowd.
Baby Strollers may not be welcome.
AddressSödra Hamngatan 2, 411 06 Göteborg, Sweden

EPIC SMÖRGÅSBORD BRUNCH BUFFET AT NORDA GOTEBORG CLARION HOTEL POST GOTHENBURG SWEDEN TRAVEL – GUTOM TRAVELS GUTOM.CA

SWEDEN TRAVEL GUIDE – CLARION HOTEL POST BRUNCH

EPIC SMÖRGÅSBORD BRUNCH BUFFET AT NORDA GOTEBORG CLARION HOTEL POST – GOTHENBURG SWEDEN TRAVEL

Clarion Hotel Post is located across from Gothenburg’s Central Station in a historic former post office.

Art Deco meets Scandinavian style, the hotel was designed by Semrén & Månsson Architectural. It features a conference center, restaurant, bar, lounge and rooftop pool.

For locals and travellers to Göteborg (Gothenburg)
Norda offers a unique brunch experience in hip surroundings.

 The Brunch at Norda: An impressive All You Can Eat cold salad bar, charcuterie, and dessert buffet. The Brunch includes one warm entree from the kitchen. Choose from flank steak, burger and fries, cod fish and potatoes, and more.

At 315 Swedish Kroners ($36 USD, or $46 Canadian)
it is definitely not a cheap brunch, but the variety and quality make this buffet well worth it.

Cheeses, meats, bread, veggies, pickled herring, raw salmon, cakes, cookies and more. This is the perfect example of the Swedish Smörgåsbord!

There is a strictly enforced 2 hour sitting/eating time limit.
However, you are allowed to continue enjoying the dessert bar,
tea and coffee in the lounge area.

The space is very large, and at night it is turned into a nightclub bar.

What We Ordered
Entree – Hamburger (Slider Size) and Fries.
Cheddar cheese, tomato, chipotle mayonnaise, salad, and fires.
– It was good. too small portion size, a little overdone.

Entree – Flank Steak
Spinach, mushroom, red wine sauce & fries.
– Dry on outside, but moist on the inside.

Entree – Cod Fish and Potatoes
Dill, mussel, & roe cream sauce.
-Very good, tender.

VALUE:
All You Can Eat and not cheap but not overly expensive.

QUALITY:
Excellent variety, and attention to fresh quality.

SERVICE:
Friendly, fast service at the time of this visit.

VERDICT:
Very good brunch for special occasions in a
historic building.

OBSERVATIONS:
There were no eggs in the buffet. No Scrambled eggs, no hard boiled eggs.
Eating / Sitting time strictly enforced to 2 hours.

TIP
Definitely make a reservation.

Address:
Drottningtorget 10, 411 03 Göteborg, Sweden

BEST INDIAN BUFFET SAFFRON INDIAN CUISINE BURNABY – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

BEST BUDGET FRIENDLY BUFFET SAFFRON INDIAN CUISINE IN BURNABY, BC

There’s Tandoori Flame and there’s Agra Tandoori. Saffron is priced in the middle, and budget friendly!

Price Less than $15 Lunch Buffet Weekday. More during weekends, and during Dinner.

With a large variety of authentic dishes in their buffet, and many years in business, Saffron Indian Cuisine remains the best Indian restaurant in South Burnaby.

Very popular with the locals, and office workers. Be sure to get there early so you can maximise your buffet time, and don’t waste any food!

They recently did some interior renovation to the space so it now looks more modern.

The menu changes daily. However you’ll find the favorites  tandoori and butter chicken always in the buffet.

There are a variety of curries, rice, and fried items.

The salad, and dessert bar are very good, with melon and rice pudding, and mango pudding.

The dinner buffet features some higher value items, goat, as well as seafood, like Shrimp curries. This is not on the lunch buffet.

VALUE:
All You Can Eat!

QUALITY:
Good food, fresh naan, good temperature.

SERVICE:
Very good. Friendly. Replenishing food often.

VERDICT:
Excellent buffet at lunch or dinner.

Address: 4300 Kingsway #5,
Burnaby, BC V5H 1Z8

BEST BUDGET INDIAN ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET AGRA TANDOORI RESTAURANT BURNABY – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

The BEST Budget Buffet – All You Can Eat (AYCE) for less than $15!

Agra Tandoori Indian Restaurant is known for their lunch buffet. It is available weekdays Monday – Friday and on Sunday. They also have a regular menu however the buffet is most popular and the best deal.

This place gets really busy during the week with the lunchtime office crowd.

The buffet has a good selection. Favorite buffet items like butter chicken, tandoori chicken, etc. There is also a mixed veggie salad, and lentil soup. Some days feature goat curry, and Indian fries.

A budget buffet doesn’t have to be bad, and Agra is very good!
Food safe temperature is very important!

Masala Chai Tea is included with the Sunday lunch buffet price. Not included
with the weekday lunch buffet.

VALUE: All You Can Eat on a budget.

QUALITY: Good flavors, and selection.

SERVICE: Friendly. Good service.

Cash, Debit, Credit.

