Christmas 2018: Hotel Dining Deals To Check Out in Metro Manila During the Holidays

We give you a rundown of some of the best and most festive hotel dining deals in the metro! 

It's the most beautiful time of the year once again! That means that it's not only the time of the year where we get to bond with the people we love, exchanging gifts and stories, but also that one time where we can forget our diets and indulge like there's no tomorrow. 

Now if you're still looking for a place to spend this year's Noche Buena and Christmas day, fret not, as we give you a rundown of some of the best and most festive hotel dining deals in the metro! 

1. New World Makati Hotel
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Eat, drink, and be merry! New World Makati Hotel prepares an exciting feast to celebrate the holidays plus a chance to win a Hong Kong getaway!

  • Cafe 1228: Throughout the month of December, Café 1228’s international buffet will be brimming with traditional Christmas favorites from around the world. Lunch is priced at PHP2,299 per person on weekdays and PHP2,599 on weekends. Dinner is at PHP2,699 per person. Toast Christmas with free-flowing local beer, wine and soft drinks for just an additional for PHP699 per person.   Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinner entitles you to one round of sparkling wine and standard drinks for PHP2,999 per person. Christmas Day and New Year’s day lunch are priced at PHP2,599 per person.
  • Jasmine: Have a hearty holiday at Jasmine and indulge in authentic Cantonese feast at with Executive Chinese Chef Wong Kam On’s specialties. Choose from three festive set menus good for sharing, starting at PHP9,888 for six persons.
  • Yum Cha: Treat yourself to a mouthwatering all-you-can-eat dim sum served Yum Cha style exquisitely handcrafted by Chef Wong Sing To for PHP1,388 net every lunch on weekends of December, and PHP1,688 every lunch on 22 to 25 December 2018 and 30 December 2018 to 1 January 2019.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call New World Makati Hotel at +63 2 811 6888 ext. 3387.

2. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
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There’s nothing quite like a bountiful feast in a long table to share with the special ones. Savor all-time favorite holiday treats that bring happiness to the best company this season at Cucina, located at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila.

As the hotel transforms into a Whimsical Winterland, the culinary journey brings indulgent dishes to life as they leave their own brand of magic on one’s taste buds. Christmas Eve dinner buffet highlights a wide array of dishes such as Roast Angus Beef Rib Eye, Caramelised Ham, and Crispy Duck Breast on Mango Basil Sauce.

Holiday rates are at Php 3,800 for Christmas Eve Dinner, Php 1,800 for Noche Buena (Midnight), and Php 2,888 for Christmas Day. 

For more information about Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Mad Holiday Feast, contact (632) 720 7777 or book online via or email:

3. Solaire Resort & Casino
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Come and celebrate the Wonderful Holidays at Solaire on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1 of the new year with hard-to-resist offers that are best shared.

  • Oasis: Oasis’ Festive Afternoon Tea warms up the jovial mood for Php1,388+*. Aside from plates of sweets and savories, it also has a Wine Buffet and Make Your Own Sangria offer.
  • Finestra: Finestra in all its Italian glory, chimes the bells with its rich traditions found in a five-course Christmas Eve Dinner for Php3,750+*, a refined Christmas Day Lunch and Dinner at Php2,800+* each, and a show-stopping New Year’s Eve Dinner at Php4,750+* providing a promising glimpse to what is in store ahead.
  • Yakumi: Yakumi touches the hearts with its Japanese flair. Illuminating the Christmas Eve Dinner priced at Php3,750+* and Christmas Day Lunch and Dinner for Php2,800+* are its Festive Kaiseki Set that reimagines Japan’s humble yet powerful core as creative and mouthwatering dishes.
  • Red Lantern: Red Lantern’s delightful Chinese delicacies will bring in the spirit of joy to your tables. The Delectable Dim Sum Holiday offer at Php1,888+* is made merrier for the season. It is available for lunch on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Three Set Menus available for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinners at Php3,400+* Php4,400+* and Php5,400+* will cater to various appetites and tastes.
  • Waterside: Passion-filled flavors make Waterside resonate the essence of giving. The Christmas Lunch Buffet at Php2,600+* gifts each palate a generous selection of Latin-inspired cuisine, while the New Year’s Eve Dinner at Php2,800+* will bring families closer with its menu that features an assortment of family-style main course options.
  • Fresh: Fresh lets its guests relish the best delicacies from East to West with a special performance by its Singing Chef during dinners, plus surprises ahead. Price for Breakfast Buffet is at Php1,100+*. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Festive Lunch Buffet is at Php2,400+*, while Christmas Day Lunch Buffet is at Php3,200+*. For dinners, Christmas Eve Buffet is at Php3,600+* and Christmas Day Festive Dinner Buffet is Php3,200+*.

