March 13, 2019

Birthday Celebration at The Alley by Vikings

My mom lives overseas for three decades already so she doesn’t celebrate her birthday with us. From the time that she left, the only birthday celebration that I can remember was 6 years ago because I’m the one who prepared and booked for it. But this year, she had a weeklong birthday celebration. It started in Palm Beach Resort, then she had a small celebration/Despedida in Valenzuela and of course the birthday celebration at The Alley by Vikings.

It is not easy to plan kung biglaan especially if she has so many options like staycation in Tagaytay, hotspring in Laguna, adventure in Bulacan or eat all you can na lang. We ended up with buffet because the hotel and resorts that we wanted were all fully-booked on the day of celebration. For buffet restaurants naman, ang dami din choices but we settled at The Alley by Vikings.

Read: List of Buffet Restaurants in the Philippines
Since we are a group of 13 persons, my sister-in-law reserved a table for us and The Alley sent a Confirmation Message. My sister-in-law personally went there to check the restaurant and reserve but according to the SMS, for future reservations and inquiries, you may contact the hotline at 845-4647. So no need na pumunta pa sa restaurant, you can just call and reserve.

I haven’t tried The Alley by Vikings so when I saw the buffet rate, namamahalan ako. But my sister who already ate there said “sulit naman, marami food choices”. The Alley is different from other buffet Vikings restaurants that we have tried. They offer more or less 15 international street-inspired food stalls where diners can choose, eat and drink. So parang malaking food court that you can eat unlimited food, drink unlimited juice, coffee, softdrinks, and alcoholic drinks and pay a fixed rate.

Prior to our trip, I already checked the list of food stalls that I can choose from. There are several stalls and I’m pretty sure that I cannot taste everything so from the list, I chose Just Steak A Minute, Frituen Batsoy, Yatai, Atching Lilian, Nords Coffee Bar, and Street Wok.

Just Steak a Minute 
Atching Lilian 
Frituen Batsoy 
Lost & Pound 
New York Pizza 
Nords Coffee Bar 
O’Sean Eleven 
Street Wok 

Fast forward to the birthday celebration, we were there before 11AM and pang #3 na kami. The Alley by Vikings restaurant is big and I like the interiors, very Instragrammable. Each corner has different designs, even tables and chairs are not uniform. They started calling the number at 11AM and then we started our feast.

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We immediately went to Just Steak a Minute, you can choose from Beef Tenderloin Steak, Salisbury Steak, and Pork Tenderloin Steak. My husband and I chose the Beef Tenderloin Steak and my son chose the Salisbury Steak. I enjoyed my steak and mashed potato and I wanted to order for second round but my husband suggested, try ko naman ang ibang food stall so I did. Before we paid the bill, I went back to order Beef Tenderloin Steak but I was disappointed kasi bakit iba na lasa, hindi katulad nung una ko kinain so I was thinking, hindi ba consistent ang taste? My husband said, baka tira-tira na lang kasi patapos na e. Waah!

Next stop is Yatai for my ebi tempura and miso soup, then Frituen Batsoy for classic bagnet but you can also try Kare-Kareng Bagnet, Paksiw na Bagnet, Sisig Bagnet, Sinigang na Bagnet or Tsep’s Batchoy. From Atching Lilian, I only ate bopis. The Nords Coffee Bar offers drinks and desserts, I ate blueberry cheesecake and mango cheesecake while my son enjoyed his churros. From Street Wok stall, I enjoyed puto bumbong, taho and green mango with bagoong while my son ate fish balls. The Alley offers dirty ice cream and yung level-up na ice cream. May pakulo pa na dry ice sa gilid.

For birthday celebrants, mas okay ang pakulo nila compared sa ibang Vikings restaurants. May perfomance pa sila before giving the ice cream with a candle. My mother enjoyed her birthday celebration here. It was a treat from my mom so I have no reason to complain kasi libre naman but if I will pay for P932.40, hindi siya sulit for me. Maybe I will just go back pag weekday or birthday celebration din. Hehehe!

The food and service are good but I still prefer the other Vikings restaurants na mas gusto ko yung buffet spread. My aunt went back the following day with my other aunt's family and mukhang sulit sa pinsan ko at umupo na sa Hegz bar for alcoholic drinks. So kung umiinom kayo, baka sulit na sa inyo.

Read: Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot City
Vikings Feast from the Sea
Tong Yang Plus by Vikings 

The Alley by Viking Rate 

Adult Rate 
Adult Weekday Lunch: 688 (+5% service charge)
Adult Weekday Dinner: 888 (+5% service charge)
Adult Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 888 (+5% service charge)

Kid Rate 
Kids below 3 ft: FREE
Kids 3 ft - 4 ft Weekday Lunch: 188 (+5% service charge)
Kids 3 ft - 4 ft Weekday Dinner: 288 (+5% service charge)
Kids 3 ft - 4 ft Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 288 (+5% service charge)
Kids 4 ft - 4 ft 4.6" Weekday Lunch: 388 (+5% service charge)
Kids 4 ft - 4 ft 4.6" Weekday Dinner: 588 (+5% service charge)
Kids 4 ft - 4 ft 4.6" Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 588 (+5% service charge)

Operating Hours
Mondays — Sundays Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Birthday Promo 

1. Birthday celebrant of all ages can be avail the birthday promo on the day itself and on their birthday month.
2. Celebrants can eat free on the day of their birthday on both lunch and dinner as long as accompanied by one full paying adult.
3. Celebrants can eat free for one month on both lunch and dinner per day, as long as it is within the month of his/her birthday and accompanied by four full paying adult.
4. Full paying adult/s is/are adult guests who will be paying full rate without any discounts.
5. Requirements for celebrants: Celebrant must bring an original and valid government issued picture ID with the birthdate imprinted on it, both local and foreign IDs are accepted for proof.

20 + 2 Promo 

1. Reservations with 22 full paying adults and above are entitled to a special deal. (20+2 promo)
2. For every 10 additional full paying adult, 1 other guest may eat free.

Party at The Alley 

1. Full paying adults who will dine in big groups are entitled to receive a special discount 25% off for 30 pax to 49 pax and 27% off for 50 pax and above.
2. Guests must pay 50% downpayment of the total discounted rate in advance, and settle full balance on the day of the event. Terms and conditions on payment, cancellation, and refund will apply.
3. This promo is not applicable on holidays and blackout periods (including Feb. 14 and the month of December) and may not be used in conjunction with other in-house promotions or discounts (including Senior Citizen Discounts)

* This promo can’t be used in conjunction with our current promotions or discounts.
** Special gift certificates to avail this promo is not honored.
*** This promo is available only in The Alley, Ayala Cloverleaf.

The Alley by Vikings
2nd Level, Phase 2, U.P. Town Center,
Ayala Mall, Katipunan Ave.
Central Diliman, Quezon City

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