Seven Corners is a buffet restaurant located at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria that features international cuisines in its seven interactive buffet stations that boast of the finest quality ingredients and flavors in all its dishes.
We were invited by Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria for lunch to try out their highly acclaimed buffet. We were very excited as it was our first time at Seven Corners. Being a business hotel located in Ortigas Central Business District, majority of the guests are employees of nearby local and multinational companies.
We instantly noticed a considerable number of foreign customers dining at the restaurant and got curious as to what made them interested in this buffet restaurant. To find out, let us give you a tour of all the seven stations of Seven Corners.
The Appetizer Station includes a good selection of breads and international cheeses. I find the variety of cheeses really impressive, there's brie, emmental, gruyere and edam. There's grapes and dried fruits, as well as pistachios and walnuts which you can pair with the cheeses.
However, if you want to start light, the you might want to check-out the salads and fresh fruits. You can make your own salad by mixing your favorite salad greens and sauces or pick from one of the pre-made salads. There's also a variety of fresh fruits including pineapple, melons, watermelons, grapes and my favorite dragonfruit.
If you are not a cheese or a salad person, then you are most likely the type of person who starts a buffet with Japanese food. At Seven Corners, they also have a good selection of sushi, sashimi and maki.
Here's my plate of sushi, sashimi and maki. I particularly loved the sashimi for its freshness and the sweet aftertaste of the salmon.
Considered as one of the highlights of Seven Corners, the Grilling Station features high quality seafood items including mussels, clams, prawns and lobsters!!!
After you've chosen what you want, have them grilled and your plate will be delivered at your table.
Here's what we had from the Grilling Station. The mussels were plump and juicy, same with the clams. The prawns were grilled perfectly, not dried up and left rubbery. The lobsters were totally delicious. The meat was tender and had a sweet aftertaste, a sign of its high quality and freshness.
ASIAN NOODLES, PASTA & PIZZA STATION
Among all the stations, this is the most interactive one. In the Asian Noodle section, guests can choose among the variety of ingredients they wish to include in their soup. Whether you want it purely vegetarian, meaty or a seafood feast, or perhaps spicy or savory. There are countless combinations. Chefs on duty can guide you in your choices and mixing of flavors.
They also have freshly baked pizza and a pasta station where you can also customize your pasta dish. It all starts with your choice of pasta and sauce, and then you choose the add-on ingredients to your pasta. If you want the classic pasta dishes, just tell the chef what you want (i.e. carbonara, arrabiata, putanesca, pesto, etc.) and it will be made for you and delivered fresh on your table.
Here's the Arrabiata Pasta I had. I asked for fusilli pasta in arrabiata sauce. I told the chef that I want it mild spicy and with lots of tomatoes. It only took 15 minutes of cooking and my pasta is done and delivered on our table, and served with a smile.
The Mains Station features international cuisines from the east and from the west. But what I noticed was the overwhelming choices of Indian dishes. Seven Corners takes pride in their chef specializing in Indian cuisine who has received countless commendations from the restaurant's Indian guests.
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria is one of the most respected business hotels in Ortigas Center and many multinational companies like BPO offices choose the hotel to host their foreign executives and consultants.
Many of these expats are Indian nationals, and I know for a fact that Indians are very picky when it comes to food. Most of them are not very adventurous when it comes to trying other cuisines and would just prefer to eat Indian food wherever they travel.
It's not very often that we see Indian food being served in hotel buffets so I made sure I get to try some of the Indian dishes. Here's my plate which included naan, papadum, biryani rice and various curry and massala dishes.
Here are some of the western dishes served at the Mains Station of the buffet.
An entire station is dedicated to US Rib Eye where gusts can have the doneness of their steak customized. We were already too full at this point but we got to taste a portion of the stake from our friend seated next to us. The meat was super tender and flavorful. Although grilled, the stake wasn't dry.
Finally, it's every one's favorite. Desserts! There's an assortment of cakes which you can pair with coffee or tea. There's also a chocolate fondue section and and ice cream section. If you want a little lighter dessert, you can have fresh fruits again.
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Overall, we enjoyed our buffet lunch at Seven Corners. More than the quantity of food, it is the prime quality of ingredients used in their dishes that sets them apart. The number of dishes may not be overwhelming, but the execution of every dish was excellent. In terms of taste and quality, we were not disappointed. We will surely be back to try more of the Asian noodles and pizza, and will feast on the US Rib Eye steak and grilled lobsters.
Seven Corners Buffet Restaurant
3rd Floor Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
Ortigas Aveenue corner ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Quezon City
Opening Hours: 6:00am to 11:00pm
Contact Number: +63 (02) 633-7222 (local 7220)