Market Cafe

3/F New World Manila Bay Hotel, 1588 Pedro Gil St. cor. MH Del Pilar St., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila

Market Cafe
4.1
4.0 Stars

30 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 11
  • 4 stars 12
  • 3 stars 6
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 33 Reviews
  • 85 Recommend
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Category:
Buffet
Business Hours
Reopens: 6:00a - 10:30a
Phone
+6322526888

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 12:00p - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 12:00p - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 12:00p - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 12:00p - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 12:00p - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 6:00a - 10:30a
    • 12:00p - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Valet, Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Attire:
Smart Casual

Most Recent Reviews

AlwaysHungryPh P.
5.0 Stars
10

What an honour to have been invited to a night of good food matched with wonderful company at the New World Manila Bay Hotel. It was a pleasure to be back here, it was still Hyatt when I visited years ago.

They launched a theme recently for their daily sumptuous buffet at the Market Cafe and I could not have been more excited to be there. It’s a celebration of the Flavors of Spain, which runs until August 31. A taste of the Iberian Peninsula and a feast from the Mediterranean is what awaited us here at the hotel’s main buffet spot.

The Market Cafe welcomes you with such a festive atmosphere, with the warm and friendly attendants on the buffet floor appropriately donning Spanish costumes to complete the look and feel. Spread sporadically around the Cafe are tables of Spanish products as prepared by Terry’s Selection, a one-stop shop for curated European culinary items and food products.

Rounds of Sangria Lolea were also graciously poured into our glasses at our demand amidst the cheese and charcuterie plates assembled and spread throughout our table. Excellent choice of cheeses occupied one wooden plank paired with dried fruits – La Corrala, Idiazabal, Buenalba, and the unique Red Wine-Infused Manchego. Another board was graced with slices of Serrano Salami, Fuet Extra and Spanish Chorizo and garnished with sliced pickles and shallots.

At the central area of the buffet, a humongous pig hind leg is suspended on a wooden structure, definitely the Jamon Serrano that is central to this Spanish feast. Expertly sliced into thin sheets, it comes along with other Spanish cold cuts with pairings and condiments fit for such a glorious piece of jamon. That is different types of cheeses and nuts, curate your own charcuterie plate. That’s exactly what I did.

There was also Arroz Negra a classic Spanish rice dish made with squid ink and generously garnished with seafood; Estofado de Pollo, which is chicken stew the Spanish way; Carne de Cerdo Braseada, rustic pork dish braised in hearty and rich tomato soup and olives; and the Grass-fed Prime Rib at the carving station – a huge hunk of premium beef goodness, which they grill to medium for your protein fix.

Another show-stealer is the island boasting the freshest catch of the day. Situated in the centre of the whole area is a stark display of seafood – delicious-looking crabs, succulent mussels, plump shrimps, small clams and luscious oysters. Bounty of the sea brought to our tables. Amazing! Have your selection of seafood prepared the way you like it, sautéed in butter or covered in cheese.

Their pasta station is another favorite of mine. Customise it to your desire and the chef attendant will deliver. I had their pesto paired with Al dente pasta, perfectly cooked chicken, an indulging yet simple dish. Could not get enough!

And I just had to request some brick-oven pizza to be served to our table. Topped it with slices of chorizo instead of the usual pepperoni to stick to the theme. Great bite to it and a nice, smoky flavor from the brick oven. Bellissima!

The whole other continental selection of the Market Cafe is not a chore to navigate at all. Going around the area would lead you to discoveries in the appropriately labeled stations representing cuisines of the world. They have a quality spread of Asian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Italian and even Korean dishes. It’s definitely like going on an international food trip.

I should already be full up to the brim after several trips to and from the buffet area but there is always room for dessert. Especially the special addition to make the Spanish culinary experience come full circle.

Complete with a crepe station, ice cream station and a halo-halo station, it’s a whole tour on its own. The featured Spanish desserts were a sight for sore eyes; Tortada di Ricotta, which is a cake made or ricotta cheese – almost sinful, and the creamy and indulgent Crema Catalan. I also hit up the ice cream bar and assembled my own ice cream bowl – strawberry and chocolate ice cream topped with fresh strawberries and chocolate bark. Sometimes I surprise (and entertain) myself with my own creativity.

