Conveniently located near the airport, Marriot Café is Marriot Hotel Manila's modern all-day dining restaurant in the Resorts World complex.
Taking your dining experience to a whole new level, the restaurant instantly captivates food lovers from its open kitchen to the various sumptuous buffet stations carrying international and local fares. From their buffet spread to their available a la cart menu, Marriot Café aims to satisfy every guest who dines with them.
Curious on where to start first? Showing up to a buffet feast without a plan of attack is a terrible idea. We give you an eat-all-you-can guide, including what you must not miss when you dine at Marriot Café:
Start Strong with Appetizers:
Marriot Hotel Manila proudly stands by their commitment to sustainable fishing which is why their offer sustainably caught seafood such as oysters, crab, scallops, mussels, prawns, and lobsters (during dinner). Guests have the choice to have them baked, grilled or douse it with the fresh sauces available.
Next to the teppanyaki station is the salad station where they go all out loading it with ready-made salad, crisp greens, toppings and a diverse set of dressings that's perfect if you want to start your meal with something healthy. Their cheese and cold cuts section may not be the most elaborate one we've seen during the whole series but they have enough to whet your appetite.
Must Not Miss:
There's no doubt that one of the main attractions in any buffet would be the carving station. And since Marriot Hotel houses CRU Steakhouse, they boast of a premium Australian rib-eye from their quality selection of certified Angus beef. You're certain that every slice would give you a steak experience like no other. Make sure you get some of their quality condiments like mustards and homemade au jus sauces like mushroom or peppercorn you can use to further enhance the flavor of your meat with.
If you need meatier mains, you can check out the Butcher's Grill where they have quality meats – tenderloin, Salisbury steak, sausages, pork loin, pork or chicken barbecue, and lamb chops – you can choose from, that's all grilled upon ordering.
The biggest selection in Marriot Café's restaurant in the Philippine cuisine section and you'll be definitely amazed how they've transformed this area to have that exact Filipino touch you want. They serve Bulalong Batangas and Sinigang na Lamang Dagat in hanging pots for that authentic feel, showcasing to the guests the traditional cooking method.
Providing guests a gastronomic adventure, they added a Halal station that's cooked in a designated halal kitchen at the Marriott Grand Ballroom by a certified chef. They make sure that all of the items maintain its halal nature from preparation to service but adding twists that will interest even those who are not halal eaters.
Another highlight you'll see when checking out the buffet spread are the food guides displayed in areas to help guests choose from those stations. At the Make-Your-Own-Pasta live cooking station, guests can check out the guide which illustrates the ingredients and cooking process options where you can pick your preferred sauce (cream, tomato, pesto, or oil) and which toppings you would want to add. You can even get some fresh seafood from the seafood section to put in your pasta!
With fresh tuna and salmon sashimi, rolls, and sushi, the Sushi Station has always been a go-to for guests. Marriot Café provides a menu board where you can choose from additional sushi and sashimi selection that's not on display. Everything is prepared upon order so you're sure that everything you devour is fresh!
When in Marriott, make sure you leave room for some dessert. They have 14 unique gelato and ice cream flavors – from pistachio and coconut sherbet to gianduja amara (hazelnut) and Palawan Honey, there's surely something for every dessert-loving guest.
Other than the usual miniature cakes and desserts, there are fresh fruits and a milk chocolate fountain where kids and kids at heart can enjoy dipping their favorite treats. Marriott Café also has a creative way of serving Halo-Halo which is on a roving trolley, with the main ingredients already prepared in a glass. Guests will just add syrup, ice, milk and ice cream before indulging in this classic Filipino dessert.
Hungry for more? Have a virtual tour of Marriott Café, so you can slay the buffet the next time you visit:
Buffet Hours: 6:30am-10:30am (breakfast), 12:00nn-2:30pm (lunch) and 6:00pm-10:30pm (dinner)
Rate per Person:
Breakfast – P1,500 nett
Lunch – P2,100 nett
Dinner – P2,300 nett (Sunday to Thursday)
Barrels of the Sea – P2,700 nett (Friday and Saturday dinner)
Karneval Sundays – P2,800 nett (11:30am to 3pm)
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Marriot Café is located at Marriot Hotel Manila at Resorts World Manila, 2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram for exclusive offers. For reservations, call (632) 988-9999.