Picture the scene: you are looking forward to a nice meal out with the family but can't quite agree on what to have. Perhaps you feel like Indian food but your partner wants Chinese, and the kids are demanding pizza – so which do you choose? Well how about all of them!

That's the great thing about Jimmy's World Kitchen, a new buffet-style restaurant a stone's throw from Wembley Stadium, there are no arguments because everyone can have exactly what they want. The restaurant literally has something for everyone, and while it may seem strange at first to be enjoying a spaghetti while other members of your party are tucking into Thai curry or roast beef, that's all part of the novelty.

Jimmy's opened for business at Wembley's up-and-coming London Designer Outlet in November, and seemed to be doing a great trade when I took my family there earlier this month. It took a while to find as it's a little tucked away but there are maps dotted around the shopping complex to show you the way. From the outset it seems regular sized, but step inside and it's TARDIS like and able to accommodate up to 550 diners. The décor is open and modern and there are iconic images of Britpop adorning the walls, as well as American style booths (a favourite of mine) – this is a place where different styles and cultures meet.

Jimmy's has a great concept which sets it apart from anywhere else you may have eaten recently. You pay a set price and you're free to eat as much as you like (drinks are charged separate). You go to a food station and help yourself, so it's a great way to try new foods and find out what you like.

 

My expectation before going was that there would be some good dishes and some not so good ones, and generally the meals wouldn't be as tasty and well prepared as say, a curry house which specialises in Indian food, or an Italian pizza and pasta eatery. But that's where Jimmy's really excels and why I think it will keep hungry diners coming back – the quality of food was excellent and hadn't been sacrificed for variety.

There's an element of showmanship too, as meals are prepared in dramatic fashion by expert chefs at eight live cooking stations. I took my youngest to the Italian section where he chose from three types of pasta, and then selected a chicken and tomato sauce and spiciness; we watched enthralled as the chef cooked the meal to order in a blaze of fire and entertainment.

Jimmy's World Kitchen offers over 100 dishes from around the world, including Italy, Mexico, Japan, China, Thailand and India, and all of it freshly prepared by a team of 20 chefs. It opens seven days a week from 12pm to 3pm and then 5pm through to 10pm. Children under 11 are half price and under four are free. Prices for adults vary from £7.99 on a weekday lunchtime to £15.99 per person on a Saturday evening, but you will certainly get your money's worth.

My highlights were the Kadhai Chicken with pilau rice, and from the drinks menu the Firey Tango cocktail (strawberry, apple, lime and lemonade mixed – great) while my children enjoyed the pizza and pastas, and of course the vanilla ice cream dispenser!

Jimmy's World Kitchen is well worth a visit. The food and the theatre are great, and its the ideal spot if you're also looking to do some shopping. There is ample parking nearby which isn't too expensive considering the location.

One word of warning though – if you are going to Jimmy's be sure to starve yourself beforehand, as you are going to get very full up!