Different Types of Buffet Restaurants

January 8, 2018

Buffet dining has been around for a long time; since the 16th Century to be precise. Originating in France, the style of buffet dining – where guests serve themselves from a variety of dishes set out on a table – has remained a popular serving style.

Today there are plenty of restaurants for us to choose from that provide a buffet concept, as they are an efficient way of feeding a large number of guests. But what are the different types of buffet for us to try?

All You Can Eat

These buffets offer plenty of food for your money. Customers at an all you can eat buffet pay a set price, and from there they can eat, well, all they can. Customers serve themselves from a range of hot items, salad bar, and dessert station.

Cafeteria Style Buffet 

You rarely find this style of self service in a restaurant; in this type of buffet you select your plate of food as they pass through a line. Plates contain pre-made sandwiches, a soup, a drinks fridge and coffee machine, and a sealed dessert are a few examples of the things you’d find.

Special Occasion Buffets

It is popular for restaurants to hold special promotions on certain days in the form of a buffet. A restaurant might offer a roast carvery on a Sunday or a seafood buffet on a Wednesday for example. Some places put on a buffet for special occasions such as a Mother’s Day buffet.

Catered Buffets 

Weddings, business meetings and holiday parties are perfect situations for a catered buffet. Some restaurants provide catering services that will travel to an event to provide food for large groups of people.

Healthy Buffet Concept

With the rise in health standards amongst the public, restaurants are now providing healthy buffet choices, in place of a heavy meat and dairy selection.

If you are in search of a great buffet, Royal Nawaab’s Halal restaurant in London provides a fantastic Pakistani cuisine buffet.