Brasserie on 3
Conrad Manila, Seaside Blvd. cor. Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila
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Birthdays are always special so last Sept 3-4 we celebrated my Mama Elaine P 59th bday staycation at the newest luxury hotel in Manila, the Conrad Hotel Manila located near the Baywalk Roxas Boulevard.
We are entitled for free buffet breakfast at Brasserie on 3 as we were hotel guests and checked in for overnight stay. I've been hearing a lot of this buffet restaurant. It's one of Conrad's main dining restaurant. Before I proceed with my review I'll just have this trivia. For those who have not heard of the term Brasserie which means French term for a restaurant with a relaxed setting. It is actually . They have this al fresco where you can enjoyed the best view of Manila Bay while having your breakfast or lunch or even dinner.
The food selection is not as wide as other hotel buffer restaurants but I really appreciated it as the food selections was healthy , and extra ordinary and of course the service was superb
What I loved about Brasserie on 3 is that they have this special menu like tapa, French toast, etc on the menu where the chef can cook it for you and it's for free. The plating was really nice and tasted so good also. It's seems it's like you dine in for a dinner already with that presentation. I loved also the fresh selection juices so healthy.
Breakfast buffet rate is almost 1t pesos very affordable. You should give this a try.
Dress code : Relaxed
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Nice hotel and buffet, not as large as the other hotels but for its price... Not bad.
The buffet is good and a good selection in my opinion. Although the Japanese section needs more work. Overall a decent buffet.
I'm from the south so traveling here makes the buffet less desirable.
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Looking for a new good hotel buffet venue for delectable fresh seafoods choices? The newly opened Brasserie on 3 of Conrad Hotel Manila perhaps can be a place to consider.
The place carries the nice and airy modern interiors of the new hotel. The place boasts of ceilings, curved and fluid floor-to-ceiling glass windows, colorful art installation accents, and a lovely sweeping view of the Manila Bay. A huge open kitchen where their in-house Chefs whipped the food choices and prepared special cooking preparation to further heighten the dining experience.
Though food selection may be limited in choices (compared to other more known and established 5 star hotel buffet dining), I must say that there were still a good number of selections that primed dining pleasure. The most notable being their seafood choices.
This visit was for lunch.
Their appetizer station carried a good choice of freshest greens, cold cuts, cheese selections, and mixed salads. I particularly loved their Ham and Macadamia salad in cream sauce and their cheeses (Machego, Blue Cheese, Brie).
After nibbling on a few selections from their appetizer station , I zeroed in on their Seafood Station. I helped myself with a huge plateful of succulent, plump, freshly steamed choices of Mud Crabs (alimango), Blue Crabs (alimasag), Prawns, Manila Clams, and Green Mussels. I then went to their grilling station and had my plateful of crabs and prawns grilled in lemon-butter sauce. My clams, I had them baked with cheese.
Just off their Seafood Station was their sushi/sashimi Station. While their sushi choices were underwhelming (I found the rice used in the rolls to be dry), I must say that I enjoyed their sashimi selections. But there was a particular dish that I truly loved. The dish was called Tuna in Soy Mirin with Dill Foam and Soy Pearls. The dish had chopped raw tuna (perfectly fresh and nicely "fatty" with a lovely chewy yet melt-in-your-mouth texture) marinated in a light soy sauce infused with sweet Mirin. Before a guest gets this plated delectable dish, the Chef tops the fish with Dill Foam and finishes it off with a garnishing of Soy Pearls (soy sauce transformed into small sago-like balls). I just loved the mix of flavors and textures (lightly salty, hint of sweetness, light foamy creaminess and zing from the Dill Foam). I easily had 5 servings of this.
From their carving station, I found their Roast Beef and Roast Chicken to be ordinary.
From Grilled Station, I loved their Grilled Pork, Chicken, and Blue Marlin. The meats and fish were nicely seasoned. The Blue Marlin was deliciously fresh with the right "fatty" texture.
From their hot plate Station, I particularly enjoyed their beef stew dishes ( the beef Rendang and the beef in tomato sauce).
Since I indulged mostly in their seafoods, I didn't bother to try their other hot plate offerings.
I intentionally left some stomach space for their desserts. The dessert station had a good selection of in house cakes , pastries, fresh fruits, halo-halo, and homemade ice cream.
I loved their Coffee Jelly in cream topped with a slice of chocolate-wafer cake (the chocolate pastry had a delicious flavor and texture of Ferrero Rocher). Their Cheesecakes were also good. But what stood out the most was their Bread Pudding. I loved the chewy, buttery sweet bread pastry that had bits of toasted slivered almonds and raisins. I further loved it more when I topped the pudding with the Creme Anglais and a scoop of their homemade Salted Caramel Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate Ice Cream. I just had to have 3 servings of this yummy, buttery, creamy, sweet treat.
Brasserie On 3 has an ongoing opening promo discount on their buffet rates. For just Php 990++, foodies can feast on their specialties. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to ask until when their special rate will be offered. Reservations are highly recommended (please call them first to book for a table).
Albeit the few underwhelming dishes, limited selections, I must say for the price, venue, and the dishes that I loved, Brasserie On 3 comes highly recommended to foodies looking for a new venue offering good hotel buffet dining.
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