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Food Exchange Manila by Novotel Araneta City is back!

Updated: Apr 24, 2022

A bit of history: Araneta City boasts of a lot of pioneering developments in the Philippines. It's owned by none other than the Araneta family, one of the most prominent Filipino families with Spanish/Basque region lineage, there's a lot that this 35-hectare property has to offer. Here you can find the first shopping mall named after a world renowned boxer; The Big Dome which became a venue for some of the country's best sports and performing arts events; Farmers Market which only offers the best and freshest local produce; and the Araneta Bus Port, which is a hub for local travelers to go to and from the heart of Cubao, Quezon City. Of course, there's Novotel Araneta City by the Accor Hotel Group, which is located just beside Smart Araneta Coliseum and is a great place for relaxation, fantastic dining options and our favorite homemade gelato!

Gourmet Bar by Novotel, just before you enter Food Exchange Manila

We are so happy to see more and more buffets popping up in the city, but we are also hoping that everyone continues to gear up! Yes, this is a constant reminder to wear your face masks and shields on whenever we are out, be mindful of social distancing practices and continue to clean and sanitize all throughout the day.

The good news is that Food Exchange Manila inside Novotel Araneta City is now back offering their much loved lunch and dinner buffet services for Php1,288++/person, complete with fresh drinks and desserts!

A lot of their food and drinks comes individually packed to lessen contact from other people. Plates and utensils are also only served upon request.

If you are missing 'Dampa style' dining to getting a lot of seafood choices when you visit Food Exchange is highly suggested. You may wonder where they got their produce because the hotel is only a few hops away from Farmers Market, which is by far one of the best places for the freshest sources of meat, poultry, fruits and vegetables, and seafood of course!

They also have themed buffets on certain days of the week, so if you are up for an #ALLSAFE dining experience, it's a lot better at Novotel! The tables are big enough to abide social distancing guidelines, not to mention their system when it comes to getting food!

Here is a sneak peek at Food Exchange Manila and check out some of our favorites:

- Grilled prawns and crabs

- Mango Lassi

- Mango and Basil Slush

- Beef Kare-Kare

- Bibingka

- Chocolate Tablea

- All their desserts are so good!

- And their gelato, of course! Try their coffee and vanilla gelato

Ready to dig in? Check out our quick guide about Food Exchange Manila below.

Operating Hours:

Fridays and Saturdays:

Lunch Buffet 12NN to 2:30PM

Dinner Buffet 6PM to 9PM


Lunch Buffet 11AM to 2:30PM

Starting April 5 2021:

Food Exchange Manila opens from Mondays to Wednesdays,

11AM to 9PM

Social Channels:

Contact details:

General Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta City 0810 Quezon City

Fax:+ 632 990 9111

Safe Dining Protocols:

-Observes use of facial mask and shield every time you go back and forth to the food stations

-Observes social distancing

-Tables are disinfected

Price Range:

Buffet: Php1,288++ per person



Customer Service:

So awesome!


Hotel parking is available. Another alternative would be to park at Gateway Mall

Takeouts and Delivery:

A la carte items only

Bike friendly?

Yes! You can use the same hotel parking area

Pet friendly?

No pets allowed

Open for private gatherings/functions?

Yes, for this you may contact:


Fax:+ 632 990 9111

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