On paper Conservatory sounded great - seafood bar, Asian stations, chocolate fountain. In reality the food area wasn't as large as I thought it would be. That's ok as a good buffet is about quality and not quantity. So we jumped straight in.
The cold meats were pretty good with Serrano ham that wasn't too salty. The sushi was mediocre at best as the fish was sliced too thinly. The Asian dumplings were a bit heavy and soggy. Oysters were good as were the king prawns. I tried to eat the spanner crabs but found them too fiddly although the little meat I could get out was sweet and tasty.
The roast meats were a little overdone for my liking - there was pork and lamb. Lots of other hot dishes but I'm not a huge fan of them when they're sat in bain maries or with overhead lights on them for too long.
Lots of desserts that looked pretty but didn't taste as good as they looked. Tasted a bit manufactured. The chocolate fountain looked good but the chocolate was a bit oily although the fruit was fresh and sweet.
Conservatory offers a buffet better than most but it's still not as good as the high end ones in Asia and Vegas. It's also quite pricey. We were charged the weekend price as it was the night before a public holiday. It's not one we will be returning too.