Christmas Buffet Destinations In The Philippines
The holiday rush can get us caught up in a lot of things this holiday season. From shopping for the perfect gifts to parties here and there, there’s definitely a lot going on in the name of Christmas. Because of that, not everyone has the time to prepare for a mouthwatering feast during Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Whether you’re just caught up with the holiday rush or simply choose to dine out with your fambam every Christmas, there are a lot of restaurants that offer a fuss-free feast during the this holiday season. However, picking the spots with the most delectable bites and festive experience can be a headache. Here are our best picks!
There’s no shortage of dining destination in Metro Manila, especially this holiday season. There are countless number of 5-star hotels and restaurants in Manila, but do you know which one gives you the biggest bang for your buck?
1. Discovery Suites Ortigas
For the upcoming holiday celebration, Discovery Suites Ortigas offers a special Christmas Eve dinner roast as well as holiday turkey meal on December 24. Meanwhile, for New Year’s Eve, they will be hosting a Sky High Countdown where guests can enjoy stunning views of the city and Manila’s picturesque fireworks display. The countdown will start at 10pm which includes cocktails, unlimited wine, and canapes.
The rates are as follows:
|Dinner buffet event||Rates Per Person|
|Holiday turkey meal (Christmas eve)||₱2,000|
|Sky High countdown (New Year’s eve)||₱950|
|Junior Serendipity Suite||₱4,500 per night|
|One Bedroom Serendipity Suite||₱5,000 per night|
Discovery Suites Ortigas also offers discounted room rates from December 1 to January 15 for selected rooms.
Phone Number: (632) 719 8888
2. Peninsula Manila
Famed for its glamorous Christmas and New Year celebrations, The Peninsula Manila is one of the top Manila attractions you can visit if you’re looking for a special celebration this holiday season. On Christmas Day, The Peninsula Manila’s Escolta Restaurant will host a Christmas roast which comes with a buffet dining from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
The rates are as follows:
|Christmas buffet||Rates per person|
|For kids 12 years old and below||₱1,400|
Festivities don’t end there because they also have a New Year gala ball which will be held on December 31.
|New Year celebration||Rates per person|
|Adult (with champagne cocktail)||₱9,850|
|Kids 12 years and below||₱6,650|
(02) 887 2888
3. Hotel Jen Manila
Feast on Christmas and New Year’s buffet at Hotel Jen Manila with the holiday’s most favorite dishes and Jen’s specialties in one buffet spread! This will be coupled with live entertainment to give you some extra holiday cheer.
Christmas & New Year Celebration Rates per person
Lunch buffet (Dec 25 and Jan 1) ₱1,800
Dinner buffet (Dec 24, 25, and 31) 1,800
Pretend to be tourist for a day with complimentary shuttle service to SM Mall of Asia and cool down at the pool for free, as well as fitness center, and more!
You can also stay anytime this December to January 31, 2018 (except December 31) and get promotional rates for all your staycation plans this holiday at Hotel Jen Manila. Rates are inclusive of buffet breakfast for two at Latitude, late check-out until 3pm.
Deluxe Room ₱4,700 per night
4. New World Makati Hotel
Enjoy a Yuletide feast at New World Makati, and get 50% off on dinner buffet at Cafe 1288 with a BDO credit card
This promotion runs until February 28, 2018, and is a timely treat for your Christmas and New Year family gathering as celebration.
The rates are as follows:
Schedule Meal Period Regular Rate Per Person BDO Rate Per Person
Monday to Friday Lunch (11:30am to 2:30pm) ₱2,199.00 ₱1,100.00
Saturday to Sunday Lunch (11:30am to 3:00pm) ₱2,499.00 ₱1,250.00
Monday to Sunday Dinner (6:00pm to 10:30pm) ₱2,599.00 ₱1,300.00
Offer is inclusive of FREE round of drinks (choice of iced tea, soda, or juice).
Earn 1 Point For Every ₱50 SpentLow minimum monthly income requirement.
Yuletide package type Includes Rate per night
Superior Breakfast buffet for two adults and two kids below seven years old, and a bottle of wine. ₱5,900
Deluxe Breakfast buffet for two adults and two kids below seven years old, a bottle of wine and two movie passes to Ayala cinemas. ₱6,700
Residence Club Deluxe Breakfast buffet for two adults and two children, club floor access, a bottle of wine, and ₱1,000 shopping credits valid in any Store Specialists, Inc. store. ₱8,300
On the other hand, you can also book a Yuletide package in New World Makati until January 10, 2018 and enjoy buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at Café 1228. This also comes with a complimentary Internet access, and a special gift for each room category.
5. City of Dreams
A delectable season awaits at City of Dreams! There will be a wide array of delicacies to choose from to celebrate the holidays. From Japanese (Nobu), Chinese (Crystal Dragon) to Malaysian (Red Ginger), you’ll find food that will give you a fancy yet exquisite dining experience.
|Nobu Restaurant||Rates Per Person|
|Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Brunch (December 24, and 31)||₱3,800|
|New Year’s Eve Omakase (until Dec 31)||₱6,999|
If Japanese isn’t your thing, you can also celebrate the season cheer with their premium Chinese style feast at Crystal Dragon.
|Crystal Dragon||Rates Per Person|
|Christmas set menu for lunch and/or dinner (until Dec 31)||₱1,900 for two persons|
Serve your appetite right with platters teeming with exceptional Southeast Asian fare. Red Ginger showcases a sample of the best Malaysia cuisines.
|Red Ginger’s Festive Platter||Price|
|Red Ginger Sampler||₱540|
|Wagyu Beed Pad Thai||₱780|
|Hoisin Glazed Australian Lamb Cutlets||₱980|
02 800 8080
The queen city of the south doesn’t run out of hotels either where you can have a festive dinner or lunch buffet this holiday season. However, the beach (hotel resorts) is where they are at if you’re looking for one that will resonate a festive holiday vibe.
