Here Are The Best Dining Destinations This Christmas Season

Here Are The Best Dining Destinations This Christmas Season

in partnership with Citi




The holiday season is the time of the year when families and friends get together, making it an extra-special occasion that deserves a celebration. Since a celebration is synonymous with a feast, this festive time will always be better enjoyed with a banquet.

Do you find yourself caught up in the holiday rush? 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.

If you want to enjoy a fuss-free dinner this holiday season or you’re just in the mood to dine out with the entire family this Christmas, these restaurants will not only satisfy your taste buds, they will also give you more bang for your buck!

Vikings luxury buffet

One of the most prominent restaurant chains in the country that offers “a cornucopia of flavors” that can’t be found elsewhere, this dining establishment always have dining deals cooking under their sleeves.

If you and your family are looking for a straight-forward buffet that will deliver a wide variety of dishes that offer value-for-money satisfaction, this place is the easiest pick!

Dinner rates
Weekday dinner for adults₱938 (+5% service charge)
Weekend dinner for adults₱938 (+5% service charge)
Weekday Dinner for kids 3 ft - 4 ft₱308 (+5% service charge)
Weekend dinner for kids 3 ft - 4 ft₱308 (+5% service charge)
Weekend dinner for kids 4ft - 6 ft₱618 (+5% service charge)
Weekend dinner for kids 4ft - 6 ft ₱618 (+5% service charge)
Money saver tip!

Get a free ₱5,000 Viking eGift when you apply for a Citi Rewards card before February 28, 2019. 

Mirèio Raffles Makati

The restaurant du jour in the metropolis, this elegant establishment in the heart of Metro Manila is an elegant brasserie that offers Provençal-inspired cuisine and other French favorites born of traditional French cooking techniques and influences.

Its sun-drenched interiors are casual yet refined with floor-to-ceiling windows displaying the breathtaking cityscape. Diners are literally enveloped by an unobstructed view of Makati and beyond.

If you want to have a French-inspired fancy yet traditional dinner this Christmas season with friends and family, Mirèio at Raffles Makati will deliver not just a satisfying gastronomic experience, but also an exceptional view of the metropolis as you dine!

Dining rates
Main course + dessert ₱1800 per person (average estimate)
Money saver tip!

Get up to 20% off on Food and 15% off on Beverage Raffles Hotel restaurants by paying for your dinner with a Citi credit card.

Spectrum Fairmont

This all-day dining restaurant features an array of fine cuisines from across the globe and amps up the gastronomic excitement by having the dishes prepared right in front of you as you dine.

Their dining concept of “Simply Life” features exotic highlights of famous dishes from China, the Middle East, India, Europe, and the Philippines.

What set this place apart from other luxury dining restaurants is the experience where diners can enjoy the sight of dishes being prepared by a world-class chef’s right in front of their eyes. If that is a fun Christmas dining idea for you, this place is a must visit!

Dining rates
Sun to Thurs ₱2455
Fri to Sat₱2525
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Money saver tip!

Enjoy 40% off on lunch and dinner buffet at Spectrum, Fairmont Makati with your Citi credit card. Plus, get 20% off on Food and 15% off on Beverage in other restaurants of Fairmont.

Days Citi rate Savings
Dinner Sun to Thurs ₱1428 ₱1027
Fri to Sat ₱1470 ₱1055

*Blackout dates: December 24 and 25

Dining this Christmas season for less

Christmas has become a perfect excuse for Filipinos to spend a little bit more than they do the rest of the year. When it comes to dining this Christmas, many of us splurge to our heart’s content as it happens only once a year anyway. What better way to spread that Christmas spirit than to share a table filled with sumptuous cuisines with friends and family!

However, it doesn’t mean you can’t keep your dining expenses to a budget. Being prudent with your finances is a virtue that applies to all seasons, and one can easily do this with the right financial practices and tools such as a Citi Rewards Card.

Christmas season is the best time to splurge on all those rewards that you’ve earned from your expenses all-throughout the year.

If you have this card, you can take comfort with the fact that the rewards that you get for spending can cover many of your expenses this Christmas season! Here’s how it can cut your expenses!

Earn points every time you swipe

Enjoy a world of rewarding experiences with the Citi Rewards that will grant you never expiring Rewards Points every time you swipe. Earn 1 reward point for every ₱30 spend and 3x points on shopping and dining purchases. With a monthly spend on ₱40,000, you will earn a total of 1,300 rewards points!

Pay with points

With a Citi Rewards Card, you can instantly settle your unbilled dining transactions using your credit card reward points!  

When you pay for your purchases with your Citi Rewards Card, an SMS will be sent to your mobile phone number registered with Citi with a link for you to redeem your points or miles. Simply click on the link and select the number of points or miles to redeem. Upon confirmation of successful redemption, a statement credit will be reflected in your next statement of account.

Enjoy Citi Privileges

Citi credit cards come with a wide array of features and perks that will make your purchases less of a burden to juggle such as the following:

Citi PayLite

Pay for your purchases with any Citi credit card and convert them into an installment plan up to 12 months. You can also take advantage 0% interest rates when you shop or dine at Citi’s partner merchants.

Free ₱5,000 eGift

When you apply for a Citi credit card now, get a ₱5,000 eGift that you can use at UNIQLO, Build City, Nike Park, TGI Fridays, Tim Ho Wan, Vikings, or any merchant.

Citi Rewards Card

Citi Rewards Card

Earn Reward Points Faster

FREE ₱5,000 worth of eGift from UNIQLO! Promo is until February 28, 2019 only.

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