This Sumptuous Weekend Buffet Serves Fresh Seafood, Grilled Meats, and More

If you’re still looking for weekend plans that you, your family, and your significant other will surely love, we’ve got it covered. You can never go wrong with great food!

There’s something more to look forward to every weekend thanks to the gastronomic weekend buffet at New World Makati Hotel’s Cafe 1228.

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Located in the lobby of the world-class hotel, Cafe 1228 serves premium off-the-grill meats and seafood, Asian and local selections, handmade pasta and pizza, and decadent desserts, as well as bread, charcuterie, and cheeses.

As soon as we walked into the cafe, we were welcomed by a wall of wines and a wide selection of desserts. The cafe is also exquisitely and elegantly designed—definitely a classy choice for an indulgent weekend meal.

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Photo from Cafe 1228

As an avid meat-lover, the carving station instantly got my attention. They serve tender and juicy prime rib or ribeye grilled to perfection with sides of either mashed potato or pumpkin, and roasted vegetables.

It’s literally also served off the grill! To make sure that you can enjoy the freshness and quality of the meats, they grill them perfectly right in front of you. And wow, each bite is bursting with the sensational flavors of their grilled meats. The carving station alone makes this weekend buffet worth every peso!

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If you’re really after indulging yourself in all things delicious, you’ll also love the fresh seafood station at Cafe 1228. They offer fresh prawns, crabs, and mussels; and on some weekends you may even see lobsters and oysters.

The premium seafood choices are also cooked right in front of you, with your choice of sauce; our favorite was the garlic butter sauce. If you’re not into grilled seafood, you can also have them steamed and paired with your DIY soup bowl.

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Their Japanese selection also features some of the favorites such as salmon and tuna sashimi, shrimp, fish and vegetable tempura, nori salad, miso soup, and an array of tasty rolls.

If you’re in the mood for something that tastes like home, they also have a tasty selection of Asian and Filipino dishes which include steamed pork buns, salted egg fish fillet, lechon paksiw, sweet and sour pork, and fried rice.

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You can also enjoy Cafe 1228’s salad station, charcuterie station, unlimited drinks, and desserts to top off your scrumptious meal. There’s also a crepe station with ice cream, sauces, and toppings.

Our weekend buffet experience at Cafe 1228 was truly one for the books. Aside from their perfectly cooked meats and seafood, flavorful medley of dishes, and the value for money, the cafe’s classy atmosphere and their exceptionally accommodating staff also made us want to come back again and again.

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You can also enjoy a huge discount on Cafe 1228’s weekend buffet for a limited time only this May 2022! With their Book and Buy promo, this weekend buffet is at PHP1,488 nett per person. Prepayment is required to confirm the reservation. To reserve, guests can fill out the online form: https://bit.ly/NWCafe1228BookandBuy.

Cafe 1228 at New World Makati Hotel

Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City



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