June 16, 2019

The Grand Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Manila

buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila

The Grand Kitchen is the all-day dining restaurant of Grand Hyatt Manila serving both local and international cuisines. The restaurant features an interactive show kitchen where dishes are cooked fresh and served straight from the pan. The Grand Kitchen offers both buffet and a la carte dining.

buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila

The interior of the restaurant beautifully combines contemporary and retro design elements, creating a dining space where subdued elegance meets retro glam. I particularly love the leather and chrome chairs, the swivel barstools, the vinyl records used as wall decor, and the multi-colored tiles used as flooring.

buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila

The Grand Kitchen is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it also serves as the main breakfast venue of Grand Hyatt Manila:

Days Schedule Price*
Breakfast Buffet Daily 06:30am-10:30am PHP1,416 nett
Lunch Buffet Monday-Saturday 12:00nn-02:30pm PHP1,906 nett
Sunday Brunch Sunday 12:00nn-02:30pm PHP2,400 nett
Dinner Buffet** Daily 06:00pm-10:00pm PHP2,200 nett
A la Carte Daily 06:30am-10:00pm a la carte menu
*Prices are inclusive of taxes and service charge. Prices are up-to-date as of 15 June 2019 and are subject to change.
**Dinner Buffet includes free-flowing local beers, red wine and white wine




► FEATURED: GREEN MONDAYS AT THE GRAND KITCHEN

buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila

Every Monday, the Grand Kitchen will include dishes made with plant-based food products in its buffet spread. Every food station will be showcasing dishes made with plant-based meat substitutes and ingredients, ranging from appetizers, Asian and Western hot dishes and desserts. Read more ►




▼ FEATURED: BUFFET LUNCH AND DINNER AT THE GRAND KITCHEN

buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila

I have dined at the Grand Kitchen for multiple occasions already, sometimes with my officemates and sometimes with friends. There are also a couple of instances when I dined as an invited guest by the hotel. What I like about the Grand Kitchen is the consistently high quality of dishes served at its buffet stations.

buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila

I think this has something to do with their unique pan-to-plate concept where dishes are always freshly cooked. You will notice that buffet dishes are served in smaller quantities and are replenished frequently. This avoids dishes from drying up or being over-cooked while sitting inside food warming dishes.

buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila

I also notice the premium quality of the seafood they serve at the Cold Seafood Station and Japanese Station. I normally skip cold seafood, but here at Grand Kitchen, the prawns are already pealed and the shellfish welcome you with "open shells". How can I say no?

buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila

Here at Grand Kitchen, pasta dishes are also cooked right. This is my plate of penne with truffle cream sauce generously topped with fresh parmesan cheese. The pasta is evenly coated with the sauce, and the flavor is evenly spread in the dish.

buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila

One of my favorites from the Carving Station is the Hainanese Chicken set. It comes with strips of Hainanese chicken, a bowl of chicken rice, a bowl of chicken broth on the side, and complete with hoisin, ginger and chili dipping sauces.

buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila

The Asian Station is also one of my favorite stops in the buffet. Chinese dishes here are consistent with the authentic quality of Chinese dishes served at No. 8 China House, the hotel premier Chinese restaurant. Because of the pan-to-plate format of the Grand Kitchen, vegetable dishes here remain crunchy and not over-cooked.

buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila

There is also an Indian Station serving mostly vegetarian dishes. I got to try the Vegetable Curry served during Green Monday, and I paired it with a variety of vegetable dishes as well as dishes made with plant-based ingredients. My favorite was the vegan kebab and the vegan eggplant parmigiana.

buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila

The Grand Kitchen is the only buffet restaurant where I don't end my meal with fresh fruits. This is because of the good quality cakes and pastries created by Grand Hyatt Manila's Pastry Chef, Chef ┼×aban Cavlak. Whenever I eat at the Grand Kitchen, I always order the Almond Florentine Cake and the Lava Cake.

lava cake at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila
Lava Cake, The Grand Kitchen | Grand Hyatt Manila

Chilled fruit juices, fresh coconut water, coffee and tea are already included in the buffet rates. During dinner buffet, guests also enjoy free-flowing local beers, red wine and white wine. Canned soda, imported beers, cocktails and other alcoholic beverages are also available for the a la carte menu.

buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila




buffet at The Grand Kitchen restaurant, Grand Hyatt Manila

The Grand Kitchen is a hidden gem here in Metro Manila. Most of the guests here are expats and business travelers staying at the hotel, giving the restaurant a very cosmopolitan feel like Hong Kong and Singapore. The service is quite attentive. The staff would frequently check on your table to refill your drinks and clear empty plates and glasses.




The Grand Kitchen
2F Grand Hyatt Manila
8th Avenue corner 35th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines
Contact: +63 (02) 838 1234
Email: manila.grand@hyatt.com
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