Before seeing Taylor Swift we did of course need some sort of sustenance and as expected the O2 was absolutely heaving with long queues at almost every eating establishment in the place. Somehow through Water Margin seemed to escape the eye of many (perhaps because the restaurant itself is upstairs?) and we were able to get a table for two fairly quickly. Water Buffet is an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet restaurant and as such offers a wide variety of dishes that you can mix and match as you please.
There are two islands of hot food varying from starters like spring rolls, crispy wontons, prawn toast and, my favourite, crispy duck. To mains like chicken with cashew nuts, barbecue pork and king prawns with spicy sauce. So a nice variety, all fresh and hot being replaced frequently. There was also a section of raw foods which you could have cooked to order at the teppenyaki. Due to time constraints we didn’t go for this option but almost everything I tried was pleasant enough. Not the best chinese food I’ve ever tasted but more than adequate for an all-you-can-eat restaurant.
There was of course room for pudding and again there was a wide selection to choose from including various ice-cream flavours and toppings, a chocolate fountain (sadly out of service during our visit), fresh fruit and yoghurt as well as lots of mini cakes and desserts. I particularly enjoyed the macaroons although they really shouldn’t have been kept in the fridge!I had thought that the drinks were reasonably priced having opted for an apple juice at what I thought was just £2.00 and being served a pint glass full but they had actually cheekily given us the large size which was £3.60. Only really annoying because I didn’t drink half of it! At £14.80 per person it’s an average price to pay for an all-you-can-eat buffet of average Chinese food but there are definitely nicer options to choose from in the O2. Downstairs is Club WM a bar where they have R&B nights every weekend but as we were there for a concert we didn’t hang about to see what it was like.
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