JRC Global Buffet

Global Cuisine

The JRC Cardiff branch brings their unique style and casual dining to Mermaid Quay. The double height ceilings and full length exterior windows compliment the Asian influenced interior features and brings a refreshing and calming ambience.

Our awarding winning chefs provide a theatrical feast for diners at three live cooking stations, transforming fresh ingredients into mouth-watering sizzling dishes. These include our signature teppanyaki hotplate, yakitori barbecue grill, freshly prepared sushi bar, deli bar, roasting selection, Indian station and chef special.

These are in addition to the popular and delicious dishes available on our hot and cold cooking stations and feature dessert counters.

We are located on Bute Street with ample parking within 2 minutes walk.

15 reviews

  1. RUBBISH COMMUNICATION A SAD START

    Tried for 10 Minutes to book a Table,NO reply just a Message SORRY WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE YOUR CALL YOU CANNOT LEAVE A MESSAGE. EVENTUALLY WHEN I DID GET THRU I WAS TOLD THE REASON WAS ONLY ONE PERSON MANNED THE TILL AND THE PHONE. Someone needs to get their Act together sooner than Later 1/10

  2. Average

    Food was average not very hot

  3. rude rude and ruder staff

    omg horrific!!!! RUDE STAFF ,I downloaded the app ,it sais 13,99
    on sunday booked a table,,,,,,had a silly dull 18 year old tell me downloaded the wrong app /old app 100 quid later no bottle of wine free and such rude staff our rating for the food is a 1 out of 5 ‘ice cream all melted only four choices but all runny, rude staff all the way ,never never going back and only been open for 11 days no wonder it closed b4

  4. Raw food and not just the sushi

    Served raw chicken wing, when I complained about it I was told that how they are marinated meant the blood stays in it when it’s cooked.
    Shocking.
    After two emails to complain, no response.

  5. Best all you can eat in cardiff

    Has gone downhill over the years but this is by far my FAVORITE all you can eat place in Cardiff.

  6. My tip is don’t wast your money , it is rubbish , not as good as before, won’t be going back, the food is tastless, selection not as good as before , waited so long for them to open up again, so disappoint .

  7. St Mary's Exceptional Eating Experience

    We brought 42 children and 5 staff to your restaurant on Sunday evening. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being able to try delicious food from around the world. They created memories with that they will take with them through life. The highlight being able to have a steak to order. The food is of high quality and the service excellent. It was lovely to be met by the manager who explained everything to us and all members of staff were fantastic and very friendly with the children. Everyone was so welcoming and professional. we will definitely be doing this again next year and would thoroughly recommend you. Thank you. You made our weekend in Cardiff Bay so memorable. St Mary’s Catholic School Wrexham

  8. Great for lunch.

    Recently visited for lunchtime offer. Two could eat for £15 including soft drinks. Staff were all very friendly, surprised to read such negetive reviews. Food was all hot and everything was available. Excellent value for lunch, will definitely visit again, great value for a family as soft drinks alone can cost enough at other restaurants.

  9. Special birthday for my husband

    A pleasant surprise after reading some negative reviews. We found the food excellent. I enjoyed the spicy fish dish and the lamb rogan Josh.
    It was a good gesture coming round with roast lamb and chicken legs.
    The pudding s were lovely and plentiful.
    The soup was too spicy for me, l like good old chicken and sweetcorn
    The unlimited drinks were very nice too.
    Generally very good, and I’m a fusspot.

  10. Tasteful decor and food

    Managed to get to the restaurant yesterday and was not disappointed. The decor is beautiful: fresh, clean and shiny which is just what you want from food stations. The food was great: had fresh cooked king prawns from the live station which were lovely. You pay before you enter and it includes all the soft drinks which are on the side and you help yourself so you can mix what you want. All the staff were very friendly and polite. Can’t wait to go again.

  11. Cold food and Poor managerial response

    I visited this recently refurbished restaurant last night (25th August 2017). Had been before and had enjoyed the buffet. After arriving at 18:45, it was not busy and a young lady showed us to our table and explained where could find the bar, food and free non-alcoholic drinks included in the price.

    Headed to get some shredded duck pancakes to find there were only a few scraps left, ask if there was anymore, and the two staff behind the counter held up a finger and carried on talking amongst their selves. I took it to mean it will be a minute. After waiting patiently as more customers cued for the pancakes, one of the staff took the duck out of the microwave in view and tipped the contents into the metal food container. I put some on my plate and just pick a morsel to try and it was cold.

    I pointed this out to the member of staff who was still behind the counter, who without acknowledging me just emptied it back out and put it back in the microwave and finally, brought it back hot.

    We also enjoyed our Teppanyaki single scallop and squid cooked freshly in front of us.

    Next we noticed Freshly cooked Duck had just been placed out so we proceeded to put some on our plates and my wife decide to check if it was hot, to her disappointment she found it was once again cold, I’m mean very cold. I called the manager across who was in the vicinity at the time. Without saying a word to me he just took the duck off our plates with his bare hands, placing it back on the original serving dish, stormed off to the cooking area and started shouting at the staff in front of customers and did not return to say anything to us.

    I was ready to leave at this time but my wife persuaded me to stay. The rest of the food we tried was acceptable and warm. I was totally aghast at the manager lack of apology and watch him as he later sat down with three Asian gentlemen who seemed to be having Crab, Razorfish(Clams) and other items not on the buffet menu, coming back and forth many times to change their plates and give them plastic containers to take their remaining food away with them.

    I can safely say I will not be recommending or revisiting this restaurant again.

  12. No choice, cold greasy food

    Went at lunchtime and they have hardly any food at all, unless you want chips or a couple of curries. Went especially for sushi as its my daugyers favorite but no one told us of the different day menu. When we realised it was too late. Asked for a refund as my daughter didnt want anything else, but would only give us half a refund. Dissapointing attitudes from staff and manager. We could have gone to waggamama for the money and had a great meal. Definately avoid this place.

  13. Very enjoyable

    After reading some rather negative reviews, we wondered if we had chosen the right place for a family 18th birthday celebration. It was fantastic! We all thoroughly enjoyed the extensive choice of foods offered, which satisfied vegetarians and picky children as well as the rest of us. The only criticism was that some of the food was not piping hot.
    That said, we will definitely be returning!

  14. Great Place To Eat

    It’s disappointing to see so many negative reviews; it’s as if there is a campaign against the place! We go there every week at lunch-times & it has always been great. Yes there is a bigger selection in the evening but also a higher price. The temperature of the food is always acceptable (some dishes cool down if they have been out longer than the others). We have never had anything undercooked & there are always about 60 or more dishes available. As for the staff, most are new with the reopening of the restaurant but they really could not be more willing & helpful. By a long way it is our favourite place to eat out in Cardiff and I’m amazed that people can criticise the place (and I have absolutely no connections with JRC). I’m heading down there again now but had to react to some of these reviews.

  15. Whats not to like?

    17.99 for all you can eat on a sunday with unlimited free drinks. Was expecting the usual average food but was pleasantly surprised. Some of the food needed a bit more heat, but I guess that happens with buffets. Bad reviews are just ppl who had a bad experience. Don’t let it put you off. Looking forward to the one in Wembley opening as im from London and just in Cardiff for the weekend.

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Mermaid Quay
Cardiff Bay CF10 5BZ
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LUNCH Monday to Friday 12:00 – 15:00 DINNER Monday to Friday 17:30 – 22:30, Friday until 23:00 Saturday:12:00 – 23:00 Sunday & Bank Holiday:12:00 – 22:00

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