The Alley By Vikings Review
I’ve always been the type of person at buffets who wants to try all the food but always ends up eating less than what I prepared to. And by prepared I mean eating very light meals before the buffet. So I’ve learned the practice of filling up my buffet plate wisely, pacing myself, and also choosing quality buffet places that are just right for the price. My latest discovery which I’m quite excited to review and show you (as you can see by the number of photos in this blog post). Is the new The Alley by Vikings at Bonifacio Global City.
It’s an international street / food park inspired “eat-all-you-can” buffet located at UP town center, Cloverleaf, and BGC.
It’s the cutest buffet place I’ve ever been to in Manila. Very Instagrammable! Bring your friends to The Alley and you’ll earn extra cool-friend-points. You’ll have tons of photos to remember your night by since every corner of that place is photo-worthy. I’m quite particular when it comes to dining place ambience so i really appreciated how the entire food hall was designed. Instead of having uniformly made food counters filled with labeled trays or plates of food. Each cuisine is separated by their own uniquely designed stations that make you feel like you’re in a big food park.
This was one of the main reasons I enjoyed the place. My good friend Jacqy and I spent hours chatting at The Alley as we jumped from station to station depending on what food, ambience we were in the mood for, and which area we wanted to take a photo in. We started talking at the hall where it felt like you were dining in Europe, transferred to a patio-inspired cafe, then ended up at the Asian-inspired dining hall.
They have a really wide selection of food that I didn’t get to try all of. My top 5 favorites and recommendations are; (1) The Creme Brule at Hunneycomb, which was one of the best ones I’ve ever had. It was very comforting to eat that I savored every bite, (2) Yatai’s salmon and tuna sashimi were good quality, I’m very particular with the quality of sashimi so I was quite impressed with this given that their price range is more affordable than other buffets that also offer unlimited sashimi. (3) The crowd fave, Frituen Batsoy’s chicharon bulaklak. I told myself to only get 2 spoons of it but ended up eating a whole plate. I’ll just burn all the calories later! (4) Hao Chi’s salt and pepper spare ribs, which were very tasty (5) last but definitely not the least was the oreo cheesecake at Nord’s cafe!
I also wanted to share one more thing that makes the buffet very sulit for barkadas, tambays, birthday celebrations, or events is that their alcoholic drinks are included in the buffet and are unlimited as well. I don’t really drink alcohol but this was something my friends would love. Can’t wait to visit the place again and try the food I missed out on the first time I went there! I heard the Truffle pasta cooked in the block of cheese was really good!
Bonifacio Global City (BGC) Branch
Adult Weekday Lunch: 788 (+5% service charge)
Adult Weekday Dinner: 988 (+5% service charge)
Adult Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 988 (+5% service charge)
Kids below 3 ft: FREE
Kids 3ft – 4ft Weekday Lunch: 238 (+5% service charge)
Kids 3ft – 4ft Weekday Dinner: 338 (+5% service charge)
Kids 3ft – 4ft Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 338 (+5% service charge)
Kids 4 ft – 4 ft 4.6″ Weekday Lunch: 448 (+5% service charge)
Kids 4 ft – 4 ft 4.6″ Weekday Dinner: 648 (+5% service charge)
Kids 4 ft – 4 ft 4.6″ Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 648 (+5% service charge)
Make sure to check their website and social media as they have regular ongoing promos.
Mondays — Sundays
Lunch: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
C1, Upper Ground Floor, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines
Central hotline: (02) 8-VIK-INGS (or 8-845-4647)
Contact: +63 917-188-9488 • +63 918-919-7888 • (02) 8-805-7888 • (02) 8-805-9888