FOOD Restaurants in the Philippines
The biggest consequence one could think of when leaving home for work or any other reason is missing home itself. This is what a group of friends from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland felt. They longed for their home so much they decided to open a restaurant that would eventually heal their homesickness especially their longing for Bavarian food and beverages. Brotzeit which originally began in Singapore opened its first store in the Philippines last 2013 at Edsa Shangri-La Mall. The name of the restaurant comes from two German words: Brot for bread and Zeit for time, and when combined, expresses an invitation for a meal. Thus, making it a direct […]
Roasted and Fired Up at STELLA Stella is a wood fire bistro located at Bonifacio High Street where you can savor a fresh cuisine of West Coast, the Mediterranean, and South America. The dishes are cooked using natural wood, a cooking technique that allows the flavor aromas to bloom. Dig-in to their Black Pepper Crab Cream (P295) a light and refreshing pasta consisting of malagos pecorino and a fresh lemon that makes the difference. Taste the difference of a wood fire pizza such as their Cured Bacon (P350) consisting of double smoked bacon, maple cured, carbonara cream, and eggs. Enjoy a heartful snack with their Piri Piri Chilean Mussels (P550) […]
Dine at this new star in the heart of Manila! Located at the corner of P. Noval and Dapitan streets, The Eatles is your British take on the American diner — from the friendly and welcoming ambiance to the superb food carefully prepared and served. DIFFERENT INSIDE OUT. With flashing lights and a drum set right beside their name signage, this diner is pretty hard to miss! The moment you enter their doors that doubles as a telephone booth (yes, a real one!), you’d feel like you’re in a different world. The British memorabilia on display paired with songs from UK’s pop legend, The Beatles, make it seem like diners […]
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 […]
A quaint restaurant, Patio de Conchita— takes the carenderia concept to a whole new level and is charmingly located in a Spanish house in Intramuros, Manila. Its ambiance and cheap price have made it a favorite amongst the workers and students in the area during lunchtime. The process of ordering is called turo-turo where customers point with their fingers which food they want on their plate. Patio de Conchita serves everyday Filipino dishes and with the myriad of choices, customers can keep coming back and get something new each time. Patio de Conchita may not boast the same sophistication as the upscale establishments around Intramuros, but the cheap price tag […]
Get your money’s worth with affordable and delightful meals at Marso Café and Restaurant located at Intramuros, Manila. Marso serves classic Filipino dishes paired with classic Filipino desserts. A quintessential dish in any Filipino household is the Pancit Bihon that is believed to grant people with a longer lifespan, it has become a tradition to serve this dish during celebrations. Pancit Bihon/Canton Guisado (P120) Sizzled in perfection, the Sizzling Seafood is a mainstay dish for any occasion. Topped with seafoods such as shrimp and squid, this dish is perfect partner for a bottle of beer. Sizzling Seafood (P155) Don’t forget to order the Halo-halo, a classic Filipino dessert. […]
Get a sweet dose of churros and chocolate goodness at Cioccolata Churros Café located at the ground floor of the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila. Expect nothing but great and delicious fresh-from-the-fryer churros made by the hotel’s pastry chef together with the LPU Culinary Institute’s pastry students. Churros is best paired with a cup of warm coffee or a chilling frappuccino drink. Churros with hot Spanish chocolate dip (P75) and coffee caramel dip (P90) paired with Irish Cream Mocha drink (P120) Get your chocolate fix in Cioccolata and if you happen to be craving for more food then you can visit Rafaelle that is just two […]
