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Red Hot World Buffet Gets Even Bigger

Monster world buffet restaurant on Deansgate takes over upstairs

Published on June 20th 2012.


Red Hot World Buffet Gets Even Bigger

HERE are some Red Hot World Buffet facts.

The past 12 months has seen the Manchester restaurant feed half a million customers, with diners consuming: 50,000 pizzas; 900,000 pieces of sushi; 104 tonnes of chicken; 104,000 litres of ice cream; 13 tonnes of Chinese noodles; 182,000 taco shells and 20,000 kg of rice.

That amount of rice apparently weighs the same as 200 pandas. We'll have to believe the press release as the office panda left us some months ago muttering about a 'non-existent love-life'. He stole the scales as well.

The finale of the opening will see the unveiling of an enormous edible chocolate sculpture decorated with 1,800 petit fours consisting of 600 different varieties of tiny desserts.

Given those jaw-dropping stats  - and they are jaw-dropping despite what people might think about the food - it's perhaps not unsurprising that Red Hot World Buffet Manchester is expanding.

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On 28 June a luxury second floor will be launched with the target of bringing the total number of diners served every week to 12,000. 

The new 10,000 sq ft floor is 'tailored to provide dedicated facilities for corporate and business guests, and will also be used to alleviate demand at peak dining hours by increasing the restaurant’s capacity by 40 per cent.' 

The new floor cost £250,000 to fit out and will add another 150 covers to the restaurant, bringing the total to 525. Bosses expect the additional space to add a further 2,000 diners per week to its current total, which means weekly figures of almost double the number served by the self-styled ‘biggest restaurant in the UK’. 

Red Hot World Buffet director Helen Dhaliwal said: “The Manchester restaurant has been our most popular venue by far since we launched it last year. We always expected to hit our targets but we have seen a huge surge in demand in the last 12 months from both corporate and casual diners, this is why we have expanded to provide flexible corporate dining facilities and relief during peak times. 

“We envision companies using the second level for working lunches that cater for employees’ and clients’ hugely varied tastes and eating requirements. As well as access to 300 dishes from around the world, the floor will have boardroom facilities and wifi, as well as booths that can be booked, all individually decorated to create an wonderful ambience of rustic luxury.”

 

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The finale of the opening will see the unveiling of an enormous edible chocolate sculpture decorated with 1,800 petit fours consisting of 600 different varieties of tiny desserts.

It's all so excessive you can't help but smile.

It seems that with the launch of Tops on Portland Street (click here), the ante has been well and truly upped by Red Hot World Buffet. 

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5 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousJune 20th 2012.

Cheap looking place serving second rate food according to Schofield in the Tops review.

AnonymousJune 20th 2012.

When I went to the one in Leeds at lunch time (about 6-7 months back) the food wasn't great, but it was cheaper than dinner service and the desserts were friggin' amazing.

Hopefully Tops will give it some competition, they seem to be targeting the exact same market.

suebroJune 21st 2012.

its ok but not great....avoid weekends at all costs..
Ice cream display turned out to be a dummy and good use of mirrors make the desserts look twice the quantity.

shabob1June 22nd 2012.

Absolutely dire place with cheap food, none of it authentic or even tasting remotely good. I don't know what was 'friggin amazing' about the desserts that I had but they were not even average and the grand displays are fake. It is like a cattle market where you are surrounded and squashed in by loads of animals troughing and guzzling - never again!! They could open a roof terrace and I still wouldn't be persuaded to go back.

the Whalley RangerJuly 4th 2012.

This place is truely shocking. No need to ever step foot into Las Vegas.

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