IN PHOTOS: What to eat at the Conrad Manila hotel buffet

MANILA, Philippines – Within the grand, futuristic structure of Conrad Manila – just by the Manila Bay – there are several offerings that might just make it the talk of the town. One of them is its Brasserie on 3.

Most hotels' buffets are in themselves destinations for family, friends, and more. This luxury hotel offers one at its Brasserie on 3 from breakfast until lunch – with an a la carte menu for dinner.

Antipasti

The antipasti section, as the name suggests, has everything that would whet your appetite: cheeses, salads, and more, but the selection can suit anyone's tastes or cravings.

Assorted sushi rolls and sashimi:

Sushi rolls in the antipasti section. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Sushi rolls in the antipasti section.

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Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Green mango and papaya salad

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Tomato mozzarella

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Seafood

Assorted steamed seafood is also available – chilled on top of ice.

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This tuna marinated in soy mirin with soy pearls and smothered with dill espuma was a highlight here.

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Mains

As the menu constantly changes due to "seasonal produce, growing cycles, and availability of locally-sourced products," as written on the menu, this is a great reason to return every now and then to taste something new.

The dishes we tasted are just between the familiar and the adventurous – enough to pique anyone's interest but not too out there with the flavors, as seen here:  

Red chicken curry

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Beef stewed in tomatoes with capsicum

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From the carving station:

Carvery station. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Carvery station.

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Roasted pork belly

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Desserts

Pastries and fruits at the dessert section. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Pastries and fruits at the dessert section.

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The dessert section at Conrad Manila has your usual suspects like fresh fruit, but also those pastries that you might want more of after your first try.

Halo-halo

You have free rein to create your own halo-halo mix here. Get adventurous. Control the portion of your toppings just as you want it.

Toppings for halo-halo. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Toppings for halo-halo.

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Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Honey jelly with calamansi cake

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Carrot cake

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Chocolate fountain

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At Brasserie on 3, the dishes made from organic, locally, and sustainably sourced ingredients – such as herbs and other produce grown at the hotel's veranda garden.

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As of publishing, lunch (Monday to Friday, Saturday) is priced at P1,100++, while Sunday brunch costs P2,500++.

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Let's also take a look at other dining options inside Conrad Manila:

This elegant-looking restaurant serves a modern take on traditional Chinese cuisine, with a menu tailored by Jereme Leung, a celebrated Hong Kong-born chef.

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler
Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler
Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

C Lounge is probably one of the best places to soak in panoramic sights of the Manila Bay – of its famous sunset or tranquil waters by day. Sip on coffee or tea – and as the day winds down: wine, cocktails, and more.

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler
Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Inside Conrad Manila

Conrad Manila is located in smack in the middle of the busy Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City, so the hotel's guests have everything they would ever need or want within a stone's throw.

If you have an event at the SMX Convention Center or Mall of Asia Arena, you can just walk. Likewise with the upscale S Maison just downstairs and the adjacent sprawling Mall of Asia, which anyone can head to for shopping or dining. A shuttle that circles the complex is an option, too.

Here's a look at the other parts of the hotel:

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'Oroborus' by Filipino artist Leeroy New adorns the welcome lobby. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

'Oroborus' by Filipino artist Leeroy New adorns the welcome lobby.

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler
Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler
Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler
Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler
Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler
Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler
Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler
Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Will you be visiting Conrad Manila soon? Do you want to try their buffet? Tell us about what you think of their offerings in the comments. – Rappler.com

Conrad Manila is located at Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay City. Brasserie is open from 6 am to 10:30 pm daily. Breakfast is from 6 to 10 am, while lunch is from 11:30 am to 2:30pm | Facebook