4 Hotels And Resorts Offering Sumptuous Holiday Dining Options

Indulge in these tasty food and beverage options from some of the best hotels and resorts in the metro to make your holiday celebrations all the more special.

The holiday season is one that many spend in the company of loved ones and delicious meals. Metro Manila alone contains a vast range of dining options for nearly every kind of celebration. However, with so many to choose from, planning a holiday gathering can be quite daunting.

Luckily, the city’s premier hotels and resorts offer a selection of amazing eateries all in one place. Whether guests are searching for delicious cocktails to toast to the New Year, a Noche Buena feast, or even a holiday hotpot venue, these establishments have you covered:

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry At Solaire Resort

Enjoy a specially-curated menu for Christmas and New Year at the various dining outlets of Solaire Resort Entertainment City. Yakumi, Finestra, Red Lantern, and Waterside all ensure a delightful dining time for guests and their loved ones.

Finestra

Finestra is offering a 6-course menu for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. This includes Slow Cooked Veal, Mezze Maniche, US Striploin, Jerusalem Artichoke puree, Snapper Tartare, and Caviar. Guests can also indulge in Australian Rib-eye, Milk Chocolate Mousse, Hazelnut Cinnamon Streusel, Lemon Crémeux, among many other options from the restaurant.

Finestra's Artisanal mezze maniche, egg yolk, salmon roe
Finestra’s Artisanal mezze maniche, egg yolk, salmon roe

Yakumi

At Yakumi, guests can savor various set menus which feature Sake Steamed Prawn, Toro and Unagi sushi, US Prime Beef Strip Loin, Braised Ginger Prawn, Duck Breast Sous Vide, US Wagyu Rib Eye with Truffle Teriyaki Sauce, Gingerbread Sponge, and Vanilla Panna Cotta, just to name a few. 

Yakumi's uni, ikura, negitoro, omiwagyu beef sushi roll
Yakumi’s uni, ikura, negitoro, omiwagyu beef sushi roll

Red Lantern

Meanwhile, Red Lantern’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve Dinner Set Menu has a wide variety of appetizing meals in their menu selection. This includes Wagyu Beef Tenderloin with Egg Yolk Tart, Sous-vide Smoky USDA Beef Tenderloin with Garlic Tomato Chili Sauce, Wok-fried Prawn with Sweet and Spicy Sauce, and Baked Orange Swan Puff stuffed with Strawberry and Sweet Egg Yolk. 

Sous vide smoky USDA beef tenderloin with garlic tomato chili sauce
Sous vide smoky USDA beef tenderloin with garlic tomato chili sauce

Waterside

Feast on delicious offerings at Waterside as they serve up Braised Ginger Prawn, sushi, Whole Roast Pork Lechon, Crab Agnolotti, Grilled Tajima Wagyu Rump, and more for their Christmas Eve, Christmas Brunch and Dinner, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day menu options.

Waterside's Beef Wellington
Waterside’s Beef Wellington

For more information and reservations for the season festivities, you may visit Solaire Resort’s official website or call its hotline at +632-8888-8888. 

Celebrate Enchanting Wonders at Edsa Shangri-La 

Edsa Shangri-La is offering a wide array of mouthwatering dishes from its dining destinations for the holidays. Festive feasts and fantastic gastronomic journeys await guests and their loved ones in the hotel’s HEAT buffet, Matsuri Buffet by Senju, Summer Palace, and the Lobby Lounge. 

HEAT

Celebrate the season with a treasure trove of flavorful spreads as far as the eye can see at HEAT. The buffet brings loved ones together with memorable and bountiful meals, offering special packages for Noche Buena, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. The packages are also available on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. This way, guests will always have a great dining option, regardless of when they choose to celebrate. 

A festive spread from HEAT
A festive spread from HEAT

Matsuri Buffet by Senju 

Meanwhile, fans of Japanese cuisine can enjoy the gustatory pleasures of the Land of the Rising Sun at Senju’s Matsuri Buffet. The mouth-watering selection features dishes that transform the dining experience into a sensory art form. This holiday season, Senju is offering packages for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day that are perfect for any gathering. 

Enjoy a sensory Japanese dining experience at the Matsuri Buffet by Senju
Enjoy a sensory Japanese dining experience at the Matsuri Buffet by Senju

Edsa Shangri-La’s Lobby Lounge 

Enjoy the holidays and kick off the New Year’s celebrations amid stunning verdant landscapes, as Edsa Shangri-La’s Lobby Lounge offers a scenic backdrop for afternoon tea with friends and family.

