Rainbow of Colors at Spectrum Buffet

by - Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fairmont Hotel, Makati City

Spectrum is one of the most well known buffets in the country, so as a gastronome, I can't help but dream of trying it someday. But, it being a fine dining, hotel restaurant, you probably figured out why it took time for me to finally cross it off my list.

Thanks to BDO, Spectrum is now more pocket friendly for me. BDO is offering a dining experience at this restaurant for half the price for its mastercard holders (Elite, Platinum, Titanium, Gold), for Monday and Friday dinner and lunch and Sunday dinner, until the end of the year. This is for a minimum of 2 and maximum of 10 diners.
Prices are as follows: 

  • Monday & Friday lunch P1,075 
  • Monday & Sunday dinner P1,190 
  • Friday dinner P1,225

So we called Spectrum to reserve seats for 5 people for Friday lunch 12nn. They informed us of the 15 minute grace period, after which, your reservation will be cancelled. But no worries, if you're running a little late then just give them a heads up and they'll gladly adjust your reservation.
The place looks grand, judging from their unique lightings and radiant ambiance. Hotel staff greet you cheerfully as you enter their doors.
We looked around to see the food choices available and noticed that they have limited selections, but they have a little of most of the cuisines. We also got most excited about the desserts as I think that this is the biggest station there.
Bread and Soup
Salad Bar
Salad Bar
Arabic and Indian


 Other items that are not in the pictures:

  • DESSERTS – Rice pudding, Mago Sago, chilled taho, floating island, gelato
  • CHINESE – Lechon Macau, Prok Asado, Soy Chicken, Roasted Chicken 
  • DIMSUM – Siomai, chicken feet, spare ribs

I found the food okay. The steak was a let down. It tasted a bit bitter. The creamy penne we had tasted so cheesy, but the pasta itself was bland. I am in no position to comment much on the sashimi as I rarely have them, but I did have a taste of it and I liked it. I guess the highlight of my meal was the dessert. I loved the thin chocolate barks, especially the ones with the fruits and nuts as it was easy to snack on and it wasn't too sweet. I also loved their wicked oreos topped with a scoop of gelato.
You have nothing more to ask in terms of their service as it was excellent.
I'm hoping to come back and have a better dining experience, since this one failed to impress me. I wish I'd have the stomach of a giant by then.
My score:
Pricing – 3/5
Service – 4/5
 Ambiance – 4/5  

     Taste – 3/5
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