4. Diamond Hotel
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Have memorable and stress-free yuletide festivities with family and friends and let the hotel's talented chefs do their magic in the kitchen for a well-curated holiday feast from buffets, set meals, and extraordinary culinary selections in the hotel's restaurant.

  • Corniche: Lunch Buffets are available for only Php2,980 nett person with entertainment by a pianist on December 24, and a trio instrumentalist and a magician on December 25. Christmas Eve is made more exciting with a Dinner Buffet at Php3,380 nett per person with entertainment by a trio instrumentalist and a magician. On Christmas Day, savor the tastes of the holiday with a luscious Dinner Buffet for only Php3,380 nett per person with entertainment by a pianist at the Upper Lobby.
  • Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant: On December 24 and 25, have an incredible get-together with family or friends with a Japanese Lunch or Dinner Set Menu at Php7,980 nett for 4 persons and Php10,880 nett for 6 persons. Experience a truly Japanese culinary feast through the finest ingredients, detailed preparation and attentive service staff.
  • Bar 27: Party in style on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day with its consumable holiday treat for only Php1,100 nett per person. Enjoy a night full of singing and dancing with the bar's special live entertainment during the season.

For queries and reservations, please call Diamond Hotel at (632) 528-3000 ext. 1121.

5. City of Dreams 
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Yuletide celebrations are made more festive at City of Dreams Manila with premium offerings from its three signature restaurants — The Tasting Room, Crystal Dragon, and Nobu Manila; Southeast Asian restaurant Red Ginger; and holiday goodies at Café Society and chocolate shop Chocol8.

  • The Tasting Room: Flavors of Christmas and the New Year are highlighted at The Tasting Room from December 23 to 31 with either a five-course or a four-course menu priced at Php 8,400++ and Php 7,100++ per person respectively. The menu comes with an option for wine pairing for an additional Php 2,500++ for the five-course menu or Php 2,000++ per person for the four-course menu.
  • Crystal Dragon: Crystal Dragon celebrates the Holiday season from December 1 to January 1, 2019, with a six-course Festive Season menu priced at Php 2,280++ per person comprised of dishes like Wok-fried Diced Turkey in Golden Cup with Brown Bean Sauce, Frisee Salad Roll in Honey Vinaigrette, Deep-fried Crispy Prawn Ball with Kataifi, and more.
  • Nobu: On December 22 to 27, Nobu is also offering a Christmas Special Omakase priced at Php 6, 999++ per cover. The Omakase includes dishes like Toro Tartare, Yellowtail Jalapeno, Aka Miso Braised Short Ribs, Aji Amarillo and Cilantro, and more.

6. Shangri-La at the Fort 
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Guests can eat, drink and be merry with a sumptuous selection of holiday spreads and offerings.

  • High Street Cafe: At High Street Cafe, Christmas lunch buffet is at Php 3,600 nett, inclusive of a non-alcoholic beverage package. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner buffet is at Php 3,800 nett, inclusive of an alcoholic beverage package. A Noche Buena spread is also available at Php 2,400 nett from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on December 24.
  • High Street Lounge: In High Street Lounge, guests can enjoy a Christmas themed afternoon tea set created by Executive Pastry Chef Anthony Collar. The tea set is available from November 29 to December 26 for Php 1,600 inclusive of coffee or tea for two (2) people. Guests can kick the experience up a notch with two glasses of bubbly at Php 2,800 nett.
  • Canton Road: A selection of Chinese fare awaits at Canton Road with holiday lunch and dinner set menus starting from Php 3,288 nett per person for a minimum of 3 persons, inclusive of a beverage package. Guests can also avail of the Festive Dim Sum set lunch at Php 1,988 per person on Christmas Day, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m for a minimum of 3 persons.
  • Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar: At Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar, guests can look forward to premium Australian grain and grass-fed beef, fresh seafood selections, and premium grilled items straight from the Josper Grill. A 5-course Christmas Eve set menu is priced at Php 4,500 nett per person, inclusive of one glass of bubbly, and a Christmas dinner set menu is priced at Php 4,450
    nett per person.
  • Samba: It’s a feast fit for the family at Samba with a selection of fresh and flavorful dishes from Peru. Guests can treat their loved ones to a five-course dinner priced at Php 3,200 nett per person inclusive of one tiki cocktail on December 24 and 25, and the four-course lunch at Php 1,900 nett per person on December 25.

