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Buffet des continents

$$ - $$$
Italian, Canadian
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4 impasse de la Gare-Talon, Gatineau, Quebec J8T 0B1, Canada
+1 819-561-1099
Today
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice variety.. always fresh food coming.. big place so lots of space to sit but not as much of variety of food as you are expecting but a great selection.. friendly staff ok service

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Thank SweetestGurl
Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure what's happened to this restaurant, since we ate there a long time ago, but it's sure gone downhill in food quality. Did notice that their last "Certificate of Excellence" on the wall was dated 2011... Four of us went to lunch (Sat-May 6th)-3 adults & 1 nine year old. The atmosphere was nice, and service very good. I'll... More 

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Thank yflyer74
Ottawa
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93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I went to this restaurant on a recommendation, and I wasn't disappointed. The restaurant is big, and marvelously clean. The service was impeccable and courteous. What about the food? Each buffet counter had its specialty: soup and salad, Chinese, pizza, dessert,... I tried a bit from each counter, (except the pizza), and found the food very good. And when the... More 

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Thank Giannifox
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I cannot give a good review for this restaurant. I've been in 3 occasions and have been sick twice. I believe the cross contamination was the cause. Too many people and not enough staff looking out to ensure people don't put their hands all over the food. Another thing, kids roam free and the parents don't watch them which again... More 

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Thank joanne c
Gatineau, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

good food good variety , clean environment , very noisy as kids allowed so not a gd place for lovey couples ,was very insulted when i got my bill which was 100$ for 5 people not the price but the waiter gave a dirty look when i left a tip of 15$ remember this is a buffet i usually tip... More 

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1 Thank Carodick
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the Buffet for a private Birthday party with over 60 guest. The food was amazing, fresh, plentiful, great selection of hot and cold choices. The staff were attentive and fast. Best buffet I have ever went too. I give it a 5 ⭐️

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Thank Angiebaby2004
Ottawa
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115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We'd been here a few times before but this was our first time going for their weekend brunch. It was quite good! Similar food selection as usual but had 1 area setup with all the usual breakfast fixings as well (eg. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, etc.). It was all well-prepared. Reasonably-priced too for what you get. Kids eat free for the... More 

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1 Thank Rye13
Laval, Canada
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Years ago i tried the one in Sherbrooke and was blown away. Now that they have expanded they are good but not what they once were. They make delicious food but its not always up to par and its inconsistent. This a great value but make sure to go during peak time to get the freshest food

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Thank Coach_Brian79
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Upon researching Buffet des Continents, i understand it to be a chain in the more-or-less southern Quebec province area. I visited the Gatineau location and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. Generally speaking, I don't prefer dining in buffet type establishments because of crowds, but after vibing with their slogan, "where in the world would you like to... More 

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Thank ytseng02
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Extremely tacky interior. Looks like warehouse converted. The food was garbage if you like super peppered Roast beef. Staff were pleasant. Won't return, at least I know now. Never will recommend. Dessert was old cake that had dryness to it. The staff don't refill salad even with a hour to close. I watched another lady harass one staff member to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Italian, Canadian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 impasse de la Gare-Talon, Gatineau, Quebec J8T 0B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Outaouais Region  >  Gatineau
  • Phone Number: +1 819-561-1099

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?