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US$16 - US$31
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On 5 May 2022 at 18:21, I made a telephonic booking for the mother's day buffet. The lady (I am sorry I didn't ask her name) informed me that the new name is Billy G and the buffet last from 11:30 to 13:30. I gave...her my name and cellphone number to complete the booking. When we arrived there on Sunday, 8 May in a good mood and were looking forward to an enjoyable meal and positive experience. We drive all the way from George and was in a good mood as we visited this old Admiral years ago and it was a memorable experience. On our arrival, my name was not on the booking list and the lady in charge was not very supportive. She asked us to wait while people were streaming in. To be honest, the management of this list was at least chaos. After a while, we decided to go to another restaurant and left. I need to thank the mangement for ruining our specail day.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2019

First off our party of four were told that the restaurant had no booking in our name. This after we had booked months before Christmas. The lady at the front desk advised us that they would find a table for us, which they did, in...the furthest corner of the restaurant. The vegetables were raw and cold. The chicken was cold. The beef, pork and other meats were as tough as boot leather and also cold. To cap it all there was no Christmas pudding or trifle on the dessert counter. I'd been waiting a year for trifle and Christmas pudding. Oh and the custard, which I would have poured over my Christmas pudding if there had been any, was thick and ugly looking. And for this we paid R375.00 per head. They won't see us again in a hurry.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

The place is clean and reasonably priced for a family. Needless to say they seem to put sugar in everything and salt in nothing.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 19 June 2019

Worst experience ever.Overbooked then being told 'just put them at table 4' could only eat dessert as I waited over 30min in line to get food went home hungry as we wanted to eat brunch and as we alsoi asked if they take American Express...Cards with a reply-'Only if you have money on your card' Have sent a complaint to all emails I could get hold of 2weeks later still have'nt heard a thing to travel over an hour to get service like this never again I wont ever go there again.....!!!!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 29 April 2019

We had lunch at Admirals Buffet on Sunday 28 April. Our experience wasn't the greatest in respect of quality. The prawns were skimpy, dry and extremely bland (more skin than meat - looked like scraps), the stew meat tough to chew (with a lot of...sinew), the bobotie very oily and the broccoli and cauliflower also very bland. The freshly made calamari was nice as well as the pickled curry fish. The desserts were also nice. For R190 per person I would not do it again. The chefs definitely don't have a passion for making tasty, good quality food. If you only care about eating as much as you can, then go for it. If you care about quality and flavour, then I suggest you go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 26 April 2019 via mobile

Me and a friend decided to visit the restaurant for a dinner. Thinking of the great experiences we had at Admiral's as kid's. What a disspointment. Buffet is in urgent need of an upgrade. Would love to go back when everything is sorted out.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

The food was good. Big big spreads with nice choices. The buffet is fun to go explore (try the shrimp and calamari, it's the best!) only a few things that will mist likely stop me from going back. First...the restaurant has no ambiance as they...share a sound system with the casino. There's total silence at some stages, sometimes a count down of some sort. It is terrible. I'm sure the casino makes enough money to buy the poor restaurant a decent sound system. The restaurant has a bit of a dirty feel. There's stains on the cusions against the wall that looked a bit like old blood. Waiters needs training and not all staff is in uniform. Some walks around in hoodies and stuff. Basically the only thing good about the restaurant is the buffet section. And please, get a sound system so you can play some music, it's super awkward celebrating your mom's birthday while hearing cutlary hitting people's plates in the background.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

The food is very very good. It is a bit expensive and you wish you could eat more to get the most value for money. But - give it a try. You won't regret

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

What an excellent buffet restaurant! They have something for any and every possible taste. They even have a stir fry section! The wait staff is just excellent. As soon as you clean a plate it's gone and new cutlery appears. I haven't had food that...good in a long time!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Of all the places I have eaten this was the worst by far. Over cooked dry meat, cold veg, over salted stew, burnt salty dessert - never going back and all of that for R180.

Date of visit: September 2018
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The Admirals Buffet is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 2.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 2