Dine at 9 Spoons—a chic and elegant restaurant located at the penthouse of the Bayleaf Hotel serving heritage dishes. Those seeking for an al fresco dining experience can opt for the Sky Deck View Bar (given that it’s not raining) where guests can enjoy their food with the panoramic view of the Manila skyline. And for those looking to fill their hungry tummies—a buffet lunch is offered from Mondays thru Fridays at 9 Spoons, whilst a dinner buffet is also present and is best enjoyed in the Sky Deck accompanied with live performances suited to complement the dining experience of the guests. Enjoy this sumptuous buffet […]
California-styled burgers and sandwiches right within our very own metro. CaliBurger is an international brand of US burger joints established in California known for its “Cali-inspired” burgers, sandwiches, fries and milkshakes. It offers premium burgers made from select fresh ingredients and 100% pure beef worth raving about. The good news is, CaliBurger Philippines currently has two outlets, one in Century City Mall Makati and another in Timog Quezon City serving both the south and north parts of the metro. Cali Burger in Century City Mall has some cool semblance of sunny California (of course!) with a modern, stylish design and a free spirit vibe. It has a nautical […]
Delve in a gastronomic western journey at The Raffaele Woodfired Pizza located in the 3rd floor of The Bayleaf Intramuros where guests can enjoy a sumptuous feast of Western comfort food. Start the meal with a delectable dose of Gamberetti consisting of white shrimps drenched in a mouth-watering sauce consisting of preserved lemons, garlic, chili, and an ingredient that adds twist—almonds. Gamberetti (P380) Living to its name “woodfired”, Raffaele serves guests the quintessential Florentine dish—The Bistecca, a carnivorous Florentine steak that has been cooked to perfection using a wood-fired oven. Bistecca (P1,700) The dining experience won’t be complete without another quintessential dish—pizza! The […]
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 […]
A Dainty Cupcakery Serving Good Comfort Food It’s not always that you find a cupcake shop with interiors as interesting as Vanilla Cupcakes which echoes themed cupcake shops and bakeries usually found in Tokyo and Seoul. As one of the earliest cupcake shops to hit the Philippines, Vanilla Cupcake is known for its delectable, dainty looking cupcakes—but did you know that Vanilla Cupcakes also serve warm comforting meals that is the perfect fare while you catch up with your friends? Have your fill in any of the filling budget meals by Vanilla Cupcake Bakery Creamy Zesty Chicken Pesto Pasta and Healthy Tuna Cheese Melt Sandwich – only PHP249 After you […]
A one-stop diner for burger and shawarma cravings—Yvan Navy is located in IntraMall at Intramuros serving workers and students alike with guilty pleasure comfort food. From exterior to interior—Yvan Navy is a no-nonsense comfort food place. Get your fix with a Quarter Pounder, and don’t forget to drizzle some hot sauce on it for that kick. Quarter Pounder (P100) Yvan Navy gets jam-packed during peak hours, so the best time to go would be in the afternoon when the crowd is not as heavy.
Celebrate the rich history of the Philippines in the company of delectable food in Barbara’s—located at Intramuros where the seat of government used to reign. Guests can immerse themselves in the charm of the centuries past with Barbara’s Spanish colonial interiors while savoring the Spanish-Filipino cuisine accompanied by live music and traditional Filipino dance. Barbara offers a lunch buffet and a dinner buffet, but guests can also opt for the ala carte menu. A recommended dish is the Chicken Flambe—infused with the aroma of spirits by bursting it into flames. Chicken Flambe (P490) Head to the cafe after a sumptuous meal and enjoy a cup of coffee—a good and relaxing […]
Nono's by Classic Confections offers a wide array of cakes and sweets, among which are the award-winning Nono's Chocolate Oblivion and Sylvia's Strawberry Shortcake, which are both named after Chef Baba's parents. Chef Baba Ibazeta Benedicto is at the helm of these confections, which are perfect for all occasions. Even though Classic Confections at Greenbelt 5 has permanently closed, there is nothing to worry about as Classic Confections menu is still served inside Nono's: Comfort Food Done Right located at UP Town Center in Quezon City, The Podium in Mandaluyong, and Three Central in Makati.
