Seafood Sunday Brunch Buffet at Spectrum, Fairmont Hotel Makati

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Seafood lovers, such as myself shall rejoice as Spectrum of Fairmont Hotel in Makati City curates a Sunday Brunch meant to showcase delightful seafood dishes of wide variety. Spectrum's Seafood Sunday Brunch Buffet which started on June 5 will run up until August of this year only.

I have been to quite a few seafood-themed buffets because I just cannot say no to seafood (Case in point: Remember the book I co-written? Yes, my part of that book was all about seafood. I love seafood so much the Little Mermaid got nothin' on me.) Judging from the variety of seafood dishes laid on the buffet spread at Spectrum - man, they mean serious business, I tell you.

Seafood Sunday Brunch Buffet at Spectrum of Fairmont Hotel Makati City Philippines. Spectum Fairmont Hotel Buffet Blog Review Rates Best Brunch Buffet in Manila, Seafood Eat All You Can Buffet in Manila, Fairmont Hotel Spectrum Website Facebook Instagram Twitter YedyLicious Manila Food Blog
Now, the thing about some seafood-themed buffets I have been to, as I observed, was that they only allocate a portion of their buffet spread to showcase certain numbers of seafood dishes. We are talking about those buffets that changes theme occasionally here and not those which are hardcore seafood buffet restaurants which feature seafood through and through.  


At Spectrum, since this seafood theme will only last for a quarter of a year - they give it their best damn shot. Although there are other non-seafood dishes, the main star of the buffet holds the spotlight. They don't just tease - they lure you in and let you revel in the fulfillment of their promise that they will give you one of the best seafood gastronomical experiences you will ever have here in Manila. Mad, mad props!

Seafoos Sunday Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Restaurant
From appetizers to hot and cold dishes, carving and grilled stations - seafood abounds. And yes, even the dessert station features not just seafood-inspired goodies, there are some which actually got seafood on them, hell yes. 

Choices are aplenty, but the economy of space here on the blog could only hold so much photos. So here are just a few. 

The appetizer section features different kinds of finger food mainly seafood canapes, my favorite of which was the smoked salmon variant. There are also smoked salmon, marinated mussels, squid, and plump shrimps. 
Appetizers Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Marinated Seafood Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Again, although this is a seafood-themed buffet, meat and other dishes are still ever present such as the meat loaves and deviled eggs I spotted alongside the cheese board. 

Meat Loaves Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Cheese Board Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
I was told that Spectrum got some high grade salmon, hence, one should not missed the salmon sashimi. Aside from that, the ever so tempting sushi and maki rolls also are well worth the attention. 

Sushi Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Sushi, Maki, Sashimi Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
There are also some cold cuts of course. But what I must mention is the fact that at Spectrum, the salad station is given a special attention it deserves. Unlike in some buffets I have been to, the salad station at Spectrum is impressive. This is actually a good news to some who loves their salad and for those who are dining with vegan and vegetarian companions. 

It may not look like it, but I am equally crazy about salad. During the brunch, I feasted on the Salmon Salad to my heart's content. I love that aside from the salmon bits and slices already peppered on the concoction, there is still a separate bowl of salmon readily available.

Cold Cuts Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Salad and Greens Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Salad Station Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
The raw seafood station on the other hand could be an avenue for diners to put on their creative hats and think of whatever possible dish they want to enjoy using the fresh seafood available on the station. The chefs will gladly cook and prepare their dish for them, just as long as it is within reasonable bounds. 

Clams, Lobsters, Shrimps Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Oysters and Mussels Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Crab Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
The carving station although is still graced with manly meat for meat-lover diners, is still not without seafood. During our visit, there were Salmon Caulibiac, Hara Fish, and Papillote Fish. While the grilling station got some Grille Prawns, Lobster, Crab, and Fish.

Carving Station Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Grilled Station Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Grilled Shrimp Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
They oysters they have are all fresh and is best eaten raw. But for those who dodge digesting raw food, there is the ever reliable and well-loved Oyster Rockefeller. The Chinese station offers seafood dimsum and fried seafood of different variants such as fried lobster ball, fried seafood spring roll, fried calamari, and crab cakes just to name a few.

Baked Oyster Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Dimsum Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Crab Cakes Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
The hot dish section boasts of Singaporean Chili Crabs, Stuffed Breaded Chicken with Butter Safron Sauce, Norwegian Salmon with Dill Sauce. I also remember spotting some Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaves, and some grilled vegetables. 

Chili Crab Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Stuffed Fish Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Salmon Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
The Fish Curry and The Seafood Fried Rice is also well worth trying. The Paella Negra which is generously peppered with different kinds of seafood I noticed is one of the crowds' favorites.

Fish Curry Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Seafood Fried Rice Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Paella Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
I could understand why Spectrum call their dessert station whimsical - everything is an eye candy you feel like a child again. I keeping with the seafood theme, majority of the desserts are decorated in such a way that one will be reminded of the sea. 

Desseet Station Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Just like these shell-shaped chocolate pralines which by the way all oh so good. There's also some cute looking fruit sushi which is a great idea for fruitarians out there.

Chocolate Praline Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Fruit Sushi Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Now those which I deem are best fitted to be tagged as the seafood dessert that can rock your world includes this Sponge Cake with Uni Cream Filling. Uni on cake, you ask? Yes, it works! Perfectly, if I may add.

There's also the well-lauded Crab Macaron and Uni Macaron - it may sound like an unlikely combination, but let me say that these babies are amazing! You hafta try it for yourself so that you would understand why I am THIS close to being crazy. And the Crab Mousse, oh my gosh, the Crab Mousse people! Go get it!

Spectrum's Dessert Chef Nikki Misa is a goddess in my book!

Uni Cake Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Crab and Uni Macaron Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
Crab Mousse Macaron Brunch Buffet at Spectrum Fairmont Hotel Makati Manila PH
I think it is pretty obvious, but then I will still say it that I highly recommend that you try the Seafood Sunday Brunch Buffet at Spectrum of Fairmont Hotel in Makati. 

For only Php2,777 net, diners will get to enjoy a bountiful seafood buffet spreads from 12noon to 3pm. Upgraded rate of an additional Php1,000++ will entitle you to free-flow of wines and sangria. Children ages 6 to 12 yrs old get 50% off on the buffet rate.

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4 comments on "Seafood Sunday Brunch Buffet at Spectrum, Fairmont Hotel Makati"
  1. Oh my god thank you you're blogging again Ms. yedy!!!

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    1. Hi! I am doing my best to keep up. I appreciate you swinging by. Thanks! :)

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  2. Super great seeing you then dear Yedy!! I surely hope we have another meet up again with A LOT of photo session courtesy of your nakakagandang camera! Mmwaaaaaah!!!!!!

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