As restrictions ease and more citizens get vaccinated, people are regaining their confidence to eat out and enjoy life pre-pandemic. While the experience is not the same as it was before – safety measures must be followed still – adjustments implemented by food and beverage establishments allow diners to sit back, relax, and enjoy their food.
ServSafe-certified servers, for instance, await guests at the recently reopened Marriott Café. The servers tour diners around the restaurant to get a glimpse of the dishes at various stations with sneeze guards that protect the food. Diners may opt to choose their meals through a QR code enabled menu which the chefs will prepare right away and will be served directly to the table.
The eat-all-you-can a la carte dining concept of Marriot Manila’s restaurant features “all the finest dishes you missed” including Australian beef rump steak and other carvings, mud crabs, tiger prawns, and other seafood, cheese and charcuterie, and cuisines from around the world.
Private rooms are available for intimate celebrations and gatherings. As it welcomes diners again, the restaurant brings back 50 percent off Mondays for lunch and dinner, while Club Marriott members can take advantage of a special 40 percent discount on July 12 (30 percent off applies on other days).
Marriott Café is open for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Monday to Saturday) and dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Monday to Sunday) at P1,950++, and Sunday Brunch from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for P2,250++. Prior reservation is encouraged. Call 0917-584-9560 to book a table.
Meanwhile, those with a hankering for Australian Mulwarra Wagyu 9+ or Duroc Spanish Pork of Sheraton Manila Hotel’s Korean restaurant can enjoy them again.
Oori recently reopened for dining guests, with an assurance that stringent health and safety protocols are observed, including frequent disinfection and sanitation and social distancing. Contactless payment and QR code enabled menu are also available.
In addition to grilled meats, the restaurant also serves other favorite Korean dishes and side dishes (banchan), such as Bulgogi, Haemul, and Sisig bibimpap; dakgangjung or Korean fried chicken in sweet and spicy sauce; tteok bokki (rice and fish cake); savory pancakes yachae jeun (assorted vegetables) and kimchi jeun; and haemul ramyeun (spicy noodle in seafood broth), among others.
Endings are sweet and fresh with the restaurant’s Fresh Mango Bingsu and Fresh Mixed Fruits Bingsu.
Oori likewise has private rooms for family and friends who opt to dine together. VIP rooms that can accommodate four guests can be booked for P5,000, six-person VIP rooms for P8,000, and the VIP room for eight guests is P10,000.
The restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Call (02) 7902-1800 or 0956-317-3986 to book a table.