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
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.
We all loved the food, especially the sisig and kaldereta.
Hope each table will be provided with tissues. And hope we can request for new utensils if ever it is too soiled. Thank you.
I always enjoy the food and ambiance here, especially the free Capuccino! Love the ice cream, too! Our family loves staying and eating here :)
Nice balance of Filipino and international food.
Service was good. Japanese station was the best. Lechon should have been refilled at least once
We love seafood night. We do wish there is a tempura section as this is what our kids have been looking forward to. Breakfast is understandably very busy but the service is still up there. The texture of the rice however is a bit hard which is surprising for a hotel.
I’m looking for more choices of food like, tempura for japanese, pasta station and soup choices.
Altogether, it was a nice experience. We liked the Indian section and ambiance was also warm.
Please add more options in food and drinks.
Minimal food choices for the price range, your coffee machine was not working, water leak in the ceiling (beside the glass with wine bottles).
Excellent service, Really delicious chocolate ice cream. :)
Food is great. So much variety. Staff are courteous, service was fast. We came in too early for our reservations but our table was ready. We were accommodated immediately.