In November 2008, Cicou opened and offered genuine French cuisine at the Pearl of the Orient. This restaurant serves authentic French dishes, but also finds a way to casually include the Filipino culture and the different flavors of its cuisine. Lamb Shank One of this restaurant’s delicious dishes is The Lamb, elaborate roasted meat fillet wrapped in herbs. The luscious meat used in this dish is even imported from Australia! If you are not in the mood for meat, then try Cicou’s tuna belly. This is dish grilled and spiced to perfection, topped with a refreshing sauce. Cicou’s also offers a wide variety of desserts, and among the 12 it offers, […]
In Fort Bonifacio, the famous L’Aubergine serves genuine French cuisine. It has a spacious, glass-enclosed kitchen that allows you to witness how their wonderful dishes are created. L’Aubergine gets its ingredients from different countries such as Norway, France, and Australia. From these ingredients, delicate and artistic dishes are then created by their skilled chefs. One of the items that you must try is the foie gras and the Duck Breast Delight (photo 1). The combination of these 2 is just simply exquisite! Don’t forget to sample L’Aubergine’s wide assortment of wines that is more than 140 different types if wine. Also, good news for those who are into sweets! You shall definitely be satisfied […]
For more than 10 years, Champetre has been serving genuine French cuisine in the well-developed district of Fort Bonifacio. The chef of this restaurant came from the old region of Champagne and is said to have started cooking at a very young age. Champetre’s menu is simple and elegant, with the aim of achieving that rustic feel, similar to the ones in the French countryside. Each food item is cooked with passion and dedication that customers will definitely taste once they have eaten there. The homemade foei gras terrine served with brioche and berry campote (photo 2) uses foei gras that is bought from France. It is a dish that you should certainly try. On the other […]
The hottest curry shop in Ortigas is also in Fort Bonifacio. IZUMI is a bar in Fort Bonifacio Global City that has a wide variety of sake/liquors and a modern interior. According to the chef, he imports the best Japanese ‘black beef’ you cannot get in the Philippines. If you are a big fan of sake, you will most likely fall in love with this restaurant. Originated in Ozaka, Izumi Curry made its way to the Philippines. Its popularity easily boomed because aomers have tried their branch in H lot of custong Kong. Many Filipino appreciate the Japanese style curry because it’s fruity, sweet and not too spicy. It is […]
Despite being in a very hectic city, the White Moon Bar is a bar in Manila where you can feel like you are in a resort. Once you lean on the sofa outside the bar, you will quickly forget about your busy life. Moreover, it is also the ideal venue to have a romantic date. The price ranges of cocktails, bottles of wines, and breakfast meals, such as cheese and tapas, are P192- P230, P800, and P220- P250 respectively. Drinking cucumber mojitos (which contains a great amount of cucumber) or spicy mango margaritas while watching the sunset creates really relaxing and satisfying moments.
Stella Bistro & Rocket Room is a bar and restaurant that is like a secret base where you can have fun with your friends. It has an interior that exudes a retro ambiance that reminds you of the 70’s and the 80’s. One-third of the floor space is for the bar and the other part is for the restaurant, which offers Californian cuisine and tapas. Stella’s signature dish is its pizza, baked in an oven brick. Its ‘Fire Roasted Truffle Mushroom Pizza’ uses fresh ingredients from the area and goat cheese from Davao. Customers can also enjoy choosing their wine, which are placed in the kitchen and the wine shelf. Stella […]
You’ll never forget Buddha Bar Manila the moment you hear its name. Buddha Bar has branches in 9 cities worldwide such as Paris, Washington and Mexico. Its unique atmosphere and authentic dishes are highly praised by famous celebrities around the world. Pay attention not only to its cuisine, but also to its ethnic interior. Inside the spacious restaurant with its gorgeous chandelier, the statue of Buddha watches you. There are promo schedules such as Business Lunch (12:00 pm – 2:30 pm on weekdays) and Happy Hours (3:00 pm – 7:00 pm) wherein you can have a 50% discount. You shouldn’t miss this opportunity!
