Dubbed “the most hip and happening entertainment and lifestyle venue in the country”, the Ibiza Beach Club is the perfect place to go if you’re dreaming of a boozy, exciting, and delightful dinner in an indoor or outdoor ocean-view seating. This stylish social hub, located at the end of the marina, offers lifestyle dining accompanied with dance music by resident DJ’s and a showcase of world-class themed performances. Have your exciting gastronomic experience with a selection of Mediterranean tapas and the restaurant’s Balearic-inspired, signature 15-course grill. Located at the prestigious Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, it allows guests to indulge in amazing live entertainment and the finest selection of cocktails, all while […]
Bars come in many shapes and forms. Each one has their own unique “thing” that sets them apart, from Revel at the Palace’s highest of high class to ABV’s extensive absinthe collection. The Red Light’s “thing” is not exactly its clientele or a unique collection: it’s what they do with ideas that make them stand out.
Now, Singapore is within your reach! The famous food market of Singapore has finally come to Manila! Makansutra by Singapore’s Pte Ltd can now be found at its home in SM Megamall which features 12 of the best stalls that offer 60 dishes coming from the cuisines of Singapore, Hong Kong, Malacca in Malaysia, and more.
Noche: Dine in the Dark Manila is the first and only restaurant that not only has its customers dine in total darkness but also, is served by the blind or visually-impaired staff. Noche will open starting October 14 (Friday), and will accommodate guests into a unique dining experience every Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on two dinner services - 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm.
Well, not really a zoo (though people have brought coffee cups in zoos). An animal themed café just opened at Alphaland Makati Place and it’s got people going ga-ga over (stuffed) animals: Zoo Coffee. ZOO + COFFEE = LOVE. Zoo Coffee just opened their doors, and it may be Makati’s new hotbed. Zoo Coffee is a Korean café franchise founded in 2009. To date, it has over 100 stores in South Korea alone, with branches in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Taiwan. If you have a thing for Korean dramas, you may recognize the logo from the “Innocent Man”. While the K-Drama certainly helped in its popularity, Zoo Coffee […]
If you’ve always been a marine lover, you’re going to love this newest concept café in the metro: Café Aquatica, a fish store and concept café found in Promenade, San Juan. CAFÉ AQUATICA. A fish shop and a concept cafe Café Aquatica takes you to an adventure of fun, food, and fish. As you enter the place, walls display colorful aquariums with fishes swimming around much to the guests’ delight. These aquariums hold prized fishes, making you feel like you are in some underwater restaurant dining along with these beautiful marine creatures. This restaurant aims to be a fish shop and a café, where animal-loving guests can […]
Let’s face it: no one likes to work on an empty stomach. It doesn’t matter if you’re a laborer, the head honcho, or a student. It’s also true that while you might find good food, you won’t be able to concentrate if you don’t have a place suited for your work. This is where The Study in Katipunan, Quezon City comes in. A SPACE FOR IDEAS as well as good food. Photo courtesy of The Study Facebook page. The easiest way to describe The Study is it’s a combination of a library and a restaurant in a single area, with cubicles given to those who want a more […]
The communal dining scene in Hole in the Wall will make you love it even more. HOLE IN THE WALL. This is Manila’s Most Celebrated Food Hall found in Makati City. Photo grabbed from Hole in the Wall’s Facebook page Hole in the Wall is one of the most sought-after places in Makati because of its bustling culinary scene. People come in here to check out the variety of eateries they can choose to get their meals from, all while dining in their 500-seater food hall. Hole in the Wall was conceptualized by Charles Paw and his chef partners, who wanted to bring a “unique food experience” in […]
Parents have told their kids for ages not to play whenever they’re eating. This has been a standard for centuries, regardless if it’s your home dinner table or the local diner… that is, until you set foot inside Laruan Atbp. Café in Quezon City. THEY TAKE FOOD AND GAMES seriously at Laruan Atbp. One of the newer restaurants along the city’s famous food crawl destination Maginhawa St., Laruan Atbp. is nothing short of paradise for the young at heart. Board games, card games, comic books… oh, and of course, good food. GAMES AND COMICS GALORE! Where in the city can you find such a wonderful combination? For […]
For the artists and art-enthusiasts, this place is for you. Artists Haven Café in Parañaque takes you in a gallery slash café slash home that will tell you a lot about art. Artists Haven is located at BF Homes in Parañaque City. Popular to those who take interests on art, it has become a go-to place for those who would like to relax, dine, and talk about art and all its beauty. Initially an art gallery, the place is adorned with paintings made by local artists so it’s really like you’re dining in a painting exhibit. It all began when a group of friends in the 80s would […]
