I always pass by the Berjaya Hotel along Makati Ave. every time I go to the bank. I was wondering if the hotel just sprung out of nowhere because I would not have missed it before. It looked somewhat new from the outside, but they could not have built it so quickly. As I researched, Berjaya is formerly known as Astor Hotel.
I saw a sign that they are offering a lunch buffet with a reasonable price, for about Php450. I love buffets so I figured we should try it.
I called for reservations just an hour before the start of the lunch. The restaurant warned us that they are expecting a sizable group because they have a corporate booking that day. They were very accommodating to squeeze us in on such a short notice. They asked if it was okay for us to sit near the bar in the smoking area. Yes, please! I will take that.
The lunch buffet was at the El Prado Restaurant located on the second floor of the hotel.
A waiter walked us to our table by the bar.
I was surprised to find out that someone took the trouble to print my name for our table. How thoughtful!
The Berjaya lunch buffet is mostly Filipino food, they offered about five main courses. I cannot remember all, but they there was Kare – Kare, Roast Pork Loin, Relyenong Bangus, and chicken.
They also have Caesar Salad, Vegetable Salad, Buttered Vegetables, Chow Mein and Rice.
A pasta station was also present but we did not try it.
Native delicacies and desserts such as Puto with Cheese, Kutsinta, Butsi, Suman, and Halo – halo.
What a pleasant lunch. We were so full and satisfied with the food. Though theirs is not a fancy buffet, it is a great value for money. The staff was also very friendly and courteous.
There was only one low point in our dining. Remember the corporate crowd? I was so dismayed when they almost took the entire Leche Flan for consumption as plain dessert. That was for the Halo-halo, clueless peeps! Good thing I was able to wrestle a small slice for my Halo-halo before they finished all of it.
I recently saw in one of the group buying sites that they have the Berjaya lunch buffet as a deal. Go ahead and buy it if you have the chance!
BERJAYA MANILA HOTEL
7835 Makati Avenue Corner Eduque Street
Makati City, Philippines 1209
Tel + (632) 750 7500
Fax + (632) 750 6783