2017 Buffet Guide: The Most Popular Hotel Buffets in Metro Manila For The Best Eat All You Can Feast

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Payday weekend is coming up once again! And what better way to spend your hard-earned money than to treat yourself with good food? We've given you a round up for the most budget-friendly buffets in Manila, so now we're giving you a list of some of the best hotel buffets around the metro for when you feel like splurging! 

MANILA

Market Cafe at New World Manila Bay Hotel

Market Cafe at New World Hotel
Photo: New World Manila Bay Hotel/website

Buffet Hours: 6:00AM to 10:30AM (Breakfast) | 12:00NN to 2:30PM (Lunch) | 6:00PM to 10:00PM (Dinner)

Buffet Highlights: Market Cafe's buffet lets its guest take on a culinary tour and have a taste of some of the best of Chinese, Japanese, Western, Korean, and Filipino cuisine, made from the freshest local ingredients. Lunch Buffet rates are already inclusive of free-flow of soda and iced tea, while the Dinner Buffet is inclusive of free-flow of soda, iced tea, and local beer. 

Rates:

  • Breakfast
    • Monday to Sunday: P2100 (+ tax)
  • Lunch: 
    • Monday to Saturday: P2000 (+ tax)
    • Sunday: P2500 (+ tax)
  • Dinner
    • Monday to Thursday: P2200  (+ tax)
    • Friday to Sunday: P2500 (+ tax)
  • Kid's Rates
    • Children 5 years old and below: FREE
    • Children 6 to 12 years old: P800

Cafe Ilang Ilang at Manila Hotel

Manila Hotel Cafe Ilang Ilang
Photo: Manila Hotel/Facebook

Buffet Hours: 6:00AM to 10:30AM (Breakfast) | 11:30AM to 2:30PM (Lunch) | 6:00PM to 10:30PM (Dinner)

Buffet Highlights: Cafe Ilang Ilang of Manila Hotel brings together cuisines from all around the world. It showcases 8 live cooking stations, satisfying your cravings for Asian, Mediterranean, European, and Western dishes. What sets their buffet apart from the other is their Pan-Asian Kitchen, the Churrasco Station, and the wood-fired pizza oven in their Italian kitchen. Their Dinner Buffet also change themes every night so better have a look on their schedule to make sure you're into what they're serving that day! 

Rates: 

  • Breakfast Buffet (Mondays to Sundays): P1450 net
  • Brunch (Sundays): P2400 net (with bottomless chilled juices)
  • Lunch (Mondays to Saturdays): P2150 net 
  • Dinner Child Rate (Thurdays to Saturdays): P1650 net
  • Dinner (Themed Nights)
    • International Buffet (Monday): P2450 net
    • Mediterranean Night (Tuesday): P2450 net
    • Asian Night (Wednesday): P2450 net
    • Surf and Turf Night (Thursday): P2995 net
    • Seafood Night (Friday): P2995 net
    • American Night (Saturdays): P2995 net
    • International Buffet (Sunday): P2450 net

PASAY 

Spiral at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Spiral Sofitel
Photo: Spiral/website

Buffet Hours: 6:30AM to 10:30AM (Breakfast) | 12:00NN to 2:30PM (Lunch) | 6:30 to 10:30PM (Dinner)

Buffet Highlights: Tagged as one of the best buffet restaurants in the country, Spiral boasts of its 21 dining ateliers which features the best not only of French cuisine, but also of Eastern, Western, and Filipino's. Apart from their French Stove, Sushi Sashimi, Peking Duck Oven, and North Indian Stations, Spiral is known for their L'Epicerie, a room with different kinds of cheeses and premium-aged hams from all over the world - a heaven for every cheese-lover out there. 

Rates:

  • Breakfast 
    • Monday to Friday: P1900
    • Saturday to Sunday: P2150
  • Lunch
    • Monday to Saturday: P2650
    • Sunday: P4215
  • Dinner
    • Monday to Thursday; Sunday: P3100
    • Friday to Saturday: P3350

Brasserie on 3 at Conrad Manila

Brasserie on 3 Conrad Manila
Photo: Conrad Manila/website

Buffet Hours: 6:00AM to 10:30AM (Breakfast) | 12:00NN to 3:00PM (Lunch) | 6:00 to 10:30PM (Dinner)

Buffet Highlights: Brasserie on 3 offers an extensive buffet selection for breakfast, lunch, and brunch created by Executive Chef Thomas Jakobi. The buffet also features an open kitchen and live cooking selections, and its dishes are made with some of the finest seasonal and locally-sourced produce. It's also the place to be for those who can't get enough of sinigang because they do have a sinigang station, serving pork, salmon, and shrimp variations of the popular Filipino dish. 

