That was one of the other things we have traditionally steered clear of. No alternate drop, and so far no buffet.We don’t mind the Intercontinental buffet and they can fit a group in an adjacent room.
I believe there are restaurants out there that can handle groups and don't impose ridiculous conditions on spend or impose strange menus. If the past is anything to go by, AFFers tend to prefer to choose their meals and dislike buffets. I will certainly be looking to avoid, sorry. Regardless of the quality.