Jimmy Chung’s Chinese Buffet Edinburgh

Written by Karen Bryan

Jimmy Chungs EdinburghIf you’re in Edinburgh and looking for a cheap, tasty Chinese meal then head to Jimmy Chung’s in Grindlay Street, just off Lothian Road behind the Usher Hall. There’s another Jimmy Chung’s in Edinburgh near Waverley Station, but I think Grindlay Place is better and £1 cheaper for lunch than the Waverley restaurant. The standard lunch price at Jimmy Chung’s in Grindlay Place is £6.49 Monday to Thursday (£6.99 Friday to Sunday). However when I ate there in early December 2011, they’d increased the price to £7.49 for the festive menu (not much different to the usual offerings).

Lunch is definitely the money saving option, as prices go up to £9.99 for dinner from Sunday to Thursday and £11.99 on Friday and Saturday.

There are usually a few vegetarian dishes on offer; I’m not a vegetarian but prefer the vegetables to some of the slightly squishy chicken in some of the dishes. I have to say one of the big attractions of this Jimmy Chung’s is the whippy ice cream machine.