Rates: 

  • Breakfast
    • Monday to Sunday: P950
  • Lunch
    • Monday to Saturday: P1200
  • Brunch
    • Sunday: P2500
  • Dinner
    • Monday to Sunday: P1350

Marriott Cafe at Marriott Hotel Manila 

Marriott Cafe
Photo: Resorts World Manila/website

Buffet Hours: 6:30AM to 10:30AM (Breakfast) | 12:00NN to 2:30PM (Lunch) | 6:00PM to 10:30PM (Dinner) | Sunday, 11:30AM to 3:00PM (Brunch)

Buffet Highlights: Marriott Cafe takes pride on their buffet spread of both local and international cuisine. It has everything you would crave for - from the lechon and steaks to sushi and pastas, so you're sure to leave the restaurant with nothing but a full stomach. 

Rates: 

  • Breakfast (Monday to Saturday): P1450
  • Lunch (Monday to Saturday): P1950
  • Dinner (Sunday to Thursday): P2100
  • Ocean's Harvest (Friday to Saturday, dinner): P2500
  • Sunday Brunch: P2500

PARANAQUE

Hyatt Cafe at Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Hyatt Cafe
Photo: HYATT City of Dreams/Facebook

Buffet Hours: 6:00AM to 10:30AM (Breakfast) | 12:00NN to 3:00PM (Monday to Friday; Lunch) | 11:30AM to 3:00PM (Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays; Lunch) | 5:30M to 11:00PM (Dinner)

Buffet Highlights: This 315-seater restaurant continues to live up to its reputation of serving nothing but top-quality dishes. Guests get to choose from their Italian, Grill and Griddle, Deli, Asian, Comfort Food, and Pastry sections, and still be assured that what they're having is made with the freshest ingredients. They also offer unlimited sparkling wine, house pours, sodas, iced tea, or fresh juice during Sunday lunches, so if you want to get the best of everything, you know when to go! 

Rates: 

  • Breakfast: P1300
  • Lunch
    • Monday to Saturday: P1638 (inclusive of free-flowing juices, tea, and coffee)
  • Brunch (11:30AM to 3:00PM, Sunday): P3188 (inclusive of free-flowing beverages and premium seafood collection)
  • Dinner
    • Monday to Thursday; Sunday: P2088 (inclusive of free-flowing juices, tea, and coffee)
    • Friday to Saturday: P2538 (Seafood Extravaganza with free-flowing beer, juices, tea, and coffee)

Fresh International Buffet at Solaire Resort & Casino

Fresh at Solaire
Photo: Solaire Resort & Casino/website

Buffet Hours: 6:30AM to 11:00AM (Breakfast; Daily) | 12:00NN to 3:30PM (Brunch; Sunday only) | 5:30PM to 11:00PM (Dinner; Daily) 

Buffet Highlights: Just like the other hotel buffet out there, Fresh serves the best and the finest of both Asian and Continental cuisine. What sets them apart from the other buffets, though, is their seafood station where you can get your unlimited fill of lobsters, crabs, and more - cooked however you want them cooked. 

Rates: 

  • Breakfast (Daily): P1100 ++
  • Sunday Brunch: P2400 ++
  • Dinner
    • Sunday to Thursday: P2100 ++
    • Friday to Saturday: P2600 ++ 

Nobu Restaurant at Nobu Manila

Nobu Restaurant
Photo: Nobu Restaurant/Facebook

Buffet Hours: 11:30AM to 3:00PM; Sundays only

Buffet Highlights: Being a Japanese restaurant, the highlight of Nobu's Sunday brunch would have to be their sushi and sashimi station. However, they also have a carving station, a table for hot and cold dishes, and a live cooking station where you can have your seafood, red meat, and poultry cooked a la minute. 

Rates: 

  • Sunday Brunch: P2990 ++ (inclusive of select non-alcoholic beverages)
    • Additional P1990 ++  (to avail of premium Champagne Beverage Package)
    • Additional P990 ++ (to avail of Standard Alcohol Beverage Package)

Medley Buffet at Okada Manila

Medley Buffet Okada
Photo: Okada Manila/website

Buffet Hours: 6:00AM to 10:30AM (Breakfast) | 11:39AM to 3:00PM (Lunch) | 6:00PM to 11:00PM (Dinner)

Buffet Highlights: Said to be Okada Manila's "center of local and international gastronomy", Medley Buffet features a showcase of dishes created by a team of chefs headed by Chef Guillermo Aspera. Their dishes are set to take the guests to a culinary tour, exploring the dishes of China, Japan, India, Korea, and Italy. They also have a wide variety of sweets and treats in their desserts section - from cakes and pastries to the Filipino-favorite rice cakes. 

Rates:

  • Breakfast: P1400 ++
  • Lunch: P1850 ++
  • Dinner: P2700 ++

MAKATI

Circles Event Cafe at Makati Shangri-La

Circles Event Cafe at Makati Shangri-La
Photo: Makati Shangri-La/website

Buffet Hours: 6:00AM to 10:30AM (Breakfast) | 11:30AM to 2:30PM (Monday-Sunday; Lunch) | 12:00NN to 3:00PM (Sunday; Lunch) | 6:00PM to 10:30PM (Dinner)

Buffet Highlights: Whatever it is you're craving, Makati Shangri-La has your back. Circles' buffet features a well-curated spread of dishes - from salads and sushis to carvings and seafood (unlimited lobster and mussels, anyone?). You may choose one of the fishes or seafood available and have it cooked the way you like it - dampa style! 

