JRC Global Buffet Watford, is a Pan-Asian-European-American place to eat. It is situated near the flyover at Watford High Street. We parked at Palace Car Park, as the map we’d seen suggested that it was near the Palace Theatre, Watford, but it probably would have been better to have parked at the Gade Car Park.
The entrance belies the size of the place. In fact, we passed it trying to find it. The design of the logo, the colour scheme, the look of the entrance, perhaps – but we found it on the way back.
Once inside JRC Global Buffet Watford, we walked up some stairs, where we – or at least I – still didn’t twig that it was big. This was the area where they admitted people, and it reminded me of a reasonably smart nightclub or an upmarket, non-mainstream cinema. We paid for entry, which included all soft drinks and food, and gave our tickets to a lady who put them on one of those spike things.
As an aside, if you are booking after 4pm the same day, you can’t – you just turn up and take a chance. Fortunately, we were in luck, though we were limited to an hour and a half.
We were promptly shown to our table. It was as we were lead there, that we realised how big this restaurant was. It starts as a corridor, and then opens up into a large L shaped area. The seats were comfortable, leather or leatherette. The whole thing exuded a pleasant ambience.
The staff on the whole were friendly and helpful. Several times while we were eating, a man came round offering some very appetising looking meat on skewer. We declined, but it did look nice! Plates were taken away promptly, and whenever we went for more food, we choose new ones from the serving stations.
There was (diet) Pepsi but no (diet) Coke – we’re Diet Coke people ourselves, but there was plenty of other drinks to choose from, including the strawberry ice slush drink.
The food was clearly labeled – except apparently the sweet and sour sauce (which it was not ketchup – oh well). The salad was kept fresh by having it in bowls kept in ice. All the food was freshly prepared. For example, a lady served salmon straight off the fish. Man, those things are large. It wasn’t obvious, but the pasta was prepared on request (but keep an eye on the salt on the pasta – they overdid it a bit – but I guess everyone’s tastes are different).
Overall, it was a pleasant evening. Pretty much, they’ve got everything right. An enjoyable dining experience, and one I’d repeat. So JRC Global Buffet Watford gets a big thumbs up from us – a great place to eat out.
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