THE DISTILLERY is a pub that excites most people, especially men, because it is like a hiding place. This bar has various kinds of imported beer and whiskey. People who love high quality liquor gather here every night. The prices of its beers is at around P100 and up. Because of its friendly atmosphere, people who are new the place start to drink beer cheerfully as time goes by. For now, THE DISTILLERY has three branches: one in the Fort, on Jupiter Street and in Eastwood.
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. If you are a wine fanatic, then this is a place that you can call paradise. The modern European-style interior, which is decorated with vintage furnishings, gives out a high-end atmosphere. CAV is a restaurant that serves wine and food with reasonable prices. From a P350 to a P200, 000 bottle of wine, this restaurant recommends a wide range of fine wine that comes from all around the world. It is said by one of the staff that the wine they offer are not of the same prices as the ones being sold in supermarkets. Customers can also try CAV’s wine tasting […]
The Skye Lounge is at the roof of a building near High Street. It can accommodate more than 500 people. During afternoon, this place gives you a sense of freedom because of the bright surrounding, but once the sun has already set, customers can enjoy viewing the Makati scenery at night, turning the atmosphere in the lounge romantic. Skye Lounge’s Tapas Rockefeller (Picture 4) which has fresh oysters and paella (Picture 5) are its recommended dishes. Gambas (P360+), a dish that has olive oil and shrimps, and paella (P682+) are also some of the items in Skye Lounge that you might want to try. Oyster Rockfeller (P340+), on the other […]
It’s recommended that you visit DRAFT if you want to drink draft beer from Europe in Manila. Beer kegs, such as Holand’s Heineken and Belgium’s Chimay, from European countries are directly imported in here and only last for 2 months, which shows how famous this restaurant is. This restaurant’s cuisine is also a must try! DRAFT has various kinds of authentic dishes that have big serving. This is true, even for their side dishes! This spacious restaurant has a wooden interior that creates a classic atmosphere.
THE ROADHOUSE MANILA BAY is a bar and restaurant that has a ‘rock n roll and bike’ concept. You can easily locate this place because it is near the MOA EYE, the ferris wheel in SM MOA, and has Harley-Davidsons parked at its storefront. Inside the restaurant, there are guitars signed by Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen. You will surely enjoy them even though you are not a fan of any of them. After around 8:30 pm, there are live performances inside the restaurant and if you perform with them (as a guest performer), you can have a glass of beer. There are plenty of dishes on the menu which have […]
The only branch of the famous Hilltop Streetin the Philippines lies in the busy city of Makati. Inside the café, music fans will surely be amazed upon seeing the guitars of famous rock stars Keith Richards and Bon Jovi. The Hard Rock Café has 3 kinds of bars namely the Guitar, the Piano and the Sax Bar that can accommodate 800 people. Live performances are held in here every night! The ‘Hurricane’ (P360) is the signature drink of the Hard Rock Café that you can find in its every branch. This is a must try! Last 2013, it is said that Steven Tyler, the famous vocalist of the band Aerosmith, visited […]
Once you cross the doorstep of Murphy’s Irish Pub, you might feel like you are in Ireland and forget that you are in the Philippines! Of course, it’s a must that you try the Irish ale that this pub offers. Guinness Draught (with which most of us are familiar with) and Murphy’s Irish Stout (which you might not be familiar with; see picture 3) are just some of the available beers in here. Beside from imported beers, Murphy’s also offers a great number of Filipino beers. Numerous British dishes that go well with beer are also available here. They serve Fish and Chips (Picture 2) in big servings. French Fries and […]
You could feel a luxurious ambiance in OPUS because of its high-class interior, giving you a taste of what’s it like to be a VIP. Customers can eat and drink in its dining area and dance freely at the spacious lounge area. You can also enjoy performances of top DJs in the Philippines regularly, listen to 90’s music on Tuesdays, dance with the beat of HIP HOP on Wednesdays, and listen to the Top 40 music on Thursdays to Saturdays. Opus is divided into three bars, and the most impressive among them is the ART BAR LOUNGE.
(UPDATE: This restaurant is closed.) BAR M is affiliated to MASSETO, a restaurant located in Salcedo Village. This bar is the perfect place to unwind, especially when you have just finished your meal in MASSETO. BAR M has a great line up of Japanese whiskey namely Yamazaki, Hibiki, Yoichi, Shirasu, and Taketsuru that you might want to try. It also has other prime spirits, such as Lagavulin, Laphroaig, and Talisker.
