Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Eating Out: Lau's Buffet King

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Eating Out: Lau's Buffet King

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Byline: By Douglas Young

Lau's Buffet King 44-50, Stowell Street, Tel: (0191) 261 8868

No wonder the USA has a problem with obesity. Ever since the concept of the all-you-can-eat buffet was conceived in the US, their larger than life people have been just that.

Now all-you-can-eat is established here, with a selection of Chinese, Asian and even Italian eateries springing up in almost every town. So it was not much of a surprise that when in Stowell Street the other week, a great percentage of restaurants now offer an all-you-can-eat for between pounds 5 and pounds 10.

My better half and I chose Lau's Buffet King, but got there just a little late to get the best value for our money. If you eat and leave before 7.30pm the price is only pounds 6, any time after that and it goes up a couple of quid. Not a lot in it, but it's a great incentive for people to go straight from work.

You get the choice of a starter of aromatic duck and pancakes, or you can go straight to the main courses in the huge selection of dishes in the heated trays full of food, which boasted just about every conceivable Chinese meal. …

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