Located at Diamond Hotel's lobby level, Corniche is a 650sqm space which can accommodate up to 210 guests. Upon entrance, you'll instantly notice the wonderful view of the landscaped garden and picturesque rock formation with a cascading waterfall, thanks to their floor to the ceiling glass window.
Corniche offers an excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet spread and an extensive all-day a la carte menu. The buffet spread is not overwhelming at all with selections from the Asian, Western, Japanese, Indian, and dessert stations which are meticulously prepared by their culinary experts.
Best Time to Visit:
While Corniche's offerings vary daily, they have special dinners that you must check out and look forward to – a seafood feast (Bounty from the Sea) on Thursdays, an excellent selection of meat (Steak Night) on Fridays and a mix of both (Surf & Turf) on Saturdays.
Curious as to how Corniche is different from all the other hotel buffets in the Metro? Here's your ultimate guide to all the can't-miss and must-try items when you eat all you can at this restaurant:
Start Strong with These Appetizers:
Begin your buffet by strategizing which section to focus on before moving forward to the heavier choices. And what better way to start with a selection that's just light to give you more space for more food? Choose from their freshly baked bread, salad, seafood cocktail, cured meats and cheese.
Must Not Miss Meats:
The buffet selection is not that expansive but they have more than enough to cover the most important sections. Similar to other hotel buffets in Manila, Corniche's carving station varies as well. There are days where they offer prime rib, turkey and lamb. On our visit, the spotlight was on a perfectly glazed leg of ham. Other than the carving, there's also the Chinese section which hangs out roasted meats – roasted chicken, barbecue pork and roasted pork belly.
Up for some fresh pasta? They have a make-your-own-pasta station where you can choose any toppings to your liking. Just a few steps from the pasta station is their Paella Negra that is also a cant-miss. With Diamond Hotel having Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant, it is just impossible for Corniche to have an excellent Japanese section so you shouldn't miss out on their serving of fresh rolls, tuna, salmon and tempura.
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Leave Room for These Desserts:
For dessert, grab any mini cakes, pastries and fresh fruits from their selection. There's also a Filipino dessert station where you can make your own halo-halo and an ice cream station. Corniche is known for their ice cream that's made in-house – make sure you get a scoop or two of the green tea and salted caramel.
Here's a virtual tour around Corniche, so you can slay the buffet the next time you visit:
Buffet Hours: Breakfast (6:00am to 10:00am), Lunch (11:30am to 2:30pm) and Dinner (6pm to 10:30pm)
Rate per Person:
Breakfast - P1,580
Lunch - P2,180 (Monday to Saturday); P2,500 (Sunday)
Dinner - P2,280 (Sunday to Wednesday); P2,780 (Thursday - Bounty from the Sea, Friday - Steak Night, Saturday - Surf & Turf)
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Diamond Hotel is located at Roxas Boulevard, corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila. Like Diamond Hotel on Facebook and follow them on Instagram for exclusive offers. For reservations, call 528-3000 ext. 1121.