Food Exchange Manila is open from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm, with an a la carte menu available anytime of the day. The buffet is open for breakfast from 6:30 to 10:30 am, for lunch from noon to 2:00 pm and for dinner from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Sunday brunch buffet is available from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and includes a sparkling wine buffet.
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About Food Exchange Manila
Food Exchange Manila brings the effervescence of a food market onto your plate. Bright, colorful and modern, it is inspired by the Philippines' beauty and diversity as shown in its intricate decor. Food Exchange Manila is an all-day dining restaurant featuring an array of fine cuisines cooked to perfection through interactive culinary theatre -- exquisite masterpieces, sweet and savory, are created by international chefs to your liking. Located at the ground floor of Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Food Exchange Manila makes use of fresh, quality ingredients that showcase the authenticity and vibrant flavors of its featured dishes
It was our first time dining here and we had a great experience. Service was superb. Serving size of the food was just enough. Cant wait to be back.
Food is bland. Even if you say 10 shrimps, they serve 5. But waitstaff is friendly .
Dining at the Food Exchange gave us a wonderful experience and enjoyed going out again amidst the current situation.
I was amaze and satisfied.. Superb!
Would definitely go back :) A+ food and service.
My husband and I really enjoyed our vday celebration last night! Thank you!
improve cleanliness on tables
Love the food and service.
Food Exchange Manila meet my expectation on Pandemic Hygiene Protocol. The buffet spread variety is the same as old normal but for the new normal it feels like you have your own personal chef as they will prepare and serve it as plated which is expensive type when you go on normal fine dining. I love hotel buffet dining out now since its lesser crowd.
Website did not indicate that Accor Plus discount was already included on the ongoing promo. Aside from the bland aglio olio, food was awesome. Very attentive staff. Liked the ambiance-very intimate.
My second time to eat here. The place is great not crowded. But the food is a bit different from the usual, since we are in a new normal set up. Over all i still recommend to my friends and family.
Very good dining experience
Except for Security that you need to revisit at the entry of the lobby leading to the restaurant, the 2nd floor escalators and elevator lobby (need a stationary tall guard in barong with ear piece in this area), I've never been dissatisfied about Food Exchange Manila as evidenced by the repeated patronization of my family since last year's Valentine and Christmas dinner..Kudos guys!!!!!!!!!
Had a great time. The food was great!
We arrived 5mins past our reservation time.However, upon our arrival, the in-charge can't find our reservation booking .And being a PWD, I wasn't able to retrieve it from my phone immediately.Nevertheless, she courteously directed us to a vacant table (of which a group of new guests occupied while I was roaming the buffet area-'tis another story though). The Indian section, which I love, never fails to entice.But arriving past lunchtime- the naan are no longer fresh, I still managed to chew a few bites. The buffet spread didn't include the menu I was expecting to be served that day - but everything available was beyond taste and art. The freshness of the seafood was superb! You can judge from the looks and smell that the meats & veggies ( crisp!) were of top,high quality. The attentive service of everyone, from the main door to the tables ,was exemplary and worth commending. This was my 2nd birthday celebration at Food Exchange. So looking forward to the next one ! Thank you to everyone at Food Exchange Novotel Manila - you all made my post-birthday celebration extra special. Some things are truly worth the wait.
We like the dessert. It's only 3 star for service because the soy sauce is empty and i had to ask for it to be refilled. There is no one stationed at the carving area, i still had to request for someone to be at the carving area. We saw a fresh batch of baked cookies and it was mentioned to be for function room purpose only. It would be best for the diners not to see the freshly baked cookies. In any case, there are cookies served at the buffet area, it's also fresh but not hot/warm.
We ate dinner and everything was superb. The value for money is just right for the food offered. The staff were attentive and friendly. The authentic Filipino dish was really amazing. First time I tried so many Filipino dishes that I never thought existed.. I was really impressed. The only downfall was when we went back to eat breakfast next morning, the receptionist tolerated guests that cut lines, even if she knew we were patiently waiting while she assisted the guest that came prior to us. (She looked at us and decided to assist others anyway.) That made us wait longer, felt unfair, and irritated.. so we decided not to leave. Except that awful breakfast experience.. everything was superb.
We appreciate the friendly and attentive staff, great food selection, and clean dining area. Thank you for making our wedding anniversary lunch more special!
Excellent service!!! Special mention to Ms Sweets and the lady who assisted me when I checked in yesterday. It's not just the superb food that made our New Year celebration wonderful but the SERVICE of all your personnel from the time we arrived at Novotel. Your security guard greeted us with a big warm smile, your doorman, bell boy, everyone did an excellent job 👍👍👍 Though there were many guests since yesterday due to the new year celebration, the waiting time for breakfast was favorable. We got a table right away and there was more than enough food for everyone. Fast and efficient service indeed!!! Even your bakery shop personnel rendered excellent service!!! A job well done everyone 👏👏👏 I look forward to my next staycation at Novotel Araneta Cubao. Cheers and a Happy new year 🥂🥂🥂
Good food. Nice selection but adding choices can add to value.
Add more variety of drinks.
Staff were very accommodating and cleared plates efficiently but I wish there was a wider selection of food.