6. Shangri la Mactan
An indulgent feast awaits guests at with Shangri La Mactan’s Tides this Christmas. The restaurant will delight guests with its variety of options, including a carving station, a miniature buffet counter for kids with their all-time favorites and a dessert station offering mouthwatering Yuletide-themed pieces. On top of such scrumptious feast, guests will be enchanted with a choir singing the season’s melodies.
The holidays call for a feast and guests have a variety of options at the resort restaurants for the festivities. Tides will have a Christmas Eve (Dec 24) and Christmas Day (Dec 25) buffet, which includes free-flow of red, white and sparkling wine, plus a meaningful serenade by a Christmas Choir.
|Restaurant Tides||Rates Per Person|
|Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet (Dec 24)||₱2,650|
|Christmas Day Dinner Buffet (Dec 25)||₱2,450|
|New Year’s Eve Dinner (Dec 31)||₱2,650|
|New Year’s Day Sparkling Dinner (Jan 1)||₱2,950|
On the other hand, if you’d rather celebrate the night away with famous Filipino cuisines, you can head on to Beats for the best of traditional Filipino cuisines, with spectacular cultural performances at the center stage which starts at 7:00pm.
|Beats at Buko Bar||Rates Per Person|
|Dinner buffet (6:00pm to 9:00pm)||₱2,100|
(32) 231 0288
7. Crimson Resort Mactan
An award winning beach destination that’s surrounded by emerald waters and ivory sand, the Crimson Hotel Mactan is perfect if you’re looking for a festive lunch and dinner buffet destination this Christmas and New Year. Immerse yourself and your loved ones, as you have a holiday getaway experience without travelling far, you can get all that in Crimson Mactan.
Embark on a gastronomic adventure with a spread of holiday dishes and a wide selection of international specialties about at Saffron Cafe for the day’s celebration on during the month of December.
|Saffron Cafe||Rates Per Person|
(32) 401 9999
While the lack of fireworks definitely makes Davao a perfect destination for a peaceful holiday, it cannot however fulfill the desire of those who would rather celebrate it with a bang. If that’s your kind of thrill this Christmas while you feast with your family, here are the places to be down south!
8. Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
For the entire month of December, Cafe Uno, a buffet restaurant in the Waterfront Insular Davao partners up with the dynamic culinary team of Chef Roland and Jackie Laudico to create a unique spread of familiar Filipino dishes, as well as new twists to classic Filipino flavors.
Some notable dishes you’ll taste here are the Filipino-style sushi (Chef Lau’s version of raw tuna and salmon slices on sushi rice but topped with green papaya salad and smoked fish), Hardinera (an Ilocano-style meatloaf with pineapples), and the Rellenong Manok. All these entrees are completed with a whole roast turkey as well as homemade holiday ham.
|Cafe Uno||Rates Per Person|
|Holiday lunch buffet||₱750|
(082) 233 2881 to 83
9. Park Inn by Radisson Blu Davao
Park Inn by Radisson Davao brings together this season’s finest flavors for your indulgence this holiday. The RBG Bar and Grill, their premier restaurant offers savory main dishes such as roasted chicken with pear cinnamon sauce, porchetta, and blue marlin tail with salsa, as well as a list of decadent sweets and pastries on the side.
Enjoy their gastronomic dishes while being filled with Christmas spirit by carolers this 24th of December.
|Radisson Blu Grill||Rates Per Person|
|Christmas Eve Dinner buffet||₱990|
On the other hand, the New Year’s celebration will be a big and remarkable event in Radissons Blu, because they will be holding a year-end party and feast. The buffet spread will highlight Filipino cuisines like lechon together with their famous main dishes. The event will feature live performances from popular bands as they countdown to 2018.
Shapes and colors of 2018 Includes Rates Per Person
New Year’s buffet Buffet and raffle entry ₱1,888
The fee covers the dinner buffet and raffle entry.
While most people are happy to spend special occasions with their family at home, some others prefer a relaxing staycation in any of the top hotels in the metro. If you have the right credit, you can also enjoy a mark down on their room rates!
|Room Type||Regular Rates Per Nights||BDO Rewards Rates Per Night|
10. Seda Abreeza Davao
On December 24, Misto’s diners will be treated to a culinary showcase prepared by its power culinary team. The well-known Seda Abreeza’s classic Slow-Cooked Roasted Angus Beef Short Plate with Rosemary Gravy will be on the menu, along with these delightful fares – Orange and Madeira-Glazed Ham with Raisin Sauce, Lechon, Bourbon-Glazed Pork Belly Chunks, Cajun-Spiced Chicken, Warm Camembert Brioche, Mushroom, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad and Shrimp Celery and Pesto Pasta Salad.
If you’re spending your Christmas at the hotel, you won’t need to go out to attend mass. A Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Mass will be held from 6:00pm to 7:00pm to observe the occasion solemnly.
Christmas and New Year’s Eve buffet at Misto Diners Rates Per Person
Kids aged 7-12 ₱880
Kids aged 6 and below Free
During the Christmas countdown, guests will be entertained with live music all night, with surprise raffle items up for grabs. Come Christmas morning, guests can meet and greet Santa with treats and gifts in the bag at Seda Abreeza’s hotel lobby as guest performers sing all-time favorite Christmas songs.
(82) 244 3000