And what better way to conclude such a notable feast but with lengthy conversations about anything and everything over many more glasses of Sangria Lolea. It genuinely was an exceptional time, as everybody on the table may agree and fondly look back at.

Catch the Flavors of Spain at the Market Cafe at the New World Manila Bay Hotel up until the end of August for lunch on Sundays for P2,500, dinner rates for Monday to Thursday at P2,200, and P2,500 for Friday to Sunday, all inclusive of free-flow beverages.

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Chili G.
5.0 Stars

Thank you Citibank for always having these awesome promos! We were able to have a delicious lunch at market cafe for only 1000 ea! Btw, it's not Hyatt anymore (since they relocated to COD), the management is under New World hotels now.
Anyways, we've been going to market cafe for a few years now, and it's always been one of our faves because of their seafood selection. If you're a big soda drinker, soda (and beer) also come free with the buffet so sulit Na yun cos drinks are about 150+ in hotels.
Got my usual tanigue in lemon butter, some japanese stuff, salad and cheeses. Cos I've been eating Bellevue's Caesar salad almost everyday for weeks now, I can say that their (Bellevue's) dressing is much better and the croutons too 128522
Seafood selection is great as always but the carving station is just ok (for me). The pizza was yummy and I love their cold cuts, cheese and salt choices! Spot the pink Himalayan salt in the pic 128513
Desser is also good here if you've a sweet tooth!
Overall I'm still giving it 5 starts especially for the top notch service and attentiveness of the staff 128077🏼

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Salie D.
5.0 Stars

It was a dinner celebration for my niece's Graduation. I felt lucky to be part of this grandiosity. 128525

I loved that there were only few sections to choose from. Hindi masyadong nakakalito and di nakakahinayang that i missed a lot of food! 128521
My fave is Japanese and Seafood section.
Umuulan ng Lobsters and Prawns! Sayang that i just had to stay for one hour because i have to go somewhere else pa.

There is also Chinese cuisine and Salad station. Anyway, i did enjoy a lot and i ate mostly seafoods and sushi, papak to the max! 128540

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Allison Y.
5.0 Stars

For breakfast at The Market Cafè in Hyatt Manila, you have a choice between soft or crunchy bacon. I prefer the latter. So damn good!!!

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Jasper S.
3.0 Stars

It's a shade of what it used to be. I can still remember the first time we ate here. It was years ago. We loved it. However, we've found that it has lost it's touch already. The dimsum is the most deteriorated dish in the buffet. I remember loving the dimsum served before but in my dining experience last week, the dumpling, siomai and another dumpling all tasted the same which is like those things you can buy from the supermarket. It's not as good as those served in Lili's yumcha. A big disappointment.

The tempura has also deteriorated so much. There's just a lack of I think umami taste. There was even one time where it completely lacked any flavor from the tempura coating at all.

I still like the teppanyaki section and the lobsters available for cooking. First, the teppanyaki was freshly made and the sauce was okay. You can have the shrimps and the lobsters cooked teppanyaki style. It was seafood night by the way when we had dinner last Sunday night.

Unfortunately, my favorite ube ice cream and the other ice creams were not available that night which is another negative point of the night.

They serve calamansi iced tea as part of the seafood night buffet. I would have loved it if it was the guava iced tea served bottomless.

Those are pretty much the most notable of thhe night but they offer some chinese dishes, a few sushi, cold cuts, salads, steaks, prime ribs, pizza, pasta, minestrone soup, hot chinese noodles and pastries for desserts.

I suggest to skip the carvings, I didn't like them especially compared to Prince Albert's prime ribs! It doesn't even compare.

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Jennifer Lea U.
4.0 Stars

50% off for Citibank Card users. It was my uncle's bday and he celebrated it here with a few friends. Loved their selection, chinese, japanese, american, paluto, ribs, salads, desserts. Best of all is their egg noodle soup! Had 2 orders :)

Servers are very attentive 128077

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Monique A.
4.0 Stars

Was one of my fave long time ago... Haven't been back here for awhile ...late post... Don't remember much of what they have... More on the typical buffet spread, upscale market type scene ..culinary adventure for guest through live show open kitchens that offer Chinese, Japanese, Western, Korean & Filipino dishes and desserts. ... Using only the finest & freshest ingredients ... Service great & very accommodating

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Charlotte Mae L.
5.0 Stars

By far my favorite from all the hotel buffets in the metro. The cheapest among them too and thanks to Deal Grocer, it became cheaper at 995 per person! Hopefully they do this promo more often.

