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Oriental Buffet at Metrocentre


Our BK

Take a break from the bustle of the UK’s biggest shopping and leisure complex, the Metrocentre, and relax in comfort at the Buffet King oriental restaurant.


Since 2008 the Buffet King has been popular for Chinese dining away from the city and close to Newcastles’s Gateshead and surrounding areas. 


Shopping Oasis

Serving over 50 authentic oriental and south east asian dishes prepared by real Chinese chefs, the Buffet King boasts friendly staff and tasty food that will fill your belly without breaking your wallet. 


Meet your mates, feed the family or have a business meeting, Buffet King offers modern relaxed surroundings with great service, fragrant coffee, full bar and clean washrooms, all without the hassle of city parking charges.



BK Value

Sample numerous dishes for around the same price as a single dish from a high street restaurant or take away, with full table service and bar to boot.


Put simply, it’s some of the best value (and tasting!) dining out spots around.


The Buffet King oriental family restaurant is located near the Odeon Cinemas, upstairs in the Yellow Mall area of the Metrocentre. If you are near Primark, The Lego store, JD sports or Starbucks then we are just around the corner and open from 10am till late every day.


We look forward to your visit.

Buffet King restaurant at Metro

Find Us

Yellow Mall @ the Metrocentre

Since the Gateshead Metrocentre Newcastle is the largest shopping mall in the UK we know that finding us could be hard.


To help we have a page full of directions, hints, landmarks and even a map to help you. 

Desserts selection at buffet king

COVID-19 Safety

Here are the measures being taken by The Buffet King to ensure the safety of customers and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. 


  • Temperature check and hand sanitiser upon entry

  • Contact tracing and recording customer contact and details

  • Socially distanced seating

  • Outdoor seating

  • Staff in PPE including masks, cloves and plastic smocks

  • Table service only by a single member of staff bespoke to set group of tables. 

  • No food handling without gloves. 

  • Regular hand washing and hand sanitiser use mandated by servers and kitchen staff

  • Regular user of disinfectant when clearing and cleaning tables

  • Not working if showing any signs of illness



We take your safety and that of our staff very seriously so you can have peace of mind while enjoying your time with us. Please note that this can mean that we retain the right to refuse entry to the restaurant if you are showing signs or symptoms of the virus (eg Temperature) or if you are not wearing a mask (as mandated by the Metrocentre)


Please note that you are not required to wear a mask once you are sat at your table and eating….for obvious reasons… :)



Contact BK


0191 460 1310

22-26 Qube, Metrocentre, Gateshead, UK, NE11 9YQ


Opening Hours

Mon-Fri     11am - 9pm

Sat     11am - 8pm

Sun     11am - 6pm

Closed on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day



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