Patio Jardin is an event space ran by Japanese Consultancy Service Inc. It is just a 5-minute walk from the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines. This place is used for seminars, wedding parties, birthday parties, etc. In addition, it also offers catering services that fit the budget of the customer; hence, you don’t need to stress over money matters. Aside from those services, Patio Jardin also has a projector, audio and lighting equipment that will make your event more memorable.
Liquid Pool and Lounge is a night club in which you need to bring your own swimsuit; a concept that is certainly unique. While drinking beer or cocktails, you can swim in the pool or even talk to your friends in the Jacuzzi and when you don`t feel like swimming anymore, you can just dance or relax in the lounge area. Customers can also enjoy eating Liquid Pool’s wide variety of dishes that have big servings. This is the perfect place to visit after or during the weekends.
SEVENTH HIGH is a club and disco located along the 7th Avenue. This club is simply unique in terms of the size of the floor, the DJs whose performances are world-class and its music selection. Most of the regular DJs and MCs in Seventh High are famous artists, who know how to rouse their audience, entertaining them with songs ranging from Mashup 40’s, HIP HOP, and club music. Moreover, the club is lit by dreamy LED lights that are very mesmerizing to look at. Guests will surely have a great time in witnessing the combined exhibition of lights and music. With regards to its capacity, Seventh High can accommodate to […]
Prive Luxury Club is one of the few exclusive clubs in Manila. Its interior, which is designed by the creator of REPUBLIQ, is not only luxurious but also stylish. After 12 midnight, you can expect a great number of people, especially celebrities, to mingle and have fun. Prive Luxury Club gives a great display of lights and entertaining sounds in order to present a perfect night to its patrons. It’s an ideal place for events such as Halloween, Christmas, and New Year parties. From time to time, this club invites famous DJs from abroad. It is recommended that you check its website before coming because there is a dress code […]
In Palladium, many of today’s young generation dance ’til morning. It is the biggest night club in Makati, with two floors and over 300 seats. It can accommodate 800 partygoers. Events, which usually need invitations to get in, are held in this club. Many Europeans also come to Palladium. You can enjoy listening to R&B and top 40 on Fridays and you can also have fun with electro and house music on Saturdays.
The Spanish-Filipino restaurant Azul, which means blue in English, is located near the Manila Bay. This restaurant serves delicious Spanish cuisine with fresh seafood (such as oysters, mussels, crab, and shrimp cocktail) freshly caught from the nearby sea. Paella Mixta (P850), a typical Spanish dish, is a must-try. Also try the very popular Sizzling Alimango (P575), which is best eaten while it is sizzling hot. *** Suggestions: When you want to happily eat with your friends/ family Atmosphere: Clean bright store Budget: P1, 000 Recommended Menu: Paella Mixta (P850)
La Cocia de Tita Moning is a Spanish restaurant that is only available to those who make reservations. This restaurant is actually the renovated Legarda house, home of Mr. Alejandro Legarda and his wife. La Cocina de Tita Moning’s sophisticated design, which includes antique cameras, radio, and other ornaments, exudes a very nostalgic mood. When you step into the hallway facing San Rafael Street, you can see the museum that is filled with paintings and antiques. When it comes to food, this restaurant’s pumpkin soup showcases the sweet and mellow taste of a pumpkin, while the typical national dish of Spain, paella Valencia gouna,’ has a colorful taste of paprika and […]
At the back of Bel-Air Soho is a charming building that seems to be from rural Europe. When you enter this place, there is actually a Spanish restaurant with red and white gingham tabletops! The wooden interior of this place gives off a warm ambiance. The dishes in La Tienda are just exquisite. Aside from serving great cuisine, their prices are more reasonable compared to other Spanish restaurants. Since its opening in 1998, La Tienda upholds the taste and quality of its dishes; thus, housing a lot of regular customers. Other than being a restaurant, this place has a bar, which is very popular once the sun goes down. Suggestions: Dinner with your friend or […]