Why I love this place is because I always get to attack 3 main food types here. First, when I'm not pregnant, I gorge myself with their top grade sashimi. I have to eat at least 3-5 slices of Salmon sashimi! Then I go for the ebi tempura, the good thing about this is it's always newly cooked/fried! And then I go for their prime rib which is always tender (Heat's steak offer was so not tender, I felt like I was chewing on shoe soles). I will go back twice or thrice for this. Of course, i still go for the other things like the salad, bread with cheese, vegetables from the Chinese section.

Usually, people's notion is that sodas are a no-no for buffets, but for me today I went for it because it helps me with digestion. And it's part of the buffet!
For dessert, I've always loved their mango pavlova! It's always a must have! My husband and I will also always get their bread pudding. The first time I tried it was when I was still working my internship with Hyatt (my course was HRIM). It was amazeballs!

I can't wait for another bout with this place! I'm taking advantage since I'm pregnant and I have more excuse for binge eat. Besides, little baby girl inside is happy.

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Chichi T.
5.0 Stars

Old fashioned bread and pudding anyone? Hyatt is celebrating its 10th year. And they serve their tops dessert dishes 128525128525
This is their take on a bread pudding. Gaah so creamy and fluffy.

Tip: Ice cream on top doesn't sound so bad. 128523128523

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Chili G.
4.0 Stars

Got an email from Hyatt that their buffet is on sale now (40% off i think), 1050 for the regular buffet and 1300 for the steak buffet. Let's go!
Reserved dinner for Friday night, reservations were a breeze because they keep an updated database of clients.
It's just so difficult to drive in Manila! Haha, that's just me 128513
What I love about market cafe is their open kitchen set up. And even though they might not be the biggest or most complete buffet, the selections are great.
Since it was steak night, I tried the prime rib at their carving station. Hmm, just ok for me. As usual, 7 corners parin haha. But the Teppan and salmon sashimi was TDF! Hubby loves the Chinese selection because it comes from lili cafe and the noodle soup was really good. Salad was fresh and they also has a charcuterie selection.
Love the desserts here especially the bread pudding and hand made ice cream. Oh, all soft drinks and beer are part of the spread too!
Good value IMO 128522

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Bee G.
4.0 Stars

Surprisingly, Market Cafe improved compared to my previous visits :O

The sashimi were very fresh and the spicy tuna sushi really won me there!! 128525

The grill was awesome!! I'm so glad that they had blue marlin cuz it was very tasty and tender! Sadly, they don't have the oysters i love 128148

Steak and marinated chicken were tasty and tender. I heard that the lamb chops were good also!

The detail that made me think that they improved was their desserts. They used to put out the blueberry cheesecake outside the fridge, now it's really moist since it's refrigerated. The salted caramel cake and dark chocolate cake were really good too!! Rocky road cake didn't disappoint either! Baklava and bread pudding were good too!!

I would come back here when there are oysters again hehe

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Veanney V.
4.0 Stars

Birthday dinner of my boyfriend last Friday here. Didn't get to take pics of the food because we were all hungry already! Unlimited steak, drinks (inclusive of beer but exclusive of fruit shakes), sashimi, dessert, cheese, veggies, etc! Subtracted a star because the desserts were no good. I only liked the fruits which can be served by just any other resto. Also, the cooks cooking the steaks don't know how to cook steaks but maybe it's because they were getting so many steaks lined up. Overall super sulit! 1,600+ Per pax imagine that would probably just give you one cut of steak just about anywhere but here you get unlimited supply of it. Value for money? ✔️ 128513

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Ann Marie B.
2.0 Stars

The quality has really gone down since the first time I've tried it.
The desserts, prime rib, sushi, everything just isn't up to par.

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Pamela Joyce E.
5.0 Stars

I can say that among all the hotel buffets I've tried, Market Cafe is one of the best in terms of choices of food as well as the price.

I've never had a hard time choosing what to eat and the service was great on both occasions.

Try their salmon, it's the best!

