Once upon a time, buffet dining was considered a real treat. Generally, people only go for buffets if there’s a special occasion to celebrate. These days, however, there are many affordable buffet deals. This means that buffets are now more accessible to everyone.

Manila is a city of contrasts and there are many restaurants here offering a delicious buffet spreads. Whether you’re looking for local flavors, western delights, Asian options or exotic dishes, Manila is where you’ll find them.

1. Riviera Cafe, The Heritage Hotel (P400 – P600)

Tucked inside The Heritage Hotel is the cozy and retro looking Riviera Cafe. They serve mainly French, Italian and Asian dishes. Many diners have raved about their buffet breakfast, but you’ll also find that they serve lunch and dinner.

Diners with a sweet tooth will love their dessert spread which features more than 10 types of cakes, tarts and puddings. Truly a passionate way to end a meal.

Address: The Heritage Hotel, Roxas Boulevard Corner EDSA Philippines 1300
Contact: +63 2 854 8888
Opening hours: Daily, Breakfast 6.30am – 10:30am, Lunch 11:00am – 2:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Buffet spread at the Riviera Cafe, Manila
Image credit: The Heritage Hotel Official Website

2. Four Seasons Hotpot Buffet (P688 – P888)

Four Seasons is a hotpot buffet place where you can have your pick of ingredients ranging from meatballs, fresh seafood, and vegetables. There are many soups available and you can choose from chicken, pork, vegetable, fish and sinigang based soup.

They’re open for both lunch and dinner, with prices as low as 588 pesos per person. In addition to the hotpot, they also offer cooked food and even a large chocolate fondue fountain. Definitely a good choice for days when you want something warm and comforting to share with loved ones.

Address: (Mall of Asia Branch) Bldg. E, By the Bay, MOA Complex, Pasay City.
Contact: +63 2 932 7777
Opening hours: Daily, 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm

Hotpot and ingredients from Four seasons , Manila
Image credit: Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot

3. Pacific Lounge, Pan Pacific Manila (P800 – P1000)

The Pacific Lounge at the Pan Pacific hotel offers an international spread in a casual environment. Expect Japanese, Italian, French. Chinese and local delights. Their sushi selection is worth a visit as is the dessert bar. They offer buffets three times a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

As you savor your meal, you’ll be able to enjoy exciting views of the bustling city of Manila below.

Address: Level 21, Pan Pacific Manila, M. Adriatico Corner Gen. Malvar Street, Malate, Manila
Contact: +63 2 318 0788
Opening hours: Daily, 6AM to 10PM

Pacific Lounge buffet
Image credit: Pan Pacific Manila

4. Cafe Eight, Crimson Manila (P600- P800)

Located on the eight floor of the Crimson Manila Hotel, Cafe Eight is a luxury dining experience. The main cuisine style if Mediterranean with elements of Middle Eastern cooking. Diners can look forward to high quality food that’s made by extremely well trained chefs that choose the freshest ingredients.

You can look forward to an unlimited supply of beverages if you dine here, including wine, beers, juices and sodas.

Address: Eight Floor, Crimson Hotel, Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City
Contact: 02 8632222
Opening hours: Daily, 6AM to 10PM

Fine dining dish at Cafe Eight, Manila
Image credit: Crimson Hotel Official Website

5. The Food Club ( P600-P800)

The Food Club brings the opulent  buffet dining experience of a hotel into the outside world. The entire dining area has many stations including a pasta station, carving station, grill station, international cheese station, Indian food station, Japanese food station and so much more. You’ll literally travel around the world just walking from one end to the next.

Address: Blue Bay Walk, Macapagal Avenue Corner EDSA, Libertad, Pasay City
Contact: 02 7798673
Opening hours: Daily,11am-2:30pm, 6pm-10pm

The Food Club buffet spread Manila
Image credit: BigDish

6. The Strand Cafe (P400 – P600)

Located in the One Pacific Place Serviced Residences, this cafe is a small establishment that has both buffet and A la carte meals. Diners can look forward to local favorites as well as international dishes. They serve a buffet breakfast and lunch daily with menu items like samosas, vegetable lasagna, chicken, beef, seafood and cakes for dessert.

Address: Central Bus. Dist. 161 H.V. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City,
Contact:63 2 304 7777
Opening hours: Daily, 6am-10pm

Roasted pork , lechon kawali from The Strand Cafe, Manila
Image credit: BigDish

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