Thursday, November 06, 2014

Tsay Cheng (Grand Convention Center)

The Grand Convention Center is one dining destination that is independent and not part of a mall. It houses 3 restaurants namely: Tsay Cheng, Grand Majestic, and Seafood City - thereby giving a wider range of choices to its customers, although they are focused mostly on the Chinese cuisine.

It is indeed grand, as can be seen below. Just recently it has undergone renovations, and when it opened back, came back with 3 restaurants.

It is located along Archbishop Reyes Ave. (Banilad), a 5 minute drive from Ayala Center Cebu. It is easy to find because it has a huge signboard that can be easily seen from the road... here shown below.

After the renovation, they have moved the entrance to the side (shown here below)...

A spacious parking area is provided for their customers... so there is no need to worry where to park. Unless the complex is unusually full.


View of the car park from the lobby

Straight from the entrance door is Tsay Cheng 

To the left of Tsay Cheng is Seafood City

To the right of Tsay Cheng is Grand Majestic

Tsay Cheng has an elegant interior and nice furnishings. Ambiance is fine dining. If you want to host a dinner or lunch for a group of people, you can choose the tables below. Curtains can be drawn to separate your table from the other tables.

The next 2 photos below show the common area. We found our way here, and observed some of the tables can be arranged for smaller groups, like 2 or 4 persons...

If you want exclusivity, you can choose one of the rooms here below, which has a capacity of about 24 persons. Doors can be closed to provide privacy. However this is available for a set menu with a minimum worth of 8,000 Php.

The food is a bit on the pricey side, as expected for fine dining. But the portions are big, and quite tasteful. I fell for the place that I began dreaming and thinking of hosting a dinner here one of these days...

I investigated the other restaurants to check what they offer, and found that unlike Tsay Cheng which is A la Carte, Grand Majestic offers Buffet. in Seafood City, you get to choose live fresh crabs, prawns, lobsters, fishes, from a huge water tank, and have them cooked. Hmmm... another 2 dining destinations on the list. Will try them one of these days...

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