Plan your holiday get-togethers at these buffet-style restaurants!
With the holidays upon us we’re pretty sure you’re booked with socials on all weekends until Christmas. However, if you haven’t planned out where you and your friends are celebrating, might we suggest buffet dining? With more than enough choices to satisfy everyone in the group, we’re sure you and your friends will leave with full tummies. Get everyone together for a night of scrumptious eats and let the holiday feasting begin at these all-you-can-eat restaurants!
Alfred is bringing back their best-selling brunch buffet and evening tapas! Dinner on December 9 and 16 will be filled with Raclette, Jamon, canapés, and wine for just P1,000 per person. While brunch on December 11 and 18, on the other hand, will have Cochinillo, Rib-eye Steak, Rack of Lamb, and more for P1,500 per person. Better book your reservations soon if you want to catch this exclusive deal!
Alfred, Makati Diamond Residences, 118 Legazpi St., Makati, Metro Manila, 02 317 0999
Niu by Vikings
If you’re looking for hotel-like quality without the hefty price tag, NIU by Vikings offers exactly that: The place is elegantly decorated with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and fancy designs on the walls. The buffet has nine food stations for you to pick from, but the best part about it is that it comes with unlimited beer and wine. Okay, we’re sold!
Niu by Vikings, 6/F SM Aura, 26th St. corner McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila, 02 478 3888, 02 847 3888, 0917 586 6888, 0919 999 6888
Known for their extensive viand choices, Buffet 101 offers a great buffet experience for less than P1,000 (except Sundays and holidays). Go here for the meats, the wide selection of sushi, and the waffle and crepe station for dessert!
Buffet 101, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Building K, Seaside Blvd., Pasay, 02 556 2888 | 2/F Robinsons Magnolia, Doña Hemady Ave., Quezon City, 02 961 3025 | 3/F Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila, 02 828 1222
As part of the Antonio’s group of restaurants, dining at Balay Dako means you’re in for a treat, but the Filipino favorites are the stars of this buffet: There’s a puto bumbong station, a fried rice station, and even an ensaymada station for you to enjoy! Available only on weekends, we’ve heard the queue gets pretty long, but we’re sure it’s worth the wait—and the drive to Tagaytay.
Balay Dako, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Silang Crossing West, Tagaytay, 046 483 4847, 0943 264 1680
The Round Table
For a more intimate and unique buffet experience, visit The Round Table in Kapitolyo for their themed menus. Each day has a different theme, like Italian Tuesdays and Filipino Twist Thursdays, so you get to pick which cuisine you’d most likely enjoy. We love Roast Carving Fridays for the yummy Roast Beef!
The Round Table, 56 C-D, East Capitol Dr., Kapitolyo, Pasig, Metro Manila, 02 706 1668
High Street Café
Of course, the recently opened Shangri-La at the Fort comes armed with a nine-station buffet. If you’re looking for a more high-end dinner option with the girls (because you are all #girlbosses), High Street Café is a good choice. Come here for fresh sashimi, creamy Laksa, charcoal-grilled meats, and the to-die-for lava cake with ice cream on top!
High Street Cafe, Shangri-La Hotel at the Fort, 30th St corner 5th Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila, 02 820 0888
From Raintree’s roster of restaurants, Terraz is the ideal destination for business meetings with its sleek and vibrant interiors. However, if you’re not going there for a serious appointment, you should definitely visit them on paydays! For P450+, you get to enjoy a variety of dishes to celebrate your hard-earned money. Visit their Facebook page regularly for updates on the Payday Buffet!
Terraz, 3/F Zuellig Building, Makati Ave. corner Paseo de Roxas, Bel-Air, Makati, Metro Manila, 02 625 4831, 02 625 4832
Nomads BBQ + Refuge
If unlimited bowls of Mongolian fried rice is your thing, look no further than Nomads along Jupiter Street. From 7 PM to 10 PM on Mondays through Saturdays, you get to pick from their wide assortment of mix-ins and sauce options to add to your customized fried rice bowl. Better prepare your stomach for carbo-loading day! Why diet during Christmastime?
Nomads BBQ + Refuge, G/F Valdecon Building, 20 Jupiter corner Antares St., Bel-Air, Makati, Metro Manila, 02 772 3845
We didn’t forget to include a shabu-shabu on this list, of course. This Japanese hotpot franchise is an all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu restaurant that offers unlimited premium meats, seafood, vegetables, and appetizers. They have five soup flavors with specific health benefits, as well as four meat sets that you can pick from. Although if you ask us, the Regular Shabu paired with the Hot Miso soup is the bang-for-your-buck combination!
Shaburi, 4/F Uptown Mall, 36th St. corner 9th Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila, 02 805 2932, 02 978 2481, 0917 708 3930