Circles Event Cafe P1,250 Buffet Promo

My sister celebrated her birthday at Makati Shangri-la Hotel’s Circles Event Cafe last Saturday night. They currently have an ongoing buffet promo. You only have to pay P1,250 net per head for either lunch or dinner buffet. Normally, the rate is much higher. You have until Feb. 28, 2018 to avail of this discounted rate.

Circles Event CafeCircles Event Cafe is located on the ground floor of Makati Shangri-la Hotel. This actually isn’t my first time here. I’ve tried their breakfast, lunch, and dinner spreads in the past.

Circles Event CafeTruth be told, I find the lighting too dim… bordering on depressing even. My kids commented that the place looks old. It’s fine during breakfast and lunch when there’s a lot of natural light coming in through the windows. But dinner? It’s pretty dark in the dining areas.

Circles Event CafeI went around to check the different buffet stations before getting food. The sushi and sashimi selection consist mostly of tuna, salmon, and tamago… plus of course, the obligatori California Roll.

Circles Event CafeThere were seafood on ice, namely shrimps and small crabs. It’s kind of scaled down. The last time I had dinner here there were lobsters, oysters, and a lot of other stuff.

Circles Event CafeThe salad station had several ready-made salads but I opted for their Caesar Salad tossed in a giant cheese bowl. You can add bacon bits, croutons, and other toppings after it’s tossed.

Circles Event CafeThere’s a pasta station where you can get some freshly cooked pasta. That evening, they were making Seafood Marinara, Bacon Carbonara, and Beef Meatballs.

Circles Event CafeThey had Roast Beef at the carving station. Yorkshire pudding, gravy, and roasted vegetables too.

Circles Event CafeThere’s a Chinese food area where they had various dimsum.

Circles Event CafeThere were a few Chinese dishes like Mapo Tofu too.

Circles Event CafeI liked the Seafood Risotto they mixed in a gigantic parmesan bowl.

"CirclesI had Papadams (not in the photo) with a variety of Indian dips like Hummus and Chutney too. Their Pita but was too tough to eat lol.

Circles Event CafeThere were dishes from different countries. This is Beef Rendang from Malaysia. They also had Coq Au Vin, Pinakbet, Sausage and Sauerkraut, Corn Masala, and more.

Circles Event CafeYou can make your own Halo-Halo at this station. They also have an ice cream scooping station beside it.

Circles Event CafeAs always, there are a gazillion small pastries and a chocolate fountain. This is the Strawberry Trifle. They have native Filipino sweets like suman, kutchinta, biko, etc. My favorite puto bumbong was nowhere in sight though.

Circles Event CafeI had just finished my 5-Day Prolon Meal Program a couple of days before. I was soooo hungry during those 5 days that I thought for sure I’d overindulge. Surprisingly, I didn’t. I had a bit of salad, risotto, half a slice of roast beef, papadams and dips, and then a couple of small pastries for dessert. Then I had hot tea — coffee and tea are included in the buffet rate after all. I just didn’t feel like getting more food, which might be an after-effect of my diet.

Having tried the Circles Event Cafe buffet when it’s not discounted, I can say that this promotional buffet is a scaled down version of their usual spread. In fact, they have black out dates (Feb 14 to 16 I think) wherein the buffet will be priced higher than P1,250 per head. I’m guessing they’ll pull out all stops there. That said, if you want to experience Circles at a much lower price, by all means visit by Circles Event Cafe by Feb 28. Personally, I think you’ll have a better experience at Niu by Vikings at that price point but then again, this is Shangri-la.

Circles Event Cafe
Lobby Level Makati Shangrila Hotel
Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave., Makati City

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  • Reply Ramona Jessica February 14, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Wow for a very affordable price you can have a wide selection of different foods and homemade pasta? This is really promising. I would love to go here sometimes, with my family. Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Jenny Andres February 14, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    There so much foods to choose .
    Belated Happy Birthday to your sister Ms. Ro.

  • Reply Neri Ann February 15, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Looks really promising and food looks really yummy! And dun talaga ako sa dessert nakatingin! Napakawell presented naman!

  • Reply Celerhina Aubrey February 15, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Sorry pero yung fact talaga na di ka nakakain after that 5 days of Prolon Meal Program yung tumatak sken! Usually pag ganito kadami ang selection sarap kumain so yey for not overeating!

  • Reply Czjai Reyes-Ocampo February 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    We love the food at Niu, too! 🙂
    I usually spend the most time at the dessert station sa mga buffet, and I think this one won’t be an exception, lol. 🙂

  • Reply edel February 16, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    We love Circles although we haven’t been back for a long time because like you said, the lighting has been too dim and it doesn’t have that happy ambiance compared to morning and afternoon when the place is flooded by natural light. Planning to dine there though before the month ends because of the promo- hahaha.

  • Reply Kathleen February 19, 2018 at 7:37 am

    I love Circles’ carving station, hope they didn’t cut down on that area during this promo. It Will not be sulit if that was scaled down too!

  • Reply Mommy Levy February 19, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    I would like to try their freshly cooked pasta. Sana may lobster 😉

  • Reply tweenselmom February 21, 2018 at 6:04 am

    I haven’t been to Shang in Makati and their buffet. Sana they will have this kind of promo all year round!

  • Reply Mommy Gracie February 21, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Indeed a reasonable rate already!
    The parmesan bowl made me crave for pasta and salad 🙂

  • Reply Gilian February 22, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    I honestly love buffets like this one. We usually have it here in Saudi, but I’ve always wondered the taste of the buffet spread they have there. I’m pretty sure they will suit my palate. =)

  • Reply Angel Caronongan-Enero February 23, 2018 at 11:21 am

    It’s been years since my last buffet and my favorites are the halo-halo and dessert stations. I love the pasta station and the seafood risotto looks so yummy.

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