Good food at an affordable price is what Grand Majestic, one of three restaurants at the Grand Convention Center in Cebu City, aims to provide customers.

With their selection of varied cuisine, iHoldings Inc. president Winglip Chang said they’re offering what Cebuanos are used to in a buffet without them having to pay a lot.

“We want to show that a good buffet doesn’t have to be expensive,” he said.

Grand Majestic buffet
THROWBACK PRICING. When we ate in Grand Majestic yesterday, the restaurant announced a “throwback” price of P195 for the buffet from the regular P499. The restaurant will hold more throwback pricing promotions, which will be announced on the day it happens, in the days leading to the grand launch in September.

Although many of Grand Majestic’s dishes are Chinese-influenced Filipino fare, there are sections that carry international flavors. There’s a Japanese food display, carving station for steak, as well as dessert and salad bars.

Grand Majestic serves noodles and dim sum as well.

Roast beef Grand Majestic buffet.
Roast beef. Must eat.

Grand Convention Center

Chang said they have full-time food technologists working in the kitchen to ensure the quality of every dish served at the Grand Convention Center of Cebu.

“We make sure that the manufacturing and cooking process follows the standards,” he cited.

Grand Majestic buffet japanese
The Japanese station.

The two other restaurants at the newly renovated Grand Convention are Tsay Cheng and Seafood City.

Tsay Cheng is a Chinese restaurant with function rooms where small groups can meet for business or leisure while Seafood City is tailored for travelers who want to experience the fresh bounties of the sea at affordable prices. Like the popular Sutukil (for sugba-tuwa-kilaw), diners get the option of having their fresh seafood grilled, stewed or prepared as ceviche or kinilaw.

Grand Majestic Buffet Dimsum
The buffet’s dimsum station.

Promo campaigns

From today up to the grand launch in September, Chang said they’re running promotional campaigns that include a price throwback for Grand Majestic and discounts for Tsay Cheng and Seafood City. Each of the restaurants can seat around 300.

The price cut for the Grand Majestic lunch buffet, which starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m., goes down to P195 from the regular P499. Dinner is from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and costs P599. Grand Majestic’s popular Peking duck is served at night.

Chang said the announcement for Grand Majestic’s price throwback may be done on their Facebook page on the day that it happens.

Tsay Cheng diners get 10 percent off on their lunch bill until September 15, 2014 while travellers who can present a boarding pass or ticket with Cebu as destination enjoy a 15 percent discount at Seafood City.

Grand Majestic buffet desserts
Dessert. Have your fill of sweets at the desserts station.

MICE market

Grand Convention Center can cater to big social events like wedding receptions and birthday parties or host Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibits (MICE).

Chang said they would like to compete in the MICE market and believe their second floor facilities, which can accommodate a maximum of 1,200, are well-equipped for such events.

At P550 per person for a minimum of 300 people per event, Chang said Grand Convention has the lowest charge among similar establishments. He added that although the minimum cost for a function is P165,000, they’re flexible and prospective customers may request for other arrangements.

Grand Convention has international chefs as well and can accommodate food preferences of guests.

Grand Majestic buffet carrot cake
Take a slice or two of carrot cake.

Marlen is the editor of and co-founder of Cebu-based journalism startup InnoPub Media.

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