LIST: 7 Underrated Restos and Bars to Visit in Legazpi Village, Makati
Legazpi Village is one the busiest places in Makati. This area is popular for its tree-lined streets, mini gardens, as well as popular and under-the-radar restaurants and cafes. You will surely find anything you’re craving, thanks to its close proximity to a countless food hubs that offer cuisines from across the world.
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If you’re looking for an epic gastronomic adventure with your friends, a laid-back neighborhood where you can have fun, or a silent sanctuary where you can temporarily escape the madness of urban jungles of Manila, this is the perfect place for you! Read on to see some of most underrated places to unwind and chill out after a long day of work, or if you ever feel like it.
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Located in the basement of Corner Exchange Building, Somm’s Table is the brainchild of Michelin-star trained chefs Raphael Gries and Julien Sobolewski. It offers superb French fusion dishes and pastries as well as a great selection of European cold cuts, cheeses, and wines. This restaurant also has special cocktail menus featuring classic drinks and interesting concoctions.
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Recognized by Tatler Dining Philippines as Best New Restaurant for 2022, Txoko Asador is a high-end Spanish restaurant specializing in Basque and Castilian cuisine. It highlights barbecued meats served alongside its modern takes on classic Spanish staples such as croquetas, paella, and gambas. You can also expect a well-curated selection of alcoholic drinks you can enjoy at its special bar.
Mansion Sports Bar and Lounge
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Mansion Sports Bar and Lounge is a newly opened, high-end sports bar along Palanca Street. It is divided into sections filled with comfy couches and long tables, with a huge LCD screen on the wall. The billiard bar is supervised by the legendary Efren “Bata” Reyes. Its champagne room, VIP room, and karaoke room will be available for all kinds of occasions.
Metronome is a French bistro located on the first floor of The Grand Midori. It has a deceptively simple menu filled with tasty treats expertly prepared by veteran chefs Miko and RJ Galang. It has a clean and simple interior reminiscent of Parisian bistros.
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Misto Restaurant and Straight Up Bar, both located on the 35th floor of Seda Residence, offer a panoramic view of the central business district. The former offers a smorgasbord of international flavors ranging from western favorites to Filipino staples, while the latter indulges its guests with great bar chow and alcoholic drinks, with tasteful music playing in the background to boot.
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Established in 2016, Gringo is a homegrown, Latin-Mexican chain offering savory, spicy, succulent selections from South America. Food is great, from the sides to the mains. It has a relaxing ambience, perfect for a casual dinner and quick catch up with family and friends.
Antipodean Coffee Manila
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Arguably one of the best cafes to visit for some steaming cup of joe, Antipodean Coffee Manila also offers Australian and Kiwi food and drinks. It has a comfortable terrace where you can enjoy a relaxing meal with the townscape of Legazpi in the background. Cocktails and beer are also available.