Serves Up Pizza, New York Style Looking for a quick answer to your huge pizza craving? Let Pizza Warehouse satisfy you big time. And we mean big, literally! This pizza joint serves New-York style pizza and a slice is huge enough to fill you like a full meal. We’re talking 18 inches of pure, tasty, humongous pizza on your table that’s yours for devouring. Pizza Warehouse offers an alternative to the typical pizza menu you usually find elsewhere. Here, the size is big, the toppings over-the-top generous, and the taste satisfies any raging tummy. Pizza Warehouse started in April of 2014 with its maiden location at the 2nd Floor of […]
Experience healthy dining in style in Kitchen 1B located at KL Tower, Legazpi Village. Upon entering, an assortment of festive colors captivate the guests. The open kitchen concept is ideal for those who’d like to be entertained as the meals get prepared. Kitchen 1B offers a wholesome alternative to usual dining experiences with their array of fine, nutritious dishes, ensuring that guests leave the restaurant not ony satisfied but feeling healthy as well. Their menu comprises of fill-good and feel-good dishes designed with the diners’ wellness in mind. As with the advocacy to promote healthy living, a salad is an obligatory starter like the Goat Cheese & Marinated Beet Salad. […]
Experience a memorable degustation in Allium located at Legaspi Village under the culinary expertise of Mark Tan, food connoisssuers would remember Chef Mark best for his Studio Kitchen in Alabang. Allium’s concept is providing high quality food at a reasonable price. They may not be the cheapest restaurant around but guests will surely get their money’s worth. Meticulous with every detail, Chef Mark ensures that he gets the best ingredients for his dishes. Majority of the seafoods are flown in fresh from either Japan or France on a weekly basis. The meats are also specialty meats sourced from the best growers that are available. Chef Mark mentions that Allium will […]
Tucked inside a chic wine shop in Legazpi Village is an unassuming door that once unlocked, leads to the Curator – a coffee bar that carries the subtle elegance of rustic design and vestiges of the 1920s prohibition-era. The Curator serves specialty coffee in the morning and transforms into a craft cocktails bar when evening strikes. Cocktails are helmed by Yoma Rivera, the 2014 World Class Bartender of the Year who employs a skillful and meticulous preparation in every drink. Breathe in the enticing aroma of caffeine as early as 7am in the Curator and partner it with a couple of gourmet pastries (the cookies are highly recommend), an experience […]
Enjoy a modern twist to Chinese cuisine at Spring by Ha Yuan located in the vibrant Legazpi Village. Spring by Ha Yuan’s concept is simple, it offers a fresh take on Chinese classics. This no-nonsense diner creates and provides lighter and healthier versions of traditional Chinese favorites that today’s generation of foodies can easily appreciate. Formosa (Taiwanese) Lumpia (P95) Spring by Ha Yuan’s menu makes you feel like being in Chinatown except that you need not go there because the food is as good here – authentic, modern, healthy, innovative, easy on the pocket, just the perfect ingredients to satisfy your Chinese food cravings. Classic Hong Ba Cua Pao (P70) […]
Inspired by the one-way streets of Legazpi Village is One Way. An Italian restaurant whose frontage is painted black and white meant to mimic the colors of a one-way sign. And it is worthwhile to take the way that leads here because it is a dining destination that is sure to please diners in more ways than one. The black-and-white theme follows inside the interiors of the restaurant. One Way is a corner lot making it spacious enough to hold small gatherings. It offers an authentic Italian experience at the heart of Legazpi Village with its fine menu, good service, and characteristic, stylish décor. Seafood Cioppino (P290). Distinct appetizer containing […]
A neighborhood cafe where locals can gather, be inspired and create, brewing along the relaxed and refined street of Perea in Legazpi Village is Local Edition, a café that serves one of the best, grilled cheese in town. Its façade is charmingly catchy and visible therefore there is very little chance for seekers to miss it.
A Chill-Out Café that Nourishes Both Body & Mind Directly adjacent to LIFE Yoga Center is a café that aims to nourish more than just your body. VIBE Café is technically part of the yoga studio, but its eclectic mix of tea, coffee and healthy offerings provide much-needed nourishment both to the yogis and mall-goers alike. A chilled out coffee spot right in the middle of Burgos Circle Located at the second floor of the Forbes Town Mall, beside LiFE Yoga Center, Vibe is also the brainchild of the same people behind LiFE. According to Noelle Rodriguez, the young president behind the undertaking, VIBE was the product of their desire […]