High Street Café: A Sumptuous Family Lunch For Miguel’s Birthday

February 25, 2023

Sharing our unforgettable experience at High Street Cafe in Shangri-La The Fort.

We celebrated Miguel’s 5th birthday at Shangri-La The Fort’s High Street Café. I must say that the restaurant is quite impressive, with several international food stations that one may choose from. All in all, we had a superb dining experience at High Street Café.

Dining experience at High Street Cafe

High Street Café: A Sumptuous Family Lunch For Miguel’s Birthday

    High Street Café’s ambiance

    High Street Café is very spacious, with high ceilings and large windows that feature a spectacular view of BGC. The interiors are also well-lit, perfect for happy celebrations or any other family gatherings. High Street Café features a food hall concept, with well-designed food stations to make diners feel like they were traveling from one exotic destination to the next.

    Family lunch at High Street Cafe

    I also like that High Street Café didn’t feel congested. In fact, Miguel and Rafa were able to run around without bumping anybody or toppling anything.

    The food at High Street Café

    The highlight of any dining experience is, of course, the food. At High Street Café, the food is outstanding as one would expect. The restaurant is composed of several food stations featuring Western, Pan-Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean and rotisserie dishes, seafood, a salad bar, and a dessert station.

    Roast beef at High Street Cafe
    Roast beef

    I like to begin my meal with a slice (or two) of either steak or roast beef from the carving station. It was roast beef that was available at High Street Café so I had that with black pepper sauce. The meat was medium and was very tender. I usually pair it with salad topped with cold cuts and cheese.

    I also helped myself to a few pieces of grilled river shrimp and I was happily surprised by how good it was. The shrimps were meaty and tasted sweet; the smoky aroma infused it with an even more exquisite flavor.

    Grilled river shrimp at High Street Cafe
    Grilled river shrimps

    After finishing my initial plate, I helped myself to another serving of salad and cheeses, more grilled shrimp, mussels, beef brisket (very tender), and then dessert. What struck me with the dessert station is the nine ice cream flavors that diners can choose from. There are classic flavors, sugar-free variants, and even unique flavors like burnt rice (literally tasted like burnt rice that was milky and creamy).

    Cold mussels at High Street Cafe

    It might seem that I only consumed a small amount of food but I was already stuffed at this point. It seems like my capacity for buffet food has significantly diminished with age.

    Kids enjoying dessert at High Street Cafe

    While we were enjoying adult food, Miguel and Rafa were happily helping themselves to an unlimited serving of sweets, ice cream, and slices of cake. We just let them be, anyway, it’s not every day that we get to eat in such a wonderful restaurant.

    Ice cream High Street Cafe
    Ice cream

    Since it was also Miguel’s 5th birthday, he received a whole cake (and a birthday song from the servers)

    The Price

    As with any other hotel buffet restaurant, the price at High Street Café is not for the budget-conscious. The lunch buffet is Php1,950 on weekdays (PHP2,300 on weekends). However, since my sister-in-law is an employee at Shangri-La The Fort, we were able to enjoy a 50% discount. In terms of payment, credit card and cash are accepted.


    We definitely enjoyed eating at Shangri-La The Fort’s High Street Café. The food is excellent and the interiors of the restaurant look classy yet homey. 

    Birthday cake High Street Cafe
    Birthday cake

    All in all, we had a wonderful time at High Street Café. Our kids also enjoyed their stay and Mommy Khris and I were happy about it. After all, we really wanted them to have a great day. In the end, we went home happy and satisfied.

    High Street Cafe is located at Lobby Level, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

    Operating Hours: Open daily for breakfast from 6:30am to 10:30am, weekday lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm, and weekend lunch from 12pm to 3pm.

    Phone: (63 2) 8820 0888

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    1. Happy 5th birthday to Miguel! It looks like everyone had a great time celebrating at Shangri-La The Fort’s High Street Café. The food looks amazing!


    2. Happy Birthday to Miguel! I am glad you had a wonderful time at the High Street Cafe. The food selection is indeed wonderful and hope we can visit during our next trip to Manila. It's awesome that they give out complimentary birthday cakes too!

    3. Great place to enjoy seafood with family. I love the menu.

    4. Yay! What a fun birthday celebration! I would consider this place when I have something to celebrate. It looks like their food is good! I'd love to try it as well.

    5. What a fun birthday celebration! The food looks amazing. And who can complain about ending with ice cream? So yum!

    6. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Miguel's birthday celebration at High Street Café. The description of the sumptuous family lunch and the delightful ambiance made me feel like I was there. It sounds like a perfect place to create cherished memories.

    7. Happy birthday to Miguel. Looks like you had a lovely meal and birthday celebrations.

    8. Good food and good place to celebrate a birthday!

    9. This looks like a great place to celebrate a birthday! Seems like you really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. A win all around.