A Tradition of Celebrations at Circles Event Café, Makati Shangri-La

March 10, 2017

Our family has made it a tradition to celebrate special moments at Circles Event Café in Makati Shangri-La.

Circles Event Cafe at Makati Shangri-La is our family's favorite restaurant for celebrations and special occasions.

Grilled seafood at Circles Event Cafe
Grilled seafood

A Tradition of Celebrations at Circles Event Café, Makati Shangri-La

    For the past several years, it has become a tradition for us to go to Circles Event Cafe if we want to hold a special get-together with our love ones. 

    Family celebration at Circles Event Cafe
    Family celebration at Circles Event Cafe

    This restaurant has witnessed several birthdays and anniversaries, and it was also here where Khris and I had our first breakfast as a married couple. 

    What we like about Circles Event Cafe

    There are so many things to love about Circles such as the homey atmosphere, the friendly staff and, of course, the great selection of cuisine.

    The ambiance

    Despite being in a five-star hotel, Circles Event Cafe has a warm and welcoming ambiance. It's like a big family 

    The food

    At Circles Event Cafe, the meals are exciting affairs that are worth looking forward to. What we like most is the extensive selection of food.

    Steak at Circles Event Cafe
    Steak at the carving station

    We would start by getting prawns, mussels, and crabs at the cold section, and would have these cooked in garlic and butter. 

    Fresh sashimi at Circles Event Cafe
    Fresh sashimi

    Of late, however, crabs have been absent so it might disappoint those who love this tasty crustacean. As for us, we are content with the large prawns and plump mussels.

    A plate of steak, vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, and gravy at Circles Event Cafe
    Steak with gravy and sides

    The carving station is another corner that we do not fail to miss. A slab of juicy, medium-rare beef, smothered with gravy or red wine sauce, plus a siding of tasty potatoes, vegetables, and Yorkshire pudding is always a winning combination. 

    For me though, a plateful of steak is not enough so a second helping of this meaty goodness is certainly in order.

    What we also keep coming back to are the fresh slices of tuna and salmon sashimi, as well as rolls of California Maki, are also perpetually present. These dishes never disappoint because quality and taste are top-notch at all times.

    Bread station at Circles Event Cafe
    Bread station

    Aside from these, there are a lot of other dishes, ranging from local to international, that cater to a broad range of palates. 

    Kebab station at Circles Event Cafe
    Kebab station

    With the many selections, it would be difficult to sample everything though. Moderation is key for those who are on a mission to sample all dishes.


    The dessert station is no doubt another favorite among patrons. Something light? Why not opt for chunks of fresh fruits in season? 

    Cakes and pudding at Circles Event Cafe
    Cakes and pudding

    But if you want to indulge, there are cakes and pastries like Tres Leches cake, vanilla pudding with butter, and tiramisu, to name a few. For a cool treat, there is halo-halo, ice cream, and frozen yogurt.

    Coffee and tea

    Alcoholic drinks, fruit juices, and iced tea are billed separately. However, tea and coffee are free. For hot tea, you may choose to get green tea or black coffee. For black coffee, you can request cream and sugar or artificial sweetener at no extra charge. 


    A visit to Circles is always a treasured moment for us. Nothing can be better than a good conversation with loved ones over great food. We will definitely keep coming back to Circles whenever we have the chance.

    Ice cream topped with walnuts at Circles Event Cafe
    Ice cream topped with walnuts

    Circles Event Cafe is located at Lobby Level, Ayala Avenue corner, Makati Ave, Makati, 1200. For inquiries, you may call telephone number (63 2) 8814 2580 or send an email to [email protected].

    Fresh fruits at Circles Event Cafe
    Fresh fruits

    All major credit cards are accepted at Circles Event Cafe. Always check the websites of major credit card issuing banks for promos and discounts in partnership with Circles Event Cafe as well as other buffet restaurants.

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    1. Good looking family and nice tradition!
      As a vegetarian there were only a few dishes there I could eat ...

    2. the story of my life .... would only have made me hungry:)

    3. Hi thanks for liking one of my posts! I am following your beautiful blog. Looking forward to exchanging insights in the future!
      PS...I miss all the foods in the Philippines!!

      1. Thank you for the kind words! So you've been here? Hope you'll visit the Philippines again soon. You have a great blog as well.

    4. Yes I was born in the Philippines but I have lived in the US for more than half of my life.

      1. Ah, really? That's nice to know. At least you still try to reconnect with your birthplace. Must be nice to experience 2 distinct cultures -- that of the US and the Philippines.


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