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Reviews of Tuli

Tooley Street, London SE1


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definitely would not recommend this place to my friends or a
rought a KGB Deal for Tuli Chinese on Tolley and was a great disappointment!!!
The Manager was rude upon seating my partner and I as we had not booked our table in advance.
We would have understood if it was a busy Saturday night, however it was 7pm on a wed evening and they only had to wait on 4 other tables of 2 and 3 people.

The Manager persisted on trying to make us feel guilty upon using our 40 pound voucher, stating that they need to prepare the set menu.
The set menu consisted of an entree - seaweed, 2 spring rolls and 2 pork ribs...
A soup you get a choice of chicken and corn or sweet and sour
Main - sliced beef
- mixed vegetables
- sweet and sour chicken and fried rice

Then dessert which was a mixed fruit platter..

We would have understood if they food was going to be extravagant, but none of the above is, the food was average (we much prefer the Chinese restaurant right opposite Tuli)

I definitely would not recommend this place to my friends or any of my neighbours in SE1!!!

Food not warm
Went there the other day for dinner and although the food was not bad, it was not even lukewarm which did not do wonders for the taste.

Service very friendly.

Great for lunch! Possibly better for Dinner?
Tuli is an all you can eat Chineese/Fusion buffet.

The first thing that gets you as you enter is the scale of the place. It's set partialy in the railway arch behind the building and they've covered the roof in an arched lit canopy - quite pretty. The rest of the décor is modernist and simple and the dining area streches over a ground and a mezzanine level. The buffet and serving area is huge. Three curved tables forming a circle provide the serving area for the buffet.

The food I tried was excellent, the crispy fried chicken with Thai chili sauce was particularly zingy and the pork ribs with honey and chili were delicious. They also (unusual in my experience) had king prawns, mussels and crispy duck pancakes available at lunchtime. All of the flavours were distinct and fresh and there was not an overabundance of food so as it was used up it was replaced. At the weekends and evenings they also have Sushi, Tepanyaki, where they cook the food you have selected in front of you and also BBQ Roast also within the price.

Each buffet meal costs

Mon to Fri Lunch Adult £7.80, Child £4.80, Infant £2
Saturday and Sunday Lunch Adult £8.80, Child £5.20, Infant £2
Sunday to Thursday Dinner Adult, £13.80, Child £7.80, Infant £3
Friday and Saturday Dinner Adult £14.80, Child £8.80, Infant £3

Staff are friendly and helpful and there is a flyer around for 10% off. Look out for it!

Passing by.......
I popped my head in the door tonight (10 march) and received a warm greeting from one of the staff. He took me on a tour of this caverness restaurant. The food is Buffett style with diffferent sections for starter/main/main veggie.
I'm not a fan of Chinese buffett restaurants however the food looked fine with a wide selection of dishes.
I will give it a try soon

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