March 01, 2023

Anniversary Celebration at Fresh International Buffet - Solaire Resort & Casino Manila

Eating in the hotel is expensive whether a la carte or buffet meals so we seldom eat at the hotel’s restaurant unless we have something to celebrate. Remembering my son’s childhood days, we used to have hotel staycations so we were able to experience the hotel’s breakfast buffet pero lagi na lang breakfast so several years ago, we started to eat lunch or dinner for the experience. 

Aside from travel we also invest in our food trips. Eating in an international buffet is a different experience so even if it is a splurge, you will enjoy trying and eating different cuisines. “My hobbies include eating and complaining that I’ve gained too much weight.” 

I was browsing my old blog posts and I realized every birthday ko and anniversary pala kami nagbubuffet sa hotel. My husband doesn’t crave for hotel buffet because he normally eats at the hotel if they have company events or business trips. Anyway, here are the hotel’s restaurants that we have tried for lunch and dinner buffets. 

And I still have a long list of restaurants that I love to try, budget na lang ang kulang. I mentioned in my Anniversary Celebration post that we celebrated our anniversary at Fresh -Solaire. My husband just called the hotel, the day before our food trip and we received our confirmation via email. Downpayment is not needed to reserve but make sure you arrive on time. 

“Please be advised that our 15-minute reservation/hold time is strictly implemented. If you arrive beyond the allowed period, your reservation is automatically void. ” 

Fresh Buffet Rates 

Breakfast PHP 1,300+ 
7:00 AM to 10:30 AM 

Monday to Friday

Lunch PHP 1,999+ 
11:30 AM to 2:30 PM 

Dinner PHP 2,999+
Unlimited Lobsters 
5:30 PM to 10:30 PM 

Saturday, Sundays and Holidays 

Lunch Php 2,999+ 
Unlimited Lobsters 
11:30 AM to 2:30 PM 

Dinner Php 2,999+ 
Unlimited Lobsters 
5:30 PM to 10:30 PM 

* Free-flowing drinks all day! 
* All prices are inclusive of VAT and subject to a 10% service charge. 

The unlimited lobster is quite tempting but because of our Table 88 buffet experience, we know that we can’t eat a lot of lobsters so hindi rin namin masusulit yung rate so we chose the lunch buffet. 

Solaire Resort has been around for a decade but it was my first visit to the hotel so medyo nahirapan kami hanapin yung restaurant. Upon arrival, the staff asked us if it was our first time and we said yes, then she made an effort to make an introduction to the different buffet stations before she ushered us to our table. Wow, of all the hotels that we have tried siya pa lang yung nagtour sa amin, usually ihahatid ka lang nila sa table and sasabihan na pwede na magstart. 

Fresh buffet spread is not that big but they have several stations such as Japanese, Italian, Western Grill, Filipino BBQ, Seafood, Korean, Chinese, Dessert, Cheese and Cold Cuts, Salad, Fruits, and Bread stations. There are so many stations but the food choices are limited if I will compare it to other buffet restaurants that we have tried. 

I was a little bit disappointed because I was craving seafood pero ang lungkot ng seafood station nila. Fresh ang name and meron din sila unlimited lobsters for dinner so I was expecting na marami sila seafood but I was wrong, during our visit wala man lang shrimp. Huhuhu! I can’t help myself but compare it to our Marriott Cafe experience. 

According to their menu, Fresh Signature Dishes are Lobster Thermidor, Beef Bulalo, Sisig, Four Cheese Pizza with Truffle Oil. Create Your Own Salad, Roast Beef, Kani Salad, California Maki and Solaire Chocolate Cake. Among the choices, beef bulalo and roast beef lang ang natry ko, they are also generous sa beef slices nila, sa iba kasing hotel sobrang nipis magslice ng roast beef. 

Some of the buffet stations are managed so sila pa maglalagay ng food and need mo pa sabihin kung gaano karami. Most of the stations are covered with glass shields too so ang hirap magtake ng pictures and dahil diyan, konti lang maayos ko na picture. 

Also, when my husband made a reservation, the staff asked if there is any occasion and he said anniversary. It was also noted on our confirmation na anniversary namin so I thought, may pa-cake siguro sila so I brought my mini cake topper pero wala pala. Pinaasa lang ako. But if it is your birthday, they give cake and they even sing “Happy Birthday” so kapag anniversary, doon ka sa dessert station kumuha ng cake. Hehehe! 

Eating in a buffet restaurant is a hit and miss too, depende na lang kung natapat ka sa masarap na buffet offerings. So despite my disappointment, inenjoy ko na lang kung ano meron, sayang ang bayad noh. Masarap naman food, ang taas lang kasi ng expectations ko based on the blogs that I’ve read and vlogs that I’ve watched. In addition, ito yung nabasa ko sa website nila. “Continue enjoying our savory rotisserie carvings and lavish seafood selections prepared and cooked a la minute by our team of talented chefs.”

Fresh- Solaire Resort & Casino Manila  
1 Asean Avenue Entertainment City 
Tambo, Paranaque City 1701 
Metro Manila, Philippines

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