Rates: 

  • Breakfast
    • Adults: P1450
    • Kids: P725
  • Lunch
    • Monday to Saturday: P1800
    • Sunday: P2600
  • Dinner
    • Sunday to Thursday: P2100
    • Friday to Saturday: P2600

Spectrum at Fairmont Makati

Spectrum at Fairmont
Photo: Fairmont Makati/Facebook

Buffet Hours: 6:00AM to 10:30AM (Breakfast; Monday to Friday) | 6:00AM to 11:00AM (Weekends and Holidays) | 12:00NN to 2:30PM (Lunch; Daily) | D6:00PM to 10:00PM (Dinner; Daily) | 12:00NN to 3:00PM (Sunday Brunch)

Buffet Highlights: Spectrum, with its modern and clean design, introduces the concept of "Simply LIfe" to its guests. The restaurant features a variety of dishes from China, Middle East, India, Europe, and the Philippines, cooked to perfection with only the best ingredients they could find. They also have a selection of fine wines, perfect to pair and complement the flavors of the food. 

Rates: 

  • Breakfast: P1450
  • Lunch: P2150 
  • Dinner: 
    • Sunday to Thursday: P2380
    • Friday and Saturday: P2450
  • Sunday Brunch: P3888

TAGUIG

High Street Cafe at Shangri-La at the Fort

High Street Cafe at BGC
Photo: Shangri-La/website

Buffet Hours: 6:00 to 10:00 (Breakfast; Monday to Friday) | 6:00AM to 10:30AM (Breakfast; Weekends) | 11:30AM to 2:30PM (Lunch; Monday to Friday) | 12:00NN to 3:00PM (Lunch; Weekends) | 6:00PM to 10:30PM (Dinner; Daily)

Buffet Highlights: "Nine culinary neighbourhoods, one High Street". High Street Cafe features 9 buffet stations which they call "neighborhoods", highlighting the cuisine famous in various parts of the world. Their signature dishes - Onion and Cheese Bread, Mud Crab Lumps Mango and Avocado, Dong Bao Claypot Rice, High Street Deli Sandwich, and more - are prepared and cooked a la minute so the guests are assured that it's fresh, and tastes like how they preferred it to be. 

Rates: 

  • Breakfast
    • Monday to Friday: P1200
    • Saturday to Sunday: P1200
  • Lunch
    • Monday to Friday: P1550
    • Saturday to Sunday: P2200
  • Dinner
    • Monday to Thursday: P1980
    • Friday to Sunday: P2200

MANDALUYONG

HEAT at EDSA Shangri-La

Heat at EDSA Shangri-La
Photo: Shangri-La/website

Buffet Hours: 6:00AM to 10:30 (Breakfast) |12:00NN to 2:30PM (Lunch) | 6:00PM to 10:30PM (Dinner)

Buffet Highlights: HEAT lets the signature dishes of its chefs take centerstage to give guests a dining experience they would enjoy. From their Asian to their Continental specialties, all the dishes are prepared and cooked a la minute in their open-theater kitchens. The restaurant also features themed buffet which they call the Weekend Trio - Mad for Lobster Fridays, Mad for Wagyu Saturdays, and the Sunday Mercato - catering to the cravings that the guests are having. 

Rates: 

  • Breakfast: P1540
  • Lunch
    • Monday to Saturday: P1985
    • Sunday: P2615
  • Dinner 
    • Sunday to Thursday: P2395
    • Friday to Satuday: P2615

PASIG

Cucina at Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila

Cucina at Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila
Photo: Marco Polo Ortigas Manila/website

Buffet Hours: 6:00AM to 10:00AM (Breakfast | Monday to Friday) | 6:00AM to 10:30AM (Breakfast; Weekends and Public Holidays) | 12:00NN to 2:30PM (Lunch) | 6:00PM to 10:30PM (Dinner)

Buffet Highlights: Cucina lets its guests customize the dishes they want to try out, may it be their salad, pasta, and even their noodles. Like other buffet restaurants, they also have an open-kitchen set-up so guests get to see their paella and pasta prepared and cooked right in front of them. Their menu and buffet offerings also change every now and then so people have something new to try every time they visit! 

Rates: 

  • Lunch
    • Monday to Friday: P1500
    • Saturday: P1500
    • Sunday: P2650
  • Dinner
    • Monday to Friday: P1800
    • Saturday: P2650
    • Sunday: P1800

 

Which of these buffets will you be trying out first? Let us know in the comments! 

 

Homestream images taken from Sofitel and Nobu Manila's websites. 

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