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10 Value-For-Money Buffets You’ll Love

by Ginyn Noble

Is there anything more challenging than choosing a place to eat?

The all-you-can-eat concept is supposed to be a remedy for confusion and indecisiveness when it comes to food—but with so many buffet choices available, how do you decide which one deserves to be on top of your list?

Here’s a quick run-down of tips: One, pick a place with a vibe that matches the occasion. Two, choose the cuisines that appeal to your tastes. Three, narrow down the choices by setting a ceiling budget or a range of how much you’re willing to spend. And four, check out these best-priced deals at some of the most rave-worthy places in and out of the Metro!

1. Café Ilang-Ilang, The Manila Hotel

Budget: Starts at ₱1,370 per head

Celebrate momentous milestones at The Manila Hotel’s acclaimed Café Ilang-Ilang. Good luck picking just one favorite with the buffet’s 14 stations featuring flavorful treats from around the world. Choose from the international buffet on Sundays and Mondays, the dishes under Mediterranean Nights on Tuesdays, and the Asian Stations on Wednesdays.

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The Manila Hotel
One Rizal Park, Manila
(02) 527 0011, restaurantrsvn@themanilahotel.com
Official Website

2. Feria, Radisson Blu Cebu

Budget: ₱1,375 per head

It's not TripAdvisor's #1 of 740 Restaurants in Cebu for nothing. This stylish 240-seater restaurant offers a lip-smacking, premium international spread, with a variety of live cooking stations to satisfy your every craving. Feast on a bevy of dishes from Mediterranean, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Indian and other Asian cuisines. Best of all, Feria features themed buffets every day of the week. The menu changes on rotation to provide you a new dining experience in every visit!

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Radisson Blu Cebu
Sergio Osmena Boulevard
Cor. Juan Luna Avenue
North Reclamation Area, Cebu

3. Flavors, Holiday Inn & Suites Makati

Budget: Starts at ₱1,100 per head

Flavors, the all-day dining restaurant of Holiday Inn & Suites Makati, lets you feast on local and international favorites and flavorful meals. Try their specialty adobo, Korean kalbi jim, pork skewers, lechon kawali, and fresh sashimi. Don’t forget to have a bite of their signature desserts, such as the ube cheesecake, red velvet cake, and the intriguing Crêpe Samurai.

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Holiday Inn & Suites Makati
Palm Drive, Ayala Center, Makati
(02) 909 0888
hism.fb@ihg.com
Official Website

4. Café Belmont, Belmont Hotel

Budget: Starts at ₱363 per head

Every month, the Café Belmont at this premier airport hotel cooks up themed dishes to suit every guest’s taste. Have your fill of juicy grilled treats on Tuesdays, Southeast Asian comfort food on Thursdays, and a Mongolian Station on Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, you get a hearty variety of starters, mains, and desserts. Plus, toast with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine included in their special dinner deal!

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Café Belmont, Belmont Hotel
Newport Boulevard, Newport City Pasay
(02) 318 8888, reservations.manila@thebelmonthotels.com
Official Website

5. F Restaurant, F1 Hotel Manila

Budget: ₱899 per head

This hip establishment is more than just IG-worthy. The in-house restaurant offers a banquet filled with the freshest ingredients and the most delectable treats. Want something warm and cheesy? Head for their carving and raclette stations. Craving something rich and herby? Go for the Thai green curry, Chinese pork spareribs, or the crispy pata. Seafood lovers can have a blast, too, with the selection of scallops, oysters, mussels, and slipper lobsters.

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F1 Hotel Manila
32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 908 7888
Official Website

6. Café 8, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila

Budget: ₱1,099 per head

Staying at Crimson Hotel is the perfect way to spoil yourself and your loved ones, and a meal (or three!) at Café 8 makes for an unforgettable stay in the south. The unique features of the brunch buffet include imported cold cuts and cheese section, an Asian Brunch wagon with signature broths, paella, handmade crepes, and a DIY halo-halo station.

For those traveling with children, they even offer kiddie meals with staples such as fried chicken, spaghetti, and cotton candy! The lunch and dinner buffets, on the other hand, feature more sumptuous selections with a Mediterranean flair.

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Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila
Entrata Urban Complex
2609 Civic Drive Filinvest City
Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 863 2222 local 1612
alabang.asstrestmgr2@crimsonhotel.com
Alabang.cafe8res@crimsonhotel.com
Offical Website

7. Acaci Coffee Shop, Acacia Hotel Manila

Budget: ₱950 per head

The 5-star hotel's Acaci Coffee Shop is quite a misnomer—it serves a whole lot more than just the regular caffeine fix and the usual café fares. Indulge in savory meat and seafood at the crowd-favorite Grill Station. Customize your salad or pasta, and have a few plates of sushi and sashimi. Try the delicious homemade sauces and various kinds of butter, too!

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Acacia Hotel Manila
5400 East Asia Drive cor. Commerce Avenue
Filinvest, Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 720 2000 / (02) 588 5888
Official Website

8. Balay Indang

Budget: ₱498 per head

Going back to your provincial home in Cavite, visiting your family, or welcoming an OFW or foreigner relative? Instead of going through the hassle of preparing a feast from scratch, why not share home-cooked meals at Balay Indang? There’s an option for everyone, whether you like lighter fare such as garden salads and lumpiang hubad, or consider your default dish baby back ribs or tinapa with salted egg. You can enjoy classic Pinoy desserts, too, like minatamis na saging and buko bibingka.

Treat yourself and 3 others to unlimited home-cooked dishes at this well-loved Cavite destination here.

Balay Indang
88 Mahabang Kahoy Cerca Cavite
(0917) 837 4261, bookings@balayindang.com
Official Website

9. Firefly Roofdeck Bar, City Garden Grand Hotel

Budget: ₱640 per head

Tour the world through your palate with the Makati skyline as your backdrop at the City Garden’s Firefly Roofdeck Bar. Instead of sticking to a set menu every single time, this buffet assures you that no two dining experiences will ever be the same.

The assortment of dinner themes includes European and Asian cuisines. There’s even exotic Middle Eastern food like chicken tikka and lamb kofta. You can even expect some fusions and one-of-a-kind finds like Lucban Carbonara and Estofado Carne de Vaca con Patata.

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City Garden Grand Hotel
8008 Makati Ave. cor. Kalayaan Ave, Makati
(02) 888 8181
Official Website

10. Xin Tian Di, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Budget: ₱800 per head

This one’s for the dimsum lovers. It’s time to test your chopstick skills at Crowne Plaza Manila’s internet-famous Xin Tian Di! How about some Ha Kao, a few pieces of Sio Mai or melt-in-your-mouth Xiao Long Pao, and a serving of steamed pork ribs in peking sauce? Leave some space for radish cake and taro puffs! End the Cantonese feast with yummy sweets like coffee pudding and taho black pearl.

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Xin Tian Di, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
4/F Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
1100 Ortigas Ave, Ortigas Center, Quezon City
(02) 633 7222, mnlcp.xintiandi@ihg.com
Official Website

For fine feasts you can enjoy with family and friends, be sure to check out our list of Acclaimed Buffets.

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About Ginyn
Ginyn is an ajumma at heart but a Pinoy tita by blood. She dreams of touring all the dreamy islands of the Philippines and the ones beyond it with her ahjussi.

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