Great night out with a group of friends. The usual chinese,indian,mexican, etc lots of desserts and an ice cream station. Friendly service.
I'm a little biased in that i think the epsom branch make a nicer masala dosa and lamb rogan josh though it could have been the day i went. So perhaps i should give it another go.
The low marks are down to the performance of the staff - from placing a booking for 25 people two weeks in advance and calling the restaurant every couple of days to organise a surprise party but on the day two and a half hours before guests were to arrive at the restaurant I was informed that they might have to cancel the booking as a water main burst! They said they would update me in 30 mins but waited and waited and spent time looking else where in case but no call. I then contacted them an hour and a half before the booking and was informed the booking was still to proceed.
Then later on the staff being the male waiters were quite rude and was pushing for payment before customers had finished their meals
Only staff I would like to thank was a bar staff he helped carry a large cake to our table
Other than that the food I had selected was freshly made but I had only a small selection of food
Jimmy spice is another one of the local Hot Spots.
There are a few dishes to chose from but still not enough. I was not satisfied with the buffet and i think the variety of foods was still very limited for a buffet. The desserts was also very limited. I was disappointed and didn't think it was worth the money. I may give it a second chance but not anytime soon.
Jimmy Spice's, the multi-cultural buffet restaurant chain which started in the Midlands, continues its spread into the southeast by opening its latest restaurant in Wimbledon last week.
It follows the pattern of their other restaurants, serving up Indian, oriental and Italian food, mainly buffet style but supplemented by a few live cooking stations such as the noodle stir fry, where the chefs will fry your chosen combination of meat, veg and noodles with a sauce of your choice.
The restaurant itself is very bright and airy with high ceilings and big windows. It does tick many boxes but I would still only recommend it for big parties - the buffet makes sure everyone is well-fed, the split of the bill is easy to calculate at the end of the evening and there will be no fighting over what style of food to go for.
However, for me, the food is average and I can only give it 3 stars
The restaurant itself is huge and reminds me of a restaurant back in America. However, when I went for dinner in the middle of the week it was so crowded and waiters often came to our table with wrong drink orders and they all appeared to be quite lost.
There was a large variety of food, but the quality was only very average. Also, the presentation of the food was quite sloppy.
The concept behind Jimmy Spice is a sound one. Do I like Chinese food? Tick. How about Indian? Tick. A spot of Italian maybe? Tick. All in one place? Hmmmm......
There's a lot to be said for specialists. People and businesses that shirk the 'One size fits all' mentality and the 'one device that does everything' idea that pervades our quick-fix society (oooh deep) and simply prefer to do one thing right. As the opening gambit of this review suggests, Jimmy Spice is not one of them.
It manages to do lots of things averagely. The food is ok, with no particular dish standing out as a favourite. It is in most part, a buffet style, serve yourself from a series of troughs affair, with a couple of cooked to order dishes thrown in.
I'd recommend Jimmy Spice if you're planning a night out with lots of friends as it is very spacious and the buffet style negates long waiting times that can be a pan in large groups. Aside from this very specific situation, I'd suggest picking whichever cuisine you prefer and sticking with one of those forward thinking specialists, of which Wimbledon has many.
This place has a mish mash of different cuisines and usually that can be quite risky but the food is actually pretty good but make sure you're a fan of indian food because the majority of the chefs are asian so everything but the italian section has a bit of an asian infusion.
It was ridiculously packed when I went and apparently thats the norm, You are herded around the assembly line like buffet and there isn't nearly enough space towards the desert section. Certain foods I just couldn't wait for as the line was so long but they looked amazing from the 25 strong queue :-)
I say if you are impatient and don't like to sit in cramped quarters then fine one of the many other places around in wimbledon.
Curry, Pizza, Salad.....
...Marshmallos, lasagne, ice cream, noodles.
A huge restaurant opposite Wimbledon Theatre priding itself on the exploration of around the world cuisine.
It's a sure bet for large groups with bits and bobs to please everyone and a good selection for vegetarians.
The set up is quite impressive, large hot plates, desert bar and chefs in white hats wandering around asking if you need any advice about what to try.
Now, I can imagine what it's like when the restaurant is full on a weekend, and I can see why the place gets a bad rep here. But, I went of a Tuesday with a friend for a nice catch up meal. We were starving and needed a hole filling... and boy did Jimmy's do that.
Cheesy Music, lots of families... but if you know what you're going in to... good clean fun all around.
Top tip: Tip you waiter... they deserve a pay rise for the uniforms they have to wear.
seriously underwhelming... i was so excited for this place, and so let down :[
maybe it's because i'm american, and used to buffets being amazing, but i found this place pretty disappointing. they definitely have a lot of different types of food, but none of them are very good. there's indian, chinese, and italian food, as well as a dessert and ice cream bar. the ice cream bar was probably the highlight of all the stations, because everything else was sort of grim..
** they have little notes next to each food telling you it's country of origin, but some of them are so stupid it's hilarious. like "lettuce - italy" or "rice - world." that rivals the ice cream bar for the highlight... or possibly the man in a giant pepper suit standing outside. all three were pretty memorable, everything else sucked
Rubbish. One word
Jimmy's is a great place to go when your in a group as you will have an excellent selection of fresh food Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Thai to name a few and therefore can cater for even the fusiest of eaters. There is also a huge selection of desserts and even an ice cream stand where the chef prepares an ice cream mixed in with your favuorite toppings.
so i went their friday gone for the first time and mannn was i in for a treat! indian, chinese,italian and more with an amazing desert platter! cocktails tasty i was so full i could hardly walk!! only thing is the waiters are way to attentive i mean they stood there watching me eat and kept asking if i had finished! annoying but other than that it was great will defo go again.
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