February 28, 2020

Wedding Anniversary Celebration at Cafe Ilang Ilang

February is my favorite month because it is my anniversary month. There are so many things to celebrate like our 17th year as a couple, our 14th wedding anniversary and my 9th blogversary. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough time to celebrate because we're busy with our home office improvement, my son has Saturday classes and the NCOV health scare, parang nakakatamad magtravel muna.

Last year, we were not able to celebrate our wedding anniversary because my husband was on a USA business trip and my grandmother passed away so this year, hindi pwedeng walang celebration. Hehehe! Since we have limited time and budget, we decided na kumain na lang kami sa labas. My husband reserved online but he did not receive any confirmation so he called the restaurant and he found out na close pa pala yung restaurant. Toinks!

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The restaurant is temporarily closed after the Taal Volcano Eruption. I guess, we’re not ready to go back to Tagaytay yet so I’ve looked for Valentine’s Day promos, hotel and resort promos, credit card promos and Deal Grocer site. We found the Cafe Ilang-Ilang Buffet promo, they have a buffet for 1 or a group of 4, lunch or dinner buffet for weekdays and lunch or dinner for weekends.

We wanted the lunch buffet since mahina kami kumain pag dinner so my husband called the hotel to check if they can still accommodate us for lunch but the staff told him na fully booked na daw sila, sa dinner pwede pa. He reserved the dinner slot and I bought the voucher at Deal Grocer site. The staff just gave him the email address so he can send the voucher.

We celebrated our son’s 7th birthday at The Manila Hotel so we already tried their breakfast buffet, my husband also tried their lunch buffet during their business meeting so we’re excited to try the dinner buffet at Cafe Ilang Ilang.

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Breakfast Buffet at Cafe Ilang Ilang
Watch the Video of Lunch Buffet at Cafe Ilang Ilang 

Café Ilang-Ilang Dinner Buffet for 4 with Iced Tea (Sun-Wed) for PHP6,540 
Merchant: The Manila Hotel
Redemption Period: Dec 09, 2019 - Mar 31, 2020
Redemption Hours: Sundays to Wednesdays | 6PM - 10:30PM

I bought the dinner buffet for 4 persons so my husband invited my in-laws to celebrate with us. I printed the voucher but they did not ask for it, we just paid additional PHP1,387.49 for my 11-years old son, 50% off the regular rate. The total dinner buffet is PHP7,927.49, it is quite expensive for one night meal but it is already a good deal because the regular rate is PHP2775 per person. The buffet rate depends on the day that you are going to visit so check the rates below for reference.

Cafe Ilang Ilang Buffet Rates

Breakfast Buffet (Mondays to Sundays): PHP 1,550.00 NET per person
Brunch (Sundays only): PHP 2,725.00 NET per person with bottomless chilled juices
Lunch (Mondays to Saturdays): PHP 2,475.00 NET per person
Dinner (Themed Nights):
Mondays – International Buffet: PHP 2,775.00 NET per person
Tuesdays – Mediterranean Night: PHP 2,775.00 NET per person
Wednesdays – Asian Night: PHP 2,775.00 NET per person
Thursdays – Surf And Turf Night: PHP 3,370.00 NET per person
Fridays – Seafood Night: PHP 3,370.00 NET per person
Saturdays – American Night: PHP 3,370.00 NET per person
Sundays – International Buffet: PHP 2,775.00 NET per person

For dinner buffet, they have themed nights so we had International Buffet. Cafe Ilang Ilang restaurant is spacious pero napupuno pa rin and kahit mahal, marami pa rin kumakain. Maybe because of the late booking, hindi na maganda pwesto namin. Nandun kami sa Japanese Station na medyo madilim and kung nasaan ang storage ng table and chairs. But anyway, we still enjoyed our dinner buffet.

The buffet spread is not comparable to Spiral of Sofitel but still, it offers a wide array of international cuisines like Asian, Mediterranean, European, and Western. It is indeed a culinary journey for the guests. They have 14 stations that serve appetizers, mains, and desserts. They have 8 live cooking stations, an open kitchen, a churrasco station, a carving station, a fresh seafood station, a wood-fired pizza oven, and a dessert station.

Read: Breakfast Buffet at Spiral 

My personal favorites are ebi tempura, salmon teppanyaki, roast beef, mashed potato, cakes, traditional Filipino desserts, and gelato. I was not able to check all the stations because I was busy eating na. Hehehe!

Watch the Video

Cafe Ilang Ilang at The Manila Hotel
One Rizal Park, Manila
(02) 8527 0011
Website: manila-hotel.com.ph


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