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8 Hotels with Buffet Dining in Cebu City for Christmas Gatherings

You and your family can bond over the buffet spread at these Cebu hotels.

By: Peter Parcon | October 01, 2020

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Due to quarantine measures in place, some of these restaurants might be temporarily closed or might have changed their dining setup. Please contact the branch before visiting.


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Christmas in the Philippines is the time of the year when families gather to rekindle relationships and spend some time together. For this reason, it’s never too early to plan for Christmas gatherings and or family reunions. We came up with a list of hotels offering buffet dining in Cebu where you can make your holiday get-together something everyone will look forward to.


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1. Radisson Blu Cebu

Location: Sergio Osmeña Boulevard corner Juan Luna Avenue, Cebu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Feria offers a wide selection of Filipino and international dishes.


Radisson Blu Cebu prides itself in being the original designer hotel with a history going back five decades. The main restaurant of the hotel is now a go-to spot for families looking for a place to gather for Christmas.

Feria offers a wide variety of Asian and Mediterranean dishes. The highlight of the holiday buffet is the Cebu lechon (roast suckling pig). Guests can also have their fill of grilled pork chops, paella (Valencian rice dish), and different types of pasta, among others.

September 2020 Update: Only the hotel’s The Lobby Bar is currently open for dine-in.



2. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Location: Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Cebu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Healthy options at the Café Marco buffet


Marco Polo Plaza Cebu is home to one of the best buffet offerings in Cebu City. Café Marco is the signature outlet of the hotel. Aside from all-time Filipino favorites, the restaurant also offers a wide range of Asian and Continental dishes.

The Christmas feast at Café Marco typically starts nine days before Christmas. Families can dine on chicken relleno (stuffed chicken), turkey, and holiday ham. The restaurant also offers its popular Marco Polo ensaymada (sweet bread) during the holidays.

September 2020 Update: Only the hotel’s El Viento is currently open for dine-in daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.


3. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino

Location: Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

UNO restaurant is one of the culinary pit-stops at Waterfront Cebu.


Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is home to nine of the best dining outlets in the Queen City of the South. One of the more popular restaurants in the hotel is UNO. An international buffet spread greets families at the restaurant for Christmas.


UNO restaurant offers a good selection of Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, and other Asian dishes. In addition, guests can also look forward to a good offering of international dishes at the restaurant.


4. Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa

Location: Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Dining in Cebu is never complete without lechon.


Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa was listed as one of the best family hotels in Asia in the Best in Travel Pool of SmartTravelAsia.com. The Tides, one of the most popular dining outlets of the hotel, offers an extensive array of international dishes.

The Tides has a number of internationally themed stations, including raw and fresh, Western, and Asian, and even a kids’ station. Each station caters to the different tastes of their guests, which makes the restaurant a good option for families looking for a place to gather for the holidays.

September 2020 Update: The Tides is closed until further notice.



5. St. Mark Hotel

Location: Queen’s Road, Redemptorist Plaza, Camputhaw, Cebu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Guests can feast on breakfast fare after the dawn mass at Redemptorist Church.


St. Mark Hotel is a relatively new hotel located in front of Redemptorist Church. This makes it an ideal place for families to gather for breakfast after Simbang Gabi (Dawn Mass).

Halo Restaurant at St. Mark Hotel offers a good combination of Filipino favorites and international dishes. The world-famous Cebu lechon is served for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, and during lunch on Sundays. On the other hand, crispy pata (deep-fried pork leg) is served for the lunch buffet on Mondays and dinner on Sundays.

September 2020 Update: Halo’s buffet service is temporarily unavailable, but ala carte dishes are still offered.


6. Cebu Parklane International Hotel

Location: N. Escario St., Cebu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Guests can load on the carbs at the pasta station of Manuel’s Restaurant.


Cebu Parklane International Hotel aims to become the preferred business boutique hotel in Cebu. Its main restaurant has an all-day buffet offering Filipino and international dishes.



