July 8, 2018

Circles Event Café Lunch & Dinner Buffet at P1,250



The party isn't over yet! Makati Shangri-La Manila celebrated its 25th year anniversary in May 2018 and the hotel is extending the celebration this July with its special buffet offer at Circles Event Café.



This whole month of July 2018, you get to enjoy local and international cuisines freshly prepared at the restaurants live cooking stations for only P1,250 nett per person. Whether it's a weekend or a weekday, lunch or dinner, there's countless of reasons to celebrate with your family, friends or colleagues at Circles Event Café.



In addition to the wide spread of local, Asian and Western dishes, the buffet rate also includes free-flowing coffee, espresso based beverages and tea. For a minimal amount, you can also add unlimited servings of juices and iced tea to your meal.



Some of the premium items in the buffet include salmon and tuna sashimi, cold seafood (prawns and mussels), roast beef and Hong Kong style roast duck. My personal favorite are the items from the Asia station including Chinese, South East Asian and Indian cuisines.



Above is my plate of Singaporean Fried Rice, Sichuan Mapo Tofu, Siumai, Cantonese Roast Duck, Filipino Chicken Curry, and Korean Beef Bulgogi. Below is another plate of Asian dishes I tried on another visit. I particularly loved the Cantonese selection of Siumai, Chicken Fee and Roast Duck. The Indonesian Style Chicken Sate was also good.



The Japanese station has a wide selection of sashimi and sushi, as well as maki and rice rolls. I am not a big fan of Japanese food but during my most recent visit to the restaurant, I did try their Salmon Sashimi. It tasted fresh with a creamy and sweet aftertaste which means that Shangri-La uses the finest and freshest quality seafood for their dishes.



Also in the Asian station is a section dedicated to soup dishes. Some of the soup dishes I tried were the Bakso Ayam, an Indonesian soup dish with meatballs, egg noodles and rice noodles in a clear spicy chicken broth. I also got to try their Singaporean Laksa with egg noodles, fish cakes and swuid balls.



Fans of seafood should not miss the cold seafood station. Choices include prawns and a variety of shellfish. You may of course have the cold seafood grilled with your choice of condiment and sauces. The most popular choice was the prawns grilled in butter and garlic.



Don't forget to leave space for dessert. Aside from the delectable cakes and pastries which Makati Shangri-La Manila is very well known for, there is also fresh fruits, ice cream and halo-halo. I personally prefer my halo-halo with just vanilla and ube ice cream topped with my favorite halo-halo ingredients such as macapuno, saba and leche flan.



You can also have crepe made with your preferred filling. I had my crepe filled with slices of sweet mangoes and instead of having cream as topping, I had vanilla ice cream served beside my crepe and drizzled it with mango syrup.



I was able to dine at the buffet on a weekday and on a Sunday and the restaurant was full during both occasions. When I went on a Sunday, I tried to reserve a table but I was told the restaurant was fully booked. I took the chance to be on the waiting list should a reservation gets cancelled.



Luckily, I did not have to wait too long to be seated. Having said this, I highly recommend that you make your reservation in advance. You can call Circles Event Cafe at +63 (02) 814-2580 or email them at rric.slm@shangri-la.com. You can also book your seats online via bit.ly/CirclesBookATable.


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Circles Event Café
Lobby Level, Makati Shangri-La, Manila
Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact: +63 (02) 814-2580
Email: rric.slm@shangri-la.com
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Lunch Schedule: 11:30am to 2:30pm (Monday to Saturday); 12:00nn to 3:00pm (Sunday)
Dinner Schedule: 6:00pm to 10:30pm (Daily)

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