Spiral Manila

Manila’s best buffet is a destination in itself

The main dining area of Spiral with its high ceiling, bronze sculpture, Rythmic Movement by Eduardo Castrillo wrapped with the spiral staircase.

The main dining area of Spiral with its high ceiling, bronze sculpture, Rythmic Movement by Eduardo Castrillo wrapped with the spiral staircase.

Say Spiral and you are sure to see wide eyed reactions and gasps of envy or infectious excitement. For many, Spiral is the epitome of Manila’s food buffet dining scene. It ranks way up there, at the top, something that you aspire or include in your bucket list.

At the heart of Spiral are the 21 different food sections. Instead of just calling these areas as such, it prefers to name these as ateliers, which in French is an artists’s special workshop and it is where you can see their chefs, like artists, work as they create a particular dish. You can actually request also for specific dishes to your liking.

With the plethora of dining options, it can be a challenge to chose from all these. Check out the Spiral website for a full list and description of the 21 ateliers. I do have my ten favorite ateliers, check them out in the link below.

READ MORE: 10 dining ateliers I love at Spiral

It’s a beautifully designed dining space that, after the damage brought by a typhoon, rose to its present form, a result of a 13 month long reconceptualization costing $11 million. At the center of the elegant dining area is the iconic bronze sculpture, Rythmic Movement by Eduardo Castrillo while a beautiful spiral staircase goes around it. Unseen from above are the various ateliers, an extensive wine rack and several private rooms for intimate dining.

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One of the various dining areas of the restaurant

One of the various dining areas of the restaurant

One of the 21 ateliers of Spiral

One of the 21 ateliers of Spiral

One of the private rooms that can be booked by for a small number of guests

One of the private rooms that can be booked by for a small number of guests

La Veranda is a dining space adjunct to Spiral and has outdoor areas too

La Veranda is a dining space adjunct to Spiral and has outdoor areas too

Spiral's specialty jams available for sale

Spiral’s specialty jams available for sale

Chocolate fountains in three different flavors and with various sweets to dip!

Chocolate fountains in three different flavors and with various sweets to dip!

Want to bring home a Spiral product? Check it here at the Spiral 2 Go.

Want to bring home a Spiral product? Check it here at the Spiral 2 Go.

Salad to go at the Salad and Appetizer atelier

Salad to go at the Salad and Appetizer atelier

Preparing the steamers at the Steam Basket atelier

Preparing the steamers at the Steam Basket atelier

SPIRAL
Sofitel Philippine Plaza
Manila CCP Complex
Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City 1300
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel:(+632) 551-5555 Fax: (+632) 832 6923
Email: [email protected]
http://spiralmanila.com/

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

2 Comments

  1. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    December 17, 2014 @ 10:06

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  2. Estan, Ang Langyaw (@LangyawMedia)
    December 17, 2014 @ 12:34

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