Address: 3790 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 1G4

Sunday Special Lunch Buffet For Only $13.95 From 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Monday : Lunch Buffet 11:30am – 2:30pm

Tuesday : Lunch Buffet 11:30am – 2:30pm

Wednesday : Lunch Buffet 11:30am – 2:30pm

Thursday : Lunch Buffet 11:30am – 2:30pm

Friday : Lunch Buffet 11:30am – 2:30pm

ALL YOU CAN EAT INDIAN BUFFET AT TANDOORI FLAME SURREY DELTA BC – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS GUTOM.CA

UPDATE: 11/22/2018

We went back to Tandoori Flame. Read our POST and Watch our updated VIDEO.

GRAND INDIAN BUFFET

Brand new Indian buffet opens in Surrey,BC.
This ALL YOU CAN EAT buffet boasts over 150 items “The Largest Indian Buffet in North America.” So is Tandoori Flame really the largest and best Indian buffet in Vancouver?

Simply put, yes!

 

Originally from Ontario, Tandoori Flame has locations in Mississauga, and Brampton.
This is the first location on the west coast. Tandoori Flame brings serious competition in an area already popular with Indian restaurants.
The prices and times of the buffet for lunch and dinner are quite reasonable in comparison to AYCE sushi which is actually priced higher.
Definitely come hungry!
All You Can Eat means All You Can Eat, so choose your dishes wisely, and don’t
waste any food!
Unique features of the buffet:
– Indian Pizza oven for Tandoori Pizza.
– Naan Bread Station
Wow! Fresh Naan Bread!
– Dosa Station

Wow! Fresh Dosa!

While the tandoori chicken and butter chicken are nice, the crispy fish pakora is a real winner.

Overall, Tandoori Flame really is a Grand Indian Buffet experience. The scale is larger than any in BC. The Dosa, Naan, and Pizza stations are great. All you can eat ice cream. This is the closest you’ll get to a Las Vegas style buffet.
VALUE: All You Can Eat.
QUALITY: Fresh, Very good selection. Unique Dosa, Naan, and Pizza stations.
SERVICE: Very good. Lots of servers. The server would check in with table often, and leave additional napkin/tissue.
Cash, Debit, Credit.
Tip: Arrive before 11:30AM Lunch service.

Address: 11970 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8

A few things that can be improved.
  • Placement of Indian sweets in the same section as curries, can get awkward when there is a line for the curries.
  • People are confused where the queue starts and ends at the buffet.
  • Being seated on the patio customers have to use a door to come and go from patio, difficult when holding dishes of food from the buffet! Please leave the door open!

ALL YOU CAN EAT HOLIDAY BRUNCH BUFFET AT RIVER ROCK CASINO RESORT VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW

All You Can Eat Holiday Brunch Buffet at River Rock Casino Resort

The holiday brunch buffet at River Rock is perfect for family gatherings, and has lots of choices for picky foodies. From carvery to dim sum, sushi and more.

The holiday buffet is priced higher during dinner and holidays, but offers more items.

Drinks
There is a touch-screen soda fountain, and servers will bring you coffee, tea or water.

The video below was filmed in December 2017.

VALUE: ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Something for everyone.
Come for the variety!
More expensive during Holidays and Dinner.

QUALITY: Good selection of items.
Food temperature is acceptable. Hot when fresh.

SERVICE:
Food is replenished often, and servers take away used plates often.
CASH, CREDIT, DEBIT.

TIP: Get small discount with Casino membership card

Address: 8811 River Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 3P8

THE BEST ALL YOU CAN EAT KOREAN BBQ IN DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER DAE BAK BON GA – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW GUTO

Dae Bak Bon Ga is a popular Korean restaurant
known for (AYCE) All You Can Eat BBQ and Karaoke. It’s located on Robson street, in downtown Vancouver West End.

There are many Korean restaurants in the area, but Dae Bak Bon Ga has been around for many years which means they’re doing something right.

They serve AYCE and a la carte.

There are two main AYCE menus. Check their website for detailed menu.

Happy Hour – Features Pork Only.
Everyday 3-5PM or Late-night 9pm- closing Sun-thurs.
$22 Pork only or $33 POrk, Beef, Chicken

All Day – Features Pork, Beef, Chicken.
Menus A – D $29, $34, $39, $49 (Seafood)

What We Ordered
All Day AYCE BBQ
– Meats and side dishes.

Side dishes have all the basics, and more.

Meats
You can choose meats prepared
in various marinades, spices, flavors.

There are also special items on the AYCE menu such as mini-bibimbap, and Torched sushi.

Torched Sushi
 – Melted cheese on tuna sushi.

NEW GRILL!
Ask the servers to replace the grill
or they will do it after each round of grilling.

PORK BELLY!
Green Tea, Wasabi, Garlic.

SALAD BOWL!
Add kimchi, and more in the salad bowl!

 VALUE: ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Recommended Happy Hour AYCE menu
and All Day AYCE menu.

QUALITY: Good selection of items.

SERVICE: Attentive, servers replace grill.
 CASH, CREDIT, DEBIT.

Address:
 1323 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2B1

Overall, we recommend this place if you are in downtown Vancouver, and are craving AYCE Korea BBQ.