Food Trips | Buffet Lunch at Festival Cuisine - Lubao

Festival Cuisine - Lubao
Road trip is synonymous to food trip for me and my friend. We usually look for a place to eat on our way to our destination and for our Araw ng Kagitingan (Filipino Day of Valor) road trip, we ended up at Festival Cuisine in Lubao, Pampanga.

We left Quezon City late in the morning so we were just in Pampanga during lunch time. We were looking for a place to eat and were resigned to the idea that we'll end up having our lunch in one of the fast food chains available in the area when we spotted Festival Cuisine's poster ads along the road. We saw from the ads that they're offering buffet lunch for 199 Php so we slowed down a bit and look for the restaurant. The restaurant is located along Subic-Olongapo Road in Lubao, beside Lubao's stopover terminal. It offers mainly Filipino dishes like adobo, sinigang, kare-kare and the likes. 

The restaurant has no air-conditioning but the wide screened windows give the diners a fresh feel. And the dining area is big, going to and fro the buffet table is easy. I also noticed function rooms adjacent to the restaurant so I guess it caters to special events, too.

the restaurant's interior
high-tech restroom...hehe :P
Festival Cuisine's facade

Anyway, here are Festival Cuisine's buffet food choices, in photos:

java and steamed rice
chicken dish I think... forgot what this is, hehe
fried tilapia
kare-kare and I dunno...hehe
pancit and beef strips, I think
steamed veggies and fried eggplant with bagoong (shrimp paste, not in photo), love these!!!!
appetizers (pork/tofu, chicharon) and desserts counter (fresh fruits, jellies, halo-halo)
jellies, a bit soft but tastes just right

There's only a limited number of dishes offered by Festival Cuisine but at least it has everything, pork, beef, chicken, fish and veggies. The dishes are not so commercialized, too, more like "lutong bahay" (homemade) which I love. For only 199 Php per person including a glass of iced tea (you can add 5 Php though, to make it bottomless), I would say it's worth the price. I'd rather have my lunch here than spend almost the same amount dining in fast food chains.

If you're traveling north and happens to be in the area, try Festival Cuisine's buffet and share your experience in the comment section below. Or better yet, if you know other place to eat in the area, share it here, may be we can try it on our next food trip up north. 'Til then... ;)

~ oo00oo ~

Festival Cuisine Restaurant
Subic-Olongapo Road
Lubao, Pampanga
Date of Visit: April 9, 2015


  1. love buffets especially kapag eat all you can talaga and for 199, it is really affordable huh.. I personally like those steamed veggies (hopefully it comes up with bagoong) and that Kare-kare ^_^
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Ang sarap naman at nakakagutom! Sulit din ang presyo! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. buffet is love, right peeps? haha

    anyway, thanks for dropping by Milton, Jhanz and Steve. :)


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