Located in the heart of the bustling city of Makati, The Peninsula Manila has evoked luxury and sophistication for decades.
In true Peninsula fashion, the staff strives to please all their guests at their Filipino-inspired buffet restaurant that is Escolta which has a vibrant open kitchen and has live-action stations which allow patrons to ask questions and recommendations about the dishes in the buffet area. From home-baked bread, fresh pasta and hand-rolled sushi to a charcuterie station, Chinese noodles and carving station, there are so many dishes to try.
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 The Peninsula Manila's Escolta:
Start Strong with Appetizers:
Before anything else, check out their wide selection of fresh salad. Create your own salad, choose from the number of toppings and toss it all together with the classic and unique dressings for something refreshing. Move on to the charcuterie which has a selection of cold cuts and cheese – the hors d'oeuvres are all light and aren't too overwhelming for your tastebuds which makes for a good starter.
Must Not Miss:
Among all the buffet restaurants we've visited, Escolta is our favorite when it comes to their sashimis. We're not kidding when we say they serve the freshest salmon sashimis we've had. It's soft, buttery and melts in your mouth – just like how it should be. They also have an interesting selection of sushi and rolls which changes daily, offering classic and unique rolls you can grab your chopsticks with.
Escolta's signature dishes are not your average buffet dishes and this is why you have to check it out. These are prepared every day using fresh ingredients and they change up the selection daily so you're sure you won't get tired of the offerings just in case you get to visit two days in a row. They also have a farm-to-table concept that highlights fresh produce and favorite Filipino dishes. Below are just a few of our favorites from their spread:
Our favorite tip in buffets? Make room for sweets because these are also must-tries in buffet restaurants. Escolta has a few Filipino-inspired desserts like the Ube Leche Flan Cake, Mango Float, Pineapple and Macapuno Tart, Ube Cheesecake and more. They also have a good selection of fresh fruits and ice cream flavors like the classic ube, chocolate and vanilla.
Hungry for more? Have a virtual tour of Escolta, so you can slay the buffet the next time you visit:
Buffet Hours: 6:30am to 10:30am (breakfast), 11:30am to 2:30pm (Monday to Saturday lunch), 12nn to 3pm (brunch) and 6:30pm to 10pm (Monday to Saturday dinner)
Rate per Person:
Breakfast – P1,600
Lunch – P2,100 (Monday to Saturday)
Dinner – P2,600 (Monday to Thursday)
Seafood Dinner – P2,800 (Friday to Saturday)
Sunday Brunch – P4,900 (free-flow Champagne, wines, cocktails, spirits and beers), P3,100
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Escolta is located at The Peninsula Manila, Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City. Like them on Facebook and follow them for exclusive offers. For reservations, call +63 (2) 887-2888.