7. The Peninsula Manila
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Celebrate the festive season with a traditional Christmas meal with the family. Feast over a bountiful spread of holiday favorites and delectable gourmet dishes, specially prepared and served by The Peninsula Manila's team of talented chefs and culinary experts.  

  • The Lobby
    • Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet: P4,500 for adults and P2250 for children under 12
    • Christmas Day Breakfast Buffet: P 1,700 for adults and P950 for children under 12
  • Old Manila
    • A la Carte Brunch (December 24): P3800 // P5200 (with free-flowing champagne)
    • Five-Course Set Dinner Menu (December 24): P6000 // P7200 (with free-flowing champagne)
    • Four-Course Carving Lunch with Dessert Buffet (December 25): P2100 for children under 12 // P4200 for adults // P5400 (with free-flowing champagne)
    • Five Course Set Dinner Menu (December 23): BP4500 // P5800 (with free-flowing champagne)
  • Spices
    • A la Carte Lunch Menu (December 24 and 25): minimum consumption of P2300// P1100 for children under 12
    • A la Carte Dinner Menu (December 24 and 25): minimum consumption of P2300 // P1100 for children under 12
  • Escolta
    • Christmas Roast (December 24 and 25): P1600 for children under 12 // P3200 for adults // P4500 (with free-flowing champagne)
    • Lobster Seafood Dinner (December 24 and 25): P1900 for children under 12 // P3800 for adults // P5200 (with free-flowing champagne)

8. New World Manila Bay Hotel
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This yuletide season, let New World Mania Bay Hotel create a meaningful celebration with you and your loved ones with sumptuous holiday spreads, indulgent celebration and staycation offers, and heartwarming fundraising activities for the children of Kythe Foundation and Room to Read. 

  • Market Cafe: Enjoy classic holiday dishes and local favorites, a festive dessert station, a frosty ice cream bar, and much more. Their Holiday Buffet Special is available on December 24, 25, and 31, 2018 and is priced at P3500 per person.
  • Li Li: Gather your family and friends and get ready to feast with set menus, dim sum, and plenty of festive fun during the holidays. Holiday Yum Cha will be available on 25 December 2018 and 01 January 2019 at PHP 2,188 per person. The Yuletide Set Lunch and Festive Set Dinner will be available on 24, 25, and 31 December 2018 and 01 January 2019 at PHP 2,688 per person and PHP 3,288 per person (minimum of 2 persons).
  • The Fireplace: Festivities will get a delicious kickstart at The Fireplace with the Christmas 3-course set menu. Tuck into the Yuletide flavors of Roast Pumpkin Soup with Nutmeg Foam, your choice of 5oz Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin in Port Reduction or Duck-Fat Turkey Breast with Porcini Gravy for the main, and Red Velvet Fondant in all its festive-colored glory. Ushering the new year is another 3-course set menu to welcome 2019.  The Festive Set Dinner is available on December 24 and 25, and is priced at P3200 per person.

9. Midas Hotel
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Our delectable Christmas spread whipped up by the Midas master chefs will put your senses in the holiday mood. Avail their pre-Christmas buffet lunch for only PHP1,200 nett per head at Midas Café from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on December 24, 2018.

Savor the flavors of Christmas with our variety of food choices – from salads and charcuterie of cold cuts and canapés, to pasta stations and live cooking stations, we make sure you’ll leave your tables full and satisfied. Their Noche Buffet dinner is priced P1700 per head at Midas Cafe or Yanagi on December 24, 2018. 

On Christmas, feast on our lunch or dinner buffet for only PHP1,500 nett each at Midas Café or Yanagi from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm for lunch and 6 pm to 10 pm for dinner on December 25, 2018.

10. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
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Indulge in festive favorites and visit Le Bar for flavorful specialties featuring: Maple Glazed Loin of Ham, Salmon en Croute and Braised Short Ribs enhanced with Le Bar’s signature Christmas Gueridon.

Enjoy a decadent selection of desserts of Tiramisu, traditional Yule Log Cake, and Mont for a sweet and satisfying gastronomic finale. Visit Sofitel to make an online reservation or inquiry.




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