Families can opt to take their Christmas breakfast at Manuel’s Restaurant, which offers Filipino delicacies such as puto (rice cake), mango and sikwate (hot chocolate). The danggit (salted, sun-dried rabbitfish) and pusit (squid) of Cebu are also served for breakfast. The restaurant features eight food stations for lunch and dinner. These stations have dim sum, pasta, grilled items, and pizza, among others.

September 2020 Update: Manuel’s Restaurant is open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.


7. Quest Hotel

Location: Archbishop Reyes Avenue right across Ayala Center Cebu


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Pusô Bistro & Bar offers an enticing array of salads for its guests.


Another place families can visit after their shopping spree at Ayala Center Cebu is Quest Cebu Hotel & Conference Center. The hotel is very accessible since it’s right across the public transport terminal of the mall. Pusô Bistro & Bar offers buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The name of the restaurant is inspired by the iconic puso (hanging rice) of Cebu. Pusô Bistro & Bar serves traditional Cebuano and Filipino dishes as well as a good selection of international dishes. The flavored puso of the restaurant is one of its crowd drawers, particularly among out-of-town guests.

September 2020 Update: Pusô Bistro & Bar is open.



8. Crimson Resort and Spa

Location: Seascapes Resort Town, Soong, Lapu-Lapu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Food lovers will likely be enticed by the wide range of dishes at Saffron Café.


Crimson Resort and Spa has the distinction of receiving awards from different travel and tour websites, including a recommendation from luxury property review organization Conde Nast Johansens from 2013 to 2017.

Saffron Café is the main restaurant of the hotel offering Filipino, Asian, and international dishes. From salads to sushi, and beef bulgogi (Korean stir-fried beef) to bagnet (deep-fried crispy pork), the buffet spread of the restaurant has something for every member of the family.


With these hotel restaurants, your holiday celebration can be more magical!


Go to Yoorekka for more holiday celebration spots.


* Photos/Images are from the official websites and/or Facebook pages of featured establishments.


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on December 07, 2017.
Due to quarantine measures in place, some of these restaurants might be temporarily closed or might have changed their dining setup. Please contact the branch before visiting.


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Christmas in the Philippines is the time of the year when families gather to rekindle relationships and spend some time together. For this reason, it’s never too early to plan for Christmas gatherings and or family reunions. We came up with a list of hotels offering buffet dining in Cebu where you can make your holiday get-together something everyone will look forward to.


Check out this video:





1. Radisson Blu Cebu

Location: Sergio Osmeña Boulevard corner Juan Luna Avenue, Cebu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Feria offers a wide selection of Filipino and international dishes.


Radisson Blu Cebu prides itself in being the original designer hotel with a history going back five decades. The main restaurant of the hotel is now a go-to spot for families looking for a place to gather for Christmas.

Feria offers a wide variety of Asian and Mediterranean dishes. The highlight of the holiday buffet is the Cebu lechon (roast suckling pig). Guests can also have their fill of grilled pork chops, paella (Valencian rice dish), and different types of pasta, among others.

September 2020 Update: Only the hotel’s The Lobby Bar is currently open for dine-in.



2. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Location: Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Cebu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Healthy options at the Café Marco buffet


Marco Polo Plaza Cebu is home to one of the best buffet offerings in Cebu City. Café Marco is the signature outlet of the hotel. Aside from all-time Filipino favorites, the restaurant also offers a wide range of Asian and Continental dishes.

The Christmas feast at Café Marco typically starts nine days before Christmas. Families can dine on chicken relleno (stuffed chicken), turkey, and holiday ham. The restaurant also offers its popular Marco Polo ensaymada (sweet bread) during the holidays.

September 2020 Update: Only the hotel’s El Viento is currently open for dine-in daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.


3. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino

Location: Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

UNO restaurant is one of the culinary pit-stops at Waterfront Cebu.


Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is home to nine of the best dining outlets in the Queen City of the South. One of the more popular restaurants in the hotel is UNO. An international buffet spread greets families at the restaurant for Christmas.


