Spice Café was introduced to the public once again by offering a 30% discount for their lunch buffet, an offer that is in line with the celebration of City Garden Grand Hotel’s 1st year anniversary. I’ve seen this hotel before, because I walked in front of it whenever I’m in Makati Ave and Kalayaan, I didn’t know that that this hotel is a 4 star hotel and mostly patronized by business and leisure travelers who are looking for a nice place to stay here in Metro Manila.
There are two City Garden Hotels in Makati, one is the old City Garden Hotel along Makati Ave, and the new City Garden Grand Hotel is located across the street in the corner of Makati Ave and Kalayaan st.
You won’t miss this when you are in Makati Ave. because it is one of the tallest building in the area and its easy to spot it because they have a big sign at the roof top and taxi drivers know this as a landmark in Makati Ave.
City Garden Grand Hotel
8008 Makati Avenue corner Kalayaan Avenue
Spice Cafe reservation: call 888-8181
The grand lunch buffet of Spice Café is normally priced at PHP 988 nett, but since they are celebrating their 1st year anniversary, they are offering a special price of PHP 692 for the entire month of July 2015.
The promo and lunch buffet is offered daily from 11:30am-2:30pm
Its my first time here and I really like the clear glass window. Spice Café is located at the 7th floor offers a 180 degree view of the Makati.
Long table inside Spice Café.
Hotel guest and walk in guest dine here for the lunch buffet
Spotted: Karl Ace of Turista Trails doing another selfie photo for his blog.
He got a really nice spot to eat his lunch
Spotted: @dudeforfood at the crepe station of Spice Café.
My taste and try moments at Spice Café. Its hard to choose from their wide range of cuisines, I seated near the salad and dessert station, and its very tempting to grab some sweets because their presentation at the dessert station is very appetizing.
My view at the other end of Spice Café
More seats by the window.
HERE ARE THE FOOD STATIONS AT SPICE CAFÉ
Roast beef station
Filipino food station
aka veggie, seafood and meat station
Noodles, dimsum and takoyaki station
I super love the set up of their takoyaki station. Its my first time to see this in a café of a hotel.
…btw, who eats bread for lunch? --- actually, I eat bread as my dessert haha..
Yes..they have a shawarma station.
The buffet area and station are long… but each station are a bit cramped to each other, but that’s okay, since they can serve 4 people at the same time when infront of the buffet area.
The glorious dessert station….with chocolate fountain
Japanese Maki only…. no sushi yet
Braised Beef Caldereta
Grilled pork loin with onion chutney
Stuffed chicken roulade
Salmon --- I forgot what it was called, but I super like this dish because it’s the most tastiest bite that I got… it beats my pork loin and caldereta.
Maki at the Japanese section.
I think they need to level up more to look more appetizing.. I didn’t tried it because there’s no California Maki
And here’s the food on my table. I promised myself not to over eat, because I just came from Niu by Vikings last Sunday and I have to monitor my tummy because its growing bigger again.
But then…I didn’t mind that promise because I super love the taste of their Yangchow rice. Its not really a Yangcow original, but it’s a plain rice version with out the meat and seafood add ons.
Trying the crispy prawn and a lot of meat
I was surprised that the beef caldereta was beaten by the grilled pork loin when it comes to taste. But then the winner of my lunch is the salmon…. oh wow! masarap.
I don’t want to go home without biting a nice tempura. I enjoyed too their tempura but I accidentally used the soup bowl for the tempura dip hahaha.
For a PHP 692 price for a lunch buffet here in Spice Café, I can say that the offer is good and the food presentation at the buffet table is just right for the budget. But normally this is a buffet set up that is offered daily, they didn’t adjusted to lessen the number of food because of the price but still offered the same food they usually offer daily.
The meat, the seafood and Filipino food is my favorite selections here at Spice Café, I didn’t got a time to try the dimsum and pasta because I’m full already, I was hoping that they can serve also some good sushi and maki, but I guess they sacrificed that in order to meet the price range, I hope they can level it more, but the takoyaki is already a treat!
If you pay more than or less than PHP 600 in a classy or casual restaurant, then I suggest that you place your money here at Spice Café because you will be satisfied with their food, taste and also nice window view of Makati.