Christmas Dining: Where to eat out on the 24th & 25th
SPOT.ph tells you where and what to feast on this calorie-raising holiday weekend!
Save yourself the agony of slaving away in the kitchen come noche buena and have a hassle-free Yuletide feast somewhere other than home this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. SPOT.ph gives you the lowdown on the places that are open on the 24th and 25th:
Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
Ortigas Ave. corner Asian Development Bank Ave., Quezon City. Tel. No. 633-7222
Feast on the Seven Corners lunch buffet at P1,436. 38 net/person on the 24th and P1,988.94 net/person on the 25th. For the dinner buffet, pay P1,988.94/person on the 24th and P1,657.37 net/person on the 25th. Choose from interactive food stations that will feature Western, Indian, Filipino, Italian food, and more. The Lunch buffet is from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. and the dinner buffet is from 6 to 10 p.m.
5 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 719-8888
22 Prime will offer a Christmas day dinner buffet featuring their famous Prime Rib at P1,450++/person. The buffet will be open from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Dusit Thani Manila
Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 238-8888
Head to Basix for a lunch buffet for P1,250 net/person (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and a Christmas eve dinner buffet at P1,600 net/person (6 to 10 p.m.) on the 24th. On the 25th, enjoy a special brunch buffet at P1,800 net/person. There will also be a Christmas dinner on the 25th at P1,399 net/person.
Tosca will also offer a special Christmas eve set menu. Get the three-course meal for P2,250 (good for two), the four-course meal at P4,000 (good for three to four persons), and the five-course meal at P8,000++ (good for five to six people).
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel
17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Quezon City. Tel. No. 570-7777
Celebrate the holidays with the international fare at Eastwood Café’s Christmas eve dinner buffet at P1,250 net/person and Christmas day lunch buffet at P1,500 net/person. Children 6 to 12 years old will get 50% discount and children 5 years old and below will get to eat for free.
1 Garden Way Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. Tel. No. 633-8888
Enjoy lunch at the Heat buffet on the 24th at P1,250++/person and on the 25th forP2,250++/person. The buffet will be open from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
Senju will also offer a lunch buffet on the 25th at P2,250++/person. The buffet will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Paparazzi will offer an appetizer buffet on the 24th and 25th. Pay P2,250++/person on the 24th (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and P2,450++/person on the 25th (6:30 to 10:30 p.m.).
Hotel Intercontinental Manila
1 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No.793-7000
Have dinner at Café Jeepney’s on the 24th and 25th. Avail of the Christmas eve dinner buffet at P1,951 net/person and the Christmas day dinner buffet at P1,644 net/person.
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
1588 Pedro Gil Corner M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila. Tel. No. 245-1234
Treat your family and friends to the Christmas buffets at Market Café. For the Christmas eve dinner, featured dishes include: Oysters Casino, Lechon de Leche, Baby Back Ribs, Prime Rib, Steamed Sea Bass, Roast Duck, Snow Eggs, Crepes with Rum and Fruit, Christmas Cake, Marzipan Stollen, and Yule Log. For the Christmas day lunch, Market Café will showcase Baby Lobster, Prawns, Orange-Marinated Salmon, Leg of Ham, Lechon de Leche, Prime Rib, Herbed Chicken, and Baked Lamb. There will also be desserts like Eggnog Shooters, Chestnut Mousse, Puto Bumbong, Cinnamon Panna Cotta, and Almond Pavlova. Avail each buffet at P2,088 net/person.
The Li Li Imperial Banquet is offering the Yuletide Sunday Brunch (every Sunday until January 2, P1,330 net/person) which features Cantonese cuisine. For Li Li’s Christmas set menus, diners can choose from two set banquets by Chef de Cuisine Andy Chan-Roasted Turkey with Pan-Fried Scallops, Braised Shark's Fin Soup, Wok-Fried Prawns and Scallops, Steamed Cod and Vegetables with Bamboo Pith and Crab Roe, Suckling Pig and Barbecue Combination, Sautéed Prawn Salad, and Charcoal-Roasted "Pipa Duck". Brunch costs P 1,888 net/person for a minimum of two persons and P18, 888 for a group of 12.
The Fireplace Feast will offer a Christmas eve dinner featuring a six-course set menu including dishes such as Cajun-Spiced Diver Scallops, Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Pesto; Confit Cherry Tomatoes, Marinated Mozarella, Mint, Cucumber and Toasted Brioche Salad; Spiced Wine Sorbet; and a choice of Grilled Chilean Sea Bass and Porcini or American Wagyu Beef Cooked Two Ways; and Steamed Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce. Dinner costs P4,300 net/person.
Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No. 813-8888
Dine at Circles on the 24th and 25th and enjoy a Christmal meal at P2,210/person for the lunch buffet (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and P2,947 for their dinner buffet (6 to 10:30 p.m.).
For Japanese fare, go to Inagiku on the 24th for their dinner buffet (6 to 10:30 p.m.) at P2,947/person. On the25th, the restaurant will offer both lunch and dinner buffets. Avail the lunch buffet (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) for P2,210 and the dinner buffet at P2,947/person.
Mandarin Oriental Manila
Makati Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No.750-8888
Paseo Uno will offer lunch (12 noon to 2:30 p.m.) and dinner (6:30 to 10:30 p.m.) buffets on both the 24th and 25th. Rate is P2,390 for each buffet.
For set menus, visit Tin Hau. The restaurant will offer small group and big group set menus. Get the Set Menu 1-roasted turkey fillet with honey sauce and marinated fish, baked slipper lobster with bacon, garlic in mayonnaise, and more-at P1,288+++/person (minimun of two persons). The Set Menu 2 at P1,388+++/person (minimum of 5 persons) will feature Christmas roasted turkey rolls, steamed prawn stuffed with dried scallop and green vegetables, desserts platter, and more. For the Set Menu 3 at P1,388+++/person (minimum of 8 persons), get the stir fried soft shell crab with crisp oatmeal, charcoal US spring duck, and more. The Set Menu 4 at P1,788+++/person (minimum of 8 persons) includes steamed shrimp "Suahe" with Chinese wine, wok fried US beed rib eye with scallions and special sauce, and more. Finally, the Set Menu 5 at P2,388+++/person (minimum of 8 persons) will feature peking duck with Chinese pancake and traditional condiments, braised superior shark’s fin soup,steamed white sea bass fillet with minced ginger and superior soy sauce, and more.
Marriott Hotel Manila
Resorts World Manila, Newport Boulevard, Pasay City. Tel. No. 988-9999
Try the Christmas eve buffet dinner at Marriott Cafe at P2,500/person. The buffet will be open from 6 to 10:30 p.m. On Christmas day, pig out at the brunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for P2,500/person. The dinner buffet from 6 to 10:30 p.m. costs P2,500/person.
You can also avail of the set dinner at Cru Steakhouse from P6 to 10:30 p.m. (Christmas eve). Get the three-course meal for P4,050/person and the four-course meal atP4,700/person. For Christmas day, Cru will offer three-course (P3,950/person) and four-course (P4,550/person) set lunches from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. Three-course (P3,950/person) and four-course (P4,550/person) set dinners will also be served from 6 to 10:30 p.m.
*Marriott Gold Card holders will get 20% off.
Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila
17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 637-7888, Oakroom direct line 719-1160
Oakroom will offer a Christmas eve set dinner at P2,745 net/person for an eight-course meal with choice of coffee or tea. Dinner will be served from 7 to 11 p.m on the 24th. On Christmas day, Oakroom will offer the Christmas day brunch buffet at P1,622 net/person for adults and P811 net/person for children 12 years old and below. Kids four and below can eat for free. Brunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Renaissance Makati City Hotel
Esperanza Street, Corner Makati Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No. 811-6888
M2M will be offering lunch and dinner buffets on both the 24th and 25th. Pay P2,280 each for the lunch and dinner buffets on the 24th and P2,255 each for the lunch and dinner buffets on the 25th. The lunch buffet is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. while the dinner buffet is open from 6 to 10:30 p.m.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. Tel No. 551-5555 exts. 1991 to 1994
Get stuffed at the Spiral lunch and dinner buffets at P3,547.20 net/person (each buffet). Take your pick from more than 300 international dishes-Filipino, Mediterranean, Italian, Spanish, American, and more. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner is from 6 to 11 p.m.
The Peninsula Manila
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City. Tel. No. 887-2888
To satisfy your sweet tooth, head to the Peninsula Manila on the 25th to avail of the Chocolate Buffet (8 p.m. to 12 midnight). For the Chocolate Symphony Buffet, adults will be charged P600 each and children under 12 years old will be charged P360 each. End your dinner with the Sweet Endings Chocolate Buffet for P400 after dining at any of the Peninsula restaurants. For the Chocolates and Champagne Buffet, pay P1,000 (inclusive of one glass of Champagne). There will also be a Children’s Buffet for P460 each.
