Christmas Dining: Where to eat out on the 24th & 25th

Treat yourselves to a hassle-free Noche Buena and Christmas Day feast-leave it all up to those who know food best.

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If the urge to go out during the holidays won't go away or you simply prefer to conserve your energy and have a fuss-free celebration, SPOT.ph guides you to the places that are open on Christmas.

Hotels

Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
Ortigas Ave. corner Asian Development Bank Ave., Quezon City. Tel. No. 633-7222

A dinner buffet spread with popular Christmas specialty dishes from different parts of the globe will greet you at Seven Corners' seven interactive buffet stations on December 24. For only P1,950+ per person inclusive of a glass of wine, you can also choose to upgrade your glass of wine to a glass of Moet Chandon for only P200++.

On Christmas Day, Seven Corners will offer a fiesta-themed breakfast buffet filled with famed Filipino Christmas dishes. Filipino favorites such as lechon, bibingka, puto bumbong and tsokolate will be served.

EDSA Shangri-la
1 Garden Way Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. Tel. No. 633-8888

Heat's buffet lunch (opens at 11:30 a.m.) and dinner (opens at 6:30 p.m.) on December 25 is at P2,050/person.

Paparazzi's six-course dinner on December 24 is at P2,400/person (from 6:30 p.m. to midnight) and the holiday set menu for Christmas lunch on December 25 is at P2,400/person.

Hyatt Hotel and Casino
1588 Pedro Gil Corner M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila. Tel. No. 245-1234

Enjoy Christmas Eve dinner at LiLi with a set menu that includes a dessert buffet for P2,188/per person inclusive of one round of softdrinks, local beer or sparkling wine.
Same set menu price applies for Christmas Day lunch and dinner.

Discovery Suites
25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 683-8222

Indulge at 22 Prime for lunch and dinner on December 24 and 25 with 22 Prime's set menu at P1,250+/person, featuring their famous Angus prime rib served with the chef's soup of the day, fresh salad and a dessert sampler.

Dusit Thani Manila
Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 867-3333

Spend Christmas at Dusit Thani's restaurants and take your pick from their holiday menus:

Special Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Basix
P1,600 net per person

Enjoy an international buffet spread featuring all-time Noche Buena favorites and Roast Prime US Rib Eye and Stuffed Roast Turkey with an assortment of soda, fruit juices, and shades of white and red premium quality wines.

Special Christmas Eve Set Menu at Umu Japanese Restaurant
P2,700 net per person

Feast on authentic Japanese flavors as Chef Kiyoshi Ogawa presents an imperial feast for the entire family to share on Christmas Eve.

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Special Christmas Set Menu at Tosca
P2,250 net per person

Tosca lets you experience a European Christmas Eve on December 24 with the Classic Roasted Babarie Duck in orange: rosemary sauce, brussels sprouts and walnut-potato gnocchi.

Hotel Intercontinental Manila
1 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No.793-7000

Get 30% off on Café Jeepney's dinner buffet for groups of 4 paying adult guests until December 25. Any purchase of Café Jeepney's buffet voucher will include two bottles of complimentary red wine.

Makati Shangri-la
Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No. 813-8888.

On December 24 and 25, choose your lunch and dinner destination from Makati Shangri-la's restaurants: Indulge with a Christmas buffet spread at Circles for P2,947/person, enjoy a six-course Chinese menu at Red for P3,900+/person, or choose an authentic Japanese buffet at Inagiku for P,2947/person.

Mandarin Oriental Manila
Makati Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No.750-8888

Spend Christmas lunch or dinner at Tin Hau on December 25 with an innovative menu from Executive Chef   Hann Furn Chen which starts at P1,288.

Enjoy the exquisite set menu prepared by The Tivoli's master chefs for Christmas Eve dinner (P2,600/person), Christmas Day lunch (P1,980/person) or the regular dinner menu (P2,500/person).

Paseo Uno unveils exciting gourmet selections this Christmas with a Gourmet Christmas dinner buffet on December 24 and 25 at P1,988/person.

