Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Alley by Vikings (BGC)

My first time at The Alley!



From UP Town Center to Ayala Cloverleaf, The Alley by Vikings finally opens its doors in Bonifacio Global City! What can one expect? European-inspired interiors, 14 different food stalls, and a guaranteed one-of-a-kind food-hall-you-can experience!! 
I've only known about The Alley from my friend Jeng who frequents their UP Town Center branch, so I'm glad I was finally able to pay them a visit, and at their newest branch pa!

When I stepped inside, I was stunned! I knew it was going to be huge, but I didn't expect it to be this massive! I walked around and took photos (and of course, checked out what each stall had to offer hehe). First thing I noticed was the fact that every stall is given their own personality. I also love how the diners have ample space to roam around - unlike in other buffet restaurants where it's almost siksikan and you end up bumping elbows with the person at the next table. It's definitely not your ordinary food hall - all 14 stalls are owned by Vikings, so the quality of food is strictly monitored and controlled.

I do have my favorites from the fourteen but more on that later. For now, let's give you a virtual tour, shall we?

Nord's Coffee Bar

When you go into The Alley, the first stall you're probably going to see is Nord's Coffee Bar. This may sound familiar because Nord's is an actual establishment with branches in Unimart Capitol Commons, Met Live Mall, and The Block at SM North Edsa. They're popular for their breads, but at The Alley, they serve coffees, teas, and cakes.


Antipasto Blvd


Appetizers galore! That's what Antipasto Blvd is about. Find cheeses, cold cuts, salads, and assorted finger foods here to start your meal.


Just Steak a Minute

Don't expect to find A5 wagyu here, but the offerings at Just Steak a Minute are pretty good! We especially loved the Asian Beef Steak and Pork Tenderloin in Mushroom Truffle Sauce.

Lost & Pound

For wings and other similar things, visit Lost & Pound. They've got chicken fajitas, chicken nuggets, corned beef lava melt, nachos, burgers, quesadillas and fries on the menu for those who love munching on bar chows at any restaurant.

Buono

If you want to get bang for your buck, the carving station's always a good place to do so. During our visit, Buono had Italian Braised Beef, Lamb Rosemary, and Roast Turkey with different sauces to choose from.


Yatai

Probably my favorite at any buffet, the Japanese station! I love sushi, so I always make it one of my first stops. And boy, let me tell you, I had A LOT! I'm not much of a meat person but I looooove salmon (especially ones prepared Japanese style)!


Even their maki rolls are yummy! They don't scrimp on ingredients so it doesn't feel like you're eating 75% rice haha.

Hao Chi

Another one of my favorites - the Chinese section! Being Chinese, I grew up eating lauriats and a ton of dimsum! Super happy they have quality ones here also!



Frituen Batsoy
 Better bring out your maintenance meds because Frituen Batsoy is coming for ya! Haha! I honestly skipped this one since I'm not a fan of bagnet, but my friends totally enjoyed the Chicharong Bulaklak, Sizzling Sisig, and of course, Crispy Bagnet. Pwedeng pang pulitan if you're planning to make The Alley your pre-game before partying the night away in BGC (P.S. they have unlimited cocktails and beers at Kegz!!)

Kegz
They're not just an all-you-can-drink establishment, they're all-you-can-drink too! 

La Sap
 Filipino food at a buffet? Of course!! Not sure how I missed taking photos of the food here but I clearly remember there being Callos, Bopis, Binusog na Pechay, Binagoongang Baboy, and Pininyahang Manok!

Street Wok


When ulam is life... extra rice, please? :D 

O'Sean Eleven
For your seafood cravings, visit O'Sean Eleven! They have my favorite baked oysters there as well! 

New York Pizza

Not the best place to use up your carb intake but I personally couldn't resist! I really enjoyed the Baked Lasagna here!

Hunneycomb
Desserts await you at Hunneycomb! Make sure to try their crepes and Popping Whipped Cheesecake!

Aside from the fourteen stalls, The Alley also has Ferino's, fishballs, a dirty ice cream cart, and even taho!  
Rates are as follows:

ADULT RATE:
Adult Weekday Lunch: 788 (+5% service charge)
Adult Weekday Dinner: 988 (+5% service charge)
Adult Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 988 (+5% service charge)

KIDS RATE:
Kids below 3 ft: FREE

Kids 3 ft - 4 ft Weekday Lunch: 238 (+5% service charge)
Kids 3 ft - 4 ft Weekday Dinner: 338 (+5% service charge)
Kids 3 ft - 4 ft Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 338 (+5% service charge)

Kids 4 ft - 4 ft 4.6" Weekday Lunch: 448 (+5% service charge)
Kids 4 ft - 4 ft 4.6" Weekday Dinner: 648 (+5% service charge)
Kids 4 ft - 4 ft 4.6" Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 648 (+5% service charge)
Book your tables in time for your Christmas celebrations! For more details, visit https://www.vikings.ph/thealley :)
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