When you say the words los indios bravos in the Philippines, it usually brings to mind the group that Dr. Jose Rizal established in Europe with other Filipino intellectuals to promote national pride. In Boracay, the same words are associated with more than just that group of people: it’s also the name of one of the island’s best restaurants. PREPARE TO BE BLOWN AWAY. Los Indios Bravos, or “The Brave Natives, really takes it to its diners with international cuisine and an all-Filipino beer line-up. Los Indios Bravos is a gastropub run by the food-loving tandem of Tantan Rosal and Heather Williams. Their kitchen is helmed by Chef […]
Fine dining and the beach rarely mix. You would either need to talk to a restaurant owner and ask them for a special dinner service… or go to Boracay and get your meal at Christina’s. Christina’s is one of Henann Regency’s in-house restaurants located right on the beach. It completes the Regency Food Plaza by offering some of the best international cuisine you’ll get next to Hap Chan’s authentic Chinese cuisine and Mesa’s Filipino dishes. They mainly cater to Henann Regency’s guests who stay in their suites, but are open to the public if they have room. FINE DINING ON THE BEACH. That’s what you’ll get at Christina’s. […]
Rooftop venues always make a great dining place for hotels, especially if it offers a spectacular view of a landscape setting. Check out The Nest at Vivere Hotel at the South, where you can have a pleasurable dining in the sky, day and night. THE NEST. Found at Vivere Hotel in Alabang where you can have a romantic dining experience Located at the topmost floor of Vivere Hotel in Alabang, The Nest takes pride of its 360 degree scenic view by the bay. It is known as the tallest building among the hotels nestled in Alabang. In its veranda, you can have an early evening sunset as a […]
Most people who hear the name Flatiron will think of one thing: New York City. However, if you venture into the posh Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City, you’ll be associating it with something else… something that will satisfy your eyes and taste buds. ELEVATED COMFORT FOOD. Say hello to Flatiron. They’re dead serious about bringing you the best comfort food in town. More than its namesake building in NYC, Flatiron pertains to the lone cooking tool used in their dishes, as sous-chef Kirk Ngo explains. “The concept started with us pertaining to a single cooking tool to name our new restaurant after. It also gave birth to […]
Comfort food has always been, and will always be a part of anyone’s diet. It’s what we go for when we’re not even thinking about what to eat. At Come Forth Kitchen, comfort food is taken to a new level. #ComeOneComeForth. It’s a place where you’re beckoned to come forth and dine on comfort food. Come Forth Kitchen’s name is a play on the word comfort, as well as an invitation to enjoy it. This family-run restaurant specializes in comfort food that’s inspired by food from all over the place. AAAAAHDOBO. Yes, that’s what this dish is called. Yours at only P250. This is not your […]
Because of the owners’ love for travelling across Europe, their attraction to stylish European home interior, and fondness for local European cuisine, they decided to open a new member of the 1771 restaurants in the metro: Café 1771. Cozy ambience, well-lit interiors Café 1771 did capture the European theme it desires. From the calm shades of the wallpapers, the elegant set of furniture and decorations, up to the arrangement of the tables, all are set up as if you are welcomed in a modest country house. As for the food, you can choose from different international cuisines and traditional Filipino ones. They have hearty breakfast meals, from favourite […]
If you’re looking for a restaurant where you can have a special and intimate dining with your loved one, see Lusso. Lusso is an al fresco dining place located at Greenbelt 5 in Makati City. This exquisite resto is owned by Margarita Forés, who was recently recognized as Asia’s best female chef. LAMB SHANK OSSOBUCO (P950) and PROSCIUTTO GALLONI GOLD (P545) Lusso has that hotel-restaurant vibe when you walk towards the place. Albeit small, its posh interiors work well to give that al fresco dining experience to its customers. With gold and white as its motif, it’s as sleek as it can be with every item […]
Enjoy a wide variety of fresh and high quality fusion cuisine at Cucina, Marco Polo Hotel’s buffet restaurant. Here chefs create their masterpiece dishes at the counter and serve you fresh and hot food straight away. The theme of the menu changes every day offering Filipino, Spanish, Italian and other international cuisines. Sometimes Cucina serves special fare like a whole roasted young pig and a whole tuna that add extra excitement to its diners’ buffet experience. Cucina’s fresh cheese and cured ham are imported from Italy and France making the restaurant a global journey of the palate in many ways. Rich and flavorful options of creative world cuisines are made […]
Adding to SM Megamall’s crowd-drawing features is the Mega Food Hall. Aside from the food court at the main building, Mega Food Hall is the newest foodie destination in the city. The grub hub is located at the 5th floor of Fashion Hall, SM Megamall’s 101,000-sqm recent expansion that also houses retail shops, dining establishments, an IMAX Theater, a new Olympic-sized skating rink, a 14-lane bowling center. The Mega Food Hall has 12 food stalls offering scrumptious international and local comfort cuisines like Yakitori One, The Halal Guys, and more.
