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US$30 - US$38
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Indian, International, Filipino
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 19 August 2021

Online Order No Buffet, no problem. Novotel got us covered this ECQ! Steak Me at Home ready-to-cook comes with the ff: cooking instructions, oil, butter and seasonings, ready-to-reheat boiled corn (cos carbs is life), steak sauce and that 600g Australian Beef Ribeye Steak good for...2-3 people but for me, it can feed 4 people. Soooo soooo goood! Their best seller, Indulge Gelato is also available for delivery. Our tummies are sooo happy! Thanks Novotel!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 6 January 2020 via mobile

During the Yuletide season, I booked my family for several days at Novotel. I have always been satisfied with the quality of food and service at Food Exchange Manila but during Christmas and the New Year, Team Novotel outdid itself by coming up with the...most lavish breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. The staff served 17 members of my family over breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including children and senior citizens who needed special attention. They also served me several times over lunch and dinner with my friends. Particularly noteworthy was the New Year’s Eve buffet. Food Exchange Manila had the crunchiest Cebu lechon, the most lavish Turkey dish (complemented by bread pudding and cranberry sauce), the most varied salad choices, the finest chicken and fish grilled to perfection by the Kitchen staff led by Ralph, who knew the specific needs of each friend or family member in so short a time. The native Filipino ice cream choices as well as the other Filipino (puto bumbong especially, a friend from Germany gorged in 11 pieces) and Western desserts (in particular, the chocolate bars, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate walnut cake) and the juiciest pineapples, watermelons were served throughout every meal. I wish to commend Kris Deanne Hisoler and Stephanie Tumayay at the AccorPlus desk for the seamless check-in and check-out, Arnold, Kessler, Princess, & Jessica who led the fantastic reception, dining and kitchen staff members like Ralph, Jose, JC, Criselle, My My, Ish, Rikki Mae, Princess, Mark, Ruther, Jonel and really, every member of the team who served us during the holidays. They sacrificed so much by being with us, away from their loved ones. Crowd control was fantastic. Every diner got to eat his/her favorites without being disrupted by other diners who passed through. This is not my first review but this one gives me the goose bumps. Yuletide 2019 was truly memorable because of Novotel and in it, Food Exchange Manila. Maraming salamat!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 December 2019 via mobile

We celebrated our birthday this year at Novotel Food Exchange in Manila. Theme for this year is Coachella and the entire staff of Novotel Manila were gracious enough to accommodate our request. The food was great and the staff was really corteous.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 21 November 2019 via mobile

it may have a limited spread compared to specialty restaurants in the vicinity but their choices would be enough to stimulate your gustatory senses. i like best their noodle station. 3 types. same soup broth. varied ingredients and spices. just for this meal alone, i'm...already full on my second bowl. the puto bumbong is to die for. highly recommended. it's worth the long wait. the brownies are heavenly as well. try to resist all the other desserts. they're all very sinfully delicious.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 11 October 2019 via mobile

Chef Rajen and his team the best Novotel has He has magic in his hands for sure as because of his magic in cooking athletic Indian 🇮🇳 food we travel all the way from Sofitel to have lunch in Novotel , Thank you chef for...all your effort's in preparing such awesome meal we were surprised, keep doing what you are doing Chef. Rajan your humble hospitality even you were on break you waited for us until 3.30 pm and served us hot meal after all this effort you served us Masala Tea great 👍🙏More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 October 2019

Novotel location, car park, staff, service, ambience, cleanliness are all good. Last Monday, Sept 30, I excitedly treated 10 of my gourmet friends to The Food Exchange on the strength of my impression that Accor hotel buffets are generally superb. I was so wrong. The...Food Exchange Salad bar was the most disappointing salad bar of over 40+ Novotels & Accor hotels that I have ever stayed in world-wide. Only 2 small, sorry bowls of the same leafy greens -- previously-fresh lettuce were on display. Other salad ingredients such as onions, olives, etc. were limited and were not logically grouped together with salad greens & salad dressings but displayed in another counter. Salad dressings were limited and were incorrectly labeled. Choices of appetizers, cheese & bread were limited. Slices of ham, salami were so thin they'd fly away w/ a sneeze. Sashimi were limited to salmon & tuna were no longer refilled for the night. Tempura was 75% batter & 25% tiny shrimp. Takoyaki had no tako. Cooked dishes did not look appetising. Overall, our dinner buffet at the Food Exchange was the most disappointing dinner buffet in over 40+ Novotel & Accor Hotels I've stayed in worldwide.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

the food choice or spread here might not be extravagant, but the use of authentic indigent is observed at this buffet, dinners are treated with the way how the food was actually cooked in its native way. the price was also affordable especially if you...via a dinning app called eatogo.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

This is probably one of the best buffet breakfast spreads I have seen in a hotel. There is a good variety of cuisine although not overpowering. Freshly-squeezed juice is available as well as a selection of flavored yogurt for those who want to eat healthy....The only thing I would have wanted was a better selection of cheeses to accompany the bread..More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 23 June 2019

They have varied choices for breakfast, but my family and I felt that most of the dishes had a bland flavor. The congee I had on the first day seemed to have been cooked by someone who has not had congee before. Plus there was...no American bacon, only Canadian bacon.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 April 2019 via mobile

I eat here very often and in the past, i have written extensively about the wide array of food and drinks available to diners. But this time, I wish to commend the staff who worked during the Holy Week/Easter holiday. In particular, I wish to...commend Princess for being in charge of several potential situations — many guests who dined in without appointment, children who cry and make a lot of noise, food potentially running out since many guests arrived 1-1.5 hours before closing time, and guests who reserved seats but added more guests at the very last minute. All of these I witnessed while having my sumptuous dinner. Princess and the staff working that night worked double time to ensure that diners will have a seamless and enjoyable experience despite the potentially chaotic situation. In Record time, food was replenished, some staff members were cheering up & managing noisy kids running around, and every dining guest was assured of comfortable seats, not to mention a wonderful meal. Maraming salamat!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Food Exchange Manila is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5