Price Range : Under $10 (££)
Terracotta Restaurant is the best place to spend your leisure time tasting delicious food and enjoying the nice atmosphere. After visiting our restaurant you will definitely have a wish to come back!
Adress: 25-27 Highcross Street, Leicester, LE1 4PF
Phone: +44 116 253 6666
- list_altTakes ReservationsYes
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- local_barAlcoholFull Bar
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVYes
I went here with a mate to test the waters, so to speak, in preparation for organising a Christmas meal for the society I help run. All in all I was pleasantly surprised - not only was the food very good, but the prices are lower than the other all-you-can-eat Chinese restaurant nearby and the food, in my opinion, is nicer.
The starters are roughly the same as the starters you get at other such restaurants: present and correct was the sesame prawn toast, the fried chicken wings, the crispy aromatic duck (with pancakes), the spring rolls and the dumplings. The mains, too, are fairly run-of-the-mill for such an establishment, with a range of options covering chicken, prawn, pork and the like and a range of tastes from sweet and sour to curry via black bean sauce. However, the devil is in the detail and they were all brilliantly executed (except for the lemon chicken, by which we were slightly disappointed).
I was also impressed that the rice ran out much less often than you'd usually expect and I was also pleasantly startled by the availability of sushi and similar things in the buffet, which went down very well. In addition to all that, there was a teriyaki bar where you could get things cooked to order with your choice of sauce (although I was so full after sampling the extensive buffet I didn't get a chance to try it!).
For pudding there were fritters available and a freezer full of tubs of proper ice cream to go with it, unlike some restaurants' desserts which are just sundaes kept ready in a huge freezer or a Mr. Whippy-style ice cream dispenser on the side with some marshmallows. I always appreciate a restaurant doing desserts that aren't just different arrangements of chocolate and icecream!
All in all, I had a wonderful evening and I can't wait for round two later in the semester.
Qype User (ariazh…)
Chines buffet takes really good and the choices also include sushi.
Qype User (wanna_…)
Food wasn't the best and cold as well. We were stopped in the middle of our meal and asked to move tables! Overpriced as well.
Qype User (pendul…)
Chinese buffet. Pretty big and more expensive than other buffets in town although the food is essentially the same so I wouldn't go there unless someone else was paying!
It's based downstairs so look carefully so you don't miss the entrance, which sports a (recently beheaded) terracotta warrior. It's clean and light, although the tables are as characteristically crowded as all these places are in Leicester.
Wide choice of food, although finding the rice can be a bit challenging for some reason, however, as I say, especially at lunch go to the place on High Street - it's half the price for the same quality and service.
Qype User (becky…)
A large chinese buffet restaurant. It is at basement level so there is no natural light but it is well lit and has a cosy feel.
There is an extensive selection of dishes, including an area for freshly cooking meat, and sushi etc.
The staff are always very helpful and friendly, and the price is quite reasonable though for a big family it ends up actually being very expensive (about £60+ for a family with 4 children) so only special occasions for us!