I arrived in Puerto Princesa City a few days ago, and my five-week stay in Palawan is already turning out to be eventful, what with the new discoveries I am making every day.
It’s not my first time in the city. Just last January, I made a quick business trip on behalf of C, and I got to squeeze in a tour of Honda Bay. Still, there are more places to check out here and in other parts of Palawan.
My first stop was the newly opened District 7 Grandeur Buffet. C stumbled upon this food haven recently while running his business errands. The night of my arrival, he recommended we try it, and by the next evening, we were stuffing ourselves silly.
District 7 is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lunch and 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner at PHP350 per person. It’s on the second floor of Goland Plaza in Barangay San Miguel and has indoor and outdoor seating.
The interior features bamboo chairs and wooden tables, plus charming foliage murals. While chatting with one of the owners, we were told of their plan to update the setup and aesthetic of the place. He also gave us a tour of the different stations.
The buffet restaurant can get pretty crowded considering the modest space it occupies. We arrived at around 6:15 p.m. and were lucky to snap pictures of the untouched stations.
It didn’t take long for the place to get packed with hungry diners. Most of them were Filipinos in big groups with their families and friends. There were three birthday celebrants that night for which the District 7 staff had a fun dance number prepared.
District 7 has an L-shaped buffet spread with several stations:
Guests can take advantage of the unlimited refills here. The choices during our visit included iced tea, fruit juices, and sodas.
They had a super moist chocolate cake, churros, cupcakes, pudding, and biko, to name a few.
I didn’t get to take photos of their breads, but they had a small selection, which included dinner rolls, pretzels, and breadsticks.
Doughnut Wall and Treats Drawers
Home organizers were repurposed to hold tasty treats! The children seemed to love it.
They had a variety of sushi, sashimi, and tempura on offer.
I loved the Cebu lechon very much. Probably my overall favorite. They also had liempo and roast chicken.
C fixed himself a salad, while I focused on the meats!
Filipino dishes were included here, like adobo, afritada, and pancit.
They had grilled fish, squid, longganisa, hotdog, and chicken fillets.
This station featured three types of pasta and two kinds of sauces, plus a few freshly made pizzas.
For only PHP350 per person, I say this is a deal worth trying next time you’re in Puerto Princesa. Food quality was more than what I expected for the price. All stations were regularly replenished with hot and neatly presented food. We were definitely stuffed after two and a half hours. We were pretty satisfied with the service, too!