Located inside White Knight, a boutique hotel located in Intramuros, is Coco Bango Café—a personal favorite of the locals that has garnered regular patrons. The café serves no-nonsense comfort food ranging from Filipino to Italian, Japanese, Chinese, European, and Spanish cuisine. It may be too many of a choice for a restaurant but Coco Bango is able to deliver high quality dishes. A favorite amongst its patrons is the classic Beef ala Bulalo, a guilty pleasure dish perfect for the cold and rainy days, the fat from the Bulalo is considered the best part so don’t leave it out. Beef ala Bulalo (P305) Those looking for the crispier side […]
Bask in the view that The Verandah offers. – The premier bar and restaurant of the Out of the Blue Resort and Villas, the services of The Verandah is reflective of the view their name could possibly give. Located in a resort hotel on the third floor, one can experience the pleasant sea breeze, without any disruption. – Helpful and friendly staff ready to assist your every need. – Just like what its name suggest, The Verandah is styled like an open porch where customers are free to take pleasure of the luxurious view and food in a price worth the money. The usual visitors of the place are those […]
It’s not that difficult to find Orange Whisk Restaurant and Patisserie along the food strip of Aguirre Avenue. For one thing, the restaurant has a big sign up front, not to mention a bright orange color that is, without a doubt, hard to miss. The restaurant is a joint project of Isaiah Ortega and Pastry Chef Korinne Lirio, who have come up with a selection of dishes that are deceivingly simple yet comforting and delicious. Among the favorites are their Burger Steak with Blue Cheese Mushroom Cream Sauce – a dish of Kutayama Wagyu steak on a bed of mashed potatoes drizzled with mushroom sauce – and Wagyu Saikoro Steak, […]
Located at The Nielson Tower in Ayala Triangle, Blackbird is making a smooth landing as a dining and leisure destination in Makati. This Aviation-theme restaurant is the spearheaded by Chef Colin Mackay, who is also the man behind the popular Sala and People’s Palace restaurants. Originally the home of the country’s first commercial airport, Manila International Airport, the Neilson Tower remains to be the only pre World War II structure in Makati. Blackbird interior has been lavishly redeveloped while maintaining the integrity of the original Art Deco design. Entrance to the Grillroom Blackbird Grillroom. This is main dining room used to be the passenger terminal. The Blackbird Lounge. The bar and […]
Located at the 3rd floor of the F1 Hotel in Taguig, F All Day Dining or “F” is both an a la carte and buffet restaurant that offers a wide range of international cuisines. You can only expect nothing but great tasting food as it is managed by Chef Sau del Rosario, who was featured in Primer Magazine: Manila Star Chef (August issue). He has appeared on few television shows and advertisements. He is also known for opening The Museum Cafe in Ayala Museum. One unique thing about “F” is that every year, “F” highlights Filipino dishes. They celebrate the LuzViMinDa festival wherein they feature 3 chefs who prepare popular delicacies from […]
A Taste of LA Cafe has an atmosphere of an old and classic Spanish-style mansion. It is divided into 5 rooms: dining, loft, coffee counter, tea room and the bar. You can joy your meal anytime at your favourite spot. Since there is a major TV network near, a lot of regular customers are celebrities. They offer international cuisines. The most popular is the pasta, fondue and homemade pizzeria baked in an oven.
Grandad’s Grill and Deli is a home kitchen type of restaurant that offers freshly mizono-style grilled steaks and different international cuisines for a reasonable price. It is owned by famous Filipina TV Host Mariel Rodriguez’s grandfather, Mr. Rafael Sazon. Even if Grandad’s only opened in 2011, Mr. Sazon is not a newbie in the food business. He ran a Japanese restaurant and a steak business back in ’84. Until now, he is still selling raw steaks in Grandad’s and supplies other restaurants in the metro. The meats are imported from Australia. They sell it at around P1.00 per 1.25 grams. Lamb Chops (250 to 350 grams, P1.75 per gram) One […]
Mamou is a popular shop in Serendra, Fort Bonifacio. This was opened in 2011. Its menu is inspired by International cuisine with a plain and simple taste made with homemade ingredients. Some of their famous cuisines are the USDA Prime Grade Porterhouse Steak, a dry and juicy aging beef produced in the U.S.A for 28 days; Pia’s Garlic Noodle, a large lobster, that is produced in U.S.A, with noodles or rice as side-dish and seasoned with two types of vinegar, lemon butter and garlic. Mamou is known for its delicious steak cutlets. This restaurant’s Kurobuta Mamou-Katsu is very original. You can eat it either with white buttered parsley rice or red buttered […]
A restaurant with a sophisticated atmosphere, an outdoor terrace, original Italian and Japanese cuisine, Torch Restaurant is called an “international fusion cuisine” restaurant. They offer dishes at an affordable price such as the Salpicao Medallion- US Angus beef wrapped in bacon and served in a sizzling plate, Cheesesteak and Gambas, and now their latest dish, the Ramen Burger: grilled noodles and hamburger sandwich with fried egg and fresh vegetables.
Brasserie Boneme is a restaurant that serves international cuisine and lets you enjoy eating your meal with a glass of wine. This restaurant is ideal for lunchtime. When dining there, check out the restaurant’s prix fixe menu (P550, tax not included). However, if you only want to have a light meal, you could order one of Brasserie’s sandwiches that are made from varieties of bread, such as baguette and panini.