Afternoon tea at Edsa Shangri-La's Lobby Lounge
Afternoon tea at Edsa Shangri-La’s Lobby Lounge

Toast to bright beginnings and wonderful endings with the Lobby Lounge’s Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinner packages. Guests can avail of holiday packages on December 23, 25, 30, and January 1.

Edsa Shangri-La's Lobby Lounge also offers tantalizing holiday dinner packages
Edsa Shangri-La’s Lobby Lounge also offers tantalizing holiday dinner packages

For inquiries, you may email [email protected]. For dining tickets, visit the hotel’s official form at https://bit.ly/eslfestivedining

Feast On Sweets And Savory Treats at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City

Crimson Hotel in Filinvest City offers an immersive holiday dining experience for every celebration with its tantalizing assortment of food and beverage options. 

Crimson Hotel’s Lobby Lounge

For a casual and cozy Christmas get-together, guests can taste the rich flavors of Tsokolate and Kakanin at the Lobby Lounge. They can also sip on some specially-crafted holiday cocktails and mocktails for added festive flair to the dining experience.

Firehouse Pizza

Meals have never been merrier with Firehouse Pizza’s “Feast & Cheers Bundle.” Create a lovely ambiance and memorable moments with the beloved pizza house’s hearty signatures, such as its authentic, brick-oven Italian pizzas.

The "Feast & Cheers" bundle from Firehouse Pizza
The “Feast & Cheers” bundle from Firehouse Pizza/Photo from the Crimson Hotel website

Baker J 

Treat loved ones to an extra sweet holiday celebration with Baker J’s array of tasty desserts. This season, the bakery offers Christmas Hampers, DIY Gingerbread House Kits, and Grazing Boxes that make for ideal gifts and party staples. It also has a Holiday Afternoon Tea package for those looking to usher in Christmas and the New year with sophistication.

A delicious assortment of pastries from Baker J
A delicious assortment of pastries from Baker J

Café Eight

Feast on a sumptuous buffet spread at Crimson Hotel Filinvest’s Café Eight. It offers a variety of dishes that are sure to complete Christmas gatherings and New Year revelries. Its special holiday packages are available on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1. 

A vibrant and decadent buffet spread from Café Eight
A vibrant and decadent buffet spread from Café Eight

For more information and updates about Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, you may visit its official website, or follow the brand’s Facebook, Instagram (@crimsonfilinvestcity), and Twitter (@Crimson_Alabang).

Have A Decadent Holiday Hotpot at Newport World Resorts

Last but certainly not least on this list is Newport World Resorts’ Chairman FU. Those looking for something different are sure to take pleasure in Manila’s first authentic hotpot bar. Here, one can enjoy freshly-boiled greens, meats, and seafood surrounded by good company and conversation. 

A lavish hotpot set with premium ingredients like Japanese wagyu rib-eye A5
A lavish hotpot set with premium ingredients like Japanese wagyu rib-eye A5/Photo via Instagram @charimanfuhotpotbar

Select a choice of tasty broth like Satay, Sweet Corn and Chicken Collagen, Wild Mushroom Collagen and Mala Beef Cube. Then, choose from the hotpot bar’s wide variety of offerings. These include fresh mushrooms, leafy greens, mixed balls, and even Japanese Wagyu rib-eye A5. Don’t forget to pair the piping hot meal with customizable dipping sauces.

Choose from a wide array of tasty broths at Chairman FU
Choose from a wide array of tasty broths at Chairman FU/Photo via Instagram @charimanfuhotpotbar

With the colder weather of the holiday season, there’s really nothing quite like a premium hotpot experience. Guests can even cap off the celebrations with a toast. Chairman FU offers a curated selection of signature cocktails for memorable moments. 

Toast to the holidays and a new year with Chairman FU's signature cocktails
Toast to the holidays and a new year with Chairman FU’s signature cocktails/Photo via Instagram @charimanfuhotpotbar

Chairman FU is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily and is located on the second floor of the Grand Wing at Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. For reservations, you may call  09173195656 or message through Instagram (@charimanfuhotpotbar). You can also follow the brand’s official Facebook for more updates. 


Photos courtesy of Solaire Resort, Edsa Shangri-La, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, and Chairman FU Hotpot Bar.

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