Manila Peninsula
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City. Tel. No. 887-2888

Go Italian on Christmas Eve at Mi Piace with a four-course menu inclusive of a glass of champagne at P2,800/person.

Old Manila's five-course dinner on December 24 and 25 features festive European cuisine and Filipino art inclusive of a glass of champagne (P3,700/person on December 24 and P3,300/person on December 25).

Escolta's Christmas Eve dinner buffet is at P2,000/person (6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and Christmas Day Brunch is at P2,100/person inclusive of free-flowing Moet et Chandon (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.).

Manila Marriott Hotel
10 Newport Blvd., Newport City Complex, Pasay City. Tel. No. 988-9999.

Enjoy a decadent brunch at the Marriott Café on December 25 for P2,200/person from 11 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner at P1,500/person from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Cru Steak House also features Christmas dinner set menus on December 25 starting at P2,200 person from   6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Renaissance Makati City Hotel
Esperanza Street, Corner Makati Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No. 811-6888

M2M will serve international fare on the eve of December 24 and Christmas brunch and dinner on December 25 for P1,999/person.

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Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila
17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 637-7888

Celebrate the night before Christmas with a six-course set dinner at the Oakroom on December 24 that includes Quenelle of Fresh Smoked Salmon Tartar with Caviar; Creamy Chestnut Soup with Cappuccino Cream; Arugula Salad and Smoked Duck Breast with Cranberries; your choice of Marinated Lamb Tenderloin or Baked Half Lobster with Sherry and desserts for P2,500/person.

Greet Christmas Day with breakfast and lunchtime favorites, plus a range of holiday treats with a Christmas Day Brunch Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at P1,500/person.

Restaurants

  

Aubergine
5th Avenue corner 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Tel. No. 856-9888/ 856-9888
December 25: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Aubergine has a set menu for lunch at P1650+/person and a dinner set menu at P1950+/person. Menu includes salad of Poached Lobster tail with keta caviar, seared foie gras, essence of beef ox-tail, choice of Australian Lamb or French Duck Confit and Duck Foie Gras vallontine, US Angus beef tenderloin, Norwegian Salmon and Greenland Halibut.

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
December 24: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve dinner menus start at P1,600 (4-course dinner) with menu items such as Mild-smoked Salmon, Iberico Pierogi, Tuna and Veal, Melbourne Prime Beef Tenderloin, Blue Cheese Beignets and Torched Asian Pear.

  

  

Je Suis Gourmand
G/F Net One Center, 26th Street corner 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City,Taguig. Tel. No. 815-8801.
December 24: open until 10 p.m.
Closed on December 25.

  

Lusso
Greenbelt 5, Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. Tel. No. 756-5893
December 24: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed on December 25.

Lusso's Holiday menu includes Lamb Duet, Spinach Taglierini, Pan-seared Salmon, Spaghettini Ratattouille, Lumpfish Caviar Foam and Foie Gras Brulee.

  

Restaurant Cicou
2 San Lorenzo Drive corner A. Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No. 887-8080
December 25: 12 noon to 2:30 p.m./6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Enjoy a six-course menu for P2,300+ or order à la carte P1,500+ with three glasses of wine. Free valet parking available.

The lunch and dinner a la carte menu includes a choice of Duck Liver Foie Gras Terrine with Wagyu, Ox Tongue, Apple Jelly and Julienne; Pan-fried US Scallop Topped with Cepe Mushroom Farce, Roasted Prawn; Warm Canadian Lobster Salad, French Beans, Avocados and Romaine; Roasted Breast, Leg Stuffed with Chestnuts and Duck Liver and Seasoned with Truffle Oil; Roasted Australian Lamb Loin Coated with Fresh Herbs, Lamb and Mushroom Pie, Pear Confit in Red Wine and Sautéed Apple, Braised Cabbage and Sautéed Chestnuts, Grand Veneur Sauce.

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Sala
Podium Level, Locsin Bldg., 6752 Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave, Makati City. Tel. No. 750-1555
December 24: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (full reservations already)
December 25: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sala Bistro
Unit 114 Ground Floor, Garden Side, Greenbelt 3 Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 729-7500
December 24: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
December 25: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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