F1 Hotel Manila is one of the most easily-recognizable landmarks in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), having been the very first hotel to open its doors in the community. As such, it manages to stand out among the plethora of food and hospitality establishments that have sprung in the area. F1 Hotel caters to all types of travelers, whether on a leisurely trip or on a business, and takes pride in the quality of their amenities and services.
F1 Hotel also puts premium on the quality of food that they serve in their outlets, and so we took the opportunity to try their dinner buffet at F All-Day Dining when we had the chance. Of course, we somehow knew that it does not get too crowded at F1 Hotel so we thought it was the perfect venue for a celebration.
F All-Day Dining features a layout that almost all of us are most probably familiar with – rows of dishes on a counter, dessert on the next, and fresh seafood on a separate stall. The whole restaurant floor is confined in a modest space, and the tables evenly-distanced from each other. The room was just enough for diners to move comfortably without having to worry about bumping on other people.
In terms of food, there’s really not much difference in terms of what F All-Day Dining offers as compared to similar restaurants. You will find the same carvery, salad bar, some international cuisine, Filipino dishes, cold cuts and cheeses, fresh seafood, and sweets.
I have been so used to eating in buffet restaurants that my choices have become predictable. I usually start with anything from the carvery – steak or roast beef – with a little potato and vegetable siding or Yorkshire pudding if available, and then drizzled with gravy. F All-Day Dining’s Roast Beef Belly is exceptionally tender, juicy, and tasty. It was hard to resist going back for seconds, so I gave in and indulged.
Other notable dishes on offer were the fall-of-the-bone Pork Ribs Barbecue and the savory Callos. Of course, our meal would not be complete without fresh seafood. It was a pity though that the serving trays only contained a handful of small shrimps and mussels that evening; it seemed like F All-Day Dining already stopped refilling the trays early in the night. No matter, I managed to forage some shrimps and mussels which I asked the chef to cook in garlic butter. We added slices of sausages to the fresh seafood so that we would have something more to munch on. At least the waiters brought the seafood and sausages to our table.
We capped our dinner with scoops of ice cream because we felt the pastries were already too heavy. All in all, it was a good meal. Food was scrumptious and the service was excellent.
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