The 5pm Restaurants blog has already mentioned the growing popularity of global buffet restaurants. In the last few months, The World in Musselburgh and Cosmo in Aberdeen have started serving menus which offer several different cuisines under the same roof.
Out and about in Glasgow on Saturday, your blogger noticed that Cook and Indi’s World Buffet had established itself on Sauchiehall Street.
As well as dishing up Italian, Thai, Chinese, Indian and Japanese food, the buffet restaurant also offers a carvery and a salad bar. Prices start from £5.99 for a weekday lunchtime visit and rise to £12.99 for peak time weekend evening meals.
The Sauchiehall Street operation is part of a rapidly growing chain of restaurants which started in Hamilton in 2011 and now includes units in Darnley and Bishopbriggs.
‘Five cuisines and over a hundred dishes’ is the promotional strapline. World buffet restaurants sell themselves on offering something for even the most indecisive diner. Don’t know whether you fancy Italian, Indian or Chinese? No worries, world buffets cover all of the most popular cuisines.
They may be on to something. A recent survey from Yo! Sushi has invented the term ‘order anxiety’. Apparently, we are turning into a nation of food flappers with 47% of people surveyed waiting to see what others order before making up their own minds.