We have decided to spend my birthday this year within the city for a change so I booked an overnight stay at Selah Garden Hotel in Pasay, blog post here. Along with that, I came across this BDO promo where celebrants enjoy 50% off the price for Marriott Cafe’s buffet lunch or dinner. I said to myself, this is perfect. 😋
I called them to reserve a table 3 days in advance; though when we got there the receptionist said that there’s no reservation made under my name. But good thing, they can still accomodate us and I can still avail of the promo. Just moments after that, we have been ushered to our table and told us that we can start checking the buffet spread. Few minutes after that, I have been served their drink of the month. Each celebrant gets this drink for free; though I totally forgot what it’s called.. watermelon something. Very refreshing but I only had a sip since I don’t want to get full just yet. 😂
We headed to the buffet area to check what they have. In comparison to other buffet restaurants, Marriott Cafe is smaller with fewer choices. That’s not a bad thing though! Judging by the selection, they may be few but you can guarantee by how they look (and taste) that these are good ones. You know, I would rather have few fine food than a lot of what I wouldn’t enjoy. 😋
They have fruits section, choices of ham and cheese, fish, shrimp, vegetable tempura, a salad station, choices of middle eastern cuisine, some Filipino food from sinigang to binagoongan. They also have a grill station where you request choice of seafood grilled on the spot. You can also select from their fresh sustainable catch where they have shrimps, mussels and crabs. For dessert, you can choose from different flavors of gelato and cakes.
The star for me though would have to be the Beef Rump! This is a kind of steak that is part of their carving station. It is cooked medium rare but you can ask for it to be served on whatever doneness you prefer. It was super tender and tasty and flavorful. I swear, I still smile just by thinking about it. 😋 To be honest, dito palang sulit na.
Since it was my birthday, I also received a personalized cake served with a birthday song from the staff. 🎉 I had the cake boxed since I’m already full. We ate it the next day; still moist and tasty. 😋 They got my name wrong though, but it’s okay. 😂👍
Service was very good too. The server that was assigned to us was very attentive; she saw me get some ice cream and then all of a sudden she’s beside me handing me a spoon, “Maam spoon for your ice cream po”. She also realized that the spelling of my name on the cake is wrong and she apologized. These kinds of service go a long way and make me want to go back. If only I can celebrate my birthday more than once a year. 😂
Should you wish to do the same, celebrate an occasion or just enjoy a nice buffet meal, here are the rates for reference:
Of course, it’s best if you have a qualified BDO card so you can avail of the 50% off rate. 👍Some key items for the promo:
- Call in advance to reserve
- Minimum of 2 diners up to 10
- Present your qualified card + ID with birthdate
- Must use the qualified card to settle the bill
You may check full details here. 😋