Last night, Baby and I finally redeemed our Ensogo voucher for a Late Night Buffet at Diamond Hotel.
When I purchased this deal, I thought it was really cool that they had a buffet every Fridays and Saturdays that started at 10:00 PM and ends at 2:00 AM. This is a perfect time for us folks who work in the graveyard shift. Normal dinner buffet hours in Manila would be from 6:00 PM to around 10:00 PM so that means we would have to wake up early to have a good start at the buffet.
The deal was priced half off the original amount of Php688. I figured this is a very good value. Php344 is an awesome price to pay for a dinner at a five star hotel. Here is the link of the offer. http://www.ensogo.com.ph/manila/diamond-hotel-late-buffet.html
We arrived at the hotel at around 12:20 AM. The design and ambiance of Diamond Hotel's lobby restaurant, Corniche, was impressive. It is a really nice place, complete with mood lighting and dance music. My pictures do not do justice to this fab resto.
We eagerly approached the buffet tables and this is what we got...
We could not believe it. No refills?! The hours are supposed to be until 2:00AM! We deserve to have the same choices as the ones who arrived at 10:00. The empty plates look ridiculous. We just settled for whatever we can get.
Maybe someone saw me taking pictures of the empty plates so someone did refill. Here is the before and after of the fresh fruits station.
They replenished the bowls with the same fruit. And I hate fresh pineapples!
The only station that was not completely wiped out was the salad station but we did not even sample those.
I just had the tuna and mac, made my own salad of greens with blue cheese dressing, and tried some leftover dessert.
The food was blah. We were really dismayed. This is not even worth the cheap Php344 we each shelled out for this hotel dinner. Good thing that we met some friends at CPK and had something to eat before going there. Otherwise, we would have been furious. Appalled, we left Corniche in less than an hour from the time that we got there.
If you still want to try this late night dinner buffet, better come at 10:00 PM.
Roxas Boulevard cor. Dr. J. Quintos St.
Manila, Philippines 1000
Telephone: (632) 528-3000
Fax: (632) 526-2255