I will preface this post by saying that I am not usually a fan of buffets. I usually find that the quality of the buffets in Australia is pretty subpar, and I never eat my money's worth (I tend to like the regular dishes, rather than piling on plates of prawns, seafood etc) so I find I get a better meal ordering a la carte. I really love the buffets they have overseas though, they put to shame any of the ones I've tried here.
Having said that though, everyone loves a buy one get one free promotion, and Viva Sydney's offer was too good to resist.
Cold selection - including sashimi, marinated octopus salad, prawns, oysters, crab amongst other things
Pretty untouched selection of seafood before it was ambushed
cold Lobster dish - available on Friday and Saturday nights
One of my many plates - mussel, oysters, sashimi, potato and honey mustard chicken
More of the same- with a few extras like pork belly in white wine sauce, and fish
Cold salad dishes
Lamingtons filled with jam & cream, fruit tarts & chocolate eclairs
Those cupcakes are awfully familiar! (Yael's?), coconut and tapioca cake/pudding, and strawberry cake
My dessert plate - the one in the cup was a rockmelon flavoured pudding, it was really nice! I also really enjoyed the coconut tapioca dessert too
Overall, there wasn't really much selection, there were only about 8 hot dishes all up, some which didn't really seem appealing at all - off the top of my head, there was a hot potato dish, fish, honey mustard chicken, pork belly in white wine sauce, mussels, kaffir lime rice and that's all I remember - they didn't even have a hot pasta or beef dish!
The cold salad department was also a bit lacking I thought...
So the verdict is, even with the promotion, it wasn't really worth trying. The best part of the meal was the desserts, other than that the rest of the meal was nothing to write home about. I would have been pretty angry if I paid full price for this. Sydney, please up your buffet game!
Four Points by Sheraton
161 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9290 4000