With all the hard work you've done this year, we say you totally deserve a reward—and nothing screams “treat yo’ self” like a trip to a good buffet! There’s the wide variety of dishes, for one, which means you can go for just about whatever your heart (and stomach) yearns for under one roof; and then there’s the eat-all-you-can factor which means you can go ham on as much as you can handle—for the duration of your meal, anyway. But the quality of the food is every bit as important as quantity, and if you’re looking to have a memorable experience that’s more than just about gorging for the heck of it, these excellent buffets have you covered.
Looking to dine at a hotel buffet in Manila? Here's where you can treat yo' self:
Spiral, of course, needs no introduction. The resident buffet of Sofitel is known for its wide selection of dishes from all around the world, spread throughout their 21 ateliers (a.k.a. stations)—yup, there’s definitely something for everyone here. Among those stations are a cheese room with some 200 kinds of cheese, a churrasco where carnivores can go ham on all kinds of grilled meat, and an Asian noodles station where you go for umami-filled noods. At the moment they’re open for lunch and dinner from Wednesdays to Sundays, with rates starting at P3,100 for the lunch buffet on Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can also go for their Sunday brunch, which starts at P4,500 per person.
Spiral is at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For more information, check out Spiral Manila’s Facebook page.
Located within the Manila Marriott Hotel, Marriott Café’s got a great selection of local and international eats—you can go ahead and take part in classic Filipino dishes, or go for Chinese, Japanese, Western-style roasts, and more. Not only are your taste buds in for a treat; so are your eyes, as they’ve got open-theatre kitchens all around. Rates start at P1,950 per person for lunch or dinner from Mondays to Saturdays; and until the end of the year, you can also avail of their special promo every Monday, where you can dine for lunch or dinner for just P1,250 a head.
Marriott Café is at Manila Marriott Hotel, 2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City. For more information, check out Manila Marriott Hotel's Facebook page.
When at Sheraton Manila and looking for great eats, a trip to S Kitchen is a must. The buffet has an open-kitchen design that showcases all kinds of dishes—from Filipino to dim sum to premium roasts and fresh seafood. They’re open for lunch and dinner every day, with rates starting at P2,200 from Mondays to Thursdays.
S Kitchen is at Sheraton Manila Hotel 80 Andrews Avenue, Pasay City. For more information, check out Sheraton Manila Hotel’s Facebook page.
An institution at The Manila Hotel, Café Ilang-Ilang lets you fly around the world by flavor as they’ve got quite the selection spanning many different cuisines. We’re talking freshly baked breads, well-balanced sushi rolls, succulent meats from their carving stations, vibrant green salads, and more! You can dine in for lunch or dinner every day, and rates start at P2,795 per head for lunch from Mondays to Saturdays. They also hold themed dinners—think surf & turf on Thursdays, seafood on Fridays, and American eats on Saturdays.
Café Ilang-Ilang is at The Manila Hotel, 1 Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila. For more information, check out The Manila Hotel’s Facebook page.
Medley lives up to its name with its diverse range of dishes, including Filipino and international eats that always hit the spot. At the helm of the kitchen is Chef Guillermo Aspera, and whether you’re looking for succulent prime rib, flavor-packed curries, or lush desserts, chef and his team have got you covered. Medley is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day; rates start at P1,400 for the breakfast buffet.
Medley is at Retail Boulevard, UG/F Pearl Wing, Okada Manila, New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque City. For more information, check out Okada Manila’s Facebook page.
Sometimes you just want good ol’ Filipino fare—the kind that’s no-frills, no-fuss, and just prepared really, really well. And in times like those, Kusina at Hilton Manila is your best bet! This all-day interactive buffet features Asian and Western dishes for breakfast but zooms in on Filipino eats for lunch and dinner. In particular, they’re known for their talipapa-inspired station where you can pick your seafood and have it cooked dampa-style. Rates start at P1,900 for the lunch buffet on weekdays. If you've gotten vaccinated for COVID-19, you can also dine in for dinner at 50% off from Mondays to Thursdays until December 16!
Kusina is at 3/F Hilton Manila, 1 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City. For more information, check out Hilton Manila’s Facebook page.
High Street Café
Dubbing themselves a “modern food hall,” High Street Café is located at Shangri-La at the Fort and is comprised of different stations that they call “neighborhoods.” Their space was designed by The Rockwell Group from New York, making for a snazzy yet ultra-cozy feel within their premises. As of writing, they’re open only for breakfast daily from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with rates starting at P1,350 per person.
High Street Café is at 2/F Shangri-La at the Fort, Bonifacio Global City. For more information, check out High Street Café’s Facebook page.
* This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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