Escolta will also offer a Christmas eve dinner buffet at P2,300++/adult and P1,380++/child under 12 years old. Adults can pay P2,800++ each for an additional glass of Champagne. The buffet will be open from 6:30 to 10 p.m. For Christmas day, there will be a brunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rates are P2,700++/adult for free-flowing Champagne, P1,800++/adult, and P1,100++/child under 12 years old. There will also be a Christmas day dinner buffet from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Rates are P1,700++/adult and P1,000++/child under 12 years old.
Old Manila will have a Christmas eve five-course set dinner menu at P4,000++/adult inclusive of a glass of Champagne, and P3,500++/adult. Dinner will be from 6:30 to 11 p.m. For Christmas day, there will also be a five-course set dinner menu with the same rates. Dinner is from 6:30 to 11 p.m. as well.
Adarna Food and Culture
119 Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City. Tel. No. 926-8712
Adarna will be open on the 24th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Delight in their Filipino-inspired menu which will feature Bicol Express, Beef Piassok, Beef Caldereta, Seafood Special, and Grilled Stuffed Tilapia, to name a few. The restaurant will be closed on the 25th.
5th Avenue corner 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Tel No. 856-9888
Aubergine will offer special Christmas lunch and dinner sets on the 25th. Lunch will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. while dinner will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Each buffet is for P1,950++/person.
Caruso Ristorante Italiano
210 Nicanor Garcia St. Bel-Air Village, Makati City. Tel. No. 895-2451
Caruso will be open on both the 24th and 25th, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 6 to 11 p.m. for dinner. Click here to see their full menu.
Chelsea Market and Cafe
Ground Floor, The Podium, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. Nos. 914-0005 and 914-0006
Serendra, Piazza Ground Level, McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Tel. Nos. 909-7011 and 909-7012
The Podium branch will be open on the 24th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on the 25th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Serendra branch will be open on the 24th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on the 15th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Chelsea will be offering their Epicurean Holiday Menu including Flash Seared Foie Gras (P495), Chelsea’s Holiday Salad (P395), Saffron Scented "Mac & Cheese" (P495), Cinnamon Orange Glazed Double Smoked Bacon (P450), and Slow Roasted Sausage and Apple Stuffed Pork Loin (P495).
Cav Wine Bar and Resto
G/F, The Spa Bldg, Lot 5, Quadrant 8, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Tel. No. 856-1798
Cav Wine Bar and Resto will offer a Christmas eve dinner set which will feature Scallop and Prawn Salad, Frog Leg Tempura, and Angus Beef Fillet, among others. Rates are P1,600++/person for the four-course meal, P1,900++/person for the five-course meal, and P2,200++/person for the six-course meal. Dinner will be served starting 6 p.m. Last call will be at 8:30 p.m.
Greenbelt 5, Legaspi Street, Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 729-9062
Felix will be open on both the 24th and 25th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. only.
L’Incontro Ristorante Italiano
207 Nicanor Garcia Street, (formerly Reposo St.), Bel-Air, Makati City. Tel. No. 899-0638
L’Incontro will be offering a Christmas day dinner for P3,500++/person. Dishes will include USDA Choice Grade Prime Rib, Baked whole Salmon, Cheese Wheel, Dark Chocolate Cheesecake, and more. Pre-booking is required. There will be a program with Christmas carols at 5 p.m. and the dinner will start at 6 p.m.
Enderun Colleges, 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Taguig City. Tel. No. 856-6000 local 101, 403-7840
Restaurant 101 will offer a Christmas eve set menu (P1,880/person), a Christmas eve dinner buffet (P1,988/person for 12 years old and above; P999/person for six to 11 years old), a Christmas day lunch buffet (P1,280/person for 12 years old and above; P780/person for six to 11 years old), and a Christmas day dinner buffet (P1,480/person for 12 years old and above; P880/person for six to 11 years old).
*Prices subject to 5% service charge.
Click here to see the full menu.
Podium Level, Locsin Bldg., 6752 Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave, Makati City. Tel. No. 750-1555
Sala will be open on both the 24th and 25th, 6 t0 11 p.m. Click here to view their full December menu.
Unit 114 Ground Floor, Garden Side, Greenbelt 3 Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 729-7500
Sala Bistro will be open on both the 24th and 25th, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Click here to view their menu.
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila.