Restaurant Review: Chom Chom, Canterbury - Kent, UK

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Chom Chom Canterbury Halal  buffet

I had come across Chom Chom in Canterbury, when I was searching for Halal restaurants in Kent on Google. However, since they've not mentioned about it being Halal on their website, I wasn't quite sure if it really was until recently after I heard from someone about it. I definitely had to try this buffet restaurant in Canterbury. We sometimes prefer eating at buffet restaurants because it offers a good variety and everything's included in one price, from starters to mains, condiments, accompanists, sundries and my most favourite course, the desserts. Most restaurants however, do not include drinks, but some like JRC in London, do!

Chom Chom Canterbury Halal  buffet

Location & Parking:

Chom Chom in Canterbury is a completely Halal Indian and Chinese buffet restaurant in Canterbury (Kent) but they do serve alcohol within the premises and have a proper bar to cater to those who want drinks. Parking for disabled is available right at the back door of the restaurant while the others have to park elsewhere. We opted for council parking as that was the only option and paid £2 for 2 hours. Chom Chom was just 2 minutes walk away from our parking which is pretty reasonable. It was extremely cold that day so we actually hurried towards the restaurant rather than strolling.

Chom Chom Canterbury Halal  buffet

Seating & Interior:

Inside, we were greeted by a staff member who then took us to the table that had been reserved and it was a Friday evening so the restaurant was very busy. There were some birthday parties going on, some were there for a leaving party while some like us just went to celebrate the start of the weekend. I quite liked the ambiance, the seating was comfortable and the decor was inviting with some candles flickering around. Candles just make any place look so cosy and inviting, don't they? 

The Dining Experience:

We had a quick look around at the buffet and started off with the soup of the day. It was a clear soup with herbs and vegetables. Next stop were the starters. The chicken tikka, chicken wings, pakora, pizza and many other things.

Chom Chom Canterbury Halal  buffet

Chom Chom Canterbury Halal  buffet

Chom Chom Canterbury Halal  buffet

Chom Chom does have a good variety in their salad bar, but I just tasted their sauces and chutneys. For the main, I tried little bit of almost everything. There was also a live station where the chef prepared noodles for us in the way just like we wanted. We kept it less spicy, because we wanted BabyN' to have it as well. They tasted good and you can customise it by adding more sauces or dips to cater to your taste. The duck that they cook is imported from Malaysia and was in starters and main, both! The variety of desserts was good too! Again, I tried little bit of everything except the jelly beans next to the ice cream machine, because we were told they weren't Halal.

Chom Chom Canterbury Halal  buffet

From the non-alcoholic section of the drinks, there were just 2 options of mocktails (£4.95) but they do have smoothies, sodas and juices. I did have a look at their cocktails, it had Pina Colada (£6.95, I think) so ordered the non-alcoholic version of it.

Chom Chom Canterbury Halal  buffet

End Notes:

The overall dining experience at Chom Chom in Canterbury was good and I'm hoping to go there again too! They also have discounts for students, NHS employees and senior citizens and their rates are really reasonable for spending a good evening at a buffet restaurant.


If you were given a choice, would you prefer to order from the menu or would you like to dine at a buffet restaurant? 


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13 comments:

  1. Wow.. The pictures look tempting. Being Indian myself, I love Indian and chinese food. I would always choose buffet if given a choice. I totally buffets. Nice review. Thumbs up!

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  2. Look at all that food and those drinks! Now I'm hungry!

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  3. The variety looks fantastic! I love a good buffet. They can be hard to find! If we ever end up in the area, we'll have to stop by!

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  4. Such a fun post. I love to read about different restaurants .. and this one seems fun. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. If I were given the choice, it is going to be buffets every time. There are so many different choices offered and it is cheaper than ordering from the menu.

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  6. I love buffets...you can pick and choose what to eat and try different dishes. This place looks good

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  7. I tend to choose directly from the menu! Your pics are making me hungry !!! Yum yum

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  8. The pictures you use really do sell the place. If I'm ever in the vicinity, I'll be sure to look out for it.

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  9. Gosh that looks so good - I have yet to find a good halal Chinese place that isn't super central and hard to get to. I'm also fasting so I should probably have read this after Iftar :D lol!

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  10. This restaurant looks good. Buffets are just the best! Can try a little of everything

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  11. Such amazing pics. Made me hungry. Im heading to the kitchen now to fix up a quick comforting food.

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  12. The food looks mouth-watering and extremely delicious. Also, loved the decor of this restaurant!

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  13. Oh I am hungry now��
    Great food plus I love the interior too because I love candles & the pictures are so good!
    Just beautiful.

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