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Vanni C.
4.0 Stars

Steak and seafood buffet! :) thank God for deal grocer! Shaved off 800 from the regular price.

I enjoyed this buffet better than the buffet we had at Heat recently. They had better cuts of raw sirloin, about an inch thick, which were cooked to perfection. Lobsters abounded, which were slightly over cooked, all around the table. Other choices included salmon, mussels, clams, crawfish, lamb, chicken, and pork skewers. You could have them boiled, grilled, baked, or cooked any other way you want.

Other food choices were limited, Salad bar served fresh and crisp veggies, with only two vinaigrette choices which were both good. I glossed over the cheese section, but they had figs, and that's always good. They had about 4 choices of pasta sauce, and a different pizza every time. Salmon and tuna sashimi were very fresh and malinamnam, tempura was crispy and not over-breaded. The Chinese and other Asian stations I didn't bother with anymore, since all I really wanted was the steak and seafood.

Star of the dessert bar was their bread and butter pudding, which I think could give Shangri-La a run for their money. Their artisan ice cream was also good, especially their to toblerone ice cream, but of course not as good as Carmen's Best or Dojo Dairy. Their gummy candies were too tough, almost a if they were exposed to room air for more than a week.

Of course, what's not to love with unlimited drinks! Beer, soda, fruit juices, take your pick!

So verdict? I don't like going to buffets, because I can only eat grilled meat, fish, and veggies, and only so much, so I think lugi ako parati. But for P1,300, puwede na since I think everything I ate was pretty good, considering na buffet siya.

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Inna A.
3.0 Stars

The choices were very limited. The meat was overcooked. Though the salmon was fresh and service was good. That's basically it.

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Michelle Ann Y.
4.0 Stars

Tiramisu and Dalandan Sherbet to end my night! 9786

Aaaaaah. Sweet and Sour128076 Perfect combination! 128077

*Super Duper Backlog Post*

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Michelle Ann Y.
4.0 Stars

My family loves to eat, eat, eat and eat during weekend. So, buffet it is! (Well kahit di naman weekend. Kita naman sa body namin hahaha!) My dad loves Market café so much and I really don't understand why! Tho limited choices from their buffet station 128532 What I love about here is ofcourse the dessert station! Who doesn't love desserts anyway :)) They also have sugar free cakes. My all time favorite bread and butter pudding!! They have the best Bread and Butter pudding in town!! 128525 (I know their secret why their pudding is so good mehehe!)

128532 So sad, I lost the bread and butter pudding picture!! 128557

*Super Duper Backlog Post*

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Rj T.
4.0 Stars

Had a lunch meeting here today. Buffet does not really change so I always go for the grill. Their main "gimmick" is the free flowing soft drinks and local beers as part of the buffet.

I picked out lamb skewers (well done) and blade steak (medium rare) and pork sausage wrapped in bacon. Well seasoned and grilled properly, the meats turned out perfectly.

Mad props to the grill chef. I have great respect for those who can do justice to a medium rare steak.

Also had a bowl of noodles as a second course.

Dessert selection is more varied. Fruits, crepes, cookies (literally hand in the cookie jar), bread and butter pudding. What really stands out is the ice cream selection. Market cafe makes their own ice cream. Unfortunately, no gianduja (hazelnut) ice cream today so I had to settle for double dutch and chocolate and cheesecake with Strawberry ice cream.

Service is excellent as always. Attentive staff are what makes me keep coming back. Also the good price. Paid about 1100 per head with Hyatt membership card.

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Chili G.
5.0 Stars

Too bad I wasn't able to take pictures of my food. As usual, I ate it all before I can take a decent picture ;)
It's my third time at Market cafe and it's one of my favorite buffets. I keep coming back here for the fresh seafood, cold cuts selection, cheeses and free flowing drinks/beer!
You can choose from fresh shrimp, mussels, oysters etc and have them cooked whichever way you want. There's also a teppan station which I like too. Since Hyatt is famous for lili room, the Chinese selection in the buffet is very good as well although I'm not a fan, hehe.
Best of all is the sumptuous dessert station where you can find fresh tropical fruits, homemade ice cream, bread pudding, cookies and lots of other samplers.
The staff is very courteous and attentive as well which is a big plus for me :)

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