Rice bowls done Your Way If you’ve ever fancied a bowl of rice as something more than, well, a bowl of rice, then Ricing Bowl in Makati is the place for you. A “RICING” PROSPECT. Ricing Bowl in Makati takes a bowl of rice and lets you have your way with it. Ricing Bowl takes the humble bowl of rice and elevates it with, as the restaurant puts it, “great combinations of veggies, meats, and Asian sauces.” OPTIONS. You’re given a choice from these three favourites (from L-R): Lemongrass Fish, Liempo, and Pandan Chicken, which, sadly, no photo was available. This is not, however, your standard fall-in-line, pick-from-our-menu kind of […]
Manila’s pioneering Dog Cafe Barkin’ Blends Dog Café is Manila’s first Dog Café with a unique concept to a café experience among domesticated dog lovers. Located at Katipunan Avenue, the café also serves heartwarming meals and beverages on the side. The café is separated into two different units; Human and Dog zones. Human zone is the place for payment, registration, and guidelines for safety. There’s a single entry Entrance Fee of P190 inclusive of any drinks. A single entry purchased is non-transferrable and each guest is allowed to stay for 2 hours only inside the dog zone. The dog zone on the other hand houses its own group of dogs […]
They said that you can have everything, but not all at once, although Max’s Group, Inc (MGi) believes that you can with their newly launched dining concept Burgos Eats. Their prominent brands such as Yellow Cab, Pancake House, Teriyaki Boy, Krispy Kreme and Jamba Juice have been all gathered together in a shared space where diners can have the best of five brands all in one sitting. The multi-format dining concept of MGi allows diners to order items on the menu from the five restaurants within the shared space. There’s no need to worry anymore if you’re getting your Japanese fix at Teriyaki Boy but at the same time craving […]
Mabuhay Restop is not your typical everyday café or restaurant. Yes it offers hearty food and good ambience but everything there is done in the context of the Filipino culture, highlighting the best of it and letting people engage in it in fun and memorable ways. It is a restaurant that has more than just food to offer, but a beautiful spectrum of what Philippine culture is about with a focus on nation building. Upon entering, one will instantly notice the vibrant, distinctly Filipino interiors and the warm hospitality of the staff. A social enterprise inspired by Gawad Kalinga (GK), it is an establishment with the heart to showcase the […]
After Maginhawa, Metro Manila’s northern food scene welcomes another exciting entrant in the food park landscape. Box Park, a cool place where food stalls come in container shacks opened this month in Quezon City and has been drawing crowds with its variety of food offerings. Bring your family and friends for the ultimate food trip at this hip hub for all hungry foodies. Here’s the list of the shops: BoxYard101 (Australian beef burgers and steaks) Porkfolio (pork crackling dishes) The Pie Guys (The Mashinator pie) Thai Food (Bangkok-style street food) Baste & Taste (comfort food – pasta, chicken etc.) Kazam Kebab House (Mediterranean food galore) Plaza de Taqueria Mexicana Cantina […]
Unique Concept, Substantial Flavors One of Manila’s breakthrough restaurants centrally located in Burgos Circle in Bonifacio Global City offers the quirky concept of comfort and unapologetic food combined. FAT (yes, the unhealthy stuff) Restaurant has been creating buzz among the growing foodies population in the metro. This new fat-themed restaurant helmed by Chef Khel Zaguirre of the famous Locavore in Kapitolyo Pasig City introduces popular all-time favorite dishes with interesting twists that are rich and tasty in a substantial way. The look of this modern 2-floor restaurant is simple, stripped-down, and straightforward with a contemporary feel. Its themed paintings, plain tables and wooden chairs and subdued hanging lamps give the diner a […]
If heaven is a place on Earth, it must be The Haven at the Velvet Friends Cat Café in Blue Bay Walk, Pasay. On soft opening since Independence Day, it is the home of 14 soft-pawed felines whose job is to bring joy to passersby and guests. – COFFEE MAKES EVERYTHING POSSIBLE. Unlike other cat cafes in the Metro, the cafe is separated from the cat play area. – WELCOME. The maneki-neko welcomes the visitors of Velvet Friends. – It may come out as a surprise that before venturing to cats, owner Chito Aclon is a certified dog lover, and before that, a rabbit person. Together with Mrs. Venus Salangsang, […]
IT’S A CAT! It’s a cat! – Cat Café Manila all started when Anna Calvo took a cat from a shelter two years ago. From there, together with the experience of having visited a cat café in Japan, she began to be keen on opening a cat café of her own. In partnership with CARA (Compassion and Responsibility for Animals), the café gave around ten stray cats a home in the form of a café, each greeting a new customer with an affectionate purr. To keep everyone’s peace of mind, the cats were vaccinated from disease. If there is a favorite among the cats, it is possible to be a foster […]
Home of the famous B-side, The Collective is good food, music, art and more. If you’re longing for a place where you can spend your weekends lounging and indulging in art, crafts, music and great food, go no further than The Collective in Malugay, Makati. The Collective is a big courtyard with a collection of unique shops and hangouts for the young and hip crowd. It is a great meeting place for artists, entrepreneurs, and free spirits, especially during weekends when The Collective’s biggest bar, B-Side, organizes gigs played by underground indie bands. B-side is popular for its alternative, progressive rock scene as well as its Irie Sundays, when the […]