From stacks of freshly prepared sushi to rodizio meat skewers served via traffic light systems, Manchester’s speciality all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants offer a variety of authentic, endless dining experiences for extraordinarily reasonable prices.

Here are some of the best:

Merzee | Levenshulme | £12.95/£25.95

Standing imposingly in the heart of Levenshulme, Merzee (recently the legendary Royal Nawaab) calls on all corners of Southeast Asia to shape their vibrant buffet offering, with a stellar team of chefs that boast over 25 years in the industry.

1008 Stockport Rd, Manchester M19 3WN, Tel: 0161 224 6969
Bem Brasil | Deansgate/Northern Quarter | £20.75-£34.75

Manchester’s best-known churrascaria joint, Bem Brasil offers rodizio-style barbecued meats – with limitless side salads and Brazilian stew – for as long as your small circular flashcard lies green side up. Served by a team of roving Passadores, Bem Brasil’s constant supply of traditionally grilled beef, chicken and pork skewers leave every table resembling Kerplunk and every customer deeply satisfied.

44 King St W, Manchester M3 2GQ | 58 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FJ, Tel: 0161 839 2525 | 0161 923 6888
Fazenda | Spinningfields | £13.90-£32.90 (Under-8s Free)

For the rodizio experience with added ‘majestic grandeur’, Fazenda elevates authentic gaucho dining with endless meat platters, salads and stews alongside an extensive cocktail menu and a wine list ‘for the most educated of palates’.

The Avenue, Manchester M3 3AP, Tel: 0161 207 1183
Sakura | Cheetham Hill | £27.99-£28.99

Situated just beyond the north-west city limit, laid-back sushi buffet Sakura offers old-school Japanese served in a contemporary style with a ‘high-tech twist’, as guests use tablets to order Nigiri, Inari, Gunkan, Sashimi, Maki, ‘Inside Out’, Temaki, Salad, Veggie, Soup Rice Noodles, Deep Fried Dishes, Teppanyaki and more.

175 Cheetham Hill Rd, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8LG, Tel: 0161 834 9988
Sushi Mami | Portland Street | £33.99-£34.99

Alongside poké bowls, bento boxes and an a la carte menu, Sushi Mama serves freshly prepared all-you-can-eat sushi, tempura dishes and teppanyaki with a belief that ‘a good mood comes with good food’.

111 Portland St, Manchester M1 6DN, Tel: 0161 228 3388
Emoji | University | £24.99-£29.99

Promising the ‘ultimate BBQ experience’, the enormously popular and unapologetically yellow East-meets-West buffet restaurant offers limitless charcoal-grilled meats, sides and sauces – with seafood included for an extra fiver – every day of the week.

28 Higher Cambridge St, Manchester M15 6AA, Tel: 0161 226 6741
Azuma | University | £22

For just £22 per person, Azuma promises the best of Manchester’s ongoing Korean barbecue renaissance, with a steady supply of fresh, raw meats delivered to tables which feature their own hot plates, as well as vegetables, soups and a list of zesty Korean beers.

73 Cavendish St, Manchester M15 6BN
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Fri 30 Jun 2023