UNO restaurant offers a good selection of Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, and other Asian dishes. In addition, guests can also look forward to a good offering of international dishes at the restaurant.


4. Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa

Location: Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Dining in Cebu is never complete without lechon.


Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa was listed as one of the best family hotels in Asia in the Best in Travel Pool of SmartTravelAsia.com. The Tides, one of the most popular dining outlets of the hotel, offers an extensive array of international dishes.

The Tides has a number of internationally themed stations, including raw and fresh, Western, and Asian, and even a kids’ station. Each station caters to the different tastes of their guests, which makes the restaurant a good option for families looking for a place to gather for the holidays.

September 2020 Update: The Tides is closed until further notice.



5. St. Mark Hotel

Location: Queen’s Road, Redemptorist Plaza, Camputhaw, Cebu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Guests can feast on breakfast fare after the dawn mass at Redemptorist Church.


St. Mark Hotel is a relatively new hotel located in front of Redemptorist Church. This makes it an ideal place for families to gather for breakfast after Simbang Gabi (Dawn Mass).

Halo Restaurant at St. Mark Hotel offers a good combination of Filipino favorites and international dishes. The world-famous Cebu lechon is served for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, and during lunch on Sundays. On the other hand, crispy pata (deep-fried pork leg) is served for the lunch buffet on Mondays and dinner on Sundays.

September 2020 Update: Halo’s buffet service is temporarily unavailable, but ala carte dishes are still offered.


6. Cebu Parklane International Hotel

Location: N. Escario St., Cebu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Guests can load on the carbs at the pasta station of Manuel’s Restaurant.


Cebu Parklane International Hotel aims to become the preferred business boutique hotel in Cebu. Its main restaurant has an all-day buffet offering Filipino and international dishes.



Families can opt to take their Christmas breakfast at Manuel’s Restaurant, which offers Filipino delicacies such as puto (rice cake), mango and sikwate (hot chocolate). The danggit (salted, sun-dried rabbitfish) and pusit (squid) of Cebu are also served for breakfast. The restaurant features eight food stations for lunch and dinner. These stations have dim sum, pasta, grilled items, and pizza, among others.

September 2020 Update: Manuel’s Restaurant is open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.


7. Quest Hotel

Location: Archbishop Reyes Avenue right across Ayala Center Cebu


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Pusô Bistro & Bar offers an enticing array of salads for its guests.


Another place families can visit after their shopping spree at Ayala Center Cebu is Quest Cebu Hotel & Conference Center. The hotel is very accessible since it’s right across the public transport terminal of the mall. Pusô Bistro & Bar offers buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The name of the restaurant is inspired by the iconic puso (hanging rice) of Cebu. Pusô Bistro & Bar serves traditional Cebuano and Filipino dishes as well as a good selection of international dishes. The flavored puso of the restaurant is one of its crowd drawers, particularly among out-of-town guests.

September 2020 Update: Pusô Bistro & Bar is open.



8. Crimson Resort and Spa

Location: Seascapes Resort Town, Soong, Lapu-Lapu City


hotel buffet dining Cebu

Food lovers will likely be enticed by the wide range of dishes at Saffron Café.


Crimson Resort and Spa has the distinction of receiving awards from different travel and tour websites, including a recommendation from luxury property review organization Conde Nast Johansens from 2013 to 2017.

Saffron Café is the main restaurant of the hotel offering Filipino, Asian, and international dishes. From salads to sushi, and beef bulgogi (Korean stir-fried beef) to bagnet (deep-fried crispy pork), the buffet spread of the restaurant has something for every member of the family.


With these hotel restaurants, your holiday celebration can be more magical!


Go to Yoorekka for more holiday celebration spots.


* Photos/Images are from the official websites and/or Facebook pages of featured establishments.


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on December 07, 2017.

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After leaving spending 16 years of his professional life in the academe, Peter decided to try his luck in the world of online freelancing. For the past eight years, he has been creating content for clients all around the world. He can work on just about any topic - from tattoos to technology and food to finance. He dreams of visiting every island in the archipelago some day.

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