FeD & Red Hot: The Battle of the Buffets

Buffet food is like binge watching on Netflix; you know you should stop, but you just can’t resist going back for more.

Who doesn’t like buffet food? It is fundamental to our survival, you can’t really escape it either. You may not choose to to visit a buffet restaurant, however you’ll find it rather center-pieced at many life events; weddings, birthdays, funerals, leaving do’s, the opening of a new business, the summer barbecue, it just never ends. And we love it.

For the past couple of years Red Hot World Buffet has been my one-stop place for a rather more formal buffet dinner with friends and work socials. But now we have the fairly new Food Exploration Destination, a.k.a FeD, situated not so far away. I’ve been lucky enough to feed my stomach’s desire at both of these fantastic venues and with this mini-post I’ll give you a brief rundown on what I thought.


Firstly, Red Hot. This very warmly coloured restaurant offers a wide variety of food such as a sushi bar, Italian pizza, British pies, Indian curries, Mexican tortillas, Chinese noodles and a range of desserts. With such a vast choice to pick from it’s difficult not serving everything onto your first plate and regretting being full so early in the process. The price ranges from different days, with Saturday being the most expensive time at £14.99.


Secondly, we have FeD. This venue is visually simple but bright. Lots of whites which make it a little less cosy and more professional. The food selections are VERY similar however when I visited there was a lack of British food, this was subsidised by the much nicer grill (where they cook steak and burgers to your liking) and larger range of desserts. The pricing is the same apart from Friday is 14.99, whereas Red Hot is available at 13.99.

It’s up to you where you want to go, in my opinion they are extremely alike, apart from the few differences noted, this is likely because the two people who created FeD came from Red Hot World Buffet. If I was going to choose however, I’d likely pick FeD.

FeD: http://www.wearefed.co.uk/

Red Hot World Buffet: http://redhotworldbuffet.com/restaurants/cardiff/

Alexander Jones


Author: alexwelsh95

Magazine journalism trainee. Journalism, media and cultural studies graduate, Cardiff University.

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