Meats galore at Marriott’s Sunday Brunch 2.0 and unlimited dim sum at Li Li.
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Where to treat dad on Father’s Day? Here are our best buffet picks

From luxurious brunch selections to steaming yum cha creations, Father’s Day meals have never been this spectacularly satisfying.
Marilen Fontanilla | Jun 13 2019

Manila Marriott Hotel: Best of the brunch

Sumptuous variety is at the center of Marriott’s Sunday Brunch 2.0 which boasts of a curated menu from three of the hotel’s restaurants, with only the best from Marriott Café, CRU Steakhouse, and Greatroom to be enjoyed.

Lobster and other fresh seafood like curacha and prawns at the seafood bar.

It’s a wonderful dilemma pondering where to begin, whether with the barrels of rock lobster, the overload of live crab, sizzling prime steaks cooked to perfection, the choices of antipasti, cheese and charcuterie, live BBQ grill station, classics of paella and pasta, not to mention Japanese favorites of tempura and teppanyaki and overflowing drinks and spirits. Whatever you try, it will certainly be top-notch.


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The grazing table with artisan cheeses like Brillat Savarin and Gouda 26 Mois.

Manila Marriott Hotel’s Brunch 2.0 is from 11:30 am to 3pm at P3,288 nett per person with early bird discounts. For reservations, call (02) 988-9999 or visit


Spiral: Feast and golf

At Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Spiral’s dining ateliers indulge dad’s yearning for a gastronomic feast, as all 21 stations fire up featured specialties in the restaurant’s refined atmosphere.

Thai-style Stir-fried Crab Curry.

The special Father’s Day menu includes tender Shanghainese Pork Ribs from the Chinese Wok, Stir-fried Crab Curry from the Thai atelier, and the classic favorite of Beef Lasagna from the French Stove. Wander around the Epicerie for a selection of cheese piled on freshly baked bread, followed by sweet endings to cap off a filling meal.

Shanghainese Pork Ribs.

On June 16, Father’s Day Brunch is available at P4,750 nett per person with a chance to join the mini-golf tournament at Sofitel’s 18-hole putting green, complete with free-flowing beer, wine and soda. Father’s Day Dinner is priced at P3,600 nett per person, available from June 14 to 16. Call (02) 832-6988 or email [email protected] for more information.


Jasmine and Li Li: Premium dim sum

If dim sum is Dad’s cup of tea, then New World Manila Bay and New World Makati have the perfect solution. Both Li Li at New World Manila Bay and Jasmine at New World Makati offer unlimited Yum Cha to satisfy his Cantonese dumpling cravings. The high-quality dim sum is meant for special celebrations like this.

The Yum Cha spread at Li Li.

Lili lets you spoil Dad with a buffet of special dim sum selections, including steamed Wolfberry Scallop Dumplings, Xiao Long Bao, Deep-fried Taro with Milk Custard, Crispy Shrimp Wanton, and more. The buffet also offers other appetizers like Roasted Pork Belly, Hong Kong style Roast Duck, and Honey Glazed Barbecue Pork, along with mains and desserts. The Yum Cha buffet goes for P2,288 per person, and even better, Dad won’t have to pay when accompanied by three paying adults. For reservations, call (02) 252-6888 or visit

Dim sum offerings at Jasmine.

Jasmine offers different prices for the yum cha offering that includes dim sum, soup, rice, a choice of two main courses, dessert, Jasmine tea, and an option to avail of beer, tea, soda, juice, and coffee. Every father also receives a miniature bottle of Yellow Tail wine. For more information, visit


Café Ysabel: Old-time favorites

Café Ysabel may have moved to a new locale in the San Juan environs, but it still retains the traditional favorites that its regular clientele have been clamoring for over the three decades it has been in operation. Dads are in luck as special brunch and dinner offerings will combine all of these specialties in a feast fit for the king of the house.

Polly’s Pasta is a combination of Calumpit sausage, Kalamata olives, basil, and torched kesong puti. It is one of Café Ysabel’s staple dishes, named after a frequent guest.

From bustling egg, waffle and pancake stations with homemade breads, classic Caesar’s Salad and Vegetable Gratin to Iberian Chicken, Lengua Sulipeña, Roast Beef Belly, Homemade Bacon to Mango Royale. Chocolate Truffles, and a crepe station, there is certainly a lot to enjoy in this inviting space in this quiet corner of M. Paterno Street.

The brunch and dinner menu is priced at P1,299 per person with two seatings for each time slot. Café Ysabel is located at 175 M. Paterno Street, San Juan City. For reservations, call (0995) 690-5515, (02) 725-5089, or email [email protected].


Chateaubriand: Brazilian churrasco

For Dads who have to give in to their meat cravings, Chateaubriand Premium Steak Restaurant is the perfect place to satisfy this indulgence, offering authentic Brazilian-style churrasco selections including rib-eye, tenderloin, leg of lamb, pork loin, ham and sausages, complemented by sushi, salad, vegetable, and dessert stations. Aside from meats, Chateaubriand also offers an all-you-can-eat seafood selection, as well as an a la carte menu of specialty dishes.

From left: Unlimited meat cuts served at your table; All-you-can-eat Bratwurst, Schublig, and Hungarian sausages.

Unlimited food and beverages are priced at P1,100+ per person for lunch and P1,950+ per person for dinner. Chateaubriand is located at 110 William Street corner Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For more information, call (02) 821-2031 or visit